So how are we all doing with this challenge? How often are you remembering to switch off at the wall?
Don't look now, but there's a vampire in your house! It's sucking away, draining your electricity.
The Government has announced big spending programs for the environment in this year's Federal Budget. Solar power and clean coal technology are among the big winners. But on close analysis, is the Budget that good for the environment?
I'm looking into ways I could make switching off at the wall easier on myself, and therefore more likely to keep the habit up.
If you're trying to reduce your personal carbon footprint, getting rid of that standby drain will cut up to 10% of your electricity-related emissions.
Standby power accounts for up to 10% of the average household's electricity use. I don't know about you, but I'm pretty happy to take a 10% reduction in my electricity bill, so hopefully this will do the trick.
Heads up everybody - Fair Trade Fortnight has begun!
With the auto industry in decline, electric bikes might be the way of the future. Should governments start subsidising these zero emission vehicles in the battle against climate change?
There is a lot of debate about whether to have carbon trading or a carbon tax. Proponents of a carbon tax, including the Victorian Governor David de Kretser, say a carbon tax is more transparent.
As we move to a greener future, we're going to be using cars less often - it's time to get the best alternatives organised.