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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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4 Ways to Use Recyclable Materials in Your Home Construction

If you have recently decided to build a home and want to be as eco-friendly as possible, then you should consider using recyclable materials. Many people are surprised to hear that most homes can be built from the ground up with nothing but recyclables, and that practice is great for the environment. Here is a look at four ways that you can use recyclable materials during your home construction.  Glass Tile  Even though porcelain is a popular building material, the tiles can give off VO

LizzieWeakley

LizzieWeakley

Clean Indoor Air Fast with Eight Amazing Techniques

According to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), building materials, electronic items, and a wide range of other sources such as cigarettes, pollen grains, pesticides, caustic chemicals, etc. release huge amounts of pollutants, continuously hamper quality of indoor air, and in turn pave way for many serious health conditions. Well, rather than spraying fragranced air fresheners, which does not help much, modern-day individuals must try to resolve the said issue by executing below-mentioned te

greenenergy

greenenergy

A 5-Step Checklist for an Eco-Friendly Kitchen Remodel

Remodeling your kitchen is an excellent chance to upgrade it in term of eco-friendliness. You will finally get a chance to separate waste and apply natural cleaning solutions in order to cause the least amount of harm to the environment. The best thing is that these changes will not require a huge amount of money because you can work with what you’ve got and the little you do need to invest is a small investment compared to the benefits you get. You will see how a remodeled kitchen will s

Blake

Blake

Going Green? Common Problems that Stop Solar Panel Installations

Installing solar panels and enjoying the benefit of free green energy is a common goal shared by many homeowners. Now that you have decided to finally move forward with this project, you may be eager to get the ball rolling. Some homeowners in your shoes have been dismayed to run into issues when installing solar panels that may have otherwise been prevented with forethought and planning. These are some of the more common solar panel installation problems that may affect your upcoming project.

BrookeChaplan

BrookeChaplan

How to Make Your Home Safer for the Environment

Living greener can benefit both you and the environment. One of the best ways to adopt an eco-friendlier lifestyle is by making some modifications around your home that will be better for the ecosystem. Here are four tips to turn your home into a safer setting for the planet. Various appliance and utility options will save you long-run costs, make your home more sustainable to maintain, and help the environment. Here are just four options to get you started on improving your home. Switch to an

LizzieWeakley

LizzieWeakley

How to Cut down on Waste in a Historic Home

Living in a beautiful historic home may be a dream come true, but this type of living experience can be stressful, expensive and inconvenient in specific ways. For example, unless the home has been recently and thoroughly renovated, it may be generating waste in various ways. This waste may result in higher expenses, environmental concerns and other issues that you understandably want to avoid as much as possible. These are some of the many steps that you may take to reduce waste in your histori

BrookeChaplan

BrookeChaplan

How can manufacturers reduce waste in their companies?

Every year, companies generate billions of tons of industrial waste. Manufacturing waste is generated in just about any plant, which is why it is crucial for organizations to establish practices to minimise the generation of by-products. Types of industrial waste include but are not limited to dirt, scrap metal, trees, trash, oil, and chemicals, and solvents. Waste represents an environmental issue. Nevertheless, it is a tremendous economic loss. How can waste be part of the economy? Simple. It

Cynthia Madison

Cynthia Madison

Do Your Part: How to Be Responsible with Your Electronic Waste

Throughout a typical day, you may use several different types of electronic devices regularly. These devices will eventually wear out or break with heavy use, or they may become obsolete as new technology is introduced. While you could toss old electronics into the trash, they would sit in the landfill for centuries because of a slow rate of decomposition. With some devices, harmful pollutants may enter the environment if they are not disposed of properly. With this in mind, you need to find res

BrookeChaplan

BrookeChaplan

Environmental Awareness Builds Strong Businesses, But Why?

Green brands are thriving. But why? Well, when it comes to customers, they consider many variables when they decide to shop from a company or not. And lately, as environmental concerns increased in importance and mediatization, they try to find more products and services coming from companies with strong green values. In this day and time, the general awareness of environmental issues and the continuous search of the wide audience for better, less polluting and less damaging products and

Cynthia Madison

Cynthia Madison

4 Practical Options for Reusing Old Electrical Equipment

Old electrical equipment can still have several different uses for you. The raw materials contained within the equipment may prove to be valuable in some form or another. Here are some options that are available for reusing your old electrical equipment. Donation Options Electronics are always in demand when it comes to donation centers and other types of charity organizations. This is because they can still be used for their intended purposes for the most part. The charity may als

HannahWhittenly

HannahWhittenly

Green Living: What You Should Know about Waste Water

When you think about green home living, things, like reducing energy consumption, recycling and conserving water, may come to mind. However, you cannot overlook the importance of your impact on wastewater as well. While wastewater can be treated, the treatment capabilities in different areas varies. In many cases, phosphorous, nitrates and other pollutants may remain in the treated water in small amounts. This means that the fresh water that enters your home may not be as pure and clean as you m

BrookeChaplan

BrookeChaplan

How to Get the Most Out of Solar Panels

If you have recently decided to install solar panels, then you need to start thinking about some ways that you can make the most out of that technology. Even though modern solar panels require very little maintenance, quite a bit can be done to improve their efficiency and prevent unnecessary damage. Here is a look at a few tips and tricks that will take your solar energy system to the next level.  Feed Less Energy Back Into the Grid Using the energy as it is being produced is going to

