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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Cheap Greenhouses: 7 Top Tips For Saving Money On Greenhouses

The attraction of cheap greenhouses is easy to understand in that they allow those of us living in temperate areas to grow fruits and vegetables that simply can’t be grown satisfactorily outdoors. Greenhouses allow us to grow peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers and similar sensitive plants. And even people living in warmer climates can benefit from owning …

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Growing Mushrooms: A Beginners Guide

Growing mushrooms can be an incredibly enjoyable and satisfying experience that will allow you to not only produce your own delicious crops in a natural, organic way but furthermore provides access to all sorts of “luxury” mushrooms that either aren’t commonly available or cost as much as a family holiday when you do see them …

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5 Home Insulation Tips To Reduce Your Heating Bills

Most environmentalists agree that proper home insulation is one of the most productive ways to improve the sustainability of your home. While there are many things we can do to become more eco friendly, heating our homes is one of the biggest factors contributing to our carbon footprint. In addition, adding suitable insulation to your …

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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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4 Tips For Bringing Cheap Solar Power Into Your Home

If you care about the environment then I have no doubt that you’re aware of all the benefits surrounding solar power. However the major weakness surrounding installing solar panels in your home is principally the cost of a bespoke solar PV system. That said, even if you have minimal cash to invest in your environmentally …

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9 Simple Ways To Reduce Your Electicity Bill Without Living Like A Hermit

Sometimes saving the planet and saving your money align perfectly and reducing the electricity you use around your home is a perfect example of this. Clearly the less power you use the less that your utility company is going to charge you. In addition when you reduce your energy needs you’ll also cut down on …

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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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Turn Off The Air-Con: 6 Tips For Staying Cool This Summer

When the sunshine is beating down and the temperature is rising it’s understandable that many people flick on their air conditioning. But while your air conditioning might make you feel more comfortable in the short term there’s a gremlin you need to be aware of: one of the biggest contributors to most Westerner’s carbon footprint …

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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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