Our Sounding The Garden philosophy is to:
Live a simpler life.
Live as part of the earth, part of the tides, the natural rhythms, the planets and the elements.
Align the values of the earth with family, community, work and mine.
Live with less.
Make better use of our resources.
Make better use of our time.
“A robin eats worms in the spring, because it needs the protein to lay eggs and raise chicks.
A robin eats fruit in the summer, because food is abundant and carbohydrates are lightweight energy.
And a robin eats seeds and nuts in the fall, to store fats for the long flight south.
In the same way, it is important for people to vary their diet throughout the year to remain healthy.
Eating locally does that.
It keeps you in touch with the cycle of nature wherever you live.”
In our business world, the impact of our operations and actions on our networks, the community and the environment is something we take very seriously.
Feedback from clients, suppliers, associates, alliance partners, employees, shareholders, the community and the environment identifies the voids – the unfulfilled need and this provides the greatest opportunities for change and improvement.
Our quest is never ending as we collect, analyse, research, educate and share our information and ideas as individuals and as a company in the journey of our commitment to manage the impact of our business on the health and safety of our employees, contractors and members of the communities in which we operate and on the environment.
Please join us in this commitment by observing our Push The Earth policy when you do business with us.
Together we can make a difference.
Seriously – Recycle, Repair, Reuse, Renew and Reduce
These five little words can save you money, save energy and save resources.
If you are into money, you have a savings plan and are careful with you spending.
Sit down and look at your life and see where you can apply the RRRRRs and create your own Life Savings plan.
Here are some ideas to get you started!
Car use – reduce your usage and increase passengers
Domestic Travel – reduce flights to four times per annum
Dual Toilet Flushers
Eat what you buy, don’t waste it!
Energy – use a renewable source
Garden – rainwater or grey water tanks
Go organic, when shopping and gardening
Grow your own
House – have number of rooms to match number of people
New Clothing – reduce purchase to once a month
Overseas Travel – reduce to once every 2 years
Plant Australian natives and Succulent desert plants to save water
Reduce animal products in your diet
Eat slow foods
Temperature – reduce cooling and heating number of rooms and time
Water Efficient Shower Heads
Whitegoods – decrease number; reduce usage and share with others
It really isn’t rocket science taking responsibility for your own waste. Just start by making a list of everything in your life – car, home, office – and schedule time for maintenance, repairs, upgrades and conversions. Waste not Want not my grandmother always said – see how you can minimize your waste and reuse somewhere else.
Be diligent and minimize your waste through our Water Ways.
Instead of flushing old food scraps, bury in your compost heap.
Clean your Air Conditioning units each month to minimize air pollution inside. Only use when really truly needed.
Look at the air pollution emitted from your car, research more eco friendly options.
Keep your Footpath and Gutters Free of Litter
Instead of hosing of outdoor areas into gutter or drain try sweeping.
Keep all drains clear of litter – create a monthly schedule to maintain.
Recycle the swept rubbish like leaves and twigs etc into garden or general rubbish into the recyclable bin
Ensure all yards, parking areas and rooves have drainage and systems in place to direct the rain into the stormwater system and not the sewer.
All waste and material to be disposed of or stored in covered area.
Install Air Conditioning Thermostats and check and maintain regularly
Switch Off Stand By Power at the end of every day
Use Energy Efficient Products – whitegoods, sound and vision equipment
Install Insulation in the Roof
Our clients live and work all over the Earth. Technology enables us to work with Global Communities.
We seek to create a world around us where the mundane returns to the sacred by gardening, nurturing, cooking and self care wellness programs.
The Earth is our Business
In every business we need first and foremost – a cause.
We need to show a profit in order to reinvest back into.
To do this we require an infrastructure, plans, resources, training, systems, feedback mechanisms and someone to manage it all and keep an eye on everything.
We Mean Business
Business begins with a community of staff. In our business we observe the Push the Earth Policy and Practices creation, implementation and education. This extends to how we manage our work environments and ultimately our team work space with activities like:
In The Office
The Sounding Garden
Push Health and Fitness (Push Your Ass Up That Hill! – lunchtime walks/fitness)
Since 2008, we have curated Community Events and Programs such as:
The Sounding Garden Project: Community Garden
Work Window: Pushworth Intern Program
Push Books: The Pushworth Community Lending Library
Masterclasses: Amped Up, Face the Music, Read the Room, Sounds like a Plan, A Little Pitchy.
Well Played: Exclusive Artist Services including Mental Health and Wellness programs for Live Music Artists