DIY soda cans solar panel heater

Posted by on Jun 25, 2014 in Sustainability | No Comments

Our clothes line fell over in the storm and I was searching on how to upcycle it when I stumbled upon this really cool idea that provides heat!  We have been discussing a bit about heating during winter, in the last meeting on sustainable living and how to reduce our carbon footprint.  What better way […]

Carbon Footprinting

Posted by on Jun 23, 2014 in Sustainability | No Comments

Thanks to Stuart for organising this informative night with lots of practical sharing.  Here’s a list of carbon footprint calculators he has compiled and reviewed (pdf file to download).  Hope they will be useful in your journey to being carbon neutral and living more sustainably! Carbon Footprint Calculators

What is renewable energy?

Posted by on Jun 19, 2014 in Sustainability | No Comments

Learn more about the much talked about renewable energy and its target (RET) in this special issue from ECAM (Eastern Climate Action Melbourne).  Click here to read more.

Simple Sustainable Solutions

Posted by on Jun 19, 2014 in Sustainability | No Comments
Simple Sustainable Solutions

I stumbled upon this site when I was searching for sustainable heating solutions.  While it didn’t directly help me to decide between gas or electricity or some other heating options, I thought it was a great site.  And now I have a few GIY projects to work on this winter 🙂  Just when you thought […]

Australia’s electricity sector ageing, inefficient & unprepared

Posted by on Jun 17, 2014 in Sustainability | No Comments
Australia’s electricity sector ageing, inefficient & unprepared

Earlier this morning Climate Councillors Professor Tim Flannery and Andrew Stock held a press conference in Sydney to launch a landmark report investigating the future of Australia’s electricity sector. The report’s findings are resounding: Australia’s electricity sector is ageing, inefficient, unprepared and requires urgent reform. Read the report.

Breakthrough 2014

Posted by on Jun 10, 2014 in Sustainability | One Comment

Bad News :- Climate change is no longer something that will happen. It is happening. Did you hear the latest about the melting of the Western Antarctic ice-sheet?http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2014/05/13/4003536.htm Good News!!!!!:- There are hundreds of groups like ours in Victoria many doing really great things. *   Here is an opportunity to get together, share and hopefully […]

Archimedes Screw / Nautilus Shell wind turbine

Posted by on Jun 4, 2014 in Sustainability | No Comments
Archimedes Screw / Nautilus Shell wind turbine

Thanks to Mary, I now have another item on my wish list…a whisper-quiet wind turbine on our roof.  With Melbourne’s wild winds in winter together with the scorching summer sun, we could probably harvest enough energy for the average home.

Vote now for a healthy, sustainable future!

Posted by on Jun 2, 2014 in Sustainability | No Comments
Vote now for a healthy, sustainable future!

Vote for the Transition Towns Maroondah – planter boxes project at the Leader Local Grants! Voting is now open and you have 10 votes.  You will have to register to vote but it’s a very simple process of just selecting your local paper and providing your name and email address.  Then you will be emailed […]