Green Action of the Month blog posts
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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-...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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. more
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...more
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.
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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!!...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
Sign the MONSTER petition today
You may have heard back in May that the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) approved a new coal-fired power...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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.
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 ...more
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...more
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...more