April 20, 2014

What makes paint environmentally-preferable?

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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

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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.

Sustainable solutions to reducing waste in the New Year

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What better way to begin 2014 than by kicking things off with a clean slate. “Clean slate” can mean a lot of things to different people; but today, we’re going to focus on our homes. Are you the kind of person whose home is littered with stuff that you don’t actually need?

How to Make Your Own Kitty Litter

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I have two Burmese cats that both torment and enrich my life in more ways than I can count. 

Life is on the line, clothes line that is!

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Since their invention in the 1900s tumble driers have become the energy-guzzling bad boys of the home. We now favour ease and convenience over the natural drying ability of the elements – all at the expense of our planet, but there’s no excuse for using one if the weather is fair and you have outside […]

Product Review – Fuji EnviroMax Batteries

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We don’t do many product reviews here at My Green Australia, but we were lucky enough to be sent a few batteries for testing (and obviously promotion) from the team at Fuji.

Create Your Own Homemade Counter Spray

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Buying cleaning supplies at the store can be expensive. They are filled with chemicals that can be detrimental to your health and to the environment.

Energy efficient fridges – a waste of money or saving the planet?

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Although energy efficiency appliances have improved dramatically over the past decade, we’re always a little cautious about recommending highly rated energy efficient fridges to our eTool clients, as the main focus is on temperature performance to keep food fresh for longer periods, which can become problematic when looked at a little more closely.

Josh’s House Project

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Josh Byrne (environmental scientist & presenter on ABC TV’s Gardening Australia) is underway with his most ambitious house project yet – the design and construction of two 10 Star energy efficient family homes in the Fremantle suburb of Hilton, WA.

How to Best Water your Lawn

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Watering your lawn or garden can be time consuming and expensive, especially in very dry years. How can you get the most out of the water you use to water your lawn?