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Green living tips

  • Useful weeds
    What is a weed? In many instances it's just a plant in the wrong location. In this age of rapidly changing climate; perhaps we need to view weeds a little differently and take advantage of their many uses.

  • What's Happening With Animal Testing?
    Products we buy may still be tested on animals first. While the practice certainly hasn't disappeared, it's banned at various levels in some parts of the world. So how are some products tested now?

  • Connecting Kids With Nature
    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.

  • Earth friendly coffee habits
    Mmmm... coffee; love the stuff. The type of coffee we consume and how we consume it has a direct impact on the environment. Learn more in this article.

  • Treated Timber
    Is treated timber environmentally friendly? Learn a little more about the various chemicals used in wood products.

  • Noise pollution
    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.

  • Composite Plastic Timber
    Composite plastic timber products give new life to plastic and wood waste, recycling garbage bound for landfill into something useful that could last far longer than the original item.

  • Indoor plants as air filters
    Indoor plants not only look great, they can also help clear your house of common environmental pollutants.

  • Agent Orange On Your Lawn?
    2,4-D (2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid) is a chemical that was used in the infamous "Agent Orange" defoliant deployed during the Vietnam War. It's also still being widely used today - and perhaps even in your own garden. There are more environmentally friendly alternatives.

  • Gas saving pills and additives
    Environmental concerns coupled with high prices at the gas pump and the specter of peak oil continues to fuel the market for magic pills, gadgets and additives promising better gas mileage and less emissions. But do they work?