How Does The UK Compare To The Rest Of The World For Recycling?

Guest post by Dean Willshee* After last year’s disappointing recycling statistics were released, showing that the UK’s recycling rate had actually fallen between the 2014/15 period and the 2015/16 period, it is important to put it into perspective. The period of 2000 to 2017 has been one of significant growth for UK recycling rates. The […]

Pros and Cons of the Top Off-Grid Energy Sources

  Guest post by Emma Metson* Off-grid energy sources are those that are not connected to the electricity grid. They’re also called stand-alone power systems which generate electricity using renewables. Perfect examples of renewables are hydropower, solar, wind, geothermal, and biomass. According to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, nearly a third of […]

Offshore Wind Farms Are Really Booming

Guest post by Sam Brown* In terms of renewable energy sources, there are a number of options. While solar, biomass, and geothermal technologies are all viable approaches to cleaner energy provision, wind is leading the way in innovation and investment, thanks to new offshore wind farms. While the investment in renewable energy sources has been […]

50 More Ways To Save Energy – Infographic

Intro by Guest Blogger: Maggie Baker* Energy conservation efforts have made headlines over the last few years, but many people still don’t understand the importance of reducing energy consumption. Why should you make an effort to conserve energy at home? Here are some of the many benefits of living in an energy efficient home: Lower […]

A Guide to UK Solar Panel Grants

Guest post by Elena* 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 […]

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 […]