Living : Life Style

Living an eco-friendly life

There is a myth that has been around forever that suggests living an eco-friendly lifestyle is expensive. The truth is that some ‘shop bought’ items that are labelled ‘green’, ‘eco-friendly’ or ‘organic’ certainly do have an increased price tag from the ‘standard’, highly processed till there’s nothing of value left in them, chemical laden items, but do you have to purchase those to be eco-friendly? In a lot of circumstances, no, you don’t. Many ways of eco-friendly living are more sustainable if you make them yourself so you know exactly what is used to produce them and where it came from, making them not only a very sustainable option, but also a very economical one too.

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A How to Guide to Hypermiling

Unless you live in a large city with good access to public transportation, chances are you depend on a car to get your around. If you’re an eco-conscious consumer, you likely have a fuel-efficient car, but did you know you can actually improve the fuel consumption of your car? Many drivers worldwide have figured out some simple tricks to drive in a more sustainable manner that also maximizes mileage. This is called hypermiling. Not only does

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Carbon Offsetting Long Distance Travel

Increasingly, as a race, we live in a global community. Most of us have friends and family or work commitments around the world.  With this global community, long distance travel continues to increase in popularity and is often seen as a necessity, despite the impact on the environment and its contribution to global warming.  Most governments of developed countries agree that climate change is a serious issue for us all. Even increasing the

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The Return of the – Car Sharing!

May the force of environmentally friendly car sharing be with you! Car sharing is a model of car rental where people rent cars for short periods of time, like by the hour. They are attractive to customers who make only occasional use of a vehicle, as well as others who would like occasional access to a vehicle of a different type than they use day-to-day. This car sharing principle reduces the need for cars on the road, which reduces the

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Location Efficiency: Discovering the hidden transportation costs of where you live

Episode 110 - Original Story: http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/location-efficiency By David Dodge and Duncan Kinney When you buy a house the first thing your eye goes to is the sticker price. But buying a home comes with a major hidden cost that doesn’t show up in the MLS report. Transportation costs could more than eat up the savings of a lower priced home in the suburbs. The concept is called location efficiency and it’s

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Get Around the Green Way

A car is a gas guzzling, and money eating machine, not to mention the impact it as on the environment – and everybody has one. One of the most important ways you can reduce your carbon footprint on the earth is to look at the way you get around. A car is so convenient; but is that convenience worth the price the earth pays? There are numerous ways to save money by finding other methods of transport, and also saving the earth by using greener

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