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Green living

What your food costs in water

Did you know that it takes over 18 000 litres of water to produce just 1kg of coffee? This and some other water consumption numbers will shock you!

Is your cotton shirt 'killing the earth'?

Cotton is cool and is used to make clothes, sheets and towels we use every day. But did you know that the cotton industry is the most pesticide-intensive crop grown on the planet?

6 things you can do with coffee grounds

Many of us depend on coffee to perk us up or keep us awake. But did you know that it can also be used as fuel, to treat health problems, make compost and even make super batteries?

A green way to go

Being green needn't end when your life does. There are environmentally sound ways to take your leave, and especially now that SA has opened its first eco-cemetery.

Solar power is contagious!

People are more likely to install a solar panel on their home if their neighbours have one, according to a Yale and New York University study in the journal Marketing Science.

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With so many fad diets out there, it’s difficult to separate fact from fiction. Dietitian Mpho Tshukudu gives advice on how to find and follow the right diet.

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Your wallpaper might be making you sick

Fungus growing on wallpaper might contribute to 'sick building syndrome', causing symptoms similar to flu and allergies.