articles & guides

Reducing the environmental impact of clothes dryers

October 18th, 2012.

If you need to use a clothes dryer regularly, here are some efficiency tips that will help reduce environmental impact and save you money.

Chewing Gum And The Environment

October 10th, 2012.

Chewing gum? You could well be chewing fossil fuel. Cutting back on chewing or bubble gum, or being especially careful of how you dispose of it, is just one of the many little things we can do to reduce our environmental impact.

Heating your home with wood – consider efficiency and the environment

October 5th, 2012.

There’s nothing quite like the cheery glow of an open fire. But not all wood heating options are created equal when it comes to efficiency and environmental impact.

Which is greener – plastic wrap or a reusable container?

September 29th, 2012.

What is more environmentally friendly – using plastic wrap or reusable plastic containers? Like so many aspects of going green, the answer depends on a number of factors.

Biopiracy Threatens The Future Of Food

September 22nd, 2012.

I recently came across the word "biopiracy" – something that happens when bioprospecting falls victim to good ole’ fashioned human greed. So what do these terms mean?

Hair spray, mousse, wax and gel

September 20th, 2012.

Hair sprays, waxes, mousse and gels. What’s in this stuff that sits on our skin and ultimately ends up down the drain when we wash it out? It can be an environmentally toxic nightmare.

Ecigarettes And The Environment

September 16th, 2012.

The answer to that is no – but are ecigarettes less harmful to the environment than smoking tobacco cigarettes? I believe so.

Tips for saving water

September 12th, 2012.

The FAO has warned that within the next couple of decades, two thirds of the earth’s population could face serious water shortages. There’s simple things that all of us can do to reduce our water usage. Pick up some tips.

Traditional Medicines – Natural Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Environmentally Friendly

September 6th, 2012.

Alternative and traditional medicine plays a very important role in human health; but by buying natural preparations, it’s not a guarantee the medicine is environmentally friendly. 

Telecommuting for a greener workplace

September 5th, 2012.

Ever dreamed of working from home? Telecommuting is a great way to reduce work related travel; which saves you and your company money and time – and can also cut greenhouse gas emissions.