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Tip # Tip.1 Column12
2 Turn down the aircon https://www.aer.gov.au/wholesale-markets/wholesale-statistics (see PCT calcs) 
3 Those packaged drinks https://www.coca-colacompany.com/au/news/unpacking-cokes-bold-new-sustainable-packaging-vision#:~:text=The%20Coca%2DCola%20Company%20will,on%20the%20entire%20packaging%20lifecycle
3 Those packaged drinks https://www.coolaustralia.org/bottled-water-secondary/
3 Those packaged drinks https://www.environment.gov.au/protection/waste-resource-recovery/publications/australian-plastics-recycling-survey-report
3 Those packaged drinks https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/08/plastic-bottles/
3 Those packaged drinks https://www.uow.edu.au/about/services/environment/campaigns-and-initiatives/water-bottle-refill
4 The snacks I love https://coles.com.au
4 The snacks I love https://woolsworths.com.au
5 Paying it forward https://data.oecd.org/conversion/purchasing-power-parities-ppp.htm
5 Paying it forward https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/australias-welfare/indigenous-income-and-finance
5 Paying it forward https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/life-expectancy-death/deaths/contents/life-expectancy
5 Paying it forward https://www.creativespirits.info/aboriginalculture/law/aboriginal-prison-rates#:~:text=Since%201989%2C%20the%20imprisonment%20rate,per%20100%2C000%20non%2DAboriginal%20population
6 Indoor plants https://www.gardenmyths.com/houseplants-increase-oxygen-levels
6 Indoor plants https://www.saps.org.uk/saps-associates/browse-q-and-a/463-how-much-oxygen-does-a-houseplant-give-off-in-a-day
7 Our high-speed lives https://about.abc.net.au/war-on-waste-its-time-to-step-off-the-fashion-trend-mill/
7 Our high-speed lives https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-08/chart-of-the-day-food-expenditure/10169022?nw=0
7 Our high-speed lives https://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/lookup/6333.0Media%20Release1August%202015
7 Our high-speed lives https://www.apsc.gov.au/teleworking
7 Our high-speed lives https://www.heartfoundation.org.au/heart-health-education/fats-oils-and-heart-health
7 Our high-speed lives https://www.ragtrader.com.au/news/every-10-minutes-6-tonnes-of-clothing-goes-to-aussie-landfills
8 Buy Green Power https://arena.gov.au/renewable-energy/large-scale-solar/
8 Buy Green Power https://arena.gov.au/renewable-energy/wind/
8 Buy Green Power https://www.canstarblue.com.au/electricity/greenpower-need-to-know/
8 Buy Green Power https://www.energyrating.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/2008-energy-use-aust-res-sector-full%5B1%5D.pdf
9 Control the airflow  http://www.climateinstitute.org.au/verve/_resources/TCI_Australias_Emissions_Factsheet_Final-LR.pdf
9 Control the airflow  https://build.com.au/choosing-right-window-size
9 Control the airflow  https://www.service.com.au/articles/curtains-blinds/how-much-does-it-cost-to-install-curtains-and-blinds-2020-cost-guid
9 Control the airflow  https://yourhome.gov.au/passive-design/glazing
10 Ordering in food  https://blog.carnextdoor.com.au/should-you-drive-or-deliver-for-uber-in-australia-things-to-know-before-you-become-an-uber-driver/
10 Ordering in food  https://independentaustralia.net/politics/politics-display/new-report-reveals-gig-economy-thrives-off-hardship-and-instability,14130
10 Ordering in food  https://www.abc.net.au/tv/pdf/WoW%20Impact%20Report%2013June19.pdf
10 Ordering in food  https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/mar/03/only-a-third-of-australias-plastic-packaging-waste-gets-recycled
11 A no spend day  https://mccrindle.com.au/insights/blogarchive/the-cost-of-work-what-we-pay-to-work
