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Tom

Green Grog: a guide to sustainable alcohol

posted by Tom on Tuesday, 21 January, 2014 - 13:57

When Europeans arrived at Port Jackson on 26 Jan 1788 their first act was a rum-fuelled orgy. Over 200 years on, Australia Day is still the day when our young and free are most likely to be involved in harmful alcohol-related incidents!1

So it’s often a time when we...

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Hit the Garage Sale Trail!

posted by charlie.davie on Friday, 18 October, 2013 - 11:02

Get active in the One Planet Economy this month by visiting or running a Garage Sale. October is the best month to do it because Saturday 26 October is Garage Sale Trail day.

One powerful action we can all take to reduce our impact on the planet is simply to spend less...

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Tom

Show you give a fork with a sustainable seafood dinner party!

posted by Tom on Friday, 27 September, 2013 - 15:18

Let’s face it, no matter how passionate we are about sustainability, it’s tough being that person at the dinner party who asks if the chicken is free-range or politely declines the factory-farmed pork chop.

So how good would it be to have a dinner party where everyone was...

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Tom

Point out the mammoth in the room this election

posted by Tom on Friday, 23 August, 2013 - 15:14

It’s the most crucial election for our environment in decades and yet no one’s talking about the mammoth in the room. 

Sure, Tony Abbott’s called himself ‘a fair dinkum environmentalist’ and Kevin Rudd’s called climate change ‘the greatest...

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Tom

Go for zero! Be a zero-waste hero...

posted by Tom on Friday, 21 June, 2013 - 11:55

Do you think you could go a week without generating any waste?

It might sound impossible, but with our guide to zero-waste living you’re in with a fighting chance. Inspired by Moreland Council’s Zero Waste Challenge we’re challenging you to go a whole week without...

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Tom

Egg on your face - Natural skin and hair care tips

posted by Tom on Thursday, 20 June, 2013 - 13:01

Who remembers the Peter Combe children’s classic ‘Wash your face with orange juice’?

“Wash your face with orance juice,
brush your teeth with bubble gum,
belly-flop in a pizza”…

Well if it was good enough for the ever-...

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Tom

How to be as snug as a bug in a rug this winter

posted by Tom on Thursday, 23 May, 2013 - 17:12

Whether you’re a renter or an owner there’s plenty you can do to batten down the hatches before winter descends. But before we begin, it’s worth reminding ourselves of the golden rule of thermal physiology - dress appropriately for the season! You don’t need any fancy...

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Tom

Put your money where your mouth is

posted by Tom on Thursday, 2 May, 2013 - 13:43

How you invest and manage your money can have a big impact on our environment. So why not take the Ethical Money Challenge, to ensure that your money is used to create the future you want?

So you’ve tried green cleaning, riding to work and eating green. You’re a real green...

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Tom

How many light bulbs does it take to change the world?

posted by Tom on Friday, 22 March, 2013 - 12:46

At 8.30pm this Sat March 23, millions of Earthlings will switch off the lights for Earth Hour, in a symbolic act of solidarity for climate action. 

It’s a great chance to show our leaders that we humanoids DO care about the planet, and to raise public awareness about climate...

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Tom

Get the juice on single-use!

posted by Tom on Thursday, 28 February, 2013 - 11:03

This month the Baillieu Government ordered the Zoo to dump their ‘Wipe for Wildlife’ campaign because their own logging practices don't quite make the grade. 
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Tom

Make a New Year's Resolution for the environment

posted by Tom on Monday, 21 January, 2013 - 14:07

It’s 2013 and climate change has officially arrived. Yep. Australia’s just sweltered through our worst heatwave and hottest ever day on record. 

The PM, the...

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Tom

Food for thought: Celebrate with Father Christmas AND Mother Nature

posted by Tom on Thursday, 15 November, 2012 - 11:53

The silly season may be nigh upon us, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t be smart with our food purchases! As we get ready to welcome Father Christmas and get a little jolly ourselves, let’s not forget Mother Nature.

Here's some...

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Tom

Ride to work

posted by Tom on Tuesday, 16 October, 2012 - 11:25

Imagine a mode of transport unrivalled in energy efficiency, with zero emissions and zero running costs, which actually improves your well-being! Impossible? Well, chances are you’ve already got one. Yes - it's a bicycle! 

For those of you who’ve ever dreamed of...

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Tom

Chat with your mates about the real story of the Carbon Price

posted by Tom on Thursday, 5 July, 2012 - 13:53

HOORAY! Raise a glass…and have a chat with your mates about the real story of the carbon price.

July 1st was a historic day for Australia! For the first time ever, Australia’s biggest polluters will be forced to pay for the pollution they pump into our skies, helping...

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Sarah

Stand up for a Safe Climate future for our kids

posted by Sarah on Tuesday, 8 May, 2012 - 12:36

We love Mother’s Day because at heart, it’s a big ol’ celebration of love and life. We celebrate our mothers who brought us into this world. And we also celebrate our grannies, aunts, sisters and carers who have shaped the people we are today. 

