101 tips to help save the environment

101 Uses For is popular and let's hope it stays that way. Our second book is presently called 101 tips for self sufficiency; we will certainly dip into this section for ideas. So post away and let's try and get at least one thread up to 101.
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Fri Jun 09, 2006 7:55 am

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Post: #22982 AnnetteR
Mon Jun 12, 2006 4:28 pm

Walk, when and where ever you can.
During the winter keep your blinds/shades open to receive as much sunlight/heat as possible, during the summer keep them closed to eliminate as much sunlight/heat as possible.

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Post: #22987 multiveg
Mon Jun 12, 2006 6:04 pm

Re "die" I heard on the radio (was it Sunday on BBC Radio 4) about the alternatives to cremation and wooden coffin burials. http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/programme ... ails.shtml
"Green burials" The item should be available to listen again (upto Saturday I think).

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Post: #24659 Ranter
Mon Jun 26, 2006 5:13 pm

67. (by my reckoning) stop buying tissues & instead liberate some of the cotton hankies that Mum still has stuffed in a drawer somewhere.

Okay, maybe a bit personal, but it worked for me.

Come on, we must be able to get to 101 on this.

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Post: #24675 Martin
Mon Jun 26, 2006 6:17 pm

if you smoke, grow your own baccy! (I think you can get tobacco seeds) 8)
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Post: #24700 ina
Mon Jun 26, 2006 7:40 pm

AnnetteR wrote:During the winter keep your blinds/shades open to receive as much sunlight/heat as possible, during the summer keep them closed to eliminate as much sunlight/heat as possible.


For Britain - reverse :mrgreen: : In winter, keep your blinds closed, to keep the heat in (it's dark all day anyway!); in summer, keep them open, to make the most of the sunlight (it'll never get too hot).
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Post: #30843 Tracey Smith
Mon Aug 21, 2006 10:12 pm

Hi all - does anyone have any objections to me pulling a top ten list together from this thread and reading it out on the radio? I have a little green show on my local hospital radio at Taunton.

I want to plug www.SelfSufficientish.com and the 101 ways threads would make a smashing regular feature.

Ta x

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Post: #30845 Martin
Mon Aug 21, 2006 10:41 pm

raise the spirit of Guy Fawkes? :wink:
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101 tips to help save the environment

Post: #30847 kenboak
Mon Aug 21, 2006 11:26 pm

Some great Ideas Here,

Can someone who's good at editing these posts, put them all in a long list document with check boxes, so we can all tick off the ones we do.

We can use it as a "Ish R Us" guide - a checklist for eco-living.

I know this is a blatant rip-off of someone else's idea, but it works. If I can spell his name - I'd credit him (Donnachadh McCarthy)

Here's one of mine:

Spend a week living an alternative lifestyle at home or in your garden, instead of going on holiday abroad. See how eco-frugal you can be. Spend the week doing the things on the above mentioned list if you are short of ideas! Deny Easy-Jet their airfare!

Live in a tent or shed
Cook on a barbeque using sustainable English charcoal - and no lighter fluid
Eat your own veg
Piss on your compost heap
Improvise a solar water heater
Finish the latest keg of home brew
Keep happy - despite dubious British weather



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Post: #30872 Shirley
Tue Aug 22, 2006 8:53 am

Ha - holiday abroad? What's that then??!

Sustainable english charcoal... I read a fascinating article about this recently and was all fired up to get some (pardon the pun) but then found it's only sold at a few outlets down south - although I do seem to recall seeing some up here about 6 years ago (was I dreaming?)
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Re: 101 tips to help save the environment

Post: #30916 Masco&Bongo
Tue Aug 22, 2006 2:23 pm

kenboak wrote:Live in a tent or shed
Cook on a barbeque using sustainable English charcoal - and no lighter fluid
Eat your own veg
Piss on your compost heap


We are going camping this weekend on holiday (as opposed to going abroad) and are taking some of our veg with us to cook on the BBQ...

With regards to "toileting" on the compost heap - we do this anyway! It saves trekking inside and taking boots off etc to go to the loo....

No 69? Encourage your workplace to recycle (if it doesn't already)
1) by using the little cups you get with water machines as containers for planting seeds
2) recycling toner/ink cartridges
3) duplex printing (lots of people DON'T do this)

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Post: #32493 the.fee.fairy
Mon Sep 04, 2006 3:13 pm

make your own charcoal by visitng the local forest and asking for coppice offcuts.

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Post: #32687 NancyAnne
Wed Sep 06, 2006 1:52 am

If you can't pee outside in the compost, pee in the shower. If you have to use the toilet, use a clean, old cut up t-shirt instead of toilet paper. Throw in laundry after use.

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Post: #62214 Milims
Wed Jun 20, 2007 2:11 pm

Lost count completely - but thought I resurrect this old post so......

what ever number was reached) Use a pressure cooker - cooks all the dinner in a fraction of the time with much less water. Also makes great soup and is big enough for a jam pan too!
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Post: #69423 BRISKbaby
Thu Aug 23, 2007 6:11 pm

I posted this earlier, however in the wrong place :(.

#? ) Change your internet settings to view pages in Black and White settings. Black background with white text.
For Firefox:
Tools >Options.
Content icon, Click color.
Change the colors.
Deselect "Allow websites to choose colors themselves.

While this looks a little more drab than other colors, you'll save watt after watt of power.
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