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Worms not so challenging

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Twelve-year old guest-blogger Mia Vissenjoux from the Keep Australia Beautiful's LITTLE Committee is finding that starting a worm farm isn't that much of a challenge after all!

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Out of the shark net

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Guest-blogger Kate Kilgour explains shark nets, and why we really don’t need them.

Clear home, clear mind

Friday, 13 January 2012

Do we really need so much 'stuff'? Perhaps it's time to look at whether having less could actually mean being happier.

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Mia's worm challenge

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Twelve-year old guest-blogger Mia Vissenjoux from the Keep Australia Beautiful's LITTLE Committee is taking on the G Challenge this issue to ‘start a worm farm’, and she's pretty excited to get going!

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Solar boost

Friday, 9 December 2011

We are now witnessing what looks like an astonishing boom in renewables. More than 1 million Australians now live in homes powered by solar panels and the nation is on track to meet its target of a fifth of its energy from renewables by 2020. That’s a 35 fold increase in solar power.
Still, there is some way to go. Renewable energy generates only about 10 per cent of Australia's power but 80 per cent still comes from the burning of black and brown coal. And emissions are rising, suggesting we have to do a lot more work.

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Bubblers & bottle bans

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Guest-blogger Ruth Hessey from the Total Environment Centre reflects on the G Challenge this issue to ‘avoid single use drinks’, remembering a more simple time when we weren’t so wasteful.

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Our thirsty basin

Monday, 28 November 2011

From recent vocal outrage being heard in regional communities against the Draft Basin Plan for the Murray-Darling Basin, you’d be forgiven for thinking that it isn’t all that different from last years’ saga. G writer Caitlin thinks it is, but even the ‘new improved’ plan might not work.

Get ready for extreme weather

Friday, 25 November 2011

The latest report from the International Panel on Climate Change tells us to get ready for some freaky weather. This will continue to businesses and the economy and it's the backdrop to the climate change convention coming up in Durban

What's on your plate?

Friday, 18 November 2011

Food is an essential and everyday part of our lives, but how often do we stop and consider where exactly it came from, and for meat eaters particularly; what do we know about its origins?

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Challenges of the new energy era

Friday, 11 November 2011

The new legislation locking in a carbon tax and shifting Australia to an emissions trading scheme is the beginning of a new era but the challenges are just beginning.

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