Sustainable Living

Sustainable House Day

September 2013

Here’s a chance to visit an eco-friendly home near you, SIMON WEBSTER reports.

National organic week

August 2013

National Organic Week takes place from 4-13 October 2013. PHIL DUDMAN outlines how you and your organisation can get involved.

David Suzuki

Talking green business

August 2013

Do capitalism and sustainability go together? David Suzuki may have the answer, SIMON WEBSTER reports.

Chinese celery

Beneficial insect-attracting plants

July 2013

In the Sept-Oct issue of Organic Gardener magazine, in Natural Solutions, we referred to a full list of beneficial insect-attracting plants grown by JERRY COLEBY-WILLIAMS at his home, ‘Bellis’ in Brisbane. Here they are!


Ash Tree

Sustainable firewood

July 2013

Heating with wood has a reputation for being unsustainable, but JUSTIN RUSSELL argues that with the right timber and a slow combustion heater, your fireplace can be carbon neutral.

Paper wasps's nest

Organic strategies for household pests

May 2013

It’s one thing to be organic outside in the garden, but all too easy to slip into conventional thinking inside the house. JUSTIN RUSSELL outlines some basic strategies for organic pest control around the home.

The sustainable block

April 2013

After 11 years in Sydney, Jerry Coleby-Williams and Jeff Poole decided to realise their passions for gardening and living sustainably.

We’ve got the power

April 2013

As households continue to embrace solar panels, scientists have shown that Australia could run on 100 per cent renewable power, SIMON WEBSTER reports.