December 31, 2016

4 Reasons Why Now Is The Best Time To Go Solar

The Climate Commission’s (now the Climate Council) recent report, The Critical Decade: Australia’s future – solar energy, predicts that solar PV systems will play an integral role in Australia’s energy mix in the coming years. Rising electricity prices and improving solar technology are just two of the reasons why more than 2.5 million Australians have […]

Sustainable solutions to reducing waste in the New Year

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?

People & Planet: Eco diaries and calendars that support a good cause

Smart phones might be taking over the world, but here at People & Planet we still reckon that you can’t beat the tactile pleasure of a paper diary, or a beautiful calendar that looks out from your wall all year long.

A new way to give nature a hand?

Australia has a great parks and reserve system –about 13% of the continent is protected. But these parks and reserves don’t exist in isolation.

I Don’t Want A Present

I LOVE Christmas. It’s definitely my favourite time of the year.

The Simple Life

The whole purpose of technology is to improve the way of life of the people using it. Despite this, as civilization becomes more and more advanced, the more stressed out and unhappy people seem to find themselves. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be able to live a simpler life, the way your grandparents did?

My Green Holiday in Queensland, Australia

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 […]

Luxury and Eco on Holiday – Getting the Balance Right.

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.

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

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.

How Asbestos has Affected Countless Australians

Asbestos was a commonly used fibrous mineral in Australia in the 20th century known for its heat resistance and tensile strength. The toxic mineral is the primary cause of mesothelioma cancer and it has significantly affected a number of Australians.