• The small town thinking big on renewables

    Spotting solar panels is easy in the picturesque north-east Victorian town of Yackandandah—just look up. More than 40 per cent of the buildings have rooftop solar, including the primary school, supermarket, council office and hospital.

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    • 29/06/2018
  • A shining example of home solar

    TAKE2 member Rodney Nicholas never used to get much satisfaction from looking at his smart meter. It’s a different story now the meter is stationary for a few hours each day, because that means all the power he needs is being generated from his rooftop.

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    • 15/06/2018
  • Give your old mobile a new life

    Got an extra mobile phone you no longer need?

    One of our newest TAKE2 members will not only take it off your hands, they’ll use it to change lives, in more ways than one.

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    • 29/05/2018
  • 10 ways to TAKE2 this winter

    Stay warm while helping to keep the planet cool, with these practical ideas for the colder months. You could even save some money!

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    • 24/05/2018
  • Make a cleaner energy choice at home

    When it comes to unavoidable life admin, choosing an electricity retailer surely fits the bill.

    At least with a bit of research you can make a decision that counts towards a future beyond fossil fuels.

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    • 17/05/2018
  • Map out your next caffeine fix

    Here’s a tip to perk you up—save on coffee when you ­­BYO cup!

    For those of us who take our lattes to go, investing in a reusable cup is an easy step towards a smaller carbon footprint.

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    • 19/04/2018
  • Keeping your cool in the heat

     Air conditioning accounts for 22 per cent of Australia’s electricity use. That’s equivalent to more than 8.5 million cars on the road.

    With temperatures this month already soaring high into the 30s, it is important to keep your cool. For many of us – we can keep cool and save money at the same time.

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    • 06/02/2018
  • Going back to school - sustainably

    School is back for another year. Now that we don’t have to keep thinking of new ways to keep the kids entertained (or invent new ways to avoid their complaints of boredom) - it is the perfect opportunity to start the school year on the right – and sustainable – foot. 

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    • 31/01/2018
  • Good news for the planet and your wallet this summer

    All signs are pointing to a particularly hot summer in Victoria over the coming months. For many, that means an increased need for air conditioning. But with more air conditioning comes more of the unwanted carbon emissions that cause climate pollution.

    In fact, air conditioning in Australia accounts for 22% of all electricity used – that’s equivalent to more than 8.5 million cars on the road!

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    • 15/12/2017
  • Cheers to Sustainable Christmas Drinks

    Sustainability Victoria’s climate change social research found 73% of people prefer to buy from businesses that show they care about climate change.

    To help you be sustainable for Christmas drinks this year here are some of our TAKE2 partners who not only give back to their local communities, but support sustainability in their beer production.

    Cheers!

     

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    • 15/12/2017