11 A no spend day  https://ourworldindata.org/per-capita-co2
11 A no spend day  https://www.expatistan.com/cost-of-living/sydney
11 A no spend day  https://www.forbes.com/global/2001/0528/046.html#1d3bba1d77cd
13 Our alcohol consumption  https://www.aussieprices.com.au/beer-prices-in-australia/
13 Our alcohol consumption  http://www.winebase.com.au/problems.pdf 
13 Our alcohol consumption  https://justwines.com.au/organic-wine
13 Our alcohol consumption  https://www.ess.uci.edu/~sjdavis/pubs/Fat_Tire_2008.pdf
14 Meet your heater  https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32866705042.html
14 Meet your heater  https://www.biomassheatingaustralia.com/Wood-Pellet-Heaters_c_8.html
14 Meet your heater  https://www.canstarblue.com.au/appliances/oil-column-heaters
14 Meet your heater  https://www.firepitsdirect.com.au/products/aspect-ethanol-burner-designer-fireplaces
14 Meet your heater  https://www.thegoodguys.com.au/heating-and-cooling/heaters/gas-heaters
15 Get a better light. http://static.shop033.com/resources/FF/163839/Other/Australia%20bans%20incandescent%20light%20bulbs.pdf
15 Get a better light. https://energysaver.nsw.gov.au/households/fine-tune-your-home/energy-efficient-lighting 
15 Get a better light. https://www.apo-tokyo.org/publications/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2012_Sep-Oct_p4-5.pdf
15 Get a better light. https://www.environment.gov.au/climate-change
16 Insulate your home  https://energy.gov/energysaver/home-energy-audits/do-it-yourself-home-energy-audits
16 Insulate your home  https://www.canstarblue.com.au/electricity/running-cost-ceiling-fans/
16 Insulate your home  icanz.org.au/benefits-of-insulation
16 Insulate your home  standards.org.au/standards-catalogue/sa-snz/electrotechnology/en-003/as–2627-dot-1-1993
16 Insulate your home  www.yourhome.gov.au/passive-design/insulation
17 Get active in your community
https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/auscon/pages/17065/attachments/original/1581462509/PoliticalDonationsReport.pdf?1581462509
17 Get active in your community
https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6634332/political-donations-and-the-rise-of-corporatocracy
18 Hire a human  https://www.sustainabilityexchange.ac.uk/files/cambridge_regional_college_sus_how_much_energy_do_you_use_pdf.pdf
18 Hire a human  large.stanford.edu/courses/2014/ph240/labonta1/
20 Invest ethically  https://moneysmart.gov.au/how-super-works/consolidating-super-funds
22 Lighten the laundry load https://www.actsmart.act.gov.au/quick-tips/water_saving/saving_water_in_the_laundry#:~:text=Water%20efficient%20washing%20machines&text=A%202%2Dstar%20washing%20machine,litres%20of%20water%20per%20wash.
23 Recycled Toilet paper http://www.toiletpaperhistory.net/toilet-paper-facts/toilet-paper-fun-facts/
23 Recycled Toilet paper https://environmentalpaper.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/paper-vapour-discussion-paper-c.pdf
23 Recycled Toilet paper https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/how-many-trees-does-it-take-to-make-1-roll-of-toilet-paper.html
24 If it’s yellow let it mellow https://www.reddit.com/r/mildlyinteresting/comments/ehlmsi/this_toilets_cistern_fills_using_a_tap_and_sink/
25 Those dripping taps T44 https://smartwatermagazine.com/blogs/maurizio-de-stefano/italys-water-network-a-sieve-65-million-litres-are-lost-every-minute
25 Those dripping taps T44 https://www.publish.csiro.au/ebook/chapter/9780643103283_Chapter_6
25 Those dripping taps T44 https://www.qld.gov.au/environment/water/residence/use/home/leaks#:~:text=A%20large%20amount%20of%20water,waste%20more%20than%2060%2C000%20litres.
