A great video on pricing carbon...
Carbon Price - Say Yes!
A great video on pricing carbon...
It's almost that time of year again... National Recycling Week begins on the 8th of November and includes fun activities such as the Friday File Fling and the Big Aussie Swap! For those who feel the working week drawing to a close on Friday around lunchtime, organise a Fling in the workplace to recharge your batteries for the weekend. There really is nothing more satisfying than Flinging old projects back into the paper reuse box.
Alternatively host a Swap Party (any excuse, right?)... A fun way to clean out your cupboards, diverting things from landfill and getting new stuff without spending a dime or buying something new. Last year I managed to swap a dvd for a cd I'd had my eye on for months!
Sustainable House Day!
This Sunday, the 12th september 2010, is Sustainable House day... Houses Australia wide will be open for inspection of their environmental features - and no, the proud owners won't be selling, but the creativity will inspire and impress.
The standout house for me in 2009 was in Montmorency, Victoria. The idea I took to heart was a combined water storage/cooling system. Bladders underneath the house held 32000 litres of water. In summer fans pumped air over the cool air on top of the water bladders into the house. The same fans could be reversed in winter to take heat from the ceiling cavity or from a ducted gas heating system. It was remarkably efficient and very simple!
Do the Green Card Course for Free!!!!
To show our support of the Australian Youth Climate Coalition's Climate Reality Week we are offering you the office AND home version of the Green Card Training Course absolutely FREE!! Use the promo code CLIMATEREALITY to get a 100% discount on the $59.95 course!
Check out the video on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQw8Kuy4nqA
Clean up Australia!
In 2010 Clean up Australia Day is celebrating their 20th anniversary! Clean up your local community on the 7th of March, join the Business Clean up on the 2nd of March or do both!
The highs and lows of the Australian response to climate change have never been more evident than over the past week... While the Government response flails with environmental rebate programs being cancelled, weak, ineffective and useless schemes proposed by the Liberal party gaining traction and baffling lack of appreciation of the issues with weak targets set by the dying ETS, ground level community action is taking off.
Last weekend the Transition Decade was launched as an accompaniment to the Transition Towns Movement - local communities addressing issues like peak oil and sustainability and generating visions of incredible futures that are still within our reach... This weekend the Sustainable Living Festival is bigger and better than ever with new initiatives like the Sharehood and CD recycling swaps proving that local communities will stand up and take action with or without Government support... And who can forget Darren Cheeseman's BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal) of turning Geelong into Australia's first carbon neutral region? Looks like the Australian public is finally starting to take action with or without our elected leaders!
Green Home, Rent Free!
Have you ever dreamed of living in a smart green home?
Have you ever dreamed of not paying rent?
Now both your dreams can come true courtesy of the NSW Government. They are looking for a family to live rent free in the home for a year in exchange fora blog documenting the pros and cons of the house.
The features of the house include:
Interest families can apply here: www.tenderlink.com/energy
I love reading about inspiring individuals who've made a huge impact on the world. It gives me hope that we have a better future, it inspires me to think bigger and better and it gives me the confidence to go ahead and take the first step.
Innovative Green Thinking
2010 is officially the International Year of Biodiversity. A year to reflect on human destruction of natural habitats and celebrate biodiversity. Certainly important, and already a popular issue in the media thanks to the success of Avatar, but do we really need to further raise awareness? What if 2010 was the year of action? The year of innovative solutions to issues like loss of habitat.
Here's an inspiring green innovation to get you started in 2010:
Bike rentals power buses, free bus passes for riders!
Designer Chiyu Chen has conceived of a transit system that encourages bike riding by crediting people for riding and renting them. His fleet of bicycles generate and store kinetic energy which is used to power the city's hybrid electric buses. If you cycle enough you earn a free ride on the bus! Sign me up right now!
And for those serious about revamping their thoughts, download the free ebook Thinque Funky here.
Save the world with your iPhone
Happy New Year! I hope you all had a very green Christmas and my best wishes for your happiness, health and smaller carbon footprint in 2010 :-) After the debacle in Copenhagen I've been looking for ways to involve everyone in green on the ground action as we obviously cannot rely on our politicians.
One of the simplest and most fun ways to get involved is with your iPhone!
Check out these fabulously green iPhone applications:
Learn how to drive more efficiently with this on the go eco driving application. It tracks your speed on the move and gives you immediate feedback to save on fuel. At just 99 cents you should earn back your investment in no time at all! Try Green Gas Saver for a free version of the same idea.
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