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5 Ways To Reduce Carbon Footprint In Your Home
Posted on: Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 at 4:25 am
It is important for family members to find out the ways of reducing the carbon footprints at your home. The carbon footprint is defined as the evaluation of the carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that are formed by human action. If you utilize more of fuel, electricity and gas, the carbon footprint will be at the utmost point. Luckily there are various techniques to reduce the carbon footprints of your. Below given are some of the useful tips which you should follow to diminish the carbon footprints. Most of the tips don’t cost you anything.
1. Planting edibles in your patio such as vines, bushes and ground covers reduce the carbon footprints from your home and form a farmer’s market in your own property.
2. Prefer condescended fluorescents in place of incandescent bulbs because the fluorescents bulb offers more advantages and it saves energy. It provides same quantity of light as the incandescent ones but less energy is depleted on producing heat which makes them energy competent which in turn reduces the electric bills.
3. Install water barrels to hold the rain water. You can also lay a small pail in the sink to gather the rain water and use it for gardening purpose.
4. Be alert of food scraps, paper and electronics that are often thrown. Recycle them as soon as possible. Recycling helps to accumulate the natural resources to make the upcoming products. Composting will prove to be very helpful for reducing the volume of food waste in the garbage and help in creating an affluent fertilizer for the garden.
5. Shrink the requirements of copy and print but if you need to copy and print you should print on both sides of the paper. Reprocess the utilization of clips, folders and envelops. You can make use of soy based ink on the recycled paper which is eco friendly.
Choosing Eco Friendly Paint
Posted on: Saturday, January 12th, 2013 at 2:34 pm
When you move into a new house or when your present during the painting of your home, sometimes, you or any other person in the room might complain of dizziness, nausea or headaches. This mostly occurs due to the amount of fumes which are released from the paint’s surface. Normal paints and stains contain VOCs or volatile organic compounds which break up from the surface of the paints and mix into the atmosphere. Long term exposure may cause asthma, heart and kidney diseases, allergies, and even cancer. You should; s2witch to eco friendly paints to keep your family and yourself safe.
There are several eco friendly paints available these days which contain zero amounts of VOCs. Food based paints are the safest these days and they don’t cause any harm to the environment. You can find several online dealers selling eco friendly paint just make sure that the company is reputed and well established so that you know that you’re buying something that’s genuinely safe.
Simple steps to go green
Posted on: Monday, October 29th, 2012 at 6:22 pm
The first thing to do when you are trying to go green is get the level of green that you are looking for ascertained. It is important to figure out exactly to what extent you can maintain a green lifestyle. It is very important that you make a budget as changing a lifestyle may not be a very easy expense in the beginning.
However, it is not important that you have to go with a complete makeover right away. You can start by changing the smaller aspects of your life and then slowly take bigger steps. This will make your new lifestyle more sustainable and a sustainable development is one of the major aspects of a green lifestyle. Since going green will eventually make you save some money, it is advised that you get a savings account opened. This savings can help you with some bigger expenses like a solar panel installation.
How to save money with Green energy
Posted on: Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 at 4:12 pm
One can install solar panels to generate electricity for their household and for one’s gadgets. This not tough at all, one needs to put up the panels where it can receive a lot of sun light. Now comes the turn of the wind energy. If one has a garden or some space around the house can easily set up a small wind mill to generate power. Wind and solar together will reduce the electricity bill. Using solar cookers or natural fuels for cooking on holidays or during vacation can also save a lot of money. Using geothermal energy and bio-mass can help to depend less on oil and gas which are expensive. Go-green to save money is the new tag line.
5 tips to make shopping more eco friendly
Posted on: Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 at 9:06 am
The market of eco friendly products, be it food or body care products or dress material is increasing with each day. By buying different kinds of eco-friendly products you can actually set up a status for others that helps other get influenced and become aware of the eco friendly items also. You can buy different coconut made oil products and ready to eat food items.
Moreover different kinds of spices are also being produced from various organic items. You can buy organic chocolate, oats and rice also. Various online stores are also providing different kinds of organic household items in which you can find bath and bed products, different kinds of furniture, stools and accessories. On the other hand you can purchase several non toxic and odorless home improvement products also. These things you can gift your friends and associates to make them conscious about eco friendly shopping and its benefits.
