Green Articles and Info
Updated: Tue, 23 May 17, 9:02am Comments: 16 Building orientation to the Sun is important to reduce energy consumption, keeping comfortable and saving money. This article explains how best to get building orientation correct. Through a combination of benefits and opportunities it could save you thousands. Read more..
Updated: Tue, 23 May 17, 8:54am Comments: 18 Water tanks, all the information you need to know about storing water and the best ways to use water around the house. Read more..
Updated: Mon, 22 May 17, 9:44am Comments: 3 How to keep cool or warm in your home by design, either in Summer or Winter, whilst reducing costs to you and the Earth.. Read more..
Updated: Mon, 22 May 17, 9:20am Comments: 1 Passive solar building design is explained and how passive solar principals are used to design green homes and buildings, and save you money. Read more..
Updated: Mon, 22 May 17, 9:16am Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD) is defined and explained in detail in this article; and how it helps you to be more green and eco friendly. Read more..
Updated: Fri, 12 May 17, 6:06am Comments: 29 Trombe Walls can provide free heating, cooling and ventilation. We explain how Trombe Walls work, how to build such a wall and how they save money by reducing energy usage. Read more..
Updated: Wed, 3 May 17, 10:09am Comments: 3 How the R-value of a buildings insulation or home is calculated and the factors that effect the final R value, and how to use it. Read more..
Updated: Wed, 26 Apr 17, 10:11pm The costs of solar-power storage batteries are explored in this article and how to get the best economies and long term reliability. Read more..
Updated: Sun, 16 Apr 17, 11:24pm Comments: 5 Convection directly effects the cost of keeping your house warm in winter. This article explains what convention is and some practical tips on how to battle convection. Read more..
Updated: Mon, 27 Mar 17, 7:39pm We explain how solar power works and how it can be used to provide clean renewable power. Read more..
Updated: Fri, 10 Mar 17, 8:07am Establish the facts around solar power. This article explains the pros and cons of having a solar power system for your home, and how to work out the costs. Read more..
Updated: Mon, 20 Jul 15, 11:18am Preventing mould in your house without using expensive chemicals or solutions, managing it the DIY way. Read more..
Updated: Sat, 21 Feb 15, 7:24am Comments: 1 Foods we eat can contain health risks by toxic environment contamination where they are grown or processed. This article discusses the various issues around food toxicity and how to minimize health effects. Read more..
Updated: Thu, 20 Dec 12, 5:31am We ask: what is climate? and how we experience the climate effects how we think about it. Read more..
Updated: Tue, 27 Nov 12, 12:50am Comments: 2 Solar hot water heating uses the sun to heat hot water. We explain what the hot water heating options are, their advantages and costs. Read more..
Updated: Fri, 16 Nov 12, 7:20am Carbon offsets can help with reducing overall carbon emissions by possibly balancing out the carbon impact on the environment. This article goes into more detail on the subject. Read more..
Updated: Thu, 25 Oct 12, 7:37am Info and sites that help with building a sustainable and green home in Australia and useful government agencies to be aware of. Also advice on dealing with architects and builders. Read more..
Updated: Mon, 10 Sep 12, 10:21am Comments: 2 Solar Power systems installed at the home or office can reduce environmental impact. How solar panel systems work is described and how you and the environment benefit. Read more..
Updated: Wed, 4 Apr 12, 5:47am Comments: 17 Global warming, climate change, greenhouse effect and climategate; how 'valid' is the climate science? Read more..
Updated: Fri, 23 Sep 11, 11:13am Home Ventilation improves the quality of living in your home, we look at the ventilation system options available. Read more..
Updated: Thu, 4 Aug 11, 7:06am Comments: 59 Decking oil can be expensive, we explain how to make your own timber decking oil cheaply and apply it. Read more..
Updated: Thu, 14 Apr 11, 9:11am Comments: 1 How to make household cleaners with simple and green recipes; make your own cleaners and save money as well as the environment. Read more..
