Sustainability & the Environment

A Greener Mothers Day

A Greener Mothers Day

A Greener Mothers Day Written by Julia Schafer Being a Mum I am looking forward to Mother’s Day on the second Sunday in May.  I tend to think that the real Mother’s Day is actually the birthday of my one and only child as this is the day I truly became a mum, but then we can’t distract from the…

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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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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 Support B Corp 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 Mean As a business…

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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 Reduce Your

How To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

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

How to Save Energy at Home 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…

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Composting solutions

Simple Steps For Composting Success

Simple Steps For Composting Success Written by Lucinda Flynn It is common knowledge that organic waste going into landfills 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…

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Transportation Footprint

How To Reduce Your Transportation Footprint

Cars Driving Up Global CO2 Levels How To Reduce Your Transportation Footprint 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…

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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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What is Home Energy Audit and why it is Necessary?

How An Energy Audit Saves Money

Written by Ahmad Fraij  Have you ever heard about a home energy audit? What is it and what does it involve and what are its benefits? In this article, we will explain the home energy audit and why it is necessary to be conducted for any home. A Home Energy Audit Usually Consists Of: Analysis to the energy bills (electricity…

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How to Build Energy Efficient

Tips To Creating An Energy Efficient House

Tips To Creating An 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…

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Top 5 essentials

Top 5 Essentials For An 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 the inside. Energy, vitality, all those buzz…

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