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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 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

How an Energy Efficient HVAC System Can Help the Environment

When you want to cut your heating and cooling bills, selecting high-efficiency HVAC equipment makes a big difference. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) sets efficiency standards for HVAC systems because they’re the most energy-hungry of all home appliances. Better efficiency translates to lower demand for electricity and fuel and reduced energy bills for you. HVAC Efficiency Ratings When choosing central HVAC systems, look for high ratings. The DOE requires efficiency ratings on

HannahWhittenly

HannahWhittenly

Decorating Your Deck- Tips to Create a Unique Look

Do you have a deck outdoor and you want to decorate it for the upcoming festivals? Do you have any idea on how you can decorate your patio or deck? Are you capable of designing and decorating the deck on your own or you needing the help from professional decorator? Do you have decided any theme for the decoration? If not, here are some of the tips that you can follow to decorate your decks for the festivals. It is not always possible to build a new deck whenever the festival arrives; you can rev

greenenergy

greenenergy

Filtering jug or mineral water

Every day we make a number of purchasing decisions, guided by many factors. What determines the choice of products that we bring from a store? Usually it is the same set of criteria: price, quality, brand awareness, habit and taste preferences. However, more and more often we are also trying to select products that are healthier and more ecological, because we are more and more aware of their impact on our health and life. Considering these criteria, will giving up mineral water for filtered wat

greenenergy

greenenergy

A jug with a filter or a bottle

Currently, various solutions are available. Their choice depends on our needs. Filtering jugs are the most widely known and comes to our mind first, when we think about filtering water. The first devices of this type appeared in our homes many years ago. The history of filtering water at homes dates back to the 1970s when jugs with removable filters were the first solutions available in general.   Jugs available at present vary not only in terms of design and colour, but also in th

greenenergy

greenenergy

How to Preserve Natural Beauty When Building a New Home

Now that you have decided to build your dream home, you may have taken bold steps to locate the ideal lot or acreage site to build on. The impressive natural beauty of the land may have drawn you to it and instilled a sense of peace as you walked the lot. Understandably, you want to retain these same natural features that drew you to the land. Each lot and building project are unique, but these are some of the strategies that can be used to preserve the natural features that you have fallen in l

BrookeChaplan

BrookeChaplan

3 Ways Your City Is Getting Greener and So Should You

In cities across the country and beyond, there is an increasing push to protect the planet from additional harm and hope that some damage can be reversed. Many cities are taking bold steps to be more environmentally-friendly in various ways, and these efforts may inspire you to make positive changes as well. These are some of the more common ways cities are becoming greener. Water Conservation There have been several recent news stories about smaller and larger cities around the wo

BrookeChaplan

BrookeChaplan

Saving the Planet is Easy if Everyone Does Their Equal Share

Although the problem of protecting the environment may seem like an insurmountable one, there are many simple steps that every person can take to make a small positive impact. If everyone begins to take measures to reduce carbon use and waste, saving the planet will become a much easier proposition. Here are four simple things you can do to help save the environment in your own small way. Walk and Bike More Driving is one of the most common ways in which practically everyone releas

HannahWhittenly

HannahWhittenly

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

Reduce Reuse Recycle: 4 Common Items That Can Be Used Again

The items you throw away every day don’t have to serve just one purpose before they’re considered trash. Many of your common household items can be used again for a variety of purposes. Below, you will find four common items that you throw away that can be reused instead. Food Jars Your food product waste can enjoy many lives once it’s served its original purpose of storing and preserving your food in the grocery store. Glass jars and plastic jars can be used for a variety of house

HannahWhittenly

HannahWhittenly

4 Ways A Green Office Leads To Green Profits

4 Ways A Green Office Leads To Green Profits By now, the idea of going green in the business world is probably thought of as an overused cliché. However, you don’t have to live in Southern California and drive a Prius to reap the benefits of green business practices. In actuality, many of these business strategies save money in addition to lowering your company’s impact on the environment. Below are four examples you should seriously consider adopting.  Go Paperless One definite way t

HannahWhittenly

HannahWhittenly

How Your Heating System Is Negating Your Green Living Practices

No matter your stance on global warming, everyone can agree that living “green” is a good idea. After all, it’s always good to take care of the environment and save a lot of money in the process. If you’ve gone down the green living path, you may think you’re living just about as efficiently as you can. However, if you haven’t considered your heating system, all those other green living practices could end up negated. Here are a few ways to ensure your heating system is matching the green goals

