Did you know that over one-third of carbon emissions in Australia comes from the power we use?
One of the main reasons is that around 75% of our electricity in Australia comes from coal (a fossil fuel) with only around 20 percent from zero-emissions renewable energy like solar power and wind.
The GOOD NEWS is that anyone can choose to buy renewable energy and support a more carbon-friendly power industry without actually needing a roof for solar panels or a farm for wind turbines. It’s as easy as calling your electricity provider and choosing a GreenPower product.Read more
The last few months has seen us convert our living spaces into home offices; dining tables converted to computer desks, living rooms for virtual meetings, and any space left for fitness breaks.
Whether you’re working from home or running a small business these top 10 tips will help you save power and money, with minimal effort and investment.Read more
You may have heard in the media about the drastic demise of bees and other pollinators worldwide. Loss of habitat, pesticides, climate change and mites are contributing to this. Whilst honeybees in Australia are so far safe, the native bee population has taken a big hit in recent years with some estimating a 40% drop in numbers.Read more
Local resident, climate change expert and global activist Blair Palese is co-founder and former CEO of 350.org Australia and helped organise Australia’s national fossil fuel divestment campaign that’s been part of the global divestment movement to move money out of fossil fuels.
In this blog she shares her ideas on what you can do to make a difference with your cash and voice.Read more
(GUEST BLOG from the Australian Energy Foundation)
As many of us are now working, studying, and caring for children at home, our houses will use more electricity than usual too.
However, the last thing anyone needs right now is a higher electricity bill.
So here are seven easy ways to save energy while keeping you and your family connected, comfortable, and entertained:Read more
With many of us suddenly confined to our homes for some time into the future, our household waste and recycling bins could fill quickly. Think food scraps, plastics and packaging. Here are some easy ways to keep household waste under control in these challenging times.Read more
Did you know 80% of people in our local area live in apartments, and strata buildings account for over 1/3 of energy use in our area?
Council's Environment Sustainability Team has been helping large strata buildings reduce their energy consumption, carbon footprint and operating costs in common areas, with lighting upgrades and other energy efficient equipment.Read more
In late 2019, we asked our community for your views and opinions on environmental sustainability in our area. Over 900 locals participated in this survey, conducted by Jetty Research.
A big thanks for your time and opinions!Read more
As dawn broke on a new year, the reality of climate change sunk in for many Australians. We’re only halfway through a summer of ongoing crippling drought, choking air quality and stifling heat extremes, the bushfire crisis destroyed lives and decimated regional communities (both human and wildlife). The environmental, economic and mental health impacts will take many years to address.Read more