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  2. Although your home should be designed to protect you and your family, it's great if it can help protect the environment, as well. While some eco-friendly repairs are easy to do yourself, other repairs and maintenance services need to be left to the professionals. If you know who to call to help take care of these repairs, you'll be well on your way to a more eco-friendly home. HVAC Technician Your HVAC system is one of your home's biggest energy users. It makes sense, then, that if you can get your HVAC system operating efficiently, it will make your home more eco-friendly. By callin
  3. Although your home should be designed to protect you and your family, it's great if it can help protect the environment, as well. While some eco-friendly repairs are easy to do yourself, other repairs and maintenance services need to be left to the professionals. If you know who to call to help take care of these repairs, you'll be well on your way to a more eco-friendly home. HVAC Technician Your HVAC system is one of your home's biggest energy users. It makes sense, then, that if you can get your HVAC system operating efficiently, it will make your home more eco-friendly. By callin
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  6. Factories and other facilities dispose of tons of industrial solid waste every year. As the government makes environmental regulations stricter, your company needs to understand safe ways of disposing of industrial waste. Improper handling and disposing of industrial waste can have a detrimental impact on the environment. If harmful waste finds its way into water, soil, or air, it will have devastating effects on living creatures in the region. In addition to harming the environment, improper industrial waste handling damages your company's reputation. What Counts As Industrial
  7. This chronicle where a man explains how the coronavirus pandemic has caused him to rediscover biking is good, and it explains the very same situation I am now facing as well. Just like Toby, I've been going to work using public transportation for years now. But since this horrible coronavirus pandemic came to my own country, I've stopped using public transportation and started using my bike again. Luckily, it's spring and the weather is mostly okay. The downside is that my fitness is not what it used to be after years sitting still on a bus. But I like it, honestly, it is refreshing, a
  8. How much does it really cost to charge an electric vehicle for a full year? Well, I don't know, but I found this neat website that compares the cost of charging your electric vehicle for a full year in 50 different countries. Check it out here: https://www.uswitch.com/gas-electricity/world-powers/#how-much-does-it-cost-to-charge-an-electric-vehicle Do you have an electric vehicle and does the calculations on that website seem right or are they completely wrong?
  9. Check this out! This is Zalmon which is 100% vegan salmon. I haven't tried it myself, but I've heard that it tastes just like real salmon. This vegan salmon is made by Oh Vegan and they also offer vegan alternatives to tuna and shrimp. It's amazing to see how far vegan alternatives have comes since just a few years ago. I just wish stuff like this was more widely available. Doesn't that look delicious or what!?
  10. Here is a good article that explains why it is such a good time now to become a vegan or a flexitarian, and especially now during the coronavirus pandemic. https://www.inquirer.com/resizer/tckwFpee6-1qJxvq-ABXrorNUr0=/1200x0/center/middle/www.inquirer.com/resizer/rP-mbA6gkUkXbzZFPwSm0QQluVw=/1200x0/center/middle/cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/pmn/GBMFE334ORBVPI2X4F7CNVITKE.jpg https://media.inquirer.com/designimages/apple-touch-icon.png It’s a good time to become a vegan WWW.INQUIRER.COM Many of us are spending more time in the kitchen, ma
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  13. Let's be honest with each other. Change is hard and making the necessary changes to be able to live a greener and more sustainable life can seem daunting – nearly impossible – at first. But no one says that you need to completely revamp yourself in one go. That would be the impossible thing! It’s better to take small steps towards a more sustainable life and slowly – but steadily – changing your daily routines. So, let’s help each other by sharing tips on how you can live a greener life today. Let’s see if we can post 100 ways to save the earth. It doesn’t matter if they are big or small
  14. China’s biggest online star is a young woman who shares videos of her rural life and self-sufficient living. Li Ziqi is a chef and former migrant worker who has become one of the country’s most famous internet celebrity after she moved back to the countryside to take care of her grandmother. Millions of people watch as she grows and picks ingredients from her farm and nearby forest, constructs furniture by hand, makes her own clothes, cooking and preparing a variety of delicious meals from local sources. Check out some of her videos on YouTube: In this video she makes Mapo
  15. Tell YouTube and all other social media platforms to stop promoting climate denial videos to their users. Sign this petition and call on all social media platforms to detox their algorithms by ending the amplification and monetisation of disinformation and hate speech. The petition urge regulators to turn this into a legal requirement and demand platforms, like YouTube, to work with independent experts to track and downgrade creators of repeated and deliberate disinformation. Social media can be either public good or public menace, our future depends on which one we choose. Sign the
  16. Now this is scary. Extremist right-wing groups have apparently started to infiltrate green groups in Germany to spread their hateful ideology and gaining support among German farmers who are frustrated with new regulations on the use of fertilisers and the protection of insects. The Guardian reports that farmers associations and environmental groups in Germany are now warning that far-right groups are exploiting the country's growing green movement and the increasing popularity of organic lifestyles, as well as rural nostalgia and farmers’ anger at globalisation. The far-right are doing t
