ecofriendly

Six Tips to Pimp Your Garden and Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Take a look at the fruit and veg section of your local supermarket. Usually, you’ll see endless crates of carrots, rows of apples all the same shape and size, and runner beans that look like they’ve been neatly made by a machine. Worse still, you might see all of that produce wrapped in enough plastic to make yourself a passable three-person tent. Chances are it’s been flown in from all over the world, from growers who use harmful pesticides and fertilisers which drain every ounce o..

Inground Fibreglass Pool: Maintenance Checklist

If you’re a lucky owner of an inground fibreglass pool, then you’ve got it easier than the rest who have a concrete or vinyl pool because of the substantially lower maintenance requirements. Nonetheless, a fibreglass pool requires proper care and today you’re going to find out how to keep your swimming pool in mint condition year-round. Always use the cover You should cover up your pool whenever you’re not using it, no matter the season - it only takes a minute to uncover it in the..

Smart Ways to Prevent Unreasonably High Utility Bills

Regardless of your lifestyle, season, or the climate you live in, you’ll probably spend a big part of your paycheck on utility bills. Whether it’s heating, cooling, cooking, or washing your clothes – it all costs a lot. Luckily, there are a few more or less affordable things you can do to prevent this and only pay for what you actually spend. Update your appliances Let’s start with the biggest investment – switching from your old appliances to energy efficient ones, approved by E..

A sustainable way of life is at our doorstep, how should we let it in?

[caption id="attachment_1131" align="aligncenter" width="2340"] Source: hammerandhand.com[/caption] When building a house, most people are concerned with constructing and running costs. There is, however, one toll that many overlook, one that Mother Nature pays. Commercial and residential buildings account for a tremendous amount of global CO2 emissions— around 39% in the U.S. But, even if these figures do not bother you, sustainable design has much else to offer. Advancements in green tech..

Why you should consider LED lighting for your home

When you come to think about it, in some of the world’s oldest religious texts, as well as some of the earliest legends, we can clearly see human fascination with light. It is interesting how little changed in previous dozen millennia. Even today, in almost every aspect of our lives, the issue of light and illumination reigns supreme. Here, home decoration and home remodeling are no exception. However, no longer are we concerned solely with the visual aspect of illumination, as of latel..