Archive for September, 2012
Replacing plastic with recyclable bags
Posted on: Thursday, September 27th, 2012 at 2:54 pm
As we all know plastic causes harm to the environment. They are non biodegradable and so, they remain entangled with the soil for years. If they reach the water bed, they will only make the water level rise making the bed clogged. Therefore, it is very important to find an alternative to the plastic bags. There are a number of materials that are used these days for making reusable plastic bags.
These materials are renewable and resources are conserved by getting plastic bags replaced by papers. These bags are very convenient and they also are available in different materials, styles as well as size. When you are not using them, some of these bags could be folded or rolled and made small enough so that it can fit inside a person’s pockets. Many countries have banned plastic bags and are encouraging people to use these alternatives as they are much more eco friendly.
Keep home fresh with eco friendly tips
Posted on: Saturday, September 22nd, 2012 at 7:13 am
Keeping your home fresh and filled with pleasant odor is very important. It not only makes living in the house pleasant but also draws accolades from the guests. Here are a few tips to keep your home fresh using eco-friendly methods.
Do not mash the unpleasant odors, eliminate them altogether. Dirty surfaces should be wiped with vinegar. You can keep open boxes filled with baking soda in the cupboards, shoe boxes and closets. Keep a lot of live flowers and plants in your house. Houseplants remove the toxins from the air purifying it and this will keep your home fresh. You can burn beeswax candles with the cotton wicks. These candles give out a sweet but subtle scent and this will keep your rooms fresh for a very long time. Fill up some potpourri dishes with dried flowers like lavender and keep them in the rooms. Keeping mint, allspices and cloves will also have the same effect.
How to add a green touch to your makeup
Posted on: Monday, September 17th, 2012 at 3:40 pm
If you want to go environment friendly as you apply makeup, you can actually do the planet a favor by doing your bit in order to save it. If you use eye pencils, you can shift to liquid or gel based eyeliners which can give better definition and you won’t have to select wooden materials too. You should always use makeup which has not been tested on animals. When you use eye shadow and compacts, you should try and wash the compact puffs after each use and dry them out so that they don’t have to be bought again and again every time they get dirty.
When you use containers for liquid foundation, then you should try using a container where you can refill theater instead of buying a new bottle every time. Also there are many companies which use natural ingredients instead of harmful chemicals in the makeup. The basic way to go green with makeup is by changing your approach.
Eco friendly home cleaning tips
Posted on: Wednesday, September 12th, 2012 at 10:57 am
With the whole world following a go-green policy it is time that you start using eco friendly cleaning products to add to that cause. Now there are various ways how you can do that. First and foremost if you have a blocked sink or drain then instead of using poisonous chemicals you can use vinegar and salt along with hot water to remove them.
The byproduct of the poisonous chemicals will not be drained further into the water and as a result the water will not be contaminated. For your bedroom you can use cinnamon stick with some water to give a nice smell instead of using room sprays. Room sprays are made of chemicals which can be harmful because it may cause breathing problems to many. For washing your windows you can use lemon juice and 5 table spoons of vinegar. It is more effective and eco friendly too.
Going green with your construction
Posted on: Friday, September 7th, 2012 at 2:36 pm
Are you planning to construct a new home for your family? Well, if you are, then it will be great if you go in for green home construction. Here are some tips to construct an eco-friendly home. Firstly, construct your house with natural materials. The natural materials are renewable, non-toxic and easy on the pocket. Recycling the building materials is also a very good idea. Building smaller houses will mean that maintaining a green home will become easier.
To reduce the long term cost of green homes you should build the house in such a manner that it’s heating and cooling cost is reduced. Including the greywater system is indeed a good, long term cost reduction solution. Building the system is not that expensive and the water from it can be used for showering or washing your clothes. When constructing the house, incorporate natural lights as much as possible. It will save you a lot of money.