A net-zero Perth will need more trees – but how will we water them?

A net-zero Perth will need more trees – but how will we water them?

As a teenager,I began planting things largely out of intuition. Now there’s a whole lot of science backing my feeling – and it’s time to scale this way up.

  • byProfessor Josh Byrne

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Why lawyers spend $200 at a not-for-profit store

Why lawyers spend $200 at a not-for-profit store

A growing number of Australians are willing to pay more for recycled,environmentally friendly and ethically sourced products.

  • byAnna Patty
At night,plug your house into your car:Perth’s power grid at net zero

At night,plug your house into your car:Perth’s power grid at net zero

Our extraordinarily plentiful and low-cost rooftop solar is paving the way for us to save $5000 a year on our bills in a 100 per cent renewable-powered city.

  • byFraser Maywood andPaul Caston
Perth’s most unusual backyard subdivision shows how cool our suburbs could be

Perth’s most unusual backyard subdivision shows how cool our suburbs could be

Four homes,four car bays and forty trees,all on a traditional quarter-acre block. It’s suburbia – but a shady,new kind for our hot sprawling Perth.

  • byEmma Young
Why you should consider buying second-hand Christmas gifts this year

Why you should consider buying second-hand Christmas gifts this year

If you’re trying to save money and be more sustainable,this is the year to think about putting some thought into a gift and getting something second-hand.

  • byLauren Ironmonger
How to wipe out two-thirds of your Perth car trips – then hop in your EV

How to wipe out two-thirds of your Perth car trips – then hop in your EV

There are a couple of levers that when pulled will transform our fuel-guzzling city. Here are simple ideas to advocate for them – and what to do while you wait.

  • byPatrick Walker andWayne Bradshaw
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Insulation,glazing,smart floor plans:Rebuilding Perth from the inside out

Insulation,glazing,smart floor plans:Rebuilding Perth from the inside out

There are new seven-star national environmental standards for suburban homes – but planning and development leaders say WA is dragging its feet on enforcement.

  • byVicki Lummer andAdrian Fini
Well,if Adelaide can do it:How Perth can go net zero by 2030

Well,if Adelaide can do it:How Perth can go net zero by 2030

Frustrated by not taking part in global transitions,by the slowness of politics? Wishing our city would act? Well,here’s our chance to get up to speed.

  • byScott Ludlam andBrad Pettitt
It took hundreds of hours to build this giant troll – so why did the artist hide it?

It took hundreds of hours to build this giant troll – so why did the artist hide it?

Danish artist Thomas Dambo builds giant wooden trolls from recycled wood. He’s now hiding them in the Western Australian bush.

  • byBarry Divola
Property giants reap rewards for green credentials

Property giants reap rewards for green credentials

A swathe of leading landlords have been awarded high rankings in the latest global sustainability benchmark assessments.

  • byCarolyn Cummins
Carbon-neutral,but focus on buying:Does Fashion Week need a makeover?

Carbon-neutral,but focus on buying:Does Fashion Week need a makeover?

Melbourne Fashion Week is a certified carbon-neutral event,with gift bags made of recycled materials — but some critics say the industry needs a rethink to be truly environmentally conscious.

  • byCara Waters