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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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Efficiency Tips for Cutting down Heating Costs this Winter

Staying warm throughout the cold winter months would be a serious challenge without the function of your home’s heater. As beneficial as your furnace may be at keeping the chill out of your indoor air, relying heavily on your furnace as a source of heat can create outrageous energy bills throughout the season. The good news is that there are several essential steps that you can take to reduce heating costs while still staying warm and cozy indoors. Schedule Preventive Maintenance I

BrookeChaplan

BrookeChaplan

Green Junk Removal: How to Repurpose Old Belongings

If you have any interest at all in saving the environment or even in saving money, repurposing old or useless possessions should hold a certain interest for you. With a bit of creativity and a quick peek at the Internet, you can find hundreds of ideas on how you can put old possessions to new uses. Here are just a few tips to get you started. Consider a Fresh Design Getting tired of looking at old furniture is a common concern among many homeowners. After all, having something fres

HannahWhittenly

HannahWhittenly

Keep both the Environment and Yourself Safe with These Vehicle Upgrades

When buying a vehicle, you should not consider just the brand name, the beautiful appearance or other ephemerals, but also consider the safety aspect of the vehicle. The so-called ephemerals are also important, but not as important as safety. Never forget to read the safety reviews about that car and also find out about the crash test result. Steer clear of the automobile if there is no assurance of safety in the vehicle.  Safety measures are being updated in automobiles these days. Find

Cynthia Madison

Cynthia Madison

Turn off the Light! 4 Ways to Save on Your Energy Bill and Help the Environment

If you want to do your part in helping the environment by conserving energy, there are some adjustments that you can make to your lifestyle. These changes will likely yield great results and will still allow you to enjoy the comforts of modern living without putting as much strain on the planet’s resources. Here are four great ways to save on your energy bill and help the environment. Unplug Electronic Devices You may be surprised to learn that many of your electronic devices and

HannahWhittenly

HannahWhittenly

Getting Your Omega 3's Without Harming the Environment

Omega-3 fatty acids are one of the most important nutrients that people should be taking but that most people don't. Years and years of scientific research have determined that omega-3 fatty acids have so many health benefits, and in many cases, like pregnancy, are actually necessary to prevent problems. The human body does not produce its own omega-3 fatty acids so it is an essential nutrient that has to come from the diet. There are two main forms of omega-3 fatty acids that the body u

greenenergy

greenenergy

Ways to Stay Green on Your Family Road Trip

Taking a road trip with your family gives you the incredible opportunity to make unforgettable memories together, to see the sights and to relax. If you are planning a road trip, you may be thinking about the impact that your trip will have on the environment. Many trips generate a substantial amount of waste and pollution, and the guilt associated with this can detract from your enjoyment of your vacation. The good news is that you can apply these tips to your travel plans for a green road trip

HannahWhittenly

HannahWhittenly

Why Local Infrastructure Is Important to Global Conservation Efforts

Many people are increasingly concerned about the environment, and they have already taken substantial efforts to change their own lifestyle. For example, many drivers have traded in gas-guzzlers for more fuel-efficient vehicles, and buying organic, locally-sourced foods is increasingly common. You may not realize it, but the local infrastructure in your area also plays a major role in global conservation efforts. These are some of the many ways that your local infrastructure is essential to a he

BrookeChaplan

BrookeChaplan

How Recycling Scrap Metal Can Help Reduce Pollution and Waste

Nearly everybody knows and practices good habits when it comes to household recycling, but scrap metal recycling is the exception. Unless it’s in the form of electronics and beverage cans, many people simply don’t have much waste metal to throw away.  Household Scrap Metal Sources  If you have a failed appliance or a junk car with no value, the energy you put into finding a recycling center for disposal will have an enormously positive effect on the earth. You may even earn enough cash to mak

HannahWhittenly

HannahWhittenly

Shocking Electric Bill? 5 Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

When heating or cooling a home, it can be easy to rack up a considerable electric bill without intending to, especially when excessively hot or cold months hit their peak. Fortunately, there are many ways to create a home environment that is comfortable to live in but doesn't break the bank each month. Here are just a few ways to ensure that your home won't create an intimidating electricity expense for your budget. Make Sure Windows and Doors are Sealed  In ensuring that a house is energy effi

HannahWhittenly

HannahWhittenly

Why Green Home Improvements Are Worthwhile Investments

Making green home improvements makes a lot of sense from a health, comfort and financial perspective. With an increasing emphasis on minimizing the climate crisis and making homes as healthy as possible, homeowners and builders are focusing on increasing the number of features that save energy and promote healthier living. They Appreciate Faster While the rate of appreciation for a home’s highly variable, all other things being equal, a green home will appreciate faster than a less

BrookeChaplan

BrookeChaplan

How All Americans Can Help Recycle and Beautify the Planet Daily

× Increasingly, we are hearing more complaints about how planet Earth is being destroyed by careless human behavior. Our air, water, and soil are being polluted to the point where future existence may be in danger. Before it is too late, we should all become responsible citizens to save our planet. There are many simple, low-cost or free ways to daily keep our natural surroundings clean and attractive. Don’t Litter Avoid the temptation to throw empty food or tobacco containers

