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Resources for people impacted by the bushfire crisis

Resources for people impacted by the bushfire crisis

Renew is aware that many people in our community have been impacted by the devastating bushfire crisis across Australia. As the fires continue, we know some are starting to consider their options for rebuilding homes and property that have been lost in the fires. Below are a few resources that you or someone you know may find useful.

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How will distributed energy impact the grid?

How will distributed energy impact the grid?

This study seeks to explore the potential impact of electric vehicles on household energy usage, electricity bills, and use of the grid.

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Your solar panels and hail storms

Your solar panels and hail storms

With the recent wild weather around the country, and in particular the recent heavy hail storms, there is potential for damage to solar panels in domestic solar systems. There are a few things you can do to check that your system hasn’t been affected, and if it has, what you can do then.

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Thank you to our Gift of Light donors for exceeding our 2019 goal

Thank you to our Gift of Light donors for exceeding our 2019 goal

Due to your generosity, we were able to raise $58,000 for the campaign, exceeding our target by 30%.

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Our Magazines
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
On the energy storage scene

On the energy storage scene

We talk to installers and Renew’s own energy policy team to find out what’s happening in the world of energy storage. Where are prices heading, what subsidies are available and are there trends of note?

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Gardening for habitat

Gardening for habitat

Beauty, habitat and always more to learn: there’s a lot to be said for bringing a bit of the bush into the suburbs. Bill Aitchison and Sue Guymer describe their Australian native garden in Melbourne’s east.

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A greener festival

A greener festival

Music festivals are a growing part of Australian culture, but how do we make sure these parties have a positive impact on the planet? Sophie Weiner looks at how to create a more sustainable festival scene.

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Latest from Sanctuary magazine
Climate resilient homes

Climate resilient homes

For the past year, Sanctuary’s publisher Renew has been spearheading a campaign for climate resilient homes, focusing on pushing for much-needed changes to minimum energy standards. Our sustainable housing advocate Anne Martinelli looks at why this is important, what’s been achieved so far and what’s next.

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Broccoli by subscription

Broccoli by subscription

People subscribe to magazines and newspapers, so why not food? With community-supported agriculture, you can do just that. This model of food production and distribution connects farmers and eaters, supports local and small-scale enterprises and offers financial, social and environmental benefits, and it’s gaining ground around the country.

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Among the vines

Among the vines

An off-grid Passive House provides comfortable, no-frills accommodation on a working vineyard in Victoria’s Gippsland.

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