Eco News Roundup for June 26: Resources from around the world to help live a more eco-friendly lifestyle
This week features tips for adopting green energy in your home. How about the new trend toward “tiny houses” and living off-grid? Learn how physical and mental health improves with access to green spaces. Finally, we look at 13 apps you can use to help you lower your carbon footprint. Enjoy and please leave any suggestion for next week’s roundup in the comments section. Enjoy!
Over the past few years, many residential energy consumers from all over the globe have been considering taking a more eco-friendly approach to their home electricity consumption. Taking a truly green approach to energy consumption means taking the time to shop for a plan that uses renewable resources and by making changes to your everyday lifestyle in an effort to incorporate more eco-friendly practices.
The tiny-house fad appears to be here to stay, fetishized in a stream of articles and fueled by a fascination with living a less materialistic lifestyle. Companies like Tumbleweed Tiny Houses, Sprout, and Wheelhaus are more than happy to make this downsizing dream a reality, offering a myriad of micro-models that provide fodder for get-away-from-it-all fantasies.
It’s the time of year when we’re exhorted by Sunday supplements to enjoy al fresco living, the restorative benefits of the great outdoors. But what if you can’t? Access to green space – for leisure, for exercise, for social contact – is one of the many things that marks out the haves and have-nots in society. The amount and quality of public green space is disproportionately weighted in favour of the wealthy. The last meaningful research on the subject, the 2010 report Urban Green Nation, by the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment, provided clear evidence that people living in more disadvantaged areas or from more marginalised communities had fewer good quality parks and gardens near to where they live and used them less often than people living in more affluent areas. Click here to view original web page at www.google.com
Remembering to live green can go further than setting a reminder to put out the recycling, buying organic, and saving all your peelings for compost. Apps for environmentalists, it turns out, are actually a new frontier for green lifestyle, both for sustainable crusaders with all their local organic food stalls memorized, and those of us who’ve just woken up to the whole living-green thing. In case revamping your life to get a bit more eco-friendly seems overwhelming and difficult, no worries: there’s an app for that. And, luckily, it’s probably served without any sanctimony.