articles & guides

Green alternative uses for beer

July 30th, 2013.

There are so many uses for beer aside from drinking it, using it in cooking or wasting it. Beer can sometimes replace environmentally harsh products for a variety of tasks.

The case for peeing outside

July 21st, 2013.

Want to save at least a thousand of gallons of drinking water a year and get your garden or compost heap really cranking? Just pee outside.

Seasonal Energy Storage

July 12th, 2013.

Seasonal Energy Storage is a fancy term relating to something humanity has been doing for a very long time – burning wood and other biomass. Seasonal Energy Storage could play an important role in a renewable energy future.

Air conditioner choices and tips for staying cool inside

July 3rd, 2013.

Pick up some green tips for keeping your house, your pets and yourself cool through a sweltering summer and points to consider when choosing and using an air conditioner.

Deterring and dealing with ants

June 25th, 2013.

Ants are industrious critters and very beneficial to the environment; but at times they clash with human habitation and can become quite troublesome. Instead of reaching for insecticide there are other ways to deal with ants – pick up some tips in this article.

What is GreenPalm?

June 22nd, 2013.

Sustainable palm oil is a very important topic – more than most of us realise. So what is GreenPalm and is it effective?

Disposable Paper Vs. Plastic Reusable Cups

June 17th, 2013.

What is the more environmentally friendly product usage – disposable paper cups made from post-consumer paper waste or a plastic reusable cup?

Preventing blocked drains the earth friendly way

June 5th, 2013.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, or in this case – an ounce of enzyme is worth a pound of caustic soda; or a hundred bucks spent on a plumber.

Energy Efficiency – tips for saving electricity

May 30th, 2013.

Energy efficiency is the low hanging fruit of greenhouse gas reduction. By taking a little care with how we use electricity in our homes, we not only lighten the load on the environment, but we can save cash too.

Some Assembly Required

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.