• Five things sports fans can do to TAKE2

    From the AFL Grand Final to the Boxing Day Test, it’s the time of year when the Melbourne Cricket Ground is a focal point for many Victorians. Having just gone carbon neutral for its busiest month, the ‘G also kicks goals as a TAKE2 member. You can too, no matter your favourite sport. After all, when it comes to tackling climate change, we’re all on the same team.

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  • Pick up someone on your daily commute (or let them pick you up)

    It’s said there’s an app for everything these days. Now that includes carpooling too. Sharing a ride to work may not be a new concept, but TAKE2 member Mobi is making it more convenient than ever. If it takes off, commuting might never be the same again!

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  • Spruce up your wardrobe guilt free with Ethical Clothing Australia

    Most of us express ourselves to some degree through what we wear, but it’s easy to forget that every item of clothing we buy has its own origin story, and sadly, it’s not always pretty. If you want to sort good from bad on the rack, here’s how to guarantee that everyone involved in making a garment was treated fairly. You’ll be supporting local business too.

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  • Pedalling for female empowerment

    If talk of cycling conjures up images of ‘middle aged men in lycra’, this could be why. It turns out only one in three bike riders are women! To help redress the gender imbalance, TAKE2 member Bicycle Network has gone back to school.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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. 

    Things worth considering include a company’s track record of investing in renewable energy projects, and whether it will offset the carbon emissions from the electricity you use. 

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  • 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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