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Green things you can do for the Earth


What can you do: For the Earth?


Here are some articles and tips that you can use to make a difference for the planet Earth...

Australian Sea Lion- Threatened Sea Mammal

Not so long ago Australian Sea Lions were hunted to near extinction; thankfully there are now laws to protect them. The total population of these playful and beautiful sea mammals is only around 10,000 and they live in the south and western coastlines of Australia. more

1. Shop less. One of the easiest ways to reduce your environmental impact is to buy less. Next time you shop think carefully about whether you really need it.
2. Don’t use disposable coffee cups, get yourself a reusable coffee cup
3. Use solar power and save on energy bills
4. Avoid using aerosol cans
5. Try to use eco friendly cleaning products
6. Try to remove as much plastic from your home. Its toxic to your body and the earth.
7. Save fuel by making sure your tires are inflated properly.
8. Take out your mobile phone charger from the wall even if you have turned the power outlet off it is still charging using. unecessary energy but being plugged in
9. Get rid of old energy draining appliances such as second fridge or old microwave
10. Support eco-friendly organisations
11. Turn off and unplug electronics when not in use (it will save you money as well)
12. Shorten your showers and use low-flow showerheads
13. Recycle, reduce and reuse
14. Install solar power panels on your roof
15. Buy FSC certified products and decrease the trade of exotic wood from endangered forests.
16. Don’t run the water when brushing your teeth. You will save as much as 11litres every time. Did you know that only 2.5% of the world’s water is drinkable.

Carbon Emissions - Reduce or Offset, the Choice is Yours

Whether or not you believe in global warming, or climate change, it is irrefutable that carbon emissions pollute the air. This pollution affects the quality of the air we breathe, which is particularly bad for those with breathing problems, such as asthmatics. more

The Endangered Bilby - The Real One, Not the Chocolate

Easter is upon us and one of the chocolate treats we love in Australia is the bilby ‘egg’. This egg was developed to create awareness of their endangerment (the bilby not the chocolate, although chocolate is classified as endangered at my house). more

Stop Shell's Arctic Destruction

The pristine and beautiful Arctic: Shell wants to exploit it for oil. We want it protected. more

Ban the Plastic Bag

One of our best modern-day conveniences has become a threat. Plastic bags have been a big part of our lives for a long time that many of us don’t give them a second thought – but we should. Plastic bags are environmentally unfriendly in so many ways. more
Tree Kangaroos - Hopping Closer to Extinction

When I was asked me to do an article on tree kangaroos I thought it was a joke, what the heck is a tree kangaroo? Well, thank goodness for Google. Even though I'm Australian, I had never heard about tree kangaroos - that tells you how rare they are. more
Oh My, What Big Eyes You Have - Endangered Tarsier

Ok, so now I know where they got the idea for Gremlins, it’s the Tarsier! This quirky primate has the biggest, freakiest eyes for it's weight of any animal (as it is a nocturnal hunter) and would be at home in any scary movie. more
Earth Hour 2012: Saturday 31st March, 8:30pm

Earth Hour is a unique opportunity for everyone to become more sustainable and do something positive for the environment. It’s been the source of inspiration for hundreds of millions of people taking steps towards a cleaner, safer future. more
Endangered Species - Panda Bear, the Facts in Black and White

Two endearing black eyes peer out of black tear-drop markings. A huge, fluffy white face is adorned by two black, Mickey Mouse ears, which perch atop its large head - who wouldn’t fall in love with a cuddly panda bear. more
Rubbish Free Lunch Box

It's estimated that each school child is responsible for creating over 30kg of waste from their lunchbox each year. If you do your maths thats a lot of rubbish when you multiply it by 13 years of schooling! more
Bottled Water - The Scam That's Drowning our World in Plastic

Over the last ten years the world has undergone many changes in technology and the way we live our lives. One of the biggest fads first world countries have embraced is bottled water. When bottled water was introduced here I couldn’t fathom more
Marine Turtles-Their Numbers are Sinking Into Extinction

I love the ocean. Part of the allure of the ocean, for me, is the animals which inhabit it. There is nothing like sitting in the surf, waiting for a wave, and seeing a dolphin, penguin or turtle swim past. There will come a time when we probably won’t see a turtle swim past if more
EarthFirst iPad Magazine: Issue 1

Over the last few months we've been putting all our creative juices into the creation of our very first iPad magazine. The first issue features heaps of interesting articles, interviews, plastic facts, an eco fashion spread, a product guide for your whole body and lots more. more
The Great Recycling Myth- Recycling Plastic

Recycling is one of the easiest ways we can help the environment but did you know that not all plastic is recyclable? If you look at the bottom of a plastic bottle or container there are the three arrows chasing each other in a triangle and many of us identify this with recycling more
Make your holiday more environmentally friendly

For those of us going on holidays over the Christmas and New Year break we have our checklist: underwear - check, toothbrush - check, wallet - check, but have any of us thought about how we can reduce our impact on the environment more