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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 Does Your Garden Grow? 4 Eco-Friendly Gardening Tips

Having a home garden can be a great hobby. You can enjoy beautiful flowers and tasty vegetables throughout the year. If you’re considering trying to make your garden more green, here are four great eco-friendly tips that you can employ this year. Install a Rain Barrel One of the best ways to help be eco-friendly while saving yourself some green in the process is using rainwater to water your garden. By installing a simple rain barrel to collect the drainage from the gutters in your

BrookeChaplan

BrookeChaplan

4 Effortless Ways to Make Eco-Conscious Choices Each Day

Making eco-conscious choices can be a barrier because they often require serious lifestyle modifications, and that makes it hard to stick with the environmentally friendly choice. Effortless choices are more likely to stick and become part of your lifestyle, routine and daily life. Try these four methods for making effortless environmentally friendly choices daily.   Don't Believe Labels   Buzzwords related to environmentally conscious choices are used in marketing and pro

LizzieWeakley

LizzieWeakley

Declaring War on Air Pollution: The Idea and the Strategy

In the 1970s, China witnessed a growth of its economy and its expansion only continued over the course of the next few decades, accelerating as the years went by. However, China’s massive economic growth has come with a hefty price in the form of vast environmental pollution that followed its rapid expansion. In this article, we are taking a look at the air pollution as the number one problem on the country’s national scale, all the different ideas and strategies that China is employing in order

Andrew Newitt

Andrew Newitt

4 Tips to More Effectively Utilize Your Solar Panels

Having solar panels installed at your home is a great first step towards being more energy-efficient. It can really help to cut down on your energy costs as well. Here are four of our best tips to help ensure you get the most out of your home solar panels things year. Keep Them Clean This can sound like a very simple feat. However, keeping up with regular maintenance can sometimes be tricky. When it comes to your solar panels, they need to remain clean to work effectively. When deb

BrookeChaplan

BrookeChaplan

Helping at Home: 4 Eco-Friendly Things You and Your Family Can Do

Learning to take care of the environment outside is something that should be passed down to your children. There’s no one right way to institute this knowledge. Each family will be a bit different in how they show their love for the environment. If you’re not sure where to start, here are four eco-friendly activities that you can do with the family. Composting There are many guides out there on how to make compost bins at home. You can make this project as small as a Rubbermaid con

LizzieWeakley

LizzieWeakley

The City of Tomorrow: Top 5 Examples of Smart City Solutions

As more and more people continue to move to cities, the need for more effective management of resources continues to rise. It is projected that approximately six out of ten people will be populating urban areas by the year 2030, and this calls for major changes in the way that cities function. An increase in the number of city dwellers means an increase in the use of natural resources, and for countries with more developed economies, this means taking a smarter, more sustainable approach to meet

Andrew Newitt

Andrew Newitt

Go Green: 4 Ways to Make Your Home Exterior Eco-Friendly

There has been a lot of discussion about the climate in recent years, and there is no doubt that doing everything you can to conserve the resources of the planet is the right move. Is it worth it to make the exterior of your home eco-friendly? Yes, it is. It will not only save you a lot of money but will also allow you to contribute towards making this world a better place. Moreover, you can take the opportunity to apply architectural designs that enhance the beauty of your home. The following f

LizzieWeakley

LizzieWeakley

Which forms of transport are best for pets?

For you, pets might be a valued part of your family, so you want to make sure they’re treated right. For example, the RSPCA noted that 19% of dog owners take man’s best friend with them on holiday, so it’s important to plan their journey ahead of time. In Sydney, there are various rules that explore the transportation and safety of pets on public transport. These refer purely to regular pets, as all guidance/assistance animals are accepted on public transport, provided you have an Assista

MelanieSaunders

MelanieSaunders

Seasonal Changes: How to Maintain Green Home Practices during Cold Weather

The planet needs our help, but we also need to manage to stay warm during the colder winter months. Staying green while staying warm this winter may be easier than you think. Here a few tips to help you get started.   Bring Mother Nature Indoors   A great to help combat multiple issues during the winter months is by having some indoor plants to keep you company. Not only can plants make living spaces more inviting and pleasant to the eye, but they also have the abili

LizzieWeakley

LizzieWeakley

4 Steps to Minimising the Risk of Hazardous Goods in the Workplace

For businesses that routinely find themselves working with chemicals or hazardous goods, it’s essential to do everything possible to minimise their risk. Of course, there’s an incredible risk when working with explosives, corrosive acids and poisons, though with the correct precautions and procedures, these risks dissipate almost entirely.   If you’re having trouble educating your workforce or just looking for a few steps on how to minimise chemical risks, we have four essential steps f

MelanieSaunders

MelanieSaunders

How to Host a Responsible Park Cleanup

Park cleanups are a helpful way to heal the environment and to beautify the community. When planning a successful park cleanup, organizers should consider all the necessary details in order to make the event a success. Hosts of local park cleanups should keep the following information in mind: Use Eco Trash Bags When cleaning the park up, it's important to avoid contributing further to polluting the environment with plastic trash bags. As regular trash bags take over 1,000 years t

