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Current climate pledges are "half measures and hollow promises", will result in a "catastrophic" 2.7C temperature rise

Ahead of the COP26 climate conference, the United Nations warned that the current commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions put the world towards a "catastrophic" 2.7-degree Celsius temperature rise this century. According to the UN's Environment Programme (UNEP), national plans to reduce carbon pollution has so far just amounted to "weak promises, not yet delivered". The UN urged all 193 member states to step up their climate commitments – especially rich nations, which are responsible f

5 Materials You May Not Realize Are Recyclable

Recycling is an important part of our society. It not only helps to reduce the amount of material that goes into landfills, but it also saves energy and natural resources. Did you know that many people don't realize their recycling bin can hold more than just paper products? Here are 5 materials you may not have known could be recycled. Motor Oil Annually, Americans use an estimated 270 million gallons of motor oil. Many people don't realize that used oil can be turned into other produ

Ways to Travel That Reduce Your Environmental Impact

There are plenty of reasons why humans travel from one place to the other. When you travel, you get exposed to different places of the world and diverse cultures. While it is a nice and fun experience enjoyed by many, it has been realized that some modes of transportation have negative impacts on the climate and the environment at large. Whether you are using a car, train, ship, or plane, your movements will generate toxic gases and wastes that can be harmful to the environment. However, if you

Best Roof Materials for Energy Efficiency

One of the most common requests being heard by real estate agents from across the nation for homes that use energy-efficient materials. Roofing, especially, is a long-term investment and has a large effect on the overall efficiency of your home’s HVAC system. Younger home buyers entering the market tend to be even more environmentally conscious than their predecessors, and they understand the importance of energy efficiency for the sake of the environment as well as your utility bills. Therefore

Recycled Plastics: What Are They Used For?

Did you know that nearly 300 million tons of plastic waste are produced every year? Unlike other types of waste, such as paper, cardboard, and discarded food, plastic doesn't decompose and stays in the environment forever. You know that recycling plastic is a good thing, but what happens to your old water bottles and margarine containers after you place them in the bin? Here are four common uses for recycled plastics. Bottles, Containers, and Packaging One of the most common uses for r

Record high carbon dioxide levels, temperatures – and emissions are expected to rise sharply after the pandemic

Last year we could see how the global coronavirus pandemic led to huge drops in air pollution around the world. The coronavirus had such massive effect on slowing down human activity and the global economy that even Earth Overshoot Day was slightly delayed compared to previous years. But even with all of this, the climate crisis remained relentless in 2020 and continued seemingly unabashed by the economic effects of the pandemic. So how did the coronavirus pandemic affect climate change and

IKEA is investing 4 billion euros in renewable energy to power its stores

Ingka Group, which is the largest franchise owner of Ikea, has announced that they will invest four billion euros in renewable energy to reduce the company’s climate footprint and reach 100% renewable energy across the company’s whole business chain. The new investments will include a solar energy plant in Russia that will produce enough energy for all 17 Ikea department stores in the country. "We are in the most important decade in the history of humankind – climate change is no longer a d

How does a melting arctic change everything?

Most probably you know that global warming is a huge problem not only for mankind but for other species as well, right? But how far has it already damaged the world around us? Well, we already write about but this theme is too broad to be understood by one article. To start with, our planet's climate is defined by different and distinct climate zones such as Tropics, the Arctic, Antarctic, etc. But in recent years, climate zones are becoming more and more miscellaneous. Some scientists

How to Create a Greener Business While Saving Money

Whether you are launching a new business or you are eager to take your existing business on a better path going forward, green initiatives are understandably focal points. Running a greener business can have a positive impact on public relations, and it could help you to conserve financial capital. What can you do to run a greener business? Install Solar Panels Solar panel installation is an investment that can yield tremendous rewards. Once the solar panels are installed, they may gen

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4 Creative Ways Companies Are Recycling Various Materials

Recycling is becoming an increasingly big part of business. The obvious advantages are the environmental good coming from the practice and how companies can reuse materials. However, it also makes good business sense to try recycling whenever you can. Many people like to patronize establishments that they know are going for sound recycling methods. Here are a few of the more creative ways certain industries are trying to up their recycling game. Postage If your business ships any sorts

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How to Ensure Your Business Is Meeting Emission Standards

As climate change continues to be an important topic of discussion in today’s world, industrial facilities and other businesses are having to pay much closer attention to air quality and emission standards. Since these standards are regulated by the EPA and meant to slow the release of greenhouse gases and toxic pollutants, failure to meet required standards can sometimes result in heavy fines and other penalties. To ensure your business is meeting emission standards, take the following steps. M

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4 Steps Homeowners Need to Take to Reduce Home Energy Consumption in Winter

