November 24, 2014

Australia’s Methods of Travelling to Work

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Australia’s national census has included a question about work travel methods since 1971.

Small is Beautiful

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Small is Beautiful is a feature length exploring the tiny house movement. It’s a collaboration Australian filmmaker Jeremy Beasley and Oregon native Kelly Nardo.

Green as green could be!

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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.

My Green Holiday in Queensland, Australia

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

If you have yet to hear about the focus on green living and minimising your carbon footprint you must have been living under a rock – in which case you are doing your part for the cause as you do away with the conventional lifestyle. As an avid traveller I am always looking for new […]

Hub Brewery – sustainable beer-making at its best

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

Luxury and Eco on Holiday – Getting the Balance Right.

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Holidays are precious and let’s face it, we all fancy a bit of luxury to indulge our senses in. But for the eco-conscious traveller, the challenge is to find a destination that achieves the balance between luxury and environmentally friendly. The ‘green’ part really needs to be seamlessly integrated into the experience.

The sustainable international house move

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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 […]

Bike lanes’ economic benefits go beyond jobs

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You might have heard that bike lanes are a waste of money. The Australian National Audit Office recently investigated the $40 million bike path scheme, announced in 2009 as part of the Federal Government’s stimulus package, and found the scheme “fell significantly short” of hitting its aims.

Travelling Sustainably Up the East Coast

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Living green presents its many difficulties that are often solved by simple planning and preparation, but when we hit the road and travel our levels of consumption shoot up as we are engaging in a relatively infrequent activity that doesn’t feature in our daily attempts at sustainability.

7 of the Best Eco-lodges in Australia

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Are you an environmentally conscious traveler looking for relaxing spot for your next holiday? If so, you have made an excellent, eco-friendly choice. Australia is recognized around the globe for exceptional eco-tourism and there is no shortage of excellent eco-lodges to choose from.