Thinking green, by Caitlin

Thoughts and ideas on environmental topics from Caitlin Howlett, editor of Green Lifestyle.

mushrooms

Mushrooms in cities

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

G test-runs what it’s like to try to grow your own button, brown and shiitake mushrooms at home, with more than a few surprises along the way!

recycling-blog

Recycling difficult items

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

The G office wraps up last issue’s Challenge to recycle forgotten items, with some items proving more difficult to recycle than others!

Mobile-story

Sitting on a mine

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

The G office has taken on this month's Challenge by collecting over 20 old mobile phones for recycling! We trace what will happen to them next.

oyster-mushroom-blog

The green fungi mile

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Caitlin from the G office takes on the challenge to grow her own mushrooms.

ACF Murray red gum

Our thirsty basin

Monday, 28 November 2011

From recent vocal outrage being heard in regional communities against the Draft Basin Plan for the Murray-Darling Basin, you’d be forgiven for thinking that it isn’t all that different from last years’ saga. G writer Caitlin thinks it is.

Smokey-Mountain

A smokey mountain of waste

Thursday, 10 November 2011

G writer Caitlin reflects on the responsibilities of waste management after a visit to Smokey Mountain II, a waste dump on the outskirts of Manila in the Philippines, where ingenuity and recycling is a survival skill and a livelihood.

Electric not niche

Electric cars on the rise

Friday, 7 October 2011

How electric vehicles are becoming more accessible, functional and affordable.

Thistle-Hill-Mudgee

More than a locavore in Mudgee

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

The health and environment benefits of eating locally are well known, but it’s not just localising food that’s important. In Mudgee, NSW, G writer Caitlin discovered why locality is also central to identity, community and wellbeing.

Riding to work

Eco-chic cycle fashion

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

A bicycle is the most stylish accessory; cooler than clutching a Gucci handbag, bikes are more practical than stilettos and they never go out of season. Best of all, riding a bike doesn’t cause any greenhouse emissions and it sends a strong statement about your love of the planet, without the need to grow dreadlocks.

Caitlin at 4 years old.

What's your legacy?

Monday, 25 October 2010

What kind of ‘eco’ legacy do you want to leave behind? G writer Caitlin learns some valuable lessons from David Suzuki regarding our use of ‘growth’ as a measure of our success.

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