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Air conditioner

Ask G: Air conditioner maintenance

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Properly maintaining air conditioning systems will allow them to last longer and use less electricity.

Halogen globe

Ask G: 'High intensity' halogen lights

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Halogen bulbs advertised as 'high intensity' are either those with an infrared coating that enables them to use less power.

Halogen downlight

Ask G: The difference between room and task lighting

Thursday, 8 January 2009

Choose the right type of lighting for your needs.

Glowing red light

Ask G: Lights and house fires

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Can household lighting be a fire danger?

Cat made out of cardboard

Ask G: Creative recycling: arts and crafts

Friday, 19 December 2008

Creative recycling is all about putting random rubbish - like empty toilet rolls - to inventive use, and goes to show there's more than one way to recycle your household waste.

Rainbow lorikeet

Ask G: Creative bird feeders

Thursday, 11 December 2008

Bird watching is a great green hobby to introduce the kids to - it's simple yet exciting, and they can definitely be involved in a hands-on way in attracting colourful birds to the yard.

wooden toys

Ask G: Toxic-free toys

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Chances are that the toys at the top of kids' Christmas lists this year won't be coming from the North Pole; it's far more likely that they'll arrive in hulking container ships from China, which dominates the world toy production market.

shampoo bottles

Ask G: Eco-friendly shampoo alternatives

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Staunch environmentalists have long argued that shampooing is an unnecessary evil. But for those less keen on looking and smelling like a wet dog for six weeks, there are other options that are kind to both you and the environment

cat

Ask G: Eco-cats

Friday, 28 November 2008

Victoria's Department of Sustainability and Environment estimates that a single domestic cat with a loving home, but that is allowed to roam free, kills 25 native birds, mammals and reptiles each year.

sandwich

Ask G: What's a good replacement for cling wrap?

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Like their shopping bag counterparts, plastic products such as freezer bags and cling film are not environment-friendly.

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