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4 Easy Ways To Save Water Around The Home

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We’re all trying to make more of an effort to be environmentally friendly and preserve the planet. There are a lot of simple lifestyle changes that you can make and a lot of them start in the home. Things like switching the lights off when you’re not in a room and walking instead of driving will make a difference over time. But one thing that people don’t think about as often is how much water they’re using. Water shortages are already a big problem in a lot of places and in the next few decades, they’re likely to start affecting most countries unless we find ways to cut our usage. The other major benefit of using less water is that you’ll save yourself money on utility bills so there’s no reason not to do it, and it’s not that hard either. These are some of the easiest ways to cut water usage around the home.  Continue Reading

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Making Your Business More Eco-Friendly

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Businesses are stepping up to the mark when it comes to making themselves more eco-friendly. They have a slightly bigger responsibility, especially when they begin to grow bigger as a company. If your business is looking to make a few changes this year in favour of the environment, here are some tips to make it more eco-friendly. Continue Reading

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All Summer Long: Keeping Your House Cool

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The better weather is coming your way, and even if you’ve been experiencing some pretty drab winter and then spring weather, the BBQs and flip flops won’t be far away from making an appearance. But how do you plan on keeping cool over the summer? In many instances, the natural go-to is the air conditioning. But that, along with fans dotted around the house, can all be pretty energy consuming, costing you a lot of money in the long term. So the good news is that there are alternatives. These are some of the things that you could try instead, or at least in between the air-con and the use of fans. Keep cool and keep your energy bills down.

Use Your Windows in the Right Way

It can be a natural choice to open your windows as wide as they will go to let in a bit of a breeze. But this isn’t always be a good decision, depending on where in the house you are opening the windows. To really help your home to keep cool, it is all about keeping the hot air from even coming in. So if you’ve got south facing windows, for example, keeping them closed and covered with blinds or curtains during the day can really help the home to stay cooler. When the sun has moved or gone down, then you can open them to give them a good airing.

If you really feel the need for a breeze, as let’s face it, air moving is going to be much cooler than air in the home that is just staying still, then make sure you do so in the way that will encourage a breeze. Open windows on opposite sides of the house, and it can it can help a breeze to travel through.

Insulation

Insulation is normally associated with keeping warm. Because let’s face it, it can give you an extra ‘layer’ in your home and will help with keeping the heat in. But what it also can help with is keeping the heat out of your home as well. So don’t underestimate the power of some insulated panels for wall partitions in your home, for instance. It can help you then in summer when you want to keep heat from coming in, and in winter when you want to keep the heat in the home and stop it from going out.

Switch It Off

It can be quite surprising just how much heat many appliances in our homes generate. If you’ve ever used a computer for a long time, for instance, you will know what I’m talking about. So switch things off fully when not using them; don’t just put them on standby. It is a good idea to make sure that fridges and freezers have plenty of room around them to vent (rather than being squashed against a wall), as these are some of the appliances that can generate a lot of heat (but of course, don’t switch these ones off). Just give them plenty of room to ventilate.

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The first & only Beauty company in Australia awarded CarbonNeutral® status

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Daily Essence (Aust) Pty Ltd has become the only beauty and lifestyle brand in Australia to be awarded CarbonNeutral® certification by reducing its carbon footprint to net zero.

This means consumers can feel good in the knowledge that Daily Essence is leaving a significantly minimal carbon footprint compared to other beauty and lifestyle brands in Australia. Continue Reading

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