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Green living is a lifestyle that involves using one’s own resources to reduce dependence on the natural resources of the Earth. In this green living blog we discuss and review a wide range of eco-friendly products, services and companies who offer 'green' alternatives for you and your family. These can range from alternative diets and means of transportation or energy consumption to home recycling, green toys, gift ideas, greener shopping and pet care. Green living alternatives for the home and family.
The possible face of sustainability run out

The possible face of sustainability run out

Posted Fri, 11 Jul 2014 07:37:01 GMT by Anna Rodriguez

When we grow, the incredible result is often poverty and pollution. The corrections needed in our world mean we have to stop behaving as if we have the resources of 5 plants or even just 3. This is only "One Earth" and we must adjust accordingly - and immediately.

The possible face of sustainability run out

Writing Your Free Ticket for Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2014

Writing Your Free Ticket for Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2014

Posted Thu, 19 Dec 2013 19:14:32 GMT by Linden Volsun

Are you interested in ''how cities can contribute to the advancement of sustainable development and address issues including water, energy and waste?'' Think you could write 500-600 words on the topic?

Writing Your Free Ticket for Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2014

Masdar Sustainability Blogging Contest

Masdar Sustainability Blogging Contest

Posted Fri, 13 Dec 2013 12:29:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Masdar is launching its annual global sustainability debate at ADSW again. The blogging contest will appeal to a very wide range of people, focussing on cities and sustainable development.

Masdar Sustainability Blogging Contest

This trash blog is ecological gold

This trash blog is ecological gold

Posted Thu, 22 Aug 2013 11:49:02 GMT by Paul Robinson

When you seek the Fountain of Youth, you should not look any more in North America. The place is filling up quickly with waste of all shapes and sizes - check with Phil.

This trash blog is ecological gold

Is it wrong to eat meat?

Is it wrong to eat meat?

Posted Tue, 02 Jul 2013 07:59:05 GMT by Peter Roberts

Do we really need to eat meat so much in this world of drought and famine. Our body systems don't fit many of the fast food diets that we stick down our throats, so why not change?

Is it wrong to eat meat?

Greek Yogurt: Whey too much?

Greek Yogurt: Whey too much?

Posted Wed, 12 Jun 2013 12:54:48 GMT by Natalie Hummel

The environmental impact of Greek yogurt production. Greek style yogurt is made by removing the liquid whey, which is why it so thick and creamy. As such it requires much more milk to make it.

Greek Yogurt: Whey too much?

Bee Death - Simple Prevention Efforts You can Do

Bee Death - Simple Prevention Efforts You can Do

Posted Sat, 06 Apr 2013 11:13:49 GMT by Ashley O Connor

Colony collapse disorder (CCD) is badly affecting bees and many of 'the bee family', so what should and can we do to help?

Bee Death - Simple Prevention Efforts You can Do

Sea Turtles Dig the Dark

Sea Turtles Dig the Dark

Posted Mon, 11 Mar 2013 11:44:00 GMT by Natalie Hummel

Artificial lighting kills thousands of sea turtles every year, it disorients newborn sea turtle hatchlings, which are trying to find their way to the sea. The The Sea Turtle Conservancy has highlighted this environmental issue and is implementing a program to educate people and address the problem.

Sea Turtles Dig the Dark

China versus Japan; the winner: Pollution

China versus Japan; the winner: Pollution

Posted Tue, 05 Feb 2013 16:14:27 GMT by Dave Armstrong

When the Chinese began to exploit their coal reserves and started creating more electricity for their growing factories, they simply ignored many anti-pollution possibilities.

China versus Japan; the winner: Pollution

A carrier bag tax is coming to a shop near you

A carrier bag tax is coming to a shop near you

Posted Thu, 22 Nov 2012 10:33:05 GMT by Shameem Kazmi

It is likely before 2015 the government will announce an end to the free plastic carrier bag in England. But should a tax or ban be introduced on carrier bags?

A carrier bag tax is coming to a shop near you

Solar Learning from Nature

Solar Learning from Nature

Posted Fri, 28 Sep 2012 13:55:00 GMT by Chris Keenan

Copying the sun tracking ability of the sunflower could help solar panels become more efficient.

Solar Learning from Nature

The Green Deal: What's the hold up?

The Green Deal: What's the hold up?

