Home > Lifestyle > EnviroHealth > Green living Green living All sections in Environmental Health » 21st Century Life » FAQs » Animals » Climate and pollution » Hazards and disasters » EnviroHealth News » Green Tips Cape school gets clean drinking water for the first time Berg River Primary School received a new Lifestraw Community unit that will convert contaminated water into safe drinking water. Start A Health24 blog » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Test Are you envirohealth savvy? » Ask EnviroHealth Expert » Blood Lions: Bred for the Bullet movie trailer The amazing mountains on Pluto 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? 'Green Monday' launches in South Africa By pledging to eat plant-based meals every Monday you will be munching your way towards a healthier body and a more sustainable planet. Nature to produce future fuel Hydrogen has tremendous potential as an eco-friendly fuel, but it is expensive to produce. Recycling started 13 000 years ago A study reveals that humans from the Upper Palaeolithic Age recycled their stone artefacts to be put to other uses. 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. Mealworms: next protein source? While beetle larvae may not seem appetizing, study finds they're more environmentally friendly than livestock. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Win Skin Renewal voucher Live healthier 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. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.