Green Living

  • Brisbane to Copenhagen by bike, an inspirational journey

    10 February 2011

    Breaking out of the monotony and predictability of conventional urban life is a dream to many. But fear and expectation connive to keep most people safely locked in. Turning the dream into reality can be hard and risky, but the potential reward is so great that I want to know, what's stopping you?

  • Which bin do I put my coffee cup in?

    24 May 2011

    In the Greenpeace office this week we've been arguing over which recycling bin to toss our coffee cups into. While most people take their own mug to the cafe, there are a few people that forget, causing much consternation to the office zealots who find the cups strewn between the plastics, paper, and compost bin.

  • Local produce: not just for hipsters

    10 July 2014

    Whether you’re on a low-carbon diet or just want fruit and vegetables that taste great, here are 4 reasons eating local produce is for everyone.

  • 5 indoor plants that are natural purifiers

    20 July 2014

    Think your office could do with some fresh air? Try working on a space station. When NASA wanted to help its astronauts breathe easier, they used plants that improve air quality.

  • How much trash do you produce in a week?

    20 August 2014

    If you could see all the waste you produce, would it change the way you consume? This photographer is hoping so. Australians produce a lot of waste. According to Clean Up Australia, the amount of waste that hits landfill in Australia every year is enough to cover the entire state of Victoria.

  • 13 ways to green your wardrobe

    29 August 2014

    Say what you will about jeggings - more often than not, the real fashion victims are the environment, climate, and people making your clothes.

  • How green are Australians?

    21 October 2014

    Many of us are making conscious efforts to lessen our impact on the earth. From our diet, to the things we buy, to the way we get to work - there’s a lot we can do to tread lightly on the environment.