Archive for the ‘Carbon Footprint’ Category

So have yourself an eco-friendly Christmas now…

Ten tips to make sure that your Christmas is merry, bright, and green.   1. Swap your Christmas lights No Christmas is complete without some lights twinkling away! However, all that added electricity consumption is not great for the environment. Opt instead for Christmas lights with LED bulbs; they may cost a little more at [...]

Bicycle. Bicycle!

In the warmth of summer I bought a bicycle. I was smitten with my purchase: an absolute bargain I’d found on Gumtree and travelled (rather traumatically) into the depths of Thurrock to retrieve.    En route to each destination its raised handlebars gave me a ladylike and graceful silhouette. The envy of all onlookers as I [...]

A song for Global Warming

More than 340 different green, environmental, conservation, organic, wildlife, recycling organisations – including the Friends of the Earth Czech Republic, Christian Ecology, Transition Voice, Fossil Free Yale, BBC Gardeners World, Organic Council of Ontario, Sumo Wholefoods, – in 31 countries like the lyrics to the Global Warming song – now it’s on YouTube!

The heat is on for householders

Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker has confirmed that heat generated by solar thermal panels, biomass boilers and heat pumps, could reward participating householders by being paid hundreds of pounds a year

Green Deal is inspiring energy saving action

New research shows the Government’s Green Deal is inspiring people across the UK to install energy saving home improvements.

Energy saving measures boost house prices

Making energy saving improvements to your property could increase its value by 14 per cent on average – and up to 38 per cent in some parts of England

Walking to work wins the bet

We’ve all got a ‘wish-list’. Most of them probably have common themes. Who wouldn’t want to be carrying a little more spare change in their pocket and a little less weight around their waistline? Being generous to charities and the natural environment are also among the personal goals I have set myself this year. My [...]

Keebunga – product transparency at it’s best!

Can I really trust that old saying ‘It does what it says on the tin’? Not if I’ve just bought a tin of ‘beef’ meatballs it seems! The horsemeat scandal has driven yet another nail in to my consumer confidence coffin. But one company’s transparency is allowing me to see a little bit of light [...]

Carbon Paw Prints

Sit. Beg. Roll over. Stop hurting the environment. Good boy. Did you know that your dog may be the biggest polluter in your house? It is suggested that a medium sized dog has a carbon foot print bigger than a 4.6 Toyota Land Cruiser. Yes, I was confused too but it all adds up. The [...]