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.

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.

The Greening Power Of One

April 28th, 2013.

A man in India has grown a 1,360 acre forest from scratch on his own – and there are some lessons in his efforts for all of us.

Teach them to love the insects’

July 14th, 2012.

When the Dalai Lama was asked the most important thing parents should teach their children, his response was (reportedly) ‘teach them to love the insects’.

Green Your Lawn – Reel mowers

May 19th, 2012.

A lightweight manual reel mower can cut your lawn maintenance related greenhouse gas emissions and help the environment; while providing you with some added exercise.

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.

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.

Recycled Plastic Uses – Composite Timber

March 14th, 2012.

Composite plastic timber products give new life to plastic and wood waste, recycling garbage bound for landfill into something useful that could last far longer than the original item.

Using indoor plants to clear the air

March 8th, 2012.

Indoor plants not only look great, they can also help clear your house of common environmental pollutants.

Say No To 2,4-D Based Weed Killers

February 25th, 2012.

2,4-D (2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid) is a chemical that was used in the infamous "Agent Orange" defoliant deployed during the Vietnam War. It’s also still being widely used today – and perhaps even in your own garden. There are more environmentally friendly alternatives.