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Saving water at home during summer

Save water in your home with easy switches. Nicole Lutze discovers how simple changes to your home can save you water and money.
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How to make your home flood resilient

Brisbane’s location on a floodplain, along with our sub-tropical climate and unique land features, mean residents may experience flooding in their lifetime. Having a flood…
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The great bottled water rort

Love your bottled water? We take a look at what’s in the bottle, what we are paying for it, and some sustainable alternatives for H2O…
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Tackling e-waste with your local community

Live for Less guru Bronte North held a communal e-waste recycling day with her family, friends and neighbours to help tackle an ever-growing waste stream.
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Container exchange answer your recycling questions

The Containers for Change scheme has been operating in Queensland since November 2018 and provides participants with 10 cents for each eligible container returned to…
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Upcycling your way to make a #wemade wardrobe

Upcycle your own wardrobe or create new outfits from thrifted finds with these tips from Chloë Cipra on creating a #memade wardrobe.
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How to manage food waste at home

Live for Less looks at some ways to dispose of your food waste more sustainably, and we ask the local waste experts at Cleanaway and…
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Why growing snake beans is awesome

Live for Less editor Mike Watson is a snake bean convert after planting this high yielding veggie that loves the Brisbane heat and is easy to grow.…
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Fast growing edibles for autumn in South East QLD

Whether you plant in the ground or in pots, horticulturalist Claire Bickle rounds up the fastest-growing veggies and herbs for the warmer months in South-East Queensland.
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