Meghan Belnap

Meghan Belnap

How Heat Pumps Save Money by Conserving Energy

A heat pump works well if you live in a moderate climate. This is because it’s more efficient than other forms of heating and cooling. Here are some of the benefits that a heat pump can offer when it comes to saving money by conserving energy. Temperature Stability Setting your heat pump for a consistent temperature is the most efficient use of this type of system. This is because of the fact that it can run for a minimal amount of time and maintain the temperature of your home. Wi

HannahWhittenly

HannahWhittenly

Breathing Bad: How to Effectively Combat Poor Outdoor Air Quality

Poor outdoor air quality is a serious concern because it can have both immediate and long-term effects on your health. It is easy to assume that outdoor air quality would not affect you while indoors, but this is not the case. Outdoor pollutants may enter the home through open doors and windows, smaller or larger gaps in the exterior of the home and more. These pollutants can combine with indoor pollutants to create truly unhealthy air quality in your home. By following these essential tips, you

BrookeChaplan

BrookeChaplan

How an Energy Efficient HVAC System Can Help the Environment

When you want to cut your heating and cooling bills, selecting high-efficiency HVAC equipment makes a big difference. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) sets efficiency standards for HVAC systems because they’re the most energy-hungry of all home appliances. Better efficiency translates to lower demand for electricity and fuel and reduced energy bills for you. HVAC Efficiency Ratings When choosing central HVAC systems, look for high ratings. The DOE requires efficiency ratings on

HannahWhittenly

HannahWhittenly

Decorating Your Deck- Tips to Create a Unique Look

Do you have a deck outdoor and you want to decorate it for the upcoming festivals? Do you have any idea on how you can decorate your patio or deck? Are you capable of designing and decorating the deck on your own or you needing the help from professional decorator? Do you have decided any theme for the decoration? If not, here are some of the tips that you can follow to decorate your decks for the festivals. It is not always possible to build a new deck whenever the festival arrives; you can rev

greenenergy

greenenergy

Filtering jug or mineral water

Every day we make a number of purchasing decisions, guided by many factors. What determines the choice of products that we bring from a store? Usually it is the same set of criteria: price, quality, brand awareness, habit and taste preferences. However, more and more often we are also trying to select products that are healthier and more ecological, because we are more and more aware of their impact on our health and life. Considering these criteria, will giving up mineral water for filtered wat

greenenergy

greenenergy

A jug with a filter or a bottle

Currently, various solutions are available. Their choice depends on our needs. Filtering jugs are the most widely known and comes to our mind first, when we think about filtering water. The first devices of this type appeared in our homes many years ago. The history of filtering water at homes dates back to the 1970s when jugs with removable filters were the first solutions available in general.   Jugs available at present vary not only in terms of design and colour, but also in th

greenenergy

greenenergy

How to Preserve Natural Beauty When Building a New Home

Now that you have decided to build your dream home, you may have taken bold steps to locate the ideal lot or acreage site to build on. The impressive natural beauty of the land may have drawn you to it and instilled a sense of peace as you walked the lot. Understandably, you want to retain these same natural features that drew you to the land. Each lot and building project are unique, but these are some of the strategies that can be used to preserve the natural features that you have fallen in l

BrookeChaplan

BrookeChaplan

3 Ways Your City Is Getting Greener and So Should You

In cities across the country and beyond, there is an increasing push to protect the planet from additional harm and hope that some damage can be reversed. Many cities are taking bold steps to be more environmentally-friendly in various ways, and these efforts may inspire you to make positive changes as well. These are some of the more common ways cities are becoming greener. Water Conservation There have been several recent news stories about smaller and larger cities around the wo

BrookeChaplan

BrookeChaplan

Saving the Planet is Easy if Everyone Does Their Equal Share

Although the problem of protecting the environment may seem like an insurmountable one, there are many simple steps that every person can take to make a small positive impact. If everyone begins to take measures to reduce carbon use and waste, saving the planet will become a much easier proposition. Here are four simple things you can do to help save the environment in your own small way. Walk and Bike More Driving is one of the most common ways in which practically everyone releas

HannahWhittenly

HannahWhittenly

How to Promote the Green Practices of Your Busines

If you must get the word out to the world about your company's green practices, then it is high time you made the company open to the public. You should also consider certain social media strategies and never forget to invest in public relations. Aside from getting involved in green business strategies, you must communicate to the general public about your sustainable efforts. It will shore up your company's image and promote your business exceedingly. It is not enough to communicate to t

Cynthia Madison

Cynthia Madison

Reduce Reuse Recycle: 4 Common Items That Can Be Used Again

The items you throw away every day don’t have to serve just one purpose before they’re considered trash. Many of your common household items can be used again for a variety of purposes. Below, you will find four common items that you throw away that can be reused instead. Food Jars Your food product waste can enjoy many lives once it’s served its original purpose of storing and preserving your food in the grocery store. Glass jars and plastic jars can be used for a variety of house

HannahWhittenly

HannahWhittenly

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