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This is the seventh blog in our climate college series, focusing on the relationship between internal feedback mechanisms and climate change. Arctic ice cover, water vapour and also the release of methane from the melting of frozen tundra all have an impact on the rate of global climate change. Is there a ‘safe’ upper level of global warming suggested by scientists and what is the ‘tipping’ point?Read article
Orange Power is 100% Australian owned and produces household cleaning products that are palm oil free (they use coconut oil and other no-palm based alternatives) and environmentally responsible. The ‘Aware’ laundry product range is formulated for allergy prone people with sensitivity issues with harsh chemicals. So sensitive skin is now no longer an excuse to avoid helping out with the laundry! See for yourself as we trial the Aware laundry product range.Read article
Pyjamas make a great present. Light and unbreakable if you are sending overseas, and just about everyone needs them. Now if you could add Australian made and giving to charity into the mix, then what more could you want? Catnaps children’s PJs and the charity Child Wise (Australia’s leading international child protection charity) have partnered up. So for every pair of children’s pyjamas you buy, $5 will be donated to Child Wise. Cute and original these presents just keep on giving. With classy designs including sharks, animals, stars etc and long and short PJs and nighties, there is something for all seasons.Read article
Getting ready for our third baby in early 2013, we are once again in the market for nappy creams and lotions with natural and gentle ingredients. So when Weleda approached us with some baby product samples we jumped at the chance.
If you are interested in finding out more about Weleda’s Mother and Baby range and sampling some of their gorgeous sustainable products then read onRead article
This brief tutorial talks about the overall cooling effect that volcanoes have on our atmosphere. It also compares the emissions from volcanoes with human emissions, and provides a description of some of the effects felt from recent volcanic eruptions.Read article
This is the fifth tutorial in the series. Here we explain the Earth’s energy imbalance and the complex relationship between aerosols, albedo and the so called ‘greenhouse gases’. Thanks again Em for your research efforts.Read article
The shops are already full of Christmas decorations. Santa can be found in every shopping centre and kids are getting excited. Its a time of giving, receiving, creating tonnes of rubbish and overeating. But not to be totally bah-humbug its also a great excuse to get creative with the kids. Check out www.ecotoys.com.au for some great ideas for creating Christmas decorations. Start saving your loo roll holders for the great eco-Christmas Crackers!Read article