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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 Chemical Manufacturing Can Be Made Safer and More Earth-Friendly

Unfortunately, one of the largest sources of pollution in industry is chemical manufacturing. The byproducts of chemical manufacturing processes are often very harmful to humans, plants and animals. Once released, this pollution can keep affecting the environment for many decades into the future. However, if a strong effort is made to lower the risks of chemical manufacturing for both living things and the environment at large, this problem can be solved. Below are a few ways how. Move Towa

RachelleW

RachelleW

The Ways And Means from Paying Off That Extra Electric Bill

The power consumption on a global scale is escalating at a faster rate than can be arranged and provided for. The find for an alternate source of energy is always being contemplated along with the absolute need to minimise the excess waste of energy and money. The effect of global warming and greenhouse gases is a concern in terms of the environment, but effective means to minimise this excess of carbon footprints can be developed and implemented from a very nominal stage. The energy that i

greenenergy

greenenergy

Poorest and Driest Push for Change at COP21 in Paris

The climate is changing, and everyone but the most delusional and those with a particular political agenda accepts this as a fact. A warming planet will give rise not only to generally increased temperatures and higher sea levels, but a greater variation in local temperatures and more extreme weather. The race is on to limit warming to a manageable amount so that humanity does not face a catastrophic future, and the recent COP21 climate change conference in Paris has come away with an historic a

greenenergy

greenenergy

Waste Not, Want Not: What to Know About Composting at Home

Creating a garden or flowerbed that can come back for a season or two is a talent that requires not only a green thumb but soil and compost rich in nutrients and minerals. For the gardener who wishes to create their own compost, the process is easy and can save money on mulch or other store bought soils. Creating Compost When creating a compost pile, choose a spot in the yard that will not be disturbed by animals or children. This spot should be near the waterspout, but not so close it gets w

HannahWhittenly

HannahWhittenly

Energy Control: How to Maintain Energy Efficiency at Home this Spring

Although the spring season is when more people spend time outdoors, it's also when each household's energy bill begins to increase. More homes begin to use more energy due to an increase in use of the HVAC system to keep the property cool with the change in weather. To stay comfortable and maintain energy efficiency this spring, there are several steps to take to avoid a high bill. Unplug Idle Electronics From televisions to DVD players, there are a number of electronics in the home that con

LizzieWeakley

LizzieWeakley

Don’t forget the roofer’s warranty

There are a lot of factors to consider when selecting a roofing contractor for a roof installation. It goes without saying that you want a roofer with plenty of experience. It’s also important that you select a roofer with a good reputation in your community and a proven track record of doing high quality work. Of course, the quoted price also has to be taken into consideration. One factor that many homeowners overlook when choosing a contractor is the roofer’s warranty. Don’t rely solely o

sherlyatkins

sherlyatkins

Is Raising Your Own Livestock the New Green Home Trick?

Factory farming is responsible for 20% of global greenhouse gas emissions. This is due to the resource intensive feeding, slaughtering, processing, and transporting involved in the process. This has led many to reach for an alternative to conventional meat, and it may seem surprising that many are choosing to raise their own livestock at home, however if you look at the specifics of the process you may find that it’s not such an outlandish option. Why it is a Green Alternative By keeping the

HannahWhittenly

HannahWhittenly

How to Make sure your Home is Energy Efficient for Spring

Spring brings sunshine and warmer weather, and this means it is a good time to evaluate your home for energy efficiency. Drafts and other issues can mean higher electric and gas bills all year long, but there are steps you can take to ensure your comfort and savings. Here are things to do right away. Check your Water Heater Turning the temperature down just a few degrees can save you money. In addition, if you haven’t had the tank flushed in a while, now is a good time to do it. Sediment in

LizzieWeakley

LizzieWeakley

Top 8 Great Green Health Tips to Improve Your Life

Thanks to our modern, busy lives, many of us experience health problems related directly with stress or improper lifestyle habits. The choices we make every day impact our health greatly and by making few simple adjustments, you can start living more productive and most importantly healthier life! Just follow these easy tips and you will start to feel the difference in just few weeks: #1 Try to Avoid Driving With most of us working stuck in offices most of the day, in front of a com

Chris Hales

Chris Hales

How Manufacturers Can Reduce Emissions in 2016

A good year to work on reducing your toxic gas and carbon dioxide emissions is this year. As a manufacturer, reducing your negative mark on the environment is good for the environment and good for business. You never know how much far your efforts will go if you do not try. Learn about at least five ways that manufacturers can reduce their emissions in 2016.   Use of Energy-Efficient Products              Using energy-efficient products is the easiest way to cut back on emissi

AnitaGinsburg

AnitaGinsburg

Five Safe Cleaning Products You Can Use in the Kitchen

When you consider that household cleaners are the number-one cause of poisoning in children, it’s important you’re vigilant about which products you use to clean your kitchen. This room is probably the most important, since you prepare food and spend the most time here, especially with kids. What’s more, the toxic chemicals in household cleaners are about three times more likely to cause cancer than air pollution. If you’re anything like the average home in the U.S., which has more than 1,000 di

