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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Reduce The Energy Your Website Uses With Online Leaf

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 material once you’ve …

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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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Six Steps To Make Your Website More Eco Friendly

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, all that ink, …

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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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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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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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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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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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