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brownbag
15/02/2012 - 10:07
Saving stand-by power is a very important component of household energy efficiency. Products not turned off at the switch can use a significant amount of standby power and nobody likes using power...
GavinBrown
12/12/2011 - 14:59
The variety of stand-by energy saving devices has increased rapidly in the past few years as people are becoming more and more aware of the need to avoid wasted power usage on appliances that are...
Elizabeth
03/10/2011 - 10:16
Food waste is an important issue for many households. For people on a low income wasted food can have a significant impact on the household budget. The Australia Institute estimates that Australians...
CateLawrence
12/08/2011 - 20:08
It's an interesting and thorny issue. Planet Green had a post about managing a relationship with someone with different environmental standards than you, but what if it's your housemate...
brownbag
03/06/2011 - 16:06
I hate standby power and have put a lot of energy into reducing it. I started with master-slave power boards, devices which shut off standby power to slave devices when the master is not drawing...

Bokashi vs Worms

ChrisChinchilla
16/05/2011 - 12:36
We've talked many times in the past about composting with worms, the commercial options and the DIY options, previous articles can be found here. Frankly, worms are great but not suited to...

Current Cost Envi

ChrisChinchilla
25/01/2011 - 00:22
Ever since I read about Google's new service for measuring power consumption, Powermeter, I wanted to try it, whatever your opinions on what Google might do with your data, it can't be denied...
ChrisChinchilla
23/12/2010 - 00:43
A few weeks ago I was invited to the launch of 'Green Food generation', the new title from Hayden Wood who has something of a following for his long running series of alcohol related titles...

Coping with non-green relatives at Christmas?

CateLawrence
21/12/2010 - 02:35
Tree hugger offers these strategies if you struggle with your family dealing with your choice of food. This could also apply to your choice of fashion, partner, your weight or anything else that...
ChrisChinchilla
02/12/2010 - 00:27
This small water saving device was easy to install with only needing a shifter to tighten. No need for the added expense of a plumber.  So if you are relocating very easy to install &...