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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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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How To Have An Eco Friendly Barbecue

Summer is here at last! And with it comes the inevitable warmth, sunshine and desire for barbecues. However as with anything else, there is an eco friendly way to have a BBQ and an uneco-friendly way. As many regular readers will know, I believe that being eco friendly should be fun and easy. We shouldn’t …

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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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Six Steps To Make Your Website More Eco Friendly

The internet is increasingly a part of everyday life. I’m guessing you agree if you’re here reading this right now. And given the choice, most people would tell you that reading something online is greener than buying a book or magazine with the same information. After all, you’re saving all that paper, all that ink, …

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How To Attract Dragonflies And Damselflies Into Your Garden

It’s that time of year again when we are amazed at the colors and the flying ability of dragonflies and damselflies zipping around in the warm air. From metallic blues to greens to yellows, these insects are surely some of our most beautiful to look at and fascinating to watch. So strangely one of the …

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Houseplants That Purify The Air In Your Home

We live in a world of pollution. From oil spills polluting the oceans to chemicals polluting our rivers and streams. And of course it goes without saying that the air we breathe is laced with a variety of potentially harmful chemicals as a result of industrial processes, burning fossil fuels and the breakdown of materials …

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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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How To Control Snails Without Chemicals

To many gardeners, snails are a perennial problem. All your vegetables are growing away nicely when suddenly you visit your plot only to find that an influx of slugs and snails has laid waste to much of your hard work (and future crop). The knee-jerk reaction may be to consider visiting a local garden centre …

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Four Tested Tips For Growing Better Organic Vegetables

In today’s factory farming, producers are forced to use a potent cocktail of pesticides and herbicides to keep yields up as high as possible in the hope of turning a profit. But given the choice, most of us would rather these chemicals weren’t used. From pesticide residues on food to the pollution of soil and …

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