January 1, 2017

The importance of knowing your trigger to leave early on fire risk days

Fire is a reality for Australians – and with current temperatures soaring over the summer months we really need to be aware of the changing conditions and to know when it is safe to leave early on fire risk days.

Shopping sustainably made easy: look for green (and gold) products

Purchasing and consuming local products and produce is one of the easiest ways to boost your sustainability.

Go ‘Halfsies’ to Fight Hunger and Obesity

How many times have you gone to a restaurant and not been able to finish your whole meal? Or worse, taken home the leftovers only to throw them out after several days of them sitting untouched in the refrigerator?

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?

Be a true Environ-RENTAList – how to rent and be green!

There is a huge property boom in Australia at the moment and with the cost of houses versus the cost of renting, the choice for some is pretty clear for some people. But renting doesn’t mean you have to stop being green!

Spring into living greener with these top tips!

Spring is the traditional time of year to get inspired and see what needs to be done around the house and garden. This guide has a range of simple actions to help you spruce up your living space and prepare your house and garden for the hot summer months ahead.

Spit Happens: Why The Toothpaste Tube Warns Users Not To Swallow

Have you ever wondered what effect toothpaste has on the environment? There is a reason why the instructions on the tube tell you not to swallow while brushing your teeth: toothpaste contains chemicals that are toxic to the human body. But as we spit thousands of tonnes of toothpaste into the sink every year, how […]

6 Telltale Signs of Grocery Store Greenwashing

As more and more consumers are concerned with “going green,” greenwashing is becoming an ever-larger problem worldwide. Essentially, greenwashing is when businesses and companies make their products appear to be green when they are not, enticing consumers to spend more money on them undeservedly.

How to avoid using bottled water

Using bottled water is an ever increasing problem – and being Australians we all realise how devastating drought is to many people around the country.

A Septuagenarian’s “Going Green” Report Card

In analyzing my life at age 71, in relation to what I do and don’t do to help the planet, combat pollution and save the environment, I am going to review and think about my “green” report card.