December 28, 2016

A busy person’s guide to better fashion choices

Like many people, when I heard about the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh in 2013 and read about clashes in Cambodia between badly paid workers and security forces earlier this year, I became even more concerned about the impacts my fashion choices were having on the people making the clothes.

Op shopping tips for the skeptical newbie

Op shops are fantastic, there’s no two ways about it. They’re a great way to avoid purchasing new and prevent perfectly good cast-offs from going into landfill, plus you’re supporting charity at the same time. 

Parties that are fun for you and the planet

Spring is here! You know what that means? It’s party time! Sustainable party time!

10 Household Products That Use More Energy Than You Think

When you think of energy guzzlers what’s the first appliance that comes to mind? You’re probably thinking clothes dryers and fridges, which are certainly major culprits. However there are worse offenders out there that you might not suspect. 

8 Green Design Tips for Building a Patio

Designing an outdoor patio area for all year use means finding a balance so you can make the most of the summer warmth, but still feel comfortable once winter sets in.

5 Australian Restaurants Embracing Sustainable Food

Even if you choose to only use organic produce and free range meat in your own kitchen, it can be difficult to know what you are getting when you dine out.

Two weeks to enter the Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards 2014

Victoria’s sustainability innovators have two weeks until entries close for the  Premier’s Sustainability Awards 2014.

Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards 2014 recognise innovators

Providers of eco-friendly goods and services, community sustainability groups, government departments and agencies, small and large businesses, educational institutions and individuals are being urged to enter the Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards 2014 to celebrate the difference they are making to everyday lives.

What makes paint environmentally-preferable?

A lot goes into making the perfect can of paint. With the enormous range of options available, choosing the right one for your project can be a challenge.

Using Hydroponic Growing to Be More Eco-friendly

People are becoming much more aware about the importance of taking care of the environment in recent years. However, we can’t expect everyone to take the same steps as we each have our own unique situation. Given this, it’s critical we develop diverse strategies to better preserve our environment.