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The 3 Best Light Bulbs to Use for the Environment

The long lifespan of the conventional light bulb, commonly known as the incandescent light bulb, has now run its course. This is because there are a number of laws that are being passed, or have already been passed, around the world to ban these traditional light bulbs. The replacement is a new form of energy … Continue reading

Leave No Trace – Protect the Environment

How to Leave No Trace Outdoors Going green and living an environmentally friendly lifestyle is a familiar 21st century concept to consumers now, however the actual movement of environmental responsibility has been around for decades.  It is known as “Leave No Trace“. The movement traces its beginnings to the 1960s when the number of visitors … Continue reading

Save by Reusing: Original Ideas for Old Car Usage

Can’t decide what to do with your old car? If it’s not worth selling, try one of these unconventional ideas: 1. Go Green What’s greener than potted plants? You can always remove the seats to make the world’s largest flower box. If the neighbors aren’t thrilled with your new showpiece even if it is sprouting … Continue reading

Why you don’t want to live near a US nuclear power plant

Japan’s tsunami and subsequent nuclear disasters have placed nuclear power under the spotlight. Germany has announced its intentions to abandon nuclear power, Spain is threatening to follow suit and all across Europe governments are turning their attention to renewable energy solutions. The US, however, is still firmly on a nuclear path, a path which has … Continue reading

Unwanted wood can be salvaged and used for timber frames

Trees are important for our survival. Not only do they clean the carbon dioxide out of our air but we use them to make paper, structures and furniture. They also provide us with shade when we need it and a strong branch for our children’s swings. You’d think, then, that we’d take care of them. … Continue reading

The world’s most endangered cat

Do you know what the world’s most endangered cat is? Neither did I, don’t worry. The Iberian lynx is in danger of extinction because of habitat destruction, hunting, a lack of prey to feed on and ignorance. A decade ago there were just one hundred of the beautiful felines left in the world. But the … Continue reading

Liquid cremation: a greener way to get rid of bodies

Have you thought about how you want your body to be disposed of when you die? It’s not the nicest topic to have on your mind but with the recent development of a new method to get rid of bodies the issue is causing quite a debate. There are a number of ways to have … Continue reading

PETA’s sexiest vegetarian competition

Are you a vegetarian? Are you sexy? Well then PETA wants you. In a unique approach to widening the appeal of eating less meat and more vegetables the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) group hold an annual contest to decide who the sexiest vegetarian next door is. The mindset behind eating less … Continue reading

Ways for students to save money and live green

Students around the world often live on a tight budget. What little money they make from a part-time job or generous parents goes towards partying and, sometimes, food. This is the best time for a student to work on saving money and simultaneously learning about how to live green. Lloyd Alter of Team Treehugger reports … Continue reading

World Water Day and eco-friendly desalination

World Water Day (WWD) was on 22 March (two days ago); it’s a day on which the world is called upon to be water-wise. A press release sent to me from the International Relief and Development movement states that every 20 seconds a child dies due to a lack of clean water. WWD is a … Continue reading