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 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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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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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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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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Review: Sharkwater With Rob Stewart

Lifelong diver Rob Stewart set out to create a wildlife film about the group of animals he is most passionate about – sharks. His intention was to dispell the myths surrounding these wonders of evolution and to educate viewers about how slight the risk of being attacked by sharks really is. In doing so he …

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10 Ways To Reduce The Costs Of Eco Travel

When you consider the average person’s carbon footprint one of the most obvious ways to become significantly more eco friendly is to consider how you travel around. Driving a car around on your own is second-only to jetting off on vacation  for carbon emissions but one common complaint against using public transport is just how …

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4 Ways To Heat Your Home More Efficiently This Winter

As summer draws to a close it’s natural that we start to think of the cold weather coming our way over the next few months. Gone will be the flip flops and shorts and out will come the coats and jumpers. It’ll only be so long until you put your heating on for the first …

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How To Attract Hedgehogs Into Your Garden

Hedgehogs are becoming increasingly rare due to a wide variety of environmental problems not least lack of suitable habitat and deaths caused by domestic pets like cats and dogs as well as collisions with cars. If that weren’t sad enough in itself these beautiful, harmess creatures also offer significant benefits to the environmentally-conscious gardener. Seeing …

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Growing Tomatoes Indoors

Growing tomatoes indoors can be surprisingly easy with just a small amount of knowledge and it’s entirely possible to produce a healthy crop of tomatoes in a very limited space. Indeed whilst at university many years ago I managed to grow tomatoes indoors by keeping them as houseplants on my windowsill so tomatoes really are …

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Reduce The Energy Your Website Uses With Online Leaf

It’s a popular myth that reading something online is far more environmentally-friendly than reading something printed on paper. After all, by reading online you’re saving trees being cut down, you’re saving the production and use of unpleasant inks and you’re eliminating the waste that comes from having to dispose of that printed material once you’ve …

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The Disadvantages Of Eco Friendly Living

To those of us who care about the environment and eco friendly living one question we need to ask ourselves is why we are still in the minority. Why do most people make at best a token gesture towards living a more sustainable lifestyle? This is the question I have been considering myself recently. Surely …

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Minimalism And Eco Friendly Living

Minimalism is a lifestyle movement characterized by stripping life down to the bare fundamentals. The concept involves giving away or selling the vast majority of your belongings to live a simpler, more rewarding existence. Items are more likely to be rented or borrowed than bought. Even one’s diet is kept simple and deliberate. By removing …

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