Make + Do is a little site about a big topic: sustainability.
Actually, scratch that.
It’s a site about making do with what we have.
Because living a sustainable life is not just about recycling or ditching single-use plastic.
It’s about putting our needs first.
It’s about our need to be healthy.
It’s about our need to have enough money.
It’s about our need to be creative.
It’s about our need to feel content and connected to our communities.
But most of all, it’s about our need to have clean air, clean water, healthy food and a safe home.
It’s about recognising that we are enough. We do enough. We have ENOUGH.
Because more is just … more.
More stress. More debt. More unhealthy choices.
I don’t want that for me. And I don’t want it for you, either.
Together, let’s find a better way to live.
Hi and welcome! I'm so glad you found me.
I'm Lisa Scott.
I'm a runner, writer, maker and mum.
Not so long ago, I was none of these things.
I was a stressed out, single public servant caught in the corporate hierarchy.
Then I got married, got a mortgage, got pregnant and …
got made redundant.
After the initial shock wore off, I realised it was one of the best things that has ever happened to me.
Our family income isn't what it used to be. But I realised it didn't need to be. Because by making the best use of what we already had, we could live a better life than we ever had before.
You can read more of my story here…
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