Green Living

  • Greenpeace Supporter Profile

    28 April 2017

    Greenpeace Australia Pacific can't be involved in every local environmental issue. But we love to encourage our courageous supporters who are doing important local work. Below is an interview with Neil Marriott who describes one such situation.

  • Why fixing your phone is one of the most empowering things you can do

    9 September 2016

    Like most people, I don’t go anywhere without my phone. In the morning, its shrill alarm rouses me from sleep. During the day it bobs between my ear, my hand, and my pocket. At night, I hunt for Pokémon before putting it away on the nightstand. My phone is my MP3 player, my camera, and my GPS system—all in one. I really believe that technology is a driving force for good in the world. It makes our lives better.

  • 5 ways to transform your old smartphone into something new

    9 September 2016

    Take a look in your drawer at home. It’s likely you’ll have a hidden stash of old phones, just sitting there taking up space. Indeed, according to a recent survey conducted by Greenpeace East Asia, in the US people own on average three phones in their house, while in South Korea the average is four and in Mexico up to five (both used and unused)!

  • Fast fashion: Three tips to reduce your textile waste

    27 July 2016

    Anyone who has recently walked past a clothing store knows: it’s sale time. The temptations are strong: an extra 50 per cent off, prospects of cheap chic, a risk of missing out on bargains. Fast fashion is popular.

  • A better prawn for your Christmas plate.

    8 December 2015

    It’s 4:45am and we have arrived on the Hawkesbury River. It’s a breath of fresh air to get out of the city and Gary Howard is waiting patiently for us at his gate. His house is located on a beautiful farm, about 20 steps from the Hawkesbury River-bank.

  • 5 Helpful Vegetarian Diet Tips for Meat-Free Newbies

    1 October 2015

    Happy World Vegetarian Day! Cutting back on red meat and dairy can be one of the biggest steps to reduce your carbon footprint. While we’re campaigning for renewable energy and a transition from fossil fuels, we’re also looking at other ways we can protect ourselves and the environment.

  • 9 ways to change your home, neighbourhood, and planet this Environment Day

    4 June 2015

    Are you concerned about the environment? Sometimes it can seem like our planet is being devastated at a rate we’ll never be able to recover from. Luckily, the impact we make at home and with other members of our communities can trigger a ripple that sends waves of change through the world.

  • International compost awareness week

    3 May 2015

    This week is International Compost Awareness week. Composting is an easy way to recycle food and garden waste into soil that can enrich your garden.