LizzieWeakley

LizzieWeakley

Green Trucking? How to Improve Your Truck’s Energy Efficiency

Not only does caring for the environment help the planet, learning how to reduce your emissions and utilize energy more efficiently will help defray costs and wear on your trucks. A big rig has more demands on it than a standard truck. Some of the same techniques that work on smaller trucks still apply when you’re trying to make your rigs more energy efficient, though. The nature of trucking means that massive amounts of fuel and paper are used, but this doesn’t mean that you can’t do anything t

BrookeChaplan

BrookeChaplan

5 Reliable Tips for Finding Safe Household Cleaning Products

When cleaning the household, we often don’t place as much emphasis as we should on our product selections. What does it matter anyway? Cleaning is cleaning, right? What if I told you that the emissions from the various chemicals used within a multitude of household products are at the equivalent level of automobile emissions when it comes to air quality? It is a discomforting fact unless you enjoy simulating what it is like to huff exhaust fumes. Product selection should be important to you

greenenergy

greenenergy

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

Pros and Cons of Artificial Turf vs. a Grass Lawn

There are many residential and commercial property owners who extol the virtues of either artificial turf with its complete landscape system or a real grass lawn, and they have good reasons for their strong opinions. However, which type of lawn is best for you? If you’ve got blank patches of yard yearning to breathe green, read on to learn which type of lawn best suits your needs and preferences. Artificial Turf Benefits Artificial turf is eco-friendly and has the feel and look of

LizzieWeakley

LizzieWeakley

Environmental pollution control measures businesses should undertake

When heavy toxic metals build up in the air, water, and land, it’s more difficult for the contaminated site to support life. Environmental pollution is the main cause of morbidity and mortality in the world. It’s a problem that affects both developing countries and not only. Even if developed countries have the necessary resources and technology to combat the introduction of harmful or poisonous substances into the environment, they prefer to encourage over-energy consumption, waste and ineffici

Cynthia Madison

Cynthia Madison

Environmental Awareness: 4 Ways to Be a Responsible and Green Homeowner

Going green has become a major focus for homeowners. Not only does going green decrease your carbon footprint, but it also saves you green (as in dollars). Below are four ways that today’s modern homeowner can help make their home more eco-friendly.   Get an Energy Audit   By now, nearly every energy provider offers a free home energy audit. If you haven’t had one yet, call your energy provider and they will send someone out to check your power use, AC service and ad

LizzieWeakley

LizzieWeakley

4 Ways To Be More Environmentally Friendly

These days, everyone worries about the environment and what we can do to lessen our environmental impact. It can be hard to be environmentally friendly all the time and do the right thing at every hour of the day, but there are a lot of things that we can do to have more of a positive impact on the environment. If we stop and think about where the things that we use each day come from, how they are made and how they are disposed of, we can see just how much our lives have an impact on the enviro

MelanieSaunders

MelanieSaunders

4 Alternative Landscaping Materials for Less Water Use

Water is a scarce resource in many places around the country. A few cities in drought-stricken areas have implemented watering rations. They give fines to homeowners who violate these regulations, and this has caused many of these homeowners to search for alternative materials for landscaping, ones that help conserve water. You’ll find four of those materials below. Rocks and Gravel Rocks come in many sizes and types; you can even buy multi-ton boulders. Nothing drinks less water

LizzieWeakley

LizzieWeakley

Solar Energy Long Island – Trace Advantages of Solar Panels

There is no doubt in accepting the fact that solar energy yields a lot of advantages, and this is the prime reason why people in today’s age are opting for this option for saving the environment. Solar energy Long Island has received huge popularity for several reasons. However, protecting the environment is not the only factor. There are many other benefits associated with the use of solar energy such as cost-benefit, low maintenance, energy independence etc. whether you are interested

greenenergy

greenenergy

Energy Conscious: How to Slow the Flow by Cutting Corners

Energy consumption without a doubt is a hot topic in this day and age. It’s been a big topic for quite some time now, too, and with good reason. People are becoming more and more thoughtful with regard to their approaches to energy use. If you want to minimize your consumption of energy in a big way, there are all sorts of intelligent things that you can try right now. Unplug, Unplug, Unplug Unplugging may seem like a simple thing. It can actually be a game-changing strategy for pe

HannahWhittenly

HannahWhittenly

4 Ways to Implement Sustainable Use of Resources in Your Business

More people are becoming more environmentally friendly. More of us are realizing how important it is to use various measures for a cleaner, healthier air for our families. And while many eco-friendly measures have been adopted in our homes, we can also implement these practices in our businesses. Sustainability is often ignored in businesses, and as a result, there are more toxins released in the air which can cause different health ailments, ranging from allergies to even cancer. Because

LizzieWeakley

LizzieWeakley

4 Surprising Household Items that You Can Recycle

You already know the importance of recycling paper, aluminum cans, plastic bottles and other common household items. However, you might not be aware of the many other materials that might be around your home that can be recycled. Here are four surprising household items that you can recycle. Plant Pots If you’re tempted to discard old plant pots that you no longer need in the trash, you should think again. Most plant pots are made from plastic and other recyclable materials that ca

LizzieWeakley

LizzieWeakley

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