3 Herbs to Place in Pots Indoors to Banish Insects from Your Home

Summer sure is here and that also means the insects are out. There are numerous ways that you can get rid of these critters from your home, balcony or garden, and the most simplest way is to have pots of herbs indoors or outdoors. Here are three herbs that can help banish the critters: Lemongrass Lemongrass is a glorious herb that adds fragrance to Thai … Continue reading 3 Herbs to Place in Pots Indoors to Banish Insects from Your Home

Young environmentalist to run across the US to raise awareness of plastic pollution and inspire change

Environmental activist Sam Bencheghib will run across the US from New York City to LA to raise awareness about the environmental impact of plastic on the ocean and to inspire people to change their habits. The 22-year-old is embarking on a six-month journey, beginning on 26 July, whereby he will run from New York City’s Battery Park area to Santa Monica, California, stopping at city halls … Continue reading Young environmentalist to run across the US to raise awareness of plastic pollution and inspire change

Netherlands city transforms bus stops into bee stops with plant-topped roofs

The roofs of more than 300 bus stops have been transformed into a plant haven for bees in the city of Utrecht, the Netherlands. Covered with mainly sedum plants, which are succulents that can help purify the air, the 316 bus stops are now attracting honey bees and bumblebees, as well as butterflies. The roofs will also capture fine dust and store rainwater. The roofs … Continue reading Netherlands city transforms bus stops into bee stops with plant-topped roofs

Practical Ways to be an Environmentally-Friendly Record Collector — ecogreenlove

The environmental impact of vinyl on the planet is one of the music industry’s (many) dirty little secrets. Last year alone over 4 million new vinyl records were purchased, and considering the average LP weighs about 135g, that means that over 550 tonnes of our favourite black plastic – with all its associated energy and environmental costs entered into the market at a time when … Continue reading Practical Ways to be an Environmentally-Friendly Record Collector — ecogreenlove

Reduce Single-Use Plastic in your Home [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

No matter how substantial the swap, each change you make to reduce single-use plastic can have a positive impact on the environment. *Remember always to use up what you already have at home, don’t run buying something you don’t really need. Part of the zero-waste movement is to avoid consumerism, not to support it 😉 Read on to learn how to start your journey to … Continue reading Reduce Single-Use Plastic in your Home [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

A Complete Guide to an Eco-Conscious Move — ecogreenlove

Living an eco-friendly lifestyle doesn’t stop at certain tasks, it can be applied to every situation. If you’ve moved before, you know that moving requires a lot of materials. But there are ways to protect be conscious of the environment throughout the moving process without adding additional stress. The average American moves 11 times in their lifetime, which makes it all the more important to … Continue reading A Complete Guide to an Eco-Conscious Move — ecogreenlove

World Ocean’s Day – Upcycling Ideas [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

The World Ocean’s Day Youth Advisory Council is extremely excited to present to you this Upcycling Guidebook for World Ocean’s Day. The term upcycling is also known as “creative reuse”. By reusing plastic, upcycling helps reduce the amount of plastic that can end up in the environment and may help us avoid purchasing new plastic products. The more we can refuse single-use plastic and reuse … Continue reading World Ocean’s Day – Upcycling Ideas [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Budget-friendly Ways to Go Green [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

There is a common misconception that eco-friendly products and lifestyle swaps are inherently more expensive, but that is far from the case. There are countless ways in which we can participate in a more environmentally sound life, while saving money along the way. This thorough guide outlines simple life swaps that not only save the planet, but save our wallets too. Remember to always use … Continue reading Budget-friendly Ways to Go Green [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Guide to Laundry and make your Clothes last longer [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Unfortunately, 87% of people don’t know how to wash their clothes properly, which shockingly leads to damaging an average of 10 clothing items per year through improper washing.So, even if you choose to buy more eco-friendly clothing, you may be ruining them through your washing habits. via Guide to Laundry and make your Clothes last longer [Infographic] — ecogreenlove Continue reading Guide to Laundry and make your Clothes last longer [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Floating community on Amsterdam canal set to be Europe’s most sustainable neighbourhood

A floating neighbourhood, complete with 46 households and a community centre, in the north of Amsterdam is set to be Europe’s most sustainable neighbourhood. Known as Schoonschip, in other words clean ship, the households and community centre will float on 30 plots on the Johan van Hasseltkanaal, a side canal of the IJ river. The project, which is designed by architects Space & Matter, will … Continue reading Floating community on Amsterdam canal set to be Europe’s most sustainable neighbourhood