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compost

How to compost

Thursday, 20 March 2008

We're constantly reminded to do the right thing by properly recycling our plastics, glass and paper, but what about organic waste from our kitchen and garden?

pool

How to 'green' your backyard pool

Thursday, 24 January 2008

Worried about the environmental impact of your backyard swimming pool? Slip on a pool cover, slop in some rainwater and slap a solar array on your roof.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rainwater tank

Getting Tanked

Friday, 16 March 2007

As our drinking water supplies dry up and state governments rush to spend billions on energy intensive desalination plants, we still flush our toilets and water our gardens with high quality drinking water. Wouldn't it make more sense to reduce the pressure on our dams by installing a rainwater tank?

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