Archive for the "Environment" Category

Photography Win News Weather with Hannah

March 31, 2016

Photography by Design House

Nikon D5300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm VR II Lens Kit

June 29, 2015

I’ve finally bought a good beginners camera to further my interest in photography being a – Nikon D5300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm VR II Lens Kit, with wifi and gps.

I recently did some camera practice on one of my 10km community hikes on Fraser Island. Some of my beginners snaps here and a couple taken of me by acclaimed award winning local photographer Sandra Boles on her weapon of a camera. Thanks heaps for all the helpful tips Sandy!!

Some of my snaps HERE!

+ here is some more images from a photography tour on went on with / for Palace Adventures last weekend!

Out of Office – Mt Kosciuszko 2,228 metres  |  Mt Warning 1,156 m above sea level

March 3, 2015


Hi there,

I’m currently enjoying climbing some mountains plus rainforest and waterfall hikes from Tuesday 3rd of March – Wed 11th March 2015.

I may be out of phone & internet range during some of this time …
Please email all enquires, artwork alterations and quote requests to and they will be attended to immediately as soon as I return.

If you experience any website or email problems please email the specific details and error message to

Sorry for any inconvenience, thank you and have an awesome day! Livin’ the Dream!

Kind regards

Jeanette Maynes
Weapon of Mass Communication!


November 20, 2013

FREE Clean and Clever Energy Business Assessment

One way to minimise the impact on small business ‘bottom lines’ is by booking a FREE Clean and Clever Energy Business Assessment, which provides a free site assessment and recommendations to help save energy and reduce costs. The areas a BIEDO Clean and Clever Officer will look at include lighting, HVAC, machinery, irrigation pumps, kitchens, office areas and more. Assessments can be carried out for businesses in any industry.

A range of energy efficient products will be given to eligible businesses to help further reduce energy consumption, thanks to a $5,000 grant from the Ergon Energy Community Fund.

“This is a great opportunity for businesses to get on top of their electricity bills and help counteract the price increase,” said BIEDO Clean and Clever Energy Coordinator Tameka Gogerly. “For some businesses, the savings may be quite substantial.”To book a Clean and Clever Energy Business Assessment, or for more information, contact Belinda at the Burnett Inland Economic Development Organisation on 4169 7851 or

Book a FREE Business Energy Assessment Today! – Click here!

Design House story here!

A Greener Hosting Solution

November 11, 2011

Design House NOW offers A Greener Hosting Solution by utilizing a  company that believes in being environmentally responsible by:

Paying a Carbon Offset and planting one tree for every new paying customer!

This company is one of only a possible few hosting companys in Australia that has implemented a one new account, one new tree policy.

Design House and our suppliers support sustainable long term growth by meeting the needs of not only our customers but also our environment; this takes us all one step closer to a greener future.

More Design House Sustainability info here!

Earth Hour 2011

February 7, 2011

Design House is participating in Earth Hour again this year, are you? Remember to register and switch off your lights for Earth Hour, 8.30pm, Saturday 26th March.

On March 26, hundreds of millions of global citizens, from one hundred different countries, will unite in the action of lights out. Will you be one of them?

Earth Hour is a call to action to every individual, every business and every community. It starts with a simple flick of the switch at 8:30pm on March 26 2011, in a collective display of commitment to protect the one thing that unites us all – the planet.

Tip: Save the environment, send & receive faxes by email!

July 27, 2010

eFaxDesign House has been using this system for a couple of years now to send and receive faxes which are then saved straight to my clients computer file, not printed! No bulky fax machine in my office…

What is eFax?
– The #1 online fax service
– Fax by email using PC or Mobile
– Archive faxes digitally
– Fax to multiple addresses

Free Trial!
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Stop wasting money and paper! More Design House sustainability initiatives here

Is your business GREEN!

April 19, 2010

by Jeanette

enviroIt’s not hard going green …. why not follow my SIMPLE cost effective, time enhancing practices and make your business environmentally friendly while saving money … it’s important we all do our part.


The Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM) approached Design House to produce a range of material, including information guidelines and information sheets, for publication on the DERM website.

These publications will focus on the energy efficiency and sustainable practices used by Design House as an example of what can be easily and quickly realised by industry to save energy through the adoption of effective practices

Heating and Cooling & The ‘paperless’ office

More info here!jeanette maynes environment 480

Earth Hour 8.30pm, Sat 27th March 2010

March 15, 2010

Design House is officially registered for Earth Hour again this year, are you?

The actions shown by cities of the world and their inhabitants are crucial to leading a low-carbon resolution to climate change, says Earth Hour Co-Founder and Executive Director, Andy Ridley.

“The C40 suggests that cities are responsible for up to 75% of the world’s carbon emissions, so their role in addressing what is unequivocally the greatest threat to the planet today is absolutely vital,” Andy said.

“By turning the lights off for Earth Hour, cities are reflecting the aspirations of their citizens as a community that has resolved to take action on global warming,” he said.

ecoBiz eNews

April 16, 2009

ecoBiz News
Congratulations to new ecoBiz Partners!
ecoBiz would like to introduce Design House, our newest ecoBiz Partner. Design House have submitted their first re-assessment and achieved financial rewards through improving their eco-efficiency.

Savings of ecoBiz partners to date stands at GHG savings of 21,600 tonnes and 294 megalitres of water annually!

Design House
Design House are a graphic and web design company. Their eco-efficiency actions have included improved thermostat settings, the use of protective film on windows and environmentally aware behaviour in the office. This has led to an annual GHG reduction of 1.1 tonnes (CO2-e). A reduction in paper use has decreased office waste by 11 cubic metres per year.