Green challenges

Green challenges

Thinking global and acting local, Julie Grundy takes on any challenge we throw at her.

Pumpkin and fennel baked risotto

3 meat-free meals for winter weather

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

The weather has gotten cold, and I can see from all the cooking shows and magazines that everyone is wanting to eat big, hearty meals to warm themselves up. I’ve come up with a few favourite meat-free meals I think you’ll like too.

Filing cabinet

Wrapping up our paperless challenge

Monday, 27 June 2011

Although you can change your own habits and decisions, there’s always someone ready to give you more paper whether you want it or not. How can you figure this out?

Me and my husband in front of a Say Yes banner

Quick quiz: household actions preventing climate change

Friday, 24 June 2011

It's hard to know which is the best way to spend our limited time and money when we're trying to prevent climate change. We're all ready to make a difference, but no-one agrees on how it should be done.

Handmade notebooks

8 ways to recycle paper yourself

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

If you’re willing to experiment, you can do a bit of DIY recycling. Grab a stack of paper that you were going to put in the recycling bin and do something crafty instead.

Laptop and desktop computer in a house

Step 2: reducing the unnecessary paper

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Last week we took our first step to going paperless by replacing our disposable paper products with some more eco-friendly reusable ones. This week we’re going to look at ways to lose the piles of unnecessary paper that seem to creep into your home and office uninvited.

Paper rolls being loaded onto a ship

How is paper made?

Monday, 6 June 2011

When we think of the environmental aspects of using paper, it’s not just the deforestation we have to consider, it’s the industrial process too. So how is paper made, anyway?

Toilet paper roll

Step 3: switching to recycled paper

Monday, 6 June 2011

I bet you're really good at recycling the paper you use. But are you remembering that the paper you recycled paper will be available on supermarket shelves for another go-around?

Two people planting a tree

How deforestation affects us

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Deforestation does more than just destroy animal habitat. Let's look at some ways you can help put a stop to the worst effects of clear-cutting our forests and bushland.

Waste-paper truck

Step 1: ditching the disposable paper

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Paper doesn’t cost much money, so we forget that it’s wasteful to throw so much of it out. But when you think of deforestation and the chemicals that get used in paper production, it seems like it’d be worthwhile to see what we can do to fix that.

New challenge: going paperless

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Paper has a way of creeping into your home while you’re not paying attention. This month we're seeing how paper-free we can make our homes and offices. Let's start with the easy stuff...

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