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How to be green – don’t drink single serve pod coffee

There are many definitions of innovation and the one I like the most is ‘innovation means cutting out the unnecessary‘. The ‘invention’ of single serve coffee is then the antithesis to the definition of innovation. Smart Planet covered the increasing mountain of used ‘pods’ with 13% of offices and over 10% of households in the […]

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How to be green – advice from Sydney Smith

There are a lot of great quotes and sage advice in Nigel Marsh’s book ‘Fit, Fifty and Fired Up‘ and reading through it there are so many similarities of his advice for getting a work life balance to creating a sustainable life balance. I have written about green purists, green hypocrites and just getting on […]

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How to avoid being green – blame China

I don’t know whether the following is restricted to Australia or whether it’s an excuse used around the world but here it is “the Chinese produce as much carbon emissions every day that we could save over the next 10 years so why bother”. I heard it today and it bothers me. A few months […]

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How to be green – don’t give it all up in one go

I wrote a post back in June about the need to just start, to not worry about the purists, the elitists – they don’t worry about you so just start. Nigel Marsh reminded me of this recently in his book “Fit, Fifty and Fired Up” – I loved his book “Fat, Forty and Fired” so […]

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How to be Green – Pareto Guide to Sustainability

I am sure most of you would have heard of the Pareto Principle or the 80/20 rule. Well, it equally applies to sustainability – 80% of our impact can be attributed to 20% of our choices. A mass generalisation with no scientific back up but I reckon it’s pretty close. Why? The Individual Approximately 80% […]

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The negative consequences of energy efficiency policy

I’m going to touch on a couple of things in this post – a recently formed research group out of the US about how people impact energy efficiency and also how house energy efficiency policy such as Basix is increasing the use of air conditioning. First up the impact of people Researchers from the MIT […]

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How to be Green – just start!

I’ve started running again, it’s been about 6 months so I’m a bit slowly than normal and normally I’m slow. Anyway, as I was running / fast walking across the harbour bridge this morning I was overtaken by quite a few fit runners, you know the ones with the long socks, and I started thinking […]

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