being green

101 Things to do with old technology

Here’s a competition which looks right up Lifehacker’s alley. As part of a honours course at Swinburne uni, a group of students are creating a book called “101 things to do with ‘old’ technology” and they’re running a competition to get ideas from the public. Get creative and make us…

Why you should wait until 2010 to buy a new car

The EcoGeek blog spends a lot of time looking at environmentally friendly cars – so much time that as a public transit enthusiast, it often leaves me a little cold. But they had a very interesting post today on the array of hybrids and electric cars that are approaching the…

Low fuss ways to help the environment

Low fuss ways to help the environment

If turning the lights off for an hour for Earth Day last week was your version of a big effort for the environment, may we tempt you with some more low effort ways to make a difference? The delightfully titled “The Lazy Cheapskates Guide to Saving the Planet” offers up…