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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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3 Home Improvements that Improve Your Energy Efficiency

If you’re looking to save money and energy, small home improvements can help a lot. Choosing to upgrade your home to make it more energy efficient can help you save on your heating and cooling costs. It may even increase the value of your home. Here are the three most important updates to make to ensure your home is as energy efficient as possible. Replace Your Appliances This is probably a more expensive route, but ensuring your home has energy efficient appliances is a good first

BrookeChaplan

BrookeChaplan

Plant-Based Plastics Might Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution and Disposal

Plastic pollution is growing into one of the most pressing concerns of the 21st century. An estimated 8.3 billion tonnes of plastic have been created to date, and trends show that if we don't curb our use of plastic soon then there will be upwards of 12 billion tonnes of plastic in landfills and our environment by 2050. Single-use plastics are pervasive in our society, from straws handed out with every drink to throw-away coffee cups, and it can be difficult to know where to start. Below is a gu

greenenergy

greenenergy

What is Pallet Wrapping?

Pallet wrapping goes under a lots of alternative names, some you may have hear of before, including stretch wrapping and stretch film wrapping. Pallet wrapping sometimes referred to as these other names is an incredibly common packaging method within an entire range of industries, and a method that is used worldwide. Pallet wrapping is renowned for its unique ability to tight secure products together, stretch wrap film is wrapped tightly around batches of goods to secure them tightly together, w

greenenergy

greenenergy

Create Beautiful Gardens with the Help of a Garden Designer

A beautiful and stylish garden will bring your outside space a sense of tranquillity and relaxation. To create a perfect garden, you have to come up with a plan for your garden. You can either contact a garden designer to plan the layout of you, or you can do it on your own then involve a designer to actualise your plan. A layout plan is the first step to creating a stunning garden. Decide the purpose of your garden and proceed to create a blueprint for your garden. Involving a professiona

greenenergy

greenenergy

Storage & Sustainability – The Most Sensible Solutions for Your Home

A household consists of a thousand moving parts. If you count trinkets and paraphernalia into that mix, then the number of constituents is pretty much endless. This is why every home needs reasonable storage solutions, especially if you are prone to hoarding. Thankfully, in the times of eco-friendly trends, there are many storage ideas out there that are truly inventive. If you are thinking about the balance between storage and sustainability, here are the most sensible solutions for your home.

Andrew Newitt

Andrew Newitt

How to Conserve Water Every Day

Water is one of our most precious natural resources: not only does drinking water allow us to stay hydrated and healthy, but it also gives us the ability to grow food and plants, wash our bodies and clothes, and cook meals. Thanks to advances in water filtration techniques, we are now able to enjoy cleaner, better-tasting water than ever before! We all use water every day for so many things, but tend to take it for granted-it's easy to lose sight of just how essential water is in our lives. We m

greenenergy

greenenergy

Ultimate Uses of Solar Energy – Powerful Examples Relevant in 2019

With an innumerable number of gadgets as well as technologies available in the industry that could leverage the solar power in the present modern settings, most of the people still wonder “how the technology is used?” Be it for charging a wireless speaker or powering renewable transportation system, the list of examples for the uses of solar energy are numerous. The advancements in the technology have enforced most of the homeowners to gauge how far they can go when they choose for using

greenenergy

greenenergy

Keeping the World Green: 4 Environmental Benefits of Using Renewable Natural Gas

The world is experiencing more threats from pollution than ever before. In addition to the climate, there are other factors that are making it more dangerous to ignore green technologies. Therefore, it is important to understand the benefits of using renewable natural gas. Here are several points to consider as we move forward: Recycling There is no secret that recycling is going to be an important part of moving forward into future generations. When we simply use products one time and thro

EmmaSturgis

EmmaSturgis

How to Rehabilitate Your Struggling Lawn This Spring

When spring arrives, a new growing season begins. This is a time when you expect your yard’s dormant vegetation to become rejuvenated. Unfortunately, many people are dismayed to realize that their lawn is not as green and healthy as they hoped. If your lawn is patchy, has brown spots or is showing other signs of trouble, you may use some of these tips to revive your lawn and to get the curb appeal that you desire. Kill the Weeds With warm spring temperatures and hydrating rain show

BrookeChaplan

BrookeChaplan

4 Ways to Use Recyclable Materials in Your Home Construction

If you have recently decided to build a home and want to be as eco-friendly as possible, then you should consider using recyclable materials. Many people are surprised to hear that most homes can be built from the ground up with nothing but recyclables, and that practice is great for the environment. Here is a look at four ways that you can use recyclable materials during your home construction.  Glass Tile  Even though porcelain is a popular building material, the tiles can give off VO

LizzieWeakley

LizzieWeakley

Clean Indoor Air Fast with Eight Amazing Techniques

According to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), building materials, electronic items, and a wide range of other sources such as cigarettes, pollen grains, pesticides, caustic chemicals, etc. release huge amounts of pollutants, continuously hamper quality of indoor air, and in turn pave way for many serious health conditions. Well, rather than spraying fragranced air fresheners, which does not help much, modern-day individuals must try to resolve the said issue by executing below-mentioned te

greenenergy

greenenergy

A 5-Step Checklist for an Eco-Friendly Kitchen Remodel

Remodeling your kitchen is an excellent chance to upgrade it in term of eco-friendliness. You will finally get a chance to separate waste and apply natural cleaning solutions in order to cause the least amount of harm to the environment. The best thing is that these changes will not require a huge amount of money because you can work with what you’ve got and the little you do need to invest is a small investment compared to the benefits you get. You will see how a remodeled kitchen will s

Blake

Blake

Going Green? Common Problems that Stop Solar Panel Installations

Installing solar panels and enjoying the benefit of free green energy is a common goal shared by many homeowners. Now that you have decided to finally move forward with this project, you may be eager to get the ball rolling. Some homeowners in your shoes have been dismayed to run into issues when installing solar panels that may have otherwise been prevented with forethought and planning. These are some of the more common solar panel installation problems that may affect your upcoming project.

