Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Eco-Tours: The World's Best Green Destinations




Eco-tours are designed to showcase the natural resources of a given area. They will typically include an educational element and have experts on hand who can teach the natural history of a location. The activities and attractions will be designed to leave as small a footprint on the environment as possible.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Is Landfill Gas Collection a Viable Source of Renewable Energy?




Researching sources of renewable energy means finding unique ways to power our world without creating waste. Today, the wind, sun and even tides are being harnessed to produce clean energy. But, as energy prices continue to climb, scientists continue to look for new ways to power our world. One of these methods has risen, quite literally, out of the trash.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Mineral Rights: Can You Prevent Drilling on Your Own Property?



Around the country, property owners are being approached by people and companies who want to drill on their property. The approaching party informs the property owner that it is they who own the mineral rights to the land. It is possible for a person to own property and have another person or legal entity own the mineral rights. This could be a tense situation and oftentimes property owners seek legal help to understand and resolve the situation.

Spring is the Perfect Time to Green up Your House Cleaning


With the beginning of the spring season and all the things that have to be done around the house on a yearly basis, the majority of people are faced with the decisions regarding spring cleaning – how to do it, which tactics to engage, where to start, etc. One of the things to consider when spring cleaning is the choice of used chemicals and their impact on the environment. Since the state of our planet is already more than negative, the easiest action every individual can take includes eco-friendly spring cleaning, so here are a couple of items you can investigate not only to ensure high quality cleaning job, but also to keep a more green approach.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Energy Savings: Green Ideas for Building Your First Home

Your first home! It's so exciting to build a place that’s all your own. You have the control to decide how to customize the details and make the whole space look. Now you also have to consider the costs of home ownership. The first place to start and make a big impact is to make your project energy efficient by choosing the right materials.

Is Eco Coffee Cup Your Cup of Tea?

There is nothing better than a nice cup of freshly brewed, hot coffee first thing in the morning. We all love coffee so much that it is rare to see someone without an espresso machine in their kitchen or their workplace. As if that is not enough, we spend most of our free time (and a good part of our dates and business meetings) in coffee shops. Coffee pods are so convenient and easy to use that most of us don’t even think while we make coffee. Sadly, we don’t think about where they do after we have used them, either.


Monday, April 27, 2015

Sustainable Packaging 101


Knowing the state our planet is in, it can undoubtedly be said that the future is looking grim for the next generation, unless something changes drastically. While it may not see enough, every single individual can support the green initiative and on of the ways to do so – besides switching from cars to bicycles, supporting organic clothes or using less electricity – is sustainable packaging. What is that, what are the benefits and how can it be implemented in everyday life?



Saturday, April 25, 2015

Eat Your Greens!: Your Basic Guide to Green Veggies





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Friday, April 24, 2015

Indoor Air Quality: What Upgrades Are Available for My Home?

Many people don't realize that the air inside your home can, and often is, more polluted than outside air. You may think you are living a clean lifestyle, but it's possible that you aren't aware of the things going on in your home that can lower air quality. If you use a combustion heat source, such as gas or wood, you are negatively affecting the air quality. Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are present in a variety of common household items, and negatively impact air quality. Pesticides, many types of cleaning compounds, air freshness, glues, caulks and many other everyday items contain VOCs. Finally, dust mites, mold, animal dander and pollen can all decrease the air quality in your home.


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