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Coffee Cup Waste

| At home, At work, community, waste

  By Karen Bowley, Wodonga Albury Toward Climate Health (WATCH) and member of Wooragee Landcare Still looking for Christmas presents?  Read on for a great idea that is not only chic but good for the environment as well. Do you love a coffee?  Most Australians it seems love their coffee so much that over 3 billion …

Online Shopping

| At home, money matters, transport, waste

By Karen Bowley, Wodonga Albury Toward Climate Health (WATCH) and member of Wooragee Landcare Have you done your Christmas shopping yet?  Not long to go.  Will you go shopping in store or online? I don’t usually shop online as I like to see the item in its actual size and shape, but it seems that I am …

National Recycling Week 2017

| At home, At work, community, waste

By Penny Collis, Halve Waste We love November! Aside from the much-improved weather (and let’s face it, associated mood), November is when two of our favourite events occur. Between Monday 13th November and Sunday 19th November, National Recycling Week is held and we will be busy hosting tours of the Albury Waste Management Centre and …

Albury Wodonga Sustainable Living Festival

| At home, At work, community, energy, food, garden, nature, waste

By Jill Croome, Sustainability Coordinator, City of Wodonga Sustainability comes alive this month with more than 30 events over 30 days during the Albury Wodonga Sustainable Living Festival. Now in its fourth year, the festival features an array of activities across a variety of venues, most free of charge. The festival kicks off this …

Saving Energy

| At home, community, energy, money matters, nature, waste

By Lizette Salmon, Sustainable Living Festival event officer So much of what we do is automatic – jump in the car, switch on the air-con, pop clothes in the drier, but such habits hit the hip-pocket and harm the environment. What if we hopped on a bike, flicked on a fan and hung out the washing …

Shopping with a Conscience

| community, food, health, nature, waste

By Lizette Salmon, Sustainable Living Festival event officer How much would you reduce your household’s carbon pollution if your electricity was from renewable sources and you never used motorised transport? Many people assume around 80 per cent, but the answer is only 30 per cent. How so? Because on average, 30 per cent of our …

Reducing Waste

| At home, nature, waste

By Lizette Salmon, Sustainable Living Festival event officer November marks the start of Albury-Wodonga’s popular Sustainable Living Festival, a month long calendar of events, including a free entry fair featuring a tiny house experience at Junction Square on Saturday, November 18. To celebrate this year’s festival, eight well-loved locals have agreed to share their living …

Wangaratta Sustainability Workshops Success

| At home, At work, community, garden, nature, waste

By Jasen Smith, Wangaratta Library Recently in March Wangaratta Library held the program ‘March into Sustainability’, a series of workshops focused on sustainability and gardening. This program ran in conjunction with the Wangaratta Sustainability Network. Workshops covered various topics from worm farms, beekeeping, wicking beds and sustainability for busy people. Each of the events were well attended with …

Golden Yak Award

| At home, community, energy, nature, waste

By Kim McConchie, Totally Renewable Yackandandah (TRY) Committee member Chris Horton & Karen Dods were awarded a Golden Yak by TRY (Totally Renewable Yackandandah) during the Earth Hour festival event, for their commitment to sustainability and renewable energy. You’d think a tornado taking out 300 trees might be a bit of a setback, but for Chris …

A Plastic Ocean – starts here in our towns

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By Nicki Munro, Beechworth Urban Landcare and Sustainability Did you know that just 8.7 plastic checkout bags contain enough embodied petroleum energy to drive a car 1 kilometre? Or that by 2050 plastic items could outnumber fish in the ocean? Australians are the second highest producers of waste per person (after the US), with each …