Category Archives: Green Living Tips

Eco Warrior Or Concerned Citizen?

177 Share Facebook 400 Share Twitter 0 Share LinkedIn 0 Share Email The idea of environmental concern has been twisted by many people into something that is practised by people who are prepared to blow away everything that is considered normal and reasonable. Let recycling take hold, say some, and it will be no time at all before the environmental lobby are forcing us to place wind turbines on our roofs and make our own electricity by jumping on a treadmill to save the planet’s resources. Therefore, […]

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To Cycle Or To Recycle?

177 Share Facebook 400 Share Twitter 0 Share LinkedIn 0 Share Email Some years ago the idea of cycling to work, or to anywhere that was more than a matter of minutes away, became about as fashionable as flared corduroy trousers. Arrive at the office with leaves stuck to your face and hair like a bowl of stiff spaghetti? You might as well have suggested that someone travel to work on a pogo stick. However, cycling now seems to be back in vogue, and not just because […]

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But Why Shouldn’t I Drive?

177 Share Facebook 400 Share Twitter 0 Share LinkedIn 0 Share Email One of the most difficult tightropes to walk in life is the one between owning and driving a car and being an environmentalist. On the one hand, you have worked and saved to own the vehicle and are justifiably proud of it, but on the other you know that by driving it you are not being kind to the environment. And then there are other people who seem to feel, and will even state, that […]

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What is Sustainable Living?

177 Share Facebook 400 Share Twitter 0 Share LinkedIn 0 Share Email The world has plenty of problems, and often you will find that friends or neighbors are skeptical that you choose the environment as one of your issues. When we stand at threat from terrorism, from crime in our towns and cities, and when there are potential new threats to our health from this thing or that thing, someone will always ask “Why are you bothering with recycling?”. The simple reason to give in response is […]

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Dealing With Skeptical People

177 Share Facebook 400 Share Twitter 0 Share LinkedIn 0 Share Email There is an ugly vein of skepticism which runs through a large part of society. It’s understandable, we all have our cynical side and that’s important – no-one wants to be gullible even if we want to think the best of people and organisations. But skepticism for the sake of it is so pointless. If we all thought “What’s the point?” about things that didn’t immediately profit us then the world would be in big […]

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It’s Your Planet

177 Share Facebook 400 Share Twitter 0 Share LinkedIn 0 Share Email Green living is something that attracts enthusiasm and scorn in seemingly equal measures. For every person who embraces the idea as something that we all should do, there are at least a few who will view it as a “scam” and a way of getting money out of people by tripping their guilt reflex. For someone who is keen to avoid making anyone angry, it can be a difficult balance to strike. But when it […]

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