Growing Alpine Strawberries for Your-Round Fruit

When I first started growing fruits and vegetables I lusted after the idea of freshly-picked strawberries; what could possibly be better? Gardening on a budget, however, the price of strawberry plants never ceases to amaze me. This is particularly so if you’re a self-confessed strawberryphile, and plan on consuming copious quantities in early summer. Just …

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Factors Affecting Solar Panel Efficiency

One unfortunate downside to the creation of solar energy using photovoltaic panels is simply how many variables there are which can affect the overall output. This is why alongside designers and installers of solar panels there are even companies offering an O&M service to photovoltaic projects. In essence, this “operation and maintenace” service aims to …

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4 Simple And Painless Ways To Green Your Electricity Supply

As green consumers we often find ourselves trapped between “a rock and a hard place”; namely being as eco-friendly as possible without actually extricating ourselves from modern consumer society. Imagine, for example, trying to live a “normal” Western life without the use of electricity. While that would arguably be the optimum solution, for most people …

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Five Vegetable Crops That Slugs And Snails Ignore

Last year marked the start of my journey into growing my own food at home. Sadly, here in the UK, it also marked the wettest year on record – something which exploded the local populations of snails and slugs rendering entire crops ruined in a matter of days. My spinach was decimated. My lettuces vanished. …

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Five Surprising Facts About LED Lights (And How They Can Improve Your Home)

LED lights have multiple benefits, being found in everything from colored Christmas lights, traffic lights and even aircraft illumination. They boast many advantages over their traditional incandescent equivalents, and their positive effects can span into your home. Here are five facts that prove LED lights are a better alternative to light up your living space. …

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Frugal Tip: Why You Should Review Your Home Insurance Policy Regularly

As a property owner it’s natural that you want to find the best home insurance. However once the initial deal is sealed it’s normal to forget all about your policy in order to concentrate on “more important” matters in your life. However as it turns out this “set and forget” policy might not be the …

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Growing Cucumbers In The Greenhouse

On a hot summers day nothing tastes more refreshing than a sweet, juicy cucumber. However despite being an integral part of many salads, it seems that very few people actually try growing cucumbers when compared to other popular salad crops like tomatoes, lettuces or radishes. Growing cucumbers can arguably be a little more troublesome than …

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Dishwasher Maintenance: How To Wash Your Dishes The Eco Friendly Way

Washing the dishes after a good meal with fraught with potential problems for the eco-warrior. While most environmentalists now agree that using a dishwasher can be more eco-friendly than washing dishes by hand, the environmental benefits are minor unless if you go about things in the right way. So how do you manage to balance your …

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9 Ways To Make Your Music Collection More Eco Friendly

Did you know that over 5 millions CDs are thrown away each year and that each one can take over 200 years to decompose? Music is truly one of life’s great pleasures; but clearly it can also represent an environmental catastrophe if we go about things in the wrong way. Fortunately, there are all sorts …

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The Art of Green Gift-Buying

As environmentally-conscious consumers, we’re used to making green decisions. Whether it’s investing in solar panels or opting for an electric car, we’ve trained ourselves to think about making the best choices to suit an eco-friendly lifestyle. But what about our friends and family; what about when we’re buying stuff for them? Suddenly the priorities change, and in the …

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Incentives To Make Renewable Energy More Cost Effective

Would you rather save the earth or your bank balance? It’s a question that many of us would struggle to answer, as it is fair to say that even those of us that are the most money conscious are finding it tough in the current economic climate. Purse strings are drawing tighter and tighter as …

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Peer To Peer Rental: How You Can Save Money And Help The Environment

We all know that our consumer society is having a damaging effect on the environment. Every product that we buy has been produced, packaged and shipped and  every step in this chain uses up resources and leads to waste. The problem is that while we know consumerism is typically bad for the environment it’s also …

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How To Fund A Greener House

The drive for greener lifestyles has hit every consumer product. From clothing to organic food, consumers are trying to support a more ecologically friendly lifestyle. For individuals who are trying to update their home, there are several green funding options on the market that can assist in paying for home updates and energy efficient appliances. …

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Common Types of Ecological Surveys

An ecological survey, commonly dubbed an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), is an evaluation of the possible outcome (both positive and negative) that any proposed project is likely to impose to the environment. These impacts are not only viewed in relation to the environment, but also in regard to their social and economic outlook. These reports …

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Natural Pest Control For Your Lawn And Garden

Pests are a natural element in every lawn and garden, but that doesn’t mean you want them munching on your leaves. Artificial and chemical pesticides may be effective, but they can get into the food chain and local water courses. If you’re looking for a natural pest control, there are several remedies that are safe …

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3 Green Job Boards to Guide Your Search

From engineering to advertising and even catering, industries across the board are taking steps to be more sustainable and environmentally aware. With the green revolution strong as ever and only growing, the need for eco-conscious professionals is continually growing—which means our job market is evolving and adapting. As concerns about climate change, deforestation and excessive …

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