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#WIN a Vektra Vacuum Eco Kettle #ZeroWasteWeek
Friday, 2 Sep, 2016 – 23:30 | 189 Comments
#WIN a Vektra Vacuum Eco Kettle #ZeroWasteWeek

I’ve been learning some amazing facts for Zero Waste Week which runs 5-9th September.
The theme this year is reducing food waste, which is a topic close to my heart.

Basics to creating an eco friendly low carbon property
Tuesday, 23 Aug, 2016 – 13:01 | Comments Off on Basics to creating an eco friendly low carbon property
Basics to creating an eco friendly low carbon property

Whether you are building your dream home from scratch or thrusting a period property into the 21st century the principles in creating a low carbon emission property remain the same.

How to maximise your finances in 2016
Wednesday, 13 Jan, 2016 – 12:10 | Comments Off on How to maximise your finances in 2016
How to maximise your finances in 2016

Do you make New Year’s Resolutions?
According to the research institute ‘Statistic Brain’, the third most popular New Year’s Resolution for 2015 was ‘Spend Less, Save More’.

Eco friendly alternatives to plastic sandwich bags
Monday, 14 Sep, 2015 – 7:54 | Comments Off on Eco friendly alternatives to plastic sandwich bags
Eco friendly alternatives to plastic sandwich bags

One of our readers wrote,
“I’ve just been wrapping the families sandwiches for tomorrow, and I really don’t like using plastic sandwich bags. Does anyone have any alternative ideas that won’t cost a fortune?”

5 ways to reuse Tetra Pak cartons in your garden
Monday, 29 Jun, 2015 – 7:53 | One Comment
5 ways to reuse Tetra Pak cartons in your garden

The theme for this year’s Zero Waste Week is ‘reuse’.
After all, the 3 Rs are in that order for a reason.
And while recycling is commendable, by reUSING items, we can give them a longer life, …

Are LED light bulbs really better for the environment than incandescent
Tuesday, 2 Jun, 2015 – 8:07 | Comments Off on Are LED light bulbs really better for the environment than incandescent
Are LED light bulbs really better for the environment than incandescent

As you know, we’re huge fans of LED light bulbs here at Chez Green.
Mr Green has BUILT them for the downstairs which run off small solar panels. I know, what a guy!

A simple way to slash your energy bills
Monday, 13 Apr, 2015 – 9:32 | Comments Off on A simple way to slash your energy bills
A simple way to slash your energy bills

As you might remember, Mr Green and I came up with a cunning and frugal plan to reduce our carbon footprint.
Being the ever-resourceful guy, Mr Green lined our dining room curtains and ceiling with space …

Are you ready for a smart meter?
Tuesday, 31 Mar, 2015 – 14:19 | Comments Off on Are you ready for a smart meter?
Are you ready for a smart meter?

I’m all for reducing our carbon footprint and our bills by being aware of the amount of energy we use.
In the past I’ve tried all sorts of energy recording devices from the Owl to the …

The ultimate car sharing system has arrived!
Friday, 27 Mar, 2015 – 10:30 | Comments Off on The ultimate car sharing system has arrived!
The ultimate car sharing system has arrived!

While I might occasionally get wistful for the slower and simpler (not necessarily easier) pace of life my Grandparents lived through, I am a girl that loves modern technology and ‘progress’.
You won’t be dragging me …

All aboard the electric bus!
Tuesday, 10 Mar, 2015 – 14:06 | Comments Off on All aboard the electric bus!
All aboard the electric bus!

What vehicle costs 70% less to run than diesel?
And which same vehicle produces 60% less CO2 emissions than a diesel one?
This week I came across something rather exciting!