Campaigning for a greener future

Eco Home

eco home (photograph: Dominic's pics via Flickr)

If you’re looking for green ideas and advice on making your house a greener and healthier place to live, you should feel right at home within this section. From providing information about the green alternatives available for the decor within your home, to energy saving and water saving tips to help reduce your home’s carbon emissions, the Eco Home section will show you the steps you can take to start making a difference.

Mind Charity Shop in Llandudno

Charity Shop Finds That Might Surprise You

Heading down to your local charity shop may spring to mind when you're clearing out your wardrobe or when giving the garage a spring clean.

Building house

Sustainable Building at Keele Sustainability Hub

Keele University is proud of its environmental credentials, offering a range of quality courses in sustainability and natural sciences, and having accreditation as a Fair Trade university to boot.

water fall

Reducing Water Usage in your Home

Water is one of our most precious resources and everybody needs access to clean fresh water to stay healthy.

eco kitchen - Image attribution: Flickr user georgiapeachez

Ways to Reduce Kitchen Waste

As consumers, everybody generates waste to some extent, and although recycling can give our waste products a new lease of life, reducing the amount of waste we produce as a whole is a significant way of reducing our carbon footprint.

Self build timber house

Preparing to Build an Eco-Home

An Englishman's home is his castle, and for that reason, many people love the idea of building their own home.

solar panel

Renewable Energy Systems Can Reduce Carbon Emissions

One of the largest areas to consider if you’re looking at ways to be greener and to reduce your carbon footprint is by looking at the resources that you and your family consume.

flooringsupplies.co.uk

flooringsupplies.co.uk Receive FSC Accreditation

Online flooring retailer flooringsupplies.

OLED light emitting wallpaper

Light Emitting Wallpaper Could Help Cut Carbon Emissions

A revolutionary new product from organic light emitting diode (OLED) technology company, LOMOX, based in St Asaph, North Wales, could replace the light bulb.

Acre mill - asbestos site

Action Group Fights Proposal To Build Eco Home Near Former Asbestos Factory

A proposal to build an eco home near to the site of a former asbestos factory is facing continued opposition from a local action group.

self build and renovation centre

Big Green Home Show Promotes Eco-Renovation and Self-Builds

The National Self Build & Renovation Centre in Swindon will be hosting the Big Green Home Show this weekend, 23rd-25th October.

solar-tiles

Solar Tiles Could Eclipse Photovoltaic Solar Panels

The familiar conventional solar panel that springs to mind when someone mentions solar power could be replaced by the new trend of integrating solar technology into buildings.

incandescent lightbulb ban

Incandescent Light Bulb Ban Begins 1st September

The EU ban agreed to in December last year which will put an end to the sale of 100 watt and frosted incandescent light bulbs comes into place on 1st September 2009.

installing solar panels (photo: by Rob__ via flickr.com)

British Gas Green Skills Training Centre To Be Built In South Wales Valleys

The UK's first Green Skills Training Centre will be built in Tredegar in the South Wales Valleys later this year according to an announcement from British Gas and the Welsh Assembly Government.

Kevin McCloud Submits Plans For Eco-Housing Development

Swindon is set to be the location of the UK's next eco housing development if the plans submitted by presenter of the self-build TV show Grand Designs are approved.