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Maree Tink

Maree Tink

Maree Tink posted an update in the Off the Shelf Sustainability Adventures group.

Hi, love this idea. Nice to revisit why we do things sometimes. I have had so many influential books, stories and people its hard to choose the most appropriate, so I may do one very now and then. First started reading about the effect 'toxic' food has on your body systems when trying to help my husband work through a load of allergy issues about 30 years ago. That lead to studying (unfortunately not completing) a diploma in nutritional science where I read a mountain of texts and anecdotes cementing the mindset that organically produced was the best ways to go. I grew up with dad placing stickers on power switches reminding us to turn them off and he collected 'broken' stuff from the tip and the hard waste collection that with a little TLC was as good as new. Marry the 2 and it was a given that sustainable living was for me. With a young family and low income I was always seeking ways to reduce the costs and minimise waste. Couple of most memorable inspirational books were 'The Arrogance of Humanism', 'Diet for a Small Planet' and 'Silent Spring'. Being mindful of the interdependence all things have on each other can only instil that all need nurturing to be able to survive and with such a massive global population it is a priority of paramount importance we do it sustainably. I've since completed a Diploma of Sustainability and try and spread the word whenever I can! Thanks for the chance to share a little.

4 years ago