HannahWhittenly

HannahWhittenly

Green Construction: How to Make it Sustainable and Earth-Worthy

You may have heard about the growing trend in construction toward “going green” and the benefits that it can offer the environment. This extends beyond the industrial fields, however, allowing even home builders to be more environmentally friendly in their construction. There are certain things that can be done when building a house that will reduce the carbon footprint of the household initially and going into the future. Here are some of the ways that construction can be sustainable and enviro

HannahWhittenly

HannahWhittenly

The Green and Clean Office: How Your AC Unit Can Impact Your Air Quality

Your AC unit could have a big impact on the quality of air in your office. If you have an AC unit that works properly, it could positively impact your air quality. A system that is faulty or hasn’t been properly maintained might have a negative impact on air quality. Your AC System Needs to Work If your AC system is working properly, it should handle the air pollution the right way. The system needs to work to make sure it’s effective and that’s an important part of the way it con

BrookeChaplan

BrookeChaplan

Reduce Your Ecological Footprint: Ways to Use Less Energy in Your Home

When you want to reduce your carbon footprint, the best place to start at home is with the HVAC equipment and your water heater. These two use the most energy in the typical home and with maintenance, can use measurably less. You can also make a lasting improvement by air sealing your home and increasing its insulation.  Maintain Your HVAC System  Chances are, your furnace and air conditioner are the most energy-hungry appliances in your home. You can easily reduce how much energy they use by

HannahWhittenly

HannahWhittenly

How Can Big Business Recycle Packaging and Minimize Waste?

There are lots of ways that your business can help to reduce the amount of waste that it generates. Office recycling and becoming more electronically based are just a few of the steps that you can take to minimize waste. Here are some of the other steps that you can take to ensure that your packaging is recycled.  Encourage Customer Returns  Some states have deposits placed on certain items in order to encourage recycling. This includes things like soda containers and paint cans. The customer

HannahWhittenly

HannahWhittenly

Green Team: How You Can Help Mend Environmental Damage

Most people today would agree that the world and environment is in far worse shape that it was even just 50 years ago. While increased emissions, growing mounds of garbage, and other factors are impacting the world, this trend can be reversed if all people work together. There are several ways in particular that you can help to mend environmental damage. Be More Environmentally Friendly  If you are trying to find ways to help mend the environmental problems of the past, one of the best thing

Meghan Belnap

Meghan Belnap

What Your Business May Need to Finally Go Green

Many businesses have already adopted green business practices, and some are completely self-sustaining. These businesses may benefit by saving a substantial amount of money regularly. In addition, green practices may have excellent public relations benefits, and they may even bolster your employee retention rate. If you are thinking about making green improvements in your business soon, there are a few of the essential things required to achieve your goal. A Reasonable Budget There

BrookeChaplan

BrookeChaplan

Factors to consider when hiring a solar installer

Solar panels are drastically gaining popularity in Brisbane due to their ability to efficiently conserve energy. However, the process of installation and maintenance is quick complex and therefore it calls for hiring a professional electrician. When hiring an electrician or a solar company in Brisbane,there are several factors which you must put into consideration so as to receive excellent services. These factors include; ·         Experience levels of the electrician When mishan

greenenergy

greenenergy

Recycling and the Future of Our Planet

Anyone that has been following news about the environment and reading up on environmental issues knows one thing; recycling is essential for the future of the Planet Earth. There are myriads of reasons why we should encourage recycling and partner with companies that are involved. Reasons for Recycling 1.      Recycling Conserves the Natural Resources Recycling means converting used materials into new products. This aids in lessening the need to consume natural resources

greenenergy

greenenergy

Inside the Workplace: How to Optimize Your Energy Efficiency

About 20 percent of all energy used in the world is consumed by commercial industry. If you own a commercial building, it is vital to think about how to save on energy in order to lower your bills and save the world’s energy supply. Focusing on these areas will have a large impact on the amount of energy that your commercial building uses.   Think about Lighting About 35 percent of all energy used in a commercial building is spent on lighting. Installing LED lighting can sa

HannahWhittenly

HannahWhittenly

Truck Loading Technology Saving Our Environment

We know that in order to receive our food, products, and for the equipment used for our home and offices, trucks are a necessity on our roads. It is true no one likes being stuck behind one, but we need them in order to continue with our day to day routines. The carbons that these truck let off is quite substantial when you add up the number of trucks on the road, and there a companies working on solutions to reduce the carbons trucks release. Loadscan, a global supplier of Volume Load S

greenenergy

greenenergy

Old Home Improvement: 4 Ways Installing New Windows Can Impact Your Energy Bills

Not only do new windows make your home look and feel updated, they can also do a lot for the energy efficiency of your home. If you upgrade your windows, your home could become more efficient and your bills could get lower. They Reduce Drafts Old windows can be drafty especially if they are not installed correctly. New windows reduce the draft and can make it easier for you to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It’s important to recognize that drafty windows

LizzieWeakley

LizzieWeakley

Your Office Space: How to Make Your Place of Business More Energy Efficient

The amount you pay for energy can directly affect your profits. This is especially true if you own a small or medium-sized business because of the way the profit structures work. If you want to lower your energy bills, you can start out with focusing on the efficiency of your business. There are different things you can do to protect your business from huge spikes in energy usage! Fix Your Lighting Lights can be one of the biggest draws on energy. Harsh fluorescent lighting isn’t

LizzieWeakley

LizzieWeakley

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