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24 handy lemon tips

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Is there anything better than scent of a lemon? Lemons Lemons not only have a wonderful fragrance, but can also act as a green replacement for cleaning chemicals used around the home that aren't so environmentally friendly

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Rechargeable and disposable batteries – the environmental impact

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Rechargeable batteries are definitely better for the bank balance; but what about the environment? And where can they be recycled once they're worn out? Learn more in this article. articles & guides energy gadgets

Earth friendly air freshener tips

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I was an air freshener abuser. But in fooling my nose, I was also poisoning my immediate and wider environment. There are certainly greener ways to keep nasty smells at bay. articles & guides cleaning home

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Chewing Gum And The Environment

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Chewing gum? You could well be chewing fossil fuel. Cutting back on chewing or. bubble gum, or being especially careful of how you dispose of it, is just one of. the many little things we can do to reduce our environmental impact

Noise pollution

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Imagine a world without the excessive noise that humans create. Noise pollution is a very real problem, negatively affecting humans, animals and the wider environment

US Incandescent Light Bulb Phaseout

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In a small but important victory for the environment, the US incandescent light bulb. phase-out has begun - albeit amid some confusion. Here's what you need to know

Recycling styrofoam

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Styrofoam, or more accurately, polystyrene, is a common plastic product used in packaging that is leaving a terrible environmental legacy for generations to come. Learn more about polystyrene and pick up some tips on how to reduce or delay it from entering the waste stream

Uses for eucalyptus oil

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It just doesn't get more Australian than eucalyptus oil - discover some uses for this amazing oil around the home - it's a more earth friendly alternative to many common cleaning products we buy

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Hair products and the environment

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Hair sprays, waxes, mousse and gels. What's in this stuff that sits on our skin and ultimately ends up down the drain when we wash it out? It can be an environmentally toxic nightmare

Cooling food without electricity

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Looking for an environmentally friendly way to keep food and drinks cool without electricity? A pot-in-pot fridge, also known as a Zeer pot, just might do the trick. Great for emergency situations, there's no moving parts and it's cheap and easy to make

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Connecting Kids With Nature

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We can reduce, reuse and recycle all we like, but if we can't get our kids on board, it will be for nought. Our children need to reconnect with nature to help them understand the importance of these actions - and for the sake of their own health

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CFL disposal and recycling

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Compact Fluorescent Lamps have been gaining popularity due to incandescent bulbs being phased out, price decreases and their energy saving attributes - but disposing of the bulbs poses a challenge as CFL's contain a small amount of an environmental nasty - mercury

Help Solar Light The Developing World

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For millions of people around the world, the simple act of lighting a room is. not only an environmental hazard, but presents a direct health risk. We can help change that - for as little as 10 bucks

Leather and the environment

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I'm partial to leather workboots for their sturdiness - in fact, I like a lot of leather products; but aside from humanitarian issues, what effect do our leather purchases have on the environment? Learn more in this article

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Tissues And Our Forests

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Do the tissues you use contribute to the destruction of old growth forests? What we blow our noses into can impact negatively on the environment. articles & guides family personal care

Ceiling fans and roof turbines

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Whether it's summer or winter, ceiling fans and roof turbines can save energy - that's good for your bank balance and good for the environment

Green washing machines

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Front loading vs. top loading - what washing machine should you choose to help minimize the environmental impact of your clothes washing activities

Ant deterrent tips

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Ants are industrious critters and very beneficial to the environment; but at times they clash with human habitation and can become quite troublesome. Instead of reaching for insecticide there are other ways to deal with ants - pick up some tips in this article

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Indoor plants as air filters

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Indoor plants not only look great, they can also help clear your house of common environmental pollutants

Conservation Triage And Zombie Species

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So this is what it's come to - figuring out what species to save and those we allow to become extinct due to a lack of resources (and will). eco news

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Recycling And Reusing Greeting Cards

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Do you have a stash of greeting cards - Xmas, birthday, or whatever occasion - that you really don't want to keep any more? The recycling bin is certainly a greener option. than disposing. of them with your household waste, but they can also be reused

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Avoiding greenwashing

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While it's great to see what would appear to be concern from many businesses in regard to the environment, consumers need to be able to recognize greenwashing when making a purchase decision

Reusable bags

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Disposable plastic shopping bags are becoming a thing of the past in some countries, but they need to be replaced with something. In this article, I take a look at different types of reusable bags

Uses for egg cartons

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A common household waste item is the egg carton - it's waste that in many cases doesn't need to be taking. up space in landfill. Pick up some tips for making better use of egg cartons

Ugly Animals Need Protection Too

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One of the challenges of preserving biodiversity is the cuteness factor. eco news

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Tea and the environment

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Tea in its various forms is the world's most popular flavored beverage. Learn more about the environmental issues associated with the production of tea

Simple water saving tips

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The FAO has warned that within the next 20 years, two thirds of the earth's population could face serious water shortages. There are simple things that all of us can do to reduce our water usage. Pick up some tips

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One green thing

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What is one green change you have made in your life over the last 12 months? Your action, simple or complex; free, cheap or expensive, may help others who are working towards an environmentally friendly lifestyle

What is precycling?

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We're all familiar with the concept of recycling in order to help lighten our environmental footprint, but what is precycling all about? Learn more about what it is to precycle in this article

Recycling used engine oil

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Millions of gallons of used engine oil are dumped annually instead of recycled. Aside from the direct environmental issues, it also means millions more of gallons of crude oil needs be extracted. Learn more about the importance of recycling used engine oil and where you can find collection points

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Electricity saving tips

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The greenest watt isn't solar or wind power - and certainly isn't "clean coal" or nuclear. It's the one that doesn't have to be created. In the case of coal fired electricity generation, each kilowatt saved is over one pound of carbon emissions not generated. Pick up  electricity saving tips in this article and add your own

Composting Roadkill

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I shudder to think how many animals are killed globally each year as the result of collisions with vehicles. eco news

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Air conditioning and keeping cool indoors

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While our northern friends are shivering, in the southern hemisphere it's summer and a scorching one at that for many Australians. Some tips for keeping your house and you cool through a sweltering summer and points for consideration when purchasing and using an air conditioning system

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What Is The Tragedy Of The Commons?

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The term "tragedy of the commons" pops up on many environmentally themed sites when discussing sustainability, but sometimes it's not. explained

Clothes dryer efficiency tips

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If you need to use a clothes dryer regularly, here are some efficiency tips that will help reduce environmental impact and save you money

Bioprospecting And Biopiracy

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I recently came across the word "biopiracy" - something that happens when bioprospecting falls victim to good ole' fashioned human greed. So what do these terms mean

Are Ecigs Green?

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The answer to that is no - but are ecigarettes less harmful to the environment than smoking tobacco cigarettes? believe so

Traditional Medicines And The Environment

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Alternative and traditional medicine plays a very important role in human health; but by buying natural preparations, it's not a guarantee the medicine is environmentally friendly

Avoiding mosquito bites

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Is there anything worse than the sound of a mosquito when you're trying to sleep? Mosquitoes aren't just annoying, they can be deadly. Pick up some earth friendly tips for avoiding the dreaded mozzies this season

Versatile vinegar tips

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You can reduce the number of environmentally harsh and toxic chemicals used around your home by replacing them with more earth friendly, cheap and common substances such as vinegar. Here's 22 handy vinegar tips to get you started