  17. Environmental activists are being suspended on social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook after moving their protests online following the coronavirus pandemic. According to the environmental movement, Fridays for Future, several Ugandan climate activists were recently suspended on Twitter after they had been protesting against the country’s government and industries linked to deforestation. "More and more climate activists' accounts are being suspended," they write on Twitter. "This is unacceptable. Having a platform to talk about the climate crisis is crucial." The Verge reports t
  18. The world-famous teen climate activist, Greta Thunberg, has urged people to get behind, organize and vote for Joe Biden in the 2020 U.S. election. In a tweet, Greta Thunberg said that: "I never engage in party politics. But the upcoming US elections is above and beyond all that. From a climate perspective it’s very far from enough and many of you of course supported other candidates. But, I mean…you know…damn! Just get organized and get everyone to vote #Biden." What do you guys think about Greta Thunberg giving her support to Joe Biden? Should she really support a candidate that do
  19. The almost existential threat from climate change and environmental degradation is pushing our planet to the brink of destruction at an alarming rate. We are polluting our environment at a rapid rate, killing our precious wildlife, and destroying important and unique ecosystems beyond repair. Human-caused climate change is breaking temperature records year after year, with no slowing down in sight. And global warming is making extreme weather events more common and causing human suffering on a large and destructive scale. We are destroying our little blue planet – our only home. To let th
  20. Hello and welcome! We're a community of people who want to live a greener and more sustainable life. If you have just joined us and don't really know what to do, here are some easy and quick things that you can do to get started: Visit your profile page, customize it and upload a profile photo. Read our general rules and guidelines. Create a new topic and introduce yourself to the community here. Browse our community blogs - or start your own! See our member's photos in our gallery. Take part in the discussions in our various forums and create your own
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  24. Most people today want to be as energy efficient in their daily lives as possible. Not only is it good for the environment, but it also saves you money. However, there are many places where people use more energy than they need to, and one of those is in their homes. Here are four signs that you might be using more energy than necessary in your home. Your Energy Bills are Going Up One sure sign that you may be using more energy than you need to is higher energy bills. If your electric and gas bills keep rising and there doesn't seem to be a good explanation, such as a heatwave, then y
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  26. The world's dumps continue to fill up quickly. Although the importance of recycling has been touted for years, many people still see it as too inconvenient to actually do it. In many cases, this attitude applies even to valuable waste, such as green waste. If all that you're lacking, though, is some inspiration about what to do with your green waste, here are a few ideas to help you make the most of this valuable resource. Compost It One of the best things that you can do with green waste is to turn it into compost right in your own backyard. Since green waste contains nutrients t
  27. Most electronics can serve your needs even for years after their designs are outdated. However, some components in them may fail after long use, or you may need to update your equipment for personal and professional reasons. If you don't want excess machinery cluttering up your workspace, you can dispose of it. There are a few things you can do to ensure that you'll be able to discard everything safely. Wipe Personal Data Whether you're dealing with a cell phone, tablet, or laptop computer, you almost certainly have some personal information stored on the device you'd like to dump. Th
  28. Adding solar panels to your home can be a great way to reduce your utility costs and make a positive impact on the environment. Of course, unless you have enough land to install a solar array, the most obvious place to install solar panels is on your roof. Before you take this step, though, it's important to ensure that your roof is up to the task so that you can enjoy reliable power from your solar array for years to come. Ensure Proper Drainage Although solar panels can handle all types of weather, it's not good for them to sit for long periods of time in standing water. Therefo
  29. Many homeowners are surprised to hear that they can actually make quite a bit of money from some of the materials that are already laying around their houses. Copper is especially valuable, and you could have more than you think. If you would like to make some extra cash, then it might be worth it to spend a little bit of time searching your home for recyclable copper. Old Electronics Many old electronic devices are very difficult to recycle because they take quite a bit of time to break down and are often filled with some toxic materials. That being said, getting the copper out yours
  30. When choosing building materials for your next project, one consideration that you need to make is how well these materials can be recycled when the service life of your project has been completed. While many materials are highly recyclable, such as glass, aluminum, cardboard, and plastic, there’s only one material that stands at the top of the list as the material that’s recycled most often. Surprisingly, that highly recyclable material is steel. Keep reading to learn how and why steel is the material with nine lives or more. Doesn’t Lose Strength Given the processes involved in recy
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