It is more important than ever to do what we can to help to reduce carbon emissions. When it comes to our cars, they are a necessity to get us to and from work and for running errands when we need them. But that doesn’t mean you can’t be as green as possible while running a vehicle.
Even if you can’t afford a brand new electric car, there are some things that you can do to make your car as eco-friendly as possible.
The world is going through an eco-revolution. Many people are becoming sick of city life and craving the kind of country living you see in magazines, with crops of apples, rustic wooden furniture, dogs and kids running wild… and chickens! There are many benefits to keeping chickens, aside from experiencing a rural side of life. To start with, they can produce eggs for you, meaning you’ll never be without a fresh, organic supply of one of the best sources of protein out there. However, there are lots of considerations you’ll need to make before committing to the project, including materials to buy, caring needs to be aware of, and what it really means to keep chickens in your backyard!(more…)
Sustainability is the number one concern for the modern household. If we are to maintain our living standards, we have to comply with the new regulations that are coming into force. There are several dates around the world that culminate in 2020, 2040 and 2050, regarding sustainability in living. Our commercial offices, transport resources and even our homes will change forever. So rather than ignore the benefits of this and wait for the change, how about you make these awesome alterations right now? Here’s how to make your home more energy efficient and comfortable to live in.(more…)
There might come a time in your life where you’ve had enough. You’ve been living in busy city areas for too long, and it’s just too much. The noise is getting to you, the number of people walking everywhere annoys you – and let’s not get started on the traffic!
So, you decide to put your house on the market and buy a home out in the sticks. It’s far from busy cities, meaning you’re living off-the-grid. This way of living seems attractive for a lot of reasons. However, there’s a lingering question that puts some people off. Is it actually possible to live off-the-grid? Can you do it, or will you need to constantly travel between your home and the city?
Well…it is possible – but only under certain conditions. Below, you’ll find a few ways to make living off-the-grid possible for you and your family:(more…)
There is so much more focus on greener living and being eco-friendly when it comes to the decisions you make and your home, that it is difficult to avoid it. You can make a big impact, just by changing a few habits with how you live and what you do in your home. Going through what we have all just been through with the global pandemic, it may have highlighted to you that you can make some changes to your home to help you be more eco-friendly. Small changes can have a big impact, and you may find that implementing these changes of habits can help you go on to bigger investments to help your home become more environmentally friendly. Whether you make personal changes to how you do things, invest in your home, or change your buying habits here are some of the best tips to help you get started. (more…)
If you have enough space and enough time to dedicate to it, you might be thinking about your own animals at home. You don’t need to have acres of land to keep a cow or a herd of sheep. Instead, you can just keep a few chickens in a pen in the garden. Why should you think about raising your own animals? What makes the time, work, and money needed worth it? (more…)
Now that the summer is coming to an end and the cold weather is on the way, it’s important that you start preparing your home. The cold weather and heavy rain can take a toll on your home so you need to find ways to protect it from the elements and avoid any damage. But you also need to think about keeping the house warm. If you aren’t careful, you could end up with some big energy bills and a freezing cold house. But there are plenty of simple things that you can do to make the house more comfortable and keep your energy bills down. These are the best ways to keep your home warm in the winter. (more…)
The title is a pretty misleading one for those that absolutely adore domestic life and the maintenance of their homes. If you’re passionate about your beautiful surrounding area and enjoy working on it constantly, then more power to you! The majority of people like things to be a little easier in terms of their domestic life. If most of us didn’t have to do the nitty-gritty stuff all of the time, then we’d be a lot more content overall.
Have you ever wondered how cute clothes from some brands can be so cheap? Many companies focus on providing fast fashion to consumers, and chances are, you have plenty of it in your wardrobe right now.
Fast fashion implies the streamlining of production to get the cheapest clothes to racks at the quickest rates. People keep returning to these fast fashion stores to follow fashion trends, and this means that the clothing they buy often ends up being thrown on landfills because they just keep on buying it. New and trendy pieces end up in stores each week, but this isn’t a good thing.
There are many other reasons for not buying into fast fashion too, such as:
The pay and conditions that some workers must put up with – fast fashion exploits workers
It can cost you more in the long run as you need to replace pieces that fall apart
The more you buy into fast fashion, the more you think differently about clothes -you don’t invest much in it monetarily or emotionally, it’s just to fill a gap
When you avoid fast fashion, you can fill your wardrobe with high-quality items that last, and actually, love what you wear.
What Can You Do About Fast Fashion?
There are a number of things you can do to combat fast fashion. This includes:
Buying From Handmade/Smaller Companies
Look into smaller and even handmade clothing companies you can buy from, and know which companies to avoid. You want to shop from high quality brands that are transparent about their manufacturing process and labor standards. You can also buy second hand on sites like Depop!
Avoid Buying Fakes
Don’t buy fake designer items. Counterfeit handbags and similar items actually have a darker background than you probably realize.
Look After Your Clothes
When you buy clothes, look after them. Don’t treat them like they are disposable.
Buy Clothes You Know You Can Mix And Match
You should be wearing these pieces more than once, which means you need to be able to mix and match them with different pieces. Weigh up the cost per wear (estimating how often you’ll wear it or how long you’ll keep it) and ask yourself if it’s worth it. Figure out your personal style, too – this will mean avoiding clothing that you won’t wear.
Sell Your Clothes On When You’re Done With Them
Don’t throw clothes away. Sell them on using sites like Depop or Poshmark, or give them to somebody you know will give it a good home. Social media can even be a good selling site these days.
Create A Capsule Wardrobe So You Don’t Feel The Need To Keep Buying
Put together a simplified ‘capsule’ wardrobe so you no longer feel the need to buy!
We’ve come a long way when it comes to our homes, perhaps, even, too far. In the early days, our homes were meant for little more than protection from the elements — the decor choices and so on were just not issues. Now, we spend a significant amount of time making sure our homes are as entertaining and beautiful as possible, and perhaps not enough time making sure that they’re able to do their primary job, which is to keep the outside, well, out. Below, we take a look at a few ways you can ensure that your home isn’t negatively impacted by Mother Nature.
It was recently revealed that almost two-thirds of e-waste in Europe does not end up in official collection and recycling programs. This data was released in a report from the Countering WEEE Illegal Trade project, which is funded by the European Union. This equates to more than six million tonnes of e-waste a year. 3.15 million tonnes of this e-waste was recycled in ways that fall outside of the law, 1.5 million tonnes was exported, 750,000 tonnes was simply thrown in the bin, and 750,000 tonnes was scavenged. But, why does your business need to be concerned with this? Read on to discover three pivotal reasons.
Business owners often bemoan the idea of making their office more friendly to the environment. It’s not so much that they don’t care about the environment. It’s just that there are so many things to consider! Where do you start?(more…)