Posted Wed, 19 Sep 2012 10:25:24 GMT by David Thomas

The Green Deal, a retrofit program to improve the energy efficiency of the UK's building stock is just weeks away from being soft-launched.

The Green Deal: What's the hold up?

Bird Conservation: A History

Bird Conservation: A History

Posted Fri, 14 Sep 2012 13:32:00 GMT by Ernie Allison

A history of bird conservation. The most well-known bird conservation organization is the Audubon Society.

Bird Conservation: A History

How Air Conditioning Is Heating Things Up

How Air Conditioning Is Heating Things Up

Posted Tue, 11 Sep 2012 11:55:00 GMT by Estelle Page

Air conditioning is a major contributor to global warming, and in more ways than one.

How Air Conditioning Is Heating Things Up

UK FiT scheme still offers healthy returns despite cut

UK FiT scheme still offers healthy returns despite cut

Posted Thu, 30 Aug 2012 07:07:36 GMT by Guest Contributor

Investing in solar power is still an attractive proposition for UK's homeowners, in spite of a reduction to the feed-in tariff (FiT) earlier this month.

UK FiT scheme still offers healthy returns despite cut

Hosting an eco-friendly bridal shower

Hosting an eco-friendly bridal shower

Posted Wed, 29 Aug 2012 13:25:00 GMT by Guest Contributor

There are ways to make any wedding shower a more environmentally-friendly event.

Hosting an eco-friendly bridal shower

Spreading green love with pies and recycled products

Spreading green love with pies and recycled products

Posted Thu, 23 Aug 2012 10:19:48 GMT by Robbert Sas

De Caravan, spreading awareness of the green, do-it-yourself-with-recycled-products-movement.

Spreading green love with pies and recycled products

Saving on Warehouse Energy Consumption

Saving on Warehouse Energy Consumption

Posted Tue, 21 Aug 2012 12:44:00 GMT by Chris Keenan

Exploring ways to increase the energy efficiency of old warehouse buildings.

Saving on Warehouse Energy Consumption

Solar panel trade war between China and the West?

Solar panel trade war between China and the West?

Posted Fri, 17 Aug 2012 13:16:08 GMT by Endre Rex-Kiss

Tensions are always running high between Chinese and western manufacturers, but it seems those tensions have finally spilled over into the solar industry.

Solar panel trade war between China and the West?

Create an Energy Efficient Garden

Create an Energy Efficient Garden

Posted Wed, 15 Aug 2012 17:14:55 GMT by Terry Carter

Outdoor spaces, like grassy yards or cultivated gardens, are by definition 'green.'

Create an Energy Efficient Garden

Air Source Heat Pumps Make Efficiency a Breeze

Air Source Heat Pumps Make Efficiency a Breeze

Posted Fri, 10 Aug 2012 08:34:51 GMT by Julian Jackson

Air Source heat pumps are an ingenious way of using the air to heat buildings. Essentially they act like a reverse refrigerator. Air source heat pumps create warmth, while reducing environmentally damaging carbon emissions, and more importantly to some people, cutting energy bills.

Air Source Heat Pumps Make Efficiency a Breeze

A balanced view of the peak oil situation

A balanced view of the peak oil situation

Posted Tue, 31 Jul 2012 21:02:31 GMT by Ashlea Jones

The peak oil debate is basically divided into three camps. Those who wish to save the world, those who wish to safeguard jobs, and others who take a pragmatic view that encompasses both sides of the peak oil argument.

A balanced view of the peak oil situation

Top recent government incentives for solar innovations

Top recent government incentives for solar innovations

Posted Tue, 24 Jul 2012 09:45:17 GMT by Endre Rex-Kiss

With several countries tied in legal knots attempting to meet their promised cuts of carbon emission incentives for solar power supplies and consumers seemed a perfect way to attempt to lower carbon output whilst subsidizing a home-grown business for their economies.

Top recent government incentives for solar innovations

Learning to Save Energy at Home

Learning to Save Energy at Home

Posted Tue, 17 Jul 2012 09:42:01 GMT by Lindsay Mineo

Save energy in every room in your house and cut down on costs using these ideas. Learn how to save energy at home without spending a fortune.

Learning to Save Energy at Home

Why you shouldn't eat Bluefin tuna

Why you shouldn't eat Bluefin tuna

Posted Wed, 11 Jul 2012 09:59:11 GMT by Lindsay Mineo

Stocks of Bluefin tuna are plummeting from over fishing. Tuna numbers and dangers from contamination are why you shouldn't eat Bluefin tuna.

