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 after drinking it

Many of us depend on coffee to fuel our early morning meetings, mid-afternoon slumps or all-night study sessions. But did you know that it could be used as fuel, to treat health problems, to make compost and to 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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Exercise benefits for seniors »

Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running

Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness

When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them.