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  • Mark Piazzalunga

    DESERTEC project, Sahara Sun could power Europe by 2050

    By Mark Piazzalunga

    Sahara desert climate is hot and arid, everybody knows it. So how can this simple and well-known fact become the idea to power a continent like Europe? Let’s start from the principle: renewable energy is the future of energy; we assume that this sentence is true since all facts gets to this point. Second principle: European territory is restricted and allows the construction of a few plants that could use renewable energy. Paradoxically, countries like Africa have renewable sources, particularly
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  • Joseph Ramondeli

    Black Friday Promotes Over-Consumption and Waste

    By Joseph Ramondeli

    Black Friday Promotes Over-Consumption and Waste               Every year Thanksgiving weekend is overshadowed by Black Friday and in recent years Cyber Monday as well. Thanksgiving is supposed to be a time when families can get together, even if it’s just for a day or dinner, to talk and reconnect. However every year more American’s are focused on shopping. Stores are now open by 8:00 pm on Thanksgiving Day resulting in people sitting at the dinner table with their families while browsing
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  • Megan Bonetti

    Conferencing Climate Change: Teamwork or Tug-of-war?

    By Megan Bonetti

    India. Culture, cows and rubbish. As an Aussie living for a short time in India it is such an intriguing country. Indians love their diverse nation yet they use the streets like rubbish dumps. Even my friends here tell me it’s ok to throw my paddle-pop wrapper out the car window. I can’t… so I just hold it tight and wait till I get home. Growing up in Australia, those ‘emu hunts’ in primary school have willed my littering days away. Yet I suspect that even my household trash bin will just be dum
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How Literally Anyone Can Profit from Going Green

While trying to be more environmentally friendly is a commendable goal, a lot of people are wary of making the lifestyle changes it requires. One of the more prominent concerns that people have is the cost required to “go green.” As it turns out, not only can it be affordable to go green, but you can actually profit off of many of the efforts involved. Here are just a few ways that anyone can cash in on environmentally friendly choices. Tax Incentives Any time you can write somethi

LizzieWeakley

LizzieWeakley

Better World: How Your Small Eco-Friendly Efforts Make a Difference

Going green is a concept that we can all get on board with. However, it can seem difficult to know what practices to do other than your traditional recycling instead of throwing items in the trash. In today’s short article, we’re going to discuss some small eco-friendly changes you can make to your daily living that will have a large impact on the going green initiative. Use Ecological Home Services If you’re a homeowner, it’s likely that you use home service providers for various

BrookeChaplan

BrookeChaplan

Why Nature Conservation Is Important

Nature differs for different animals, but it's suffering the same fate as well: The endangerment of many species and threats to the natural resources. The seascapes and landscapes, as well as the protection of the many wild species, are important to the economic, social and environmental well-being of our country's wildlife. Here are some reasons why nature conservation important Safeguards Human Life Almost 50 per cent of human medicines come indirectly or directly from the natural world. M

greenenergy

greenenergy

How to Deal with Contaminated Soil

Plots of land where nothing has previously been developed on are quite rare these days, especially in urban areas. No matter if the land is purchased for farming or house building, checking the soil for contamination is extremely important, in order to avoid hazardous chemicals from coming in contact with anything that’s being developed on in or in the nearby sites. Up until recent years, environmental laws were more relaxed and it was not uncommon for waste was dumped close to where the

Cynthia Madison

Cynthia Madison

Composite Deck Boards – No Ongoing Maintenance

Life is hectic and people want their homes and gardens to be attractive and low maintenance. It is why composite deck boards are so suitable for outdoor living – they don’t need to be stained and they don’t splinter or rot. True, composites do fade just a little bit at first from sun exposure, but then they settle down and the fading stops. Trendy for Residential- or Commercial Properties Composite boards are sought after for the residential market as well as for business

greenenergy

greenenergy

Green for Green: What You Can Get out of Environmental Awareness

We all like to take pride in being environmentally-friendly. There’s just something that feels good about being kind to the environment around us. However, it’s nice when that kindness lines up with getting us some extra money as well. Here are some great ways to do your part for the environment while putting some much-needed green into your own wallet. Scrap Metal Recycling We’re sure you’ve all seen or heard those commercials about cash for junk cars. The truth is that you can ma

