22 November 2010 ~ 2 Comments

The Disadvantages Of Eco Friendly Living

photo credit: normalityrelief 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 […]

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22 October 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Minimalism And Eco Friendly Living

photo credit: joiseyshowaa 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 […]

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21 September 2010 ~ 0 Comments

How To Have An Eco Friendly Barbecue

photo credit: TheBusyBrain 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 […]

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01 June 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Four Tested Tips For Growing Better Organic Vegetables

photo credit: NomadicLass 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 […]

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17 May 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Eco Living Question – How Green Is Green Enough?

  photo credit: moriza Last year I spent a few months crashing at a friends house while I was working away from home. He was a confirmed “green” who put a lot of effort into living a more sustainable lifestyle. He had his own allotment and grew most of his own food as a result. […]

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09 May 2010 ~ 1 Comment

The Link Between Weight Loss And Saving The Planet

  photo credit: Nanda* The concept of losing weight is a super-simple one. You simply need to consume less calories than you use up. Putting yourself into a deficit like this means your body will have to burn fat to give you the energy you need, and as a result you lose weight. It all […]

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06 May 2010 ~ 0 Comments

5 Ways To Use Your Garden For Recycling

photo credit: daryl_mitchell It’s a sad fact of life that no matter how hard we try, most of us still produce some rubbish each week. But had you considered that a number of common household waste items could be reused or recycled in your own garden to reduce the amount of rubbish you send to […]

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04 May 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Book Review: “The Social Entrepreneur” By Andrew Mawson

photo credit: eenar_6 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 […]

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27 March 2010 ~ 1 Comment

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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19 March 2010 ~ 0 Comments

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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14 March 2010 ~ 0 Comments

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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10 March 2010 ~ 0 Comments

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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04 March 2010 ~ 0 Comments

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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28 February 2010 ~ 1 Comment

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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23 February 2010 ~ 0 Comments

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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18 February 2010 ~ 0 Comments

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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14 February 2010 ~ 4 Comments

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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14 February 2010 ~ 0 Comments

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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01 February 2010 ~ 0 Comments

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 […]

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