Eco Home: be ‘Stuff’ Wise

Eco Home: be ‘Stuff’ Wise

1. Sell your unwanted stuff!While buying secondhand is a great way to save money, selling your old stuff will actually make money. Car boot sales, selling sites and table top sales “reduce, reuse, and recycle” — meaning there’s no energy wasted on producing new...
Eco Home: be Energy Wise

Eco Home: be Energy Wise

1. Change that light bulbCFL, or compact fluorescent light use a quarter of the energy and last 10 times longer—so the steeper cost will more than pay for itself. With lighting comprising about 12 percent of the standard energy bill, it’s worth the change.2. Turn down...
Eco Home: be Water Wise

Eco Home: be Water Wise

1. Opt for reusable water bottles Here’s a secret a lot of people don’t seem to know: Tap water is drinkable. Keeping a nice, BPA-free water bottle in your bag is an insanely simple way money. Bottled water is incredibly wasteful on so many levels: An estimated 80...
Eco Home: be Food Wise

Eco Home: be Food Wise

There are a lot of misconceptions about living an eco-friendly lifestyle, particularly the idea that it’s expensive, inconvenient, and requires a full head of dreadlocks.But in reality, it is easy being green—giving the planet a helping hand is just a matter of making...
Make your own AirCon

Make your own AirCon

Running an air conditioning unit is bad for the environment, and bad for your wallet. With the heatwave planning a return visit, we found a way to make our own cooling system!   You will need:A plastic boxA fanA fan grillEmpty milk bottlesSaltWaterHere’s what...
DIY Insect Repellent

DIY Insect Repellent

Nobody likes being bitten by insects and small children, who are prone to scratching bites, should be top priority for protection. Unfortunately, many commercial insect repellents contain chemicals (such as DEET). While there is little evidence to suggest identifiable...
DIY Baby Wipes

DIY Baby Wipes

Tops Day Nurseries are delighted to announce they are providing their own baby wipes for nappy changing and face/hand wiping, in place of commercially bought wipes. This change has been driven by the fact that all the baby wipes they have found on the market contain...
The Lazy Person’s Guide to Saving the World!

The Lazy Person’s Guide to Saving the World!

Want to make a difference but don’t know where to start? Here’s the lazy person’s guide to making a difference … requiring minimum effort.   From your sofa Save electricity. Turn off the lights when you don’t need them and plug appliances into a power strip. By...