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Why Go Green?

Green is everywhere these days – in news, politics, fashion, technology and gardening.  That’s great, but being bombarded with a million messages from all sides can lead to “green fatigue” and make the messages a turn-off. One can also get caught up in the little stuff (switching to organic food, using aircon wisely and recycling) […]

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How to Raise Greener Kids

Often, by choosing to go green as parents, we are able to save money by cutting down on consumption and waste. We’re also teaching our kids important lessons about protecting the earth and being eco-conscious! 10 Green Parenting Tips: 1. GET OUTSIDE! Kids are suffering from ‘nature deficit disorder’, spending more time in front of […]

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Green Cleaning

Green cleaning is all about not damaging eco-systems or other life on this fragile blue planet of ours.  When it comes to conventional disinfectants, these are usually harsh chemicals such as chlorine bleach. Commonly used in scouring powders and cleaning solutions, bleach is highly caustic, meaning it can burn skin and eyes – never mind […]

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Green Wedding Tips

With weddings often being extravagant affairs, many couples wanting to tie the knot are looking towards making their nuptials more environmentally friendly. Weddings are generally a nightmare of hyper-consumption and produce a great deal of waste. There’s invitations, decorations, gifts, travel, clothing and the list goes on. Many of the items used at a wedding […]

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Harvesting Water From Air

About 70 percent of the earth is covered with water. But 97 percent of this water is in seas and oceans. This water is saline in nature and is not fit for human consumption. The amount of freshwater on Earth is very less. It is only 3 percent. Almost 99 percent of this freshwater is […]

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‘The Pill’ not to blame for oestrogen in drinking water – Study

Contrary to popular belief, birth control pills have been found to account for less than 1% of the oestrogens found in the USA’s drinking water supplies. According to scientists of the Programme on Reproductive Health and the Environment at the University of California, San Francisco, this endocrine disrupter enters drinking water supplies mainly from other […]

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5 Ways Your Green Habits Are Saving the Environment

Have you ever wondered how much of a difference all of those little green habits make? Are you really saving energy by switching light bulbs? Do those shorter showers save that much water? These numbers show that each little bit adds up and that each small change can make a difference. Turning off the water […]

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South Africa: Motorists to see petrol prices breach the R10 mark in May

South African motorists are in for a rough and expensive ride as petrol prices are set to breach the R10/l mark on May 4 this year, last seen in mid-2008. South Africa’s Department of Energy announced on Thursday that petrol pump prices for all grades of petrol in the main inland commercial region would increase […]

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Carbon Footprint of the Royal Wedding is 6,765 Tons of CO2

It is estimated that almost two billion people around the world will tune into see Prince William marry Kate Middleton. It is no surprise that hysteria surrounding the event has reached epic proportions as every detail of the big day has been covered by news services. However amid all the speculation about the dress, the […]

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