Tips from the Tree People Centre: make a Green Roof! The next time you feel like doing something nice for the planet take a trip to The Tree People Centre in Los Angeles says Michael Norton in his book … Continue reading Tips from the Tree People Centre: make a Green Roof!
A bath and a washing machine both use 80 litres of water, a power shower uses 70, a dish washer 35, flushing a toilet 9. A garden hose will use 450 litres an hour. All this is almost free if … Continue reading a garden hose will use 450 litres of water an hour!
Fight the army of tree killers! If you love trees, and who doesn’t, these facts will make your blood boil. 7 million tonnes of paper are thrown away every year in the UK alone. It requires 80 million trees … Continue reading 7 million tonnes of paper are thrown away every year in the UK alone. It requires 80 million trees to make this paper!
Share your car for the planet! Whether you are using your car for shopping, or going to the movies, or to take your kids to school, you can change your driving habits by sharing it for the sake of the … Continue reading Car sharing would save 648 kg of carbon dioxide over one year, the same as that absorbed by 216 trees!
How to save energy while heating and cooling your home with the help of the sun and greenery! The truth is that as much as half the energy used in homes and in commercial buildings goes into heating and … Continue reading Let the sun & greenery heat and cool your home for you!
Your carbon footprint for taking a bath We all enjoy a good bath! And Mike Berners-Lee tells us what our carbon footprint can be around this daily pleasure in his thoughtful book How Bad Are Bananas?” The Carbon Footprint of … Continue reading Our carbon footprint by taking a bath!
Bananas and our carbon footprint! Who does not like bananas? Most of us love them so it is nice to know that they are brilliant choices for our carbon footprints says Mike Berners-Lee in his book How Bad are Bananas? … Continue reading Bananas are good for the planet!
Our liking for cut flowers and the Planet! The horrifying truth about our planet is that we are globally cutting down or burning about 13 million hectares of rainforest per year. A hectare of deforestation causes 500 tonnes CO2e: … Continue reading We can all do without cut flowers for the planet!
are us, we admit it. But we are also the Planet’s Best Guardians because we never ever shop till we drop, we never waste money on wrinkle creams! and we never buy beauty that maims rabbits! Continue reading The Planet’s Sleepiest Creatures…
Friday’s flowers line up Eco Presents We can even be very green while giving gifts for birthdays, weddings, retirement, and any other event. Gift a tree for life. Dedicate a tree in someone’s honor, or give a ‘’Grow-a-tree” kit. In … Continue reading Give Eco Presents home made!