10 eco-friendly tips to help save the planet

Freak weather, floods, bad air quality and animal extinction are affecting us more and more, as are governmental campaigns to save the planet. Even the corporate world has jumped on the bandwagon by offering us eco-friendly cars and other products. But what can we do? By making a few simple changes to the way we live, we can make a big difference to our lives and the lives of our children. At home - Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth and save 10,000 litres of water a year! - Have a shower Read more [...]

Easy Ways to Live Greener

to ensure that pro-planet types would no longer be ignored by legislators. But you don't have to be lobbying Congress to make a difference. Do your part by practicing these six habits each day In the Morning Brew "certified" coffee. A USDA Certified Organic label means it was grown using sustainable standards. Green "to go." Not brewing at home? Take a travel cup to your favorite java joint; they may fill it at a discount. At Work Double up. Configure your office printer or copy Read more [...]

4 Eco-Friendly Home Improvements

Homeowners put a lot of work into making the insides of their homes green, but the outsides are just as important. By incorporating more hardscaping features, such as patio stones, onto your property and by planting native plants (rather than sod or seed), you can significantly reduce the maintenance and water needed to care for your lawn. Strategically placed trees and shrubs will also provide your property with more shade, which can reduce the amount of energy needed to cool your home. Replacing Read more [...]

13 ways to help the environment

We have listed more than 10 ways to help the environment. We couldn't stop adding to the list. If you'd like, send us more ideas. Bike, use public transit, carpool to work, drive slower, keep your tires inflated One-third of all traffic is commuters. Use alternative transportation when possible. If you must drive, go slower with proper tire inflation. It saves both fuel and tires, and lowers emissions. It also saves lives. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Compost Reusing packaging material Read more [...]

10 ways to save fuel

This post offers eleven tips for improving your gas mileage. The most important are about style and speed, but every little helps. Getting better fuel economy is just one way to cut driving emissions.  In time we will also cover driving less, sharing more trips and choosing a lower carbon vehicle, but getting better gas mileage from your current car is a good place to start. 1: Monitor your fuel economy It may be boring, but it matters in two ways. Firstly, over multiple tanks of fuel Read more [...]