Why you shouldn't eat Bluefin tuna

The Importance of a Tree Survey

The Importance of a Tree Survey

Posted Wed, 04 Jul 2012 08:42:36 GMT by David Jones

Tree surveys, bat surveys and habitat surveys can provide useful information. A tree survey can tell you if a tree is the habitat for rare or endangered species or simply provide information on the tree type itself.

The Importance of a Tree Survey

Unused electrical appliances wasting 1.3 billion a year

Unused electrical appliances wasting 1.3 billion a year

Posted Wed, 27 Jun 2012 07:25:51 GMT by Linden Volsun

Every year around £1.3 billion is wasted in the UK by gadgets, appliances and other electric products that are plugged in but not being used, says a new report.

Unused electrical appliances wasting 1.3 billion a year

Liquid Cooled LED Bulbs Ready For Summer

Liquid Cooled LED Bulbs Ready For Summer

Posted Sat, 16 Jun 2012 14:00:00 GMT by Linden Volsun

A new kind of LED light has been developed to not only be energy efficient but able to sustain a consistent and natural light, ideal for homeowner use.

Liquid Cooled LED Bulbs Ready For Summer

Your pond needs You!

Your pond needs You!

Posted Fri, 08 Jun 2012 10:01:26 GMT by Dave Armstrong

UK pond conservation is needed as garden ponds form quite a proportion of the 'safe' habitats for watery creatures.

Your pond needs You!

Wolf for Africa

Wolf for Africa

Posted Mon, 21 May 2012 17:29:33 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Advances in genetics assigned a new African wolf species, (Canis lupus), instead of its previous name, the golden, or Egyptian jackal.

Wolf for Africa

Cats who roar - Images of big cats from Genus Panthera

Cats who roar - Images of big cats from Genus Panthera

Posted Fri, 18 May 2012 09:00:36 GMT by Linden Volsun

Some images of big cats. From the genus Panthera, meaning 'great cats' or those who have the ability to roar. They are the lion, tiger, leopard and jaguar.

Cats who roar - Images of big cats from Genus Panthera

Top 10 Most Polluted US Cities

Top 10 Most Polluted US Cities

Posted Sun, 06 May 2012 11:55:00 GMT by Chris Keenan

Some of the most polluted US cities in 2012, according to a recent report by the American Lung Association.

Top 10 Most Polluted US Cities

Ridesharing website drives huge fuel and carbon savings

Ridesharing website drives huge fuel and carbon savings

Posted Fri, 13 Apr 2012 12:54:07 GMT by Linden Volsun

Ride sharing across to and from the UK and Europe. Around 775,000 tons of carbon emissions and 100 million gallons of petrol have been saved by the world's leading ridesharing website, carpooling.com.

Ridesharing website drives huge fuel and carbon savings

Odyssey 2050 - A climate change film to motivate young people

Odyssey 2050 - A climate change film to motivate young people

Posted Wed, 04 Apr 2012 09:55:00 GMT by Bruce Callow

Odyssey 2050 is a computer-animated feature film on climate change set to be released in 2013. Odyssey 2050 aims to educate and motivate young people to take positive action to help protect the environment.

Odyssey 2050 - A climate change film to motivate young people

Farmer harvests £8k a year from wind turbine

Farmer harvests £8k a year from wind turbine

Posted Wed, 21 Mar 2012 08:55:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Eco-friendly dairy farmer Uriah Godsell is set to reap up to £8,000 a year in energy bill savings after installing a wind turbine from Ploughcroft Renewables.

Farmer harvests £8k a year from wind turbine

Ship noise 'can harm whales'

Ship noise 'can harm whales'

Posted Wed, 08 Feb 2012 13:45:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Whales can be harmed by shipping noise, a new study claims to prove for the first time.

Ship noise 'can harm whales'

Inspiring landlords to take part in the Green Deal

Inspiring landlords to take part in the Green Deal

Posted Fri, 03 Feb 2012 10:35:00 GMT by Ben Holbrook

The UK Government are in the final planning stages of the Green Deal launch, their biggest home improvement scheme since the Second World War. The problems they face, however, are trying to get people involved and inspired enough to invest in the Green Deal.

