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26th April 2022: Sustainable Self-Care
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Sustainable Self-Care & Queen Vic Market Sustainable Shopping Tour info

We all deserve an opportunity to kick back, relax and take care of ourselves. But it can be hard with family commitments, work, maintaining a household, and all the climate activism!

The busy day-to-day can often take priority over self-care, sometimes to the point where we don't even have the capacity to nourish our bodies.  In order to keep our health (both physical and mental) in check, it's important that we set aside time for ourselves and slowwwww down.

Read on for some of our favourite ways to honour our health and wellbeing while caring for the planet too including a fab shopping trip at Queen Vic Market.


Get out for a hike with this great sturdy backpack. Once you have finished what it is holding it rolls up into a small pouch that you can clip onto your belt.
What better way to look after yourself than a nice hot cup of tea made with this old school reusable tea infuser.



Treat yourself or a loved one to a new bamboo and organic cotton t-shirt. Super comfy…fabulous cut with a range of beautiful designs including the goanna and dragonfly.
After some dirt and planting time for your soul and body, wash your hands with this beautiful grey-water-friendly soap and enjoy the divine lavender and rose geranium scents. Available in 300ml, 500ml, 1 litre, 5 litre sizes.
'Toddler's First Colouring Book', an Australian Adventure. The old-fashioned colouring book with an Australian animal theme… sit down with your little one for a chat and some colour.


Sitting down and reading a book to a child has to be one of the loveliest things you can do to share quality time. A is For Aunty is a first alphabet book that depicts growing up Indigenous on a mission in Murrin Bridge, New South Wales. Recommended for ages 3+



Sit down, relax and learn more about down to earth living with this great book.

'Milkwood', is packed full of skills to get you inspired and started on living a handmade, homegrown life. 

Sustainable Shopping Tour at Queen Vic Market on Friday, 6th May

Proudly we've been supplying many vendors at Queen Vic Market with compostable catering ware and supplies for more than 11 years. We're huge fans of their sustainability program!

They have a fabulous shopping tour coming up that you won't want to miss. Great fun, heaps of sustainable info, and divine food and goods! Go behind the scenes and meet some of the traders embracing a sustainable philosophy, and pick up some tips about consciousness shopping. Some of the traders you’ll meet along the way include Brick Lane Brewing, Collective Closets, Hagens Organic Meats, The Epicurean, and Geloso Gelateria.

Coinciding with International Compost Awareness Week, the tour will include a look at the Market’s worm farm and a chat with a local worm expert from Wormlovers.

This two-hour guided tour will be co-hosted by the Market’s Sustainability Manager Kelly Green and it includes tastings and a free coffee voucher (please bring your re-usable coffee cup!)

Friday 6th May at 10am - Cost only $5
Bookings essential - Click here to secure your spot!
Enquiries: tours@qvm.com.au

Need a great all-rounder gift idea?


Do you know a keen young eco-warrior? Why not treat them to a choose-your-own-adventure with one of our Gift Vouchers. Any value, snail-mailed or emailed... your choice!

Encourage someone you know to embrace the green life!

Weekly Inspiration

Grabbing a coffee in Melbourne’s Darebin area, but stuck without your reusable cup? You can simply borrow one! The Wangim Project allows customers to borrow & return reusable takeaway cups to participating cafes. We hope to see other councils adopt this soon.

Meanwhile, you can check out a great range of reusable cups from our store.


Setting up solar for your home is a great way to minimise your carbon footprint and save on your energy bills. But how can you get the best value out of your system?

Check out this Renovate or Rebuild video for more info.

Special offer for Subscribers, April 2022

Get ready for a visit from the eco-friendly Easter bunny with a free block of Fair Trade-certified chocolate.

Simply purchase $50+ of items through our online store and add your choice of Alter Eco chocolate to your cart. Just add the code 04ECOEASTERBUNNY at checkout to get it for free!

(Please note - discount cannot be used in conjunction with other discounts or codes.)
Browse our online shop for many more ideas for all custodians of Planet Earth

Song of the week



'Let’s Go Away for a While' 
by The Beach Boys.

A beautiful instrumental from the classic Pet Sounds Album.

We love your stories!

Share your going-green stories and inspire us all! Send us your story of something that has changed the way you or your family or community live. It would be great if a photo accompanied your story. Together we can create a sustainable world.  As a thank you, you will receive $5.00 off your next purchase from Going Green Solutions! Email us your stories HERE.***
***Stories do not have to be about Going Green Solutions Products specifically. We do, however, reserve the right to judge the suitability and good intent of the stories You will receive your gift of credit when the story is printed.

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