02 November 2013 ~ 0 Comments

4 Simple And Painless Ways To Green Your Electricity Supply

As green consumers we often find ourselves trapped between “a rock and a hard place”; namely being as eco-friendly as possible without actually extricating ourselves from modern consumer society. Imagine, for example, trying to live a “normal” Western life without the use of electricity. While that would arguably be the optimum solution, for most people […]

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11 February 2012 ~ 3 Comments

8 Ways To Make Eco Friends

photo credit: Pink Sherbet Photography All this talk about how to be eco friendly is jolly exciting until you realize you’re at risk of becoming the local killjoy. The one who wants to eat organic food not some factory-processed rubbish. The one that wants to avoid palm oil, non-sustainable fish, trans fats, pesticides and so […]

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27 June 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Reduce The Energy Your Website Uses With Online Leaf

photo credit: Foto43 It’s a popular myth that reading something online is far more environmentally-friendly than reading something printed on paper. After all, by reading online you’re saving trees being cut down, you’re saving the production and use of unpleasant inks and you’re eliminating the waste that comes from having to dispose of that printed […]

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07 September 2010 ~ 0 Comments

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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01 September 2010 ~ 3 Comments

Six Steps To Make Your Website More Eco Friendly

photo credit: juanpol 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, […]

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14 July 2010 ~ 0 Comments

6 Reasons Why Food Is Put In Packaging

photo credit: dan taylor Back in the “good old days” people would take a bag or basket to their local store or farm and collect what it was that they needed. These days of course a major concern in terms of food is quite simply how much packaging is used. If you took your weekly […]

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05 July 2010 ~ 1 Comment

Six Eco Living Tips For Hotel Stays

photo credit: bridgepix If you’re staying in a hotel in the near future then there are a surprising number of simple ways to reduce your ecological footprint while fully enjoying your stay. In this way you can not only have a thrilling time away but also feel good about the positive impact you have made. […]

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28 May 2010 ~ 1 Comment

Eco Living – Green Careers

  photo credit: The Marmot When we think of living a greener lifestyle, it is normal to think instantly of using public transport rather than a car, of buying locally produced, in season food grown organically. Of better insulating our homes and turning off lights when we don’t need them. But many of us spend […]

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14 May 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Eco Clothes

photo credit: iluvrhinestones 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 […]

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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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24 April 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Green Search Engines On Test

photo credit: dullhunk 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 […]

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17 April 2010 ~ 1 Comment

Eco Friendly Garden Ideas

photo credit: Fr Antunes Gardens are wonderful places to spend a summers day and yet surprisingly many features in a garden are not as green as they could be. In this article I’d like to examine just a few things for you to consider which may help you to make your garden just that little […]

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08 April 2010 ~ 1 Comment

Edinburgh As An Eco Holiday Destination

photo credit: photojenni 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 […]

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05 April 2010 ~ 1 Comment

“Off-Grid” Book Review

photo credit: kainet 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 […]

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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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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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