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In 2016, scientists announced that the hole in ozone layer has shrunk by 1.7 million square miles and that by the year 2050 it would be completely covered. This piece of good news indicated a huge success and served as clear evidence that through collective effort and sustainable pro-environment legislation, pollution levels could be kept in check. Nevertheless, the shrinkage of the hole in the ozone layer does not mean that climate change and environmental decline halted. Unfortunately, they are at an all time high. The latest findings reveal that Greenland ice is melting at alarming levels and environmental groups point out that wildlife protection should be a given higher priority. In light of the fact that certain world powers have reduced funding for climate change research even downright denied its existence, the average responsible citizen wonders what can be done at a personal level and why such a small effort matters at all. The good news is that it does. If everyone made a few lifestyle changes, the results would be visible in a couple of years. All the overwhelming evidence for environmental decline might be discouraging, but it is never too late to take action and get involved in saving the planet, one small change at a time.  

Reduce the carbon footprint

One of the main causes of global warming is that we emit too many gases responsible for the greenhouse effect. Not only do these decrease air quality, but also lead to a rise in temperature levels. So, what can you do to reduce your carbon footprint?

Energy efficient appliances

Our modern existence relies of electrical appliances and giving them all up would be drastic and unpractical. Fortunately, you don’t have to, because quality standards have changed and there is a huge difference between what our parents used and what we use now. Today’s appliances are made with eco-friendliness in mind and they cause less emissions that older ones. So, if you are still using an old fridge, cooker or heater, consider replacing it with one that has A+ energy efficiency. It works better, consumes less electricity and helps the planet in the long run.

Insulate your home to reduce energy consumption

Paying thousands for high-end appliances is of no help for the planet if they work 24/7. Insulation can help change that. Experts at gni.ca inform homeowners that a well insulated house locks in heat, which increases home comfort and reduces the need for electrical appliances. Uninsulated houses have small cracks around windows and doors, sometimes even in the roof or in the attic and heat exchange occurs through those cracks which might not even be observed with the naked eye. As a result, you can never get the right temperature; it’s too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter, so some kind of HVAC appliance must always be turned on. This increases energy bills and releases many emissions into the air. But, if you insulate your house, this transfer no longer occurs. You can have a comfortable temperature all year round and only turn on appliances every once in a while.

Managing waste and pollution

Waste and pollution are very dangerous for the ecosystem and can cause the extinction of many endangered species. Although you might not be aware, some modern products and habits can increase waste and pollution, so here’s what you can do.

Use less harsh chemicals

Everyday things such as window cleaner and detergent can cause pollution if they are made using toxic or harsh chemicals, so you should try and switch to gentler formulas where possible. eco-friendly products are less readily available, but the search is worth it. If saving the planet is not a good enough incentive, then keep in mind that harsh chemicals are equally harmful for your health. For example, the innocent looking beaded face scrub can end up in the sea and back into our plates if we eat seafood.

Reuse & recycle

The amount of toxic waste that humans produce is incredible and there have never been more awareness campaigns for recycling. Instead of using one trash can for everything, use several smaller ones and sort your trash based on its type. Dispose of waste responsibly and always call your local recycling service to get rid of broken or old appliances. Last, but not least, re-use when possible and encourage the entire family to embrace upcycling rather than consumerism.

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World-known companies that embraced green practices

Often people think that being environmentally friendly means recycling. And, yes recycling is important, but it is not the only change companies can adopt, in order to conserve resources and to reduce pollution. Famous brands have understood that being environmentally friendly means reducing the amount of waste generated by their operations. Why did these companies decide to go green? They have multiple reasons: -          They know it is good for the planet -          They want t

Cynthia Madison

Cynthia Madison

Why does Stockholm excel at being a sustainable city?

