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Position vacant: Sanctuary editor

Position vacant: Sanctuary editor

Work for Renew, Australia's leading not-for-profit promoting sustainable living, as the Managing Editor of Sanctuary magazine.

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After the election, the hard work

After the election, the hard work

With the federal election over, many people are wondering 'where to' for environmental sustainability in Australia.

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Energy supply and severe weather

Energy supply and severe weather

Renew is exploring the role of household and local energy systems in creating more resilience in the face of climate change.

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Speed Date a Sustainability Expert

Speed Date a Sustainability Expert

Get free advice from the experts on your green home build or renovation at Randwick Speed Date a Sustainability Expert.

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Sanctuary

Sanctuary

Modern Green Homes

Australia's only dedicated sustainable house design magazine, profiling the best in environmentally aware architectural and design solutions.
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Renew

Renew

Technology for a Sustainable Future

The nation's premier magazine on practical, cost-effective technologies for an environmentally sustainable home and lifestyle.
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Sustainable house Day

Scenes from Sustainable House Day

How do you build or renovate a home for comfort and low bills? A record 33,000 people had such questions on their minds when they visited 226 exceptional sustainable homes open across Australia on Sustainable House Day 2018, held on Sunday, 16 September. Watch our video to see what these attendees in Western Australia got out of the day.

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Latest from Renew magazine
Making kerosene history Pay-As-You-Go solar energy

Making kerosene history Pay-As-You-Go solar energy

While the western world takes electricity access for granted, a large part of the world has no such luxuries. But that is changing. Renew’s Harry Andrews explains.

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Solar and high grid voltage

Solar and high grid voltage

There’s been some recent attention in the news linking the boom in solar power with spikes in grid voltage. Renew energy analyst Andrew Reddaway looks at the issue.

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Digging the No Dig

Digging the No Dig

Growing vegies with increasing summer heat and less rain doesn’t need to be a battle, writes Carmel Killin. A solution can be found in the water-retaining and humus-rich layers of a No Dig bed.

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Latest from Sanctuary magazine
Adaptable design and why you’ll keep hearing about it

Adaptable design and why you’ll keep hearing about it

Houses should be designed to match the way we live, which in the 21st century means being adaptable for ageing, climate, working from home and variable household sizes. Kirsty Volz explains how to ensure your home is flexible and fit for purpose.

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Free-cycled style

Free-cycled style

Built to tread lightly on the land, this artist’s home in America’s Pacific Northwest makes elegant use of salvaged materials.

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From fibro to fabulous

From fibro to fabulous

Often poor performing and riddled with asbestos, is Australia’s ubiquitous fibro shack worth keeping? These two families on opposite sides of the country said yes, opting for renovations and extensions that vastly improved the liveability of their humble homes.

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