Inspiration for a Brighter Future

Electric Boats Will Soon Rule the Seas

Electric boat

Do electric boats exist?

Yes, they do. And they are rapidly growing in popularity.

This is because they are quiet, more efficient and don’t produce any harmful emissions.

Electric boats are also coming down in price and charging facilities are becoming more readily available.

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My EV Experience: 10,000 Miles With No Home Charger

Craig Todd with his Kia Soul EV

As regular readers of this site will know, I’ve been super interested in electric cars for a long time, so I was excited to find last year that I could lease one through the Salary Sacrifice Scheme. This scheme makes it easy and affordable to lease a new car — including electric cars.

In my case, I arranged to lease a fully-electric Kia Soul just over a year ago. The car has a 280-mile range, which is more than sufficient for the vast majority of my journeys.

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13 Things I’ve Learned From Using Public EV Charging Stations

Electric car charging

Electric cars are amazing vehicles, but if you need to use public EV charging stations then you could find the fun and enjoyment of driving electric can be quickly tainted.

As someone who drives a pure electric car and relies 100% on public charging points, I’ve had to learn the hard way on how to make the most of a still evolving public charging network.

However, rather than you going through the same pain points as me, I thought I’d share some of my tips on how to make your charging experience as pleasant and stress-free as possible.

Let’s dive straight in…

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How Covid-19 Triggered Sustainable Changes in the Automotive Industry

Automotive industry (1)

The Covid-19 pandemic that started over a year ago has had a tremendous impact on our lives so far. We all got affected either by the disease or hardships it caused in everyday life. So did numerous businesses and industries. However, some sectors, such as the automotive, while suffering losses on one hand, also saw significant changes which led to positive results, especially for the environment.

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How Rooftop Gardens Can Make the World a Better Place

What is a rooftop garden?

No surprise here. A rooftop garden is exactly what it sounds like, a garden that happens to be on a roof. Sometimes this means flowers and shrubs or even a vegetable, herb or fruit garden.

Humans have been gardening on the roofs of structures for centuries dating back to the ziggurats of Mesopotamia (600 BC). While the practice is not new, as urbanization has swept the globe, more and more people are looking for ways to reduce their ecological footprint, maximize space, and to add some natural beauty to their homes.

Whatever the reason, rooftop gardening offers a ton of benefits.

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7 Ways Coronavirus Is Helping the World Go Green

Green city park

As countries around the world are fighting against coronavirus, not only has the healthcare sector been hugely impacted, the virus has created changes in every sector, including the environment. In the midst of this crisis, can we see a window of opportunity to emerge from this pandemic as better environmental stewards?

Here are seven ways how coronavirus is steering a positive impact on the environment.

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How to Plan a Home Solar Electric System

Home Solar Electric System

Given the tons of benefits it affords you — solar energy is the future.

So you will be making the right decision if you choose to power your home with solar energy. However, powering your home with solar energy will require some amount of planning if everything is to go just the way you want it.

Thankfully, we know a thing or two about the nuts and bolts of getting solar energy to your abode.

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Millennials Are The Generation Green

Millennials cycling in a park.

2020 is here, which means the UK target to recycle 50% of our waste is closing in.

In 2017, we recycled 44.3%, which showed our growth of just 3.9% in the last five years. It’s only been until very recently that many people were aware that we might not reach this particular target, and realised the actual importance of recycling. It cannot be stressed enough that we should be doing things daily to become greener and to reduce our carbon footprint.

So why has it taken us this long to promote sustainable plans and products? And why are the vast majority of people still not listening?

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Do You Remember When Cars Had Combustion Engines?

Car exhaust

I do.

And it still shocks me when I look back on that time.

Let me explain.

In those days, it was taken for granted that motorbikes, cars and trucks were all noisy and highly polluting vehicles.

Everywhere these vehicles went, they left a trail of dangerous pollutants that filled our town and cities. Even schools were caught up in this onslaught, with parents regularly idling their cars while waiting or dropping off their kids.

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