Around 50% of all your energy bills go towards heating or cooling your house. So before you reach for the thermostat, why don’t you run check through our list and make sure you have the easy options covered! Let’s try and increase energy efficiency not decrease, you’ll be saving money and the planet!
Seems like everything we do these days pumps carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Eating, drinking, heating, cooling, walking the dog, the dog, buying clothes, wearing clothes, riding, driving, flying! Hell, you are putting CO2 into the atmosphere just by sitting there reading this blog.
But enough already! There must be something effortless, quick and painless that I can do to stop this madness, without having to sacrifice any of the things I enjoy, I hear you say.
Well, there is. Sounds too good to be true right? Read on…
Thanks for checking out this week’s blog for the ladies, concerning sanitary products. OK, so coming from a guy this may sound a little but contentious, but I consulted with my wife and she is happy for me to continue.
A hippy, as defined by the Oxford English Dictionary,
‘(especially in the 1960s) a person of unconventional appearance, typically having long hair and wearing beads, associated with a subculture involving a rejection of conventional values and the taking of hallucinogenic drugs’ –
(of a woman) having large hips. ‘she looked very hippy in her jeans’
As Bruce Lee once told us “Preparation for tomorrow is hard work today.”
And when I talk about doing the hard work today to be ready for tomorrow, I am of course talking about food shopping.
Continue reading “52 Ways to Reduce Your Environmental Footprint – 6. Preparation is Key”
Takeaway drinks. If ever there was a poster child for unsustainable choices, I think takeaway drinks would win, hands down. Continue reading “52 Ways to Reduce Your Environmental Footprint – 5. Takeaway Drinks”
With Christmas on the way (only 3 months to go…), perhaps now is a good time to remind everyone that there is a better way to reward your kids than buying toys that quite often are forgotten about by the end of the holidays. Continue reading “52 Ways to Reduce Your Environmental Footprint – 4. Toys”
Water – A finite resource but essential to life on earth. Continue reading “52 Ways to Reduce Your Environmental Footprint – 3. Take a Shower Together”
Last year there was a very powerful video posted by the Leatherback Trust of a turtle with a plastic straw stuck up her nostril . This example highlights the very real impact straws are having on wildlife.
Continue reading “52 Ways to Reduce Your Environmental Footprint – 2. Straws”
Researchers at the Ellen Macarthur Foundation have found that by 2050 there could be more plastic in the ocean (by weight), than fish (Source: The New Plastics Economy: Rethinking the future of plastics). This could be up to an astonishing 900 million tonnes of plastic. Continue reading “Do you want plastic with that?”