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Relearning the 3 Rs
Friday, 7 Jan, 2011 – 4:45 | 3 Comments
Relearning the 3 Rs

Environmental issues are prevalent in the news. Our landfill sites are responsible for a third of all ground water pollution and they produce large quantities of methane gas, which contributes to global warming.
In turn this …

How technology can help reduce waste
Monday, 27 Dec, 2010 – 4:20 | 3 Comments
How technology can help reduce waste

One of the first ‘green’ things I did on my eco friendly journey was set up our local Freecycle group.
The idea of matching people with items they no longer want to people who need them …

Six things you never knew you could compost
Monday, 13 Dec, 2010 – 4:21 | 12 Comments
Six things you never knew you could compost

For this week’s ‘Change the world Wednesday‘ challenge we’re off to the compost bin!
Home composting is a great way to turn waste into a valuable resource, especially when you consider that around 60% of the …

6 ways to reuse plastic milk bottles and jugs
Monday, 8 Nov, 2010 – 4:17 | 5 Comments
6 ways to reuse plastic milk bottles and jugs

For this week’s ‘Change the World Wednesday’ challenge, Reduce Footprints has asked us to stay with the 3 Rs.
She wants us to pick one item people might regularly throw away and come up with as …

Help your neighbours recycle
Tuesday, 2 Nov, 2010 – 4:50 | 2 Comments
Help your neighbours recycle

For this week’s “Change the World Wednesday” challenge, Reduce Footprints is asking us to help others recycle.
She says “This week, find someone that doesn’t recycle and help them get started. Perhaps a friend or neighbor …

How to reduce paper waste in the office – 5 tips
Monday, 25 Oct, 2010 – 4:44 | 2 Comments
How to reduce paper waste in the office – 5 tips

This week for our ‘change the world wednesday’ challenge, Reduce footprints is getting us to think about paper.
Ya know, that stuff we take for granted that actually comes from erm, trees?
She wants us to take …

Digital Invoicing helps UK businesses go greener
Tuesday, 4 May, 2010 – 10:22 | Comments Off on Digital Invoicing helps UK businesses go greener
Digital Invoicing helps UK businesses go greener

Digital Invoicing are based at the prestigious York Eco Business Centre.
Digital Invoicing use ecologically sound hosting services from 1and1 Internet Ltd and have kitted out their office with sustainable furnishings and stationery. Now they want …

Giving and getting stuff for free
Wednesday, 28 Apr, 2010 – 6:43 | Comments Off on Giving and getting stuff for free
Giving and getting stuff for free

Most people by now have heard of Freecycle.
The Freecycle concept birthed by Deron Beal in 2003, is all about keeping things from landfill and protecting the environment while helping people out and saving money.
If you …

Using reusable cups and glasses
Wednesday, 20 Jan, 2010 – 19:04 | 4 Comments
Using reusable cups and glasses

In a bid to reduce landfill waste and save finite resources, we’ve been asked to only use reusable mugs and glasses for our “Change the World Wednesday” challenge.
For one week we have to refuse anything …

Swop2shop: Guilt Free Shopping in a Credit Crunch Market
Wednesday, 29 Apr, 2009 – 7:19 | 2 Comments
Swop2shop: Guilt Free Shopping in a Credit Crunch Market

Let’s admit it; no matter how bad the credit crunch gets or how dark green we are, every girl likes to treat herself to new clothes from time to time.
This year I made a resolution. …