Archive for October, 2010

PostHeaderIcon Wind energy as an alternative to fossil fuels

Posted on: Sunday, October 31st, 2010 at 6:39 pm

Concerned about the adverse effects of global warming? Want to do your share in saving our planet? If so, a fantastic way of saving fossil fuel is by switching to an alternative source of energy, wind power being an effective one. Not only will you be contributing towards a greener planet but also you’ll be saving a lot of your hard earned money.

Electricity is one of our major day to day needs which we absolutely cannot do without. Now, you may not be aware that to produce electricity, a lot of fossil fuel is burnt. Not only does it pollute our planet more, but also these fossil fuels are non-renewable resources of energy.

Quite unlike fossil fuels, wind power is a renewable source of power and can be abundantly used without harming the planet in anyway. Hence, go ahead and do your part in saving the planet from the harmful effects of global warming.

PostHeaderIcon Eco-friendly hobbies

Posted on: Sunday, October 31st, 2010 at 10:44 am

It’s time to change your hobby, when the whole globe is going green altogether. People have several hobbies but they need to understand the impact behind a hobby, when it becomes a large scale production.

Gardening itself is a huge eco-friendly hobby and very few have ventured into it. Gardening and watching the plants grow and flowers blossoming can sometimes be such a beautiful feeling. Through gardening, one can actually develop the sense of creation and develop a surrounding, which is healthy. More the number of people spending time in it, the better the world can be.

Apart from that one can develop a hobby of handloom material. Using natural materials like jute, wool and cotton, one can easily come up with nice clothes, socks, purses or bags of various colors. People have a different attraction towards handloom materials due to the manual effort and skill behind it. So, lets go green this time around!

PostHeaderIcon Eco-friendly farming

Posted on: Sunday, October 31st, 2010 at 9:16 am

Concerned about keeping the earth greener? Want to switch to an eco friendly way of farming? If so, organic farming is a fantastic way of doing so. Now, you may inquire what organic farming is all about. It is a greener way of farming where you skip the part which includes using toxic pesticides, artificial fertilizers and herbicides. In case of conventional farming, you end up polluting the land, the water and even the air.  A perfect amalgamation of nature and science, organic farming helps you to keep the planet greener by preventing soil and water pollution.

Instead of using artificial chemical fertilizers, you should switch to green manuring, a natural compost. These are equally rich fertilizers and will also reduce soil pollution simultaneously. Opt for poly-culture which is the method through which more than one sort of crop is grown in a single plot of land. You can also go for biological pesticides like neem extracts instead of the chemical ones. Simple steps will actually make a huge difference, your food will taste better, and you will be taking a step ahead towards a healthier life.

PostHeaderIcon Green Diapers

Posted on: Sunday, October 31st, 2010 at 6:49 am

The major problems that are plaguing the Earth apart from the unpredictable economy, unstable politics and incorrigible corruption is Excessive Earth Exploitation! Excessive use of non-renewable resources, excessive release and dumping of non-biodegradable effluents in our environment and basically using all that we have at a rate that renders the resource irreplaceable, and polluting the environment to such an extent that even replacements are not good enough.

One contribution that you can make for a better today and tomorrow is to shift to using green or eco friendly products. These are not limited to hi-fi gadgets and automobiles, but are as simple green diapers! Yes, why not start the upbringing of your child in a green way from the most basic step possible.

Disposable diapers, although might seem harmless; cause a lot of harm to the environment as they are non-biodegradable and hence as stubborn as polythene bags. They are obviously going to be used and thrown away excessively, so why not make a wise choice and choose something as basic as eco-friendly diapers to play your part in saving your planet?

PostHeaderIcon Green patios

Posted on: Sunday, October 31st, 2010 at 5:25 am

Are you thinking how your furniture will help you live comfortably without harming the environment? Living in a way which is through the use of environment friendly materials is a good choice and many people are opting for ways to do this nowadays. In summer times, most people like basking in the sun in their backyards or gardens. And a patio is the perfect piece of furniture in such a case.

Go for elegant and classy patios. You can buy them online or from any local shops. Many kinds of furniture these days are eco friendly so why not a patio. These are basically made out of recycled and natural materials which are sustainable. Materials like recycled plastic, steel, etc. which are sustainable is used. They come in various shapes, sizes, colors and designs. Attract the attention of your neighbours and do your bit to save the environment. If you are planning to buy a patio, make sure its eco friendly.

