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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 to Live Off the Grid in Texas

Everyone who lives off the grid has their own reasons for doing so. It might be political, economical, environmental or some other reason. But whatever your motivation for choosing this lifestyle, there are a few basic ideas that you need to get straight in order to make this successful for you and your family. Texas is a great place to live off the grid. Below are four things you must have to live comfortably in this way. Food For many people, living off the grid and homesteading

Dixie Somers

Dixie Somers

How to Make Your Farm More Eco-Friendly

As a farmer, you are much more in tune with your impact on the environment and with the natural rhythms of nature. So it’s not surprising that you want to take steps to make your farm more environmentally friendly. Below are three ways you can go green as you run your farming business. Use Solar and Wind Generators One great way to reduce fossil fuel use and reduce pollution is to use less traditionally supplied electricity and to take your power needs off grid. Solar panels can be

Dixie Somers

Dixie Somers

How to Recycle and Reuse Tree Trimmings in Your Yard

Recycling your yard waste is good for the environment. You don’t want to send things to the landfill that still have value. Here are some ways that you can recycle and reuse your tree trimmings. Think about Composting Solutions A compost pile is a great way to create your own fertilizer. Yard waste, grass clipping, and food waste from the kitchen are perfect for the compost pile. There’s no need for you to spend money on fertilizers for your flower beds when you can make your own.

RachelleW

RachelleW

Reducing Industrial Air Pollution Through Industrial Oxidizing

These days, businesses need to find ways to make themselves as green as possible. It's necessary to keep the air clean and ensure your company is not adding to air pollutants. When you work for an industrial company or within an industrial industry, this can be a challenge and it can be expensive.  One of the methods used within the industrial world to ensure that the air stays clean is through regenerative thermal oxidizers. These are pieces of industrial equipment that absorb exhaust gases

greenenergy

greenenergy

5 Items in Your House That Use a Lot of Energy and Rack Up Your Power Bill...And No, It Isn't your TV

We as consumers also have a responsibility. We must be careful about wasteful energy usage. The more we consume energy, the more we have to pay in energy bills and pay in the form of environmental damage. Jim Bridgeforth, President of American Power and Gas, is among the few people who seem to be really worried about the wasteful use of energy. He knows it is scarce and he is doing his part to create a renewable energy Future, one that is affordable and efficient. In a Recent Inter

Cynthia Madison

Cynthia Madison

Here’s how people are “greening up” their homes in 2018

Environmental concerns are still a constant in today’s society. When reading news and watching broadcasts on the subject, it’s worrying to conclude how much things have worsened in this department. While worries are not diminished, numerous people however, have started to make certain changes, in order to pursue a more environmentally friendly way of living. Because the implication of a singular individual matters, setting a positive example for those around, each person should focus more on the

Cynthia Madison

Cynthia Madison

Community Cleanup: How to Safely Recycle Scrap Metal

If you are renovating your house, getting rid of an appliance or otherwise have come into possession of scrap metal, it is important to dispose of it safely. It is also important that you know how to store it safely to reduce the odds of anyone getting hurt while it is in your possession. What are some tips to follow when recycling scrap metal?   Wear Safety Equipment When Carrying It Copper wire, metal from a gutter or any other type of scrap metal could come with sharp ed

LizzieWeakley

LizzieWeakley

How test drinking water for metals

Water is one of the basic necessities of life, we may live without everything else. But without water, no life would be possible on this earth. But now due to so much pollution in our environment, even the water which is pumped from deep under the earth is also not pure. Now there are many metals added to the drinking water, and by metals, it is really meant real metal pores in our drinking water. Well obviously these metals are not added by us, but somehow they get mixed with our water system.

greenenergy

greenenergy

5 Simple Ways to Help Your Company Go Green

More and more companies, from the largest to the smallest, are concerned with “going green.” Some of this is in response to worker and consumer pressure and the desirability of marketing to environmentally concerned customers and attracting educated innovative workers who tend to be concerned about the environment. In some countries, carbon pricing affects the bottom line and there are increasingly strict regulations concerning everything from emissions to use of potentially toxic chemicals. Per

Dixie Somers

Dixie Somers

4 Eco-Friendly Tips to Consider While Spring Cleaning

Spring is the perfect time to freshen up your home and get rid of some of the clutter that has been collecting over the last few months. If you want your home to be as eco-friendly as possible, then you will need to invest a little extra time and energy into your spring cleaning chores. These few tips and tricks will limit the amount of waste that your home produces and reduce your overall carbon footprint. Make Your Own Non-Toxic Cleaners Some of the most popular cleaners on the m

HannahWhittenly

HannahWhittenly

Stay Cool: 5 Ways to Enjoy Energy Efficiency This Summer

The heat of the summer can start to get you down. You may be relying on your air conditioning to see you through it. This can start to add up for your monthly expenses. Here are some ways that you can stay cool and minimize your electric bill.   Eliminate Unnecessary Heat Generation Cook your food during the cooler parts of the day. Running your oven can heat up your whole house. Either prepare your food ahead of time or invest in cool food options during those really hot d

