So you’re already recycling, and you have energy efficient appliances. You’re off to a great start in taking care of your resources, but you want to know if there’s something more you could be doing. Once you’ve properly installed any new energy efficient appliances, light bulbs, or other devices, there are four things you can do that will help your home conserve energy and produce a greener living environment. Continue reading
It seems like green energy and conservation are on everyone’s minds right now, and if you’re looking to get started it can seem a bit overwhelming at first. After all, there’s plenty of reading material on how much our ecosystem is being exploited or how deforestation has affected animal habitats. When you spend your time at work or at home, however, it can seem like there isn’t much you can do.
Of course the most basic way to get started is available for everyone regardless of finances. Recycling is a great way to start contributing to the conservation effort, and it’s something you can do from home. If you’re finding it a bit confusing as to what can be recycled, however, the following is a list of easy materials which can also be recycled. Continue reading
As the world sadly mourns the recent passing of Nelson Mandela, it’s clearer than ever how big a difference one person can make – and how much of an impact our actions can have across the whole world. Is history shaped by the actions of a few great men and women? That’s a question for historians and philosophers, but the point is that we don’t need to be politicians or ‘great men and women’ to make a difference. Real change happens when everyone does their bit, and there are plenty of small things you can do right now to make the world a better place – especially in the face of global warming.
If you want to do your bit and make a difference to the welfare of the planet then you don’t have to become Prime Minister of your country, you don’t need to give a famous speech and you don’t need to make a breakthrough that solves the energy crisis. You just need to do your bit. Here are five ways to do just that… Continue reading
First of all, what exactly does it mean to have a green roof? Also known as a living roof, a green roof simply means you are protecting your building with overhead protection, but doing it in a cost-effective, green energy efficient way. More times, a green roof also has actual green vegetation on it as well, often referred to as a rooftop garden. In fact, this is a super common strategy for green roofing. However, even having a simple, easy non-vegetation roof can carry most benefits that actual garden, green roofs have too. Continue reading
The notion of solar cells is widely known nowadays. They are used in solar panels and change solar energy into electricity. Solar energy, also known as photovoltaic technology, is an alternative to the fossil fuels one; it is renewable and safe for our environment, and as far as solar energy can be changed into the electricity, solar panels can be established and utilized for the houses. However, as any other invention, it cannot be an ideal one, so there are some advantages and disadvantages, which should be mentioned and taken into consideration when you decide whether to use it. Continue reading
Environmentally Friendly Ways to Keep Your Home Warm This Winter
Can you believe it? Winter is fast approaching! The weather is quickly changing, and it seems like fall is already a distant memory. If the experts are right, we’re in for an unusually cold winter. That means heating bills will be on the rise as we seek respite from the chill. You’re no doubt familiar with the traditional methods for heating the house: cranking up the furnace, turning up the thermostat a few degrees, or breaking out the old space heater. These methods are fine, but perhaps you’re interested in caring for the environment while heating the house this winter. If so, you’re in the right place! Read on for helpful suggestions on how to be more green with your energy! Continue reading
Green energy lighting has become a more and more prominent feature in our day to day lives as of late. Since the rise of noticeable effects to the planet cause by global warming, people have rapidly changed their thinking on the subject and are now always looking for ways to live in a way that is more environmentally conscious, from carpooling to work to using recycled paper. For a long time, lights remained a contentious issue because of the energy that they consume in order to work and weren’t easy to recycle or do away with once they bulb had popped or stopped working. However, this is no longer the case; green energy lighting is everywhere these days and is becoming more commonplace as time goes on. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits that green energy lighting offers us. Continue reading
By taking the time to recycle, you are saving more than space in your garbage cans every week and earning a couple extra bucks at the scrap yard. There are countless benefits to the environment by doing this. Some forms of recycling helps to create renewable green energy, benefiting everybody. Take a look at some of the most important reasons to begin recycling now, and know how these small simple changes can make a huge impact in the way we live. Continue reading
Let’s take a look at recycling: What it is, why some don’t do it, why you should do it and how to do it.
Recycling is part of the waste hierarchy which is in use to keep us from neglecting valuable materials and energy which would otherwise be dumped or incinerated.
Many items which are regularly thrown into landfills can be reclaimed and broken down into raw materials which are then used to create new items. Without recycling the earth would become a very toxic place. At some point humanity would not be able to live or survive on earth. This is why every human should make an effort, when it comes to recycling. Not just to save other species but to save ourselves. Continue reading
People in the Western world waste an astonishing amount of food every year. Some of this simply can’t be helped – we buy stuff like vegetables and because we are busy or life just gets in the way, we don’t eat them before their use by dates. Add to this the general waste associated with actually using our veg, for example all the potato peelings and apple cores, and that is a lot of stuff just going in the bin. What many people are realizing now, however, is that rather than putting this waste in with our general trash, we can actually make it work for us in the form of free energy and also help the environment in the process. All it takes is to create your own compost heap. Continue reading