HOW GREEN IS YOUR KITCHEN?

You will often find me in the kitchen as I love cooking. Part of working in the kitchen for me was making some changes to being eco-friendlier in this space. Greening your kitchen is not too hard, but there are a few things you need to consider. Kitchens are the heart of the home. They are the part of the house that has a huge impact on our health. Having great health cannot happen without considering what you are using in the kitchen and its effect on the environment. By making some changes you can ensure the food, water and air is safe for you, your family and for our planet. Here are ten tips for an eco-friendlier kitchen. 1.Cooking When it comes to buying a kitchen cooktop and oven, buy

PREVENTING WATER WASTE AROUND THE HOME

So how can you not waste water in the home? Sometimes it is not obvious that there is water wastage, but keeping the water waste to a minimum is often easily achievable. So here are a few tips for things to look out for and what to do to prevent the waste: Wanting hot water You know how you need to run the hot tap to get hot water. Well, instead of wasting water why don't you collect it. In our household, we use an old juice bottle (and I mean old - we have had for over 4 years) to collect the running water and we use it for our pets and watering potted plants. In the showers, we leave basins to collect the cold water before it warms up and we use this water in the garden and even to wash th

AUTUMN IS UPON US - 12 HOUSEHOLD TIPS TO PREPARE FOR WINTER

I know it is normal to do a big cleanout in Springtime, after being couped up in the house for winter, but it is just as important to prepare for the colder months of the winter. There are a few eco-cleaning tips to consider this autumn. Here in Australia we are in Autumn (Fall), but even though these tips are for Autumn, they can be used as part of your Spring clean in the northern hemisphere. 1. Cleaning out your heating: Do you have a fireplace or a furnace? If you do, it is a good time to have your chimneys cleaned and get vent systems checked. Cleaning your heating equipment will keep your energy costs in check and efficiency. Ensure filters are replaced in furnaces increases to prevent