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How to have a zero-waste period

For many years women have depended on disposables to get them through that ‘time of the month’, but now there are more sustainable sanitary options…
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How to start your single-use plastic-free journey

Plastic-Free July is well and truly underway but if you haven’t had a chance to get onboard yet, it’s not too late to start. Hannah…
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‘Set and forget’ shortcuts to lower your carbon footprint

Learn from Alexandra Shepherd’s journey reducing her carbon footprint by 56% with some easy one-off actions.
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Top tips to cope with rising energy prices

As of this financial year, households can expect to be paying more for energy. But there are plenty of things you can do to help…
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Stay warm in winter without breaking the bank

It’s no secret that due to current energy prices, households all over Brisbane are nervously awaiting their electricity bill. Sam Mullen looks at some no-cost…
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How to reduce waste and influence people

Brisbane households share advice on how to lower carbon emissions from food waste and also to talk to others about taking their own carbon-reducing journey.
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Help native bees thrive in your garden with Bee One Third

We chatted with Bee One Third founder Jack Stone to discuss his work with native bees and how you can help protect bee habitat at…
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How to save over $350 on fuel costs

Sam Mullen speaks to Brisbane households who are driving down their emissions from transport and saving hundreds on fuel costs along the way.
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Transforming your yard into an urban farm

Katie Irwin from Waste Not Collective shares her advice for growing your own food in the city.
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