Award-Winning Australian Eco Blog + Directory With Helen Edwards Writer

Inspiring action for our planet with kindness and hope #ourkidsplanet


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Welcome to The Sustainable Home Hub. I am Helen Edwards, an award winning writer, blogger and children's author. I am Mama to 3 beautiful sons and I have just finished my PhD in psychology. We are all about inspiring action for our planet, with kindness and hope. In particular we take a focus on living a more gentle life for our children, because it is #ourkidsplanet. We want to help you take action, while tackling climate grief & eco-anxiety.

We are constantly overwhelmed with the devastating impacts of our climate emergency, with the plastic pollution tsunami, extinction crisis, loss of habitats and eco-systems, and the ultimate demise of human beings. It is easy to become filled with guilt and despair.

While we need to share these messages, take as much action as we can ourselves, and keep speaking up and fighting for change at all levels, we also need to acknowledge our grief, sadness and anxiety about the future. The collective grief is growing and adults and children across the globe, are feeling the weight of hopelessness. But without hope, there is nothing.

I hope you will join us in taking inspired action, for our children and all of our futures.  Sign up here for our newsletter so you don't miss updates, new stories and info about my books, resources and events.

Let's change the conversation. Let's acknowledge our sadness and grief about our planet, but also, let's stand together and see the joy in our planet so we can stay on the path to keeping her safe and healthy. Let's do this together, with kindness and hope, for our children's futures.

Look for the helpers and be the light.

Helen, John and family x

From the Blog

Garage Sale Trail wrap up & why we are a bit like Nicolas Cage

By helene | October 27, 2014 | 8

Do you love the National Treasure movies with Nicolas Cage? Besides being a huge Nicolas Cage fan, I adore the old fashioned adventure and comedy, along with a dash of romance in these films, and as a treasure hunter myself…

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How to paint a wash effect with Chalk Paint ™ by Annie Sloan

By helene | October 22, 2014 | 23

Do you like the colonial pine style furniture? I still like the shape of these pieces but the orange pine veneer has well and truly had its day for me. I do think the truly solid pine pieces, with quality…

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Grand Designs Australia Live Wrap Up

By helene | October 20, 2014 | 9

In case you didn’t see my photos on social media, I have just spent the weekend at Grand Designs Australia Live in Melbourne! Yes I was pretty excited! The highlight was of course meeting the great man himself, Kevin McCloud,…

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How to paint a metal outdoor chair with Haymes Paint & Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan

By helene | October 16, 2014 | 19

(I was gifted the 3 sample pots from Haymes for this project and was an outreach blogger for Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan at the time of posting) I am sharing how to paint a metal outdoor chair today, using the…

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Elke Lucas Ceramics, a Natural Art

By helene | October 15, 2014 | 0

It must be the week for beautiful ceramics this week, as we continue our Spring theme of design inspired by nature and the beach. Today we have a chat with artist and potter, Elke Lucas. Her life as a potter…

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Tara Dennis Homewares range inspired by feathers & the Sea

By helene | October 14, 2014 | 3

Tara Dennis is one of Australia’s most loved designers, craft queens and DIY experts. I have always loved her approach to decorating, with a strong emphasis on creating your own style from materials around your home environment, and doing it…

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