December 30, 2016

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?

The re-using challenge: How many uses can an object have before dumping?

Sadly, we all NEED a carbon footprint to be able to exist in this world. But there is such a thing as being able to minimize it and some very easy techniques for reducing the space we take up in the world. 

The sustainable international house move

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 […]

Easy ways to green 2012

You want to be greener, but you just can’t afford that hybrid car right now and setting up a compost heap in your studio apartment just isn’t an option. Don’t worry, we get it. Going green in 2012 can be as easy as making small lifestyle changes that will add up to a big difference […]

Welcome to the Tankulator: a free online tool which calculates what size rainwater tank best suits your needs.

So, what is the Tankulator? The Tankulator is an online rain harvesting calculator that can help you plan for a new rainwater tank or improve the performance of an existing tank.

Fruit Labels made of Soap… you say what now?

Creator Scott Amron has come up with an innovative solution to the little stickers on our fruit. Vanishing Fruit Wash Labels. Yep, those annoying little stickers actually might be useful for the consumer!

The Summer of Living Greener

The mercury’s rising and summer’s in full swing. It’s the season to cook outdoors, camp under the stars, and drive off into the sunset for a bit of time out. It’s also the season when water usage, electricity and fuel bills can soar as we try to keep cool, keep the garden alive, and travel about […]

OpenShed – rent it. use it. return it.

Lisa Fox has a big plan: to help everyday Aussies join the collaborative consumption movement –  where the old ideas of swapping, sharing, bartering, trading and renting are given a new lease of life – by renting out their idle stuff to others in their community.

Ban the Plastic Bag Australia!

Plastic bags, other than plastic bottles, are in my top most hated things list! Especially the super thin, totally useless ones – you know the ones, you pick them up and they basically rip on contact.

Recycling 101: What happens to your pile of recyclable plastic bottles?

While it is better to try to cut down what we use (particularly those dreadful plastic bottles) and not add to the piles of garbage, it is heartening to know that there are a few processes to make something wanted out of our plastic bottles.