Category: <span>Green Home</span>

Want a Greener World? First Green Up Your Life

Want a Greener World? First Green Up Your Life

We live in an age where daily destruction of our planet is occurring all around the world, from the annihilation of the rainforest to soil degradation. Thankfully, it’s become a hot topic, with environmentalists, activists, scientists and conservationists looking to educate the masses and find ways to make our world a more sustainable and greener place....

Could You Live Plastic-Free?

Could You Live Plastic-Free?

A week after World Oceans Day, two weeks since seeing the zero-waste Tedx Talk by Lauren Singer and about 3 years almost to the date since Queensland proposed (unsuccessfully) the banning of disposable bags, the subject of waste (and in particular plastic) has been consuming my thoughts. According to a study published in Sciencemag.org, more than 8 million...

4 Free Mobile Apps To Help You Live a Greener Life

4 Free Mobile Apps To Help You Live a Greener Life

When I began my journey into sustainable living many years ago, there weren’t many resources available to help guide me. It was slim pickings back then so I relied heavily on websites such as TreeHugger.com and Ecouterre and read magazines such as Peppermint Magazine. Today this is no longer the case. “There’s an app for...

5 Reasons Why I Love Living Off The Grid

5 Reasons Why I Love Living Off The Grid

When I tell people that my partner and I live off-the-grid the first thing they ask is: what does that mean? My usual response is this: “Living off-the-grid means that our home isn’t connected to the main electrical power grid run by a utilities company. Our home is run purely on solar power – we...

Cheap is just that: CHEAP

Cheap is just that: CHEAP

Photo by McKay Savage   When I was in high-school I learned the very basics of economics and one of the things I recall learning was the theory of Supply and Demand. In very basic terms, the Law of Demand states that when the price of a good increases, the demand for the good falls....

Christian Fundamentalists

Christian Fundamentalists

Photo courtesy of Brett Jordan   I was raised as a Christian and consider myself a Christian because I am a firm believer and try to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ and his message of love, forgiveness and compassion. So imagine my surprise when I get this email about the upcoming Australian federal election...