Green your power

Evolution Emptor tips for more sustainable living: Green your power

  Households are directly responsible for one fifth of Australian greenhouse gas emissions, with approximately 50 per cent of household emissions coming from electricity supply. Therefore, if enough people take measures to reduce their electricity usage and ‘green’ their supply, it will make a significant difference. Tips for reducing electricity usage – turn lights, air-conditioners

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Eat less meat

Evolution Emptor tips for more sustainable living: Eat less meat

  A 2010 United Nations report into the environmental impacts of consumption and production urges a dietary shift away from animal-based proteins towards more vegetable-based foods. Ernst von Weizsaecker, co-chair of the UN International Panel for Sustainable Resource Management, says “rising affluence is triggering a shift in diets towards meat and dairy products. Livestock now

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Food production

Research conducted by The Australia Institute in 2009 found that Australians throw out $5.2 billion worth of food every year. Worldwide, 1.3 billion tones of food are lost or wasted, according to a recent study. This is at a time when people living in the Horn of Africa are again facing famine. An article in

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Consumerism and waste

            “On the one hand, economic growth has over centuries led to a steadily improving standard of living, better levels of health and ever-increasing life spans. On the other hand, this very affluence is the reason that both our bodies and the planet have gone into a downward spiral, manifested

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What if the climate change deniers are wrong?

  We can’t know for sure what the future holds. But, there are enough scientific resources dedicated globally to better understanding our climate and the impact of humans upon it, that we should have a reasonable idea of what to expect. In 2009 a US survey showed 96.2 per cent (76/79) of published climate science

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Ecowear bamboo skirt

Ecowear bamboo skirt

Ecowear creates a fashionable natural fibre clothing range. I have bought a few clothing items at the store at Southgate in Melbourne that are predominantly made from bamboo. They also stock clothing made from hemp and organic cotton. Most of the products in the store are quite casual and not appropriate for work. This is

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The only real power we have as individuals is in the way we choose to spend our money. Evolved shoppers care, think and simplify.

Safeguard fruit and veggie wash

I first saw this product at a friend’s house. Safeguard fruit and veggie wash is made in Western Australia by a family owned company. The product label reads “most of the fruit and vegetables we buy have been sprayed with fertilisers, pesticides and chemicals as well as waxes on some fruits”. I have always washed

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Skin Rich organic aloe vera

Skin Rich’s organic aloe vera face and body tone and repair spray was developed by Shauna Bell from Melbourne, Australia as she found it difficult to find “high quality skin care [products] and makeup, pure and natural enough for those with psoriasis, eczema, acne, rosacea, sunburn, irritation and inflammation”. Aloe vera barbadensis is a plant known for

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