BrookeChaplan

BrookeChaplan

How to Make Your Home Safer for the Environment

Living greener can benefit both you and the environment. One of the best ways to adopt an eco-friendlier lifestyle is by making some modifications around your home that will be better for the ecosystem. Here are four tips to turn your home into a safer setting for the planet. Various appliance and utility options will save you long-run costs, make your home more sustainable to maintain, and help the environment. Here are just four options to get you started on improving your home. Switch to an

LizzieWeakley

LizzieWeakley

How to Cut down on Waste in a Historic Home

Living in a beautiful historic home may be a dream come true, but this type of living experience can be stressful, expensive and inconvenient in specific ways. For example, unless the home has been recently and thoroughly renovated, it may be generating waste in various ways. This waste may result in higher expenses, environmental concerns and other issues that you understandably want to avoid as much as possible. These are some of the many steps that you may take to reduce waste in your histori

BrookeChaplan

BrookeChaplan

How can manufacturers reduce waste in their companies?

Every year, companies generate billions of tons of industrial waste. Manufacturing waste is generated in just about any plant, which is why it is crucial for organizations to establish practices to minimise the generation of by-products. Types of industrial waste include but are not limited to dirt, scrap metal, trees, trash, oil, and chemicals, and solvents. Waste represents an environmental issue. Nevertheless, it is a tremendous economic loss. How can waste be part of the economy? Simple. It

Cynthia Madison

Cynthia Madison

Do Your Part: How to Be Responsible with Your Electronic Waste

Throughout a typical day, you may use several different types of electronic devices regularly. These devices will eventually wear out or break with heavy use, or they may become obsolete as new technology is introduced. While you could toss old electronics into the trash, they would sit in the landfill for centuries because of a slow rate of decomposition. With some devices, harmful pollutants may enter the environment if they are not disposed of properly. With this in mind, you need to find res

BrookeChaplan

BrookeChaplan

Environmental Awareness Builds Strong Businesses, But Why?

Green brands are thriving. But why? Well, when it comes to customers, they consider many variables when they decide to shop from a company or not. And lately, as environmental concerns increased in importance and mediatization, they try to find more products and services coming from companies with strong green values. In this day and time, the general awareness of environmental issues and the continuous search of the wide audience for better, less polluting and less damaging products and

Cynthia Madison

Cynthia Madison

4 Practical Options for Reusing Old Electrical Equipment

Old electrical equipment can still have several different uses for you. The raw materials contained within the equipment may prove to be valuable in some form or another. Here are some options that are available for reusing your old electrical equipment. Donation Options Electronics are always in demand when it comes to donation centers and other types of charity organizations. This is because they can still be used for their intended purposes for the most part. The charity may als

HannahWhittenly

HannahWhittenly

Green Living: What You Should Know about Waste Water

When you think about green home living, things, like reducing energy consumption, recycling and conserving water, may come to mind. However, you cannot overlook the importance of your impact on wastewater as well. While wastewater can be treated, the treatment capabilities in different areas varies. In many cases, phosphorous, nitrates and other pollutants may remain in the treated water in small amounts. This means that the fresh water that enters your home may not be as pure and clean as you m

BrookeChaplan

BrookeChaplan

How to Get the Most Out of Solar Panels

If you have recently decided to install solar panels, then you need to start thinking about some ways that you can make the most out of that technology. Even though modern solar panels require very little maintenance, quite a bit can be done to improve their efficiency and prevent unnecessary damage. Here is a look at a few tips and tricks that will take your solar energy system to the next level.  Feed Less Energy Back Into the Grid Using the energy as it is being produced is going to

Meghan Belnap

Meghan Belnap

How Heat Pumps Save Money by Conserving Energy

A heat pump works well if you live in a moderate climate. This is because it’s more efficient than other forms of heating and cooling. Here are some of the benefits that a heat pump can offer when it comes to saving money by conserving energy. Temperature Stability Setting your heat pump for a consistent temperature is the most efficient use of this type of system. This is because of the fact that it can run for a minimal amount of time and maintain the temperature of your home. Wi

HannahWhittenly

HannahWhittenly

Breathing Bad: How to Effectively Combat Poor Outdoor Air Quality

Poor outdoor air quality is a serious concern because it can have both immediate and long-term effects on your health. It is easy to assume that outdoor air quality would not affect you while indoors, but this is not the case. Outdoor pollutants may enter the home through open doors and windows, smaller or larger gaps in the exterior of the home and more. These pollutants can combine with indoor pollutants to create truly unhealthy air quality in your home. By following these essential tips, you

BrookeChaplan

BrookeChaplan

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