Eco friendly car washing
Posted on: Friday, February 17th, 2012 at 5:04 pm
The usual process of car cleaning involves the use of many chemical cleaning agents which are really harmful for the environment. Thus, the environmentalists today from all over are stressing more and more on the eco-friendly car washing procedures. Here are some tips.
Prepare & measure 1 cup of dish washing liquid. Then, get powdered detergent (3/4 cup) which is devoid of chlorine and phosphate. Besides, make sure there is no fuel content in the detergent powder. Now take water (3 gallons) and mix with the above two ingredients. It should be an even blend with all the granules merged & settled prior to use.
Then, you can also use the waterless car cleaning agents for spot cleaning which are a great alternative to harmful and synthetic car cleaners. Lastly, it’s emphasized to count on the sponges with a cellulose base rather than the sea sponge or wood pulp.
Green furniture and how to we make it
Posted on: Friday, January 27th, 2012 at 3:35 am
Today, as we are all so aware of the ill effects of pollution, overpopulation, depleting resources and global warming, more and more people are turning to greener and eco-friendly options to do their part in saving the planet. Green furniture has been raising quite a noise these days. The difference between normal and green furniture is the kind of wood that is used. For green furniture, special harvested household hardwood is used. All these kinds of wood have to be certified by FSC-.Forest Stewardship Council. The job of FSC is to make sure that all wood that is harvested is used under control and in the proper way.
The FSC certified green furniture wood is hard to find and are mostly localized. You need to make sure that the wood that you’re using has the exact thickness, age and type that are used for green furniture. Appointing professional artists is a good idea as some professional carpenters actually use FSC certified wood exclusively for all their work.
Go green, say yes to compost
Posted on: Saturday, September 17th, 2011 at 2:51 pm
Today, go green is the new mantra and everything should have an eco-friendly aspect. Mother Nature has been enduring the torture by humans, since ages. It is time to take care of her and do everything that will inflict minimum pain to her.
Composting is a very simple way to do well to the environment by reducing the percent of solid waste. You can compost all the vegetable wastes and scraps from kitchen to give the microorganisms a good deal of composting work. The kitchen wastes like stems, potato peels, tips of carrots etc will eventually get decomposed and turn into great organic fertilizer. They can be used to provide nourishment to the soil.
Yard wastes like leaves, weeds, withered branches, clippings of grass etc can become a part of the compost heap. So, the garden waste will be sent back to the garden itself to make the place greener and full of flowers and fruits. Hence, say yes to compost and start the never ending green cycle.
Lean to plan a green wedding for yourself
Posted on: Monday, September 5th, 2011 at 4:55 am
With so much environmental concerns growing, green weddings are the new hot thing in the town. From green receptions to recycled invitations, everything looks just so amazing. There are many ways on how the bride and groom can have a less negative impact on the planet due to their wedding. They can very well use recycled gold as diamond mining have a wrong impact on nature.
You can also use recycled paper for your invitations. In fact you can even make your own paper if you want to give a personal touch. Rather than printing your cards, you can get it written by a calligrapher. Also emailing can be the best option.
Use candles, not only do they look romantic, but they also are energy efficient. Use bamboos and other less unnatural things. You can definitely get organic flowers for the décor. Use local caterers; this will cut down on the fuel cost. Donate the leftovers and avoid using disposable items.
Say NO to deforestation
Posted on: Saturday, April 23rd, 2011 at 6:51 pm
The population is on an increase because of which there is scarcity of land to live on. For this reason people are cutting down tress and clearing the forest areas so that it can be converted into an urban area or used for agriculture. This cutting down of trees and removal of forests is known as deforestation; something which should be stopped totally. In future, deforestation can lead to the extinction of the human race.
Because of deforestation we are experiencing drastic changes in the climate and geographical conditions worldwide. The occurrence of natural calamities is on an increase too. Global Warming has become a big issue and is becoming dangerous for humans just because of extensive deforestation. Humans still have the time to say NO to deforestation and save their planet Earth. Steps should be taken to punish people who practice deforestation. Planting of trees and plants should be encouraged.