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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 the Proper Home Utilities Can Reduce Your Impact on the Environment

As time rolls on, it is becoming increasingly apparent how much we impact the world around us. Be it the seemingly small choices we make--like what to watch on a Saturday night--or the bigger choices involving a person's livelihood, each decision has a grander importance that goes beyond ourselves; even if we don't realize it. Negative choices as well as positive ones have far reaching impacts that can last for years to come. That's why it is so crucial for households to do their part in reducin

LizzieWeakley

LizzieWeakley

Home Improvement Help: 7 Ways To Make Your House More Energy Efficient

Taking care of a home can be expensive. Help cut your home's maintenance costs with these 7 tips to make your home more energy efficient.                                                              Decrease Water Heater Temperature It may be necessary to crank your water heater temperature up during the winter, but during the summer, you may notice you can get by with a much lower hot water temperature. Experiment with lower temperatures and see what is comfortable for you

HannahWhittenly

HannahWhittenly

Extend Your Pool Time with Solar Sun Rings

If you are a pool owner, you will definitely want to make the most of your swimming pool. But this is mostly possible during the short span of summer months, and that too till the sun has not gone down the horizon. Most of the people residing at Tampa are installing solar panels for home to run various electrical appliances along with cutting down the monthly expenditure on electricity bills. But not many people are aware that they can also keep the pool water at a comfortable temperature even a

olivia

olivia

My Favourite Alternatives to Three popular Junk Foods

We all get a craving for junk now and gain. There is something about that extra sweetness or extra saltiness, that grabs the attention of most taste buds. But, we also all agree that these foods are rarely good for us - except briefly on an emotional level. Here are my three favourite alternatives to everyday junk food. Organic Coconut Water vs Soda Most people would agree that soda is probably not the best thirst quencher when it comes to beverages. Not only that, sodas cont

GreenDave

GreenDave

Air Quality: How Does Your Home Measure Up?

Many people are surprised to learn that the air inside of their homes can contain more contaminants than the air outside near a busy freeway or factory. According to Indoor Air Quality, Inc., 96 percent of homes have at least one indoor air quality problem. Ventilation Ventilation is essential to your indoor air quality. When cooking, use the exhaust fan on the range hood to disperse the steam and odors. It is also a good idea to turn on the fan or open a window when showering. Let

RachelleW

RachelleW

Why You Should Be Using Propane to Heat Your Office Building

Running a business means making a lot of important decisions on a daily basis. However, one thing many business owners tend to not think about is how they’re heating their office. One choice that has many benefits that you should certainly consider during the colder months of the year is heating your office with propane. It Helps the Environment When people think of eco-friendly fuel sources, propane does not usually come to mind. However, it is a green alternative fuel recognized by the gov

LizzieWeakley

LizzieWeakley

5 Countries That Might Be Drinking Better Water Than You

Many Americans might have long assumed that as the richest country in the world, at least measured in terms of private wealth, the United States also has the best drinking water. While the Flint water crisis may have disabused many of that notion, it still seems reasonable to assume that most municipalities have good drinking water. However, there are other countries with water that may be superior. Switzerland The tap water in Switzerland is so good that it is considered to be superio

HannahWhittenly

HannahWhittenly

Making the Choice to Go Solar

You've probably noticed the growing popularity of solar panels, as they've become less expensive and more refined in the past few years. And although many of your neighbors may be sprucing up their roofs with solar panels, is it really worth the switch for your wallet and the environment? Here are some of the pros and cons of solar power systems to help you decide if making the switch is right for you. Pros   No Greenhouse Gas Emissions   The process of obtai

RachelleW

RachelleW

How to Make Sure You Have Clean Air in Your Home

Most people assume that they have clean air in the home and that their environment is safe to live in, but pollutants and dust from the outdoors are known to settle inside of buildings. This can often lead to asthma and allergies for many residents in each season of the year. To increase your home's air quality and create a cleaner setting, there are a few important steps to take to breathe easier. Replace Your HVAC Filters The filters in your HVAC system will circulate dirty air if they are

LizzieWeakley

LizzieWeakley

Enjoy a feel at home experience at Camps bay villa in Cape Town

Unlike the olden days there are many facilities available these days for better stay and to enjoy with the family. Those who plan for vacation with the family would expect a best place of stay that can give them feel at home experience. In the modern world there are more facilities available for people to enjoy their stay as they can have feel at home experience but more than beyond home experience. In such places the stay would be more comfortable and enjoyable as the provided facilities will b

greenenergy

greenenergy

4 Environmentally Friendly Ways To Greenify Your House

Going green is both noble and mainstream in today’s market, but it might not necessarily be easy—or even have a positive impact on your environment. Fortunately you can take good steps with little need for concern and without causing further harm. Check out four ways to greenify your home with environmentally friendly measures below.  Replenish Food and Water This goes beyond throwing recyclables in a green bin. Organic material, like banana peels and coffee grounds, give off the highly toxi

Meghan Belnap

Meghan Belnap

Understanding Proper Hazardous Waste Management

Hazardous waste can come in various forms, and it’s not always easy to manage them, much less regulate their disposal. However, the need for proper hazardous waste management has become more and more apparent over the past couple of years, as the imminent threat of global warming has made its presence felt more clearly. But what exactly are we dealing with when it comes to hazardous waste? What is hazardous waste? Waste that poses a threat to the environment and to human health is conside

