World’s Most Energy Efficient Countries [Infographic]

This infographic provided by Half Price contains some eye-opening information about which nations rank highest for energy efficiency. For instance, did you know that the USA doesn’t even make the top 10? It ranks the energy efficiency of each country on the list for categories such as industry, construction and transportation.

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Is Cohousing the Future? [Infographic]

“Cohousing communities are communities organised collaboratively. Residents have their own private spaces but band together to share meals and facilities, organise activities and look out for each other.

The focus is on community. All that’s required is a neighbourhood where people want to band together, take care of one another and collaborate for the good of all.”

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Small Business Saturday [Infographic]

Small Business Saturday [Infographic] | ecogreenlove

Designed by American Express

Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday sits Small Business Saturday, a day dedicated to helping small businesses and their communities.

By supporting local, independently-owned small businesses, we’re helping create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country.

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Cost Comparison: LEDs vs Traditional Halogen Lighting [Infographic]

Originally posted by Chris Horridge on Expert Electrical
Thank you Brit for sharing!

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Are #Green Roofs really good for you? [Infographic]


Are Green Roofs Really Good for You?

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Buying in Second Hand (online) shops, Car Boot Sales and Flea Markets


I love flea markets, I love second hand shops. If I can find something I like, or something I think it would be useful or “pretty” but is cheaper than if I would buy it on a store… I really wouldn’t mind if it was already used, as long as is still functional. I support this market because I think is part of an “eco-lifestyle”. What would be the point of upcycling and reusing if I’m buying more and more stuff from the big companies/stores? To me, I’m supporting the local business but also I’m avoiding the big consumerism. “Somebody’s trash, may be somebody’s treasure”. And if that comes with the “plus” of helping some charity cause, even better!

I found some information (with statistics and all) that may be interesting for you as well. Hope is useful as a guide to a more ecological ethical-shopping lifestyle (is not only about clothes). This infographic I found it on The Note Passer and it pretty much summarises it all, if you want to know the statistics please keep reading:

“I have challenged myself to shop ethically for clothes, shoes, and accessories from now on. This challenge is forcing me to reevaluate the way that I shop. I created the graphic below to visually represent the questions I ask and the choices I make when I want to buy something. Mapping it out helped me work through the decisions and options available and I hope it will help others too.

First, I ask myself if I really need the item that I want, which slows down my consumerism (a financially positive side-effect). Maybe I already have something similar. Maybe I’m just impulse buying. Depending on what it is, I might just upcycle or borrow. If I determine that I really need the item, I’ll then decide if it needs to be purchased new; getting something that is already in the consumer stream is the best option and there are many places to find second-hand or vintage options: Twice | Ebay | Thrift stores | Vintage stores | Etsy | Yerdle | Craigslist | Swapping parties | Flea markets

If it turns out I can’t find it second-hand or need it to be new, I’ll look for an ethically-made option. This is where all of my research comes in handy. If it turns out I can’t find an ethical version, I at least want to buy a quality item rather than a cheap, throw away version. There is a great movement happening for USA-made, quality, artisan work with companies like Made Collection and Archival. Buying local is another responsible alternative.”

by Elizabeth Stilwell

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Things about Valentine’s Day we bet you never knew [Infographic]

We bet you never knew that 7.7 million women in the U.S. buy roses for themselves on Valentine’s Day. Or that the number of cards sent in the U.S. is enough to go around the world 5 times when laid end to end. Trace the billions of dollars that people around the world splurge on Valentine’s Day – and be surprised!

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