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Save money and reduce carbon emissions with GreenTrac
Thursday, 6 May, 2010 – 11:00 | 3 Comments
Save money and reduce carbon emissions with GreenTrac

Hands up who turns off their PC when not in use?
I have to admit even though I always turn off my computer at night; it’s often left idle during the day.
‘Greentrac‘ is a software package …

eco friendly cooking – 10 tips
Friday, 23 Apr, 2010 – 5:00 | 4 Comments
eco friendly cooking – 10 tips

We take daily meter readings here at Chez Green and despite having an A rated cooker, our energy use from making meals is undoubtedly one of the biggest aspects of our energy usage.
There are many …

LED review: best 100 watt alternative from EternaLEDS
Tuesday, 20 Oct, 2009 – 8:15 | 13 Comments
LED review: best 100 watt alternative from EternaLEDS

The Quanta PAR38 LED from Eternaleds runs off just 18 watts of mains electricity, and outputs light equivalent to a 100 watt incandescent light bulb. The quanta PAR38 is a simple screw in retrofit unit …

LED colour quality, CRI and binning.
Saturday, 29 Aug, 2009 – 13:11 | 14 Comments
LED colour quality, CRI and binning.

One main criticism of LEDs used for room and space lighting is that the colour or hue of the light appears cold and harsh. Some LEDs appear as tiny, brilliant lights that are too bright …

LEDs, a new generation of lighting
Wednesday, 19 Aug, 2009 – 7:47 | 4 Comments
LEDs, a new generation of lighting

Light emitting diodes (LEDs) lead a new and exciting era of modern ecological lighting. They have been evolving over the last decade and are now maturing into a viable economic alternative to the incandescent …

5 tips for clean, green laundry
Thursday, 18 Jun, 2009 – 6:00 | 8 Comments
5 tips for clean, green laundry

The simple act of washing our clothes can have a significant impact on the environment.
Whether its from the massive amounts of water and electricity used, or the use of harsh, toxic products, our washday really …

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 …

Ecosmartsearch – a green engine designed by a 13 year old
Sunday, 30 Nov, 2008 – 14:05 | Comments Off
Ecosmartsearch – a green engine designed by a 13 year old

I love a good feel good story about young people doing their bit for the environment.
This week I was contacted by Andrew Davey, who is 13. Andrew told me about his Eco-friendly search engine called …

Reduce fuel consumption and save money – one simple frugal step could save you 20%!
Tuesday, 26 Feb, 2008 – 7:32 | 13 Comments
Reduce fuel consumption and save money – one simple frugal step could save you 20%!

I’ve been experimenting with the way I cook in order to try and save some carbon emissions.
This week I’ve been doing the simplest thing that MUST be saving a considerable amount of resources. (my electricity …