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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4 Unusual Recycling Facilities You May Not Know About

We all know about using local recyclincarrierg facilities to recycle objects such as paper, cardboard and tin cans. But I recently got thinking about whether certain other, less common items, can be recycled (or reused), and if so where. So today I have tracked down four unusual ways to reduce the rubbish you send to …

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Eco Clothes

The fashion business grows in size each year with more and more people spending their disposable income on looking and feeling good. From “cheap and cheerful” clothing stores up to the designer labels, clothes are big business. Any industry this big has a very real effect on the environment – either positive or negative – …

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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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Are Green Gadgets Just Greenwashed Consumerism?

It’s a fact of life that we Westerners now live in a consumer culture focused on buying ever more, ever better belongings. We all therefore go out to work long hours, often in unrewarding jobs, just so we have the money to buy that new flatscreen TV or BMW convertible. Of course, the more stuff …

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Useful Freecycling Websites To Give Away Unwanted Items You Own

The concept of freecycling is a simple one. If you have something you no longer want – but you don’t want to throw it away – you simply place an advert on one of these websites. Other environmentally-conscious people can then go along and search for free goods. They get freebies so don’t have to …

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6 Easy Ways To Reduce The Rubbish You Send To Landfill

We all know that sending household waste to landfill is a really bad idea and that in an ideal world we would manage to recycle or reuse everything taking our landfill down to zero. But in these days of highly-packaged products, our consumer culture and of non-stop junk mail, what practical steps can we really …

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4 Easy Ways To Reduce Your Meat Use

Increasingly the green community is adopting an anti-meat ethic as environmentalists are realising just how bad eating meat can be for the planet. Whether it’s the inefficiencies inherent in producing meat, the cutting down of the rainforest for cattle, the carbon footprint of transporting lamb from New Zealand or the methane produced by many animals …

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Green Search Engines On Test

Part of modern life these days, especially if you are part of the internet age (which I guess you are, if you’re reading this article!) is the use of search engines to find websites. But have you ever considered that there might be greener alternatives to Google, Yahoo and Bing? Alternatives where you can find …

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How To Grow Your Own Food Without A Garden

For many of us green-minded folk, the attraction of growing our own crops is strong. We get to save money, grow organically thus eliminating herbicide and pesticide use, reduce food miles and eat fresh, natural food which can only be good for us. And yet, for all the attraction of growing out own food for …

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How To Buy Sustainable Fish

I admit that as a lover of eating fish, I was pretty shocked recently to watch a amazing documentary film called The End Of The Line. Incase you haven’t watched it yourself it is well worth looking up. Here’s a quick, if somewhat depressing, trailer: I admit that the movie really helped to bring home …

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7 Amazingly Good Reasons Start Growing Your Own Food

Growing your own food can be as complicated or as simple as you want it to be. At one end of the scale you could just put aside one small area in your garden in order to grow a few vegetables yourself. At the other end of the scale you could start your own small …

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“Not On The Label” Book Review

Not On The Label is a book which promises to give a behind-the-scenes tour of the food industry, revealing things that the big food producers and manufacturers would never want us to see. Call me nosey but anything that is going to potential reveal some juicy secrets really gets my interest and I have personally …

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Edinburgh As An Eco Holiday Destination

Having recently got back from a few days up in Edinburgh I was really taken by not only what a lovely city it is, but also what a great ecotourism destination it is. Now true, your presence there isn’t going to contribute to the protection of the rainforest or support ethnic minorities in far-off lands …

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“Off-Grid” Book Review

Living “off-grid” is all about disconnecting ourselves from nationally-provided water, sewerage, gas and electric supplies. There are a variety of reasons why one might want to consider living off-grid. Firstly, living off-grid has the very real potential to help the environment. For example most electricity is still generated from non-renewable resources such as the burning …

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