With the ever increasing evidence of global warming, comes the need to eliminate our everyday carbon footprints as soon as possible. Whilst many consider sustainable transport a thing of the future, the truth is that there is one way to instantly cut out green-houses gases as we travel – by cycling. Nearly a quarter . . . → Read More: Sustainable Transport Solutions – Bikes
March is forever known to me as cleaning month. Don’t get me wrong, I love the month—the weather is getting warmer, the flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping. Springtime is my favorite, but with it comes Spring Cleaning. The time where people across America get rid of the clutter, deep clean their home, . . . → Read More: Cleaning Tricks for the Eco-Conscious Person
Smart Meters are electrical meters that record consumption of electrical energy at half hour intervals and report that energy use back to energy distributors. Smart Meters have recently featured in Australian news, particularly in Victoria. In 2010, a program was rolled out that mandated the installation of Smart Meters in every Victorian home. Although . . . → Read More: Understanding your Smart Meter
Many people are drawn to the relaxation and the accomplished feeling they get when cultivating a garden. A great deal of care and effort goes into every plant as you nurture it and provide protection from predators. Whether these are beautiful flowers to decorate your yard or fruits and vegetables that you plan on . . . → Read More: Greener Gardens: Technological Eco-friendly Ways to Grow
Do you want to improve the insulation of your home? Here are five easy ways for you to try.
Do you want a home that has a high level of energy efficiency? One way of making your home energy efficient is to insulate it. So if you want your home to have a high . . . → Read More: 5 Ways for Better Home Insulation
How many batteries are in use in your home right now? There’s a good chance that you have quite a few, including batteries in cell phones, remote automobile keys, emergency flashlights, digital watches and other common devices. This increase in the use of batteries also means that we are disposing of more batteries now . . . → Read More: How Batteries Impact The Environment
Whether you’re planning on taking a language refresher course, learning to boost your career options or brushing up on your mathematics skills, studying a course remotely is fast becoming the route many busy parents or full-time workers take. Since the advent of the Internet, improvements in broadband and the release of new technologies, eLearning . . . → Read More: Green Learning: Gaining an Education and Preserving the Environment
Summers have been hot lately. Real hot. For many people, it’s a struggle to stay cool and comfortable during the hottest months of the year. For others, it’s a struggle to keep yourself from over-indulging.
Those of us who are fortunate enough to have air-conditioned homes must resist annual temptation to crank that sucker . . . → Read More: A Visual Guide to Home Energy Savings
The first generation of Nissan Leaf was revealed in 2010, and at the beginning, it was only available for purchase in the U.S. and Japan. As it proved to be a very fuel-efficient and eco-friendly car during the first couple of years of production, in 2012 Nissan started offering it in Europe, as well. . . . → Read More: 2013 Nissan LEAF – The Best Selling Eco-friendly Electric Car
It is when various structures, including homes, buildings and bridges, made from virgin wood timber are recycled after being reclaimed and air dried that makes them a popular wood furniture. Instead of being thrown into the garbage, these structures are being used again because specialized furniture makers recognize the material’s ability to remain durable . . . → Read More: What Makes Reclaimed Wood an Attractive Furniture Material