Green challenges

Green challenges

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

Vampires in your house!

Monday, 18 May 2009

Don't look now, but there's a vampire in your house! It's sucking away, draining your electricity.

Making it easier to switch off at the wall

Thursday, 14 May 2009

I'm looking into ways I could make switching off at the wall easier on myself, and therefore more likely to keep the habit up.

Cut 10% of your electricity emissions with the flick of a switch

Sunday, 10 May 2009

If you're trying to reduce your personal carbon footprint, getting rid of that standby drain will cut up to 10% of your electricity-related emissions.

Power struggle

New challenge: switch off at the wall

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Standby power accounts for up to 10% of the average household's electricity use. I don't know about you, but I'm pretty happy to take a 10% reduction in my electricity bill, so hopefully this will do the trick.


Greener future = fewer cars

Monday, 13 April 2009

As we move to a greener future, we're going to be using cars less often - it's time to get the best alternatives organised.

Kyle and his single-speed

Car-free families

Monday, 13 April 2009

Some families are completely car-free, relying instead on buses, trains, biking and walking. Could you do it?

One of Perth's natural-gas powered buses

Clean energy for public transport - what are the options?

Monday, 6 April 2009

Even though public transport is more efficient than car travel, it could be even better if it were run on cleaner sources of fuel. There are a lot more options for this than there used to be.

Eastern Distribution Tunnel in Sydney

What are the benefits of reducing car travel?

Monday, 6 April 2009

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is a great reason to ditch your car for a day. But what other benefits are there for us?

Smartrider processor

Making public transport easier to use

Sunday, 29 March 2009

New technology can make public transport easier and simpler to use

What would make bike-riding easier for cyclists?

Sunday, 29 March 2009

Cycling is an easy and fast way to get around, but could do with some more support to make it safer.

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