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How permaculture can help you live for less

Transform your garden, transform your life. Permaculture is about multi-purpose plants, minimising waste, energy conservation and community-reliance.
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How to set up your own neighbourhood compost & sharing hub

Build a sense of community and help reduce waste to landfill with a neighbourhood composting hub. Katie Irwin from Waste Not Collective shares how she created one…
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How I used a digital meter to reduce my power bill

Team member, Mike Watson, used an energy monitoring device to reduce his electricity bill. See how it went (hint: it went well).
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Save energy at home

Making a few small changes to the way you use energy can make a huge difference to your next bill. Come along as the team…
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Mythbusting solar installation

Clear up any questions you have about installing solar. Nicole Lutze speaks with Your Solar Quotes to clear up misinformation around solar power, and help you install…
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Waterwise gardening for a Brisbane summer

Water and heat stress leads to sick and non-productive plants prone to disease and pest attack and – at worst – plants dying. Horticulturalist Claire Bickle comes…
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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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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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