Green living


Don’t let your business be green duped

6:09PM | Wednesday, 22 June 2011 |  Start-ups can save money through energy efficiency, but misleading promises and poor-quality systems are common in the growing green market. BY RICHARD NICOL.

Have a green day

2:08PM | Friday, 25 February 2011 |  Australia will have carbon pricing in a bit over a year and entrepreneurs need to get ready.

Switching on to energy efficiency

2:36PM | Tuesday, 15 February 2011 |  As a small business starting out what can you do to minimise your electricity costs and exposure to the risk of price increases?

Energy efficiency ideas heat up

2:32PM | Monday, 14 February 2011 |  Being crammed into a tiny space with lots of strangers isn’t anyone’s idea of fun, but unfortunately it is a reality for many city dwellers and commuters.

Eco reminder sticks with consumers

2:25PM | Friday, 4 February 2011 |  UK-based business HU2 has come up with a range of wall stickers reminding users to turn off, shut down or unplug equipment, helping consumers with their energy efficiency.

Cartridge refills offer a cleaner solution

1:16PM | Friday, 14 January 2011 |  A Canadian start-up has come up with the particularly clever concept of refilling cleaning product cartridges with tap water.

Drink up promising driving idea

12:33PM | Friday, 17 December 2010 |  Drivers are increasingly being encouraged to limit their vehicle usage 
for the sake of the environment.

Cut back on waste

12:53PM | Monday, 13 December 2010 |  If you really want to make a difference to the environment and your bottom line, the place to focus is on waste.

Eco-friendly advice drives start-ups

11:48PM | Thursday, 11 November 2010 |  Those still wedded to their cars have a new innovation to help minimise environmental damage.

What’s yours is mine

10:06PM | Friday, 29 October 2010 |  While recycling and hard rubbish days are effective, and green, methods of disposal for the Australian public, the business market may appreciate a start-up solution to their unwanted items.