Green challenges

Green challenges

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

cycling

Get on your bike, once a week

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Cycling to work is another one of those doubly-good eco-friendly ideas. As well as helping the environment, you're also saving yourself a trip to the gym.

Park and Ride station in Perth

We're back with a new challenge! Leave your car at home and try an alternative

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

We're back with a new challenge! This time it's ditching the car once a week. It's a great way to explore your alternatives - train, bus, bike, your own feet.

Stairway in a forest

Keep challenging yourself!

Monday, 19 January 2009

If we want other people to change, first we have to show them how it's done. I hope you'll all continue leading by example and challenging yourself this year.

vegies

Give it away!

Monday, 22 December 2008

Many people recognise the social benefits of donating food, but aren't aware of the environmental benefits. A study shows that for every kilo of food recovered and given to the needy, there's a saving of 1.5 kg of greenhouse gases, and 56 litres of water.

left overs

Freeze! to reduce waste

Friday, 19 December 2008

If I'm not going to eat leftovers in time, I might as well have thrown them in the bin right away! So I've been learning which things keep well in the freezer.

shopping cart

Easy ways to reduce waste

Monday, 15 December 2008

We waste 145 kg of food each year. Multiply that by 20 million Australians, and you see it's a really big problem for our environment, and creating a lot of landfill.

money

Money in the bin

Thursday, 11 December 2008

According to the ABS, the average Aussie family spends $281 a week on groceries. But if we're throwing out up to 20% of that food, then how much money are we wasting?

food

How much is too much food?

Sunday, 7 December 2008

Instead of throwing out the excess food when we go too far, why not learn how to prevent over-cooking in the first place?

pantry

Secret food stash

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Do you have anything lurking in the back of the cupboard that you should use up before it goes to waste? If you're not sure what to do with it, let's see if we can figure something out!

shopping list

Meal planning

Sunday, 30 November 2008

Do you plan your meals ahead, or are you a freestyler? One of the things that can leave you with spare ingredients in your pantry is not being careful when you shop.

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