• Nov. 7, 2014

    Getting rid of your second fridge responsibly

    Old fridges are the biggest energy users in the home, consuming up to three times the energy of new fridges! That means they could be costing you heaps in energy bills.

    Do you have a second fridge or freezer you want to get rid of but don’t ...

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  • Nov. 7, 2014

    Top three tips to stay cool for less

    Summer is almost here; the days are getting hotter and it's tempting to work the air-con systems at full blast. Yet you may sweat more over higher electricity bills, if you're not careful.

    Here are three helpful hints to keep the heat at bay without the ...

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  • Nov. 7, 2014

    What we can't live without but throw away everyday...

    We cut it, fold it, print it, post it, read it, craft it, pack it and even declare our love on it. Paper - what would we do without you? Even with smart phones and email offering us the real chance of a paperless life of communication, there are ...

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  • Nov. 6, 2014

    Clean out, clean up and declutter

    CLEAN OUT, CLEAN UP AND DECUTTER — it's National Recycling Week and it's the chance to get rid of all that unused stuff cluttering our homes and to trade it for really useful stuff… better than binning it, isn't it?

    So, wash it if you wear ...

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  • Nov. 6, 2014

    Repair Cafe — Toss it? No way!

    Reimagine... Remake... Repair

    If a leg's fallen off your chair, your toaster no longer toasts, your bicycle's wheel has gone wobbly, your partner's not happy (no… let's skip that last one)… what do you do? You toss the lot into the bin! Don't ...

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  • Nov. 6, 2014

    Summer Gardening with Leesa

    Daylight saving is the time to join gardener-chef, Leesa Burton, in Randwick's hidden garden, the Permaculture Interpretive Garden (PIG).

    It's the opportunity to learn by doing, to propagate, transplant, compost and harvest vegies — whatever need doing. It's the time for a calming break at the ...

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  • Oct. 9, 2014

    Ecoliving Fair 2014 - Photo Essay

    IN THE FIRST MONTH of Spring people converge on the Randwick Community Centre in Sydney's coastal Eastern Suburbs for the annual Ecoliving Fair, an initiative of Randwick City Council's sustainability unit. The temporary tent city occupies the village green and the Fair spills into the adjacent ...

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  • Oct. 9, 2014

    Poo, plastics and pesticides - what you need to know before your next swim

    We've heard it before - plastic and pollution can screw up our environment. But did you know thatin every square kilometre of ocean, there are more than 18,000 pieces of plastic? And that plastic bags plus discarded litter can kill sea turtles and other poor unsuspecting ...

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  • April 30, 2014

    Natural cleaning without the toxins

    Shout out if you love cleaning! I hear you (or rather, I don't hear you). Getting rid of dirt and grime isn't on the top of my list of favourite past times. Just ask my 6 year old, who's earnestly designed a supremo cleaning robot ...

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  • Sept. 22, 2014

    Skilling Up for Our Food Future

    Fair Food Week events: Sat 12 Oct + Sun 18 Oct

    Fair Food Week? Last year was the first, it was such a success in the Randwick area that is was decided to build on 2013's theme of Seeding Our Food Future with the next logical step of ...

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