What makes an eco-friendly sofa?

A green sofas.

Our planet is facing some difficult times ahead, as the consequences of generations of bad decisions begin to show. Climate change, pollution and air quality, disappearing populations of animals, world hunger and drought…there is a lot to account for.   We have not been good stewards of the earth, and now more and more people …

Women’s health: Are the cosmetics, cleaners and chemicals we purchase safe?

Allergies to chemicals, scents and cosmetics.

Are you afraid to purchase cosmetics, scented products and cleaners for fear they’ll cause an allergic or sensitivity reaction? Join my club! I’ve been dealing with allergies, and chemical and scent sensitivities all my life. Before I discovered what my problem was, I went through years thinking I just had ‘run of the mill’ allergies …

How to spring clean your way to energy efficiency.

Spring clean your way to energy efficiency.

With spring in the air, you might feel the urge to brush, scrub and dust away winter. While you’re in the swing of making your home spick and span, why not take a few extra steps to spring clean your way to energy efficiency?   Here’s what you can do. Dust off appliances. When dust …

Innovative road marking technologies improve road safety and traffic management.

Innovative road marking technologies include glow in the dark markers.

New and innovative road marking technologies are bringing road markings into the 21st century – improving the safety of our roads and the manageability of traffic flow.   These innovative technologies are either in the testing stage or set to be gradually rolled out over the next few years. Here is a brief overview of …

Three ways to teach your kids good energy saving skills.

Teach important energy saving skills to kids.

The average utility company customer, when complaining about a high bill, will attribute the staggering cost to the same culprits time and time again. Those culprits are their kids, who often cause their bills to skyrocket by failing to practice good energy-saving skills. If you want to reduce your bill and teach your kids useful …

Drainage problems: Who is responsible for private drains and sewers?

Who is responsible for private drains and sewers when drainage problems arise?

Many householders are generally aware of the fact that some of the drains and sewers under their property and the surrounding area are their responsibility to maintain whereas others belong to their municipality or water company. Just who is responsible for private drains and sewers when confronted with drainage problems?   What is often less …