I’m Tammy, the zero waster behind the blog Gippsland Unwrapped. Actually, my family is on this journey with me, so I often talk about the zero waste challenges we face. I have a husband, seven year old son and five year old daughter. We live on a farm in rural Gippsland, Victoria, Australia so as well as dealing with the challenges presented by having children, we face the challenges of living in a small geographically isolated population. With some effort we have been able to reduce our landfill to just a few items that fit into the palm of my hand, and we only have one bucket of recycling each week.
Throughout my life I have been a passionate conservationist, with my studies and employment focused on natural resource management and community engagement. Through my blog, I hope to inspire others to reject our throw-away society and live a more meaningful life. We don’t have to tolerate mindless consumption or the environmental, health and social ramifications. Enough is enough.
I am also a big advocate for getting kids out in nature and slowing down our lives. I love family, community, volunteerism, and grassroots level initiatives. I want my children to know what I did to fight the world’s environmental injustices. I want to show them how to care too. Will you be able to look the next generation in the eye and say what you did?
So if you want to live a successful plastic free, zero waste life (and more) follow Gippsland Unwrapped. You’ll gain new skills and knowledge, connect with like minded people, declutter your life, and focus on the things that matter.
When our leaders fail us, then ordinary people have got to become heroes. Drew Hutton