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Eco-labelling

Can You Trust the Label?

Thursday, 15 November 2007

Look at just about any environment-related product on the supermarket shelf and you'll see words like 'nature's best' and 'Earth friendly'. These word might give a you a warm and fuzzy feeling that you're doing the Earth some good, but take a careful look and you'll see that these claims are often not backed up on the list of ingredients.

wok

One-pot Wonders

Monday, 12 November 2007

Prior to the advent of electric ovens and gas stovetops, and before coal stoves, all cooking was done over fuel gathered by hand. As a result, there are one-pot dishes that conserve fuel right across the globe.

worms

Wiggly Workers

Friday, 9 November 2007

Worms. They writhe. They're slimy. They're fleshy. And they are also fantastic for your garden and the environment. You can easily make your own farm.

Televisions

LCD versus CRT versus Plasma TVs

Monday, 1 October 2007

What do you do in your spare time? If you're like most of Australia you probably guiltily admit that you watch a lot of TV. The world stock of TVs currently estimated at two billion. And so it's a sensible question to ask, what is the environmental impact of watching telly?

Cleaning

Green Cleaning Guide

Wednesday, 19 September 2007

Defending our environment can be a real challenge, especially when it comes to running the gauntlet of the supermarket aisle. We need to find products not only to suit our immediate needs, but to be gentle on the environment as well — and then work out if the wallet can handle the extra load. This is especially the case when it comes to cleaning products.

The Balcony Scene

Tuesday, 11 September 2007

If you've always wanted to grow a sustainable garden but you live in an apartment, indulge your fantasy with a sustainable balcony garden.

Shades of green

Shades of Green

Wednesday, 8 August 2007

The term "greenie" is a loaded one. More often than not it conjures thoughts of radical, dreadlocked, cheeseclothed, dope-smoking activists chained to logging trucks or trees. But in the storm of public awareness swept up by Al Gore's film, An Inconvenient Truth, the Stern Report and the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) findings, green has emerged with a sleek new image.

cotton plant

Spinning a Yarn

Tuesday, 10 July 2007

Cotton, long regarded as a pure, natural fabric is a wardrobe staple. But it's also a thirsty, chemically intensive crop, raising thorny question, should we grow it at all?

indoor plant

Breathing Space

Friday, 29 June 2007

Most of us tend to associate being indoors with feeling sheltered and safe. But studies show that air pollution is usually great inside that out. The good news is that indoor plants have been shown to clean the indoor environment of pollutants.

Toys

Toy Story

Friday, 22 June 2007

It's birthday time again and part of me is dreading it. My son is turning three and I know our friends and relatives have been hitting the toy stores to stock up on presents for their favourite boy. More junk.

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