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How to encourage your staff to save power

Do One Thing (DOT) is an incredibly effective concept that encourages everyone to take responsibility for their personal impact on the world and simply do one thing.

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Make energy saving part of your family plan

Make energy saving, green-living and being responsible for the future of our planet part of your family plan, by teaching your children how to conserve valuable resources and leading by example.

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5 of the Best Eco-friendly Car Cleaning Products

There are a multitude of different ways you can adjust your car maintenance routines to help protect the environment, including choosing eco-friendly, natural products for cleaning and maintaining your car.

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How to Reduce your Carbon Footprint on the Road

Transportation is one of the most significant uses of energy in the average consumer’s daily life. The following are a few tips to keep in mind to reduce your carbon emissions while getting from point A to point B.

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The sustainable life: still more of a challenge than a choice

What happens when you attempt a Total Lifestyle Conversion by living a fully sustainable and energy efficient lifestyle in the modern world?

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Making eco-friendly luxurious

Many people believe that in order for something to be environmentally friendly it must be ugly or bland, but this sustainable fantasy bedroom proves otherwise.

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Going all in with an Earthship

When it comes to sustainability and energy efficiency, what’s your limit? There are no wrong answers but if yours is ‘all the way’ then an Earthship may be for you.

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Easy steps towards a more sustainable lifestyle

No one person can single-handedly change (or save) the world. Make it easier on yourself and simply follow this Easy Guide to Living More Sustainably.

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Destination Clean Skies

The adoption of biofuel by the aviation industry is just one of the many stopovers we must make on a much longer journey to achieving clean skies.

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GreenItYourself’s EcoSwitch Review

The website GreenItYourself.com.au recently asked four of its contributors to review the EcoSwitch. This is how they used it, how it helped, and their overall verdict.

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Are you a ‘green’ pet owner?

We love our pets, but have you ever stopped to consider their environmental impact? If not, here are some of our top tips for becoming a ‘greener’ pet owner.

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7 Unusual uses for an EcoSwitch

While energy savings are often the first thing people notice when using an EcoSwitch, there are plenty of other benefits and unusual uses that may surprise you.

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Why crowd-source energy saving ideas for your business?

When it comes to sustainability, management should be ditching the old top-down approach of corporate culture and embracing a 21st-century egalitarian attitude.

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Reduce fire risk in your home

Experiencing a fire in your home can be devastating and traumatic and most can easily be prevented. Start taking steps to fireproof your home today.

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The academy of shared ideas: greening your office

The awesome power of the Internet can be leveraged if companies used social media platforms to swap ideas about being more energy efficient in the office. Because we believe in putting our money where our mouth is, we’ll kick off the ideas. We encourage everyone reading this to steal them, take credit for them, and swap them with peers around the world.

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One billion in the dark: gaining power vs. saving power

The 1.2 billion people who are not currently draining the world’s energy resources will be draining these resources soon, but with most of the electrical grids in the world already overtaxed are we prepared for this onslaught?

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Power to the people: the clean energy map

The Clean Energy Map allows Australians to see in a simple, clear interface what’s being done with the funds collected for sustainability projects and from carbon fees.

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Exploring alternative fuels to save energy

As conventional petrol is becoming increasingly scarce and costly we need to find alternatives. In this review we explore some of the most promising environmentally-friendly options.

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Has zero carbon housing arrived?

The new Cape Paterson Ecovillage may not only be the first truly Zero Carbon housing development, but importantly a place that people will also want to live.

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Energy saving opportunities when moving house

The ideal time to consider major energy saving changes is when you’re moving house: it’s an opportunity to design the way you live from the ground up.

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Knowledge is power: Power Meters and your energy saving plan

Use a Power Meter to determine which appliances in your home are using the most energy, and then use it to confirm whether the steps you take to mitigate and reduce energy use in your home are really working.

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(No More) Smoke on the Water: Outboard Motors Go Electric

Most of us don’t consider the humble outboard motor when we think about ways to reduce energy use, but this may be about to change with the introduction of electric and solar variations.

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Stay sensibly warm this Winter

Winter is the most expensive season when it comes to energy use, so follow these straightforward tips to make your home as energy efficient as possible this winter.

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6 reasons to buy an EcoSwitch

There aren’t many products that can save you money and make you a better global citizen with barely any effort on your part, and the EcoSwitch leads the category by a mile.

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Air travel – the biggest carbon sin?

How much of a carbon footprint can you possibly generate just living a modest, environmentally-aware lifestyle? The answer has a lot to do with the answer to another question: How often do you fly?

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The cost of network standby

Network standby is here to stay, and it costs a lot of energy. But the issue of standby networking is flying under the radar, threatening to undermine other energy saving initiatives.

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Tips for making an Earth Day once a month

Make one day a month your own private Earth Day and do just one thing to be more energy efficient, environmentally conscious, and beneficial to the world at large.

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The nuts and bolts of saving money through energy efficiency

The recently released Low Carbon Lifestyles report, aims directly at the wallets of everyday consumers in Australia, seeking to demonstrate the clear relationship between a more energy-conscious lifestyle and lower energy bills.

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Breathe easier in Australia with Helioculture

Imagine a world where not only is fuel for our infrastructure readily and plentifully available without having to drill, strip-mine, or frack for it, but which in turn absorbs some of the pollution produced? Helioculture could be the answer.

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Getting intense about energy efficiency

The struggle for energy efficiency, environmental responsibility, and energy savings is a global one, but there are many factors that affect the Energy Intensity of a country. So which countries rank the highest and why?

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