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 Colleen Proppe

7 Quick and Easy Ways to Cut Down on Plastic

Around the world, a massive one trillion plastic bags are used every single year. And then there are all the plastic bottles, plastic packaging and other one-use plastic products that end up in landfill on earth and floating in our seas. The problem is overwhelmingly huge, but it's one that we can all do something about. Read on

Nine Simple Apps That Could Help You Live a More Sustainable Life

The food we eat, the clothes we wear, the way we travel: it all has an impact on the world around us. And when it comes to making informed decisions, unravelling facts from fiction is no easy task. Luckily, a growing number of smartphone apps are at hand to help - informing and motivating us to do what we can to lead more sustainable lives. Read on

Tyres Pumped, Phone Charged? Our Top 10 Cycling Apps

These days it's not just the Dutch and the lycra-clad Olympians who are bike crazy. More and more people are swapping the steering wheel for a pair of handlebars, and climbing into the saddle. Whether you're looking for a new route to work, want to track your sporting prowess or learn how to fix a flat tyre – here you'll find the app that’s right for you. Read on

 jay d

DIY: Upcycled Kids' Clothes

Kids outgrow their clothes faster than you can keep up with. But rather than stocking up on brand-new outfits that they'll grow out of in a few months, why not upcycle? Here are our top ten tips and tutorials to help you repurpose and renew. Read on

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Put Those Dried Leaves to Good Use

Being a green lover, I am always motivated to find ways to utilise the dried leaves that fall from my plants. Homemade mulch for my plants emerges from the dry leaves of my bamboo and bougainvillea plants. Mulch is compost or any material used to preserve the nutrients in soil and helps plants grow better. Read on

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Give Old Clothes New Life

In many parts of the world, second-hand or “vintage“ clothing is a style unto itself. Besides the fashion factor, recycling unwanted clothes has obvious benefits for the environment and there are a wide variety  of uses for secondhand garments. Read on

 Michelle Garayburu

10 Tips for Eco-Friendly Hosting

One aspect of daily life which has a tendency to increase our environmental impact is the hosting of events, be it social gatherings, conferences, seminars or parties. Delhi Greens Blog presents to you the following green tips to help you green your events and help save our environment from New Year onwards! Read on

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Avoiding Bottled Water

We all drink water every day - it's essential for our health and our survival. But the huge numbers of people around the world buying water in bottles rather than taking it straight from the tap is a trend that has huge negative consequences for the environment. Read on

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Tips for Greener Cleaning

Cleaning products are everywhere in our homes and offices-on dishes, countertops, furniture, clothes, floors, windows and floating through the air. In our war on dirt and germs, we may often actually be making things worse. Most of the conventional cleaning products we all grew up with are petroleum-based and have dubious health and environmental implications. Read on

Steve Johnson

Save Water: Reduce Your Water Footprint

People use lots of water for drinking, cooking and washing but even more for producing things such as food, paper and cloth.
 A water footprint is an indicator that looks at both the direct and indirect water use of an individual, business, community, city or country. Read on