Getting committed

Plant a fruit tree. Delicious food, without the regular commitment of a veggie patch. More…

Smaller TV screens save energy! More…

Household cleaning chemicals can be vicious – and there are plenty of effective green alternatives. More…

Get organised: bulk buying saves packaging

Solar hot water for the home – as a medium-term investment, it actually works – yes, even here in the UK! More…

Shop sparingly – start to ask yourself: Why am I buying this? Do I really need it? Could I buy it secondhand? Borrow it? Share it? Hire it?

Water-saving tap attachments and showerheads are easy to install, and will cut down your water use automatically, instead of everyone having to watch their own habits all the time – fit and forget! More…

Take your principles to work with you. Workplaces can save money by being green – and advice abounds on recycling paper, plastic cups, toner cartridges; on simple energy saving, and much more. More…

Is your fridge door seal tight? If not, your fridge is having to work much too hard!

Conventional cotton growing is heavy on pesticide use and a target for genetic modification. Alternatives are organic cotton, hemp, linen, recycled clothing – or, if it suits your style, you can simply browse your local charity shops. An issue all green-thinking people should at least be aware of. More…

Become a utility cyclist – invest in panniers, a basket and/or a luggage rack for your bicycle, and transform your shopping experience. (Try this cautiously at first – some roads these days are fantastically inhospitable environments!)

Start a compost heap – what would be a smelly, methane-generating problem in landfill instead becomes a fascinating part of your home ecology. More…

No space for a compost heap? Expand your horizons with your very own worm colony! More…

Don’t forget to compost paper and cardboard! – “high-fibre composting” is sweet-smelling and less work. More…

Thinking about growing your own food? – start with high value, fresh produce, and things that you really, really love to eat. More…

Got a garden? There’s no need to be anything except organic – and there’s plenty of advice at hand. More…

Got a garden, or even just a yard? Wildlife habitat starts on your own doorstep. More…

You could get involved in a Transition Towns group. More…

 

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