reduce your environmental footprint

Top 5 Tips To Reduce Your Environmental Footprint

Written by Meryl D’Sa-Wilson In recent years, we have witnessed a rise in natural disasters, not just in the number of disasters but their intensity as well. Amidst news about the global pandemic, national elections, and other social issues, we see news about widespread forest fires, record-breaking flooding, high-intensity hurricanes, and the melting of glaciers. According to the 2021 IPCC…

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5 Tricks to Increase Your Property Value

5 Tricks to Increase Your Property Value

5 Tricks to Increase Your Property Value Written by Eriks Draiska -Managing Director Plaza Real Estate It’s funny how a house doesn’t feel like an investment until it comes time to sell it. Suddenly, after years of living there, the thought of its value hits you and you’re passionate about getting the best out of it. Hopefully, you’ve practised good…

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How to Save Energy at Home

How to Save Energy at Home – Part 4

How to Save Energy at Home Written by Ahmad Fraij In this issue, we will discuss the requirements for the house envelop to reduce energy consumption and how to use the curtains and shutter for energy saving. We will also talk about the standby loads, solar PV system and how to buy energy-efficient appliances in Australia. This is will be…

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Why we should all support

Why we should all support

B Corp Certified businesses Why we should all support Written by Lucinda Flynn, Going Green Solutions B Corp is a Certification that is gaining traction around the globe yet is still relatively unknown. So, what is it? How does a company get it? And what’s in it for us to support B Corp certified companies? What does B Corp certified…

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Exercising Your Right to Choose

Exercising Your Right to Choose

Brings Peace of Mind Written by Wills & Estates Principal Lawyer, Brooke Reardon.  Dying or becoming incapacitated without up-to-date succession documents can cause serious emotional and financial hardship for those around you.  Being proactive about your succession plan however, can provide numerous benefits, putting your mind at rest and bringing peace to your life. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, there were just…

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How to Save Energy at Home

How to Save Energy at Home – Part 3

Written by Ahmad Fraij In the June issue, we discussed how to save energy in the laundry, dishwashing machine and in the cooking appliances and in this issue we will discuss how to save energy in the lights, water heating and pools & spas. Lights: Replace all old inefficient lights such as incandescent, halogen and fluorescent lights with high efficiency…

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How to include religious

How to include religious and cultural provisions in my Will?

Written by Wills & Estates Principal Lawyer, Brooke Reardon.  Succession law is more than the transmission of wealth, but also your values, cultural beliefs, and religion. Considering these elements is not only vital for future preparation, but for protecting your wishes and upholding your family’s traditions. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, nearly two thirds of Australians affiliate with a religion. Christianity was…

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How to Reduce Your

How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint Through Diet

Written by Joanna Auburn When we think about how best to minimise our individual impact on this Earth, usually the big (carbon) ticket items are considered first, like reducing the number of long-haul flights we take a year. But agriculture contributes nearly one quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions, so we can’t have a serious conversation about reducing our personal…

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How to Save Energy at Home 2

How to Save Energy at Home – Part 2

Written by Ahmad Fraij In April issue, we discussed how to save energy in the heating, cooling and refrigeration appliances and in this issue, we will discuss how to save energy in the laundry, dishwashing machine and in the cooking appliances: Laundry Make sure you have a reasonable amount of laundry to run the washing machine at full load. The…

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Estate Planning

Estate Planning

Keep doing the things that make you happy Written by Brooke Reardon, Wills & Estates Principal Lawyer. Life can be uncertain and full of surprises. That is why it is important that we keep doing the things that make us happy in life such as playing music, spending time with our pets and enjoying our hobbies. It is important to…

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Composting solutions

Composting solutions for everyone

Written by Lucinda Flynn It is common knowledge that organic waste going into landfill is a big environmental problem. It releases methane – a very concentrated greenhouse gas – into the atmosphere, not to mention losing us a fantastic opportunity to recycle our organic wastes back into nutrients for our gardens and communities. But what specifically is ‘Organic Waste’, and…

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Transportation Footprint

How to Reduce Your Transportation Footprint

Cars Driving up Global CO2 Levels Written by Joanna Auburn The transportation sector accounts for around a quarter of global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, of which almost three quarters are associated with road vehicles. This shouldn’t really come as a surprise to most of us, I mean when you think about just how many cars are on the road and…

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Save Energy at Home

How to Save Energy at Home – Part 1

Written by Ahmad Fraij Each home has many equipment and appliances that consume energy and therefore, we need to learn how to use them efficiently to reduce their energy consumption and our energy bills and in the same time protect the environment by reducing the CO2 emissions. Since we have many appliances at home, I will talk about these appliances…

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Top 8 Tips To Reduce

Top 8 Tips To Reduce Your Waste

Waste is a real problem. Written by Joanna Auburn It contributes to climate change, pollutes our oceans and clears massive amounts of land and vegetation for landfill, destroying habitats and ecosystems in the process. To protect the future of our planet, we need to drastically reduce our waste. I’m here to tell you how with 8 top tips. 1/ Say…

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Our right to repair

Our right to repair

Written by Lucinda Flynn of Going Green Solutions In the world of sustainability, the opportunity to buy long lasting, repairable products has been popular for ages. It makes sense not just for the planet, but for our hip pockets. It’s how our grandparents did things, and like so many things – think beeswax wraps and washable lunchboxes – we’re realising…

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Estate Planning in the Digital

Estate Planning in the Digital Age

Written by Wills & Estates Principal Lawyer, Brooke Reardon. The COVID-19 pandemic has seen an increasing number of restrictions put in place regarding movement and gatherings of people and households. As a result, there has been a significant uptake in digital platforms such as Microsoft Teams and Zoom as a way to stay in touch with family, loved-ones and colleagues.…

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How to Build Energy Efficient

How to Build Energy Efficient House

Written by Ahmad Fraij Building a new house is a major investment for most of us and therefore, you need to make it right from the design stage until the builder hand it over to you. On contrary to buying a house that is already built, in which you have to deal with the equipment and systems that are already…

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Legal Measures for Mental

Legal Measures for Mental Health

Written by Brooke Reardon Principal Lawyer, Wills & Estates. With COVID-19 taking its toll worldwide, the need for solidarity is required now more than ever. Not only has the global Pandemic made a significant impact on physical health, there is likely to be an alarming number of individuals who experience mental health illnesses as well.[1] During tough times like these,…

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Knowing What You Want

and How to Attain it Without Going to Court Written by Marie Fedorov If you’re one of the 100,000 Australians opting for divorce every year*, you may be feeling stressed and anxious now that your relationship has ended. Although you may know what you want and are experiencing mixed emotions about this turning point in your life, it is important…

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Top 5 essentials

Top 5 essentials

For a healthy and eco friendly summer Written by Aida Rejzovic If like most of us your New Years resolution resembles something along the lines of ‘improving health’, making adjustments to your lifestyle that involve eco-friendly alternatives are the next step. While we all want to look great in a swimsuit, health is just as much about feeling fabulous on…

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