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.
“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.”
We are all being asked to shrink our carbon footprint by reducing energy consumption, but have you ever wondered how energy efficient the UK is compared with our European neighbours?
This infographic highlights the present and future targets for reducing energy consumption. It provides an insight into where the most energy is being used, and where the most effective savings are being made in average households.
The statistical breakdown emphasises current progress. It also indicates which countries are best at conserving energy. In the UK, we are not the best, but on a positive note we are not the worst either.
There remains a long way to go before targets are met. Nonetheless, little by little, positive steps are being taken across the European Union to reduce energy consumption.
by Primrose UK
For millions of Brits a garden is something to share – with family, friends and of course, birds. While you can spot many beautiful birds in a British backyard, there are some species that don’t flock to our shores. Whether you’re a seasoned twitcher or have trouble telling a blue tit from a blue jay, we hope you’ll enjoy our colourful chart of Backyard Birds From Around The World, which gives you an up-close view of some of the most common garden birds from a number of countries across the globe.
Although you’re unlikely to see an Indian roller or spotted pardalote taking a wash in your bird bath anytime soon, we hope this infographic inspires you to create a welcoming home for our feathered friends in time for summer!
Brought to you by Custom Made
Last year, the world produced nearly 54 million tons of electrical and electronic products, but only a fraction of it was reused, refurbished, or recycled. With a relatively short lifecycle, e-waste now litters dumpsites all over the world, exposing humans and the environment to toxic materials.
Some eco-conscious offices use industrial desks made mostly from recycled materials, while a number of homeowners have turned to reclaimed barnwood to create sustainable desks and entertainment centres. However, despite any sustainable intentions, there’s no stopping the constant influx of new and improved technology. In a world where a single year renders a cellphone obsolete, electronic waste is a big and growing problem.