The Most Controversial Ways to Save the Planet

The Most Controversial Ways to Save the Planet

Do ends ever justify means? That’s a question that politicians find themselves having to ask on a regular basis, but they probably never through they’d be asking it with regards to their environmental policy. We all want to save the planet and prevent global warming, and we all know just how important it is to stem global warming, but at what cost? Are we willing to kill off cows? Or to tightly control human behavior at the expense of our civil rights and freedom? As global warming becomes an ever-more imminent and real threat, these are some of the controversial solutions that politicians might start having to consider… Killing Off Livestock So let’s take a closer look at that ‘killing cows’ idea. How could that possibly help the environment? Well actually it would help in a vast number of ways – not least because cows and other livestock (but cows in particular) produce so much methane which contributes to the thickening of the atmosphere. Furthermore, farmers have to use up huge amounts of energy to feed and maintain their herds, […]

The Top Green Mistakes – How You Might Be Getting It Wrong

The Top Green Mistakes - How You Might Be Getting It Wrong

Going green is something that should always be applauded and encouraged. If you have the intention of using less energy and creating less waste, then you are demonstrating that you are smart enough and savvy enough to save money and that you have a conscience and care about the environment. Unfortunately though, good intentions alone are not enough if you want to make a real difference. Here it is not a matter of ‘the thought that counts’, but rather tangible results that are going to make the difference to our planet.  It’s a huge problem then that many people will attempt to go green in a somewhat misguided manner and end up often using more energy and creating more waste than they were before. This is both terribly ironic and a great loss for the environment, which is why it’s so important to learn the correct green techniques before you start rather than to dive in the deep end with no knowledge or experience. Let’s take a look at some of the big mistakes that you might be making right […]

How Going Green Can Be Sexy

How Going Green Can Be Sexy

What springs to mind when you think about going green? Chances are that it’s not a particularly sexy image whatever it is. Perhaps you imagine the typical ‘tree hugger’ type, complete with beard and poor hygiene, or maybe you think of politicians and bureaucracy. If you are someone who lives life in an eco-conscious manner yourself, then you’ll o course know that going green is in fact a very savvy way to save money while at the same time becoming more in touch with nature and the environment; but this doesn’t change the overall ‘image’ of going green, which is certainly not something that helps the cause. If we want to get more people on board, and encourage the world to go green, then we need to show that going green can be fun, it can be smart, and that yes: it can even be sexy. Here are some of the sexier sides of going green that make it a little less geeky and rather more desirable… Technology When people think of going green they tend to think of it […]

Why ‘Green’ Is Not Always Better

Why 'Green' Is Not Always Better

We all know that going green is supposed to be good for the environment and good for us. In short going green means avoiding using non-renewable sources of energy or eating anything that isn’t organic and natural. This in turn results in lower expenses for our bills, fewer pesticides in our food and less pollution in our atmospheres and in our lungs which is why we tend to gravitate towards things that we know to be ‘green friendly’ when given the choice. Unfortunately though this is something that companies have gotten wise to, which is why seemingly everything now claims to be ‘green’ and eco-friendly. This can lead to people making more purchases of things they don’t necessarily need just because they claim to be ‘green’ or actually missing out on health benefits and savings in some cases. Not everything ‘green’ is automatically ‘better’ for it, so you need to be discerning when making your choices. Here we will look at some of the situations where you might be better off turning away from the eco-conscious choices. Foods Foods are […]

Why Do So Many Fruits and Veggies Have Pesticides?

Why Do So Many Fruits and Veggies Have Pesticides?

In a bid to go green and to stay healthy you may well be interested in avoiding pesticides. We all know that pesticides are bad news for our health and for the environment: something designed to kill insects is of course not likely to be particularly good for us either or for other animals once it gets into the food chain (there are many conditions that have been ‘linked’ to pesticides though you mustn’t blow this out of proportion – they aren’t going to kill anyone. Then there’s the simple fact that we need insects too. They are part of the food chain as well and part of the eco system, so if they fall in number then you know that that’s going to have to even out somewhere – fewer insects could very well mean more weeds for instance or fewer hedgehogs. That’s just how things work. So with that in mind, why do fruits and vegetables have so many pesticides in the first place? Let’s take a look at the answers… Not All Pesticides Are Bad The first […]