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Reduce your impacts: commute by bike!

Reduce your impacts: commute by bike!
To reduce your carbon footprint and travel by an eco-friendly means, instead of picking up your car keys, pick up a helmet! The environment concerns press each one of us to make efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as often as possible. More and more bicycle stations are available around the country to allow people to hire a bike in order to ...
Posted on 9 May 2010 | comment( 0 )
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Reduce your impacts: eco-friendly shaving!

Reduce your impacts: eco-friendly shaving!
Do you shave every day? Sometimes more than once a day? It means that you use at least 365 blades per year. With the big amount of useless waste formed by razor blades and razor handles used for shaving that go to landfills every year, plus the impact on the environment and on the health of chemical-based shaving products, then it becomes very urge...
Posted on 9 May 2010 | comment( 0 )
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5 Tips for a greener laundry washing

5 Tips for a greener laundry washing
Small changes in your daily life can make a significant different on your environmental impact. Washing your laundry involves energy, water and detergent. Going green with your laundry means reducing the amount of electricity you use and thus producing less CO2 emissions, using eco-friendly washing detergents and thus minimising the consequences of...
Posted on 8 May 2010 | comment( 0 )
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8 tips to go green with your pets

8 tips to go green with your pets
Pets are companions for life and as four-legged members of your family they deserve the same good green tips that you apply to your own lifestyles in order to minimize their carbon footprint, to better take care of their health and of the earth on which we all live together.  1. Adopt from a rescue shelter Why purchasing a puppy from...
Posted on 8 May 2010 | comment( 0 )
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Reduce your impacts: eco-friendly carpets and rugs

Reduce your impacts: eco-friendly carpets and rugs
When you choose a carpet or rugs it is not enough to look at a beautiful design. To minimize your impact on the environment and to avoid health issues you can opt for eco-friendly, natural and renewable materials and recycled products wherever possible. Take the time to check that in the product you choose some harmful components like the VOCs have...
Posted on 7 May 2010 | comment( 0 )
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Paper: how to recycle more

Paper: how to recycle more
Recycling consists in collecting some used or waste materials, in reprocessing them in order to produce ‘new’ products but it is also re-use used materials or items. As far as paper is concerned you can really do both and recycling paper helps in saving trees and energy used to produce it. Did you know this?- in 2008, the equivalen...
Posted on 7 May 2010 | comment( 0 )
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Breathe better: avoid VOCs!

Breathe better: avoid VOCs!
VOCs stand for Volatile Organic Compounds. You cannot see them in the air although they are all around you in your home. You are usually not aware that you introduced them into your home, but often you did. The Volatile Organic Compounds are a large group of carbon-based chemical molecules used in a wide variety of products you commonly use in your...
Posted on 6 May 2010 | comment( 0 )
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Water your garden efficiently!

Water your garden efficiently!
Did you know that 50% of the water you use to water your garden is wasted due to lost to evaporation, wind-drift and most of all due to over watering? Not all of us are aware that by turning the sprinkler and just walking away we waste a huge quantity of water, a natural and so vital resource. Added to this water is expensive and sometimes there ar...
Posted on 6 May 2010 | comment( 0 )
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Reduce waste by composting

Reduce waste by composting
Today, worldwide and even more in our western countries, each one of us is broadly used to throw away rather than reuse.  Composting means at least partly that you can get away from a system which speeds up the deterioration of natural resources and fill up the landfill sites. When you use your compost in your garden it is also a way to keep a...
Posted on 6 May 2010 | comment( 0 )
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Reduce your impacts: Collect and use rainwater

Reduce your impacts: Collect and use rainwater
Protect the environment and reduce your water bills by installing a rainwater collection system. Recycling rainwater is the easiest way to save money, energy and of course water as water is going to be a rare resource in the near future. Rainwater is a renewable resource whereas the water coming from your tap is not. Added to this rainwater collect...
Posted on 5 May 2010 | comment( 0 )
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Reduce your impacts: reusable bags to go shopping!

