Useful Links – Travel Smart

Given the far distances we need to cover in our travels around Western Australia, we often forget about the impact all our travel can have. Here are a few links to help you be more Travel Smart.   Websites: Cycling Western Australia Did you know that over 4 million Australians will ride their bikes this year and that over the past 10 years cycling participation has increased by over 45%? …

Useful Links – Smart Gardens

Coming out of spring into summer, it’s time to get back out into the garden and get it ready for the hot weather to come. Luckily, we have some useful links to make it easier for you to find the information you’re looking for. We have some great websites and books to get your brain into gardening gear.   Books: Byrne, J (2006) The Green Gardener, Penguin Australia More and …

Useful Links – Power Smart

Take a look at some of these useful links on how to live in a more electricity conscious manner. We have books and websites to check out.   Books: Mobs, M (2010) Sustainable House, 2nd Edition, CHOICE Books, Australia Michael is a former Environmental Lawyer who is uniquely placed to consult in four main areas- Sustainability coach and speaker, sustainable urban farm design, major projects consultant & residential sustainability consultant. …

Participant Story – Dianne from Albany.

We love hearing how Living Smart has changed the lives of our participants. Here is one of our Living Smart course participants from Albany in the south-west of Western Australia, Dianne, in her own words. “Before moving to Albany, we lived a suburban life in Sydney and recycled according to council rules and even tried composting. The compost never got hot enough and we didn’t have much use for it. …

Useful Links – Water Smart

This is the second of our series giving you some useful links to help you with the main topics we cover in our 6-8 week courses. This one is on the topic of being water smart. Living in Australia brings a unique set of challenges when it comes to living in a more mindful manner of our water use. We hope you get some good tips from these useful links! …