Green technology

Is Your Home Too Shaded for Solar Power? What You Need to Know.

shade caused by tree on solar panel

  Solar panels have been around long enough for homeowners to realize that the benefits often outweigh the cons. However, before asking yourself if they will generate enough electricity and who you should buy the system from, it’s important to figure out if solar panels for your home even make sense. One quick way is…

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5 Benefits of Electric Radiators

eco friendly heating _ electric radiator

  Gas has been the primary source of heating for some considerable time now, with an estimated 80% of British homes using it as their primary source of heating. However, as the world has changed, the demand for alternative central heating systems has too, and people are now looking for heating solutions that can help…

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Is Electric Heating Sustainable?

app controlled electic heating for sustainable living

    Staying warm and having a well-stocked larder are the mainstays of human comfort. How we do that has changed so much over generations and today’s buzzword is all about “smart technology”. Put simply, this is using highly efficient machines that are intelligent, automated, and responsive to our instant control. Our journey of exploring…

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3 Reasons Why You Should Switch To Solar Energy

  We each hold a personal responsibility to take care of the planet. Whether this means you recycle your waste or reduce your carbon footprint by cycling to work, we all have a role to play if we want to protect the planet for future generations. One way in which you can contribute positively to…

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How to Recycle Your Electricals – any why you should

recycle your electricals to preserve the planet

  During lockdown HWRCs were shut, charity shops closed their doors and some kerbside collections were disrupted. Yet because many people were at home, they used this time to get on with those ‘one day’ projects such as decluttering. I don’t know about you, but when I root around in the kitchen ‘junk drawer’ (you…

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5 Ways to Make an Ethical Purchase

5 ways to shop ethically

  People often ask me what the ‘must have’ products are that will help them be more sustainable and that satisfy ethical credentials. I usually give an answer they don’t want to hear! And that is that the ‘greenest’ product you can buy is none at all. If you think about it, the best thing…

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How to Shop More Sustainably with Beagle Button

The beagle button browser extension for sustainable shopping logo

  Little Green Blog was originally set up to help people live more sustainably, by sharing solutions that meet your needs when making purchasing decisions. The site was aimed at helping you live as ethically as possible, no matter what your areas of concern are. Nobody can do everything, but each of us can do…

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Five Sustainable Construction Trends Changing the Way We Build

sustainable construction

  We need homes and buildings for our comfort and safety but not if they contribute to harming the environment. Fortunately, the construction industry is aware of its obligations to become more sustainable and is embracing new technologies and building methods that can help. Each contributes to lowering the environmental cost of both building and…

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6 Ways To Shop More Sustainably

sustainable shopping

  Thinking about adopting an environmentally friendly life can feel overwhelming. It seems there is so much to do, which takes time, effort and money. Then there’s conflicting advice – what are the most important things that make the real differences? And what about greenwashing – how do you avoid it? The truth is, the…

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Encouraging Your Business To Be Greener!

three ways to make your business greener

  Going green is not only good for the environment but works well in your favour because research has shown both your customers and your staff are much happier supporting a green business. And with the recent lockdown, we can’t help but notice some of the amazing things that have been happening in the environment.…

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