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Thinking Of Building A Green Home?

One of the biggest concerns for anyone looking to build, extend or refurbish their home is making sure that their project has a low impact on the environment. Using ethically sourced materials, low carbon footprint building and production methods, and creating sustainable, energy efficient structures are key to building a green home. Let’s look at several elements that can help you do your bit to help the e ...

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Solar Systems – A Buyer’s Guide

Solar Panels, Inverter and Roof Mounting Buyer's Guide Purchasing a solar power system for your home or business can be a great way to minimize your monthly expenses and do your part to help the planet. When you are interested in buying a solar power system, there are several components that you'll have to buy. The main components of the system are the solar panels, the inverter, and the roof mounting syste ...

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5 Ideas For Eco-Friendly Gifts

I have had a bit of a battle with myself for the past couple of years when it comes to birthdays and Christmas. Of course I want to buy presents for people, but everyone seems to just have everything these days, and if they want it, they just go out and buy it.   This makes thinking of a thoughtful, interesting present, that they don’t actually own in one form or another, a really difficult task. Image ...

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Six Celebrities Supporting Solar

Hollywood stars are busy people: constantly on the move, the carbon emissions their flights alone exude in a year eclipses what most people would go through in a lifetime. Knowing this, it’s hardly surprising that many of them choose to offset their carbon footprint by going green in as many other ways as they can and with big houses to power there’s no easier way to do this than by choosing solar. Here are ...

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5 Things I Bet You Didn’t Know About Light

‘In the beginning there was nothing. God said, 'Let there be light!' And there was light. There was still nothing, but you could see it a whole lot better.’ Source Most people think light is boring. But just imagine what a dark and miserable place the universe would be without it. Indeed, we take the phenomenon of light for granted SO much that we’re missing out on its myriad of interesting and mind bogglin ...

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Guerilla Gardening: Environmental Improvement Or Criminal Nuisance?

A guerilla (alt. guerrilla) is a soldier. It is a term of war suggesting associations ranging from Che Guevara's revolutionary activities to much of modern irregular warfare. A guerilla is a soldier who fights in an unconventional manner, close to the land. The Swamp Fox of the American Revolution is a guerilla fighter, but George Washington is not. Guerilla warfare requires subterfuge, careful use of tacti ...

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Package-Free Grocery Stores and the Environment

In August, the first grocery store in the USA to sell mainly package-free goods will open in Austin, Texas. The store’s name is in.gredients. The move toward package-free food shopping has to do with the fact that packaging is expensive, wasteful and not exactly sustainable. Why Package-Free? Packaging, depending on the type of container, can amount to anywhere from eight percent to fifty percent of the ret ...

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Genetically Modified Corn Now Sold At Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., the nation's largest retailer, has confirmed that it will begin allowing genetically modified sweet corn to be sold in its stores. This decision came despite a petition submitted by the consumer group, Food & Water Watch. The petition contained over 463,000 signatures and asked the retail giant not to carry the product.   In choosing to sell the genetically modified sweet cor ...

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The Importance Of Crane Mats

As the years go on the demand for lumber continues to grow. From household product to building, wood is needed to construct products to meet the demands of people.  One of the products that is made out of hardwood timber are crane mats. Crane mats can be made up of many different types of wood. Crane Mats Crane mats are needed mainly used in the construction industry. They are beneficial for large equipment ...

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Top 4 Types Of Green Technology

The world is advancing at such an incredible rate that it’s often difficult to keep up. New technology is emerging all the time and that technology is getting greener and greener by the year. It is of utmost importance, as we all know, that we look after the rock on which we live, so green technology is ever on the rise to safeguard our future. Below is a look at the four most prominent types of green techn ...

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