Inspiring landlords to take part in the Green Deal

Making Sense of the Green Deal's Golden Rule

Making Sense of the Green Deal's Golden Rule

Posted Thu, 02 Feb 2012 08:30:00 GMT by Ben Holbrook

The Green Deal's success relies heavily on the experience of the early adopters. The government hope that these early adopters will spread the word and create a snowball effect which will inspire more and more people to jump on board.

Making Sense of the Green Deal's Golden Rule

The Green Deal and Home Insulation

The Green Deal and Home Insulation

Posted Wed, 01 Feb 2012 14:15:00 GMT by Ben Holbrook

Ask any green installer what they think about home energy and you will get the same response. There is no point fitting fancy home heating systems or micro generation units unless you have already invested in good insulation.

The Green Deal and Home Insulation

Sumatran elephant extinction looms large on the horizon

Sumatran elephant extinction looms large on the horizon

Posted Tue, 24 Jan 2012 01:15:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The unique pachyderm living on the giant island of Sumatra has halved in population since 1985. Some of the eight provinces have no elephants left, through conflict, capture and killing. The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has today come out declaring the urgent need for Indonesian action.

Sumatran elephant extinction looms large on the horizon

The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch is back

The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch is back

Posted Mon, 16 Jan 2012 18:00:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The Big Garden Birdwatch is back. The RSPB is also launching a schools backed bird watch for all children (and adults).

The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch is back

Protecting Canada's Boreal Forest

Protecting Canada's Boreal Forest

Posted Thu, 05 Jan 2012 10:16:34 GMT by Evan Fischer

The greatest concern currently facing most forested lands is logging, and it is an industry that is quite large in Canada. Although the Boreal Forest has not been subject to the massive operations that are decimating other forests around the world, it is estimated that up to 1% of the land included in this region is being permanently lost each year.

Protecting Canada's Boreal Forest

Cut carbon emissions and save on energy bills with PLANITHERM

Cut carbon emissions and save on energy bills with PLANITHERM

Posted Sat, 24 Dec 2011 20:47:36 GMT by Craig Dodsworth

The Earth Times caught up with Craig Dodsworth of Saint-Gobain Glass to find out more about PLANITHERM, the next generation energy saving glass that could help property owners save money - up to 28% on their energy bills.

Cut carbon emissions and save on energy bills with PLANITHERM

Of fish and Alzheimer's

Of fish and Alzheimer's

Posted Thu, 01 Dec 2011 11:40:00 GMT by Ines Morales

New research on the benefits of eating fish for Alzheimer's prevention.

Of fish and Alzheimer's

The Future of our Forests

The Future of our Forests

Posted Fri, 18 Nov 2011 00:55:00 GMT by Chris Keenan

Tree species migration. Due to climate changes caused by global warming, insect attacks, fires and diseases, a massive migration of trees is underway.

The Future of our Forests

Sustainable packaging ensures the best deal

Sustainable packaging ensures the best deal

Posted Sat, 12 Nov 2011 11:45:00 GMT by Chris Keenan

Making sustainable products is important, but it's becoming clear that sustainable packaging can be just as important. Instead of using an excessive amount of material that is difficult to recycle and produce, companies are turning their attention to smaller packages and reused materials.

Sustainable packaging ensures the best deal

China's Plans for Greener Pastures

China's Plans for Greener Pastures

Posted Sat, 05 Nov 2011 13:15:00 GMT by Chris Keenan

The Chinese government is implementing regulations to improve the country's environmental policies. Working with other countries, China and companies based out of the country are building large-scale eco-friendly projects that adhere to sustainable initiatives.

China's Plans for Greener Pastures

Working shifts linked to heart disease in women

Working shifts linked to heart disease in women

Posted Mon, 31 Oct 2011 21:45:00 GMT by Angela Munro

According to a recent study, the risk of heart disease could increase in women who participate in shift work. The study, conducted by The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, tested two groups of women for early signs of heart disease: those who worked in shifts and those who did not.

Working shifts linked to heart disease in women

Avoiding GMOs in the Restaurant

Avoiding GMOs in the Restaurant

Posted Tue, 25 Oct 2011 19:11:01 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

When you are not the one doing the cooking, it can be tricky to avoid eating foods made from genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Here are some ideas to help you navigate restaurant menus without compromising your principles.

