Green challenges

Green challenges

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

Still keeping up the vegetarian meals?

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Although I eat much less meat than I used to, I still think I could do better. The benefits are so huge that I think all of us who aren't vegetarian yet should keep plugging away at it, looking at it as a lifestyle change that's good for us as well as the planet.

Printer with recycling symbol

4 ways to reduce your paper impact

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Reducing the amount of bills you get in the mail isn't the only way to lighten your paperwork impact. Last week we talked about cutting back on junk mail, but there's plenty of other options too.

Paper recycling facility

Choosing recycled paper for lower impact

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

The paper we use doesn't have to come from old-growth forests or plantation timber. There are so many more recycled paper options out there these days.

Paper bills

Ask for the online billing option

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Given that so many businesses are doing it tough these days, I hope they're eager for the opportunity to cut costs in way that actually has positive benefits for everyone.

Junk mail

I don't mind the bills, but...

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

The other menace in my mailbox is junk mail. All it does is tempt me to buy stuff I didn't know I needed until I saw the glossy advertising.

Queue

Why not pay your bills online too, while you're at it?

Thursday, 17 September 2009

You might have tried paying bills online already, since it's more convenient than mail or lining up for hours to pay in person. But did you know it's good for the environment too?

email bills

Keeping your bills organised

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Once you switch to online billing, you'll have to keep track of emails instead of dozens of bits of paper. Here's a few ideas to help you get organised.

Forest

Save forests with online billing

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

It's quite wasteful to grow a tree, turn it into paper, and truck it around the country even if it does get salvaged into something useful at the end of it - online billing reduces that waste.

Paying bills on a laptop

New challenge: online billing

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Would you like an easy-to-maintain green change in your life? This month we're ditching the paper bills and going online.

Purse with money in it

How to save money while saving the planet

Friday, 28 August 2009

Wondering how you can save money but not give up on the environment? It's easier than you think!

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