Living Lightly Inspiration

The response to the edible curb side competition has been so far, nothing short of overwhelming …. I’m getting really excited to see the communities that put themselves forward for this and the general response from the broader audience. Keep those emails, comments and facebook likes flowing in.

To keep the momentum going I wanted to introduce you to an amazing family in Northcote Melbourne. Collectively they have decided that enough is enough and this is the year to do something about it. The family, consisting of 2 adults, 2 toddlers, 4 chooks and a cargo bike, have undertaken a self imposed challenge to not only live more lightly but also deliberately, curiously and though experimentation bravely. A familiar story sure, but no less courageous.

Their journey is documented in the fabulous blog: Treading Lightly. Do pop over and see what they are up to – yes they do share successes and disasters! And they are in the process of reclaiming their curb …


What I like best about their journey is their justification for leaving a cushy life and trying something different ..

What if amongst all the scare mongering and fear of change we’ve got so used to trying to cling on to the things that we have, that we’ve missed the opportunity for things that could be. What if it turns out that we don’t need that 100K job, fancy car and trip overseas to be happy but in fact would find far greater satisfaction working part time and spending more time with family, friends and neighbors over a good home brew.

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About Juliette

When Juliette was little, she came home from school and asked her mum in her little teary voice why the other kids at school didn’t like her. Her mum reassured her and said 'Don't worry Juliette, you're just different. That's all.' Since then, aware of her obvious difference to everyone else, Juliette is spending her time doing exactly what people wish to be doing – exactly what she wants. This blog is a celebration of taking a deep breath and just doing it. Currently Juliette can be found sipping tea and gardening somewhere in Central Victoria, Australia with her beloved and their excitable boys. She is also completing her PhD in Civic Agriculture and teaches at RMIT in Sustainable Consumption and Design Activism.

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