28 LOTIONS AND POTIONS https://pharmaceutical-technology.com/features/pharma-and-the-environment-pollution-trend/
28 LOTIONS AND POTIONS https://www.mja.com.au/journal/2014/201/1/rise-and-fall-infectious-diseases-australian-perspectives-1914-2014
28 LOTIONS AND POTIONS https://www.pharmaceutical-technology.com/features/pharma-and-the-environment-pollution-trend/
28 LOTIONS AND POTIONS https://www1.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/private-health-insurance-reforms-fact-sheet-removing-coverage-for-some-natural-therapies
28 LOTIONS AND POTIONS theconversation.com/big-pharma-emits-more-greenhouse-gases-than-the-automotive-industry-115285
29 That toxic detergent  2014_10_Accord-Phosphorus-Standard-May-2013.pdf
29 That toxic detergent  https://coles.com.au
29 That toxic detergent  http://www.colonialchem.com/fullpanel/uploads/files/colonial-sles-60-sds.pdf
29 That toxic detergent  https://www.waterquality.gov.au/issues/blue-green-algae
30 Oil and vinegar  https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/MMG/MMG.asp?id=246&tid=45
31 Process greywater  https://bom.gov.au/climate/current/annual/aus/#tabs=Rainfall
31 Process greywater  https://www.gwig.org/greywater-facts-and-figures
31 Process greywater  https://www.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/evaporation/#:~:text=Evaporation%20happens%20on%20a%20global,is%20due%20to%20plant%20transpiration
32 Solar Hot Water  https://www.choice.com.au/home-improvement/energy-saving/solar/buying-guides/solar-hot-water-systems
32 Solar Hot Water  https://www.cleanenergycouncil.org.au/resources/technologies/solar-water-heating
32 Solar Hot Water  https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/estimating-cost-and-energy-efficiency-solar-water-heater
32 Solar Hot Water  https://www.energymatters.com.au/solar-hot-water/solar-heat-pumps/#:~:text=A%20heat%20pump%20is%20a,of%20an%20electric%20water%20heater.
32 Solar Hot Water  www.solarquotes.com.au/hot-water/size/
39 Quality and comfort http://cottonupguide.org/about-cotton-up/about-this-guide/
39 Quality and comfort https://ethicalclothingaustralia.org.au/
39 Quality and comfort https://goodonyou.eco/how-ethical-is-cotton/
39 Quality and comfort https://www.courtneyfarrow.co.uk/blog/
39 Quality and comfort https://www.ericksonliving.com/tribune/articles/2019/08/price-one-pair-jeans-70-and-2000-gallons-water
39 Quality and comfort https://www.patagonia.com/recycled-polyester.html
39 Quality and comfort https://www.wri.org/blog/2017/07/apparel-industrys-environmental-impact-6-graphics
40 Hemp and Bamboo  https://afends.com
40 Hemp and Bamboo  https://cottonaustralia.com.au/cottons-water-use
40 Hemp and Bamboo  https://www.chinaimportal.com/blog/importing-bamboo-textiles-china/ 
40 Hemp and Bamboo  https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2008/aug/13/bamboo.fabric
40 Hemp and Bamboo  https://www.wri.org/blog/2017/07/apparel-industrys-environmental-impact-6-graphics
40 Hemp and Bamboo  https://patagonia.com
40 Hemp and Bamboo  http://www.blankclothing.com.au
42 Half fill the kettle  https://www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk/guidance/safety-around-the-home/home-appliances-ratings/
43 Turn off the dishwasher  http://energyusecalculator.com/electricity_dishwasher.htm#:~:text=Modern%20dishwashers%20are%20energy%20efficient,a%20day%20%40%20%240.10%20per%20kWh.
43 Turn off the dishwasher  https://www.cleanaway.com.au/waste/white-goods/#:~:text=White%20goods%20include%20major%20household,potentially%20sent%20straight%20to%20landfill.
