EcoEgg - non allergenic, clothes washing
Kim Woodburn's top cleaning tip: "It is vital that we preserve our natural resources. I demonstrated on my TV show, "How Clean is Your House?" many eco friendly ways to clean the whole house.
Cut food miles - choose food that is local and in season
In the UK, our food travels an amazing 30 billion kilometres each year: Imports by boat and air, transport by lorries and cars, cars travelling to and from shops... adding nearly 19 million tonnes of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere each year.
Maintaining the right tyre pressure saves between 5-8% of CO2 emissions per car journey, and makes fuel, cash and carbon savings all in one go. It also improves handling and minimises wear.
Did you know, changing just one journey per month from car to bus or coach not only reduces your personal carbon footprint, but will play a vital part in helping us reach our target of removing one billion car journeys from our roads. Switch Today.
Guide to electric bicycles
Electric-assist bicycles are a great alternative to driving or taking public transport; saving you time and money, as well as benefiting your health and just as importantly, the environment.
Businesses: save money by recycling your food waste into energy
Recycling food waste avoids the need to send waste to landfill, providing your company or organisation with cost savings and offering recognised green credentials that could be marketed towards your consumers or those for whom you provide a service.
Recycle your mobile phones & help offset your emissions
OxTreeGen has come up with simple tips your business can implement, most of which can be done today and require minimal work from you. Not only will you be working towards becoming a more responsible greener business but we have no doubt the tips will also save your business money.
Eco-driving tips for Vans
Drive as smoothly as possible, avoiding harsh acceleration and braking, and don’t speed. Generally speaking, go above 50mph and fuel consumption changes from being a linear progression to exponential. Also, try and drive at a constant speed.Anticipate the road ahead and keep rolling whenever possible. Moving away from a standing start uses a lot of fuel.
Energy-saving Starter Kit
The greentomatokit is an essential starting point for people who want to live greener lifestyles but don't know where to start.
FLOWER helps avoid roadside breakdowns
The AA fixes around eight out of ten cars by the roadside but most of these faults can be avoided by simple pre-journey checks and regular maintenance.
Eco-driving will help you pass your driving test
Anyone undertaking a driving test will get assessed on their eco safe manner of driving. This includes control and planning with particular attention to starting and moving away, use of gears and accelerating whilst driving at an appropriate speed for the conditions. As well as hazard awareness, engine braking and planning ahead.
F1's Eddie Irvine on electric cars
I've driven the Tesla Roadster and the electric MINI and they're both amazing cars to drive.
Spelt = Healthy High Energy Food
Fuel your cycle-ride with natural, high-energy organic spelt. Eat porridge or toast before the ride and take biscuits to top-up on the journey.
Pop a re-usable water bottle in your bag/car and simply re-fill as necessary. Some are made from recycled plastic or collapsible to save space.
Slow Living - Take Back the Streets
We have allowed traffic to blight our towns and cities.
What Car?'s Guide to Buying a Car
Downsize your car, downsize your billsGo for a smaller car with an economical engine and you can save a small fortune on fuel bills, insurance and Vehicle Excise Duty.Go for a greener car
Make a highly visible statement of your CSR commitments by converting your vehicle fleet
We are actively using electric vehicles in our Southern Electric fleet and have trialled the use of both LPG and Compressed Natural Gas.
Every Streetcar on the road replaces, on average 26 privately-owned cars. This is because new members often sell their own car or choose not to buy one.
Check the running costs before you buy your next car
When choosing a new car, look out for the fuel economy label at the point of sale. The label clearly shows that choosing a car with lower CO2 emissions means lower running costs and lower tax
Top Tips for How to save time and fuel with Navman Satnavs
Select the ‘most economical’ route when you programme your journeyUse your Navman GPS to re-route around traffic congestion and road works using Real-time Traffic and Route Traffic OverviewIf you take a wrong turn, Navman GPS quickly re-routes to get you back on trackNavman POIs allow you to stop at t
Switch to LPG to avoid Congestion Charge
LPG is the most cost-efficient natural fuel available for vehicles. As a Transport Energy PowerShift approved vehicle, C-Free LPG Smart Cars are eligible for a 100% discount from the charge.
Top Ten Ethical Treats for the Perfect Easter
The Easter holidays mark the beginning of Spring - a wonderful season that brings in a sense of renewal along with sprouting greenery and flowers... but are we eating the rainforest? The Rainforest Foundation UK and Ethical Consumer have surveyed over 70 of the UK's top chocolate brands on their use of palm oil or its derivatives. If rainforest destruction causes climate change and climate change is spoiling our European Spring, how can we enjoy Easter with a clear conscience? See below for our pick of delicious Easter gifts made by responsible companies.
Think you are a good driver?
Eco Warrior or Boy Racer? Take the smarter driving quizCalculate your carbon footprint and get a personalised action plan
Comparison of multi-function duplex colour printers and consumables for small offices / home working
Shopping for a value-for-money all-in-one colour printer for home / small office use can be a daunting prospect, especially trying to work out the total cost of ownership including energy consumption, replacement ink and specialist paper. The printers in the following table are all relatively eco-friendly with quite high duty cycles and are highly commended by the likes of Which? and/or other consumer review websites.
Top Tips for eco-friendly printing at home / small offices
Save space, costs and hassle - Get an All-in-one SolutionPrint wirelessly from smartphones, tablets or over the webOriginal brand cartridges vs Cheap refillsIndividual inkjet cartridges last longerLaser vs Ink
Top Five Water Saving Gadgets for the Home
In the future, we may be able to cut our water use and avoid a lot of the chemical pollutants by using gadgets such as air showers, waterless-urinals, ultrasound washing machines and UV cleaners. Some hi-tech innovations are already on the market and we've listed five below.
Working From Home Checklist - Top Ten Tips, Gadgets + Solutions
One of the best ways to cut emissions, congestion & costs is to avoid commuting altogether. This year brings the largest sporting events in the world to the UK - the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Roads and public transport will be much busier than usual. The following guide is aimed at providing you with the tools you need to work from home.
Replacing Light Bulbs - Brightness, Life Cycle Cost and Energy Efficiency Comparison
The tables below compare the costs, convenience and performance of common bulb types for general ambient lighting and spot lighting. LED lighting works out at a quarter of the price of old-fashioned incandescent bulbs - even before energy-savings & maintenance.
Start's guide to choosing a greener car
Diesel? Hybrid? Electric? Petrol? There are lots of options when it comes to choosing the most environmentally friendly car. That's why Start have created an interactive tool that aims to provide a rough guide to the best choices for you - taking into account how much you drive, how far and much more.
Get more smileage. If you need to get around the city fast, or even from city to city, try a folding electric scooter. You can take it on a train, take it into the office, take it in the boot of your car... the list goes on. If you'd prefer to leave it outside, just remove the battery pack and charge it up indoors, ready for your next journey.
Lifestyle advice, products and solutions related to the guest drivers, speakers, partners & participants in the annual eco-rally show.