HannahWhittenly

HannahWhittenly

Best Eco-Friendly Habits to Instill in Your Kids Now

If you're like most people, many of the habits you formed as a child remain second nature to you as an adult. Consequently, as a responsible parent, helping your children form their own positive habits is something you have to think about daily. When caring for the environment is concerned, the habits and thoughts kids have now can forever shape the way the earth holds up. Here are a few eco-friendly habits worth passing along to the next generation. Buying Products with Green Credenti

HannahWhittenly

HannahWhittenly

Spring into Sustainability: 5 Earth-Friendly Home Hacks for This Season

With the amount of pollution pouring into our environment, more people are concerned about their carbon footprint and how they can decrease their contribution to the many problems our world is facing. Being Bugged by Pests? With the warmer weather coming you may be finding little creepy crawlers in your home. Neem oil has been used for natural pest control for ages, as it contains several natural insecticides. You can make your own neem oil spray by adding 1/2 ounce of organic neem oil

HannahWhittenly

HannahWhittenly

Green Clean: Natural Products to Help Your Spring Cleaning Efforts

Spring cleaning is something everyone has to do at some point and you don’t necessarily want to use harsh or toxic chemicals to get the job done. Luckily there are other options. Here are some green and natural products to help your spring cleaning efforts along. Baking Soda One of the best green cleaning products you can use is simple baking soda. Sprinkle baking soda on carpets, allow it to sit for a bit, and then vacuum it up to remove odors. Mix baking soda with vinegar to make a pow

HannahWhittenly

HannahWhittenly

10 Myths About Solar Energy

Many people during the past decade have made solar energy part of their life. The technology has been refined to the point where it is now competitive with other types of energy. Since it is still new to many consumers, solar energy has been surrounded by a number of myths. People have avoided experiencing the benefits of it because of false rumors. 1. Solar Energy Is Inefficient Since the 1970s, the efficiency of solar energy has quadrupled. Solar energy is different from gas in that

HannahWhittenly

HannahWhittenly

How to Keep Pests at Bay Naturally

There has always been a debate about bugs – most people fear and hate them, others don't. To be honest I have to agree with the old saying that goes “the only good bug is the dead bug”, but either way these creatures are unique in the ways they organize themselves, how they adapt and the survival mechanisms they employ. Not to mention that they are extremely functional and most times I wish I was so useful to nature! Do you know that you don't always need chemicals in the war against insec

danabarkerdavies

danabarkerdavies

Green Manufacturing Processes and How to Improve Them

Most manufacturers understandably focus on essential business systems like Kanban, Six Sigma and lean manufacturing. However, green manufacturing processes will also lower costs and increase revenues. Here are three major benefits of implementing green manufacturing into your business. Reduce Energy Costs Energy and water bills are very high for most manufacturing companies. A large portion of these expenses are actually caused by long periods of equipment standby and downtime. Strateg

RachelleW

RachelleW

How your Plumbing can Hurt your Home Energy Efficiency

One thing that affects many households is high energy bills. However, many people are left confused about what in their home could be causing their bills to skyrocket. While there are many possible causes, one thing most people don’t consider that often is their plumbing. However, issues relating to plumbing can certainly contribute to home’s energy inefficiency. Here are a few ways how. 1. It Is all About the Water Heater According to South West Plumbing, the number one source of plumbing e

LizzieWeakley

LizzieWeakley

Common Infrastructure Projects That Are Making Our Communities More Efficient

The infrastructure of a community has been important since the beginning of time in all civilizations. Ancient builders in the Indus Valley created a system of indoor pipes and covered street channel to funnel away waste water. The ancient Romans perfected a transportation infrastructure. In modern times, the United States has developed an aviation infrastructure allowing for efficient global travel. Let's look at five key infrastructure areas. Transportation Communities have to move

AnitaGinsburg

AnitaGinsburg

Suggestions for Getting a Solar Panel Installer

Buying a Solar Panel Installer needs mindful thought as well as meticulous planning. Installing a Home Solar Panel is a fantastic approach to saving power and minimize your own cost of living. Here are several strategies for solar power Installation: Solar installers must be approved Hunt for solar installers that are MCS authorized as a minimum amount. An excellent solar installer can also be listed along with Renewable Energy Assurance Limited (REAL), the Solar Trade Association (STA

freedomsolar

freedomsolar

Green Home Remedies for Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are health problem many experience today, but quite a few are actually willing to discuss it. While there are numerous medications and also surgical interventions, hemorrhoids can easily be cured at home, using 100% natural ingredients. Here are the top green remedies you can try at home: Ice Applying ice to the hemorrhoids can reduce swelling and respectively pain. You just need to apply the ice to the area for around 10 minutes and you will start to feel relieve

Ljuben Georgiev

Ljuben Georgiev

Energy Savings: Floor Ideas for Green Homeowners

Luckily for all of us environmentally savvy consumers, designers constantly keep coming with new eco-friendly flooring materials. So now there is a vast of flooring materials we can choose from when decorating our homes. Here is a list of both new and old flooring solutions green homeowners can turn to.   Cork   Cork is one of the relatively newer flooring materials and is a great option for eco-friendly homes. It is harvested from the bark of cork oak trees. A great thing ab

Andrew Newitt

Andrew Newitt

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