Concerned about the amount of food you end up wasting? The new Love Food Hate Waste app helps you keep track of the food you have and plan the right amount of food to buy. The app also offers some clever recipes for your leftover products.
Are you on the lookout for a new fridge, dishwasher, dryer or washing machine? Sydney Green Villages has put together this 10 step guide to buying appliances, with easy to follow tips and useful links to informative sites.
Victorians – find your nearest certified farmers market with this new app from the Victorian Farmers Market Association. The app provides market information and maps, lists of participating producers and alerts to upcoming markets. If you aren’t in Victoria, but you also love fresh produce, check out the Australian Farmers’ Market Directory for the details of your nearest market.
From 2014, Australia will become the second country in the world to end destructive tuna fishing practices. In the meantime, Greenpeace has published this tinned tuna ranking system – giving tuna eaters the lowdown on what brands are best.
Did you know that heating and cooling accounts for around a quarter of the average household’s energy use? This Ausgrid guide looks at green heating, offering tips and a buying guide that can keep you warm, help you save money and reduce your impact on the environment. For more information on sustainable heating, also check out the Alternative Energy Association’s guide to home insulation.
National Geographic in the US has released this TV buying guide which has great tips on what to look for when choosing a TV. Whilst the guide is aimed at a US audience, most of the tips are similarly useful for Australian consumers.
Have you got piles of old clothes sitting in your wardrobe collecting dust? Are you keen for a fresh look that’s green and fair? This
3 Things kit shows you how to host your very own clothes swap; a great way to reduce your fashion footprint.
Eat fresher and import less! The ‘Seasons’ iphone app let’s you know what fruits and vegetables are in season now, as well as providing a guide to farmers markets near you. The Otter team have been dining well using info from this great new app.
A new report supported by WWF Australia and the Australian Food and Grocery Council gives the current facts, misconceptions and challenges around palm oil. Both organisations endorse Certified Sustainable Palm Oil. Also, check out consumer watchdog CHOICE’s take on palm oil labelling or view this list of palm oil free products.