Reviews

Arron Wood

Billabong Boy

Monday, 18 October 2010

Arron Wood is only 34, but has already made his mark as an environmental educator and activist in Australia and beyond. On Friday last week, the former Young Australian and Environmentalist of the Year won the highly-coveted People’s Choice Award at the Banksia Environment Awards. Read G’s review of his autobiography.

Here on Earth

Here on Earth: An Argument for Hope

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Tim Flannery's new book is the distillation of a remarkable mind. An intensely personal work, the intensity of emotion and a lyrical turn of phrase make it engaging and moving.

Frugavore

Frugavore

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

With this manifesto of peasant wisdom and recipes translated for a 21st century audience, Aussie nutritionist Arabella Forge shows how eating organic, flavoursome, nourishing food is possible on even the tightest budget.

Organika

Cafe with the lot

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Located in the heart of the sleepy tourist town of Noosa in Queensland, Organika is an organic grocery store and coffee bar established in 2007 by brothers Josh and Chris Barry.

How to Cool the Planet

How to Cool the Planet

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

In the last five years, geoengineering - large-scale intervention in the Earth's climate system to counter climate change - has gone from being a fringe idea to one accorded some scientific credibility.

Neil Prentice

Meat the farmer

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Neil Prentice farms wagyu cattle, the Japanese breed famed for their interlaced muscular fat. The only trouble with wagyu is that they need to be kept in feedlots for nearly two years to obtain the sort of fat the Japanese love. Prentice, however, sees feedlotting as unethical.

Iku Wholefoods

Slow food to go

Thursday, 19 August 2010

All of the food for the Iku Wholefoods stores is prepared fresh daily from over 200 fresh, local, seasonal, organic and biodynamic ingredients at the central kitchen.

Le Pain Quotidien

Euro chic with soul

Monday, 9 August 2010

The food isn't the only environmental consideration at the franchise Le Pain Quotidien; this patisserie uses energy-efficient lighting, eco cleaning products and minimal packaging.

Australia’s Best Eco-Friendly Holidays

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

A beautiful book offering a great overview of sustainable travel experiences throughout Australia. In terms of size, it’s more coffee table than stuff-in-your backpack material, so it’s best consulted for holiday inspiration.

Volvo C30 DRIVe

Friday, 14 May 2010

The C30 DRIVe is Volvo's latest foray into the modern diesel market and it certainly gives its competitors a decent run for their eco money. And it's certainly ditched the fuddy-duddy Volvo driver reputation. No Bloody Volvo drivers here!

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