LizzieWeakley

LizzieWeakley

How Hospitals Are Reducing Their Rubbish Clearance In Landfills

Hospitals produce a lot of rubbish clearance, especially given all the disposable waste removal they have! Therefore, is it a really good sign that hospitals are beginning to take their social obligations of keeping their rubbish clearance out of landfills seriously. Many hospitals around the world are actively developing plans to divert their rubbish clearance from landfills and use more sustainable practices of rubbish clearance. One of the most important steps for hospitals is to consciously

greenenergy

greenenergy

How to Choose the Most Eco-friendly Lighting for Your Home

Greening up home lighting is fun! With advancements in eco-friendly technology, you have many elegant and modern designs from which to choose. Moreover, your conscience smiles, knowing you’re sparing our Earth from demise. Here are five options available to you. Replace Incandescent Bulbs with CFLs Compact fluorescent lamps or CFLs resemble swirly soft-serve ice cream cones. Essentially, they’re coiled versions of long-tube fluorescent lights. CFLs consume roughly one-third the ele

Dixie Somers

Dixie Somers

4 Great Types of Equipment for Property Upkeep

You bought a nice, large piece of land. It covers many acres, and it is presently an overgrown, entangled mess. With the right kind of equipment, you will be able to have your property in shape and ready to use the land for the purposes you have in mind. The following are four types of equipment you may want to consider. A Truck No property maintenance and upkeep project is going to get very far without a solid truck designed to handle the task. With a large open bed, your truck ca

Meghan Belnap

Meghan Belnap

Green Habits: 4 Easy Tips to Save Energy at Home

Being conscious of the environment is an important responsibility that everyone shares. Those that are looking to be greener and more conscious of their impact on the environment should start their efforts at home. There are four important tips that someone could follow that would help anyone to be more environmentally friendly at home and reduce their carbon footprint. Recycle One great way to be greener at home is to set up a regular wastewater filtration system. All families and

Meghan Belnap

Meghan Belnap

Eco-Friendly Roof Options on a Budget

You are thinking about getting a new roof for your home. It has been many years since your roof has been redone. You want to do your part to be green, and yet you want to operate well within budget. While these two goals are not always easy to appease at the same time, in the case of getting an eco-friendly roof, you may have a few options at your disposal. The following are some ideas to consider when looking into an eco-friendly roof. A Simple Approach An eco-friendly roof to con

Dixie Somers

Dixie Somers

How to Save Money on Electricity by Utilizing Natural Light at Home

Electricity expenses can add up swiftly. That’s why the wisest people are the ones who go above and beyond to minimize their monthly electricity bills. If you want to be in that illustrious category, you should rely on natural light in your residential space as much as possible. Doing so can be terrific for your bank account. Get a Skylight Skylights can welcome significant amounts of natural lighting into homes. If you want to live in a home that’s full of gorgeous natural lightin

RachelleW

RachelleW

3 Ways to Make Summer Plans Easier on the Environment

You may have already taken numerous steps to improve how green your home and lifestyle are, but summer brings its own activities that could have an impact on the environment as well. For example, the summer months are a time when you may typically take a vacation with family or friends. It is also a time when many people will relocate to a new home and when yard chores are necessary. Each of these summer activities can have a negative impact on the environment, but there are a few steps that you

HannahWhittenly

HannahWhittenly

The Warehouse Environment: How to Make Sure Your Facility Has Clean Air Circulation

The four most basic necessities of sustaining human life are clean air, water and food, sunlight, and shelter. While, here in the highly-developed United States, people use many more things on a regular basis, these four necessities are always present.   Fortunately, the United States is known as having generally clean air, with most cities having objectively clean air, ranked as “Good” by the Real-Time Air Quality Index. In and around workplaces, particularly indoor workplaces, ai

LizzieWeakley

LizzieWeakley

How to Wire Your Entire Home for Maximum Energy Efficiency

Making your home more energy efficient should start with you examining your usage level. Once you’ve identified the areas that need improvement, you can start the process. Here are some ways that you can wire your home for maximum energy efficiency. Invest in Heating and Cooling Solutions Almost half of your home’s total energy consumption is a result of heating and cooling. Look at ways that you can reduce your total usage. The first place to start may be upgrading your older mode

RachelleW

RachelleW

Major Things To Know While Purchasing Saltwater Fishes Online

Are you planning to setup a new aquarium for your home? Have you confused between online and local store purchasing? To buy online, here is a complete guide to consider while purchasing saltwater fishes. However, buying from local stores, you can get the valuable advice and support from them, but the major drawback is varieties of fishes, as it depends on availability in a shop. Thus, You will get lesser options than an online store. If you are interested in buying saltwater fishes online,

greenenergy

greenenergy

Land Maintenance: 4 Tips to Taking Care of Your Property in All 4 Seasons

Mother Nature can wreak havoc on your property in different ways throughout the year. While you may understandably be focused on protecting your home from damage throughout the year, you also need to think about land care and maintenance. After all, the condition of your land can affect your property in many ways. As one example, irrigation issues can result in erosion or a loss in property value. These are some of the excellent steps that you can take to care for your land year-round. Main

Meghan Belnap

Meghan Belnap

4 Resources Your Business Is Most Likely Wasting & How to Resolve That

Many businesses are generating waste, and don’t even realize that there is a better way of handling it. Becoming more environmentally conscious is the first step to making your business more green. Here are some ways that you can work to resolve your unnecessary business waste. Excess Energy Consumption Energy consumption is a hot topic when it comes to making your business more eco-friendly. You’ve probably heard all about changing out your light bulbs for more energy efficient mo

HannahWhittenly

HannahWhittenly

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