Friday, September 19, 2014
An energy efficient home is a green home, and you'll save the environment and money when you upgrade to a green home. While many homeowners assume that energy efficiency requires major projects like solar panel installation, some of the best changes are simple, affordable, and only take a few minutes of your time.
While tips for improving sustainability are useful throughout the year, each season offers its own unique characteristics that allow advantages in reducing your carbon footprint. As the frenetic pace of summer gradually turns into the temperate and slow days of fall, those who wish to live sustainably can use this respite as an opportunity to prepare for the winter to follow.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Natural lighting is important to our health and wellbeing. It also helps the environment by reducing our reliance on electricity. With more people learning about the benefits of natural lighting, many are undertaking projects to get more sun at work and at home. Here are a few ways to increase the amount of natural lighting in your home.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
There’s many ways a person can take action to lessen their impact on the environment. One place where this should certainly be the case is at home. Below are five green updates you can install into a modern home for a fun remodeling project.
As society's awareness of environmental threats grows, the future of businesses may hinge on the company's ability to adapt to a changing environment. What businesses put out into the world has the power to come back and haunt them. Companies that depend on the consumption of raw materials will lose business when the availability of such materials begins to dwindle and profits will shrink when operating costs rise. Additionally, as the population becomes more concerned with environmental threats a company's reputation can be maintained by adapting and remaining conscious of the threats their businesses may have to the environment.
Businesses cause pollution in a variety of different ways including air pollution, chemical pollution, and solid waste pollution. Earth's atmosphere is exposed to millions of tons of air pollutants every single month. When carbon monoxide is released into the environment through the burning of fossil fuels and the use of refrigerants, the earth can naturally absorb it. However, at the rate in which society releases the gas, nature is unable to maintain a healthy balance. Chemical pollution is often caused by the unsafe disposal of chemicals found in every day products like detergents, fertilizers, and pesticides, while solid waste pollution is caused by the excessive amount of garbage being thrown away.
Degradation of the land includes deforestation which refers to the reduction of trees throughout the earth. Businesses contribute to this threat by cutting down trees for use in building structures and creating products to sell. Deforestation and overgrazing can lead to desertification by stripping the land of its usable components and turning it into a desert area.