44 Pause before breakfast https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/oby.20460
45 What’s on the label  https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/common-food-additives#TOC_TITLE_HDR_3https://theconversation.com/explainer-what-are-e-numbers-and-should-you-avoid-them-in-your-diet-43908
46 Where the herbs grow  https://wwf.panda.org/?204427/Havana-urban-farming#:~:text=The%20impacts%20have%20been%20huge,Barcelona%2C%20Hanoi%2C%20Lubumbashi%2C%20Milwaukee
48 The things we eat for lunch https://www.environment.gov.au/protection/waste-resource-recovery/publications/australian-plastics-recycling-survey-report-2017-18
48 The things we eat for lunch https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/08/plastic-bottles/
49 What’s wrong with the supermarket  https://www.agriculture.gov.au/ag-farm-food/meat-wool-dairy/dairy
49 What’s wrong with the supermarket  www.abc.net.au/news/2019-02-23/milk-wars-whats-at-the-heart-of-dairys-battles/10838390 
50 Eating better meat  https://www.animalsaustralia.org/features/study-shows-surge-in-Aussies-eating-veg.php
50 Eating better meat  https://www.beefcentral.com/news/does-it-really-take-20000l-of-water-to-produce-1kg-of-beef/
50 Eating better meat  https://www.justluve.com/food-home/healthy-diet/sustainable-food-meat/
50 Eating better meat  https://www.mlahealthymeals.com.au/faqs/grassfed-and-grainfed/
51 The power of the bean http://www.pulsecanada.com/food-industry/pulse-benefits/sustainability
51 The power of the bean https://farmtable.com.au/build/rice-and-water/
52 A vegan lifestyle http://thecityjournal.net/data-journalism-2019/australias-changing-taste-for-meat
52 A vegan lifestyle https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2016/03/16/1523119113.abstract
52 A vegan lifestyle https://www.vegansociety.com/news/media/statistics
55 Energy efficient appliances  https://www.bbc.com/news/business-49884827
55 Energy efficient appliances  https://www.energy.gov.au/households/energy-rating
56 The packaging we purchase  http://www.world-aluminium.org/media/filer_public/2018/11/22/carbon_footprint_technical_support_document_v1_published.pdf
56 The packaging we purchase  https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11837-019-03918-6?shared-article-renderer
56 The packaging we purchase  https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780128128497000088
56 The packaging we purchase  https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/12/20862775/aluminum-recycling-water-tech-plastic-manufacturing-cocacola-pepsi-apple
57 Silicon and beyond  http://news.bio-based.eu/zelfo-technology-making-not-breaking-the-mould/
57 Silicon and beyond  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4340490/
57 Silicon and beyond  https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-environments-new-clothes-biodegradable-textiles-grown-from-live-organisms/
62 Shank’s pony https://www.freerangekids.com/how-children-lost-the-right-to-roam-in-just-4-generations/#:~:text=Children%20Lost%20the%20Right%20to%20Roam%20in%20Four%20Generations%3A%20an,was%20eight%20he%20walked%20everywhere.
62 Shop on foot  HouseholdTravelinsoutheastQueensland.pdf
62 Shop on foot  Walking-in-Queensland-Report-2019.pdf
62 Garage  https://ara.net.au/sites/default/files/Commuter-costs-potential-savings-report-FINAL%20%281%29.pdf
62 Shop on foot  https://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/00000000000000000000000000000000/b7f52642c92ff11cca2570ec0073f6a7!OpenDocument
62 Shop on foot  https://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/mediareleasesbyReleaseDate/7DD5DC715B608612CA2581BF001F8404?OpenDocument
62 Garage  https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/FactSheet-Transport.pdf
63 Drive like a smoothy  http://energycut.com.au/business/step-13/how-tyres-can-save-on-fuel-costs/
63 Drive like a smoothy  https://dpti.sa.gov.au/towardszerotogether/safer_speeds/speed_facts
63 Drive like a smoothy  https://roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au/speeding/index.html
63 Drive like a smoothy  https://www.environment.gov.au/settlements/transport/fuelguide/tips.html
63 Drive like a smoothy  https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy/efficiency/communities-infrastructure/transportation/idling/4459
63 Drive like a smoothy  https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/0360544281900062
65 Let’s nail this recycling  https://thegenerator.news/5-recycle/
65 Let’s nail this recycling  https://www.energy.gov.au/households/reducing-waste
65 Let’s nail this recycling  https://www.environment.gov.au/system/files/resources/f0196d2e-9040-4547-8cb6-8b433923b53d/files/waste-stocktake-report.pdf
65 ENTER THE EXPERT https://greatnotion.news/the-best-and-worst-of-recycling/
67 Shop locally  http://www2.econ.iastate.edu/classes/crp274/swenson/URP290/Readings/Buying%20Local%20and%20the%20Mythical%20Multiplier%20of%207-1.pdf
67 Shop locally  https://cuesa.org/learn/how-far-does-your-food-travel-get-your-plate
67 Shop locally  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_mall
67 Shop locally  https://sustainabletable.org.au/wp-content/uploads/We-need-to-talk-about-food.pdf
67 Shop locally  https://www.businessinsider.com.au/american-retail-apocalypse-in-photos-2018-1
67 Shop locally  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5580618/
67 Shop locally  https://Sustainabletable.org.au
71 Use public transport http://www.healthstats.nsw.gov.au/Indicator/res_astprev_age/res_astprev_lhn_trend
71 Use public transport https://public.tableau.com/profile/qldtravelsurvey#!/vizhome/QueenslandHouseholdTravelSurveyInteractiveReport/QueenslandHouseholdTravelSurvey
71 Use public transport https://theconversation.com/rail-travel-is-cleaner-than-driving-or-flying-but-will-americans-buy-in-112128
71 Use public transport https://www.aaa.asn.au/2017/08/07/regional-household-transport-costs-measured-for-the-first-time/
71 Use public transport https://coseats.com/carpool
74 Sharing the car  https://flexicar.com.au/
74 Sharing the car  https://turo.com/us/en/search?country=AU
74 Sharing the car  https://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/mediareleasesbyReleaseDate/7DD5DC715B608612CA2581BF001F8404?
