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Build an Aquaponic garden with simple tips
Posted on: Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 at 11:44 am
Since the technology for building an aquaponic garden is so readily available. It has become necessary to educate yourself about the technology and how it is used. There are a few simple tips that you can use to build an aquaponic garden.
When you decide to build an aquaponic garden the first thing you need to consider is the location where you want to place your aquaponic system, in order to understand the conditions that you have to face like whether artificial or real sunlight is to be utilized. You also must consider the temperatures, climate. If you want a proper health for your aquaculture and plans u must ensure that your water supply has enough oxygen to maintain your garden. You can do this by using simple designs of tubing and air pumping. You must ensure and do a little research on what kind of fish suits your aquaponic system. You must keep searching browsing and researching in order to keep a healthy functioning of your efforts. Thus successful aquaponing is not all that difficult. Is it?
2 common uses of wind power in your home
Posted on: Monday, March 12th, 2012 at 11:30 am
These days, everybody is environment conscious. With issues like global warming and fuel exhaustion breathing down our neck it is necessary that we find environment friendly options for our needs. Wind is an excellent source of energy. It is naturally available in abundance and causes no pollution whatsoever. Taking up wind as an alternative for coal is a great idea. Using wind energy can help us in several ways.
Wind can be used to propel a fan to generate energy. This energy generated can be converted to electricity and made to run our electrical appliances. The power of the electricity depends on wind speed. We can also use wind energy into electricity to run generators. These are some smart ideas to make use of wind power. Take some time out, think about our dying planet and do your bit to save it. This way if each one of us takes a step to a cleaner and greener environment, we can once again reach a balanced state of life.
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.
Selection of kitchen appliances using least energy
Posted on: Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 at 7:17 pm
Using appliances which require less energy is a must now. In this world of energy crisis, it is very essential to save energy in every possible way. Using modern technology, this can be done easily.
Through induction, you can easily heat your food. For convenience, use stainless steel or aluminum utensils as they heat up quick. Place the utensils on top of the heating coil in the stove. This method is both time and energy saving.
Then the most common form of energy saving is by using solar cookers, the most efficient and best energy saver. Dishwashers are the second best energy savers. It uses one fourth of the soap and water you would use while washing dishes with your hands. It can wash many dishes together, not only does it save time and energy but it also cleans the utensils very well. Even though energy efficient appliances are expensive, but their proper usage can prove to be profitable.
Organic ways of growing green vegetables
Posted on: Monday, April 4th, 2011 at 7:13 am
Are you planning to grow a small vegetable garden in your backyard? Well, that is indeed a wonderful idea and it’s best to make a small organic vegetable garden.
To grow green vegetables organically, you have to first compost. When you cook raw vegetables and fruits, return the scraps to the vegetables. It will be great if you can bury the scraps in the garden. This however, is not necessary. As the plant material starts decomposing, the soil will be fed.
Your next step will be to save seeds. Though you can buy organic seeds from stores they are quite expensive. Therefore it will be wonderful if you save seeds from the fruits and vegetables you eat. You have to save your seed till the next season. There are fruits or vegetables like cucumber or lettuce whose seeds you cannot possibly save. In that case, you should allow some vegetables to fall on the ground and reseed.
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.
5 Bamboo Products for the Eco-Friendly Homeowner
Posted on: Saturday, September 25th, 2010 at 9:00 am
With the slogan getting loud and clear with each passing day it is crucial to be a part of the campaign of the green movement and contribute towards saving our earth from the dreadful hands of the global warming.
Each and every citizen can actually contribute and be a part of the change. Here are 5 bamboo products for eco- friendly home owners:
1. Bamboo floorings are becoming the most sort-after material for flooring purposes as it gives a polished and clear finish to the floor, better than redwood.
2. Bamboo fencing is now being considered by many homeowners. It is easy to fix and even you can attach to pre-exist fence. It has a classic look and adored by many.
3. Butcher bamboo counter parts can be used as a table top and counter tops alike giving your room a traditional feel.
4. Bamboo veneer is a new invention that helps you to take the wood to any place you desire. Thing that was next to impossible some years is now a reality. It gives your room an edge over other by imparting a sense of style.
5. Bamboo furniture is a new concept. Welcome it with open arms. From tables to chairs to all essential furniture bamboo can be your answer to going green campaign.
Green Home Renovation
Posted on: Sunday, February 14th, 2010 at 9:00 am
Green home renovation requires a lot of thinking and effective use of material. It is not necessary that you need to renovate your entire home yourself! There are professionals who will do that properly and effectively. What are the things that you need to consider during the whole process?
• While green home renovation, make sure you abstain from lead based paints and use low VOC paints.
• Make use of green materials like wood. If the Forest Stewardship Council certifies it, it is safe.
• Use construction items made form recycled goods like plastic, wood etc.
• Besides using eco friendly material while renovating, stress on installing skylights for letting in natural sunlight.
• Use solar energy to heat water and outdoor pool. This also reduces your electricity bills.
• Incorporate natural insulation in your home, this is energy efficient.
Green home renovation not only requires eco-friendly products, but also an attitude to say yes to the power of ‘green’.
Posted on: Friday, October 30th, 2009 at 11:31 am
Since electronics consists of different materials including metals and plastics, recycling them is quite complex. Valuable metals like gold and copper present in electronics can be used in creating new products and harmful things like lead and mercury can be properly disposed off.
Basically, there are two major ways of recycling electronics: recycling center and reuse. In the first method, you take the electronic products to the recycling center where the experts will properly recycle and dispose off the equipment. This is a more feasible option if the equipment has been broken and cannot be used any longer. In the method of reusing, the equipment that is still in working condition can be repaired and put to use again. You can also donate it to a charity or give or sell it to someone who needs it.
No matter which method you choose to recycle electronics, the main thing is that recycling it is better not only for you but also for the environment.
Act Green: Just in case you needed another reason to fight global warming
Posted on: Sunday, August 30th, 2009 at 8:11 am
Just in case you needed another reason to fight global warming
That rat poking out from under your stove? The roach that said hello to you as you got up this morning? Close your eyes and imagine it’s twice as large as it used to be.
An ecologist at the University of Illinois at Chicago has concluded that the head shape and overall size of rodents has been increasing over the last 100 years, specifically in more densely populated areas or areas that have seen changes in temperature.
Oliver Pergams looked at more than 17,000 measurements from three different continents of rodents that had been collected between 1892 and 2001. What he found was up to 50 percent changes in size over the time period, with, “significant correlations with ‘people-caused’ parameters.” These include population density and climate change.
The study refutes the earlier thought that rapid change is not occurring, according to Pergams.
Instead it says that the continued warming of the earth, which contributes not only to the growth, but also will create more densely populated areas, will cause rodents to continue to grow until they knock on your door like in the Orkin Man commercials.