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What to do with old coffee grounds

Here is what old coffee grounds are good for - including skin care !

Following on from our recent article on how putting old coffee grounds on gardens will not help them grow. We thought it would be useful to take a look at what coffee grounds are good for - like skin care. As we mentioned in our previous post, coffee has many magical properties but its magic should never be used on yo…

Moving to the Countryside - How to make it Work

Moving to the countryside? Here's how that can work...

The impact of 2020 and working from home has a lot of people considering moving away from urban centers to the countryside. How do we stave off an environmental disaster of losing greenspace to housing. With so many of us being forced to work from home, this has brought many changes to our economy, our priorities and…

Why a Zero Waste Lifestyle is Important

Next to Nothing: Why Living Zero-Waste Matters

How to live a zero-waste lifestyle - reduce your climate impact and carbon footprint with simple lifestyle choices , learn more here. Garbage is a major contributor to the greenhouse gas emissions heating up the atmosphere and causing climate chaos. People generate over 3.5 million tons of solid waste every day worldw…

Can I legally put a Tiny House on my Property?

How can I put a Tiny House on my property legally in the USA ?

In relation to Tiny Homes, the question we are asked most often is "Can I park a Tiny House on my property legally?" - Often fueled by needing an additional living unit for family members, or even for visitors during these strange times. Getting Tiny houses approved as habitatable dwelling units on your property Getti…

Tru Earth Eco strips laundry detergent reviews

Tru Earth Eco-Strip laundry soap reviewed as a liquid laundry detergent alternative

If the recycling bin is overflowing with large plastic jugs & packaging from everyday grocery purchases maybe it's time to be a little more eco-friendliy with Tru Earth Laundry Eco-Strips laundry detergent? We put them to the test. Do Tru-Earth Eco-Strips laundry detergent actually get clothes clean? Any new product s…

Sorting home recyclable materials at a recycling center

Why recycling is important, and how to recycle correctly at home

Ever wonder what happens to the recycling you send out to the curb? It may surprise you to learn that it is often sorted by hand. Learn how to sort it properly here. Spending more time at home in the last few months since Covid-19 redefined our reality has presented many with an opportunity to clean, rearrange furnitu…

E-bikes and electric scooters- green transportation

Why you should get an E-bike now

E-bikes can be an excellent mode of autonomous green transportation that promote exercise and reduce pollution in urban centers. Ebikes or electric bikes - an increasing trend for urban commuting A basic ebike gives a rider about the same experience as a normal bike, just with a bit less effort. You can still ride on…

Earth day celebrations for 50th Anniversary

50th anniversary Earth day 2020 taking place online

As the 50th anniversary of Earth Day is taking place in the midst of a global pandemic and social distancing is a must, find virtual Earth Day celebrations here that you can attend online. How & why we celebrate Earth Day, April 22nd Earth Day is one of the few globally celebrated days of observance in the world, with…

Commuting after Lock-down in the new Covid-19 World

Green commuting - getting back to work after social distancing is relaxed

E bike and electric scooters are two low-carbon & independent ways to commute to work, as is walking - it all depends on local legislation, weather conditions and the distance to commute as to the best option. All nations want and need to get back to work, and soon, but there's going to have to be a lot of adjustments…

Carbon Offset Schemes - Whale Poop leads Nature's Own Way

Save the Whale's (Poop) - Save the Planet !! (And $2m per Whale)

Carbon sequestration, Carbon reduction & Carbon offset are hot topics in the global fight against climate change & while saving rain forests & planting trees is popular, the IMF say saving the Whales may be the best plan yet. What do whales listen to?      'Pod' casts...   Talking of which, I listened to a fascinating…

Shipping Container Homes in a Warm Climate might be a good option

Beautiful shipping container homes - Tiny Houses in warm climates

We have mixed views on homes built from shipping containers, but there's no denying that their architectural style can be appealing, here's one Tiny House example we found that seems to work well in a warm climate. We already have an article about whether shipping container homes are good or bad? But that was more in…

News

Zero Waste to Landfill Project - Australian Supermarket Coles steps up

Zero Waste to Landfill Pilot Project - Australian Grocery Store Coles

Coles Supermarket partners with Cleanaway to convert waste into fuel to divert all waste from landfills. I’m not the first and I definitely won’t be the last to say that there is far too much (unnecessary) plastic packaging on foods. It’s everywhere! As soon as you step foot through the automatic doors in the supermar…

SEM-B Mobility Launches it's Sustainable Urban Transit Solution

A New and Sustainable Urban Transit System SEM-B Readies for Launch

With city populations doubling by 2050, we can't sustain the growing impact of urbanization on current transit solutions. Traffic is bad now in many of our urban centers, imagine what it will be like with double the number of cars. There's a significant traffic issue on the horizon, and even and all of us deciding to…

Why Recycling Plastics Needs Legislation to be Effective

Microplastics in drinking water : ‘It’s like eating a credit card every week’

Plastics are inescapable - but we can reduce their impact by better informed choices, better legislation (and probably lots of it), and by reducing waste production from construction. Plastics and their devastating impact on the environment is not news at all. For all our efforts to reduce packaging, recycle materials…

Modular EV Battery Swapping Stations by Ample are Launched

Modular EV battery swapping system makes EV battery filling as quick as gas powered vehicles

A San Francisco based startup named Ample seeks to shake up the electric car market with an interchangeable car battery for EVs. Ample is a new electric vehicle charging system which works by having robots quickly replace small modular battery packs in electric cars, getting them back on the road in a few minutes, com…

Advice

It Ottawa zoned for Tiny homes?

Posted by May Sizer March 9, 2021, 1:36 p.m. Tiny house 1 Responses

What is Canada's climate zone?

Posted by Nathan Chan Nov. 25, 2020, 8:45 p.m. Lifestyle, location and commuting 1 Responses

What is your advice on exterior wall insulation for a tiny home?

Posted by Mitch Fowler Aug. 27, 2020, 7:04 p.m. Tiny house 1 Responses

Can you recommend consultant for hire to optimize tiny home build?

Posted by Felicia Hobert July 20, 2020, 5:39 p.m. Tiny house 3 Responses

Is there a small ventilation HRV/ERV for a camper van?

Posted by Ron Timmins June 6, 2020, 8:05 a.m. Tiny house 4 Responses

What is the best approach to insulate the floor in a tiny home, built on a trailer?

Posted by Dustin Hartwig May 28, 2020, 4:31 p.m. Tiny house 3 Responses