December 28, 2016

Green as green could be!

We recently travelled to The Cotswolds, England to spend time with cousins and, knowing my interests, my cousin John took a detour to one of that area’s most interesting shops, The Green Shop.

Hub Brewery – sustainable beer-making at its best

Recently, I had the chance to visit a brewery in Portland, Oregon in the beautiful Pacific North West region of America.

Upcycling with Paper Mache!

Birthdays, Christmas Day, Mother’s day, they all have one thing in common; a mountain of torn wrapping paper at the end of it!  You could carefully fold it up and put it out for recycling but wrapping paper costs almost as much as the presents these days so I would rather not throw it away. 

Should we rethink housing for spiralling population?

As the world reaches 7,057,075,000 (according to the Word Pop;ulation Clock) can it be that we are breeding into extinction?

Going from Living Large to Living Small

(Or how I went from six to two bedrooms and didn’t quite go crazy in the process).

The re-using challenge: How many uses can an object have before dumping?

Sadly, we all NEED a carbon footprint to be able to exist in this world. But there is such a thing as being able to minimize it and some very easy techniques for reducing the space we take up in the world. 

The sustainable international house move

I’ve done the international move twice before: once when I was young I moved from Australia to the UK and eventually back again but that was before I was a parent and custodian of family memorabilia and way too much stuff.  Then from  Australia to Mexico and now Mexico to USA (LA).  The first time […]

Aussie brand brings sustainability to a household item!

It is great to see Aussie brands we know and love taking an interest in the need to be green and putting their money and research into re-creating their traditional products.

Radon: a ‘natural’ environmental hazard

Back in the olden days, houses were constructed with hefty foundations and in areas where airflow was required, high stilts (eg. The Queenslander style) formed an airy, high and usable cavity where fresh breezes circulated. Old-fashioned idea, but now, it is being seen as a very practical design not just in Australia but all over […]

Berlin – Green city in a Green nation.

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 […]