Green challenges

Green challenges

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

Heirloom tomatoes

What is SOLE food?

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Food isn't an optional activity, but it's responsible for a lot of our eco-footprint. Find out a little trick to keep your impact down when making food choices.

Me and my coffee cup

New reuseable coffee cups

Thursday, 22 April 2010

One of our first few challenges was giving up disposable coffee cups for a month, back in 2008 - are you keeping up the good work? If you're new to the challenges, why not give this one a go?

Bottled water

The story behind bottled water

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

The desire for bottled water is part of a manufactured demand. We used to get by just fine without it - imagine if we'd put that effort into fixing real water problems in the world!

Hands holding grains

Sharing the wealth

Monday, 29 March 2010

What can you do if your bulk purchases are too large for your family to use? Find out if your friends want to join in too!

Mt Claremont farmers' markets

Where can you buy in bulk?

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

We want to bulk-buy food and laundry items - but where's the best place to get them from? If you're not used to buying in bulk, making the switch can involve a little hunting and searching to find the right place for you to shop.

Kitchen pantry

How to store your bulk-buy goods

Thursday, 18 March 2010

You might be hesitating about bulk-buying if you're wondering where you're going to find room for it all! Not everyone has a huge pantry or laundry cupboard to store bulk purchases, so you've got to plan ahead to make the most of the room you've got.

Preserving the surplus

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Normally when we talk about bulk-buying things, we're thinking about food and goods that won't perish. But what if you spot a great deal on fresh fruit or vegies?

Save money

Three reasons to buy in bulk

Friday, 12 March 2010

When you buy in bulk, you're not just helping to save the environment, you're doing yourself a favour too.

Beans, rice and spices

Bulk buying: where to start?

Friday, 5 March 2010

What sorts of items work best when buying in bulk? Get some suggestions for this month's challenge, and share your own tips with us.

Bottled water in a store

Helping to fix the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Plastics are built to last for generations, but designed to be disposable. By giving up bottled water, take-away coffee cups, and excess packaging on our food, we're making the job easier for Captain Charles Moore and the other activists working to clean up our oceans.

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