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Eco Tips for Saving Water and reducing Water Bill

No matter where on the globe you live, water conservation is very important, even in regions where water seems to be “overflowing”. This is not only the matter of our water bill (although it doesn’t hurt to reduce it), but too much water usage leads to an increase in the pollution in nearby lakes and rivers. Therefore, in order to save your family budget and the well-being of our planet, take better care of how much water you are using. Here are some ideas to think about. Don’t leave the wa

ellaz

ellaz

Biofuels can be a solution

Biofuels are a controversial topic because of the conflict between two fronts (obviously pros and cons) that booth have valid points. The pros are many: the reduced cost and environmental impact compared to oil (85% of GHG emissions less) and their high availability (biofuels are considered renewable sources).the cons aren’t less: the environmental impact, reduced but still too high and the environmental consequences related to biofuels production. Actually there are two generations of biofue

Mark Piazzalunga

Mark Piazzalunga

Green Resolutions for 2014

New year’s day is resolutions time and normally, I wouldn’t make any. However, since a couple of years ago, I re-started the trend and surprisingly, they kind of worked. This is why this year, I am making a new batch of resolutions to start the year right and keep me going until the end of the year. This time around, my focus is on green resolutions. Go Organic For months I have been wanting to adapt a healthier lifestyle and going organic. Some people think that going organic is expensive

tiffycat

tiffycat

New Year’s Resolutions for your Home: Color it Green

It’s the time of the year again when we have to say goodbye and hello. Farewell to another year and welcome a brand new year. And as a tradition, we always have our list of New Year’s Resolutions for our self and life in general. There are people who are truthful to their resolutions; but most of us find it challenging to stick with these resolutions. So you have a long list of New Year’s Resolutions which usually include personal ones like diet, savings, job stability, etc. Why not make a ch

ashkins

ashkins

Eco-Friendly Ways to Bring Back Shining, Shimmering to Your Jewelry

You have a party to go to come weekend and so you take out your jewelry that you only wear on special occasions, only to realize that it has lost its sparkle. The once shining, shimmering accessory has become dull and you’re thinking that you need to head to the mall to buy some jewelry cleaner. But you don’t actually need to buy one because you can make your own jewelry cleaner at home. And the best part is, you can make sure it’s environmentally-friendly. Dishwashing Soap This is one re

tiffycat

tiffycat

Winter Season 101: How to Prepare your Home for Coldest Months

Autumn is not just about watching the leaves change their colors or monitoring the mercury drops in the thermometer. Many of us are easily enchanted with the changes happening on our surrounding when fall season comes. Oftentimes, we get overwhelmed by the cool weather caressing out skin and the scent of autumn. Image courtesy of sxc.hu However, there is one thing we should keep in mind when this time of the year comes. It is the time to prepare our home for winter. Why you need to

ashkins

ashkins

A Renewable Day

In our daily life we don’t pay much attention to the essential role that energy sources have. Every time we stop to a gas station we don’t think how oil is important (or someone does). In the lives of some of us energy is more important or have more consideration but we don’t spend an entire day thinking to energy or how our lives could change without it. It could be a positive thing to think to these questions just for a moment. It’s necessary to ask ourselves what will be the energy of the

Mark Piazzalunga

Mark Piazzalunga

Sustainable green packaging

In our relatively recently revived quest for reducing our devastating environmental impact and ecological footprint, packaging is one of the most recent additions to the list of our products that need to be more in tune with the needs and limitations of Mother Earth. Sustainable green packaging constitutes an approach that requires a thorough analysis of the whole supply chain, including basic function, marketing, end of life and the rebirth. It requires a somewhat more detailed analysis of the

Natasha Tasha

Natasha Tasha

Natural Gas in Canada Bringing Dual Benefits - Greener Energy & Jobs

Energy companies in Calgary, Alberta, are attempting to make their first network of natural-gas export terminals as lucrative a business as their counterparts in Texas. The first step, however, is finding almost 50,000 workers willing to make the move to Alberta. Over the next decade, the Petroleum Human Resources Council of Canada estimate that as many as 47,900 oil and gas jobs will need filling over the next decade, and if British Columbia’s efforts are included, more than 100,000 jobs co

elizabetheckhart

elizabetheckhart

The Recycling Trifecta

As world population grows and the planet heats up, the effects of anthropogenic strain on the environment become ever clearer. This has created a fervor worldwide to solve the problem across the board. How can we maintain our highly processed civilization without creating a hugely negative impact on the environment? The answer is we can't. For our civilization to continue to grow, we will have to find ways to thrive within the needs of the environment. There are several solutions that are slo

AndreSmith

AndreSmith

Green Politics: A Way To Path

Green politics isn’t a priority in these tough times of economic crisis and it seems too useless to the most important purpose: defeating the same crisis. On the contrary, it’s an objective fact that green politics is a way to path to reach this purpose. In 2013 jobs related to renewable plants sector are 700,000 and if the number of plants increases so also jobs will. Green politics mustn’t be a green parties’ battle ‘cause with the right financial support it could be an apolitical system to

