The Eco-friendly Guide to Cleaning Your Home by Michael Morris
Every day in Britain, homeowners and landlords use a wide variety of cleaning products to spray, scrub, buff and polish our properties in the efforts of creating a cleaner, safer and welcoming environment within which to live and work. Unfortunately, whilst these cleaning agents may leave our homes looking sparkling on the surface, it can be shocking when you scratch the veneer and unearth the detrimental impact these cleaning agents can have on your health and the environment as a whole...more
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- Homelessness Reduction Act: will it make a difference?
- The Renters' Money Saving Checklist
- The Snow Dilema - Should I clear my drive?
- The Definitive Guide to Buying a House - A Guide for First Time Buyers
- End-of-Summer Maintenance Tips
- Fire Safety in the Home
- How to Reduce Exposure to Indoor Toxins
- Basement Mould Removal
- Home Safety: Electrical Safety
- We Should Extend Our Families, Not Our Kitchens
- 3 Days to lighter, more liberated life
- Right to Exploit
- Cleaning Windows
- We didn't have this green thing ...
- Gas & Electricity Rip Off
- Affordable Housing
- Who Benefits from Planning Law?
- A to Z Guide to Security, Safety and Prevention NEW
- Tips to Ensure Safety of Seniors at Home NEW
- Home Construction & Design Techniques for Child Safety NEW
- Have a House Fire Evacuation Plan NEW
- 20 Ways to Keep Kids Safe When They Are Home Alone NEW
- How to Make Your Home Handicap Accessible NEW
- Child Safety Guide: Making the Move from an Urban Area to a Rural One NEW
Clean air, clean water and nutritional food are essential for life. All three are under attack:
- the air from chemtrails and pollution; similarly
- our water is not "clean".
- the food that most people eat is becoming less nutritious as the soil is being progressively denuded of essential nutrients due to industrial agriculture, not to mention the continuous threat of GMO foods becoming ubiquitous by default and contamination.
The following article by Thomas Lines refers to Britain but reflects trends in agriculture around the world.Is Britain sleepwalking into a food crisis?
“In the past 50 years in Britain, through the intensification of agriculture, we have destroyed well over half of our biodiversity, and the populations of birds, butterflies and wild flowers that once gave the landscape such animation and thrilling life have been utterly devastated”.
Ignoring the usual lip-service paid to the religiosity of climate change (cooler is definitely worse for agriculture), the main thrust of the article refers to the damage to soil and the consequent decline in crop yields (this is in spite of increased CO2 in the atmosphere which increases crop yields - Dutch growers pump CO2 into their greenhouses)'.
This annihilation of vital nutrients in the soil by chemical fertilisers and pesticides is the premise behind Perrine and Charles Hervé-Gruyer's farm at Bec Hellouin and their book, Miraculous Abundance. A radical rethink in our approach to agriculture is required if we are to avert the crisis alluded to by Tom Lines. There is growing evidence that traditional farming methods produce more healthy food than industrial agriculture and GMOs but the political economy is driving us in the wrong direction. We need to think about food for ourselves, our families and communities and how we practically create food resilience for ourselves. The more we reduce our reliance on agribusiness, the quicker the political economy will adjust to the needs of humans rather than corporations and their profits... more
This guide offers many different ways your family can adapt a greener lifestyle at home. It enumerates a wide range of methods to be more environmentally-friendly, from simple tasks such as teaching your kids to recycle, up to great commitments like switching to solar energy.
The guide also extends to discussing the importance of living and maintaining a green llifestyle, and the efforts the government has poured to encourage families to go green.
Paul Robertson uncovers the background to engineering insurance and explains why your block needs it Arguably Insurance companies have a lot to answer for in the way that so called “engineering insurance” has been sold to the public. It is an area that few appear to fully understand and I believe a lot of bad advice is given as a result.
Historically engineering insurance was sold to exploit the tax advantages. While statutory engineering inspections were subject to VAT, insurance products were not. So if an insurer combined the inspection service with a small element of insurance cover the VAT could be avoided. This loophole has long been closed but ultimately it gave insurers a significant advantage for many years which is probably why they still have such a market share in statutory inspections....more
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