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An eco friendly barbecue
Friday, 17 Apr, 2009 – 6:00 | 4 Comments
An eco friendly barbecue

Is there such a thing as an eco friendly barbecue, or is it a contradiction in terms? Do we have to give up one of our nation’s favourite past times if we are to be …

Save a bluebell wood with good gifts
Thursday, 16 Apr, 2009 – 6:00 | Comments Off on Save a bluebell wood with good gifts
Save a bluebell wood with good gifts

Bluebells are one of my favourite flowers. We have a hill near us where carpets of them adorn the spring time and I love finding a log to sit on amongst them all and falling …

3 simple green tips that you can do today!
Tuesday, 7 Apr, 2009 – 12:29 | 10 Comments
3 simple green tips that you can do today!

Plan a green day this week!
If you want to reduce your carbon footprint, but are not sure where to start, here are 3 simple tips.
Making small changes helps you and the environment. If you’re feeling …

Choose organic and fairtrade during national bed month
Tuesday, 24 Mar, 2009 – 6:00 | Comments Off on Choose organic and fairtrade during national bed month
Choose organic and fairtrade during national bed month

Did you know that March is national bed month?
Supported by the sleep council, the aim of bed month is to promote the importance of a good nights sleep.
Last year I stayed at a friend’s house; …

CFLs, LEDs and incandscent light bulbs. Are they energy efficient, sustainable and safe?
Monday, 23 Feb, 2009 – 14:16 | 11 Comments
CFLs, LEDs and incandscent light bulbs. Are they energy efficient, sustainable and safe?

CFLs are great for reducing household CO2 emissions, being more energy efficient than regular incandescent light bulbs. They are more sustainable because they last longer, therefore producing less waste for the landfill. However, emerging opinion …

the best house plants for removing pollutants and improving indoor air quality
Thursday, 28 Aug, 2008 – 3:38 | 11 Comments
the best house plants for removing pollutants and improving indoor air quality

I’ve been reading a fascinating book by Dr B C Wolverton about house plants that purify the air in your home and office. It’s called ‘How to grow fresh air’.
The EPA state that indoor air …

Government gives green light to microgeneration
Tuesday, 18 Mar, 2008 – 3:05 | 2 Comments
Government gives green light to microgeneration

I received an email last night, from our local councillor that made my heart sing!
As you may have read in previous posts, Mr.Green and I had a goal this year of installing a solar panel …