Winter is a great time to stay home and relax while enjoying time with friends and family. Unfortunately, all of that extra time at home can greatly increase your home's energy consumption. To help lower utility bills and reduce your home's environmental impact, there are some important steps you should take to help make your home more energy-efficient this winter. Install a Programmable Thermostat Although manual thermostats are effective at maintaining one temperature in your home, t

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Green remodelling: 4 trends to follow for a sustainable remodel

Sustainability has quickly become one of the more important topics for both builders and homeowners embarking on new projects. As we know it - sustainability works to accomplish a few yet very essential things, such as avoiding the depletion of natural resources, as well as the ability for the home to maintain itself long term. And it comes as no wonder why sustainable homes became so attractive to many people – with the energy costs on the rise, creating a more sustainable home is desirable to

4 Small Changes That Can Massively Improve Water Conservation

It can be difficult for individuals and communities to know what they can do to lessen environmental impact, especially when the biggest polluters tend to be the biggest corporations. However, there are ways to make small, concentrated differences in consumption, and one of these is improving water conservation. The importance of water conservation goes far beyond saving money, although that is certainly a perk. When you conserve water, you help protect this precious natural resource so that fut

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Time to Rewire Your House? Tips for Making Your Home More Energy Efficient

Making your house more energy efficient is going to have a big impact on the environment and potentially save you quite a bit of money in the coming years. If you have decided that you would like to improve your home’s energy efficiency, then you might want to take a look at these simple electrical projects and upgrades. Install a Smart Thermostat Installing a smart thermostat is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to cut back on your energy bills. These devices can usually

4 Ways to Be as Eco-Friendly as Possible With Your Car

Cars will probably never be completely eco-friendly, but there are some steps that drivers can take to minimize their impact on the environment. As an added bonus, many of these eco-friendly tips and upgrades are also going to end up saving you money in the long run. Follow the Suggested Maintenance Schedule One of the single best things that you can do for your vehicle is to follow the manufacturer's suggested maintenance schedule. That schedule is going to keep your car running as ef

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5 Smart Habits Most People Can Do Daily to Help Save the Planet

Saving the planet is usually something we can all get on board with. Unfortunately, many of us just simply don't know where to start. We're going to share with you five easy habits you can start doing today to do your part to help save the planet. Use Reusable Shopping Bags One trip to the store, and suddenly you have a bunch of plastic bags that typically get tossed in the garbage. You can completely eliminate your use of plastic bags by investing in some sturdy reusable shopping bags

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How to Prevent Warm Air From Escaping Your Home This Winter

For most homeowners, finding ways of keeping the house warm during winter is attributed to the need to minimize costs. Energy bills always skyrocket, especially during winter, since it is the time where heat is required the most for warmth. However, keeping warm during winter also contributes to comfort one can experience in the house. The winter season is always associated with the holiday season, but what good is it if one is freezing and not in a joyous state? There are strategies a homeowner

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Monaco’s sustainable future: Mareterra’s eco-friendly vision

Along with its reputation as a luxury destination, Monaco is equally well known and respected for its commitment to preserving and protecting the natural environment — and the marine environment in particular. Ensuring Monaco’s sustainable future has become central to policy making in one of the smallest countries in the world. Given its picturesque setting on the Mediterranean Sea and the fragility of marine ecosystems, including coral reefs, the principality has long strived to ensure the

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Why You Should Recycle During Your Home Renovation Project

When you are completing projects in your home to update the kitchen, bathroom, or living room, you might find yourself with a big pile of trash. There are many reasons for you to keep recycling on your mind as you work to clear that trash out of your home. Recycle Materials to Give Them New Life There are certain materials that are going to be taken out of your home during a remodel that might be useful to you in new ways or that might be useful to someone else. You should consider the

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How Your Manufacturing Facility Can Make Greener Choices for the Environment

In a world of ever-increasing demand for quality products, there is a nearly unlimited potential for your manufacturing business to grow. In the midst of your growth, though, it's important to make sure that you're doing all you can to be kind to the environment so that future generations have the same opportunities that have led to your success. The good news is that there are plenty of initiatives you can launch that will help lead to lowering your facility's environmental impact. Utilize

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How to Prevent Cold Air from Entering Your Home During Winter

There is nothing more comfortable than staying in a warm house when it's freezing outside. But how can you win the battle of keeping your house warm when it's freezing outside? To keep your house warm during winter, it is imperative to insulate a new place with every degree drop. Here are hacks to keep cold outside during winter. Stop Drafts The gaps on exterior doors allow a lot of cold air to enter your house. If you want a temporary solution during winter, buy double draft stop

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Window Styles That Can Improve Your Home’s Insulation

In most homes, people spend about 40% of their annual budget on heating and cooling. Windows are key to insulation. Therefore, the choice of windows in your property will affect how much money you spend or save annually to improve the comfort. When investing hundreds of thousands on a window replacement, ensure you get the most out of your money. Some products are highly effective and will help to cut the heating and cooling costs significantly to make your home more comfortable. Nowadays,

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