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7 Eco-Friendly Tourist Destinations In The UK

photo credit: Dragonleek When it comes to a day out there are hundreds of possible options. Having recently visited a nature reserve this got me thinking about truly eco-friendly days out. Certainly visiting a free nature reserve is a pleasant way to spend the day but they are often difficult to reach, meaning a car […]

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How To Use Less Water In Your Garden

photo credit: Flowery *L*u*z*a* It may only be March but summer will be here before you know it. And where nicer to spend some time than in our gardens. Unfortunately a garden can be a thirsty commodity and use up a lot of water. Fortunately there are ways to reduce the amount of water that […]

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Help The Planet By Travelling Less

Tomorrow is Climate Care Day. I found this video about it on YouTube and liked it’s message so much I thought I would duplicate it here for you. I hope you enjoy it! You can find out more about Climate Care Day here.

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How To Switch Your Home To Green Energy

photo credit: Caveman 92223 Typically the electricity that we use in the home is created largely by fossil fuels such as the burning of coal. Clearly this isn’t great for the planet. After all, what is the point in the development of electric cars (often seen as a “green alternative) if the actualy electricity that […]

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How To Use Your Mobile Phone In A Greener Way

photo credit: C y r i l l i c u s Whilst the easiest way to make your mobile phone use greener would simply be to recycle it and not get a new one, few people (myself included) would be willing to do such a thing. So instead we need to find ways in […]

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10 Ways To Make Your Bathroom Greener

  photo credit: Dennis Wong Different rooms in the house have different primary functions and the bathroom has the potential to waste a huge amount of water. And not just cold water either of course; most of us like hot water whenever possible. So the main elements for greening your bathroom are to cut down […]

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How To Help Environmental Charities By Recycling Your Mobile Phone

photo credit: jurvetson According to Flora And Fauna International 1,712 mobile phones per hour are replaced in the UK. The volume of landfill aside, mobile phones contain chemicals such as lead and cyanide which can leach into the soil causing serious problems. So it’s clear that you should recycle your mobile phone rather than throw […]

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A Beautiful Symbiosis: Why Saving The Planet Can Save Your Pocket Too

photo credit: net_efekt When we think about organic food, fair trade products, free range eggs and the like it is easy to balk at just how expensive many of these items are. Many people avoid going green simply because of the cost implications. I have to admit that I also used to think like this. […]

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7 Ways To Make Your Office More Green

photo credit: Jakob Montrasio These days companies are starting to realize that they need to be greener. Whether this is due to a genuine desire by the management to lessen the effect of their company on the environment or a rather cynical attempt at some easy PR, the fact remains that many companies are currently […]

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6 Eco-Friendly Tips When Moving House

photo credit: markhillary As I’m currently in the process of moving (I am sitting here in my office surrounded by boxes as I write!) it got me thinking about all the ways I have tried to make my house move as green as possible. Here, then, are a number of tips that you can use […]

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12 Effortless Ways To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint Today

photo credit: ezioman So you want to make a difference but you haven’t got much free time? No problem! Luckily you don’t have to spend half your life volunteering, walking everywhere and growing all your own food to reduce the effect you have on the planet. Indeed, this site is all about finding ways to […]

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How To Clean Your Clothes While Helping The Planet

photo credit: Adam UXB Smith Whilst many of us can try to drive less, or turn off the tap while brishing our teeth, washing our clothes is something that we simply haver to do in this day and age. There aren’t many jobs that you could go to with dirty clothes, and not many people […]

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9 Ways To Attract Wildlife Into Your Garden

photo credit: zenera As humans spread around the world, eating up wild areas in exchange for housing estates and towns our gardens become an ever-more important refuge for wildlife. And while the average garden consisting of a lawn and patio isn’t going to do much for the local wildlife, there are a number of simple […]

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9 Ways To Use Batteries In A More Ecological Way

photo credit: moria Whilst in today’s society asking the average person to stop using batteries altogether is unrealistic we also need to face up to the fact tat batteries present a considerable problem to us. Put into landfill at the end of their life, batteries may well leach out the toxic chemicals which they contain […]

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Container Crops – How Anyone Can Grow Their Own Food – No Matter Where They Live

photo credit: Frank_BB Most of us are well aware of the problems surrounding “food miles” these days. The fact that your green beans have been flown in from Africa may be enough to make us think twice about purchasing them. Add to this the fact that it can be difficult to know how our food […]

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6 Ways To Reduce The Amount Of Printing You Do

photo credit: *USB* Unfortunately for many of us the paperless office has yet to materialize. Documents still need to be printed from our computers for a wide variety of reasons. But fortunately there are things that can be done to cut down on the amount of printing we do. Use An Ebook Reader If you […]

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9 Ways To Make Your Computer Use More Eco Friendly

photo credit: Steve Keys Computers are an essential part of everyday life these days. Furthermore, using a computer can help to reduce our environmental impact in so many ways. For example we can look at a website instead of requesting a paper brochure. We can shop online which saves us driving to a shop and wasting […]

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8 Ways To Reduce Your Eco Footprint When Cooking

photo credit: marfis75 The typical “enemies” of the green movement are things like car driving and old-style electric light bulbs. But while cooking dinner recently I got thinking about how easy it would be to use fewer resources while still preparing delicious, nutritious meals. Here is the list of ideas that I came up with. […]

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Welcome To Eco Living Advice!

photo credit: epSos.de Today is a big day for me that has been a long time coming. Today is the day that Eco Living Advice launches as a platform for me to share ideas, suggestions and experiences all about eco living. From recycling to energy saving, from wildlife conservation to organic gardening I plan to […]