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The growing importance of Wind Power in the UK
Wednesday, 8 Mar, 2017 – 20:19 | Comments Off on The growing importance of Wind Power in the UK
The growing importance of Wind Power in the UK

For hundreds of years, we have made use of wind power. A common image that comes to mind is the classic Dutch windmill in Holland.
Nowadays, wind power is becoming more important, widely used and with …

How much do you have to invest to go green?
Tuesday, 28 Feb, 2017 – 9:11 | Comments Off on How much do you have to invest to go green?
How much do you have to invest to go green?

While my passion is combining frugality with sustainable living, it doesn’t mean I don’t have a wishlist of ‘one day’ investment that would flex the plastic somewhat!
On the blog I talk about eating well on …

4 ways to slash your winter fuel bills
Thursday, 24 Nov, 2016 – 8:56 | Comments Off on 4 ways to slash your winter fuel bills
4 ways to slash your winter fuel bills

The company who supply our electricity at Little Green Blog HQ contacted me last month.
I didn’t realise prices (and our usage!) had crept up and my account was in arrears to the tune of £300.

The Big November Turn-on! How to keep warm without increasing your carbon footprint
Friday, 11 Nov, 2016 – 12:43 | Comments Off on The Big November Turn-on! How to keep warm without increasing your carbon footprint
The Big November Turn-on! How to keep warm without increasing your carbon footprint

Yup, that’s right – November! This month is the month that most people – and many public bodies – finally cave in and turn on the heating.

#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.

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 …

Top 10 reasons I haven’t bought an electric car (yet)
Friday, 31 Oct, 2014 – 10:18 | Comments Off on Top 10 reasons I haven’t bought an electric car (yet)
Top 10 reasons I haven’t bought an electric car (yet)

An electric car should be a no-brainer for a green household. But here are ten reasons why I won’t be buying one soon.