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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 Eco-friendly Materials to Use in Residential Renovations

After living in your house for some time, you may realize it looks old and tired. Ideally, this does not mean you move into another new home if you can't. Thus, it needs some little refreshing to look more updated. So, if you have opted to renovate the room, don't perk it up only with modern lifestyle and expensive facilities but eco-friendly ones. Make sure the materials have a unique style but harmless to the environment. Recently thousands of homeowners are going with homes that are not only

How to Lower Energy Costs in a 19th Century Home

Owning a piece of history in the form of a 19th-century home is an incredible way to make history come alive every day. Though the beauty of the architecture of these classic homes can't be matched, that beauty often comes at the price of high utility bills.   Though these homes were efficient in their time, the effects of aging have rendered them fairly energy-inefficient. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to improve the energy-efficiency of your 19th-century home, thus loweri

4 Types of Clutter That Can Be Recycled Instead of Trashed

We all come across objects that we have saved, many for years, that we just haven't wanted to throw away. But sometimes the day comes when we look at those things and say to ourselves, “These just have to go. I will never use them again, and I should not hold on to them just because they have fond memories.” If you have to move, that is an optimum time to face this fact as you are trying to downsize what you have to cart to a new location. Why not line your pockets with some unexpected do

4 Ways to Save Energy and Reduce Your Carbon Footprint in Your Home

With the cost of power continuing to climb, it’s important to find ways to reduce your home’s energy consumption. You should also consider the impact on the environment. Here are four proven ways to save energy and reduce your carbon footprint. Make Use of Your Ceiling Fans Many people use ceiling fans to enhance the appearance of their home’s interior. However, ceiling fans are more than just decorative pieces. They can also reduce energy costs. During the winter, be sure to run y

5 Industries Made Greener By Waterjet Cutting Technology

Industries that choose to utilize waterjet cutting technology are doing their part for the environment. This is because this type of technology creates less waste than traditional cutting methods. Here are just a few of the industries that are employing waterjet cutting for streamlined efficiency. Mining Operations There’s less wasted raw mining materials when you use waterjet cutting in mining. This is because the waterjet is more efficient at cutting what you want from the eart

Sustainable Landscaping Design For New Residential Developments

Landscape design must be suited to the local climate. The native plant works well in the local climate for the design as they do not need a lot of extra watering, fertilizers and pesticides to survive. For this, the native plant and grass must be preserved or collected. However, Manuel Diaz Farms Inc. is a Wholesale plant nursery, all types of native plants and grass are available here.   To speed on sustainable landscaping practices, Homebuilders can go for the bioswales, rain garde

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4 Ways Your Industrial Plant Can Use Less Energy This Year

The costs related to running and maintaining an industrial plant tend to rise every year and even sometimes every quarter. Energy costs are one of the top areas to see the most increases. Simple inflation and business growth are factors. Of course, regulatory and other changes in industrial practices and changes in energy creation can skyrocket energy costs as well. Follow these tips for lowering your industrial plant's energy consumption this year:   Improve the Lighting   I

Eco-Friendly Options for All of Your Household Waste

All your household waste doesn’t have to end up in a landfill. There are many means of managing household waste that are better for the environment and can also be good for your home’s functioning. Here are a few smart eco-friendly options for your household waste. Make Money from Unwanted Items and Materials It’s true that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and you may find people who are interested in buying some of your household waste for recycling purposes. Aluminum an

The economic, environmental, and social impact of green buildings

According to NASA, 800 million people are vulnerable to droughts, floods, and other extreme weather events caused by climate change. At the same time, carbon dioxide emissions are at an all-time high and rising temperatures endanger the polar ice cap every year. The time to act is now and everyone from governments to businesses and homeowners needs to make a change and embrace more sustainable alternatives. The measures required to protect the planet are, of course, extensive, and more than one

How to Prep Your Home to Be Green This Spring

As winter finally ends and spring gets under way, you're likely to take advantage of the rising temperatures to get your house back in order for another year. From cleaning the house to standard repairs, spring is always a busy time. And if you're environmentally-conscious, then you'll want to follow these tips to make your house greener than ever. Keep Your Stuff out of Landfills Most of us have a tendency to acquire more junk than we need. And after a winter of watching our junk coll

HannahWhittenly

HannahWhittenly

How Does Your Choice of Window Decor Affect Your Home Energy Use?

When choosing how to adorn the windows in your home, you may think the only differences between the various options are aesthetic differences. However, different window coverings make a big difference in your home's energy efficiency, as well. Since it's good to save energy however you can, both to save money and help protect the environment, careful consideration should be given to the energy-efficiency of the window coverings you choose. To help you decide, here are a few ways that the choice

LizzieWeakley

LizzieWeakley

Millions of Trees Are Dying Around the World And No One Else Is Taking Notice

Is it time to panic? Well, taking into consideration that a great many trees are dying all around the world and aren’t being replaced, it’s safe to say that we’ve got a crisis situation. Up to 90 percent of the saplings planted in Turkey across its 81 provinces died only after a couple of months. And let’s not forget about the dreadful Australian bushfires. The mixture of rising heat and drier weather left trees to ignite near some of the most densely populated areas of the country. 

