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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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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Solar Energy Advantages And Disadvantages

Over the last decade or so solar energy has metamorphosed from the preserve of hippies and idealists to the realm of normality. More and more everyday people are seeing the benefits of solar energy and as a result finding ways to include it in their lives – whether that’s going all-out on a bespoke solar …

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Cheap Solar Panels: Reducing The Cost Of Solar Panels

As anyone who has looked into the cost of solar panels will tell you: one of the greatest weaknesses of solar panels for your home is quite simply how expensive they are. I full-blown solar panel installation can set you back tens of thousands of dollars and while you should make your money back reasonably …

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Earthway 2150 Broadcast Spreader Review

If you want to maintain your garden – and especially your lawn – in tiptop condition then it’s essential that you’re adding nutrients in the form of fertilizer. Whether you opt for an eco friendly fertilizer or not the fact remains that the average garden is going to need a decent amount applied to it …

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Black And Decker CM1936 Lawn Mower Review

When it comes to caring for your garden lawn an essential element is choosing the ideal mower. After all keeping your lawn in top condition doesn’t just make it a pleasure to look at and sit on but furthermore a properly cared-for lawn will naturally drown out weeds thus reducing your workload when it comes …

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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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Chickens4Wealth Review – Raising Chickens Made Easy

Whilst my own food production has always focused on growing fruits and vegetables I’ve regularly toyed with the idea of raising chickens. Partly for the eggs, partly for the organically and ethically-produced meat and partly – I must admit – simply because I love chickens. There’s something homely – almost romantic – about having a …

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Planning Your Organic Vegetable Garden With The GroOrganic Organic Vegetable Planner

GroOrganic is an online tool for designing and managing your organic vegetable plot. To start planning your vegetables plot you begin by selecting your location which will in turn help to provide advice on your local weather, ensuring you don’t plant fragile plants when there is still a risk of frost or planting too late …

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Solar Flashlights

While they meay seem like a contradiction-in-terms solar flashlights aren’t actually as crazy as you may first imagine. At first glance it seems crazy to buy a flashlight that you’ll use almost exclusively at night that needs the sun’s rays to function properly. Of course battery technology has come a long way over the last …

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Mark Boyle: The Moneyless Man Reviewed

Mark Boyle is a man of strange contrasts. In his book The Moneyless Man he tells the story of how he managed to live for a full twelve months without spending a penny. Subtitled “a year of freeconomic living” Boyle tells the story of how his distaste for money and the negative effects of our …

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Troy-Bilt TB154 9-Inch Cultivator Tiller Review

An integral part of living a more ecofriendly lifestyle is making best use of your garden to grow organic, in-season fruits and vegetables but digging over a plot of land can be a long, tiring and back-ache producing endeavour which is why many people opt to use a powered cultivator or tiller. Doing so makes …

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Sunforce 50048 Review

The Sunforce 50048 60-Watt solar charging kit is designed as an “out of the box” solution to your solar power needs. The contents of the package include four 15-Watt solar panels measuring , a 200-Watt power inverter, a solar charge control and a wiring kit so all you need to buy ontop of this kit …

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Going Green With Free Software Applications For Eco Friendly Computer Printing

The internet is helping to revolutionize our lives. We’re reading more online, sending more emails and saving fuel by not having to go and speak to people in person to get things done. We’re all slowly going green either deliberately or by accident thanks to the world wide web. But there is an Achilles heel …

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Waste: Uncovering The Global Food Scandal By Tristram Stuart Review

As regular readers of this site will know I read (and review) quite a number of environmental books and because of this it normally takes something very special to stand out from the crowd. I will tell you straight away that for me, this was just such a book. Waste by Tristram Stuart (subtitled Uncovering …

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Book Review: Free – Adventures On The Margins Of A Wasteful Society by Katherine Hibbert

Katherine Hibbert was working as a journalist when the recession led to her losing her job. At just the same time she was unlucky enough to become a victim of the increase in mortgage rates meaning her rent increased as her income slumped to nothing. Deciding on a route out took some thought. Free: Adventures …

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Eco Living Review: “The Green Food Bible” By Judith Wills

How green is the food we eat? Is local food always better than imported food? Which cooking methods use the least energy? Is organic food really better for you than non-organic? These are just a few of the questions which author Judith Wills aims for is her book entitled “The Green Food Bible”. This detailed …

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Book Review: “The Social Entrepreneur” By Andrew Mawson

Andrew Mawson has been described as the “Richard Branson of the social sector” by applying entrepreneurial principles to social problems in the hope of bringing about change in the community. Andrew’s story is of a small, uncared-for community in London known as Bromley-By-Bow where he went to work as a vicar. Starting off with a …

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