Archive for December, 2010

PostHeaderIcon Save wildlife: prevent hunting

Posted on: Thursday, December 30th, 2010 at 11:43 am

The extinction of animals has rapidly increased due to excessive hunting, property development on sanctuaries meant for animals and environmental depletion. The only way to prevent the increasing rate of animal extinction is by using the power of the media and dedication to protect the animals.
Collect funds from acquaintances and friend to bring out an ad in the newspaper to make people aware of the grievances of animal extinction and how it should be prevented. Get a website made on the issue of animal extinction, the website should offer an online visibility to the cause and let concerned people be a part of it as well. Generate a partnership with the advocacy groups at universities to encourage ways of preventing animal extinction.
Collect donations and send them to the foundations specializing in the cause of saving wildlife. Send regular letters to editors of leading newspapers to put forward your concern on the issue.

PostHeaderIcon How to prevent oil spilling to save marine life

Posted on: Tuesday, December 28th, 2010 at 5:24 pm

Oil spills is a major cause for pollution in the marine world. Thousands of marine creatures, plants lose their lives as a result of this oil spill. Even you will agree that we just cannot allow these marine creatures, plants and fishes to wither away rather we should all strive towards its prevention.

Some strict rules must be adopted by every country to make sure that a huge fine must be paid when there is an oil spill, this will result in carefulness on part of countries. An emergency response plan must be there to combat the effects of oil spill at the earliest. There should be coast guards to make the ships aware that where they can travel without a spill.

These are some of the ways by which oil spill can be prevented, as it is always better than cure.

PostHeaderIcon Go for green kitchen appliances

Posted on: Sunday, December 26th, 2010 at 2:47 pm

If you are an environment friendly person, then as we have heard the popular saying – charity begins at home, or rather it begins in your kitchen. If you want to have a greener environment, then start with your kitchen because it is the place which consumes the maximum energy.

Always buy utensils which can last long and are Teflon protected. They should have high energy ratings. Make sure you buy the right size of the utensils. It not only saves energy but also space and money. You can even save energy by using a dishwasher. There is no need to rinse the utensils anymore and dishwashers use lesser water as compared to when washed by hand. 

The concept of pre-heating is also obsolete these days. There are ovens available in the market that heat up immediately thus saving a lot of energy and time. Always remember to switch off all the appliances after use. These appliances help you save 10- 20% of your total electricity bill.

PostHeaderIcon Green tea: a cure for many stomach ups and downs

Posted on: Friday, December 24th, 2010 at 2:20 pm

Green tea is being considered a miracle drink in recent years, solely due to its medicinal nature. People have been consuming it for thousands of year, and it is the second most popular beverage, after water. Not only is it a cure for tooth decay, rheumatoid arthritis and fatigue, it’s also beneficial in stomach related problems.

Green tea, as clinical research proves, helps in the stimulation of the digestive system. Consumption of green tea is an inexpensive and safe method to neutralize gas in the body’s digestive tract, which generally occurs due to food intolerances. It also reduces the risk of inflammation, usually associated with IBD, or inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, and gastritis.

Green tea also contains the life saving polyphenols that helps in minimizing the growth of cancer cells in the stomach by about 50%. These polyphenols are also responsible for speeding up the digestive process, thus increasing metabolism, and helping the body burn fat and break down food easily.

PostHeaderIcon Use herbal products for skin care

Posted on: Thursday, December 23rd, 2010 at 3:38 pm

In this daily hectic life, you get no time to concentrate on your skin. Your skin just doesn’t deserve the pollution you face everyday. Glowing skin is every girl’s dream. Everyone wants fair and soft skin which you feel like touching. Well, it’s not impossible anymore.

You can use herbal products to take care of your skin. If you have rough, dry and lifeless skin, you can go for ayurvedic facial treatment kits. It totally nourishes your skin and treats acne and rashes. For people who face problems relating to pigmentation, there is a special anti pigmentation product.

Try massaging your body every week with oil that is medicated. It helps release toxins from your body. But the products are not enough, to get a healthy glowing skin; you need to keep your system clean. Always drink 10-12 glasses of water and it won’t be long before you experience the skin you have always wanted to have.