Avoiding GMOs in the Restaurant

Melting ice, shrinking polar bears and hot potatoes

Melting ice, shrinking polar bears and hot potatoes

Posted Fri, 21 Oct 2011 11:55:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

It's been a busy week for the polar bear - global warming is taking them down a notch or two in the size stakes. Meanwhile US federal agents have waded into a polar bear scientific controversy. And back in the US courts, the polar bear is bearing the burden of action on climate change. Is it all getting a bit too hot to handle for the beleaguered bear?

Melting ice, shrinking polar bears and hot potatoes

Energy Bill Forecasts Cause Government to Take Action

Energy Bill Forecasts Cause Government to Take Action

Posted Mon, 17 Oct 2011 16:13:39 GMT by Steph Staszko

The rise in energy bills over the past year has sparked serious concerns as bill payers are the ones who have to suffer from the extortionate expenses. This article describes the latest UK energy price forecasts and the UK Government's reaction to the 'Big Six' energy providers and rising energy bills.

Energy Bill Forecasts Cause Government to Take Action

Clean Error: JinkoSolar plant, shut down three weeks ago, back in business

Clean Error: JinkoSolar plant, shut down three weeks ago, back in business

Posted Sun, 09 Oct 2011 19:20:00 GMT by David Vranicar

From civil unrest over pollution to U.S. complaints about Chinese environmental regulations, the reopening of the JinkoSolar plant is rife with storylines.

Clean Error: JinkoSolar plant, shut down three weeks ago, back in business

Clean Error: Apple reportedly addressing Chinese pollution

Clean Error: Apple reportedly addressing Chinese pollution

Posted Wed, 05 Oct 2011 13:02:19 GMT by David Vranicar

Technology giant Apple has reportedly been in dialogue with environmental groups in the wake of a scathing August report.

Clean Error: Apple reportedly addressing Chinese pollution

LEED Buildings: Good for us and the Environment

LEED Buildings: Good for us and the Environment

Posted Sun, 02 Oct 2011 17:12:00 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

LEED buildings have been gaining additional attention lately for their ability to make the most of available energy resources while supplying a healthy environment for inhabitants.

LEED Buildings: Good for us and the Environment

Another greentech battle brewing between U.S. and China

Another greentech battle brewing between U.S. and China

Posted Thu, 29 Sep 2011 14:30:01 GMT by David Vranicar

It looks like the United States is gearing for another trade battle with China. And if history is any indication, China is likely to invoke the environment to justify its policies.

Another greentech battle brewing between U.S. and China

Following uptick in unrest, China (and its media) promise changes on pollution

Following uptick in unrest, China (and its media) promise changes on pollution

Posted Fri, 23 Sep 2011 09:45:00 GMT by David Vranicar

The Chinese government, and the state-run media it controls, vowed that the nation will 'reevaluate and revise a series of environmental quality standards' over the next five years.

Following uptick in unrest, China (and its media) promise changes on pollution

Bacardi joins Coke

Bacardi joins Coke

Posted Thu, 22 Sep 2011 20:40:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Apart from the obvious combination, the two giant drinks companies have also both been certificated by the Carbon Trust this year. Bacardi join 500 other illustrious Carbon Trust members such as GlaxoSmithKline, who have finally, after several years, achieved 'global' certification, in 65 countries.

Bacardi joins Coke

Chinese solar panel plant shut down due to pollution, protests

Chinese solar panel plant shut down due to pollution, protests

Posted Thu, 22 Sep 2011 00:30:00 GMT by David Vranicar

As recent events prove, clean technology can be dirty: Chinese authorities have ordered the shutdown of a solar manufacturing plant on the heels of days-long protests.

Chinese solar panel plant shut down due to pollution, protests

Theo Chocolate - the ultimate in green chocolate

Theo Chocolate - the ultimate in green chocolate

Posted Wed, 21 Sep 2011 13:15:00 GMT by Lucy Brake

If you love your chocolate but don't like the sustainability practices that come with it, then try Theo's for a taste of delicious chocolate that also sustains the natural environment.

Theo Chocolate - the ultimate in green chocolate

Eco-Friendly Back to School Projects

Eco-Friendly Back to School Projects

Posted Tue, 20 Sep 2011 05:37:00 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

Teach your children how to go green when going back to school. The buying frenzy that often takes place during back to school days can quickly counteract many other honest efforts to lead an Eco-Friendly lifestyle.

Eco-Friendly Back to School Projects