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5 Top Tips To Reduce Food Waste

Many homes have now got on board with recycling waste in the home. However many people do not realise that one of the biggest waste products going is food waste! Each year the UK produces more than 7 million tonnes of food waste. This waste ends up going into landfill, using valuable space and decomposing which produces tonnes of methane which escapes into the environment. This can be simply changed if peop ...

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Doublethink – Misplaced Trust In New Environmental Initiatives?

If George Orwell's tale of a bleak dystopian future - Nineteen Eighty-Four - has taught us anything it's that, rather than back-room conspiracies , language is one of the biggest weapons of control that can be used against a population. Published in 1949, Orwell's seminal work described in detail the inner workings (even if they do remain cloudy) of the totalitarian government The Party, and the tyranny end ...

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The Benefits Of Installing Shutters

When homeowners consider things they can do to improve the livability and value of their homes, they often think of large, difficult, expensive projects. For most people, structural renovations, extensive repairs and landscaping projects top the list. These are good ideas, but there are also less expensive things a homeowner can do to make their home more pleasant for them or for prospective buyers. One suc ...

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Why Timber Buildings Are The Best Homes For The Environment And For You

Over the past few decades a snobbery has emerged about timber buildings. Some people think they are inferior to brick or concrete buildings. But that perception is changing now. People have become much more environmentally aware and realise the importance of buildings and homes that cause the least environmental impact. People have also become aware of the amount of energy they use in their homes. Timber bu ...

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Ten Delicious And Edible Plants You Didn’t Know You Could Grow Indoors

1) Strawberries Strawberry plants tend to sprout little white flowers before the berries themselves start growing, but strawberry plants tend to last and bear fruit for 3 years so even though they do need to be fertilized quite often – they’re worth it. 2) Bonanza Dwarf Peach Tree Should be kept in a sunny place, preferably near a window, with temperatures ranging from 50-55°F while it’s growing but once it ...

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Going Solar Has Never Been Easier

Going Solar Has Never Been Easier There's never been a better time to retrofit your home with solar panels. The United States is the second largest consumer of electricity in the world and the demand for electricity will continue to rise for the next 30 years. As demand rises the costs will follow and with costs rising many homeowners are looking at alternative energy production. How solar works Installing ...

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Discover The Magic Of Energy Efficient Gadgets

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past ten years you’ll undoubtedly have seen the influx in the popularity of going green, and no we don’t mean as in fashion and the colour; sustainability and people doing your bit for the environment is something that’s growing by the day. Not only will you be able to put a spring back in your step by doing your bit, you’ll also notice an increase in your bank ...

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Musicians Who Eat, Drink, And Breathe Green

The green movement is indeed a force to be reckoned with.  Millions upon millions of dollars are spent each year on promoting green education, including conservation efforts.  Forbes Magazine reported an independent study (administered by Verdantix) that predicted green spending in the US will increase from $28 billion in 2010 to $60 billion by 2014.  Those are a lot of consumer dollars floating around, and ...

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Home Energy Tips To Save Money This Winter

Home Energy Tips to Save Money this Winter Good old winter is just around the corner and it's time to start thinking about what you can do to save money this season. If this cold weather season is anything like the last winter then we are in for a long cold winter. There are some really easy things you can start doing now prepare your home for the cold season that will help you save money. Energy Efficient ...

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Make Your Home Greener

There is a lot more pressure now on everyone to ensure that they are being as green as possible to reduce their carbon footprint as much as possible. There are many ways which we can help save energy and reduce our carbon footprint. Many of the ways which we can do this is very simple which we can implement into our everyday lives. Turn It Off Everyone underestimates how much energy leaving your television ...

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