Green Living Ideas for
Recycling and Reducing our Carbon Footprint
Living is all about recycling and
harnessing natural, sustainable resources, living a simple life and
to reduce a carbon footprint.
we are talking about carbon footprints, use our carbon
footprint calculator to see how big your footprint
= This is the keyword to
creating environment that is eco-friendly and for going green.
Whether you are a
flat-dweller, a home owner or homesteading, we can all do our bit
to help prevent more damage to our already ailing world. Why wait - go
green today! See our section on Ways
to go Green. We should be aiming at simple living,
being self sufficient, ways to recycle,
and ways to go green in your home and in your garden.
Of course, one great
is to go Straw
It is an ideal solution for people
living in places with no soil, small spaces or who want to recycle
their straw bales at the end of the season as mulch and compost an
existing garden that may have poor soil.
these days, building a strawbale house is cost-effective and a good
example of green architecture. Eco-friendly architecture comes
in all sorts of forms these days from mud brick homes, to using
timber. However, more people are looking for an alternative option that
is cheaper and quicker to build - having a straw
I remember as a teenager in the 70's
how distressed and disturbed I was when we studied pollution around the
world. But what has happened between what we knew then, and
what we know now?
The difference is that we knew it was there, but we did
nothing about it. Now, we acknowledge that the damage to the
environment has been done,
but we if we all work together, and look at how we contribute to
minimizing even more damage to our environment, we can make a
We hope that you will find this growing
resource an inspiration for green living and living a more simple life.
to save water in your house
. How to build a composting toilet
own. We will discuss rain
, solar power, wind turbines and living
off the grid
you are worried about the quality of your drinking water why don't you
read our article on water purifiers that use the sun to power a personal
solar desalination device.
messages for family members or roommates on a reusable message board.
GREEN LIVING TIPS FOR YOUR GARDEN
12 Tips on water
in your garden and how to cut those
water bills at the same time. And while we are talking about
conserving water in your garden, how about putting
up a water storage tank
or buying some rain
to catch the rain and
put it to good use.
Use vinegar in your garden to eliminate
pests and critters the natural way. For those of you who don't like
using pesticides and insecticides. Gardening
is the perfect solution. Also see our
section on natural
Take your food scraps,
leaves and lawn
clippings and any prunings and turn them into compost.
Learn all about Worm
Farming and how to set up a simple system to make
compost within 4 months.
GREEN LIVING FOR YOUR HOMES
More than 200, 000
live-off grid without the use of a municipal electricity supply. They
harness the sun's energy through solar power, and the wind's currents
using wind turbines. Visit our Living
section for more details.
Try our helpful
hints and household tips
to reduce the chemicals in your home and making
your own homemade
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ALTERNATIVE FUELS: RUNNING A CAR ON WATER - NO
The cost of gasoline and
days is ridiculous, unless you live in Middle Eastern countries where
it is still reasonable. So why is gasoline and petrol so expensive, and
do we go back to riding bicycles and donkey carts, or can we use an
alternative bio-fuel. I don't believe in the concept of bio-fuels,
because you are using space to grow fuel that should be used to feed
people, but what if you could run your can on water and gas?
Well you can! Run Auto With
works on 99.9% of vehicles including hybrids, diesel,
gas, and petrol. Your vehicle warranty is preserved and you can add or
remove the system in minutes. This system is SAFE for your vehicle and
requires no engine modifications. Click
more details of this fascinating breakthrough, and stop paying through
the nose to run your car!
GREEN LIVING RESOURCES
Not only do we have an online Green
Living magazine for you, but we also have instructional books for sale,
rain barrels, solar panels, wind turbines and composting toilets for
sale through our Country
Living Books section.
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