BrookeChaplan

BrookeChaplan

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

Changes you need to make to become more environmentally-friendly

The importance of taking better care of our environment has become an incredibly popular idea which has spread all around the world. More and more people have noticed or experienced the changes of the environment which have been caused by the negligence and actions of humans who did not pay enough attention to the natural resources or how their actions affect the world we live in. Extreme weather conditions and heavy pollution caused by the traffic and the negligent production of the large facto

Cynthia Madison

Cynthia Madison

Renewable Resources: 4 Ways To Reduce Waste

Waste is not pretty, and some of it is beginning to hurt the environment in more ways than one. This is the reason you need to take steps to reduce the waste you produce. The following are four ways you can do that for the good of the planet.  House Inspection  A good house inspection can help reduce waste in various ways; for example, you can seal up holes or cracks. These imperfections could be forcing you to use more energy than needed by forcing your AC to work harder to keep your home co

HannahWhittenly

HannahWhittenly

How Running a Green Business Goes Beyond Solar Panels

Many businesses today tout themselves as being green, but they are not always as eco-friendly as they could be. Green businesses have a positive edge in marketing and public relations. Some green efforts, such as installing solar panels on an office building, may offset expenses. However, there is much more involved in going green from a commercial perspective than using solar energy. Active management and regular improvements are required to run a business that is truly eco-friendly, and specia

BrookeChaplan

BrookeChaplan

Alternative Energy: How Green Electricity Can Protect the Earth

There are benefits when it comes to the use of alternative forms of energy. Many of these benefits aren’t just limited to the increased availability of energy and the public health implications. Here are some of the ways that green electricity can work to protect the Earth. Reduction in Emissions The amount of gases that are emitted with traditional forms of electricity are contributing to climate change. Alternative forms of energy don’t release harmful gases into the atmosphere w

HannahWhittenly

HannahWhittenly

Alternative Energy: How Green Electricity Can Protect the Earth

There are benefits when it comes to the use of alternative forms of energy. Many of these benefits aren’t just limited to the increased availability of energy and the public health implications. Here are some of the ways that green electricity can work to protect the Earth. Reduction in Emissions The amount of gases that are emitted with traditional forms of electricity are contributing to climate change. Alternative forms of energy don’t release harmful gases into the atmosphere w

HannahWhittenly

HannahWhittenly

How Civil Engineers Make Wastewater Management Green

Civil engineers design many structures that help to improve your life. Taking on the task of improving wastewater management in order to make it more green is a newer concept. Here are some of the ways that civil engineers are tackling the wastewater management revolution. Run-off Alternatives You may have noticed that there are more ways that water run-off is being handled. In some areas, a greener approach is being taken by using landscaping alternatives to handling water run-off

HannahWhittenly

HannahWhittenly

How to Make Home Energy Efficiency Costs into Net Gains

If you are like most people, your annual home energy cost amounts to a small fortune. However, this is seemingly a necessary expense that you have minimal control over. By taking a closer look at how you use energy at home and how this energy is generated, you may dramatically reduce energy costs on a regular basis. In fact, you may even be able to generate a profit from home energy generation rather than continue to pay expensive utility bills. Reduce Energy Consumption Dramatically

BrookeChaplan

BrookeChaplan

Getting the most out of purchasing a new home

When buying a home in Ontario, there are several things that can help ensure you make the most of your investment.  Choosing the right area is step one, then choosing the right house is step two.  There are many up and coming neighbourhoods where home prices are still reasonable, and don’t require you to be driving a Ferrari just to even think about entering the market.  I’m looking at you Toronto, with your million-dollar entry fee and overpriced market.  IT is best to look for a city outside o

greenenergy

greenenergy

Why Recycling Metal is So Important for a Healthy Earth

Life can be extremely busy. That’s why it’s not unusual for people to never think twice about the undeniable value of metal recycling. If you want to make the world a better place, then you should learn the ins and outs of metal recycling. You should learn about all of the things that make it so essential. Recycling Metal Can Conserve Natural Resources Natural resource conservation is a big deal. If you want to conserve major resources, then recycling metal can help you achieve you

HannahWhittenly

HannahWhittenly

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