When we are speaking about the cities of the future, we are speaking of green cities, cities that have directed their efforts to transform into sustainable spaces. When referring to these cities we often call them smart cities, and Stockholm can be described as a smart city because it became a green city with the help of the funds it received from the EU. Stockholm is considered a lighthouse city in Europe, together with Cologne and Barcelona meaning that other cities and countries should follow

Cynthia Madison

Cynthia Madison

The fantastic benefits of buying an eco-friendly house

Going eco-friendly seems to be the next big trend. Big companies, small businesses and individuals altogether have teamed up to reduce the impact that human life has on the planet. Sustainable homes have increased in popularity, not only because they leave a much smaller footprint on the environment, but because they are a far better investment in the long run. The list of benefits you get by living in a green house is long and constantly updated, but the most important ones still remain

Cynthia Madison

Cynthia Madison

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

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

Sustainable business guidelines – it’s the moment to build an eco-friendly brand

Business growth requires a long-term vision… If you decided to start a business, you’re probably a risk taker. You assessed the business industry and when you identified a solution to a problem, you decided to establish a business that delivers that solution. You work hard to deliver top-notch services on the market, but in your haste to identify business opportunities you may forget to establish a long-term vision. You are a well-intentioned business manager, but you may

Cynthia Madison

Cynthia Madison

Sustainability stories that kept the front page in 2019

People feel more and more determined to go green because they are aware it's their role to change the world, they're living in. Pollution and climate change triggered some extreme, tragic events that destroyed both life and nature. From record heat in Europe to floods in the USA and fires in Australia, they are all consequences of human actions. It's shocking to find out that a small choice you make in your everyday life can trigger a chain of reactions and lead the planet a step closer to colla

Cynthia Madison

Cynthia Madison

Simple Steps to Transform Your Home into A Green Home

Besides recycling and sorting our waste, there are numerous other ways in which we can protect the environment. Transforming our homes into green ones is one of the best ways in which we can boost our efforts. While many of us think that this is an expensive lifestyle to accomplish and follow, things are a bit different. In the process, you will achieve more than preserving the environment. You will also save your family budget. Below is a short list of strategies that you can implement to reach

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Cynthia Madison

Simple changes you can make to live a greener life

The environment is at risk lately. Everyone is pulling alarm triggers on how the actions we do affect the environment. Even though it may seem like things are still going on the way they should, changes are visible. Global warming is real, and it has numerous causes, among which you can find some of the activities you involve yourself into each day, irrationally. The principal cause of climate change is the amount of carbon dioxide that is released into the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide traps the h

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Cynthia Madison

Safety checklist for companies – how to boost workplace safety and health

In 2018, the cost of work-related illness and injuries reached around $70 billion, according to the Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index. Workplace injuries can cost businesses more than $15 billion a year, and considering that the employers are the ones that pay all these expenses, appropriate workplace safety measures are necessary. The Health and Safety Regulations require all companies to have an effective health and safety program that prevents and minimises injuries and illness in

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Cynthia Madison

Remodelling your house in a sustainable way – what does it take?

If you have decided to remodel your house, you probably know that a shift is taking place in the remodelling industry. Eco-friendly renovations were too expensive in the past, for homeowners to consider them an option, but nowadays they come at a more affordable price, so they’ve become a trend. Green remodelling is not a trend only because the cost of the project is more affordable, but also because nowadays homeowners are more concerned with the way they affect the planet. By deciding t

Cynthia Madison

Cynthia Madison

Raising capital for a green business – what options haven’t you considered?

With awareness increasing around the topic of sustainability, more organizations have appeared that are focused on green practices. If you are currently thinking about opening your own business, one that benefits from eco-friendly characteristics, the main issue that is probably holding you back is lack of capital. Getting the necessary funding isn’t an easy process, considering you are competing against numerous other entrepreneurs with the same financial needs. If you believe you have a solid

Cynthia Madison

Cynthia Madison

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

Metal recycling – steps to follow

Metal recycling can be a process complex and the majority of people have no idea what it implies. The first thing you should know is that the process includes sorting metals according to their quality and type. It is important to pay more attention to recycling nowadays, because metals are versatile and essential to a large number of industries. They can be used in the manufacturing industry to create airplanes, cars trucks, railways and ships. Also, metals are used to create domestic items as c