PostHeaderIcon Plant trees in your locality to save planet

Posted on: Monday, December 20th, 2010 at 4:02 pm

As the saying goes ‘Every drop in the ocean counts’, it finds applicability in every realm of life. When we talk of saving the planet Earth, most of us wonder if our tiny efforts can bring about a difference. The answer is a definite yes. It is a collective outcome of millions of small actions that can go a long way in preserving and protecting our environment.

The most important contribution that can be made by each and every individual is to plant trees in their locality. A major cause of the existing ecological imbalance has been the rapid and widespread deforestation. By planting trees, you can help increase the forest cover and in turn, restore the balance. Forests help keep the planet cool by absorbing greenhouse gases as well as sunlight from the atmosphere. So, plant more and more trees in your neighborhood and make a great gesture towards a beautiful planet.

PostHeaderIcon Plastic bags: harmful for the environment

Posted on: Saturday, December 18th, 2010 at 5:42 pm

Plastic bags especially for grocery are very commonly used in the society. They might be functional for many but its negative effects on the environment have become so vast that the only way to save environment is by putting an end to the use of plastic bags.

Plastic bags are harmful because it is made of non-renewable fossil fuels that give out toxic by products thereby harming the environment. In fact not only the environment, retail business also ends up spending more on their use thereby increasing costs of grocery items. A very minimal percentage of plastic bags are recycled thus money and energy spend on producing them increases.

Every year, thousands of animal’s especially marine mammals die due to the discarded plastic bags as they mistake the plastic bags for food and eat them. The increasing pollution in the air is as a result of the plastic bags usage.

PostHeaderIcon Play your role in a greener planet: start planting in your backyard

Posted on: Thursday, December 16th, 2010 at 5:18 pm

Are you staying in a house? If yes, you should be having a backyard of your own. Most people staying in their own houses or bungalows have been noticed to have been using the same for warehousing and garbage dumps. However, in the current times of lack of forestation and greeneries, you should be more careful regarding space usage.

You can start doing a lot in your backyard, which can be in the form of gardening. You can have a lovely lawn with several plants and trees around to have a greener environment. This can instead increase the oxygen around your place. You need to understand that there has been a lot of space constraint and every bit of space left should be utilized wisely. You can take up gardening as your hobby as it can provide you with a lot of happiness. Watching a tree grow can bring a smile of satisfaction to your face!

PostHeaderIcon Bio gas: a new entrance in list of fuel

Posted on: Tuesday, December 14th, 2010 at 9:36 am

Bio gas has developed to be one of the great alternatives to fuels. Bio gas fuels have been selling commercially in the markets. Biogas fuel is a renewable source of energy extorted from organic wasted materials, mainly cow dung. One of the best reasons to use Biogas fuel is its inexpensiveness as compared to petrol or other fossil fuels.

Biogas is at its best when it is used at home for lighting, cooking food, heating and absorbing refrigeration. Biogas is best used at home for cooking, heating, light and absorption refrigeration. It is also possible to use it to run pumps that are energized by powered engines.

Some of the major benefits of Biogas fuel include saving money, easier to control, faster to produce, its devoid of any foul smell, the remains can be used as a fertilizer, it reduces pollution and last but not the least it brings out no harmful carbon gas. So therefore Biogas can be deemed as a valuable alternative source of fuel.

PostHeaderIcon Design your home for allowing more sunlight

Posted on: Sunday, December 12th, 2010 at 3:00 pm

Any room can look much more aesthetically sound, if it permits the entrance of natural light. Thus, it is very essential that you plan your home right that it lets ample natural light to enter. Now, while designing there are few important factors which need to be kept in mind. The four major factors which determine how much natural light will actually enter is how the windows are placed, orientation, shading and the materials used.

 Choose a location which lets in a lot of sunlight and hence install your windows accordingly. Go for south facing windows, since they let in a lot of sunshine. Another fine way of letting in natural light is by using reflective surfaces. If, you go for lighter shades not only will your room look much brighter but also a lot more spacious. Hence, keep these essential guidelines in mind before you go ahead and remodel or redesign you home.