Getting Sleep On Hot Nights Without Air-conditioning: Low Carbon Living – Day 6

Day 6 of 365 Days Of Low Carbon Living.

I’m pretty lucky that where I live it usually cools off at night. That’s because of our distance from the coast (so we have a continental climate), our elevation and because we usually get a sea breeze in the early evening. The result: we usually sleep well in summer.

But what happens if it doesn’t cool off at night? That can happen because of where you Continue reading

Keeping Your Home Cool Quickly: Low Carbon Living – Days 3, 4 & 5

Window shaded by shadecloth awning and tree

Days 3, 4 & 5 of 365 Days Of Low Carbon Living.

Summer in the southern hemisphere is in full swing with much of Australia heading into a heatwave.

What I do

In a previous post I describe 3 ways I keep my home cool without air-conditioning and its Continue reading

Low Carbon Living: Day 2 – No New Clothes

Bags of clothes dumped beside a charity bin

Source: Anna Gregory, Flickr, CC BY 2.0

Day 2 of 365 Days Of Low Carbon Living.

The post-Christmas January sales roll on and people are madly grabbing ‘bargains’ to update their wardrobes.

Yet some of us are busy enjoying the freedom that comes with not buying into the modern mantra/obsession/addiction of  Continue reading

Low Carbon Living: Day 1 – Clean Energy Future

Solar farm with wind turbine behind

Source: Gerry Machen, Flickr, CC BY-ND 2.0

Here I am on Day 1 of 365 Days Of Low Carbon Living.

One of the easiest ways of shifting to living a low carbon life can be done very quickly from the comfort of your home: switching to clean, renewable energy.

In fact, most Australians want their primary energy to come from clean, renewable energy. Continue reading

365 Days Of Low Carbon Living: Day 0 – Deciding To Change

Source: Flickr vanhookc CC BY-SA

Source: Flickr vanhookc CC BY-SA

Here we are.

It’s New Year’s Eve. The opportunity we all have – and most of us want – to start afresh.

Today’s the day (or night) when we make all those decisions about how we’re going to live a better life in the coming year. Starting tomorrow we’re going to get fit, Continue reading