By Simone Trimble
The Live Earth concerts made big news over the weekend with some of the biggest names in the music industry getting together to raise environmental awareness. Australia kicked off first, leading the rest of the world with an entertainment extravaganza to be remembered, with Missy Higgins, Sneaky Sound System, Wolfmother and Crowded House. Madonna rocked the stage in London, while The Police headlined the New York concert. Be a part of the Live Earth cause and lodge an environmentally friendly pledge here at www.greengeneration.com.au
Easy Ways to Look & Feel Great
1. Use natural plant-based beauty products – to soothe sensitive skin.
2. Clean your home with deliciously scented plant-based products – to protect your skin from drying and allergic reactions.
3. Ask your barista if the coffee is Fairtrade – you’ll feel great by helping to make the world a better place, one espresso at a time.
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Learn more about Recycling
Remember the days when we had no dedicated recycling bins and all we had for our weekly garbage was one big green bin. These days our recycling bins are larger than our ordinary waste bins and recycling has become a part of our everyday lives. But recycling has evolved in recent years and there is a lot more you can do and a lot more products you can recycle. Did you know that you can recycle water, batteries, white goods, cars and car parts, clothing, furniture and plastic shopping bags?
Find out some great recycling tips from actnow.com.au
Turn your Pet Green
Did you know that your pet’s lifestyle has a big impact on global warming? The average dog creates 1.92 tones of greenhouse gas each year. That’s more pollution than six months of driving a 4WD car generates! By purchasing Easy Being Green’s Carbon Neutral Cat and Dog products, you can make sure your furry friend is doing their bit to tackle climate change, and ease your own conscience at the same time. In return for your environmentally friendly gesture, you’ll receive a Carbon Neutral feeding bowl sticker, a gift card and an official certificate confirming the greenhouse gas pollution reduction on your pet’s behalf.
Go to www.easybeinggreen.com.au for more info
A Green Wedding
Your big day is a massive production – the celebrations, guest travel (including the odd overseas visitor), accommodation and the honeymoon. Did you know that the average wedding creates around 10 tonnes of greenhouse gas? That is about the same amount generated by two return flights from Sydney to London! By buying one of Easy Being Green’s Carbon Neutral Wedding packages, or putting one on your gift list, you can give the planet a present as you start your life together.
To learn more visit: www.easybeinggreen.com.au
Make your home green friendly
More than 500,000 Australian households and businesses support GreenPower – now you too can be part of the solution to climate change. Switching to GreenPower is an investment – the more households and workplaces that make the switch, the bigger the return for the environment. Switch your home to renewable energy sourced from solar and wind.
Check out www.greenpower.com.au
Turn your Business Green
Breathe Easy is an Australian-based, premium carbon offset product that not only provides lasting environmental change on a large scale, it is also robust enough to comply with any government-introduced carbon trading scheme in the future. Breathe Easy offers corporations and individuals the opportunity to create premium carbon offsets, and is backed by Greening Australia; an organisation with 25 years experience and the capacity to deliver lasting environmental benefits such as transforming landscapes and nurturing biodiversity.”
For more information, please visit www.breatheeasynow.com.au
Plant a Tree on National Tree Day
Planet Ark’s National Tree Day is Australia’s biggest community tree-planting event. Since Tree Day started in 1996, over 10.5 million native trees and shrubs have been planted by more than a million volunteers! Tree planting makes a positive difference to our environment, and the benefits reach into schools and communities, and also help our precious native animals and plants survive in Australia’s diverse natural settings. This year Schools Tree Day falls on Friday 27th July, with National Tree Day on Sunday 29th July and as ever, there are many ways you can get involved.
For more information go to www.planetark.com/treeday