Green challenges

Green challenges

Thinking global and acting local, Julie Grundy takes on any challenge we throw at her.

My cleaning kit

My multi-purpose cleaning kit

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Does a cleaning kit need 72 products and a smiling housewife? I get by with a lot less, by using multi-purpose products. Take a look and see if you can find ways to improve my methods.

Swiss army knife

New challenge: multi-purpose products

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Our new challenge this month is finding and using multi-purpose products. At it’s core, this is a challenge to reduce waste. Bonus: it'll save you money and time as well!

Girl with laptop in green park

How to make your tax return a little greener

Friday, 25 June 2010

Doing your taxes is pretty boring. But it can be an opportunity to keep making your life a little more sustainable - find out how!

Dog jumping off a pier

Small steps or giant leaps: how do you make green changes in your life?

Friday, 11 June 2010

Pick a side: when it comes to making your life greener, are you on Team Small Steps, making little improvements every day? Or are you on Team Giant Leap, tackling big projects in a single bound?

Water footprint

Saving water: what's the next step?

Sunday, 6 June 2010

So we've got water-efficient appliances and we're reusing rainwater and greywater - but what else can we do to save such a precious resource? You might be surprised...

Watery dollar sign

Take advantage of water-saving rebates

Friday, 28 May 2010

If you take advantage of all the rebates on offer to you, it can make the difference between being able to afford a full water-saving system or sticking with the old brick in the toilet trick!

Rainwater tank

Reusing water in the garden

Friday, 21 May 2010

If you're serious about saving water for our challenge, you'll want to look into rainwater tanks and greywater systems for your garden and maybe even your home. It fits in neatly to our "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" mantra for environmental living, because why should water only get used once?

Bottlebrush

Making my garden waterwise

Friday, 21 May 2010

What I've found is that being waterwise in your garden is about planning ahead - don't plant things that need more rain than is usual in your area, and make the most of the water you do add.

Showerhead

How to save even more water

Friday, 14 May 2010

Changing to better habits can save water - but isn't always easy to do. A few water-saving devices can make it easier to make real reductions in our water use.

Tap flowing with water

New challenge: saving water in the home

Friday, 7 May 2010

We put a huge strain on our water sources, and in spite of water restrictions around the country, we're not doing as well as we could. So let's get started on changing our habits.

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