74 Sharing the car  https://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/mediareleasesbyReleaseDate/7DD5DC715B608612CA2581BF001F8404?OpenDocument
74 Sharing the car  https://www.caradvice.com.au/679429/australian-tax-office-car-sharing/
74 Sharing the car  https://www.carnextdoor.com.au/ https://www.carnextdoor.com.au/ https://www.goget.com.au/
74 Sharing the car  https://www.racv.com.au/royalauto/moving/news-information/car-running-costs.html
76 Buy good wood  https://www.archdaily.com/906495/the-tallest-timber-tower-in-australia-opens-in-brisbane
76 Buy good wood  https://www.worldwildlife.org/threats/deforestation-and-forest-degradation
76 Buy good wood  https://soe.environment.gov.au/theme/land/topic/2016/regional-and-landscape-scale-pressures-land-clearing
77 Generate your own power  https://www.solarquotes.com.au/panels/cost/
78 Alternative fuels  https://www.governmentnews.com.au/electric-vehicle-charging-network-a-high-national-priority
78 Alternative fuels  https://www.racv.com.au/royalauto/moving/news-information/car-running-costs.html
78 Alternative fuels  https://www.transportenvironment.org/sites/te/files/publications/2018_04_ CO2_emissions_cars_The_facts_report_final_0_0.pdf
78 Alternative fuels  https://www.wri.org/blog/2019/10/everything-you-need-know-about-fastest-growing-source-global-emissions-transport
79 Take only photos leave only footprints  https://www.environment.gov.au/resource/sustainable-tourism-overview-2011-2016-parks-australia
79 Take only photos leave only footprints  https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/news/54-million-park-visitors-to-benefit-from-budget-boost
81 Water in the evening  http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/drought/
81 Water in the evening  https://www.tweed.nsw.gov.au/item/1295
82 The dog walks with you  http://savingpets.com.au/blog/the-rspca-nsws-deadly-failure
82 The dog walks with you  https://www.animalsaustralia.org/issues/companion_animals.php
82 The dog walks with you  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5532565/
82 The dog walks with you  https://www.vetvoice.com.au/ec/pet-ownership/pet-ownership-statistics/
85 Your inner pyromaniac  https://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/view/html/inforce/current/sl-2010-0428#sec.12
89 Planting a local  https://www.bunnings.com.au/our-range/garden/plants/trees-and-shrubs/native-trees-and-shrubs
91 Where babies come from  https://www.vox.com/2014/11/3/18092748/how-widespread-are-gm-foods
94 Getting out into nature   https://landcareaustralia.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/General-Teachers-Guide-Landcare.pdf
94 Getting out into nature   https://www.aic.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-05/rpp109.pdf
95 Our community Garden  https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/food-nutrition/australia-s-food-and-nutrition-2012-in-brief/contents/in-brief
95 Our community Garden  https://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/ag-and-food-statistics-charting-the-essentials/food-prices-and-spending/
95 Our community Garden  https://www.resilience.org/stories/2006-02-25/power-community-how-cuba-survived-peak-oil/
96 Fertilise naturally  https://www.amusingplanet.com/2015/06/nauru-island-country-destroyed-by.html
96 Fertilise naturally  https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/american-journal-of-international-law/article/certain-phosphate-lands-in-nauru-nauru-v-austl/C1243E4BBD05DA1F4DD3A5C8150447D3
99 Put some water in your tank https://tankulator.ata.org.au/tank-materials-price-comparision.php

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