Rechargeable and disposable batteries – the environmental impact

September 4th, 2013.

Rechargeable batteries are definitely better for the bank balance; but what about the environment? And where can they be recycled once they’re worn out? Learn more in this article.

Portable evaporative air conditioner – MightyKool

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.

Phantom Electricity Loads = Higher Power Bills And Carbon Emissions

August 2nd, 2012.

Many people are still unaware unplugging appliances or switching devices off at the power point they are connected to when not in use is good for your wallet and for our planet.

Save energy, emissions and money with ceiling fans and roof turbines

July 21st, 2012.

Whether it’s summer or winter, ceiling fans and roof turbines can save energy – that’s good for your bank balance and good for the environment.

Disposing of Compact Fluorescent Lamps

January 7th, 2012.

Compact Fluorescent Lamps have been gaining popularity due to incandescent bulbs being phased out, price decreases and their energy saving attributes – but disposing of the bulbs poses a challenge as CFL’s contain a small amount of an environmental nasty – mercury.

US Light Bulb Phase-out – What You Need To Know

January 3rd, 2012.

In a small but important victory for the environment, the US incandescent light bulb phase-out has begun – albeit amid some confusion. Here’s what you need to know.

Beginners guide to solar panels

December 12th, 2011.

Take a some silicon, glass, aluminium and wiring, apply some rays from the sun and you have a electricity generation system running on renewable energy. A part of my beginners guide series on solar power, learn more about how solar panels work, the different types and costs involved.

Our Love Affair With Gadgets Costs More Than Money

October 23rd, 2011.

We’ve gone ga-ga for gadgets, but it’s come at a high price to our hip pocket and to the environment.

What to look for in LED lighting

October 10th, 2011.

Replacing incandescent bulbs with LED lights can cut your electricity and related carbon emissions, but buyers should be aware of certain factors before purchasing an LED product. Pick up some tips from James of Lighting Matters; plus a special discount on Cree LED products for GLT readers.

Solar shower bag – saving water and gas when camping

April 21st, 2011.

Like to camp in the great outdoors, but the idea of going for days without a wash isn’t for you? Consider a solar shower bag – it’s an economical, earth friendly, water and energy efficient way of staying clean while out roughing it!