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22 November, 2014
Join to learn how to make the most of small spaces for gardening. Cover what potting mix to use, what pots to choose, and what plants will thrive. For more details, and to book in, contact Yolande Presland, Sustainability Education Officer on (02) 9936 8314, sustainabilityeductaion.northsydney.nsw.gov.au
Where: Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability, Waverton, NSW.
When: 2pm – 4pm, Saturday 22 November, 2014.
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How a new building materials auction site is making DIY home renovations a whole lot easier and greener.
Check out this free online resource to help you make decisions on how to add green plant walls and roofs to buildings.
Our editor Emma says there's loads of knowledge to be gained from the experts we spoke to in the new April/May issue.
Marc Bernstein talks us through the Melbourne Design Studios’ 10 Star PassivHaus, a new house he helped design that generates more energy than it uses.
Looking like something Tolkein’s hobbits would reside in, the quirky Earthship homes are in fact some of the greenest kinds of abodes around.
Tanya Ha tackles your eco-questions and finds out if we should be painting our roofs white on top?
31 May - 3 June (Sydney), & 16 - 19 August (Melbourne), 2012
Power prices are expected to double within the next five years, and water charges too are forecast to increase substantially. The HIA BuildGreen Expo brings together over 100 exhibitors showcasing the latest trends in green renovation, building, furnishing, home improvements, and outdoor living. Visit the expo to discover new products and services to retro-fit your existing home or build a new “green” home. Learn how you can save hundreds off your water and electricity bills and reduce your carbon footprint. Discover sustainable building, green renovations, water saving devices and energy saving appliances. Running twice a year alongside the Herald Sun home Show in Melbourne and the Sydney HIA Home Show, the HIA BuildGreen Expo has everything you need to give your home a 6-star energy rating!
G has 20 double passes to give away to the Melbourne event in August! Just email us your best tip for greening your home to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 13th August.
Where: Darling Drive, Darling Harbour, Sydney. Door 5, 2 Clarendon Street, Southbank, Melbourne.
When: 10am - 7pm, 31 May - 3 June (Sydney); & 10am – 6pm (except Friday 17 until 9pm) 16 - 19 August (Melbourne), 2012.
Cost: Sydney show: $14 general admission ($18 at show), $14 concession ($15 at show), kids under 18 free. **SPECIAL OFFER FOR G MAGAZINE READERS: Buy online and quote code "G-Mag" to buy a half price ticket for the Sydney and Melbourne shows! Click here to purchase.
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Australia will have to upgrade its building standards to allow more zero carbon houses to be built. Zero carbon houses produce big costs savings in energy and people are prepared to pay for that.
Gone are the days of dreary, mass-produced prefabricated housing. Today's factory-built homes are modern, cost effective and environment-friendly.