Sunday, 6 September 2015

Black, White and Purple Glam Halloween Dining Room

From HomeDepot blog
  Halloween can be spooky, cute, or as we increasingly see, glam. Shonee of Hawthorne & Main definitely went with glam when she decorated her Halloween dining room.  This is part of our ongoing Halloween Style Challenge series here on The Home Depot Blog. We sent Shonee a mystery box of Halloween decorations, and let her apply [...]
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Sunday, 10 May 2015

Container Gardening Ideas for a Patio Upgrade

From HomeDepot blog
  It was time for a patio upgrade at Erika Ward’s house. It’s been a while since we saw her terrific family-friendly under deck patio makeover. Now the author of the design and decor blog BluLabel Bungalow is here to show us how a few simple container gardening ideas can be all you need to make even more [...]
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Saturday, 9 May 2015

Curb Appeal with Plants: A Front Porch Makeover

From HomeDepot blog
We saw what remarkable work Leslie Graham did in her patio makeover from a while back, so we wanted to see what sort of front porch makeover ideas she’d come up with. Her talent for decor and design shines through once again. In this Patio Style Challenge Redux, she shows us how simple it is to [...]
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Saturday, 14 March 2015

Tell Bayer to buzz off!

Tips from Friends of the Earth
Ask Europe's Pesticides Commissioner to stand up to chemical giants, and strengthen the current ban on bee-harming pesticides.
Please act now to keep bees safe.

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Thursday, 12 March 2015

Recycle unwanted paint

Tips from Friends of the Earth
Community RePaint is a network of paint reuse schemes across the UK. Last year, it saved thousands of litres of paint from going to waste by giving it to individuals and communities who needed it.
Find out where you can get or donate paint.

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Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Justice for Indonesian activist

Tips from Friends of the Earth
On 27 February 2015, Indra Pelani, a 22-year-old farmer and activist in Indonesia, was abducted and killed. He had been helping monitor illegal activities in the forestry and agriculture sector.
Please help WALHI (Friends of the Earth Indonesia) call for justice.

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Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Get swishing and get free clothes

Tips from Friends of the Earth
Now spring is here, it's a great time to combine fun and fashion with a 'swishing' (or clothes swap) party with your friends. Get some fabulous, free clothes and accessories, without any damage to your bank balance - or the environment. Discover how to swish or find events near you.
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Monday, 9 March 2015

Foods in season in March

Tips from Friends of the Earth
March comes with some great flavours. Experiment with some new recipes to enjoy locally-grown spinach, purple sprouting broccoli, kale, spring onion, leeks and swede.
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Sunday, 8 March 2015

34 coffee filter tricks

Tips from Friends of the Earth
The humble coffee filter is surprisingly versatile for all sorts of little jobs, and as a paper product, it's pretty environmentally-friendly too. Try some of these 34 coffee filter tricks. (I think no 4 is brilliant!)
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Saturday, 7 March 2015

Make the veg the star attraction

Tips from Friends of the Earth
It's British Pie Week, and a great chance to make vegetables the main attraction in your meals. Discover all sorts of delicious veggie pies and tarts from allrecipes.comand delicious.
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Saturday, 28 February 2015

Make woodwork gleam

Tips from Friends of the Earth
Give a natural shine to wood with this homemade furniture polish. Mix 2 parts olive oil with 1 part lemon juice, rub the mixture sparingly onto the wood, and rub dry with a clean cloth.
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Friday, 27 February 2015

DIY pots for seeds

Tips from Friends of the Earth
Start your seeds off in DIY pots, made from recycled materials like yoghurt pots. Try paper or cardboard, like toilet roll tubes and egg boxes, if you want to transplant straight into the ground without disturbing the roots.
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Thursday, 26 February 2015

Green shorts from around the world

Tips from Friends of the Earth
Have you subscribed to our YouTube channel? Each month we showcase short films by talented new film-makers - like The Man Who Lived on His Bike. Subscribe for a fresh perspective.
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Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Keep it cool

Tips from Friends of the Earth
Save electricity with your fridge by giving the coils at the back a regular clean. If possible, position the fridge 10cm away from the wall too, to help them work more efficiently. Find out how to clean fridge coils.
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Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Make fruit go further

Tips from Friends of the Earth
Every day in the UK, we throw away the equivalent of 1.4 million bananas - plus plenty of other fruit we just didn't get round to eating. Find out how you can save waste and money with these simple fruit tips and recipes.
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Saturday, 21 February 2015

Try chalk on stains

Tips from Friends of the Earth
For cheap and easy removal of greasy stains, keep a stick of old-fashioned white chalk at home. Next time you get a stain, rub the chalk on as soon as possible, let it absorb the oil, then wash as usual.
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Friday, 20 February 2015

Do your bins stink?

Tips from Friends of the Earth
Before you reach for the bleach to clean the bins, try a less toxic solution. Sprinkle a spoonful of bicarbonate of soda in the bottom of the bin, add hot water and a couple of drops of eucalyptus or tea tree oil. Swish around and rinse.
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Thursday, 19 February 2015

Would you invest in clean energy?

Tips from Friends of the Earth
We're running a survey with our friends at Trillion Fund to find out what the public appetite is for ethical investment, including solutions like renewable energy. Please share your opinions in our short survey.
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Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

40 lemon tips for Pancake Day

Tips from Friends of the Earth
Buying lemons for Pancake Day? Before the remains languish in the fridge, discover all kinds of health, cleaning and kitchen secrets with our 40 handy lemon tips.
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Saturday, 14 February 2015

Ask your MEP to stop driving hunger

Tips from Friends of the Earth
Here in Europe, the biofuels which help keep our cars on the move are often made from food crops, like corn and soy. This pushes up the price of food for the world's poorest, and has devastating environmental impacts.
Please ask your MEP to vote for a cap on food crops in fuels.

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Friday, 13 February 2015

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Seasonal treats for January

Tips from Friends of the Earth
After a month of indulgence, January is normally a time for resolutions and diets, but there's still loads of wonderful veggies you can enjoy. Cook up a treat this month with with kale, leeks, swede, carrots, squash, celeriac and turnips.
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