When you’re thinking about being kind to the environment, you’re probably drumming up images of the great outdoors in places like natural parks and neighborhood trails. But what about the great outdoors in your backyard?
While you may not see the negative impacts of littering or pollution outside your window, that doesn’t mean your lawn doesn’t impact the world. In fact, there are plenty of steps you can take to reduce your lawn’s negative impact on the environment. Through careful and considerate landscaping, you can actually reduce the resources your lawn consumes every year and even save a little money while you’re at it.
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World Soil Day (WSD), 5 December is the United Nations Observance that celebrates healthy soils for a food-secure future. This years’ campaign “Keep soil alive, Protect soil biodiversity” urges us to focus our attention on the workers belowground – from tiny bacteria to agile millipedes and slimy earthworms – all of which contribute to processes that are indispensable to life on Earth.
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We’re constantly thinking of new and creative ways to save money, from clothing swaps to no-spend days to making your coffee instead of buying it. Often times, coming up with inventive ways to save money takes time and effort, and often leaves us feeling like we’re missing out — but it doesn’t have to be that way.
Making eco-friendly changes, whether big or small, to your home can have a huge impact on both the planet and your wallet. In fact, according to the US Department of Energy, making your home greener can save anywhere from $723–$1182 annually. Whether you’re looking to build, remodel, or simply spruce up your home, there are opportunities in every room to make more sustainable choices.
If you’ve never looked into eco-friendly home improvements, you may not even know where to start. The animation below outlines the anatomy of a green home and gives 24 suggestions on how to go green and save green.
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Did you know that 44% of young people are unhappy with the current state of the environment? There are many ways that we can help to improve the state of the environment, and many of these we try to practise daily such as recycling and leaving the car at home when we can. However whilst many of us often try so hard to make our homes eco-friendly, we often forget about our gardens.
Becoming an eco-friendly gardener is not nearly as hard as it sounds. There are just five easy changes that you can make to transform your outdoor space into an eco-friendly one. The right gardening techniques will not only help you to achieve your eco-friendly status, but will also attract a wider range of wildlife into your garden, help you save money on your water bills and can even help you to lose weight.
This infographic designed by Mainland Aggregates will teach you all kinds of simple gardening hacks that can make a huge difference to our planet, and may even inspire newbies to get outdoors and develop a new hobby in the garden!
Changing the planet really can start in your back garden, so read on to discover the five steps to becoming an eco-friendly gardener, and do your bit for the environment today.
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Every day we try to make our world a little bit greener. On a smaller personal level, it is all about shaping our habits and making our surrounding more eco-friendly. Of course, this also includes designs of our gardens and best materials to use. Planting local plants influences local flora and fauna and by designing a deck from upcycled timber we prolong its use and lower pollution. One garden may not save the world but it can set an example, so why not start from your own?
Here are some pointers on how to make your garden greener and more enjoyable for your family.
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