The name Ecobob is derived from the word ‘eco’, an abbreviation for ‘ecologically friendly’ and the acronym ‘bob’ which stands for ‘best of both’. Our philosophy is that it is possible to have ‘the best of both worlds’ in terms of living in harmony and balance with our environment while still enjoying the comforts of technology and modern living.
Ecobob is a web site, developed to make eco friendly living easy. The web site provides users with an easy way of accessing information on environmentally friendly living such as profiles of eco houses
, a listing of products and services
, a range of information articles on eco living
and an online community
for people to share ideas and connect on eco living topics
Through our web site we want to make it easy for people to become more environmentally friendly by giving them good, practical information at their fingertips.
Ecobob has a searchable list of eco houses. Users can browse the eco houses by category
, such as solar hot water
, rain water collection
, environmentally friendly insulation and many more environmentally friendly features. Users can upload their own eco houses to profile and can even market their eco houses for sale on the web site.
The business directory allows people to easily find companies selling goods or services
the make it easier to live in a sustainable way, such as solar hot water, rain water collection etc. Users can browse
for companies based on keywords or specific categories. Examples of businesses listed on Ecobob are solar hot water companies
, building companies
, companies selling cloth nappies
, furniture suppliers
Ecobob provides access to a range of articles on eco living
, such as information on rain water collection
, information on recycling
and articles on eco house design
. These articles can be searched by key word or browsed by category. Users of Ecobob can view up-coming eco events
, such as ‘eco house building workshops’ and eco shows such as ‘Ecoday’ in Auckland etc. There is a section listing news articles relevant to eco living / environmental issues
and users can also find links to other online sustainable living information
Part of the aim of Ecobob is to develop an online community for people to share ideas on eco living. At present this consists of an online forum where users can post and reply to topics.
Who are we?
Behind Ecobob is a dedicated team of people who are passionate about making sustainable living easy. We believe that living in a sustainable way should be easy for everyone without having to sacrifice the comforts of modern life.
We are motivated by the declining state of the world environment and wish to facilitate change in the way people live and work, to protect the earth and its inhabitants for generations to come.
We pride ourselves on having high morals and ethics in all aspects of what we do and hope to influence others by providing information and services on how to live in sustainable manner.
History of Ecobob
The concept of Ecobob came from a desire to encourage people to move towards a more sustainable form of living. The idea was to highlight that we can have the ‘best of both’ in terms of comfortable living, but in harmony with the natural environment. It was conceived in Christchurch, New Zealand, a place of natural and relatively un-spoilt beauty, facing the challenges of maintaining its ‘green’ status with an increasing population.