Green challenges

Green challenges

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

New thinking for our capital cities

Friday, 19 February 2010

Our transport G Challenge last year was a good start: we all committed to reducing our reliance on our cars. But better designed cities of the future will make it easier for everyone to do the right thing!

Choosing local

How did your local food challenge go?

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Let's see how we did with the local eating challenge: what parts were easy, and which were more difficult?

Girl eating peas

6 reasons to eat local food

Monday, 8 February 2010

I've come up with 6 excellent reasons to eat local food - environment, health, and community just to name a few. Can you come up with more?

Tomatoes

As local as it gets: your own backyard

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Do you get tired of reading labels for your local food? Take a break by growing your own fruit'n'veg in your backyard.

Shopper checking a lable

How can you tell which food is local?

Friday, 29 January 2010

It's all very well to say we should be eating local, but how do you find out what's within your range? It can take a little detective work, but here are the clues to look for on product labels.

WA apple

Join the locavore crowd

Friday, 22 January 2010

Finally, a food trend I can enjoy! Instead of too-hard-to-do-at-home recipes from celebrity chefs, they're getting into local, seasonal food. And they're not the only ones...

Map of Perth

New challenge: eat locally!

Thursday, 21 January 2010

This month we'll be trying to keep our food choices sourced from Australia, or even closer to home. First you'll need to check a map to see what's within your local area, and then you'll need to check your cupboard to see what you've already got.

Wooden staircase in a forest

How did your G Challenge year go?

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

We've been doing these challenges for a while now! I've enjoyed figuring them all out, seeing them as a test of my ingenuity and commitment to living an eco-friendly lifestyle. How about you?

Girl wearing sunhat and sunglasses

Stay sun-smart when you ride or travel by public transport

Monday, 14 December 2009

If you've been keeping up the effort on the ditch the car challenge we did earlier this year, I bet you've noticed the weather heating up for summer, and I hope you've been staying sun-smart.

Christmas tree decorations

9 G Challenge tips for a greener Christmas

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Christmas can be one of the most hectic, expensive and stressful times of the year. Luckily, one of the benefits of going green is that it can make special events both easier and more interesting for you!

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