• Ecoaction created the topic Upcoming workshop: Using Grey Water – Tuesday 30th Apr, 6.00pm – 7.00pm @ the CEC. Register today!: 6 years, 5 months ago

    Reduce the strain on Australia’s water resources by recycling grey water at home.  The waste water from your shower, bath, washing machine and dishwasher can all be reused on the garden in a few simple steps.  Learn the dos and don’ts of grey water usage and the various ways you can take contr[...]

  • Ecoaction created the topic Upcoming workshop: Backyard Bee Keeping – Saturday 4th May, 3.00pm – 5.00pm @ the CEC. Register today!: 6 years, 5 months ago

    Keeping a bee hive in your backyard not only allows you to harvest your own wild honey but also improves the pollination of garden crops in the community.  It’s quite simple to get started and not the least bit scary.  Canberra has a thriving community of backyard bee keepers, come along to this[...]

  • Ecoaction created the topic Upcoming workshop: Reducing Household Waste – Tuesday 7th May, 6.00pm – 7.00pm @ the CEC. Register today!: 6 years, 5 months ago

    Make landfill a last resort by learning all that you can do to reduce, reuse and recycle at home.  The simple decisions that we make at the supermarket and the garbage bin have long lasting repercussions for the health of our planet.  This workshop will teach you how to start thinking differently [...]

  • Ecoaction created the topic Upcoming workshop: Easy Ways to Cut Your Energy Bill – Thursday 9th Apr, 6.00pm – 7.30pm @ the CEC. Register today!: 6 years, 5 months ago

    Just because the temperature’s dropping doesn’t mean that your energy bill should rise.  Join ABC TV’s carbon cop and presenter Lish Fejer for some hot tips on how to keep your energy bill under control in the colder months.

     

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  • Ecoaction created the topic Upcoming workshop: Warming the Winter in a Rental House – Thursday 16th May, 6.00pm – 7.30pm @ the CEC. Register today!: 6 years, 5 months ago

    Wearing ski-jacket and gloves inside the house at the moment? In Canberra’s winter sub-zero temperatures, are you struggling to keep your rental house warmer than outside?!  There are plenty of cheap and easy adjustments you can make to your rental home to ensure maximum winter warmth.  Join ABC[...]

  • Ecoaction created the topic Upcoming workshop: DIY Eco Art Supplies For Kids – Saturday 20th Apr, 10.30am – 11.30am @ the CEC. Register today!: 6 years, 6 months ago

    Have some eco-friendly fun this school holidays and learn how to make non-toxic art supplies out of everyday household items.

    To register go to: http://www.ecoaction.com.au/events/diy-eco-art-supplies-for-kids/ 

  • Ecoaction created the topic Upcoming workshop: Simple Clothes Mending – Tuesday 23rd Apr, 6.00pm – 7.00pm @ the CEC. Register today!: 6 years, 6 months ago

    Hole in your jeans?  Busted a button?  There’s no need to turn those clothes into rags just yet.  Keeps yourself looking snappy and extend the life of your clothes with some simple mending skills.

    To register go to: http://www.ecoaction.com.au/events/simple-clothes-mending/ 

  • Ecoaction commented on the post, Worm farms 6 years, 6 months ago

    Thanks @GreenArno – incidentally for anyone who didn’t know, you can get wormfarms at a reduced rate from us here at the enviro centre (info here: http://www.ecoaction.com.au/resources/backyard/tumbleweed/).

  • Hi @Elleven, @Apples @March and @Sriver & everyone else. We’ll be running a number of workshops on warming your home through the winter through autumn & winter, including cutting your energy bill (through reducing […]

  • Ecoaction commented on the post, Challenges 6 years, 6 months ago

    Hi @March, this is a little late, but Lish at GIY has a demo on using clear comfort – they’re Australian, and may be cheaper than the NZ version. You can see how it’s done here: […]

  • Ecoaction created the topic Upcoming workshop: Fix Your Own Bike – Thursday 11th Apr, 6.00pm – 7.00pm @ the CEC. Register today!: 6 years, 6 months ago

    For more information and to book your place on this workshop visit: http://www.ecoaction.com.au/ev…..-own-bike/

  • Ecoaction created the topic Upcoming workshop: What Makes Healthy Soil – Tuesday 16th Apr, 6.00pm – 7.00pm @ the CEC. Register today!: 6 years, 6 months ago

    For more information and to book your place on this workshop visit: http://www.ecoaction.com.au/ev…..lthy-soil/

  • ThumbnailHi everyone, the 5th annual Canberra Harvest Festival is on this Saturday from 12-4pm. Come along for a feast of food, stalls and music. Here’s the poster:

  • Hi @Woyapp

    Thanks for letting me know, I’ll add your points on now.

    It certainly looks like a big reduction, so well done, you must be very pleased. Could you tell me a bit about what you’ve changed that has […]

  • Hi everyone,

    As I’m sure you all know, it’s Canberra’s 100th birthday. So, for 250 points, this week’s bonus challenge asks you to tell us what you’re doing to sustainably celebrate our city’s birthday.

    That […]

  • Hi @Woyapp

    That would be good. I’ll make sure you get the 500 points when they arrive.

    Incidentally, if you want to boost your points before you finish you can also upload a new avatar to your profile […]

  • Hi @Marg51510 @Woyapp and @ScrappyKat

    There’s more information about the remote standby thingo on the ACTEWAGL website here: […]

  • Hi @Woyapp

    What we’re after with the electricity bills is proof that things like the Carbon Challenge really do help people reduce their energy use. So anything you can provide us that helps with that would be […]

  • Now that the Challengers who started in October or November last year have finished the leaderboard looks very different. Have a look at the new top ten, you might be surprised to see where you are:

    1. […]

  • Hi @kathrynk

    The system isn’t set up to let you continue after your 3 months are over, so you won’t be able to update your challenges.

    The simplest thing to do would be to create a new login (perhaps […]

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