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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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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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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10 Ways To Make Your Bathroom Greener

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 on water wastage and unnecessarily …

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

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. Until I had …

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7 Ways To Make Your Office More Green

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 looking for ways to …

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12 Effortless Ways To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint Today

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 make your life …

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9 Ways To Attract Wildlife Into Your Garden

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 things that you …

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

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 has been grown …

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6 Ways To Reduce The Amount Of Printing You Do

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 have documents you …

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9 Ways To Make Your Computer Use More Eco Friendly

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 fuel. And it is …

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8 Ways To Reduce Your Eco Footprint When Cooking

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. If you can …

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