PostHeaderIcon Green cleaning products

Posted on: Sunday, October 31st, 2010 at 5:00 am

Maintaining a Eco-Friendly nature in everything you do is very essential. Only then, the world will last longer and our future children and grandchildren can enjoy this world like we did.

Cleaning is one of the essential things that we do in the household but the soaps and liquids we use to clean our dishes, clothes and vehicles contain harmful substances. So it becomes necessary to use eco-friendly products while cleaning.

Vinegar is one of the most natural and cheap cleaning products available today. It will wipe off all the fungus and bacteria from your dresses and dishes. Baking Soda is also a naturally available cleaning ingredient which can make your home sparkling clean. But do not mix Baking Soda with Vinegar as the Soda will spoil the entire mix. Just throw few speckles of soda over the top of the vinegar to give a boost to the it.

PostHeaderIcon Green building materials for your house

Posted on: Sunday, October 31st, 2010 at 3:31 am

Do you realize that the materials you use to design the interiors of your house can pose threats to the environment of our world? Why risk the future of your children if you can easily avoid that by using Green materials while building your house?

A report suggests that the normal paints we use these days emit toxic substances once they dry up on your walls. These toxic substances over a period of time will cause diseases to you which might pose life threatening dangers. So, always prefer eco-friendly paints which are trusted and are made of harmless substances.

Normal Wallpapers are made with ink that contains high amount of chlorine and could possibly cause harm to you. So you could use chlorine free wallpapers which are made from sugarcane junk and are totally free of harm.

Although these eco-friendly things might cost you a little bit more than the conventional things, they are friendly to us and the earth. So there is no harm in spending extra money for the well being of our planet.

PostHeaderIcon Dress up without upsetting the environment

Posted on: Saturday, October 30th, 2010 at 8:30 pm

Who does not love to be decked up? We all want to grab people’s attention with the way we dress. However, just because you are a style conscious person you just cannot harm the environment. Sadly, there have been many people since a long time who have been upsetting the delicate balance of nature by completely disregarding the life of other species. How can you ensure that you dress up well and responsibly?

First of all say an absolute no to all those fabric that is made out of a dead animal. Furs, and leather are considered as two top fashion accessories. Do not fall for these. Just to satisfy your whims there are many lives which are being taken. The next step for you is to avoid synthetic clothing.

Cotton and silk are materials that are out of nature and are in comfort with the same. Natural fibers indeed have less of an impact on the environment. You should also ensure that you are not using fabrics which have been treated by harmful chemicals.

PostHeaderIcon Eco-friendly kitchen appliances

Posted on: Saturday, October 30th, 2010 at 5:13 pm

With the increasing concern for the earth’s environment, these days living a green lifestyle has become quite a fad. You can do your bit to contribute to the health of the environment. Everyone is getting their own ideas and using these ideas to convert their home in to a green living space. So how do you ensure that your kitchen is a green one?

Obviously the best way for you is to add on to the appliances which are based on the green principle. Appliances have always been one of the major sources of environmental damage. That is why it is a wise decision to change these appliances and get instead the eco friendly versions which save on energy and are restricted on letting out the CFCs. To get eco friendly appliances, it is a good idea to search for Energy Star appliances.

In case it is not possible to get these appliances right now, you can make the existing appliances in your kitchen eco friendly. For example, make sure your refrigerator is not using too much of energy by setting the right temperature. Convert your kitchen in to a green kitchen.

PostHeaderIcon Green patio furniture

Posted on: Saturday, October 30th, 2010 at 2:53 pm

Haven’t we already done enough harm to the environment to skip a little bit while buying patio furniture? If this piece of furniture is supposed to stay out of the house in the patio, close to the greenery, it ought to be eco-friendly; otherwise God will save you from the irony. So here are some of the green patio ideas for an efficient healthy relationship between your furniture and the environment:

  •   The furniture should be made of a recyclable material, should expose human to minimum harmful chemicals and should be durable or capable of being reused.
  •  Get the furniture made of plastic that are 100% recycled. You can often get the ones that look like wood but aren’t in real, hence avoiding the toxic contents of arsenic, copper sulphate and creosote.
  •  Recycled aluminium patio furniture is another great choice. It is easily reusable and recyclable.

Eucalyptus lawn furniture is another eco-friendly option as they are renewable, durable and incur low maintenance cost. Eucalyptus is also not a threatened species of tree, thanks to the sustainable harvest-plans.