Green Action of the Month blog posts
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
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...more
How to make yours a happy green holidays
It really is the season to be jolly. It’s the rare time of year where after a long year of slogging it out we enjoy kicking back, spoiling others and eating ourselves silly! And we deserve to. But with all the waste that...more
This Saturday, 6 November @ 1pm
It’s three and a bit weeks out from the state election and the pressure is on for the parties to deliver for our environment. First cab off the rank: replace that dirty dinosaur - Hazelwood Power Station - with clean energy, new...more
Our top tips for feathering a greener, cheaper, safer and more comfortable nest
Now we know you mightn’t have a bun in the oven right at this moment (a big congrats if you do!). But chances are you know of someone that does, or will in the not too distant future. So...more
And tell the government not to ease water restrictions
Starting today, Premier Brumby has eased Melbourne's water restrictions from Stage 3 to Stage 2. So starting today, you could see your neighbours out and about, water hoses akimbo. It couldn't be worse for our...more
Walk with the people. Not the big polluters.
We’re doing our bit on climate change. It’s time to make our government do theirs.
There’s a federal election on its way. Yet both major parties falling way behind the community on climate issues and...more