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Environmental Websites You Should Know About

As people are becoming more environmentally aware environmental websites are becoming more popular. We have put together a guide of the best environmental websites that you should be aware of (and links to where you can find them).


1. Treehugger

Treehugger is a brilliant source for all things environmental. Whether you are after up-to-date news, solutions or tips and tricks, this is where you should be. There are eight different sections on their brilliant site, to suit your every need. These are: News, Environment, Home & Garden, Science, Policy, Eco-Design, Animals and More.


Treehugger’s website is often the go-to place for up-to-date environmental news

2. The Family Handyman

Whether you need to fix your Christmas lights, to “Squeeze another season out of your strings of lights!”, learn how to start decluttering your home, or even how humid your basement should be - this is the website for you. The Family Handyman instructions with useful images and complete information. If you prefer feeling and flicking the pages, they also have a magazine.


The “Most Popular” articles on The Family Handyman

3. Grist

Grist is an online magazine which focuses on environmental news and commentary, with a humorous and ironic twist. Grist is a non-profit, independent media organisation who describe themselves as dedicated to telling stories of “climate solutions and a just future.” They write articles from “Putting promises into practice after COP27” to “The world agreed to a global plastics treaty. Now comes the hard part.”


Gist allows you to keep up to date with the latest environmental news, from a non biassed standpoint

4. RecycleThis

A wonderful website, RecycleThis is a guide on all the things which can be recycled - and how! Since the beginning on the site four years ago, they have now covered over 900 items and had over 14,000 suggestions of ways to reuse, repurpose or recycle things which would have otherwise ended in landfill. RecycleThis can show you ways to recycle items from around the home, office and garden, things for particularly hobbies or sports, and random bits of technology that have broken or are just out of date.


“How can I reuse or recycle old, used notebooks & jotters” is an example of the things you can learn from this site.

5.Eartheasy

Eartheasy was begun by a man named Greg Seaman in 2000. He began with a mission to help people improve their quality of life.


Greg Seaman, Originally from Long Island, NY, Greg Seaman founded Eartheasy in 2000 out of concern for the environment and a desire to help others live more sustainably

The website aims to educate people to achieve a higher quality of life, live in a toxin-free home and yard and have access to wholesome food and safe drinking water.


A glimpse of what you can learn at Eartheasy

6. Ethical Consumer

Alternative consumers are an independent, not-for-profit, multi-stakeholder co-operative with open membership, founded in 1989 and based in Manchester. They have been “At the heart of the ethical consumer movement” from 1989. They provide the tools and resources which you need to make informed decisions on everything from energy, fashion and clothing, health and beauty and many more. Some of this information is free to access, whereas some requires a yearly membership, which helps fund their work.


Ethical Consumer has nine different categories from which you can choose from

7. Leafygreen

Since 2007, Leafygreen has strived to get the message out about green living. They want the world to know that when it comes to shampoos, spices, mugs, multivitamins, and more, there are so many incredible eco-friendly options available. Every single thing that you will see on their website has been personally tried and tested by the team at Leafygreen. This means all reviews are honest, none are greenwashed or sponsored.


On Leafygreen you can find reviews of hundreds of different items, under these categories

8. Life The Green Way

At Life The Green Way they believe that healthy living is about more than just eating well: It is all about consciously treating your body, mind, and soul in the best way possible. It’s about doing the simple things to take care of yourself and live a more balanced life. No matter what stage you are at in life, there are tips and recipes here that anyone can use to make their life a little healthier and more sustainable. Making small changes like these can have a big impact on your overall health, as well as the planet.


The website is full of easy green tips

9. Echoing Green

Echoing Green work within social justice and social innovation, connecting their expertise and global networks to emerging leaders to create long-lasting social change. Their mission is to discover and help green minded innovators. Over their 35 years, they have built a broad, dynamic ecosystem to support these leaders as they solve the world’s biggest problems. They have tackled desertification in Tunisia with innovative farming practices, to designing mobile tools to curb police violence in the US.


Whether you yourself are an entrepreneur, or (like me) you want to see some of the magic which is happening in the world, Echoing Green is the site for you.

Echoing Green have some impressive statistics on what they have achieved

10. Build it Solar

Build it Solar is a website which provides plans, tools and information to help you build renewable energy and conservation projects. On this site you can find hundreds of projects (from changing a light bulb to building solar homes), design information and tools for building renewable energy projects and an experimental section for backyard inventors.


On Build it Solar, you can select what kind of project you are looking for, “Solar Thermal” for example

11. ZeroSmart


We, of course, could not end this blog without giving ourselves an honourable mention. We are not only a site which helps you quickly, immediately and cost-effectively, reduce your carbon footprint to ZERO. We also provide information on all of the global projects which we support: This includes Mangrove Planting in Madagascar and providing Energy-efficient cookstoves in Eritrea. Every share of our articles or every little gift bought (starting from just £9!)


ZeroSmart also has a blog (which you are on right now!). We cover a broad range of environmentally minded topics, such as Environmental Racism too The Average Carbon Footprint of a Pet.



Conclusion

This is the end of our top Environmental Websites You Should Know About article - did we mention your favourite website? Or did we help you discover a new favourite eco website? We hope we did. Finally, is there one we missed? Let us know on Instagram at @zerosmartuk.

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