September 30, 2014

Farming the cities, feeding an urban future

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As people move from rural to urban settings in search of economic opportunities, urban agriculture is becoming an important provider of both food and employment, according to researchers with the Worldwatch Institute.

Ground Up Green Ideas For Home

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So there I was. Seated and sweating bullets. You see, I’d been asked some questions about the future by a journo of the future. He asked about the collision of technology and “eco-friendliness” in the years to come – and as usual that got me to thinking. How should a household step into a tech […]

Meat Free Mid Week Recipe – Honey-baked pumpkin risotto

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We are all doing our bit for the environment & cutting meat out of our diet makes a huge impact. So we bring you Meat Free Mid Week Recipes – Honey-baked pumpkin risotto

Time for Sustainable House Design

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While the Federal Government is making half-hearted commitments to energy efficiency, trail-blazing architecture firms like G-O Logic Homes and Victoria’s own Sunpower Design are proving that sustainable housing need not cost an arm and a leg – nor necessitate the owning of a hair shirt.

Targeting Gaps in the Food Supply Chain: Going Beyond Agricultural Production to Achieve Food Security

Farmers need the right tools, including access to markets to sell their products, in order to improve their livelihoods. (Photo credit: Bernard Pollack)

Agricultural production is only the first step in moving the world’s food from farm to fork, according to Nourishing the Planet, a project of the Worldwatch Institute. The other links in the food chain—harvesting, packaging, storing, transporting, marketing, and selling—ensure that food actually reaches consumers. Inefficiencies in these activities, rather than just low yields or […]

Little Veggie Patches delivered to your door!

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The Little Veggie Patch company is based in Melbourne and delivers recycled apple crate vegetable gardens to urban gardeners! Reusing old apple crates, they are lovely to look at but also a functioning garden for your home.

Carbon Price Scheme – No Longer a Mystery Package

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Upon the release of Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s carbon price package (to take effect July 1, 2012), there has been talk aplenty of her plummeting popularity. The PM has dismissed the commentary in favour of the scheme’s necessity, saying, “Polls will come and go… I’m absolutely convinced what I’m doing’s right.”

Berlin – Green city in a Green nation.

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It is obviously in Germany’s interests to both push solar power and use it. They make most of the good solar panels and it is one of their most important exports. As well, following Fukushima, they have decided to shut down ALL their nuclear plants within the next ten years. Of course, they may still […]

Carbon Tax – A Short Roundup

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I won’t go into too many details here as it is being covered by everyone and anyone, so here is a quick round up thanks to the crew over at crikey.com.au

Eco Beach in Broome are creating a sustainable environment & kitchen for resort lovers!

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At Eco Beach Broome, it’s all about sustainability of the environment and the resort’s kitchen!  Keen gardener and ‘Chef de Cuisine’, Kenneth Clapham, is passionate about cooking with fresh, seasonal, organic, culinary ingredients.