Green resolutions [Infographic]

Many of us make New Year’s resolutions every year, to help us achieve our financial goals or to improve our health, but not too many of us make those New Year’s resolutions for environmental reasons.

However, if you’re concerned about having a smaller environmental footprint, and saving money while you’re at it, here are 9 simple and effective green New Year’s resolutions that you can put into practice in 2015.

Some of these are really basic, such as not buying bottled water, or bringing a reusable shopping bag with you to the store, but some of them, such as going to paperless billing for your monthly bills, carpooling, or retrofitting your shower with a low-flow showerhead, might not be high on the list of effective green New Year’s resolutions, but the more people that adopt these practices, the more sustainable our world will get.

But wait, that’s not all, how about taking some Sustainable Resolutions for your Diet? or some small-change big-impact resolutions that don’t involve a crash diet or unsustainably aggressive fitness plan?

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The True Cost of Meat [Infographic]

Eating meat is expensive, but the cost isn’t limited to the price you pay at the store. Did you know that eating meat also contributes to greenhouse gas emissions, soil erosion and water overuse? And surprisingly, turning vegetarian won’t eliminate these effects — if you still eat cheese, that is. Read on to learn more about the true cost of meat!

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De-Wrinkling Hacks For Ironing

Ironing has become a dated chore that we rarely incorporate into our hectic lives. This belief has caused ironing and it’s many techniques to become a lost art. It’s time to revive this lost art and give clothing and our appearance a little more attention. This infographic, “Crinkles, Folds, and Creases,” is your guide to the many techniques of ironing and how they can spruce up your wardrobe.

If you’re still not feeling the classic way of ironing, Alight Fashion has collected a number of modern, quick methods to give your clothes a neater appearance. From using shower steam to your flat iron when you are in a hurry to get out the door.

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Green Christmas Tips

Christmas is coming. Before you go off on your merry way and max out the credit card, leaving a trail of landfill bound debris in your wake, Recycle for Wales have some top tips so you can be kinder to the environment, create less waste and save some cash too:

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How to get rid of spiders from your home [infographic]

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Staggering amounts of the UK population are scared of spiders. Through old wives tales, stories and films that vilify them- especially the giant, non-existent ones- we have found ourselves in eternal battle with a very small and specific group of insects. Why? It’s not our place to ask that now. We can only help you remove them without removing your conscience.

If you know a friend who reaches for the nearest nuke/flamethrower at the sight of an arachnid, be sure to let them know of the more humane ways to get rid of them.

In a perfect world we’d be celebrating spiders – joining forces with them, even, to get rid of all the flies. We all know they’re the real villains.

Note:

If you truly care about doing this humanely, be careful with those vacuum cleaners. Vacuuming a spider is only humane if that spider is a thrill-seeker with very strong limbs. And spiders aren’t capable of thrill-seeking tendencies.