The Ecologist

 

green home: 25/50 of 72
« back | next »

holding

Ten of the best…ways to reuse your rubbish

Valentina Jovanovski

5th August, 2011

Whether it’s plastic bottles or old magazines, Valentina Jovanovski has a creative way to turn it into something entirely new more...
Vauxhall Ampera

Electric cars: could the new Vauxhall Ampera really make driving greener?

Ruth Styles

22nd July, 2011

From fossil fuel generated electricity to unreliable batteries, electric cars haven’t always lived up to the hype. But with the launch of the Vauxhall Ampera, could all that be about to change? Ruth Styles reports more...
laundry

Five of the best... eco-friendly detergents

Valentina Jovanovski

8th July, 2011

From phosphates to petrochemicals, doing the laundry can be a dirty business. Valentina Jovanovski rounds up five natural alternatives that will leave your clothes smelling literally of roses more...
eco friendly candles

Five of the best…eco-friendly scented candles

Ruth Styles

25th June, 2011

Ditch the cheap paraffin candles and switch to something cleaner and greener: your body will thank you more...
wind

Power: keeping it green

Henry Gass

3rd June, 2011

Angela Merkel’s decision to dispense with nuclear power has left environmentalists around the world exploring alternatives. Henry Gass weighs up the options more...
eco2life logo

eco2Life

eco2life offers a range of household cleaning products with a unique refill and reuse system performing as well as the leading brand. We ensure all raw materials are naturally derived, from renewable resources, readily biodegradable and aquatic safe



Tel: 01625 250 301
Web: http://www.myeco2life.com
Email: howcanwehelp@myeco2life.com
more...
green house

Top 10…cheap ways to green your home

Sella Oneko

29th April, 2011

Greening your home doesn’t have to bust the budget. Sella Oneko rounds up 10 inexpensive ways to make your home a more eco-friendly place more...
washing up

Clean and green: Green Tips eco marigolds

Sella Oneko

22nd April, 2011

Like it or not, washing up has to be done daily so give it a green-over with Green Tips eco-friendly cleaning gloves more...
lupe castro

Upcycling: 2011's greenest decorating trend

Julia Nelson

19th April, 2011

Make do and mend might not sound particularly exciting but, says Julia Nelson, a little creative upcycling can turn junk into something spectacular more...
spider

Ethical insect catchers: do they really work?

Ruth Styles

15th April, 2011

Instead of dispatching creepie crawlies with bug spray; how about using a humane insect grabber to get rid of them? Ruth Styles took the Snapy and the Ethical Spider Catcher for a spin more...
teflon

Out of the frying pan: cooking without toxic Teflon

William McLennan

13th April, 2011

Non-stick pan coatings made from PTFE, otherwise known as Teflon, release carcinogens, pollutants and even a World War One nerve gas when heated. So what’s the alternative? more...
green room

Shades of green: colour blocking the eco-friendly way

Jeff Holman

1st April, 2011

One of this season’s biggest trends, colour blocking is the coolest way to brighten up your home. Here’s how to do it the eco-friendly way more...

green home: 25/50 of 72
« back | next »

Erik Zwaga

Erik Zwaga: Belgium’s newest eco-design star

The Ecologist

25th March, 2011

With a talent for breathing new life into what most of us would regard as junk, designer, Erik Zwaga, has taken the art of upcycling to new heights more...

Carbon neutral clubbing

The Ecologist

18th March, 2011

Dutch company, Sustainable Dance Club, have come up with a novel way to party and save the planet at the same time more...

Laundry: how to make it green

The Ecologist

4th March, 2011

From chemical-based washing powders to electricity-hungry dryers, doing the laundry is worse for the planet than you might think. Here’s how to clean it up
more...

The Byocup: a reusable alternative to paper

The Ecologist

18th February, 2011

Millions of trees are cut down for paper cups every year, the majority of which end up in landfill. With that in mind, isn’t it time you swapped your paper cup for something more sustainable? more...

PICK OF THE DAY: The OWL Pink Micro

The Ecologist

11th February, 2011

Electricity is one of the biggest contributors to climate change, so reduce your consumption with the OWL Pink Micro
more...

Turning our Victorian Terrace into an Eco-Home part seven - Heating

Sue Wheat

7th February, 2011

Sue Wheat thought a wood-burning stove was the greenest way to heat her house until a chat with authors, Nick Grant and Alan Clarke, made her think again. The biggest crisis of her eco-refurb so far? You bet it was! more...

PICK OF THE DAY: AlmaWin Orange Oil Cleaner

Matilda Lee

4th February, 2011

An all-in-one household cleaner that works wonders on surfaces and smells great - and doesn't harm the environment more...
NakedPan

Irashai services ltd - Naked Pan

Irashai services ltd provides specialist sourcing services to Local Authorities, Designers, Organisations and Individuals. Sourcing new materials or products, new product development, and provide guidance in implementing sustainable methods



Tel: 01628 636082
Web: www.irashai.co.uk/index.php
Email: sales@irashai.co.uk

more...
Home insulation

Tesco and B&Q join interest in 'Green Deal' to insulate homes

Mark Jansen

10th January, 2011

The UK government plans to get companies to pay to insulate energy inefficient homes - recovering the money from savings on the householder's energy bill more...
Installing the kitchen single unit HRU

Turning our Victorian terrace into an ecohome: part six – ventilation

Sue Wheat

19th November, 2010

Better insulation means more warmth but also more mould and condensation. Sue Wheat's eco retrofit continues with a look at a super-efficient ventilation system that recycles heat while stamping out damp more...
Sue's son Yeshaya helping put in the Ecobatt insulation

Green energy bill will let consumers gamble on future savings

Tim Webb, guardian industrial editor

11th November, 2010

The Green Deal bill, due to be announced in the next two months, will allow consumers to shift the upfront costs of energy efficiency measures, such as loft insulation, to suppliers more...

PassivHaus construction: the future of UK housebuilding?

Laura Sevier

22nd October, 2010

German design, British location, tropical climate. Super-efficient PassivHaus construction makes for warmer homes and lower energy bills. So why aren't we all building this way? more...
Sue's son Yeshaya helping put in the Ecobatt insulation

Turning our Victorian terrace into an ecohome: part five

Sue Wheat

14th October, 2010

Research over, it's crunch time in Sue's house, as materials are delivered, builders are educated in new eco techniques and wall insulation is fitted more...

ECOLOGIST COOKIES

Using this website means you agree to us using simple cookies.

More information here...

 

FOLLOW
THE ECOLOGIST