Enviroment

Best ways to reduce your Everyday Energy Consumption

The climate summit is about to start in Glasgow on 31st October 2021. The evidence is that we live in the midst of a climate crisis and are at the monumental crossroads for humanity. This coming decade will shape human life for hundreds, maybe thousands of years to come and affect our children, grandchildren and future generations. This practical guide will highlight the best things we can do to reduce our environmental impact at home.

The scale of climate change is ‘unprecedented’, says UN report

The scale of climate change is ‘unprecedented’, says UN reportHuman-induced climate change is already affecting many weather and climate extremes in every region of the world on a scale that is unprecedented over the past 2,000 years, according to a UN scientific study. The latest report by scientists working for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reveals that evidence of human...

Consider a ‘green’ mortgage deal for your new home

When you are buying a home, as well as looking for high energy efficiency and for features such as double or triple glazing, loft insulation and a highly efficient boiler, you can strengthen your eco credentials by applying for a green mortgage. These used to be a niche product, but lenders are now offering deals to home buyers who purchase environmentally sustainable homes. Green mortgages are also...

New Build homes

The benefits of buying new-build

Eco and other benefits of buying a new-build home If you’ve ever lived in a draughty Victorian property, where heat escapes from the gaps in the sash windows and there seems to be never-ending repair bills, then a new-build home can be very appealing – it will also come with many extra features a traditional home can’t offer. Be more energy efficient First and foremost, a new-build will be much more...

Earth Day 2021 and beyond: Protecting the planet begins at home

Thursday 22nd of April 2021 officially marks Earth Day, and this year’s theme is “Restore Our Earth”, which will focus on natural processes and emerging green technologies that can restore the world's ecosystems. Topics covered include reforestation, climate literacy, citizen science and global clean-ups, with Earth Day being the impetus for more action throughout 2021. Plant a tree One of the...

Eco-friendly ways to spring-clean your home

Eco-friendly ways to spring-clean your home Whether you’re preparing to market your home or are moving in or out, spring-cleaning should be towards the top of your ‘to do’ list.  But instead of forking out on harsh chemical-based cleaners – which can release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the air, increasing air pollution inside your home – or using plastic household products, make...

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