• Our final winners have been announced: big congratulations to @aerarium and @Marg51510!

    That wraps up the final round of the Carbon Challenge for now. We wish you all the best in continuing your sustainable […]

  • Congratulations to our final round of Carbon Challengers! We hope that you have enjoyed this part of the sustainability journey. It’s certainly been great to hear about so many awesome sustainability actions and […]

  • Hi @Elleven and @March

    Great to hear you’re making progress! If you’re looking for advice on windows, the ACT Government have a great fact-sheet on different window options and the difference they can make to […]

  • Thanks @Elleven. Actually we installed ceiling insulation last year. I think its working too, because our roof is very frosty in the mornings – someone told me that if your roof is frosty in the mornings its a […]

  • Fixing the windows is an expensive job! As far as cost-effectiveness, I’ve sealed up the gaps around some of my windows & the frames… it’s great not feeling the outside air waft in directly.

    Also, in terms […]

  • Hi everyone

    I’ve been doing some digging around the most efficient window dressings, and it seems that honeycomb blinds might be the best option… That seems to make sense to me, as they create an additional […]

  • Ecoaction posted an update 4 years, 4 months ago

    Just two weeks of the carbon challenge to go! An easy way to bump up your points in these final days is to send in your before and after electricity bills – you’ll receive 250 points per bill!

  • Ecoaction created the topic Upcoming workshop: How to knit – Tuesday 25th June, 6pm-7pm @ CEC: 4 years, 4 months ago

    Making your own clothes is easy when you know how to knit.  Jumpers, scarves and beanies just the way you like them… because you made them!  Join us in this introductory lesson that will have you on the road to jumper glory in no time.

    To register go to: <a href="http://www.ecoaction.com.au/…

  • Ecoaction created the topic Upcoming workshop: Soft Cheese Making – 20 July, 10am-1pm: 4 years, 4 months ago

    Learn how to make feta, ricotta, mozzarella and haloumi from scratch in this hands-on, practical cheese making workshop.  Canberra’s own home cheese making expert Gurkan Yeniceri will provide you with the skills to make your own delicious cheese at home in this three-hour intensive workshop.

    T[...]

  • Ecoaction created the topic Upcoming workshop: Making Sourdough – 28 July, 11am-2pm: 4 years, 4 months ago

    Learn how to make your own sourdough at home with local sourdough artisan Robert Guth.  Robert is a master sourdough maker and artist with a unique approach to bread, food and life in general.  This intensive three hour workshop will provide you with the skills to make yourself a tastier sourdough[...]

  • Ecoaction created the topic Upcoming workshop: Making Salami – 10 August, 2pm-5pm @ Griffith Butchers: 4 years, 4 months ago

    Dip your toes into the world of charcuterie in this salami making workshop with Canberra’s favourite free-range butcher, Richard Odell.  Richard is hosting the workshop in his butchery in Griffith where he will show you the process involved in preserving meat and guide you through the process of [...]

  • Ecoaction created the topic Upcoming workshop: How to knit – Tuesday 25th June, 6pm-7pm @ CEC: 4 years, 4 months ago

    Making your own clothes is easy when you know how to knit.  Jumpers, scarves and beanies just the way you like them… because you made them!  Join us in this introductory lesson that will have you on the road to jumper glory in no time.

     

    To register go to: <a href="http://www.ecoaction.c…

  • Ecoaction posted an update 4 years, 4 months ago

    Just two weeks of the carbon challenge to go! An easy way to bump up your points in these final days is to send in your before and after electricity bills – you’ll receive 250 points per bill!

  • Canberra’s starting to get a little chilly as the zero degree mornings settle in! How cold does your house get overnight? There are many simple ways to retrofit your house, and keep it warmer overnight during […]

  • Ecoaction created the topic Upcoming workshop TODAY: Home retro-fitting – Tuesday 4th June, 6.00pm-7.30pm @ the CEC: 4 years, 4 months ago

    Retrofitting is a way of making your home more comfortable and energy efficient by making some simple adjustments.  ABC TV’s Carbon Cop Lish Fejer joins us once more to help you get the most out of your living space, save money and reduce your carbon footprint.

     

    To register go to: <a href[...]

  • Ecoaction created the topic Upcoming workshop: How to knit – Tuesday 25th June, 6pm-7pm @ CEC: 4 years, 4 months ago

    Making your own clothes is easy when you know how to knit.  Jumpers, scarves and beanies just the way you like them… because you made them!  Join us in this introductory lesson that will have you on the road to jumper glory in no time.

     

    To register go to: <a href="http://www.ecoaction.c…

  • Ecoaction created the topic Upcoming workshop: Vegetarian Cooking – Sat 29th June, 3pm – 4.30pm @ CEC: 4 years, 4 months ago

    Reducing the amount of meat you eat can have a positive effect on the environment and on your health.  Join us for an afternoon of vegetarian cooking and walk away with some new recipes and some new ideas about food.

     

    To register go to: <a href="http://www.ecoaction.com.au/events/vegetaria…

  • Ecoaction created the topic New workshop announced: Soft cheese making – 20 July: 4 years, 4 months ago

    The soft cheese workshop is  the bargain price of $80 and includes a glass of wine, take home goodies and full notes.

     

    Details to be confirmed, for early bookings contact sustainability[at]ecoaction.com.au

  • Ecoaction created the topic New workshop announced: Sourdough baking – 28 July: 4 years, 4 months ago

    The sourdough baking workshop is  the bargain price of $80 and includes a glass of wine, take home goodies (your own starter) and full notes.

     

    Details to be confirmed, for early bookings contact sustainability[at]ecoaction.com.au

  • March posted an update 4 years, 4 months ago

    Awesome! I’ve been pretty slack with my supermarket-meat-eating habits recently, but looking at some of those meat farmers sites, it seems like it really isn’t any more expensive to get local free-range meat. I think I will clear out the freezer and try one of those bulk buy options (a quarter of a cow – that’s a lot of meat.)

    Does anyone know…[Read more]

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