Eco Newbie
Green at Heart, Saving the Planet one Plastic Bottle at a Time

Green at Heart, Saving the Planet one Plastic Bottle at a Time

Reusing or repurposing products is cost effective, besides being a green idea.  When buying products, one needs to be choosy.  Those products that are made from recycled material and which are recyclable themselves are preferable. Recycling benefits: Conserves natural resources Reduces greenhouse gas emissions by reducing the waste that goes to landfills and the amount […]

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Using or Making Non-Toxic Household Products

Using or Making Non-Toxic Household Products

Use the following household items: Lemon:  is useful against most household bacteria and leaves a pleasant fragrance. White Vinegar:  cuts through grease and gets rid of mildew and odours. Cornstarch:  is used to clean windows and carpets. Borax:  cleans, deodorises and disinfects. Making Cleaning Solutions: All-purpose cleaner:  Mix a ½ cup of vinegar and 2 […]

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Eco-living Tips

Eco-living Tips

Eco-Sabbath:  Once a week, for an hour or other set time period, don’t use any man-made resources – no buying, using electricity or answering your phone. Replace your disposables:  When these run out (razors, batteries, etc), replace them with reusable materials. Buy used goods:  Furniture, such as tables in good condition, costs a fraction of […]

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Being Frugal to the Nth Degree

Being Frugal to the Nth Degree

Let’s look at ways in which we save money. The kitchen and bathroom are the best places to start saving water: Purchase water-efficient appliances when looking to replace existing ones. Don’t be tempted to use dishwashers and washing machines before a full load is created. Plug the sink when washing dishes or vegetables and reuse […]

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Composting

Composting

Available resources are made use of in an eco-friendly home.  Recycle food scraps – making compost means we save money and reduce the amount of waste that is normally thrown away.  Composting is an excellent way to live green. Find a shady area within the garden.  A compost heap is between one and five cubic […]

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Eco-living is Healthy, Really

Eco-living is Healthy, Really

In modern times, we are indoors for most of the day, including the time spent in our cars.  And there’s no guarantee that the air we breathe is clean. Dust, dust mites, fungi, bacteria and viruses are some of the more common air pollutants.  Contagious illnesses and allergies are made worse by polluted air. In […]

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