Archive for September, 2009
Top 5 Green Careers
Posted on: Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 at 8:00 am
As the world continues to go green, green job opportunities are being created to facilitate the “Go Green” initiative. Here is a list of the top five green careers that are easy to get: An environmental lawyer is one perfect green career, law is a wide subject but in this case one specializes in protection of the environment. Another career is an urban planner, as an urban planner your work will be determining how land should be used for a greener environment.
You can also be an environmental journalist by using scientific practices and language to inform the public about the environment. Becoming a biologist is another career option, as a biologist you get to deal with living organisms as well as other environmental adaptations. Civil engineering is also a green career that could earn you a living. It involves building energy efficient and sustainable structures that favor the environment.
The New Green Language
Posted on: Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 at 6:16 am
The green language is one used when describing some of the ecologically-accepted practices. Some few years back the language was not often used but recently there has been an increase in knowledge concerning to environmental matters thus the language is widely used. The 3Rs that stands for reduce, reuse and recycle is perhaps the most used. It’s usually found on almost all plastic and non-biodegradable bags to warn users on the dangers of carelessly disposing off the bags.
The term ‘going green’ is continuously being used by companies in their marketing campaigns. This is so because many firms have realized that consumers are only willing to use those products that have been produced in an environmental-friendly way. Terms such as carbon emissions and CFCs have been recognized by many people as being harmful thus consumers have become extra careful and are always checking the ingredients and components before purchasing a product.
How to Join the Green Movement
Posted on: Monday, September 28th, 2009 at 10:29 am
The green movement includes a large range of organizations and this can either be joined formally or you can contribute to the effort by individual effort and community initiatives designed to raise environmental awareness. The green movement attracts contributions from the unlikeliest of places including structural design where one can build their house to utilize the most minimum amount of energy as well as exploit the naturally available sources.
The best way in which one can contribute is by grassroots initiative since at the international level a lot of organizations routing for the environmental course tend to have different approaches to the problem of the planet’s pollution. One can also visit the local conservancies and learn of the species that need attention as well as network with their fellow environmentalists. With neo-environmentalism straddling issues that involve energy utilization it may do well to get involved in alternative energy initiatives.
Guide for Green Exam
Posted on: Sunday, September 27th, 2009 at 10:26 am
Green examinations are offered under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) as a certification given by the US Green Building Council. It aims at encouraging people to adopt environmental friendly development practices by creating universally acceptable performance criteria. The green exam is internationally accepted thus its holders are recognized as professionals in whichever part of the world.
The exam is taken by architects, construction managers, contractors, interior designers or other individuals involved in the construction industry. The exam has several versions for instance a version for new buildings and major renovations, existing buildings and commercial interiors. LEED accreditation for 2009 is in two sections. The first is a two and a half hour exam which if passed one becomes LEED Green Associate and the second takes one and half hours which qualifies one to be LEED AP with specialty. The exam has computerized multiple choice questions with instant answers.
Green Eco Toys
Posted on: Saturday, September 26th, 2009 at 10:24 am
These toys are set to cultivate a culture of environmental awareness in the child. The collection includes recycling trucks, dumping trucks and gardening tool sets. Toys come in colors which children can learn to associate with environmental care including green, red and yellow. The toys are made from 100% recycled plastic material. The toys packaging uses a minimum amount of material to set an example by making a contribution to the green campaign.
The manufacture of green toys works towards decreasing the utilization of fossil fuels and preserving the planet’s ecosystem. The toys are subjected to a series of nationally recognized tests and reach unassailable standards. The green toys can be obtained from a variety of stores and are setting a trend for other toy makers to pick up on the green earth campaign. The plastic material for the toy-making is actually domestic waste that is sorted by the manufacturing company.
Green Skin Care
Posted on: Friday, September 25th, 2009 at 8:43 am
Green skin care is a natural remedy that aims at treating the skin without the use of any harmful chemicals. It involves use of the readily available materials such as herbs, fruits, roots and other plant extracts. It’s also the use of organic skin care products that have been prepared using ingredients that do not harm the skin and the environment.
Green skin care products range from moisturizers, cleansers, scrubs, make-up, acne treatment and use of sprays with natural fragrances as they do not lead to air pollution. The natural skin cares aim at rejuvenating, hydrating, soothing and protecting the skin while at the same time posing no danger to the user.
Homemade products from items such as beeswax, honey can for instance be used in making moisturizers for the skin. Others are essential oils from lavender, tea tree and sandalwood that are used for treating acne and other skin infections.
Green Restaurant TipsGreen Restaurant Tips
Posted on: Thursday, September 24th, 2009 at 11:24 am
Most businesses are now going green including the hospitality industry. Restaurants can now save money and enhance their customers’ experience by going green and eco friendly.
One of the best way to do this is by buying things in bulk because it reduces the packages used which later on need to be disposed. It is also less expensive for a restaurant if products are bought in bulk. Some of the items that can be bought in bulk include spices, sugar, salt and milk.
Instead of using disposable cups, restaurants can use washable mugs and cups for those customers that have their coffee in the restaurants. This reduces the amount of waste that is produced making it better for the environment.
In those cases where disposable cups have to be used, it would be better for the environment if the material used is recyclable. They will also cost the restaurant less compared to non-degradable ones.
Green Gift Ideas
Posted on: Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009 at 9:15 am
The world is going green, and what better way to support this initiative than get someone green gifts. If it’s someone’s birthday, anniversary, valentine’s day or Christmas try the eco friendly cards. The eco friendly cards are made from recycled material. When looking for green gift ideas you have to check whether the gifts are made from recycled material. The packaging of the gift should be very minimal; in fact it should be recyclable.
Organic products are very environmentally friendly you can get beauty items, accessories and clothing that is organic. Handmade children’s toys; bags decorative items are also great gift ideas as with such products no packaging and expensive transport costs are involved. Homemade foods like organic cookies and chocolates can be perfect gifts. You can treat a friend to an eco spa which specializes in offering clients spa services that do not affect the eco system.
Green Coffee Beans
Posted on: Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009 at 7:41 am
Green coffee beans are a major income earner for a number of nations since they trail crude oil as a source of income by only one point. The beans are favored since they allow coffee lovers to brew coffee from their houses with standards of their own choosing. The beans can be roasted to your taste and percolated to fit the acidity and tastiness you need in your beverage.
Green coffee beans have a good history where they are first credited to have been utilized by Sufi clerics in Yemen back in the 15th century. Since then, the food substance has had many followers for the stimulating properties given to people. Coffee has become a global commodity since its introduction into the other parts of the world from the Arab world. The fresh smell of gourmet style coffee can be gotten from several brands and is brewed to different tastes.
Green Cleaning Techniques
Posted on: Monday, September 21st, 2009 at 6:44 am
These methods make use of environmentally friendly cleaning agents. With their use one is able to contribute to the preservation of human health and the planet’s environment. Though standards are set to reduce damage done by cleaning agents to the environment, the elimination of such damage is not achieved by the regulations.
The manufacturers of green cleaning agents face the same challenge posed to those who combat the use of narcotics especially tobacco. They utilize sustainable business practices such that they do not have to endanger environmental components. Harmful chemicals get carried away in a lot of medium after such cleaning non-environmentally friendly agents have been used. These include food where they get to harm lots of the vital organs.
Thus one’s medical bill goes up with the use of such agents. Green cleaning techniques help adopt methods that are sustainable as well as habits that one can hold estimably.