January 1, 1970




A Green Easter (Tuesday March 26th 2013) How can we make the whole experience of Easter a little GREENer? Well, I’ve done some research and found some truly lovely chocolate for you to spend your money on. Of course I had to taste a few along the way (all in the name of research my darlin’s). I also checked out Shop Ethical and found some brands to truly avoid. Kraft, Mars, Hershey, Nestle and Lindt (oh no) – all have a big red cross  next to their names for a variety of reasons including; they may contain GE ingredients, they breach advertising codes and they do not adhere to fair trade rights. Try these green brands this year – Cocolo, Haighs, Sweet William, Whitakers, Chocolateir, Darrell Lea, Ferrero, Guylian, Ballantyne and Earnest Hillier. They all get the big green tick of approval from the Shop Ethical team. These guys have done all our homework for us – sussing out companies and brands. You can buy Shop Ethical as an app ($4.45) or as a small compact booklet ($8.95). It is a fabulous empowering green tool to help us make good consumer choices. Therein lies our collective power. Sticky fingers in the name of research. White keys – bad choice! And of course there is huge array of local chocolate makers that probably live not that far from you.  They can help you buy local, organic chocolate for your loved ones this Easter. One of my favourites (that I’ve only just discovered) is Loving Earth. They make a beautiful organic chocolates and promote heath, sustainability and fairness – exactly what you want from a chocolate company. Slainte – Colleen



July 9, 2024
At the heart of every nunnery is, of course, charity. We love our partnership with the Brigidine Sisters and are impressed with their passion to give. That’s a long history of giving from these remarkable women, and we are not only benefactors of this kindness, as their other philanthropy does ripple out to myriad of other organisations as well.


July 8, 2024
WPA acknowledges that when it comes to environmental initiatives, its people are its strength. It has recently partnered with us to plant 15 trees for each hard-working staff member identified as a Sustainability Warrior.


June 18, 2024
Furnx is taking proactive steps each day and planning into the future, to ensure their company is part of a circular economy. Reducing waste and consumption of resources, and increasing recycling and reuse of materials is top of mind in every business decision they make, contributing to a more sustainable world. And now they are planting trees!