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Money-saving powerhacks: summer edition

With energy prices and the temperature rising over summer, these fan-tastic powerhacks will help you beat the heat and bring your bills down at the…
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Thinking about electric cars? Here’s what you need to know   

Thinking about electric for your next car purchase? Here’s answers to some of the most common electric car questions to help you make the switch.
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Money-saving powerhacks: lighting edition

If you’ve been battling big power bills, we’ve got some power-hacks to help bring them down. Try our tips to help you ‘see the light’…
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Three reasons to give a green waste recycling bin a whirl   

If you’ve never invested in a green waste recycling bin for your backyard, we have three good reasons why you should join almost 140,000 homes…
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Money-saving powerhacks: home entertainment edition

We all love being entertained, so this edition helps you still have fun and engage in your hobbies, but without the energy-related stress.
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Three ways your kids can keep Brisbane clean and green  

Do you have kids who want to lead the way with reducing waste and recycling? Brisbane City Council has a range of educational workshops and…
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How to get your workplace on the sustainability train

Want a fun way to get your workplace to take over 270 sustainable actions at home and work? Learn our tips and tricks for running…
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Beginner’s guide to sustainable and circular fashion

Clothing and textiles play an integral part in our daily lives. But did you know there is a lot of clothing produced each year –…
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A low-cost guide to low-carbon living

Lowering your household emissions doesn’t have to break the bank. Karla Jakupovic shares some simple and budget-friendly actions anyone can take around the home to…
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