December 30, 2016

Hybrids Growing in Popularity in Australia

The hybrid car market is heating up as a continually-increasing number of Australians flock to eco-friendly vehicles. In June 2012, for instance, the sales of hybrids increased by 84 percent when compared with figures from the same time last year. Experts believe that the increased interest in hybrid cars is fuelled by higher petrol costs […]

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).

Untangling the steps to a more sustainable apartment life.

Apartment owners beware – your asset could be under threat! If we don’t improve the sustainability of our city apartment blocks their value will fall.

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.

How to Clean your Oil Brushes and Save Some Money

After obtaining a bachelors degree from University in chemistry and IT, I began giving art classes in 2008 teaching students of all age groups and genders. In that time I have seen a lot of misinformation about the perils of oil painting, how the fumes are toxic, and the paint is not natural and you […]

Creating a wildlife-friendly backyard

Creating a wildlife-friendly backyard, or even a balcony, is much easier than you think. Wildlife-friendly concepts can be applied to all types of garden, from huge plantations down to small high rise balconies, the two key elements are water and shelter everything else is a matter of personal preference.

Simple Guide to Eco Beauty

The skin is the body’s largest organ. Like a sponge, it eats up and breaths in over half of whatever it comes in contact with. And, while it is true that unavoidable entities such as smoke and other pollutants may cause extreme harm to the appearance of our skin, it is also true that the […]

Travelling Sustainably Up the East Coast

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.

Recycled Coffee Pod Planters – DIY Time!

Are you addicted to your morning cup of coffee and love your new pod coffee machine? Well here is a great idea to use those pods instead of just tossing them out!

The Vulnerable Koala: are we in time to save our national icon?

This week, the Australian Government listed several koala populations as “vulnerable”, giving them special protection. As a koala researcher and conservation planner, I am most impressed with Minister Burke’s decision.