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Getting to the heart of things, deep in the Otways

Getting to the heart of things, deep in the Otways

It was only recently that I finally got to see the Great Otway National Park. It taught me about a friend I’d known my whole life but who I never “knew”.

  • by Gareth Andrews

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You’re not a cheapskate if you gift secondhand – but there are rules

You’re not a cheapskate if you gift secondhand – but there are rules

For the eco-conscious, gifting preloved items makes perfect sense. But there are certain things to consider to ensure your present doesn’t go unappreciated.

  • by Lanie Tindale
Merry, bright, full of eco-delights: how to bring Christmas back down to earth

Merry, bright, full of eco-delights: how to bring Christmas back down to earth

From turning your grocery bags into wrapping paper and shopping smarter, nothing says "Christmas cheer" like looking out for the future of our planet.

  • by Riley Wilson
A 'zero waste' life starts with your groceries

A 'zero waste' life starts with your groceries

From meal prepping to "reductionism", turn your home into a sustainable haven with these small tweaks.

  • by Anita Vandyke
Cusack pays the price for doing job
Letters
Letters

Cusack pays the price for doing job

In voting against the amendments to the Local Land Services Act, Catherine Cusack was simply doing her job as a member of the Legislative Council.

Bring on the urban farm, but don’t deign to usurp nature
Opinion
Opinion

Bring on the urban farm, but don’t deign to usurp nature

Call me romantic, but I trust the randomised world of weather, bugs and dirt more than that of roots that have never touched soil or plants that have not seen the sun.

  • by Elizabeth Farrelly
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Professor shoots for the moon to save Barrier Reef with 'coral IVF'

Professor shoots for the moon to save Barrier Reef with 'coral IVF'

Coral researcher Peter Harrison dreams that the power of the full moon can help repair the reef and thousands of others are seeing the light.

  • by Tony Moore
Eight billion humans can't all be wrong, but we can evolve
Opinion
Population

Eight billion humans can't all be wrong, but we can evolve

Population growth is a big challenge for the planet, but to see human life as a negative is to flip every civilising value on its back, from the Hippocratic Oath to the prohibition on murder.

  • by Elizabeth Farrelly
Want to reduce plastic waste? These start-ups can help you clean up your act

Want to reduce plastic waste? These start-ups can help you clean up your act

As more of us search for ways to cut our single-use plastic consumption, one start-up founder believes your laundry detergent bottle could last more than just your lifetime.

  • by Riley Wilson
Greenie good guys are wrong to oppose economic growth
Opinion
Opinion

Greenie good guys are wrong to oppose economic growth

I have a challenge for the anti-growth brigade: don’t you care about the big jump in unemployment?

  • by Ross Gittins
Tricks to tackle household waste, one step at a time

Tricks to tackle household waste, one step at a time

From coffee pods to bathroom products, here are small actions you can take now.

  • by Riley Wilson