BrookeChaplan

BrookeChaplan

4 Ways Australians are Protecting the Planet

When it comes to environmental responsibility, Australians are among the leading citizens who are striving to do their part. Many Australians understand the importance of global conservation and have made efforts to protect the planet’s vital ecosystems. This includes personal life choices as well as enacting eco-friendly governmental policies to protect their local environment. Here are some of the main ways that many Australians are protecting the planet.  Implementing Strict Pet Travel

LizzieWeakley

LizzieWeakley

Robotic Pallet Wrapping Machine Advantages

Many businesses that manufacture and sell products pay little attention to the packaging methods and processes that they are using, until they realise how many options they have, and as a result end up wasting huge amounts of money year after year. Packaging however is one aspect that businesses of all types, within all niches, should take seriously – Often the first aspect of a product that consumers see, playing a huge part in buying decisions. Not only this but unless the correct packaging me

greenenergy

greenenergy

Recyclable Materials That Don't Go in the Recycling

Recycling is a key component of sustainability that allows you to do your part for the environment. It's also a great way to help green companies make more products or services that you like to use. However, not all recyclable materials should go in your standard recycling bins. You'll find a few examples of things that you can recycle in other ways below.  Cords This category really applies to any durable material that you can tie into a knot. If it meets these basic criteria, don't r

LizzieWeakley

LizzieWeakley

Why does Stockholm excel at being a sustainable city?

When we are speaking about the cities of the future, we are speaking of green cities, cities that have directed their efforts to transform into sustainable spaces. When referring to these cities we often call them smart cities, and Stockholm can be described as a smart city because it became a green city with the help of the funds it received from the EU. Stockholm is considered a lighthouse city in Europe, together with Cologne and Barcelona meaning that other cities and countries should follow

Cynthia Madison

Cynthia Madison

Green Commute: 3 Extra Benefits of Not Driving to Work Every Day

Commuting is a tradition that probably dates back practically to the invention of the automobile. Over the decades, though, increased population density, urban sprawl and ever-increasing vehicle ownership have increased commute times substantially. Even worse, they’ve turned commuting into a miserable, environmentally damaging slog for many people. While we all know finding alternative ways of getting to work helps the environment, there are some other benefits. Improved Health A d

BrookeChaplan

BrookeChaplan

What to expect at a Bali, Indonesia Five star Hotel Nature

The Ayana Resort and Spa is a leading five star hotel resort in Bali. It is built and set in a unique landscape that excites and rejuvenates its guests by just being there. Perched high on the side of a cliff, it overlooks the vast ocean waters and is a paradise for travelers and honeymooning couples from all over the world. Renowned for its uniqueness in design and service, it is best if you visit the hotel in person for a firsthand experience of world class hotel service.

greenenergy

greenenergy

What’s Recyclable and What Isn’t? 4 Ways to Discern between the Two

Recycling is one of the best ways to reduce your carbon footprint, but figuring out which materials are recyclable can be confusing. Luckily, this process is going to be incredibly easy once you get the hang of it. Here is a closer look at a few tips that will help you determine which items and materials are recyclable. Organic Waste Many people are surprised to hear that most organic waste can be recycled. If you run a business that produces organic waste, then you should contact

HannahWhittenly

HannahWhittenly

3 Ways to Prevent Spring and Summer Water Waste around Your Home

As temperatures warm up in the spring, you can typically expect to see your water bill creep higher. One of the most significant reasons for this is because of extra water usage for lawn care and other exterior purposes. However, there are other reasons why your water bill may be higher during these seasons. Water waste is significant and problematic in many homes in the spring and summer. A closer look reveals how you may be able to rein in your water bills and save a substantial amount of mone

