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May 23rd, 2013. The “IKEA effect” is a term coined describing the phenomena where people place more value on something they have constructed themselves – even if that construction is something as simple as flat-pack furniture.
May 20th, 2013. How long do different types of waste such as paper, plastic and other materials take to break down in the environment? That’s a tricky question, but here are some decomposition figures to consider.
May 16th, 2013. An Australian council has voted to continue a cat registration initiative – and I applaud them for doing so.
May 13th, 2013. An analysis of grocery home delivery has found an effective service can result in a major cut to carbon emissions compared to individuals trekking to the store.
May 11th, 2013. I recently received a pepper mill made from old-growth teak; reclaimed from structures built in the early 20th century.
May 7th, 2013. An electricity and water miser, the MightyKool from Swampy Cooling Systems is a portable evaporative air conditioner designed with energy efficiency and off grid living in mind. Nearly 4 years on and I still think it’s one of the best purchases I’ve ever made.
May 6th, 2013. Greenpeace are taking on Coca Cola and other beverage manufacturers’ efforts to stop cash for containers programs in Australia.
May 4th, 2013. The city of Oslo in Norway has a problem the opposite of many other cities – not enough garbage.
April 30th, 2013. Condors – a scavenger bird – are continuing to die not as a result of being shot, but due to ingesting lead ammunition fragments in carcasses.
April 28th, 2013. A man in India has grown a 1,360 acre forest from scratch on his own – and there are some lessons in his efforts for all of us.
April 25th, 2013. Carbon dioxide often first springs to mind when considering greenhouse gas emissions, but there are other gases with a much higher global warming potential (GWP).
April 22nd, 2013. Suffer from cold feet? You might be able to avoid energy-sucking space heaters by using a heating pad.
April 20th, 2013. Cigarette butts are one of the most common litter items found on roadsides, beaches and waterways around the world. They aren’t just unsightly – cigarette butts are also toxic.
Whether you take small steps or huge leaps towards green living – remember, every action counts towards helping the environment!