Reduce your impacts: reusable bags to go shopping!
In order to reduce the tremendous impacts of your disposables on the environment Plastic bags have a considerable impact on the environment. They are most of the time simply thrown away after just one use and increase the volume of waste by ending up in landfill sites. Many plastic bags dust roads, waterways, landscapes, beaches and seas and c...
Posted on 5 May 2010 | comment( 0 )
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How to choose an eco-friendly sun cream?

How to choose an eco-friendly sun cream?
The sun causes age damages in the form of wrinkles on the skin and unprotected sun exposure can be of risk as the solar radiation causes skin cancers. Bringing a sun cream in your luggage this summer is not only a smart idea but is highly recommended. But careful - not any sun cream.  You have to choose the appropriate sun cream that will not ...
Posted on 4 May 2010 | comment( 0 )
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Green computing

Green computing
It is actually easy being green when using your favourite technology and the one that plays a larger role in our household –your PC. Given the awareness of environmental issues and increasing expectation of cutting carbon footprint and reducing energy consumption, looking at how to be responsible when using your computer can be part of the so...
Posted on 4 May 2010 | comment( 0 )
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Tips to get a green roof

Tips to get a green roof
A green roof is excellent at saving on energy, managing the temperatures inside your house as well as being cool for the environment. While your roof is probably only covered with TV antennae and leaves, you can make this part of the home useful and give it an aesthetical and pleasant visual effect.  Here are a few tips to turn your current ro...
Posted on 4 May 2010 | comment( 0 )
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11 tips for an eco-friendly driving

11 tips for an eco-friendly driving
Well, as we cannot convince you to give up driving your car for at least the shortest trips, here are some really simple tips to reduce its impact on the environment.    1. Try to drive less. Think of it each time you want to use your car. Is it really necessary to drive there? Can I ride my bike instead? Or walk? Travel on public tr...
Posted on 4 May 2010 | comment( 0 )
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Eco-friendly refrigeration: the solar fridge

Eco-friendly refrigeration: the solar fridge
You maybe have a spare additional refrigerator or freezer in your garage? Do you know that a second refrigerator or freezer can represent up to 25 % of your monthly electricity bill! It may be as significant as £175 more on an annual basis in your total energy costs. Owning a spare fridge or freezer can of course be a great idea, but is it re...
Posted on 3 May 2010 | comment( 0 )
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Grow your own fresh fruits and vegetables

Grow your own fresh fruits and vegetables
Going green and becoming more environmentally conscious in the garden is easy and this is good for the earth and for the gardener too! It is a question of becoming aware that the garden is a piece of nature living in your background, and that it only requires a bit of knowledge on plants, fruits and vegetables, soil, climate, in order to avoid a fe...
Posted on 31 Mar 2010 | comment( 0 )
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Eco-friendly washing: use soapnuts!

Eco-friendly washing: use soapnuts!
Soapnuts? what are they really? They are an environmental and economically-friendly detergent for your laundry and a natural detergent for your dish-washer! Stop using chemical detergents that are affecting your own health and the environment! The soapnut shells are an environmental alternative to your chemical detergents that you use for your re...
Posted on 28 Mar 2010 | comment( 0 )
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Eco-friendly behaviours when at the beach

Eco-friendly behaviours when at the beach
This is it, the sunny days are back, it’s nearly summer time and sounds like holidays. You almost can feel like lazy and appreciate relaxation, but no way to leave your eco-friendly attitude at home! You’ll take it with you, to whatever destination and as the majority of you have chosen to migrate to the sun and sea, here are some ess...
Posted on 26 Mar 2010 | comment( 0 )
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Eco-friendly tips when at home

Eco-friendly tips when at home
To behave as an eco-citizen and reduce the carbone footprint in your home, it is easy! It is enough to become aware of consequences of our everyday actions, and to change some poor habits! At home, all our actions have an impact on the environment. It is things that we do mechanically, without even thinking about their environmental or socia...
Posted on 26 Mar 2010 | comment( 0 )
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