To genuinely help a wide range of people to embrace the fitting and retro-fitting of environmentally sound and sustainable products and principles to their homes.
My passion for sustainability started twenty years ago when I was inspired to build a home for my family. At that point I wanted to have the lightest environmental ‘footprint’ possible for the building and garden in order to assist in healing our impact on the planet. I began to notice that people everywhere in Australia seemed almost unconcerned by the amount, size and type of building that was occurring – their ‘footprints’ seemed to be getting larger in terms of both resource usage and floor plan!
Twenty years later I am pleased to say that I feel the tide has shifted and that many more people are embracing sustainability on a number of levels. Most of my philosophies toward reducing the resources required to run a home are being put into practice – a term I call ‘Praxis’. These philosophies include
• using rainwater instead of town water;
• using greywater on the garden;
• utilizing composting toilets to save water in the first place;
• using the sun as a resource to generate electricity and heat water;
• Using kitchen scraps for the production of compost;
I wish to share my passion and knowledge for better praxis in this area with other like-minded people. This consultancy is designed to help others meet their own challenges within their homes.
I feel there is an ever growing need to be responsible towards resources such as electricity, water and gas within the domestic milieu and therefore I feel we need to retrofit and build with this ecological sense in mind.