BrookeChaplan

BrookeChaplan

3 Home Improvements that Improve Your Energy Efficiency

If you’re looking to save money and energy, small home improvements can help a lot. Choosing to upgrade your home to make it more energy efficient can help you save on your heating and cooling costs. It may even increase the value of your home. Here are the three most important updates to make to ensure your home is as energy efficient as possible. Replace Your Appliances This is probably a more expensive route, but ensuring your home has energy efficient appliances is a good first

BrookeChaplan

BrookeChaplan

Plant-Based Plastics Might Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution and Disposal

Plastic pollution is growing into one of the most pressing concerns of the 21st century. An estimated 8.3 billion tonnes of plastic have been created to date, and trends show that if we don't curb our use of plastic soon then there will be upwards of 12 billion tonnes of plastic in landfills and our environment by 2050. Single-use plastics are pervasive in our society, from straws handed out with every drink to throw-away coffee cups, and it can be difficult to know where to start. Below is a gu

greenenergy

greenenergy

What is Pallet Wrapping?

Pallet wrapping goes under a lots of alternative names, some you may have hear of before, including stretch wrapping and stretch film wrapping. Pallet wrapping sometimes referred to as these other names is an incredibly common packaging method within an entire range of industries, and a method that is used worldwide. Pallet wrapping is renowned for its unique ability to tight secure products together, stretch wrap film is wrapped tightly around batches of goods to secure them tightly together, w

greenenergy

greenenergy

Create Beautiful Gardens with the Help of a Garden Designer

A beautiful and stylish garden will bring your outside space a sense of tranquillity and relaxation. To create a perfect garden, you have to come up with a plan for your garden. You can either contact a garden designer to plan the layout of you, or you can do it on your own then involve a designer to actualise your plan. A layout plan is the first step to creating a stunning garden. Decide the purpose of your garden and proceed to create a blueprint for your garden. Involving a professiona

greenenergy

greenenergy

Storage & Sustainability – The Most Sensible Solutions for Your Home

A household consists of a thousand moving parts. If you count trinkets and paraphernalia into that mix, then the number of constituents is pretty much endless. This is why every home needs reasonable storage solutions, especially if you are prone to hoarding. Thankfully, in the times of eco-friendly trends, there are many storage ideas out there that are truly inventive. If you are thinking about the balance between storage and sustainability, here are the most sensible solutions for your home.

Andrew Newitt

Andrew Newitt

How to Conserve Water Every Day

Water is one of our most precious natural resources: not only does drinking water allow us to stay hydrated and healthy, but it also gives us the ability to grow food and plants, wash our bodies and clothes, and cook meals. Thanks to advances in water filtration techniques, we are now able to enjoy cleaner, better-tasting water than ever before! We all use water every day for so many things, but tend to take it for granted-it's easy to lose sight of just how essential water is in our lives. We m

greenenergy

greenenergy

Ultimate Uses of Solar Energy – Powerful Examples Relevant in 2019

With an innumerable number of gadgets as well as technologies available in the industry that could leverage the solar power in the present modern settings, most of the people still wonder “how the technology is used?” Be it for charging a wireless speaker or powering renewable transportation system, the list of examples for the uses of solar energy are numerous. The advancements in the technology have enforced most of the homeowners to gauge how far they can go when they choose for using

greenenergy

greenenergy

Keeping the World Green: 4 Environmental Benefits of Using Renewable Natural Gas

The world is experiencing more threats from pollution than ever before. In addition to the climate, there are other factors that are making it more dangerous to ignore green technologies. Therefore, it is important to understand the benefits of using renewable natural gas. Here are several points to consider as we move forward: Recycling There is no secret that recycling is going to be an important part of moving forward into future generations. When we simply use products one time and thro

EmmaSturgis

EmmaSturgis

How to Rehabilitate Your Struggling Lawn This Spring

When spring arrives, a new growing season begins. This is a time when you expect your yard’s dormant vegetation to become rejuvenated. Unfortunately, many people are dismayed to realize that their lawn is not as green and healthy as they hoped. If your lawn is patchy, has brown spots or is showing other signs of trouble, you may use some of these tips to revive your lawn and to get the curb appeal that you desire. Kill the Weeds With warm spring temperatures and hydrating rain show

BrookeChaplan

BrookeChaplan

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