Archive for January, 2011
All about eco friendly building material
Posted on: Saturday, January 29th, 2011 at 6:35 pm
Are you planning to renovate your home? Why not try out the eco-friendly building materials which are stylish, durable and a way of creating a safe ambience for all. It enhances the energy efficiency too. Check out the paragraph below for some suggestion.
It is best to use natural products like timber, bricks and rocks in various parts of your house. Woods are good for hardwood flooring and making furniture. They are strong and would last for years if maintained well. Rocks are in important material for walls and foundations. Then there is cob (a substance made up of earth, clay, straw, sand and water) for building alcoves, window seats. Recycled metals like aluminum or brass, copper is also eco friendly and they can be used for roofing or making tiles. Roofing by slate and fiber-cement are other options. Yurts or canvas houses are also eco-friendly.
Colors free of the VOCs i.e. the volatile organic compounds are to be used as they do not emit toxic substances.
How to build an eco friendly bathroom
Posted on: Thursday, January 27th, 2011 at 6:25 pm
Eco friendly interior decorations, even in the bathrooms, are one of the happening trends these days—-as apart from being stylish they also help to purify the environment. And if you are wondering how to make your bathroom eco friendly, you can check the following point.
Go for the organic or bamboo accessories. You can use the organic linens like cotton towels, shower curtains or the hand-knit rugs. Herbal soaps, shampoos or conditioners also keep your bathroom green. Saving of water will help a great deal in keeping your bathroom eco friendly. There are devices like the toilet flush lid basin or tank less water heaters, fitted with mechanisms which need less water consumption.
Regarding the lighting options, get the “Energy Star” rated lighting devices as they strictly follow the guidelines for energy efficiency regulated by the U. S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. While painting, go for the colors which are free of the VOCs i.e. the volatile organic compounds.
Save money and keep it green with wind power
Posted on: Tuesday, January 25th, 2011 at 7:47 pm
It is important to be considerate of your environment and do your bit of contribution towards it. A way to do this is using eco friendly alternative of energy options available. Therefore you can use wind energy for some of your purposes, save money and also be an environmentalist in your own way. So how would you actually use wind power?
The kinetic energy from the flow and exchange of hot and cold wind is converted to mechanical energy and used. Today’s technology gives you a chance to use a wind power kit at your home too. The conventional sources of energy are getting expensive day by day and they are also not reusable. Therefore it is best to use a non conventional source like air. Therefore fifty percent of your expenses would be reduced. You will have a pollution free air to breathe in also. Now you have all reasons to get a wind power kit for your home.
Make your home look greener with ivy
Posted on: Sunday, January 9th, 2011 at 10:38 am
The best way to decorate your home is to use indoor plants. Indoor plants are wonderful natural decorations and they add the fresh quotient to your home décor. There are many common indoor plants and you can use one type of plant or many types together to adorn your house. One of the best indoor plants that you can use is ivy.
There is the Poison Ivy and the Devil’s Ivy that are commonly used for indoor home decoration. If you are not very keen on keeping Poison Ivy in your house go in for Devil’s Ivy. It is propagated from cutting and the procedure is quite simple. Since the plant can grow in low sunlight you can use it to decorate those areas of the house that receive less sunlight.
Decorating with ivy garland is an awesome idea. You can wrap an ivy garland around a tall candle stick. It will look great. You can also use ivy garland sprigs to decorate the wooden bookshelf in your study.
Save paper: in short save trees
Posted on: Friday, January 7th, 2011 at 5:50 am
Paper is one of the materials which are used daily in our life. We cannot live our life without paper and thus it becomes extremely important to save paper. Well, how can you ‘save’ paper? Paper is not obtained in nature; it is just a by-product of papyrus, a tree. So, if you want to preserve and save paper, it literally means save the trees.
Paper is used in various fields of the world be it notebooks, money, envelopes, bandages, newspapers, magazines, catalogues and others.
A fact states that if each individual saves a single sheet of paper each year, then almost 40,000 papyrus trees will be saved! If you save paper, trees will be saved which will result in the reduction in the use of energy, chemicals and utensils which are needed for the production of paper. It will also reduce the garbage. So, we should try to recycle paper.
Wind power projects: a way of producing electricity
Posted on: Wednesday, January 5th, 2011 at 8:59 pm
Is your long electric bill leaving a major hole in your pocket? Looking for an alternative way out? If so, a fine way of cutting down those hefty electric bills plus keeping it green is by switching to wind energy, an alterative to fossil fuels. You can not only produce it right in your own home, but also sell the excess power to the local power stations to make a few extra bucks.
Unlike fossil fuels, wind energy is a renewable source of energy, this way you can use as much as you want without depleting the environmental resources. It is also very much eco friendly, hence its use doesn’t harm the environment in any possible way. The only thing that you require is the basic raw materials needed to construct the machine required to produce the energy. So, go ahead and take that greener step towards energy production that too at an affordable rate.
Encourage eco friendly movements in your city
Posted on: Monday, January 3rd, 2011 at 7:34 pm
We all want to make this earth a better place to live in, right? If we all try we really can. For this we ask you to encourage the eco-friendly movements in your city. Now how can you encourage it, you might ask, and the answer is – by abiding by the rules of the movement yourself.
Eco friendly movements are initiated in your city with the aim of making your city a better place by trying to bring down the pollution levels. For example little things you need to observe on your part like try and avoid the use of plastic bags, avoid smoking in public places, never spit or throw wrappers or bits of papers on the roads, for it adds to the pollution.
Always encourage eco-friendly movements in your city, plant trees whenever you can and always remember it is your environment and preserving it is your duty.
Promote recycling plants for a cleaner environment
Posted on: Saturday, January 1st, 2011 at 1:07 pm
These days more and more people are becoming aware of the problems that pertain to not being able to preserve all the precious resources in the world. Obviously there is more and more emphasis that is being put on the whole aspect of acting green. As a result the issue of recycling has gained immense importance off late. That is why it is a good idea to promote recycling plants.
There are two major ways recycling plants help the environment. First of all, these primarily help by preserving the resources of the world. Let us take the example of paper recycling units. When more paper is being recycled, there are more trees that are being saved from further being cut down. The second way that recycling plants contribute towards the environment is that it restricts the flow of toxic materials into the environment. Plastic recycling plants ensure that there is a lesser flow of plastic into the environment.