A Guide to UK Solar Panel Grants

A quick glance around any neighbourhood in the UK will reveal many homes with solar panels in situ. They don’t work for every homeowner, but if your property has a south-facing roof, or even an east to west facing roof, you could save money on your energy bill and get paid for generating electricity. What’s […]

Top Tips for an Eco-Friendly Christmas

Guest post by Gemma Reeves* Living an eco-friendly lifestyle does not stop at eating organic food or choosing organic and environmentally-friendly products, you can celebrate special occasions such as Christmas with an eco-friendly outlook  too. Try these great tips: 1. Use eco-friendly decorations. Ditch the commercial type of decorations you usually buy from department stores, and start […]

How to Reduce Your Home’s Carbon Footprint

Guest post by Dylan Snyder* Homeowners today have the ability to reduce their carbon footprint with a combination of simple changes, modern tech, and practical green tips. The US’ Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines a carbon footprint as “The total amount of greenhouse gases that are emitted into the atmosphere each year by a person, family, […]

#30 Days Green

This July, we challenge you to go green or at least a bit greener! Admittedly we have stolen this idea from the Wildlife Trusts 30 Days of Wild but good ideas need sharing. Its a very simple idea. Can you do something green every day throughout July? That’s 30 simple, fun and exciting (OK so some of […]

Planning an Eco-Friendly Home Renovation

Guest post by Stacey Cooper* If your home is in need of an update, investing in environmentally sustainable or eco-friendly upgrades is not only good for the environment, it can be good for your wallet too – especially when you consider that over time, eco-friendly choices are likely to increase your home’s value too. Choose Your Flooring […]

3 Ways To Mitigate The Impact Of Plastic Waste – A Leading Cause of Ocean Contamination and Global Warming

Guest post by Erich Lawson* Waste management is a major challenge. One of the biggest contributors to ‘waste’ is plastic. A majority of our day to day products are either made from plastic or are packaged with plastic. However, a major consequence of this is, plastic waste has become one of the prime pollutants of our […]

Recycling education: are we in need of a new curriculum?

By Dr. Aidan Bell, director at EnviroBuild.* In 2015, the ‘waste from households’ recycling rate for England dropped below 44% for the first time since 2011. The latest statistics from the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) revealed that the amount of household waste being recycled by English homeowners dropped from 44.8% in […]

The Benefits of Organic Food

Written by Joe Thomas* Surprisingly, considering information is widely available, a lot of the population is still confused about organic food and its benefits. Organic food, be it plant or animal based, is anything that conforms to organic farming standards. These vary worldwide of course, but in the United Kingdom they are set by organisations such […]