Get festival ready

Get festival ready

February 16, 2018

It’s that wonderful time of year again, when the crowds are big, the music is loud, the kai is plentiful, and that colourful hat seems like a good idea – festival season.  Here are a few tips, tricks, and pretty things that will help you tackle festivals more sustainably. 

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Stay cool at home in summer – 12 easy and sustainable tips

Stay cool at home in summer – 12 easy and sustainable tips

January 31, 2018

How can you cool down at home - sustainably? Get our staff favourite easy tips: from curtains to wet heads, fans to hot water bottles, insulation to starry nights and more.

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Spring cleaning tips to help asthma and other health issues

Spring cleaning tips to help asthma and other health issues

January 03, 2018

Dust mites and mould can cause health issues or make them worse. This holiday season you can make a healthier home with these top, low-cost tips. 

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Not good at sitting still? These summer DIY jobs are for you.

Not good at sitting still? These summer DIY jobs are for you.

December 29, 2017

For those of you currently on holiday, but not good at sitting still, this list is for you. These essential summer DIY jobs will mean your household starts the new year more energy efficient and and with a few more gold stars on your sustainable living chart.

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Best summer sustainability reads, listens & watches

Best summer sustainability reads, listens & watches

December 26, 2017

Summer is a great time to catch up on it, so we've put together a list of our favourite - sustainability-themed, of course - reads, watches and listens from the year. 

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Best tips for reducing waste over Xmas and summer

Best tips for reducing waste over Xmas and summer

December 18, 2017

New Zealanders send 50,000 extra tonnes of waste to landfill over Christmas. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be this way! Two no-waste nomads share their top tips for reducing waste over the silly season.

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Seven surprising ways to reduce bills this summer

Seven surprising ways to reduce bills this summer

December 14, 2017

Warmer months mean ice cream, deck time and sunshine. Would you like some more money to play with too? Follow these tips to reduce your energy bills this summer.

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Six ideas for travelling better

Six ideas for travelling better

December 04, 2017

Did you know that there has been a 24 per cent rise in New Zealand’s greenhouse emissions since 1990, and that road transport makes up a big part of that increase? It's time we talked about how you're getting from A to B. 

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Chris on heat pumps features made easy

Chris on heat pumps features made easy

November 30, 2017

How can I keep my home temperature healthy? What’s easiest? What’s cheapest? What’s environmentally friendliest? What does the techno-lingo mean?

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How do we have a more ethical Christmas with kids?

How do we have a more ethical Christmas with kids?

November 21, 2017

For many families Christmas is about keeping the magic alive for the kids. Leaving lists for Santa, hearty food, backyard cricket, and of course, the presents.

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What is sustainability?

What is sustainability?

October 18, 2017

Chief executive Philip Squire talks about what sustainability is and why it's important to the Trust.

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Taking care of your curtains

Taking care of your curtains

September 11, 2017

Curtains play an important role in keeping your home warm and energy efficient. Read our tips for taking care of them.

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