Mark Piazzalunga

Mark Piazzalunga

Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas for Christmas

If you’re anything like me, your hunt for perfect Christmas gifts for your friends and family must have started weeks ago. I like to put in a lot of thought into my gifts, so I can make them as meaningful as possible and you’ll agree with me that last minute scramble for gifts is not the best way to do it. But that’s just me. I know there are a whole lot of people out there who thrive on the pressure of last minute shopping. They not only manage to buy gifts at the last moment, but are able

Anne Staley

Anne Staley

Green home: Safety and finance saving

These days we can see a more intense focus on owning and buying products marked as green or environmentally friendly. The popularity of PCs, cars, phones and so on – have been made in such a way that they are energy efficient. It is a good thing that companies are trying to get on to the band wagon but they aren't really getting the whole thing right. Not yet at least. Regardless of this sloppy effort made by large companies and corporations, we can still see a lot of good things that come from

Urbanosaurus

Urbanosaurus

Organic Housekeeping: Banana And Rice In Cleaning

Organic way of living has become widely popular in the past years. More and more people decide to try organic living and fall in love with it and it's great positive effects on health. There are many ways to introduce organic style to your life, starting with organic food, or organic gardening. And why not organic housekeeping? There are many interesting methods you can apply at home and make use of items you would usually throw away and not even consider using for anything. Such might be banana

Connie Jameson

Connie Jameson

Emerging Renewable Technologies

Besides the “traditional” renewable energies (solar power, wind, hydro and geothermal) other technologies are currently under development, among these there are artificial photosynthesis (exposed in the previous article), marine energy (which includes wave and tidal power), CPV (concentrated photovoltaic) and cellulosic ethanol (many companies such as Abengoa, Mascoma and BlueFire Renewables have invested significant amounts of money in this sector with the conviction that cellulosic ethanol wil

Mark Piazzalunga

Mark Piazzalunga

The Black Present and The Green Future

For the first time, the CO2 levels in the atmosphere have hit 400 ppm (parts per million). This threshold represents the growing influence of humans on the climate. The man-made emissions of CO2 have increased the concentration in the atmosphere from about 270-280 ppm in the 1700s to the current record – a 43% increase. According to scientists, this is surprising considering the rapid growth of global CO2 emissions from the frequent burning of oil, coal and natural gas. Last year, the glob

pentago

pentago

Artificial Photosynthesis

Artificial photosynthesis is an innovative process for the production of biofuels. As we know natural photosynthesis converts sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide into carbohydrates and oxygen while artificial photosynthesis replicates this natural process to produce solar fuels, such as hydrogen. What are the advantages of solar fuels? A solar fuel can be produced and stored for later usage, when sunlight is not available, making it an alternative to fossil fuels, which in the future can beco

Mark Piazzalunga

Mark Piazzalunga

How to Create an Eco-Friendly Interior

People are looking towards the future and becoming more interested in protecting the planet for the next generation. Maybe you’ve already embraced the trend with fuel-efficient cars, but it’s time to make your home interior a little greener. An eco-friendly home interior is better for the environment, healthier for your family and stylish. Bring in the Plants Home interiors have more chemicals than people realize. When new carpet and furniture comes in, it can start emitting VOCs that

jimstaylor

jimstaylor

Eco-friendly housekeeping

Nowadays many people realize the degrading effects store-bought detergents have on the environment, because it is a serious problem that needs to be dealt with accordingly. If we do not stop polluting mother earth, who knows what will happen; global warming, war, famine etc. No one knows because not once in the history of the human race, have we influenced our habitat this much. And if we do not control our wicked ways, sooner or later we will suffer the consequences of our own ignorance. That i

Connie Jameson

Connie Jameson

How to make your home greener

The fact that people are taking active roles in preserving the environment without anybody forcing them to do it tells us that there has been some noteworthy success when it comes to spreading awareness about this very important issue. This awareness and effort made by people has significantly influenced almost every aspect of our lives, for the better of course. Along with trying to preserve the environment and the Earth’s fragile eco-system, the green initiative has managed to do a lot of work

Urbanosaurus

Urbanosaurus

The Future of Green Cars

We have slowly become aware of the fact that we must cut down on emissions and focus on preserving our environment. Yet, there is still a long way to go, as less efficient and environment-damaging fuels still remain the primary source of income for a lot of people, people who would like to see alternative fuel technologies stagnate as long as possible. We are just starting to see greener car options that come close to gas guzzlers in terms of performance, but there is still a noticeably higher

Urbanosaurus

Urbanosaurus

Green marketing

These days, there is this great hype concerning the question of preserving the environment and this isn’t just some passing trend. The awareness of the general public is on a steady rise in the last decade and is still going up. People are getting informed and are actively trying to prevent pollution and the further deterioration of the environment. This can be viewed through the active participation of various communities in projects (organized by them or the government) which take actions that

Urbanosaurus

Urbanosaurus

Money Saving Tips with Your Own Solar Energy

In today’s economy many people are looking for ways to save money and make their homes more energy efficient. With the rising cost of electricity, many families are finding it harder to make ends meet. By installing solar panels, you can use the energy produced to help you save about a third off of your electric bill each year. If you are interested in how solar energy can save you money, consider the following tips: Location Make sure to consider where you live before you invest in solar

jimstaylor

jimstaylor

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