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Switch Your Energy

Ian Yenney looks at how switching your energy may be the easiest step you can take to reduce your CO2 emissions – and how it can make a BIG difference.

Retrofitting a 1901 end of terrace (with the environment in mind)

We knew from the outset that we would have to go down the eco route – I’m far too much of a vigilante to do anything else. The big limitation was our knowledge. The problem with starting so blind is that we were sure to miss something and now it’s too late to put it right. So one learning was that we should have employed an Eco Builder rather than go with good ‘normal’ builders who were also flying blind.

Saving the Planet from the Laundry Room

Saving the planet from the laundry room or the art of sustainable washing – In this guest blog, Terry Over looks at the environmental impact of this everyday task.

Fruit, Veg & Wildlife in a Smaller Garden

Insects are attracted by profusely flowering plants such as the hot-lips salvia, while bug and bee hotels offer them the chance to stay and to hibernate. Similarly, the small pond attracts newts and frogs and a nearby pile of old wood and tiles gives them somewhere to over-winter.

Sustainable Shopping in St Albans

St Albans is a great destination for sustainable shopping. So for plastic-free produce, sustainable fashion and locally grown produce at independent restaurants, be inspired with our top eco-shopping picks.