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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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Germany’s Power Now Come Mostly From Renewable Energy

For the very first time in Germany’s history, clean power is supplying nearly all of its power demand, making a milestone for the “Energiewende” policy of Chancellor Angela Merkel which aims to boost renewables and eliminate dependency on fossil fuel and nuclear energy. Just recently, the country’s renewables supplied 45.5 gigawatts of the 45.8 gigawatt demand, according to an energy consulting firm in Berlin, Agora Energiewende. Power prices dropped during periods of 15 minutes, going as low as

willierobinson

willierobinson

Eco-Friendly Energy Solutions – A Great Franchise Opportunity

We're going to need more and more renewable energy sources in the coming generations to keep pace with tomorrow's energy demands. More intelligent and sustainable energy solutions translate into a world in which business growth isn't constrained in the least and a world where homeowners and business owners alike have more money in their pockets from one month (or one quarter) to another.  Renewable energy sources like solar, wind and hydropower can provide all the energy that our g

JennyHus

JennyHus

Home Cooling: How to Optimize Your AC for Energy Efficiency

A humid hot summer can be utterly miserable sometimes. Even worse, running your air-conditioner may seem too expensive to do a lot of the time. However, with some tweaks to your system, you can make your AC far more energy efficient and cost effective. Below are a few tips you can use. 1. Check Your Air Filters The filters are what the air passes through to reach the rest of your home. They prevent airborne contaminants from flowing through your air and help protect the health of your family

LizzieWeakley

LizzieWeakley

Green Web Hosting

As more and more people begin to care about the planet we live on, the word “eco-friendly” is being used more often and louder every year. We know about recycled products, renewable energy sources, but what do we know about green web-hosting? Everything on the planet requires energy and web servers are not an exception, as you can see. A single web server works on a continuous basis every day and it requires a lot of electricity to operate the processes. Now imagine a center with a huge num

Helen Hepburn

Helen Hepburn

5 Ways to Encourage Environmental Safety and Responsibility in Your Community

There's no question that the earth is important. It's where we live, work, and raise our families. Sometimes issues like pollution and environmental responsibility seem too big to address. After all, we are talking about the entire world! The best that you can do to address these issues is to begin on your local level. Check out these five ways that you can encourage environmental safety and responsibility in your community. Education Education is crucial to the beginning of any environmental

LizzieWeakley

LizzieWeakley

4 Ways To Have A More Energy-Efficient Home

It is impossible to live without heating and cooling your house throughout the year. However, energy costs are usually one of the biggest expenses in a home every year, but you can drastically reduce this expense by making your home more energy-efficient. If you take the time to make these four changes to your home, then you will have no problem cutting down on your energy bills in your newly efficient home.   Install New Windows If you have not replaced the windows in your

HannahWhittenly

HannahWhittenly

How to Decorate your Home More Sustainably

Being environmentally-friendly can sometimes cause headaches, especially when it comes to purchasing new items. New items for your home are quite often not only unsustainably sourced but can also be pricey and come from unethical merchandisers. As a self-proclaimed vegan hippie chick and passionate home decorator, I’ve outlined my top tips on how to redecorate your home more sustainably depending on your style. Vintage Darling When choosing new décor and furniture to buy for

Killymoon

Killymoon

5 Ways Businesses Can Operate in More Earth-Friendly Ways

Businesses utilizing strategies to help with the environment are always worth looking up to. There is no need, however, to downright change your entire lifestyle and how you work too much in the world of business. Just a few small changes to how you do business can make a big difference to the Earth. Implement these environmentally techniques to make a small change to the world. Organic Office Furniture Not many people realize the power in the world of simply buying organic furniture.

RachelleW

RachelleW

5 Great Green Ways To Market Your Business

There has never been a better time to go green with marketing than right now. Long gone are the days of bulky newsletters and flyers. Once you choose the right online marketing platform, your presence will be instantly accessible to whoever owns a computer or a smartphone. Here are 5 of the most effective green marketing models that can help you reach all of your business goals.   Social Media Let’s start with the easiest and most common platform. Social media. Social media

HannahWhittenly

HannahWhittenly

Easy Ways to Improve Your Company's Efficiency

The success of any business is determined by the quality of the products and services it offers. Another key factor includes having suitable prices that meet client and customer requirements. Businesses need to set up strategic plans on how they can improve performance in order to succeed in the long run. Improving a company’s efficiency does not necessarily reduce operational costs, but it can motivate employees to perform even better and do wonders to help your overall bottom line. Engage You

HannahWhittenly

HannahWhittenly

Effectual Tips to Save Electricity on Laundry

Doing your regular laundry task through the washing machine and tumbler, literary devour electricity. It has been estimated that in average household laundry consumes nearly 5 percent of the overall electricity bill. By bringing small changes to the regular procedure of washing clothes, one can cut down the energy bill to a significant level. Nearly 90% of the electricity used in a washing machine goes behind heating up the water and the rest of the energy is needed to run the motor of the machi

greenenergy

greenenergy

7 Ways to go the Extra Mile for a Greener and Cleaner Environment

Although there are many ways to go green, it can be difficult to know how to take the first step. Luckily, there are many small and large scale ways to join the movement for a cleaner environment. Read on for some inspiring ideas about how to take initiative and make the world a greener, cleaner place. Read and Recycle Reading is an appealing past time, but buying books can become expensive and there is also the issue of what to do with them post reading. Why not practice recycling and suppo

LizzieWeakley

LizzieWeakley

Green Ideas for Manufacturing Needs and Processes

The manufacturing industry remains a topic when it comes to a lack of eco-consciousness. Its use of oil, coal, natural gas and toxic processes has labeled the industry a major contributor to waste, and air and water pollution. While other industries are lauded for implementing eco-friendly operations, manufacturing gets finger pointed for generating greenhouse gases and either depleting or harming natural resources. While it may be slow going, the industry is pushing for green initiatives.

