Eco Tips

Useful hints and tips on how to improve your quality of life and reduce your carbon footprint

Eco Tip #28 How To Save Water in The Garden

  Water, or more precisely a lack thereof, is an ongoing problem in Cyprus. Thanks to a lack of rainfall in recent years along with the typical Cypriot climate, water is considered a valuable commodity. In the average household, more than half of wat...
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Eco Tip #27 Quick Tips to Reduce Plastics At Home

  Since their creation just about a century ago, plastics have since invaded the planet and are one of the biggest pollutants on earth. For reference, the combined size of floating islands of plastic waste islands in the Pacific Ocean measure over 1.6 ...
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Eco Tip #26 How Small Changes Can Help the World and Your Wallet.

  While changing the world itself is going to take some major work to have a noticeable impact on the environment, the small changes we make at home can help get that ball rolling. The simplest and smallest ways to help the environment from home can al...
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Eco Tip #25 Smart Ways to Save Water

  The tiny blue marble we live on, also known as the Earth, might seem like it has abundant water, but less than 1% of that water is available for human use. The rest of the water is salt water from the ocean, frozen water in the polar ice caps, or jus...
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Eco Tip #24 Why You Should Switch to LED Lights

   We can’t really see well in the dark, which makes a good case for buying light bulbs. Although, not all lightbulbs are created equal. What if we told you that one small and inexpensive change would not only save you some money, but also be good for th...
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Eco Tip #23 Quick Tips to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

   The best way to reduce your carbon footprint, other than eating only vegetables and riding a bike everywhere, is by leading a more sustainable lifestyle. But what exactly is ‘sustainable’ living? Sustainable living is a lifestyle that’s gotten incr...
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Eco Tip #22 How to get the most out of the Sun

   Renovating or building homes that make better use of the sun is an eco-trend that’s been gaining traction around the world – and for good reason! Every house always has an impact on the environment, and making a house more solar efficient is a big s...
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Eco Tip #21 How To Make Appliances More Efficient

    You don’t need a state-of-the-art fridge that speaks 3 languages to be energy efficient. In fact, you don’t really need smart appliances at all. While more modern appliances are more efficient thanks to better technology, what really makes them effi...
 
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Eco Tip #20 How Working from Home is Helping The Environment

   Waking up a couple minutes before work, working in your PJs, and answering emails while chilling on your sofa with a warm cup of coffee, are all known benefits of working from home. And yes, they’re totally worth it. But other than saving money and ...
 
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Eco Tip #19 Why You Should Buy From Local Farmers

  There’s no real definition of “local” food, but let’s just call it food from farmers that aren’t too far from you. Whether it’s from farmers you know, or food grown locally, you will find a farmer’s market somewhere nearby that sells greens and maybe...
 
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Eco Tip #18 Four Small Changes To Lead An Eco-Friendly Lifestyle That COMPOUND

   To be eco-friendly, you don't need a big house with a perfectly equipped solar panel rooftop. You also don't need a big garden filled with exotic plants and water collecting devices. Most of us face the pressure to co-exist harmoniously ...
 
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Eco Tip #17 Four-Day Work Week: The Case for Saving the Planet While Making Employees Happier.

   The transition from fully-presencial office hours to remote work kickstarted a new technologic era for many of us... but you already know that.   However, have you considered the environmental impact of this model, and more so, the possibility of...
 
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Eco Tip #16 Smart Ways To Automate Your Home

   Automating your home is just one of the many ways to make the most out of your smart appliances. Other than saving money, automations can help with everything from waking you up on the right side of the bed to making sure you don’t worry about the o...
 
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Eco Tip #15 Are Solar Panels Worth The Investment?

   That ball of light in the sky we call the Sun has been around for a long time, and it’s not going away anytime soon. The fact that the sun is almost always around (except for those in a few specific countries) is what makes it an exceptionally relia...
 
