I made a new year’s resolution in January last year to buy no more than one new thing a month (or 12 things in the year). Like many new year’s resolutions, the intention was to give myself a challenge. I challenged myself to reduce my personal consumption – and to really think about whether I need the … More Wrapping up 2016’s new year’s resolution to buy less
From turning off the lights at work to using mother nature as your fridge in winter, there are many many ways of saving electricity. For the good of your pocket and the environment. … More Energy saving opportunities everywhere
I have been trying to be a conscious consumer in recent years. And part of that includes trying to buy things with the least amount of packaging per volume (within limits of what I actually want to consume). Here’s an example. The unit price of the item is the smaller number in the bottom left … More Mass (packaging) consumption culture?
I was having a conversation with a few colleagues of mine some months back about how the lights are ALWAYS left on in the toilets at work when unoccupied. I had been turning them off most of the time but invariably they’d be on again next time, even at the end of the day or on … More ‘If the lights are left on in the bathroom you know a Norwegian was the last person to use it’
My dad is planning on coming to Europe for the first time since the early 1980s (I think… I don’t know but it was before I was born). He’s retired and doesn’t like winter, so he’s skipping the Australian winter (brrr!) and coming to warm Europe. And he’s in no rush to take the one stop flight … More The four first steps to reducing your air miles.
6 months. It’s the time I’ve spent living in Norway. And the time I’ve been witnessing the imperfectly designed sensors on my workplace’s urinals. What tends to happen is that whenever someone comes within about 1 metre of the urinal it flushes. Like half of the Amazon’s daily output. And then it keeps doing it … More I’ve spent nearly 6 months tiptoeing around the urinal