Angie Cole

Angie Cole

5 Reasons to Change Your Air Filters

Every home that has an HVAC system needs air filters, it’s practically a given. As their name suggests, air filters filter out the air that enters and circulates around your home, leaving you and your family with cleaner air to breathe. Just like car filters, these home air filters also need to be changed out every 3 months (or more frequently if you have pets or asthmatic family members). But what happens when you don’t change them out for months on end? 1. Frozen Coils The lack of airfl

Angie Cole

Angie Cole

Teaching Green: How to Introduce More Earth-Friendly Habits to Your Kids

Learning earth-friendly habits at a young age can set your kids up for a lifetime of environmental awareness and a healthy mindset. As a parent you help your kids understand the world around them, and teaching them to care for it and to be considerate of their surroundings is a great way to help them in their future. Help them understand the concept of earth-friendly habits using these activities and other ideas.  Go Camping Instill a love of nature in your kids by going camping on a re

HannahWhittenly

HannahWhittenly

How a Public Administration Degree Can Help You Save the Environment

A public administration degree includes a bachelor's, master's or doctorate degree awarded by an accredited university, college or business school. These programs prepare a person to work for a non-profit organization or in government at the local, state or national level. Earning one of these degrees involves building skills in politics, management, accounting, urban planning and environmental sciences. With a public administration masters, you may be able to put your skills to use for saving t

Dixie Somers

Dixie Somers

How Green Roofing Can Help Your Office Improve Energy Efficiency

The type of roof you choose plays a major role in the amount of energy your company uses for heating and cooling. Given that climate control is responsible for the lion’s share of your energy usage, it makes sense to take steps to lower those expenses as much as possible. Today’s business owners are looking to green roofing solutions to lower their costs and to conserve natural resources for future generations. Cool Roof Roofing materials that absorb heat create several problems. Overheated a

LizzieWeakley

LizzieWeakley

Factors Dominating the Selection of Electrical Distribution System

One significant element of power system design is to select the right distribution equipment.  Based on the design of the power system and different other criteria one amongst the switchgear and switchboard is chosen. Switchgear and switchboard both of these two systems are used to redistribute electricity to other electrical equipment or power circuit, but their structures are fabricated and tested to different standards. The type of the circuit breakers used in the system marks the key differe

greenenergy

greenenergy

Eco-Friendly Pools: A Win-Win Proposition

Not very long ago, private swimming pools belonged to the domain of the wealthy; until the middle of the last century, they were out of reach of the average citizen. Today, approximately eight million American homes display this amenity. As more and more homeowners throughout the country find swimming pools an affordable and attractive addition to their lives, another trend is developing. Recognizing the vital importance of conservation to the health of our planet, individuals are making

Dixie Somers

Dixie Somers

Getting Your Employees Excited about Environmentalism

Even in 2016, people still need the extra push to get them to do the right thing. As a business owner and employer, you have a specific advantage in ways to help them! Here's some ways to get your employees as excited as you are about saving the world around you!   1) Offer Them Prizes! There's nothing more immediately incentivizing as compensation for doing good. That said, giving candy bars or soda to those who choose to recycle a certain amount, carpool, or ride their bikes to

Robert Lanterman

Robert Lanterman

3 Reasons to Convert Your Office to Propane Heating This Fall and Winter

Propane heating is a smart move for heating your office this fall/winter. It is innovative, and it has a variety of benefits. It is a more "green" choice, it saves money and it is a safe and reliable option compared to electricity. Detailed below are three reasons why you may want to convert to propane heating. Clean Energy Propane is on the approved clean fuel list according to the 1990 Clean Air Act. Propane is actually one of the cleanest fossil fuels to burn. Using propane to h

LizzieWeakley

LizzieWeakley

5 Keys to Having an Eco-Friendly Bathroom

Plenty of people have taken steps to create a more energy efficient and healthier home by switching out their light bulbs and replacing energy-hungry appliances and devices with energy sippers. It’s possible to do the same in the bathroom by selecting products that lighten the load on the environment using these tips.   1. Heat the Space It may seem counterintuitive, but using a space heater in the bathroom if your home is too chilly for bathing will save energy. By themsel

Dixie Somers

Dixie Somers

Upcycled Circuitry: 4 Creative Uses for Old Tech

Technology often has a nostalgic link to the era in which it was in vogue. However, just because a piece of tech is found to be behind the times by modern standards, this does not mean that its usefulness has vanished. Sometimes it is when an old piece of tech has lost its appeal that someone discovers a new purpose for it. Then, that which was believed to be condemned to the shelves at the rear of the storeroom gets a new purpose—and sometimes new popularity. Old technology can give life to new

MarlenaStoddard

MarlenaStoddard

The Perfect Container For Your Wine

Try to think about this possibility. Your home, you are waiting for someone to come over, perhaps toward leaving three people. You know that, it is tradition for you to offer them something to drink and something to eat. Wine is most likely one of your first choices. Of course, you could simply take the time to serve the wine directly from the bottle. However, wouldn’t it be much more elegant if you actually to use a decanter? When people come over Don’t you think that your friend

Joan S. Davis

Joan S. Davis

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