Ask G

cosmetics

Ask G: Cosmetic concerns

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Should we use plant-based cosmetics?

FSC logo

Ask G: Paper labelling

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

A logo with a leaf or a happy-looking tree is meaningless without clarification of how exactly a product is a better environmental choice.

Lots of blue downlights

Ask G: Why are downlights power hungry?

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

A single downlight doesn't provide much light.

chewing baby

Ask G: Puberty cues

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

What are endocrine disruptors?

bubbles

Ask G: What's the deal with sodium lauryl ether sulfate?

Friday, 15 May 2009

Is sodium lauryl ether sulfate (SLES) as bad as sodium lauryl sulfate? Is it natural?

Pile of Australian $50 notes

Ask G: Running costs of air conditioning

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Electric fans are the cheapest to run and ducted systems typically the most expensive. Here's how all the options stack up.

Digital set top box

Ask G: Digital television and analog TVs

Friday, 8 May 2009

While the change to digital between 2010 and 2013 means that analog TV signals will be switched off, this does not mean that you have to throw your analog TV away.

Tree bark

Ask G: Tree-free and wood-free paper

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

The terms 'tree-free' and 'wood free' on paper packaging don't make any environmental promises.

Ants

Ask G: Eco-friendly pest control

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Choosing environment-friendly pest control will minimise the negative impacts on your home and the Earth, as well as the critters you are trying to get rid of.

Man with tissue

Ask G: Air conditioners and air quality

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

All air conditioners have a filter that removes dust, pollen and large particles from the intake air. How much of the air-borne irritants it removes depends on the type of filter.

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