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Green Things You Can Do At Work

There are many things that you can do  at work to make your workplace a little more green and eco-concious. Doing even a few things can make a difference, as we always say at EarthFirst it's not about being a fanatical environmentalist, its a about doing something, anything, becuase every little thing makes a big difference.


Green-Up the Indoors and Improve Air Quality

There has been much information lately about the toxicity of the air inside our homes. It has been proven that because of VOCs (volatile organic compounds) the air quality inside is between two to five times more poisonous than outside. 
So how can we combat this? more
  • Turn the lights off when not in use
  • Don’t use disposable coffee cups, get yourself a reusable coffee cup
  • Use solar power and save on energy bills
  • Buy recycled paper
  • Get your bills delivered via email by going online and requesting no paper based bills.
  • Recycle
  • Did you know that most computers aren’t optimized for energy efficiency? Use the ‘sleep’ and hibernate settings on your computer, or turn them off if you know you wont be using them for a while.
  • Get a plant for the office.
  • Don’t set your air con to less than 20 degrees
  • Turn off and unplug electronics when not in use (it will save you money as well)
  • Get an energy audit
  • Suggest incorporating carbon neutral status for your workplace or business
  • Calculate your carbon footprint
  • Know your plastics & understand which are not recyclable.

Banish Toxins and Reduce Carbon Emissions in Your Living Room

This is our second article on improving the health and eco friendliness of your home. Today we’re traipsing into the living room where you’ll find the couch and tv which makes this one of the most occupied rooms in the house. more

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The Great Recycling Myth- Recycling Plastic

Recycling is one of the easiest ways we can help the environment but did you know that not all plastic is recyclable? If you look at the bottom of a plastic bottle or container there are the three arrows chasing each other in a triangle and many of us identify this with recycling – but we’re wrong. more