Issue 31

Just

Just is an initiative by the World Wide Fund for Nature to reduce the amount of packaging and harsh chemicals used in everyday products.

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Port Phillip Council’s My Climate

Created by the CSIRO for Port Phillip Council, My Climate’s thermal mapping shows surface temperatures for homes in the area from aerial flyovers and temporary weather stations, supplying a starting point to best tackle your energy bills and carbon emissions.

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Recycle Right

Many councils have created their own recycling apps, tailored specifically for local householders and services.

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The Garden Planner

The Garden Planner is filled with seasonal gardening advice and planting guides.

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Big Little House: Small Houses Designed By Architects

Architect Donna Kacmar looks at twenty very dfferent dwellings all less than 100 square metres in size.

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Demystifying Sustainability: Towards Real Solutions

Haydn Washington’s latest book details some uncomfortable truths about overpopulation and overconsumption in an effort to recapture the urgency of a sustainable approach.

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Shared living: energy density, affordability and social sustainability

Australia’s cities are growing at a rapid rate, with projected population increases demanding dramatic changes to the way we design and live in them. Dr Fiona Whitelaw considers shared living, in varying degrees, as one response.

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Small is Beautiful: A Tiny House documentary

There’s something alluring about the idea of a tiny house; going off the grid, paring down possessions and building a minute, but complete abode of your own.

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Did You Know?

Minimising paved areas in your garden will limit heat radiation and water run-off.