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Got a moment? Get 100 kg of emissions offset...

Saturday, 18 July 2009

If you've got a moment to spare, we've caught wind of a survey that wants to gauge your attitudes towards green marketing - and the company will offset 100 kg of carbon for everyone that takes part!

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Day 2: Lunch dilemmas

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Reduce, reuse, recycle - if I can't avoid packaging, how will I dispose of it?

PET bottles in trashcan

Recycling message not getting through

Saturday, 11 July 2009

With 743,000 tonnes of drink containers in our landfill each year, you just know that the recycling message isn't getting through.

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Green jobs and the carbon market

Friday, 10 July 2009

Carbon trading might create a whole lot of green jobs. But are they the kind of jobs we want? The carbon market is growing, but most of the jobs coming out of this appear to be in investment banks and accounting firms.

Decision time: breakfast packaging

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, we're told. It was certainly the most difficult for me, as I stood there sleepily trying to make a decision about packaging types.

Apples on a tray, wrapped in plastic

New challenge: nude food

Saturday, 4 July 2009

The more you think about it, the more you realise how much we wrap things up in plastic and cardboard and glass. Obviously, some of it is necessary. I don't fancy trying to bring milk home without packaging! But then again, do my tomatoes really need a styrofoam tray and cling wrap?

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Challenge review: leave the car at home

Friday, 26 June 2009

Spending on public transport doesn't just help us tackle climate change, it also helps people in outer suburbs have better access to essential services, and is good for the economy too.

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Litigation and climate change

Friday, 26 June 2009

The big sleeper issue around climate change is litigation. Already there are signs that investors, communities and non government organisations will be taking companies to court over their claims on the environment. It is a growing trend

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Being more food-wise

Friday, 19 June 2009

Last year Bronwyn suggested we go through our pantries and freezers and use up the food there instead of buying new items every week. Since about 20% of the average Australian's food purchases end up in landfill, that seemed like a great challenge to me! Have you been keeping it up?

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Are you still eating vegetarian meals?

Friday, 19 June 2009

More people are going vegetarian part-time - Meatfree Mondays and Weekday Vegetarians are the new ways to try it out without having to go cold turkey.

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