articles & guides

Greening Dying – The Advance Directive

December 13th, 2012.

I’ve published a couple of articles concerning death on Green Living Tips, but this piece is about the period prior to death when we’re on the downhill run – and won’t bounce back. Yes, we can even prepare to make our final curtain call a little more environmentally friendly too.

Xmas Gifts – About The “Thought That Counts”

December 7th, 2012.

Discarded and unwanted Christmas gifts this year will collectively have a value of billions of dollars. Not only does this represent a huge financial impact, but also a considerable environmental cost too.

Too Late On Climate Change

December 3rd, 2012.

We may be too late to avoid some very serious impacts of climate change; but we can perhaps still dodge the very worst it could be. It’s also time to be considering how to deal with an unpleasant future that is closer than many of us may realize.

Organic food labeling terms – what do they mean?

November 27th, 2012.

There’s still a little greenwashing going on in the world of organic food, the degree varying country to country. Learn more about what the various organic food labeling terms mean in different regions of the world.

How stuff is recycled

November 22nd, 2012.

We take bottles and cans in for recycling or if we’re lucky, we have access to kerbside recycling – but what happens after the waste has left our hands? A brief look at how paper, aluminum and steel cans, glass and plastic bottles are recycled into more of the same.

Organic Material And Oil

November 19th, 2012.

How much organic matter is needed to create a gallon of crude oil (petroleum)? Literally a truckload – actually, many truckloads.

Recycling – getting crafty with plastic bags

November 13th, 2012.

Handy with knitting needles, a sewing machine or crochet hooks? Here’s some links to interesting and useful craft items you can make from plastic bags, complete with photos and instructions!

Trees and our toilet paper

November 7th, 2012.

The type of toilet paper you choose has an impact on the environment; and some toilet paper products have misleading labeling. Millions of trees are destroyed each day to make toilet tissue. Find out how to be a little more earth friendly when wiping your butt :)

Tragedy Of The Commons – An explanation

October 30th, 2012.

The term ‘tragedy of the commons’ pops up on many environmentally themed sites when discussing sustainability, but sometimes it’s not explained

Advantages and disadvantage of nuclear energy

October 24th, 2012.

Is nuclear energy green – and perhaps the answer to our energy needs? Some advantages and disadvantages of nuclear power.