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How Pollution and Urban Lifestyle Affect Our Skin

Pollution has sadly become an integral part of today’s big city life. This ended up damaging our bodies both inside and out, and that also includes the epidermis. Even with our skin acting as a natural barrier, prolonged exposure will eventually wear its guard down and inflict damage on it in the long run. This

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School’s NOT SunSmart & FAIL to Protect Kids From Skin CANCER

If you think your child's school has a good Sun Smart policy then you might want to double check before it's too late because just as I (and unfortunately my son) found out, using the catch phrases like: "sun aware or sun smart," doesn't necessarily mean the school will care… Background  On the 28th of Oct,

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SOLAR – Should I, Shouldn’t I, Can I?

Australia and many other countries around the world are currently debating man made pollution, in particular carbon, the effects these pollutants have on our environment and how we can stop or at least quell the amount released into the air in the future. Carbon Debate Before I get into talking solar, I would like to

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Robin Hood Solar

Australian Solar Industry Debacle

With the Labor Party's Government insulation scheme failure here in Australia still fresh in everyone's psyche, the solar power industry seems set to be the next simple household energy saving industry to become a complicated mess. Home electricity disconnections on the rise The cost of electricity is soaring and electricity disconnections are at an all

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Solar energy

10 Top Solar Gadgets – By The Videojug Team

Through SSM, I'm always advocating sharing information between people and organisations freely for the benefit of all; especially, "how-to" information and further to that, "how-to information about anything to do with self sufficiency."   Videojug is a video/blog site which specialises in "how-to" and has over 60,000 short videos free to watch about all sorts of

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My solar 5kW system on shed roof

Why I finally got a solar system?

In my last solar article: 20 Solar Questions Answered  (when I asked 20 questions from Brett the QLD State Manager of Green and Gold Solar here in Australia), I concluded by stating not to be surprised if in 6 months to read about my own solar installation. Well, I’m pleased to announce that’s exactly what

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Solar PV system 5kw installed on shed roof

My Solar Installation 5Kw System On Shed Roof (Installed By Green & Gold Solar)

Whether you're looking to install your own PV system or just interested in solar energy and systems then this article is for you. From start to finish I have detailed my whole solar installation experience including selecting an installer; equipment used; step-by-step installation coverage (with images); and any problems I, or the installation crew came across. So my previous

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