Education

Energy efficiency: Buildings

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Find out how much energy is used around the globe, the breakdown of the buildings that use it, and our predicted future energy usage.

Salts

Brine power: salts ain't salts

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

How much salt should we have each day? And what’s so good about the boutique varieties that have become popular of late?

The Aha Moment – Seeds of inspiration worth planting

29 October, 2014

Five years after reaching the finals of the first ever Masterchef series, outspoken foodie Michelle Darlington is putting compassion, kindness and inspiration on the menu at an inaugural TED-style boutique gathering set to take place this Wednesday in Potts Point. Six empowering change makers will reveal the most inspiring moments of their lives at the “Aha Moment” – Seeds of Inspiration Worth Planting event presented by Darlington’s socially responsible Seed It Up – an organic seed company supporting the Grow Your Own food movement.

Where: Tusculum House, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point, Sydney, NSW.
When: 6:30 – 7pm (for mingling and canapés), 7:15 – 9pm (for talks), Wednesday 29 October, 2014.
Cost: Part proceeds of this event go to 'The Carevan Foundation' – feeding the homeless in rural Australia. Tickets are $50 + $3.99 booking fee.
Click here for more info.

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How to get eco-summery legs

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Hot summer days are on the horizon, so here's simple tips to get your legs ready.

The bees' knees

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Bees play an important part in our existence by pollinating crops, but overseas diseases could threaten their happy existence in Australia.

sleep well

How to wake up well

Monday, 20 October 2014

Trouble sleeping? This world first 100% certified-organic latex and carbon neutral pillow could help you sleep better – and we've even got a special ‘15% off’ discount code you can use!

David Holmgren – Hall of Fame

Saturday, 18 October 2014

David Holmgren is the Hall of Fame winner in the 2014 Green Lifestyle Awards.

Holmgren is best known as the co-originator of the permaculture concept following the publication of Permaculture One in 1978.

Social Innovation Change-makers Festival 2014

18 October, 2014

Social Innovation Sydney helps change makers connect with one another and build networks to drive social innovation. We connect people with ideas to people with skills so that they can create new ventures together.

Every social innovator wants to the world to change, but none of us control how different the future will be. Can you creatively engage with the futures you hope for and those you fear to develop and refine your vision, rather than being paralysed by indecision? We believe you can. This one-day workshop take participants on an imaginative journey into four futures they will co-create, then brings them back to right now with renewed purpose and a clearer focus.

Where: UNSW Art and Design, corner Green’s Road and Oxford Street, Paddington, Sydney NSW
When: 9.30am - 4pm Saturday 18 October, 2014.
Cost: $25 + BF
Click here for more info.

Tomatoes

How to grow great tomatoes

Friday, 17 October 2014

There's few things better than harvesting ripe, juicy tomato fruits from your own garden. Make sure you read our guide to get them fresh off the vine this summer.

National Ride2Work Day 2014

National Ride2Work Day 2014

15 October, 2014

Ever thought about swapping your usual commute to work with an invigorating bike ride, or need a bit of encouragement to hop back on after the chilly winter months? Then give the National Ride2Work Day a go. More than 15,000 workers across the country are expected to steam to work under pedal power on the day. Join those celebrating a long held love of the bicycle or be among those discovering the health benefits of a good cycle.

If you’re in the Melbourne area and want to use pedal power to help those in need, take part in Bupa Around the Bay – Ride for a Child in Need. It will be held on Sunday 19 October, and there are varying distances around Port Phillip Bay so all ages and abilities can take part.

Where: Community events and breakfasts are being held nationwide on Ride2Work Day.
When: Wednesday 15 October, 2014.
Cost: It’s free to register for both events.
Click here for more info.

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