8 Ways To Wash Your Clothes In A More Eco Friendly Way

Cleaning our clothes, while necessary, is a potential mine-field for the environmentally-aware individual. From the water and power that we use to the chemicals we flush into the water system there are a huge number of improvements that can be made to the “standard” way of washing your clothes to make the whole process more …

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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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Free Seeds: How To Grow Your Own Vegetables For Free

Growing your own food can not only help you to significantly reduce your carbon footprint and save quite a bit of money each year but can also be great fun. Equally, especially if you’re starting out with an allotment or decent-sized vegetable garden, you’ll probably be needing a surprising number of seeds to offer as …

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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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How To Speed Up Your Website And Be More Eco Friendly

Every time a web page loads it uses energy so the faster that your website loads the less energy it will use and the more eco friendly it will be. This is important for all websites but particularly so for those of us who care about the environment and try to offer advice on how …

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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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The Pros And Cons Of Organic Box Schemes

I’m always keen to find new ways to be more eco friendly but I’ve always struggled with the concept of organic box schemes. The premium price tag and the lack of flexibility have always been such a turn off that I’ve never really seriously considered them. Until last week. Reading Confessions Of An Eco Shopper …

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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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How To Make Your Website Carbon-Neutral

For anyone who cares about the environment yet runs their own website there is always an uneasy trade-off. Certainly allowing your visitors to access information via the interner rather than in printed form helps to reduce carbon emissions by reducing paper use. And using eco web hosting will ensure that the server your web host …

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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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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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Growing Vegetables In Containers And Pots

Growing vegetables in containers is an ideal way to produce your own organically-grown fresh produce no matter how little space you have at home. Indeed even people without a garden of their own can successfully grow their own potatoes, carrots and a whole host of other nutritious vegetables with just a little bit of knowledge. …

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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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