Global sharing day is coming – make your eco home be part of an eco community

oliver Environmental events, General, Recycling / upcycling

Sharing goods, knowledge and services makes so much sense, and it’s fast becoming a popular, sustainable alternative to conventional consumerism that is taking the world by storm. Global Sharing Day 2013 is set to be The Greatest Share on Earth, taking place this weekend (2nd June 2013). It is a celebration of collaborative consumption, with the aim of making sharing …

Ethical interiors an essential ingredient for sustainable homes- learning from fast fashion disasters

oliver Furniture, General, Materials, Natural stuff

In light of the recent tragedies in Bangladesh, and even more recently in Cambodia, we cant allow the interiors industry to follow such a shameful way of operating. Knowledge, transparency and questioning is what’s needed. But just who is going to look after our homes interiors and the impact they have around the world? So we are taking a look …

How can eco homes be Smart Homes?

oliver General

As some of you may know we have previously touched on the subject of Smart Homes, but now we aim to bring you the true definition of exactly what a Smart Home is; ‘A Smart home is one which can be controlled at the touch of a button. By incorporating home automation systems, the inhabitants are able to control the …

Finding eco homes at EcoBuild 2013

oliver Environmental events, General

EcoBuild is the largest showcase of sustainable construction products anywhere, exhibiting at the Excel Arena in London between the 5th-7th March. There’s a huge variety of things to see and do including; attractions, conferences, speakers and seminar sessions. I have picked out some of the key seminars which might be of interest to you- im certainly going to try and …

Climate Week 2013 – be green in ’13 !

oliver Environmental events, General

The first week of March brings us Climate Week now in its fourth year. its on from the 4th to the 10th March Each year over half a million people attend around 3000 events in Britain’s biggest environmental occasion. The events are run by Charities, Schools, Businesses and Councils, to name but a few, and you can get involved too by …