Running your own garden in a green way is a multi-benificial operation. It saves time, money and the environment at the same time whiile providing healthy food and a clean environment to enjoy the summers.

  1. Eat from your own garden
    Maintaining a garden isn’t only a fun and rewarding job to do, but it can also feed your entire family. Growing tomatoes, onions and zuccini isn’t hard at all and provides you with fresh ingredients for your dishes. Some people say growing your own food is like printing your own money!
  2. Don’t use pesticides
    Pesticides ruin the fun for everyone. Plants, insects and humans are harmed by them. Instead layer on some all-natural compost and recruit beneficial insect reinforcements to keep your garden in a green and healthy state.
  3. Compost, learn to love it
    Wether you use kitchen scraps or leafs straight from your own trees and plants, using home made compost is a great way to recycle any leftovers which seem unwanted.
  4. Use freely available rainwater
    Rainwater is free, saves tap water and is generally better for your garden. Collect it with a rainbarrel placed strategically and water your plants with it when neccessary. Water from the sky can contain up to 35% more oxygen, which is very important for your garden.

Nowadays almost everyone has a cellphone, and every one of these needs regular charging. Even though charging your cellphone isn’t a large drain on your energy footprint, we think knowing how to save energy using any method is a valuable skill to posses. This is our top 3 of cell phone energy saving tips.

  1. Disable unnecessary features
    Try disabling Bluetooth, GPS (Location Services) and 4G/3G when not in use. Most smartphones feature control centers to quickly disable common features.
  2. Tone down your screen brightness
    The number one battery drain is without a doubt the screen backlight. Setting it to ‘auto‘ helps, and setting the default to around 50% ensures sufficient readability and some nice savings.
  3. Store often used data offline
    This habit kills two birds with one stone: downloading often used data such as maps, music and photo’s decrease the battery drain caused by using cellular data while at the same time reducing the amount of data you spend.

Enjoy using your cellphone while still saving energy next time!

In today’s world of perpetually accelerating technology, we are becoming ever more used to instant gratification; as a result of this, many people become more and more prone to throwing things away at the very moment that they feel it is no longer useful. Continue reading

Grocery shopping is an activity nearly all of us have to deal with on a weekly (or even more often) base. Studies show that up to 50% of produced and purchased groceries go uneaten and most likely end up in the trash. Next to that, extensively using your freezer without being aware of what’s in there and what you could eat instead of buy new puts an unnecessary strain on your energy bill and, thus, the environment. Continue reading

Kids are the future. And to have them save the earth for their children much like we are doing for them, they need to be made aware of the environment from a young age. So how do we teach them being eco-friendly in a fun and educational way? Here’s our top 3.

  1. Calculate the carbon in a tree. Ask students to identify the variety of trees found on your school property and think about the many different benefits they provide to people and the environment. Then, teach them to measure the diameter of the tree and use their math skills to approximate the amount of carbon stored in each tree. Continue reading