Solar hot water

How to Install Solar Hot Water

Tuesday, 8 May 2007

Who doesn't love a hot shower? But these days, showers can be such a guilty pleasure. Besides all the water gurgling down the drain, the energy used to heat the stream is contributing to climate change. But don't despair! It's quite a simple matter to change the most energy intensive appliance in the house into one that is almost climate neutral.

Green is the new Black

Why Green is the New Black

Monday, 30 April 2007

Fashion is a fickle creature. One minute we’re floating around in flimsy tunics and ‘boho’ skirts and the next being told that we should squeeze ourselves into skinny jeans.

How to be Water Wise at Home

Friday, 27 April 2007

These days, saving water around the home has become a far more serious business. More than a bit of soapy fun, it's about changing ingrained behaviour patterns.

Rena Merchant on her organic golf course

Green on the Green

Wednesday, 25 April 2007

Rena Merchant liked her golf, but not the chemical cocktail splashed on most greens. So she set up her own spray-free course and organic orchard, armed with a secret weapon - worm poo.

Footprints in sand

How to Travel Light

Monday, 9 April 2007

Responsible travel grew out of the recognition that ecotourism as a term had lost some of its currency, and that the principles of sustainability should apply to tourism in every situation - not just natural areas.


Riding the Green Limousine through Eco-Hollywood

Monday, 9 April 2007

In Hollywood, green is the new black and everyone wants to ride the biodiesel bandwagon. But are movie stars the real deal?


Conditional Vegies

Wednesday, 28 March 2007

Surely thirsty edible plants are irresponsibly extravagant when native gardens are so water-wise?

Well, not necessarily. Although vegetables are shallow-rooted and require regular water to crop well, they needn't be extravagant depending on what, when, where and how you cultivate.

Wine glass

Grapes of Wrath

Friday, 23 March 2007

Viticulturist Prue Henschke is doing her best to protect her priceless inheritance and pass it on to her children in even better condition. She has adopted organic practices in the vineyard and she’s painstakingly replanting the vineyard using cuttings taken from the best of the old vines. But there’s one thing she has no control over whatsoever, and that’s the climate.

Greg Bourne, WWF CEO

Greg Bourne in His Natural Habitat

Wednesday, 21 March 2007

Greg Bourne was once a senior executive with petroleum company, BP. Now, he's head of WWF. So just what made this poacher turn gamekeeper?

Green businessman

In Good Company

Wednesday, 21 March 2007

Making tidy profits isn't enough these days: discerning investors prefer companies that are environment-friendly and good corporate citizens - a trend that's also healthy for their balance sheets.

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