Ask G

pool

Ask G: How do you create a natural pool?

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

If diving into a freshwater lake or river appeals more than a chlorine pool then you will like the idea of a natural swimming pool.

plane

Ask G: What to look for in a carbon offsetter

Monday, 27 October 2008

There are a lot of choices when it comes to offsetting travel.

forest

Ask G: Should I offset my carbon?

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

It's true: not all carbon offset schemes are created equal. But first, let's look at why it is vitally important to offset your travel.

Washing powder

Ask G: Is sodium percarbonate good for the environment?

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Sodium percarbonate is a bleaching agent used in various cleaning products. It dissolves at low temperatures making it an effective stain removal or bleaching agent in cold water.

office paper

Ask G: Which type of office paper is the greenest?

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Buying environmentally friendly paper is no walk in the park. From recycled fibre percentage to chemical bleaching, the market is flooded with brands making various claims about their impact on the environment.

mailbox

Ask G: Where do you get 'no junk mail' stickers?

Tuesday, 30 September 2008

I deliver junk mail for exercise and I would like to distribute 'no junk mail' stickers with my deliveries, as people have asked for this. Where do I get these stickers?

Biofuel

Ask G: Are biofuels really carbon neutral?

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Biofuels exploit the fact that crops breathe in carbon dioxide. Once they are harvested, these crops are either fermented to make ethanol, or their oils are used directly as simple fuel substitutes.

Shampooing

Ask G: Is Sodium Lauryl Sulphate really that bad?

Thursday, 18 September 2008

Sodium laureth sulphate (SLS) and it's cousin, sodium lauryl ether sulfate (SLES) have received a bad rap. These chemicals are found in shampoos, shower gels, mouth rinses, toothpaste, detergents, and even in some foods.

Ask G: What's the greenest way for hair removal?

Thursday, 18 September 2008

There's a time and a place for clear-felling old-growth forests - the time is spring and the place is below my knees. Allowing yourself to be naturally hairy is the greenest option, but free-range armpits are not everyone's idea of attractive.

Solar Panels

Ask G: Solar Panels or GreenPower?

Thursday, 18 September 2008

Mark Diesendorf, author of the book Greenhouse Solutions with Sustainable Energy and an expert in the field of sustainable energy, says that it's similar to asking how long a piece of string is.

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