8 Energy-Efficient Electrical Upgrades for Your Home

Our planet is at risk due to our unsustainable habits, particularly our reliance on electric energy. The production of electric power using current methods emits greenhouse gases, exacerbating global warming. What are the Energy-Efficient Electrical Upgrades for Your Home? As we shift to greener alternatives, we must also decrease our electric energy use. ؑEnergy-efficient households […]

Becoming a climate change optimist…

The author takes heart in the fact that only 96% of our energy is coming from fossil fuels

June 18th, 2018 – Updated June 9th, 2023 Yes, there are still those willing to deny that global warming is a reality. Why, there are even some people who continue to argue that the cause is not anthropocentric. But for the vast majority of rational thinkers, it is a very worrying reality… especially if you have […]

Earth is fine… it’s you and me that are in trouble!

Updated: April 16th, 2016, May 17th, 2016 and June 9th, 2023 Lots of us worry about the ‘environment’. I’m one of them! I worry about the remnant flock of Bush Stone Curlews in my neighborhood. I worry about the disappearing frog population. I worry about the local possums who lose habitat every day as my […]

Earth will survive. Humankind might not!

August 10, 202 According to the latest report from the peak scientific body for climate research, The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, we’re in deep – really deep, trouble. Words like ‘devastating’, ‘irreversible’ and ‘catastrophic’ are peppered throughout the report. The report warns of increasing frequency of extreme weather events with droughts, floods, cyclones and […]

4 Tips for Implementing Responsible Waste Disposal

As climate change becomes a more pressing concern, we are all increasingly called to make an effort toward improving our planet’s well-being. One practice that is often understated but highly significant in reducing greenhouse gas production and slowing global warming is responsible waste disposal. How Should You Implement Responsible Waste Disposal Unfortunately, this responsibility has […]

5 Great Benefits of Installing Recycled Artificial Turf Around Your Home

Recycled artificial turf is a fantastic choice for any outdoor space you might have around your home. Not only does it look and feel like natural grass, but it also offers the same level of durability and longevity as the real thing. Even better still, artificial turf requires no annual maintenance like natural grass does. […]

Nine reasons you need to get rid of your lawn!

The view from my office door

I’ve been a ‘no-lawn’ advocate for at least the last 25 years. If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result, why do so many millions of us get out every weekend and mow our lawns? OK, if you’ve got young children, you’re excused for […]

Where does all that dust come from and what’s really in it?

Dust is everywhere but what's in it?

You did a full spring clean yesterday but it’s already sneaking it’s way back. Dust! It’s a battle you can’t win. Everything in our homes gathers dust. But what exactly is it? Where does it come from, and why does it keep coming back? Is it from outside? Is it fibres from our clothes and […]

NWS Has Added a ‘Destructive’ Alert Level to the SMS Warning System!

The violence of storms...

If Hurricane Ida made one thing clear, it’s that we should all expect the unexpected when it comes to Mother Nature’s fury! With a damage bill exceeding $50 billion, 97 confirmed deaths and a sustained wind speed of 150mph, it may be a stark warning about the future. Rather prophetically, the National Weather Service started […]