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24/05/2011 - 16:08
These great looking door snakes are made to fit under internal doors to keep warm air in, and draughts out. Unlike single-sided door snakes, they don’t need to be repositioned every time you...
21/05/2011 - 17:28
This energy meter can measure the power consumption of any appliance plugged into a standard power outlet (or string of appliances plugged into a power board). Use it to uncover how much each of your...
01/05/2011 - 19:08
I don’t like replacing perfectly workable items if I don’t need to. Ink cartridges are the perfect example. The cartridge runs out of ink, but the components are all in perfect condition...
18/04/2011 - 13:45
I was amused to come across this article supposedly about people who live  in cold houses  by  choice. I'm not sure how much of it was about choice or necessity for most of those...
16/03/2011 - 11:42
What are the best options for having and bringing up a child as sustainably as possible? Having two of my close relatives expecting babies this year, I have been completely overwhelmed over the past...

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24/01/2011 - 23:22
Ever since I read about Google's new service for measuring power consumption, Powermeter, I wanted to try it, whatever your opinions on what Google might do with your data, it can't be...
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11/11/2010 - 00:12
So, you've convinced your landlord to do some maintenance and repaint the place? Or maybe the landlord has offered to repaint the property before you move in? Congratulations! But will the smelly...


23/03/2010 - 00:55
One of Green Renters mantras is "recycle, re-use, reclaim" and there's plenty of sources for finding and passing on no-longer-required items from Op-shops, to garage sales and...
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12/03/2010 - 01:52
Energy efficient light bulbs (otherwise known as compact fluorescent light bulbs or CFL's ) contain a small amount of mercury which is a toxic metal and every product containing mercury should...
12/01/2010 - 03:16
A short and possibly slightly light hearted (?) guide to how to survive without Air conditioning, a situation I'm sure many Australian renters are familiar with...