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War on Waste: Be part of the re-use generation

By Lorrin Windahl. You would have to be living under a rock to not have seen or heard about Craig Reucassel’s War on Waste series on the ABC. The final episode on Tuesday night was directed at coffee consumers who believe that their…

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Freitag – compostable clothing

By Josh Henry. For many of us, our options when it comes to clothing disposal are fairly limited. Either drop it in the charity bin or send it to landfill. However with only 10% of donated clothes being used maybe…

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Is being green always the right path?

By Lorrin Windahl. Back at the end of the last millennium, British actor and activist Joanna Lumley dreamed up an idea to create a garden bridge in memory of Princess Diana. That never eventuated and the years passed without the idea becoming much…

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Growing Green Guide. Greening the planet one building at a time.

By Julie Francis. Designing a building to stand out from the crowd is a real challenge. But green roofs and walls may just be the answer. Sometimes called ‘living architecture’ the design of gardens on hard surfaces is taking off…

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The Longboard Stroller – sustainable urban mobility

By Lorrin Windahl. I must say that I’m pretty excited by this latest product discovery. Not only does it appeal to the sustainable designer in me, but the mum of a one year old as well. The Longboard Stroller is…

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The Lightie: shining light on a real world problem

By Lorrin Windahl. To many people, light is a luxury that is often taken for granted. We simply turn on a light switch and hey, presto, there is light. But this is not the case for the masses of people…

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The disposable toothbrush: is there a better way?

By Lorrin Windahl. It’s amazing, and somewhat shameful, that I brush my teeth twice a day and only recently stopped to consider the environmental impact of my bi-daily brushing. I buy a toothbrush from the supermarket, which lasts probably several…

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