Updated: Tue, 5 Apr 11, 10:46pm Buying a house can be one of the biggest financial decisions you will make, we provide some advice on how make it go more smoothly and how to ensure you find a property that is good for you and the environment. Read more..
Updated: Tue, 16 Nov 10, 11:07pm Comments: 1 Wind power generation sounds like a possible way to offset rising power bills, we look at the issues involved and if it is practical for you. Read more..
Updated: Wed, 30 Jun 10, 1:02pm We look at whether using a wood fire to heat your home is being really green or not. Read more..
Updated: Wed, 30 Jun 10, 11:11am Chickens are a valuable addition to any garden, we explain why you should keep them and what are their benefits. Read more..
Updated: Wed, 16 Jun 10, 7:59am Saving money and being green at the same time? We show how it is possible.. Read more..
Updated: Wed, 9 Jun 10, 2:19am Comments: 1 What the cheapest solar panels are and if its clear you get what you are paying for... Read more..
Updated: Tue, 18 May 10, 2:09am Comments: 2 We look at the various options available for underfloor heating and whether it can be considered or made more green. Read more..
Updated: Tue, 4 May 10, 12:08am Comments: 1 The theory of man made global warming is turning into an excuse to derive profit from peoples good nature, what is going on?.. Read more..
Updated: Tue, 16 Feb 10, 2:46am How to be more green in your bathroom from saving water to bathroom cleaning. Read more..
Updated: Sun, 10 Jan 10, 11:50pm Comments: 2 if your roof or ceiling is not insulated, do you know most of your heating (and cooling) costs are literally going through the roof? Read this article to learn more.. Read more..
Updated: Sun, 29 Nov 09, 8:41pm Christmas and being green don't often go together, we provide advice on reducing your environmental impact to be more Green for Christmas. Read more..
Updated: Mon, 23 Nov 09, 12:24pm Trans Fats are know to be very bad for your long term health, we also explain how Trans Fats are also bad for the environment too. Read more..
Updated: Tue, 17 Nov 09, 3:44am Biochar - what is it? This article explains what biochar is and how it will help us with carbon capture and improving the soil. Read more..
Updated: Fri, 13 Nov 09, 11:46am How to improve your water harvesting and collection with water tanks and how to use the water efficiently and be ecologically sound. Read more..
Updated: Fri, 13 Nov 09, 7:26am Discussion over why its far better for the environment to pipe water from Tasmania to Melbourne than building the Wonthaggi desalination plant Read more..
Updated: Fri, 13 Nov 09, 4:28am Comments: 2 The Sun's Energy can be used in way different ways, we look at the various options available. Read more..
Updated: Tue, 27 Oct 09, 1:47am Books we recommend about green and environmental issues. Great place to start learning how to be more green in your day to day life. Read more..
Updated: Mon, 28 Sep 09, 5:59am How to save money by being more energy efficient, we look at various ways of reducing your energy bills and electricity consumption. Read more..
Updated: Tue, 22 Sep 09, 10:42am Comments: 4 We look at whether Sydney has an actual case for a water desalination plant or not. This article will look at what other options there are. Read more..
Updated: Thu, 3 Sep 09, 6:57am Eco tourism is about enjoying remote places and destinations whilst minimising your environmental or cultural impact. This article goes into some detail on this subject. Read more..
Updated: Tue, 1 Sep 09, 11:27pm Comments: 1 Top ten green tips and tricks you can do to be Green and more Eco friendly in your day to day life. Read more..
Updated: Mon, 3 Aug 09, 11:31am Comments: 1 Low allergen design is a whole building approach that aims to reduce and avoid all known allergens, and to minimize the conditions in which they occur. This article shows you how. Read more..
Updated: Mon, 13 Jul 09, 9:37am The King of Pop is dead - but what is his Green legacy? In this article we have a look at what he has really done for the world and its environment. Read more..