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Do you remember it as a kid - ABC TV's Behind the News (BtN)? The program has been producing children's news stories for more than 30 years and reaches about 500,000 children weekly. In late 2006, BtN asked 2,000 Australian children: "What do you worry about?" Equal first on a list of 12 concerns was "the environment".
In Australia's climate, the sun is often hot enough to fry eggs. But why stop at breakfast? Capturing the rays with solar panels can provide enough electricity to take care all your daily activities.
Taking stock of your water use is an ideal first-step to using less water. Here's a DIY check list.
We're constantly reminded to do the right thing by properly recycling our plastics, glass and paper, but what about organic waste from our kitchen and garden?
Birthdays are celebrations for parents, too. They offer a chance to reflect on how our lives have changed over the year. Why shouldn't we treat the family and bend the usual rules a little? These days, however, more parents are wondering if throwing a great birthday bash means you have to put aside your hard-won green principles.
Worried about the environmental impact of your backyard swimming pool? Slip on a pool cover, slop in some rainwater and slap a solar array on your roof.
Worms. They writhe. They're slimy. They're fleshy. And they are also fantastic for your garden and the environment. You can easily make your own farm.
If you've always wanted to grow a sustainable garden but you live in an apartment, indulge your fantasy with a sustainable balcony garden.
Recycled water is hailed as the salvation to drought afflicted Aussie gardens. Hereâ€™s how to get the maximum green from your greywater.
It's birthday time again and part of me is dreading it. My son is turning three and I know our friends and relatives have been hitting the toy stores to stock up on presents for their favourite boy. More junk.