Green challenges

Green challenges

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

Going beyond the hour

Friday, 25 February 2011

You're probably turned your lights out for Earth Hour before - but this year they're asking us to go beyond the hour. Who's inspired you to live more sustainably? Maybe you should nominate them for an Earth Hour award.

Tap beer in glasses

How I chose to drink greener beer

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Did you know that beer is the world’s most widely consumed and oldest alcoholic beverage? I guess I’m not alone in enjoying a frosty cold beer after a long day! It's got an eco-impact though, so here's what I did about it.

Going waterwise with my new native plants

Sunday, 13 February 2011

This summer I’ve replanted three sections of my garden with native plants - they're pretty, low-maintenance, attract birds and don't use much water. What's not to love?

How to use the behavioural change toolkit

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Did you know you can use the behavioural change toolkit from the Jan/Feb issue of G magazine to do our G Challenges? It's a great way to practice new habits.

Eco-friendly clothing challenge wrap-up

Friday, 28 January 2011

I’m looking for more sources of eco-friendly clothes so that when I need to replace my current items I can do it in a way that helps the environment. Eventually I won’t even have to think about whether I’m doing the right thing, it will just happen no matter what I pick from my wardrobe.

How to make your favourite clothes last longer

Sunday, 23 January 2011

If you've got favourite clothes you couldn't bear to part with, learning to repair them means you can keep them for longer. It's easy once you know how...

Me wearing a top I got at my swap party

Swap your old clothes for something new to you

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Swapping your unused clothes with friends saves you money and reduces waste. If you plan right you can turn it into a little party - read more to find out how.

D-rack line dryer

Don't forget to make your laundry eco-friendly too

Friday, 14 January 2011

Making your clothes eco-friendly doesn't end with what you buy. We can save a lot of energy and water in how we care for them - here's a few tips for you to try.

Me wearing my favourite op-shop find

Five tips for getting the most out of your local op-shop

Friday, 14 January 2011

I love to spend a day browsing the op-shops near me. There’s so much variety, I’m always surprised by what I find. But there’s a bit of a knack to finding what you want in among the racks of things that aren’t your style at all.

Woman looking at clothes for sale

Where can I get new eco-friendly clothes?

Friday, 7 January 2011

If you've never looked into buying eco-friendly clothes before, you might be surprised at how much is available when you start looking. Here's where to start your search...

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