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What Is A Carbon Footprint?

You have probably heard the term 'carbon footprint' in the media several times over the last two decades. While the term is now relatively widespread, its meaning is often misunderstood. However, with climate change seemingly here to stay, it is a term that now has more relevance than ever before. Carbon Footprint explained Read More »

Safe Green Cleaning Tips to protect your Family Health.

Its not an easy task to keep your place looking clean, sanitized and presentable sometimes. There are so many tasks to do and so many chemicals to do them with, so no wonder we often don't feel like doing it. Most modern products however contain a number of chemicals of questionable safety, keeping labels warning us to keep away from children, hazardous, poison and similar labels that sound pretty ominous. Thankfully, you can dispose of these safely and move on to much more environmentally and family-friendly alternatives that could already be found in your home. The following tips will give you some details on what you can do: Read More »

Green Coffee Bean Extract: What Is It And What’s It Used For?

Coffee often gives a refreshing start to an otherwise groggy morning! With Coffee estates growing an increasing variety of coffee beans; coffee brands setting up global coffee house chains; brew masters creating the right blends to titillate our taste buds and dieticians recommending ‘green coffee bean extract,’ for better health…this traditional drink has come a very long way! What is Green Coffee Bean Extract? Read More »

Helpful and Creative Ways to Use Green Tea.

Let’s face it, green tea has many benefits. Like Batman’s trusty utility belt, it is filled with helpful items meant to fight the bad guys (in this case, bad health.) Tea has been around for centuries. The plant, Camellia sinensis, is the common origin for all types of non-herbal teas. Exposing these leaves to varying levels of oxidation creates a unique taste and aroma formulating each type of tea. Oxidation involves exposing the tea leaves to air. The longer these are kept exposed, the more potent the aroma and flavor becomes. Green teas, Yellow or White tea leaves require an early harvest; undergoing a very simple oxidation process to help create a subtle yet distinct taste. Apart from the regular health benefits it provides, drinking tea features other, more unusual uses. Here’s a quick rundown of some of its more exceptional uses. Read More »

Eating Green To Prevent Osteoporosis.

As we grow older and older, our bones continue to lose mass and our risk for developing osteoporosis grows. In particular, menopausal women are at a high risk for developing weak and brittle bones. The good news is that a healthy diet can help prevent this deterioration and even help reverse it. In particular, eating natural, organic greens can make a huge difference. Read More »

Green Tea For Weight Loss And Other Wonder Foods.

We all know that eating too much, eating the wrong foods and not exercising enough will make us gain weight. We know that gaining too much weight is not healthy, and puts a strain on our heart, arteries, endocrine system, joints and liver. It can also affect our fertility, state of mind, and ability to function effectively at work and home, as we juggle the demands of everyday life. Often weight gain can be from consuming too many calorie high, nutrient low foods, so, ironically, as well as gaining weight we may also develop nutritional deficiencies. Is it possible, though, to eat to lose weight? Seems like a contradiction in terms. The encouraging answer is yes! Read More »

The Worldwide Impact Of Growing Crops Under Cover.

The food industry has long realised that growing food in controlled environments is essential to supplement food supplies. There are some countries who have adapted well to the growing of food under cover of glass or polytunnel and it's these countries which have increased their own food supply to a level which enables them to support their own population and export the rest. Read More »

Inspire Your Neighbours with Your Eco-Lifestyle.

With modern improvements in home building, home buyers are now able to by eco-friendly homes to reduce their impact on the environment. Eco-friendly building methods include using materials that are friendly to nature and which require less energy to produce. You can further reduce your carbon footprint by using energy efficient products in your home and managing your water and waste effectively. Read More »

Farming Becoming More Attractive.

Large-scale farming in Britain has been in decline for several years now, but a new interest in small farming could be just what is needed to boost the UK’s agriculture industry. Read More »

Top Five Green Roof Ideas: Home Improvement.

Green roofs are such a simple idea that’s when people see one for the first time the common response is, “Gee, what a neat idea!!” Although Europe got a head start of the US in the idea of living roofs, AKA:”Green Roofs”, the US is catching up. The Green Roof idea is applicable to pretty much any type of building…. big or small, private or public, home or commercial. Green roofs date at least back to the early Vikings who used to use live sod for the roofs of some of their homes. Today you can see their descendants on the Faroe Islands using the same basic idea. But modern technology has truly expanded what’s possible with the idea of plants growing on roofs. Read More »

Go Green,Better Insurance: How Going Green Lowers your Insurance Costs.

The Eco bandwagon is now part of the domain of the insurance industry. The industry is rewarding green homes and green cars. You can now cover your house and car by purchasing “green” policies. If your home is destroyed in a fire, earthquake or other such disaster, upcoming policies will pay to rebuild a green home for you. If you purchase a hybrid car or drive less, your insurance company will make sure you benefit for it. Read More »

Keep The House Warm And Not The Planet.

Winters all over the globe are getting harsher and colder. More snow and rain does mean that we are turning up our thermostats for longer and up to higher temperatures just to keep our homes and businesses comfortable. We are buying more logs for our wood burners and generally doing all we can to keep warm through the winter months that we now know will get more extreme weather and generally be less comfortable than in recent years. With the cost of living seemingly forever increasing and our salaries remaining pretty stagnant, we have to make do more and more in our daily lives. Unfortunately, keeping our buildings at safe temperatures is not something we can compromise on easily. Of course we can wear more clothes indoors and leave the heating off just a little longer but for those who live in the coldest areas of our country that is not sufficient. Read More »

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