The Sustainable Hour

The Sustainable Hour

For seven years, The Sustainable Hour have broadcasted weekly on the Geelong-based community radio station The Pulse – 94.7, a live internet stream, and podcast. They have focussed in particular on the climate emergency and solutions to combat the situation....
E-bikes

E-bikes

We have been lucky¬† enough to have the opportunity of trialling a Tern GSD e-bike – a sustainable and healthy alternative to the motor car for trips around town. It’s great for school drop off (get right to the gate and avoid those oversized SUV queues in...
Wyndham Works Start

Wyndham Works Start

Works have commenced on site for the construction of the strawbale house and outbuildings. Here we have the frame of the outhouse complete with its recycled window. Despite not being built to the latest technological window standards, using recycled windows in...
Modified Wicking Bed

Modified Wicking Bed

Wicking beds are a fantastic solution to provide a healthy soil for growing annual vegetables or plants that become stressed in Victoria’s hot summers. They reduce evaporation by watering from beneath, and encourage roots to head deeper. A criticism is however...
Tiny Houses

Tiny Houses

There is a lot of air time dedicated to the topic of tiny houses. In time mainstream television and media will move on once the ratings show signs of a plateau or decline, but we believe the interest in downsizing, re-connecting with nature, and eliminating material...
Embodied Energy

Embodied Energy

Embodied energy is the amount of energy required to produce a particular item or material and make it available for use. Highly processed materials such as stainless steel, glass, and concrete take a lot of energy to produce when all manufacturing processes, mining...