But while we...

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Sarah

Choose your own (eco) adventure

posted by Sarah on Thursday, 8 March, 2012 - 13:10

Handy tips for travelling green

Holidays are a time to stop, unwind, indulge and explore, but that doesn’t mean our responsibility to the earth goes on hiatus too. With our much loved Easter break just a little while away, we thought you’d enjoy this handy...

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Sarah

Love is in the Murray air

posted by Sarah on Thursday, 9 February, 2012 - 11:14

this Valentines Day

The recent rains and floods have made our Murray River one dreamy hideaway! Our wetlands are glistening under the sun, water birds are singing merrily by the river side and our Murray Cod is having a grand ol’ time breeding away. Oooo lovers!!...

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Sarah

How to have a great green barbie

posted by Sarah on Friday, 20 January, 2012 - 10:03

And eat it too

Nothing says Summer like the smell of a sizzling barbie and the sounds of a coldie being opened, friends and family cackling away and 6’s being hit over the fence. This fun-loving Aussie pastime is a little slice of heaven, and it’s something...

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Sarah

’Tis the season to be jolly

posted by Sarah on Thursday, 15 December, 2011 - 12:11

Your top 10 Green Gift ideas for the Festive Season

Yay! Only 10 more sleeps till Christmas! That’s 10 more days to run around like crazy searching high and low for prezzies woo-hoo! That’s hours upon hours of time to spend a small fortune we don’t have...

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Sarah

Join the Backwards March

posted by Sarah on Thursday, 3 November, 2011 - 08:32

Call on the Premier to stop taking Victoria backwards on our environment

It’s fair to say that the Baillieu Government’s performance on the environment this past year has been anything...

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Sarah

Jump on ya bike

posted by Sarah on Thursday, 6 October, 2011 - 13:52

and join the commuter revolution

Next Wednesday, 12 October over 150,000 Aussie workers will be saddling up and riding to work. It’s all in the name of staying healthy, saving money and of course protecting our environment - we think it’s a darn good idea. So...

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Sarah

Let's take the fight against new coal power to the feds

posted by Sarah on Thursday, 8 September, 2011 - 09:04

Sign the MONSTER petition today

You may have heard back in May that the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) approved a new coal-fired power...

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Sarah

Reduce your consumption and tackle climate change

posted by Sarah on Thursday, 4 August, 2011 - 13:56

with Meat Free Mondays

How good does this sound. By having one meat-free day each week you’ll be taking part in a world changing campaign where what’s good for you is also good for your health, hip pocket, animal welfare, global hunger and of course, the...

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Sarah

Take the chill out of winter

posted by Sarah on Wednesday, 6 July, 2011 - 15:40

with DIY pelmets

I know, I know.. You’re probably thinking pelmets are pretty old fashioned and daggy. I can hear the chorus from here. But the truth is, these boxes that sit over your curtain rod serve an important function which can greatly reduce your bills and...

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Sarah

Say YES to a STRONG price on pollution

posted by Sarah on Thursday, 2 June, 2011 - 09:17

this World Environment Day

World Environment Day is one of those brilliant annual events where communities from all corners of the globe band together to display positive action for the environment, our planet and its...

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Sarah

Doorknocking's easy & fun

posted by Sarah on Wednesday, 4 May, 2011 - 13:49

so get involved this World Environment Day

Doorknocking is proving to be one of the most effective tools we have to show broad community support for real action to safeguard our environment. And chatting to householders is not as scary as you might think.

As the...

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Sarah

The Save the Murray campaign is picking up steam (Echuca style)

posted by Sarah on Thursday, 7 April, 2011 - 14:20

and we’d love you to jump on board

We’ve officially launched our Save the Murray campaign into the world of Facebook and we’re just a little excited.

This month, help us spread the ...

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Sarah

Keep an eye on the coal industry

posted by Sarah on Thursday, 10 March, 2011 - 08:47

with our new CoalWatch resource

Your Green Action of the month, should you choose to accept it, is to help us keep an eye on the dangerous expansion plans of Victoria’s brown coal industry. Keep track of the coal mining leases over towns and farmland around the...

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Sarah

Share the love this Valentines Day

posted by Sarah on Friday, 11 February, 2011 - 10:27

with these green gifts for your sweetheart

RED ALERT! If you’ve just hit panic stations on the Valentines Day shopping front stop right now! Our ideas for pure, green romance will help you pamper your sweetie without spoiling the planet.

We know how easy it...

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Sarah

Keep cool this Summer

posted by Sarah on Tuesday, 11 January, 2011 - 15:25

with these handy tips for your home

It’s official. Summertime is in full swing. We’re spending our days swimming in the refreshing oceans, the nights under the beautiful southern sky. Our barbie’s are getting a good work out and the mozzie’s are...

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