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Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) And The Environment

May 12th, 2012.

Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) can be made from waste wood materials; even from recycled paper – but is it entirely environmentally friendly?

Refrigerator Tips – Save Cash And Reduce Environmental Impact

May 6th, 2012.

With electricity prices skyrocketing and energy efficiency an important part of a green living; a kilowatt-hour shaved from our consumption here and there helps our pocket and the planet; as does reducing food waste associated with refrigerator use.

Fast facts – consumption statistics

May 4th, 2012.

At a personal level, hyperconsumption is disturbing – but collectively, it’s simply mind-boggling. Some fast facts and statistics on consumption.

Ammonia – a viable, more environmentally alternative fuel?

April 25th, 2012.

When I think of ammonia, cleaning products and fertilizer spring to mind. It seems it can also be used as a "green" fuel for our cars; with vehicles requiring very few modifications to use it.

Weeds – useful plants just in the wrong location?

April 21st, 2012.

What is a weed? In many instances it’s just a plant in the wrong location. In this age of rapidly changing climate; perhaps we need to view weeds a little differently and take advantage of their many uses.

Animal-Tested Products On the Way Out?

April 15th, 2012.

Products we buy may still be tested on animals first. While the practice certainly hasn’t disappeared, it’s banned at various levels in some parts of the world. So how are some products tested now? 

Battery’ Children and Nature Deficit Disorder

April 9th, 2012.

We can reduce, reuse and recycle all we like, but if we can’t get our kids on board, it will be for nought. Our children need to reconnect with nature to help them understand the importance of these actions – and for the sake of their own health.

Earth friendly coffee habits

April 8th, 2012.

Pick up some green tips relating to coffee consumption

Is Treated Timber Environmentally Friendly?

April 3rd, 2012.

Is treated timber environmentally friendly? Learn a little more about the various chemicals used in wood products.

Noise pollution – an underrated environmental problem

March 27th, 2012.

Imagine a world without the excessive noise that humans create. Noise pollution is a very real problem, negatively affecting humans, animals and the wider environment.