June 23, 2017: In The News This Week

I’d like to draw your attention to two articles that appeared in the press this week.

Southern Highlands Solar Challenge

Some of the Challenge Team working at the Welby Garden Centre

The first is specific to our local community, the Southern Highlands of NSW, but readers anywhere are invited to help if you can. […]

June 16, 2017: Grow Your Bricks and Monitor Your Energy

I have written before about the global need to find alternatives to concrete. In this Newsletter from April 2015 I wrote about a wonderful bank building I was involved with in Missoula, Montana that didn’t use any Portland Cement or standard concrete in its construction. Instead we used a 100% recycled mixture of fly-ash (a […]

June 9, 2016: A New Ethical Energy Retailer

Energy Locals – Cleaner, Fairer, Cheaper Energy

A few days ago I switched our electricity account over to Energy Locals and, if you live in Australia, I would like to encourage you to consider doing the same.

Energy Locals describe themselves as a Social Enterprise which seeks to ‘use their commercial power to generate improvements […]

June 2, 2017: Dark Days and Bright Spots

The Leader of the Free World

Well, it’s a dark day here at the Greeny Flat. We learned this morning that Donald Trump has decided to back out of the Paris Climate Accord complaining that it is ‘very unfair to the US‘. I wonder if anyone has pointed out to him that the US, […]

May 19, 2017: Things That Caught My Eye

Cintia and I had a lovely holiday in Port Macquarie last week and now we’re happily home again in our cozy little Greeny Flat. It’s too wet to do any work on the Energy Retrofit of the old cottage next door so I thought I’d provide you with links to a bunch of interesting things […]

May 12, 2017: The Sublime and the Ridiculous

This week Cintia and I are on holiday in Port Macquarie which we’re discovering is a delightful place. Apart from getting to surf everyday we’ve been on wonderful walks along the coast, had delicious meals in fancy restaurants and today we went to visit the koala hospital. They really are the most adorable creatures and […]

May 4, 2017: Episode 12 – Replacing the Sewer Lines

This week we have a new video to share about the ongoing Energy Retrofit of the old fibro cottage next to the Greeny Flat. If you’re new to our site you can catch up on all eleven of our previous short little videos about the project by CLICKING HERE.

Our latest episode (below) shows us […]

April 28, 2017: Doing the Dirty Work

Replacing the sewer lines down the west side of the house next to the Greeny Flat.

It’s been a busy week here at the Greeny Flat. We’ve been replacing the sewer lines as part of the energy retrofit of the old fibro cottage on the property. For new readers, you can catch up on […]

April 21, 2017: Ban the Bag

Tomorrow is Earth Day and, as detailed in our April 7 Newsletter, we’ll be hosting our 3rd Earth Day party at the Greeny Flat (16A Queen St, Mittagong) from 4-7pm. Everyone’s welcome. We’ll be cooking pizzas and we’re asking people to bring something to drink and a bit of finger food to share. Hope to […]

April 14, 2017: One Down, One Billion to Go.

Earth Day Party

First up this week I’d like to remind everyone that we’re having our 3rd Earth Day Party at the Greeny Flat on Saturday, April 22nd, 4-7pm. You can read all about it in last week’s Newsletter here.

One Down – Hazelwood is Dead


The good news for this week is […]