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Cynthia Madison

Living an environmentally friendly lifestyle – Adaptations and necessities

A global concern in the late years has become adapting to an environmentally friendly lifestyle. This includes limiting the waste of different kinds, recycling and educating children in the spirit of recycling and caring for the environment. After all, recycling should become a common sense action. However, in less developed countries, only now such practices seem to emerge. However, this is not the case of Canada, a country with a long history of recycling and searching for environmentally frie

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Cynthia Madison

Living a greener life explained

Living green is not that easy if you don’t know how to declutter your home. Recycling and reusing is part of the process and storing away the things that occupy space without a purpose are absolutely necessary. Why? It’s quite simple – wasting space in your house leads to other complications that won’t allow you to properly live green. That’s the reason why you will surely want to learn more about the entire recycling/reusing process and how to handle the things you don’t want to get rid of enti

Cynthia Madison

Cynthia Madison

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

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Cynthia Madison

Is becoming a paramedic the right career choice for you?

When the time comes to finally decide what career to pursue, you might confront yourself with various challenges. Considering you have all the options in the world, and the choice you’ll be making will influence other areas in your life, it’s important to acknowledge all the benefits and drawbacks of one profession or another. If you’ve always imaged yourself part of the medical field, you’ve probably started researching the possibilities you have in this particular domain. If you want t

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Cynthia Madison

Industries which generate the most waste

If you ever wondered which are the industries that generate the most waste, this article is for you. Toxic or solid waste, there are several industries which make themselves notorious though such attributes, which nonetheless, affect our health and the environment equally. Our list has some surprising industries, while others are extremely obvious. You can read more below. Car repair shops This may surprise many, while others, especially those working in the industry are more than

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Cynthia Madison

Hydrogen has its rightful place in the sustainable economy

Heat coming from electricity is wasteful, not to mention expensive. Given businesses’ heightened appetite for generating energy, an alternative solution needs to be found. Energy conservation goes hand in hand with CO2 emission reduction. To be more precise, energy efficiency can cut greenhouse gas emissions by half, which in turn plays a major role in restricting global warming. Hydrogen is largely considered to be the best solution in terms of heating. It can be combusted into hydrogen burners

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Cynthia Madison

How to Turn Your Home Energy Efficient With the Help of a Plumbing and Heating Team

Energy efficiency should be your primary goal in preparation for the winter months. You will need all the interior warmth you can get during the cold months.  Aside from keeping you and your family members warm during winter, it can equally save the environment. Furthermore, energy efficiency can save your pocket from pointless leakage by reducing energy cost, especially during the winter months.  Energy efficiency effort does not have to involve heavy machinery and installations; those

Cynthia Madison

Cynthia Madison

How to Promote Your Corporate Environmental Responsibility Actions

Corporate environmental responsibility is a unique business strategy, and it is increasingly gaining popularity in the United Kingdom and other countries of the world. Business organizations have the responsibility to cater to the needs of their stakeholders in the way they do their business, the same way they provide to the needs of their shareholders. Corporate Environmental Responsibility is equally referred to as Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), and it prompts business owners not to li

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Cynthia Madison

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

How to know for certain if you’re wasting energy in your home

Surprisingly, a typical household wastes about 30% more energy as compared to an energy-efficient one. Without paying too much attention, individuals misemploy electricity or heat, by leaving appliances on standby or not programming their thermostats. After having reviewed the results from thousands of homes, experts have concluded that there are many efficiency problems in homes around the world. Why should people care about reducing the consumption of energy in the first place? Because

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Cynthia Madison

How to Deal with Contaminated Soil

Plots of land where nothing has previously been developed on are quite rare these days, especially in urban areas. No matter if the land is purchased for farming or house building, checking the soil for contamination is extremely important, in order to avoid hazardous chemicals from coming in contact with anything that’s being developed on in or in the nearby sites. Up until recent years, environmental laws were more relaxed and it was not uncommon for waste was dumped close to where the

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