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Gardening Tips May 2024

Find out what to sow, what to pick and what garden tasks need attending to this Autumn

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Pip magazine FREE ebook

Pip Magazine is a great place to find ideas, information and inspiration about living more sustainably using permaculture principles.

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Recycling Near You

Find reuse and recycling options for things that can't be recycled at home such as clothing, electronics, mattresses, paint, white goods, coffee capsules and more.


Sustainable Materials Guide

A framework for selecting and specifying sustainable materials for buildings in Australia, aimed primarily at architects and other building professionals.

Sustainable Materials Guide

Sustainable Houses Guide

An introductory guide to designing energy-efficient, future-proof, healthy and comfortable homes that last a lifetime.

Sustainable Houses Guide

Get fresh this Valentine's Day

If you're planning on declaring love this Valentine's Day, make sure it's a long-lasting gesture by buying from Sunshine Coast flower growers.

Koala presenting a bunch of flowers.

Landcare tax benefits

The Australian Government provides a range of primary producer tax benefits to help farmers protect agricultural land.


Nothing new for Christmas

The most wonderful time of the year is also the time of the greatest waste. Food goes uneaten, wrapping goes to landfill, unwanted gifts end up at charity.

Nothing new for Christmas

One step off the grid newsletter out now

One Step Off the Grid is a sister site to Australia’s leading renewable energy website, RenewEconomy.com.au. It is designed to provide information to consumers on new technologies, what other people are doing, and to help them through this maze of information.

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Second bite at Costa’s famous family recipe

Want to get into growing food at home? Residents have the chance to get their hands on free heirloom seeds and learn from TV gardening celebrity Costa Georgiadis as he shares the patch-to-plate secrets of his great-grandmother’s famous spanakopita, back by popular demand.