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Eco Tip #14 Why Eco-Friendly Smart Homes Are Good For The Environment

    An eco-friendly house is an energy efficient house, and over the last few years Smart Homes have pushed the limits of sustainability and have become the new frontier for green living. Smart Appliances, like those mentioned in our article, are mos...
 
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Eco Tip #13 FIVE ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENTARIES YOU SHOULD WATCH ON NETFLIX

  Looking for a good environmental documentary? Here is a roundup of some of our favorite ones which are available on Netflix. All of them are bound to leave you inspired to take action in your own way.      1. A Plastic Ocean   “A Plastic Oc...
 
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Eco Tip #12 Small house, big yard: How downsizing construction can increase your quality of life.

  Did you know much about the benefits of Vitamin D before you had to spend most of your time inside? With the modern world making it cheaper, easier, and normalizing that we spend most of our time indoors, we tend to forget a simple reality: It'...
 
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Eco Tip #11 People all over the world want you to get a tiny house. Here's why this is good for you.

   Did you know that there's such a thing as the Tiny House Movement? US law defines a tiny house as a dwelling unit with a maximum of 37 square metres (400 sq ft) of floor area, excluding lofts. If you, like this writer, are bad at imagining squa...
 
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Eco Tip #10 Minimalism: A short case for the need for less.

  Chances are, if you're looking at this website, you're already in the pursuit of less: Less clutter, less pollution, fewer problems, less of everything that isn't essential. However, minimalism isn't just about how we live inside our...
 
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Eco Tip #9 Farming Vertically at Home: Reaching New Heights, Regardless of Space.

   There are more ways to create a garden (or even your own tiny farm) than there are excuses for not doing so. We've heard all of them before, starting with a timeless classic: The good old "I don't have any space". Not quite Babe...
 
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Eco Tip #8 Small-scale Permaculture: Creating a sustainable garden that provides for you and your family.

  At its more basic level, permaculture is based on the idea that your garden should be an extension of its local, natural environment.   A permaculture garden considers your needs (i.e. production), but also the natural ecosystem, climate, and buil...
 
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Eco Tip #7 Smart appliances: How many are 'smart enough'?

  You want your house to run like a Swiss watch. As we get busier, technology aids a hand in helping us run smoother, more manageable lives. Thanks to it, we can reduce a lot of our decision-making process to the flip of a switch and be happier and ...
 
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Eco Tip #6 Small vs Big Homes: The Good, The Bad and The Untold When Making THE Decision.

  If you were to ask Marie Kondo, you wouldn't be reading this. Minimalism and other trends have made it so that the only way to speak publicly about possessions is to state that you only want what's necessary. And yet, there's a cer...
 
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Eco Tip #5 Smart Energy Meters: A no-brainer device to save the planet and your wallet.

  A study on smart energy meters claims that 8 out of 10 users would recommend them to a friend. This study also demonstrates that: ●     80% feel like they now understand their energy spending better. ●     68% feels more responsible and consci...
 
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Eco Tip #4 Smart Thermostats: Are They Smart Enough For Your House?

  While we walk around with devices in our pockets that are more powerful than the computer that took Neil Armstrong to the moon, our homes remain largely the same. However, this might just be about to change —perhaps forever.Moving in jumps, rather than...
 
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Eco Tip #3 Waterless & Wonderful

  Sustainable living is a one-way ticket. No one way of living in a way that saves the environment fits everybody's needs, and our particular requirements are as varied as things can get: From your work, your location, costs, and even your gove...
 
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Eco Tip #2 What are Incinerating Toilets

   I know what you're thinking. Some things just shouldn't be set on fire. It's hard to argue with sound logic. However, did you know that incinerating toilets, apart from existing ever since literal centuries ago, are completely odourless...
 
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Eco Tip #1 Heat Pumps

  Houses exist to keep you away from the elements, which is why there's rarely anything more frustrating than a cold house. Wherever it is you live, and however grateful you can be for having a roof over your head, no one wants to be wearing a jack...
 
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