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Give Your Garden Back To Wildlife

wildlife garden

If you’re reading this then you’ve no doubt heard about the alarming decline in wildlife in the UK over the last 50 years. You may be wondering what you as an individual can do about…

Beeny Urges Households To Switch To LED

Beeny Urges Households To Switch To LED

You’ve got to love the Beeny, not only is she the straight-talking presenter of numerous Channel 4 property shows, saviour of a historical building (Rise Hall) and all-round nice person, now she has turned her…

6 Green Tips You Can Do With Kids

green cooking with kids

On this blog I have generally focused on changes you can make to yours and your family’s lifestyle to bring it more into line with sustainability and preventing runaway climate change but today I want…

When Will We Have Our Collective Lightbulb Moment? (If Ever)

When Will We Have Our Collective Lightbulb Moment?

Politicians listen to voters (supposedly) and companies listen to customers (via spending habits at least) so wouldn’t you say that it is us regular folks who will be the driving force behind a concerted effort…

Water Saving Shower Heads Compared

Water Saving Shower Heads Compared

Since moving to my latest flat a couple of months ago I have been able to fully test the 2 eco shower heads that I have been given (my old flat had an electric shower…

We Suck At Home Energy Efficiency

House Energy Efficiency

I don’t know about you but I’ve had to get some of my winter clothes out of their “hibernation” because of this rather shitty weather we’re experiencing now and all hope of an Indian summer…

Zero Waste Week 2013 Is Here

zero waste week 2013

Setting yourself a challenge is a good way to shake off any bad habits or complacency that have snuck quietly into your life and for the 6th year running, green queen Rachelle Strauss (who I…

Longevity? It’s A Hearts And Minds Thing

Longevity? It’s A Hearts And Minds Thing

I’m not an eco-preacher and I do think in some sectors of manufacture, for example where hygiene is involved, that throwaway can work (as long as it biodegrades). But I do strongly believe that interiors…

What Everybody Ought To Know About Cloth Nappies

cloth nappies

“Cloth nappies….what?” “Eeuuuuu….Really?” “Don’t you have to boil them?” “How much?” “It will take too long, I don’t have the time.” These are among the various comments that we at Croydon Real Nappy Network (CRNN…

Pickles Faces Backlash Over Energy Efficiency U-Turn

Eric Pickles

Eric Pickle’s decision to backtrack on proposed energy efficiency legislation could see his department face a judicial review. The Department of Communities and Local Government’s (DCLG) ‘consequential improvement’ measures, which would have required that new…