7 Eco-Friendly Tourist Destinations In The UK

When it comes to a day out there are hundreds of possible options. Having recently visited a nature reserve this got me thinking about truly eco-friendly days out. Certainly visiting a free nature reserve is a pleasant way to spend the day but they are often difficult to reach, meaning a car is necessary, and …

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How To Switch Your Home To Green Energy

Typically the electricity that we use in the home is created largely by fossil fuels such as the burning of coal. Clearly this isn’t great for the planet. After all, what is the point in the development of electric cars (often seen as a “green alternative) if the actualy electricity that powers them has come …

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10 Ways To Make Your Bathroom Greener

Different rooms in the house have different primary functions and the bathroom has the potential to waste a huge amount of water. And not just cold water either of course; most of us like hot water whenever possible. So the main elements for greening your bathroom are to cut down on water wastage and unnecessarily …

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How To Help Environmental Charities By Recycling Your Mobile Phone

According to Flora And Fauna International 1,712 mobile phones per hour are replaced in the UK. The volume of landfill aside, mobile phones contain chemicals such as lead and cyanide which can leach into the soil causing serious problems. So it’s clear that you should recycle your mobile phone rather than throw it in the …

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A Beautiful Symbiosis: Why Saving The Planet Can Save Your Pocket Too

When we think about organic food, fair trade products, free range eggs and the like it is easy to balk at just how expensive many of these items are. Many people avoid going green simply because of the cost implications. I have to admit that I also used to think like this. Until I had …

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7 Ways To Make Your Office More Green

These days companies are starting to realize that they need to be greener. Whether this is due to a genuine desire by the management to lessen the effect of their company on the environment or a rather cynical attempt at some easy PR, the fact remains that many companies are currently looking for ways to …

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12 Effortless Ways To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint Today

So you want to make a difference but you haven’t got much free time? No problem! Luckily you don’t have to spend half your life volunteering, walking everywhere and growing all your own food to reduce the effect you have on the planet. Indeed, this site is all about finding ways to make your life …

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How To Clean Your Clothes While Helping The Planet

Whilst many of us can try to drive less, or turn off the tap while brishing our teeth, washing our clothes is something that we simply haver to do in this day and age. There aren’t many jobs that you could go to with dirty clothes, and not many people (myself included) who would wear …

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9 Ways To Attract Wildlife Into Your Garden

As humans spread around the world, eating up wild areas in exchange for housing estates and towns our gardens become an ever-more important refuge for wildlife. And while the average garden consisting of a lawn and patio isn’t going to do much for the local wildlife, there are a number of simple things that you …

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9 Ways To Use Batteries In A More Ecological Way

Whilst in today’s society asking the average person to stop using batteries altogether is unrealistic we also need to face up to the fact tat batteries present a considerable problem to us. Put into landfill at the end of their life, batteries may well leach out the toxic chemicals which they contain causing risks both …

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Container Crops – How Anyone Can Grow Their Own Food – No Matter Where They Live

Most of us are well aware of the problems surrounding “food miles” these days. The fact that your green beans have been flown in from Africa may be enough to make us think twice about purchasing them. Add to this the fact that it can be difficult to know how our food has been grown …

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6 Ways To Reduce The Amount Of Printing You Do

Unfortunately for many of us the paperless office has yet to materialize. Documents still need to be printed from our computers for a wide variety of reasons. But fortunately there are things that can be done to cut down on the amount of printing we do. Use An Ebook Reader If you have documents you …

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9 Ways To Make Your Computer Use More Eco Friendly

Computers are an essential part of everyday life these days. Furthermore, using a computer can help to reduce our environmental impact in so many ways. For example we can look at a website instead of requesting a paper brochure. We can shop online which saves us driving to a shop and wasting fuel. And it is …

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