RachelleW

RachelleW

5 Eco-friendly Uses for Waste Water

According to the UN News Center, one of the world's most pressing issues is meeting water needs. Without changes in water consumption and conservation, the world will find it challenging to meet the water needs of the world's 2050 projected population of 9.6 billion. With extreme drought threatening areas including metropolitan California and southern Somalia, conserving water and reusing water will make what we have go further. Try these tips to make a difference. Use a Shower Bucket

Meghan Belnap

Meghan Belnap

The Top Five Benefits Of Solar Power For Your Home

Solar power is not a new concept. Ever since ancient times, people have used skylights and windows to light their homes, used passive solar collectors such as stone or cement to warm chilly nights, and located rain barrels in sunny areas to heat water for bathing. More recently, technology has produced new and efficient ways to collect, store, and use solar energy to power individual homes and businesses. Solar energy has many benefits. Here are five of the best.   Lower Utility B

AnitaGinsburg

AnitaGinsburg

5 Ways to Make your Community Greener and Cleaner

Sustainable living is becoming more popular over time. Plenty of people are trying to reduce their ecological footprint by doing things such as eating less meat, composting food waste and using reusable shopping bags. While all of these things are great, creating a greener community will increase the effects of these efforts. Here are five ways to get your community to live greener lifestyles. Eat Local Transporting food thousands of miles increases emission output into the air. Th

LizzieWeakley

LizzieWeakley

Tips for Reducing Your Car’s Carbon Footprint

Driving can have a hugely negative impact on your carbon footprint, and while we all strive to reduce our personal drain on the environment, there are some things we struggle to do without. While you work toward a world that lives in harmony with earth, there are some things you can do to reduce your car’s carbon footprint. Share a Car Most families have more than one car, and more often than not, each car is intended for the transportation of one person at a time. Getting rid of one c

Dixie Somers

Dixie Somers

How Eco-Tourism Will Change the Way We Travel

Eco-tourism is one of the fastest growing travel industry segments. Thirty years ago it was in its infancy, but now has blossomed into a dynamic way for people to connect with the nature, environment, and people around them. It’s already changing the way we travel by providing motivation to tread lightly, to respect other cultures, and to respect the diversity of our entire ecosystem. Eco-tourism will continue changing the way we travel in the future.   More Culturally Sustainable Trav

HannahWhittenly

HannahWhittenly

Want to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint? 5 Easy Ways to Start

Carbon pollution is quickly taking a toll on the entire planet. Reducing your carbon footprint can go a long way towards helping preserve our precious environment. These are five quick and easy changes you can make to your daily life that will help you reduce your carbon footprint and save money at the same time.   Unplug Unused Electronics Electronics use a small amount of electricity, even when they are turned off and plugged into the wall. The only way to eliminate this unneede

HannahWhittenly

HannahWhittenly

How Pharmaceuticals Are Ruining the Environment

For millions and billions of years, our beautiful green planet has been able to fend for itself. Everything it was intertwined with was completely natural and the environment was capable of dealing with it on its own. However, then came the man and learned to synthesize things that could not be so easily decomposed in nature, like plastics, for example. Unlike plastics, there are some worse things out there, things that not only stay within the natural cycle forever, but also pollute it to its v

Claire

Claire

How to Integrate More Recycling Habits into Your Home

If you want to increase your recycling efforts to be more earth-friendly, you’ll need to make some changes at home. Having an earth-friendly house is an admirable goal, but getting there can be a challenge especially when trying to change daily habits. Follow these tips to improve your family’s recycling of paper, metal, and plastic items to reduce the amount of trash that goes into landfills.  Think before You Shop While shopping for food and other household goods for a family, think about w

HannahWhittenly

HannahWhittenly

The Healthy Benefits of Organic Fertilizer for Your Yard

A lush, green yard starts with healthy soil, and that usually means using soil amendments to make sure that it's as nutrient-rich as it needs to be. With all of the different types of fertilizer on the market, it can be tough to make the best choice for you, your plants, and the surrounding environment. When it comes to organic fertilizer, there are some key advantages that shouldn't be overlooked. Long-term Improvement Most people don't really look past the nutrient boost that fertili

Meghan Belnap

Meghan Belnap

6 Different Waste Disposal Methods

Dealing with waste is one of the present-day challenges that modern societies face. In the constant battle with tones and tones of waste, modern methods have to be developed in order to provide adequate solutions. Waste disposal methods take many forms, some of which more popular than others. Which one is used depends on a variety of factors, such as technological advancement and present features in the location where waste removal takes place. Here are few of the top techniques used for

Aaron Campbell

Aaron Campbell

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