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Growing up green

Friday, 13 June 2008

How do we teach the next generation how to appreciate the environment?

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Alice Waters: sustainable food advocate

Monday, 9 June 2008

Chefs, journalists and other mere mortals quiver at the mention of her work. Meet Alice Waters, the godmother of the slow food movement.

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Nurturing Hope

Monday, 2 June 2008

Do you remember it as a kid - ABC TV's Behind the News (BtN)? The program has been producing children's news stories for more than 30 years and reaches about 500,000 children weekly. In late 2006, BtN asked 2,000 Australian children: "What do you worry about?" Equal first on a list of 12 concerns was "the environment".

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Getting into (cheap) hot water

Monday, 26 May 2008

Heating water can consume half a household's energy, so it's worth exploring the alternatives: electric, gas, solar or heat pump.

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How to install solar panels

Wednesday, 21 May 2008

In Australia's climate, the sun is often hot enough to fry eggs. But why stop at breakfast? Capturing the rays with solar panels can provide enough electricity to take care all your daily activities.

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Home water audit

Thursday, 15 May 2008

Taking stock of your water use is an ideal first-step to using less water. Here's a DIY check list.

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Dying to be green

Wednesday, 14 May 2008

My mother wants to be composted when she dies. Not just in a figurative "give my body to the Earth" way, but in a way that actually benefits the environment.

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The truth about carbon offsets

Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Are carbon offsets more about your conscience than saving the planet?

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Taking charge of battery waste

Monday, 14 April 2008

They may seem small, but churning through batteries adds up to a lots of hazardous waste. So what can you do to lessen the environmental impact?

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Breathing easy with house paint

Thursday, 3 April 2008

Aah, the heady smell of fresh paint. When it's on the walls you know the renovation is almost complete. But how do those paint fumes affect you and the environment, and what are the eco-options?

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