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We put the spotlight on energy efficient home design in Australia and give recognition to Australian businesses that have embraced sustainable practices or offer innovative services.

Energy efficient and off the grid home design in Australia is becoming more achievable as research into sustainable living increases along with advances in technology.

Businesses in Australia can operate using sustainable practices and still remain successful. With the advancements in renewable energy technology and an increasing awareness of our impact on the planet new ideas and services are emerging to a growing consumer market.

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Dirt Girl World

April 21st, 2014

dirt girl world app

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. So the best way to teach them is when the kids are young. Dirt Girl World is a smart phone app for kids with plenty of interactive activities…

HomeGround Real Estate profits help homeless

April 14th, 2014


HomeGround Real Estate is a new property management company using its profits to reduce and prevent homelessness. The Melbourne-based HomeGround Real Estate is a social enterprise…

Super Bananas – Pacific Coast Eco Bananas

April 7th, 2014

pacific coast eco bananas

Have you spotted bananas in shops that have different coloured tips? Wax tipped bananas that are red, green or blue means they are ‘Pacific Coast Eco Bananas’ also known…

Project Catalyst – An unlikely alliance to protect the Great Barrier Reef

March 31st, 2014

sugar cane production

Polluted water leeching into the Great Barrier Reef as a result of sugar production is a major threat to our greatest natural treasure (apart from the current government). Those areas…

TerraCycle’s cigarette waste recycle program launches in Australia

March 24th, 2014

cigarette waste

In an exciting new project, cigarette waste can now be recycled in Australia. We all know that cigarette waste is one of the more difficult to dispose of. The clever people at TerraCycle…

Kangaroo Island Visible Solar Project takes off

March 17th, 2014

Kangaroo Island Visible Solar Project

Electric hire cars and a sun-powered airport are part of the Kangaroo Island Visible Solar Project that is helping to demonstrate how valuable renewable energy can be to remote communities.…

Green apps for a greener environment

March 10th, 2014

green apps

The technology and development of the smart phone has enabled us to expand our businesses, communication, social networks and leisure activities. It has allowed us to travel more,…

Hurley H20 Water Initiative

March 3rd, 2014

adrian buchan hurley water

With a staggering one in six people globally living without access to clean drinking water, and young children dying needlessly from waterborne disease right on Australia’s doorstep,…

What is a Native Box?

February 24th, 2014

native box

How would you like to receive a gift box every month containing great Australian sample products that are all eco-friendly, sustainable and completely natural? Sounds pretty good…

The City of Hope Eco Houses Coffs Harbour

February 17th, 2014

city of hope

Imagine a home with zero greenhouse emissions, the ability to harvest its own rainwater, made completely from sustainable materials and the capacity to withstand and not contribute…

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Featured Stories

April 21, 2014

I was lucky enough to hear the amazing Polly Higgins in March 2014, in little old Mullumbimby, NSW. More used to addressing the United Nations, and recently sharing the stage with Peter…

April 14, 2014

Predictions the written word will die out are well on track as people read less, and writing skills become redundant.
In 2004 philosopher and futurist William Crossman was one of the…