Posts tagged as: Sustainability

Wishing You A Sustainable Easter

Hot Cross BunsI was time wasting on Facebook the other day when a photo of the ingredients of some hot cross buns came up from a large Australian supermarket chain. Alongside the photo was a description: “Avoid palm oil products this Easter!” I had given little thought to palm oil deforestation and Orang-utan habitat loss over my last

Waste not, want not

Plastics in landfillThis week I started back at University. One day as I was sitting down munching on my lunch purchased from a certain sandwich chain, my eyes fell upon the plastic bag and paper wrapping the sandwich had come in. These two items, although small and fairly insignificant, were only going to be used

An Elephant Getaway

Rumruay the elephantAcross Asia, there are less than 33,000 elephants remaining in the wild. Since the logging ban in Thailand in the 1980’s, elephants and their mahouts, or keeper, have had to struggle to survive. An elephant is expensive to feed (it costs over 600 baht a day to feed an elephant) and to care for, and if they are unable to make any money an elephant can become a financial burden on the mahout and his or her family.

Meet our new community blogger

Hayley with RumruaySince the ripple effect launched way back in 2011, we (the savewater!® team) have been posting about some of the programs we have developed for you, along with some tips for sustainable living. That’s gone well, but the ripple effect was never meant to be just about us, but a community where we can all share our ideas. With that in mind, we’re bringing on

Movies, popcorn…environment? pt. 2

FilmI’d like to start by thanking you for returning for part 2 of ‘movies, popcorn…environment?’ As I’ve discovered from people’s various responses to part 1, writing about and ranking movies is a lonely life. No matter what you put into your top 5 films, someone will always disagree, become vocal about it and quickly develop a

Christmas Gardening

Christmas is almost here, a time of giving and receiving, a time of spirit and for most of us a time of coming together and sharing. All of these themes come to life, it seems to me, in a community garden. Community gardens are used by volunteer groups in the community with permission from the owners

Introducing refillit

refillit pillarsAt savewater!® we have been busily working away on a refillable water bottle campaign and we are excited to share it with you! There are three pillars behind refillit. They are three ideas that reflect how using a refillable water bottle creates a better you and a better world.

Celebrating 10 Years of Excellence

savewater! awardsNational Water Week 2012 is set to reach its peak tonight in Melbourne with the Australian Water Industry gathering for the national 2012 savewater! awards®. This evening’s celebration of sustainable water use marks the tenth year since the awards program first began back in 2002. What a long way they have come!

National Water Week 2012; Valuing Our Water

These photographers capture water the best‘Scarcity of Hygienic Drinking Water in Dhaka city’ from entrant Ismail Ferdous National Water Week swings around every year in the third week of October. This year is set to be a ripper with plenty of activities being run by water providers and other organisations right across the country.

Tuna: who CAN you trust?

Canned tuna. It’s convenient, relatively healthy and oh so diverse – from wraps and sandwiches to mornay and pasta bakes. Tuna is also relatively cheap when you consider the journey that little fishy takes to get from the deep blue sea to your plate, not to mention the energy and resources required to make the packaging.