How green is your electricity company?

Rooftop solar has grown in popularity across the world.  It is common to see solar panels soaking up the sunlight and supplying renewable energy to households.    But let’s get real. Not everyone can install solar panels.  Rooftop solar systems require a significant upfront investment. While the systems will pay for themselves over time (approximately 4 years), not everyone has the money to invest in a … Continue reading How green is your electricity company?

Plastic – we need to step back

Plastic is actually quite remarkable and is useful for a wide range of things. However our infatuation with and reliance on plastic has gone too far and we need to take a step back.  Largely driven by company profits, plastic is now everywhere.  It is cheap to make, light to transport and because there is no accountability for its end of life management, its use … Continue reading Plastic – we need to step back

Thinking twice before buying bottled water

Reducing our use of plastic bottles by using a reusable water bottle is one of the easiest things we can do to live more sustainably. Bottled water is quite a recent phenomenon.  As a society we have been convinced that the water that comes from our tap is somehow inferior to the water that is bought in a plastic bottle.   And we pay a … Continue reading Thinking twice before buying bottled water

Why normalising reusable coffee cups is important

Sometimes normalising something is as simple as putting it on T.V. When the ABC series War on Waste aired its episode about the scourge of disposable coffee cups, millions of people were spurred into action.  Reusable coffee cups went from something you saw occasionally to being the norm.  Reusable coffee cup manufactures saw huge increases in inquiries and sales. Keep Cup reported a 400% increase … Continue reading Why normalising reusable coffee cups is important

Rooftop solar – the future of domestic electricity?

Electricity prices and consumer demand for renewable energy has spurred an increase in rooftop solar around the world. This popularity can be seen in countries that typically have many sun soaked days and high levels of solar energy potential such as Australia through to countries in Europe which have a comparatively lower number of warm sunny days and daylight hours. In Australia over 2 million … Continue reading Rooftop solar – the future of domestic electricity?

Choosing the best composting option for you

After you’ve finished your healthy fruit snack where does your apple core, orange peel or banana peel go? After you’ve cooked dinner, where do your vegetable scraps go? What about those lettuce leaves you never finished or the half-eaten tomato in the bottom of the crisper? And those leftovers in the back of the fridge you forgot about? One of the easiest things we can … Continue reading Choosing the best composting option for you