Cynthia Madison

Cynthia Madison

Sustainable marketing: How to promote your green business identity

Have a green business? Why not tell the world about how you support our Mother Earth with your green practices? In fact, you may be the example that motivates other entrepreneurs to go green too. Promoting a green business is pretty much like promoting any other kind of business. The only difference is that your marketing strategies seem a little bit more narrow. And, this may sound a little intimidating.  Yet, let us tell you that sustainable branding is gaining momentum these days. T

Cynthia Madison

Cynthia Madison

Setting Up Solar Panels? Here's 4 Things You Will Need

Setting up solar panels can often be a complicated process especially if you aren’t sure where to begin. However, with enough research and the right resources, you can make the process much simpler. Some things you will need include adequate sun exposure, a credible installer, a cost-benefit analysis, and knowledge about potential issues. Sun Exposure Sun exposure is incredibly important when it comes to solar panels. Essentially, the more sun exposure your panels receive, the more t

LizzieWeakley

LizzieWeakley

How Modern Homes Are Making Smarter Energy Decisions

Many people don’t realize that homes are becoming more efficient every year, and eco-friendly technology is now being adopted by countless architects, design teams, and contractors. That type of technology is the perfect option for anyone who wants to reduce their carbon footprint while keeping their energy bills as low as possible. Tankless Water Heaters Traditional water heaters are incredibly inefficient because they must constantly keep a large volume of water at a very high

LizzieWeakley

LizzieWeakley

Clean Up the Company: 4 Ways to Make Your Organization Environmentally Friendly

Going green is becoming more of a priority for many companies around the world. While it might seem like a hassle, making your business as eco-friendly as possible is also going to improve the efficiency of your day-to-day operations and potentially save you a quite bit of money. While you probably won’t be able to completely eradicate your company’s carbon footprint, there are a few simple steps that you can take to reduce your business’s impact on the environment. Keep Your Building Wel

AnitaGinsburg

AnitaGinsburg

What Is Biomass? Is It Really Renewable Energy?

The future is upon us, and it seems bleak. The depleting resources and the changing temperatures have created a dreadful environment for the generations to come. Given the damaging effects of global warming and climate change, scientists and energy research consultants are looking to create green energy with the help of renewable sources. One source that is fast becoming the talk of the town is biomass. This energy source is derived from organic materials, including plants and animals, a

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How to Lessen Your Environmental Impact by Upgrading Your Home

A house is not just a building - it's a system with inputs and outputs. Maintaining a home takes work, and can generate significant environmental pollution. Environmentally conscious homeowners also face a mismatch between the technology available at the time of their house's construction and what's available now. Fortunately there are many home upgrades that can reduce your house's environmental impact.   Water Pollution   Water is one of your home's most important inputs an

LizzieWeakley

LizzieWeakley

3 Things to Do with Aging Electronics Before You Recycle Them

Electronics, although useful, don’t last forever. In fact, you’re more likely to replace your electronics than your car. As time goes on, it’s not uncommon for electronics start to lose efficiency until they become useless. Once your electronics start to go up, you may opt to recycle them. However, there are a few things you need to do before you recycle them. Here are three things to do with aging electronics before you recycle them. Wipe the Memory Before even thinking of

AnitaGinsburg

AnitaGinsburg

Why Recycling is So Important in These Modern Times

Not recycling will eventually cease to be an option. The environment can’t continue to support a society that focuses on single use items and disposing of them in the landfill. Here are some of the reasons that you should recycle as much as possible. Pollution Reduction Rubbish that’s sitting in a landfill emits greenhouse gases and other harmful chemicals that are impacting the rate of climate change. This means that the more rubbish there is, the more damage is being done to the

HannahWhittenly

HannahWhittenly

How to Make a Solar-Plus-Storage System Work for Your Home

We’ve all heard that going solar can save you money by reducing, or eliminating your electric bill. Homeowners can sometimes get a rebate for installing a grid-tied solar system. However, how much do you know about the different types of home solar systems? Grid-tied Solar Systems A grid-tied solar system is tied to the electrical grid maintained by your local utility company. As your solar panels produce energy, it’s sent back to the grid. Your home may not necessarily use the ele

AnitaGinsburg

AnitaGinsburg

4 Helpful Supplies for Transitioning to a Low-Waste Lifestyle

When you are trying to embrace a waste-free lifestyle, you can get overwhelmed by all the information and choices. Luckily, there are some simple tools that can make the transition easier.   Reusable Dishes If you are like most people, you probably go through quite a few disposable containers, utensils, and even straws. Avoid that by finding a functional set of reusable plates and utensils that you can carry with you. Look for dishes that are made from sustainably sourced mat

LizzieWeakley

LizzieWeakley

Hydro Jetting and Snaking- Everything that You Should Know

Experiencing plumbing issues like a clogged drain and blocked sewage pipes is quite common for homeowners. However, no one wants them to happen. But if it happens even, there’s nothing to be depressed!! If there’s a problem, there’s always a solution! Today’s post talks about two fantastic plumbing solutions that can help you in unclogging your drain or sewage pipes effortlessly. Plumbers call them hydro jetting and snaking. To know more about these extraordinary techniques related to dra

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