Friday, March 27, 2015

Growing Containers: The Future of Small Scale Farming

Somewhere before the beginning of the World War I the earth population counted somewhat less than 2 billion souls. Today, nearly hundred years later, our planets population rose to somewhat more than 7 billion people. There is no way to put it better than to say that our planet is getting overpopulated in an astounding pace. This more than serious notion is definitely worthy thinking about.

Friday, March 20, 2015

What Does It Take to Truly Green up Your Commercial Venture?



It is the small things where we individuals can make a difference when it comes to helping our environment. Bigger issues are, unfortunately, out of our reach, however, that is no reason for us to stop making efforts. This time we prepared several tips for you to truly green up your office. Not only will you make an ecological contribution, but your office will become a better and more comfortable work space.


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

5 Ways to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality


Whether you or someone in your family suffers from asthma or allergies or you simply want to stay healthier and happier, it is important to improve the overall air quality in your home. Here are five tips and tricks you can use to help you breathe easier.

#1 – Buy a Better Filter for Your Air Conditioner or Furnace
One of the simplest things that you can do to improve the quality of the air in your home is to invest in a filter for your HVAC system that traps allergens and other pollutants. Some of the best cost about $20 each, and while this may seem expensive, it can drastically improve the air inside your home.

The Best Daily Tricks for Conserving Water around the Home

Whether a drought is taking place in your area, or you are simply looking to reduce your carbon footprint, it is never a bad idea to reconsider how much water your family is using. Anyone that would like to cut back on their water usage without making drastic changes to their life should take a look at these simple tips and tricks:

Collect and Reuse Gray Water

Grey water is any form of water that is not clean enough to drink but contains no harsh chemicals or other serious contaminants. One of the easiest ways to cut back on water waste in the home is to collect and reuse gray water whenever possible. This includes options such as collecting water after rinsing off fruits and vegetables, and then using it to water plants around the house. Those with a dehumidifier will also have constant access to relatively clean gray water.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Green Home: Simple Tips To Make Your Home More Energy-Efficient

Many homeowners erroneously believe that improving the energy-efficiency of their houses is an expensive endeavor. The reality is that there are dozens of great ways to reduce home energy usage that don't require a large upfront investment. Here are seven ideas worth looking into.

 

Plant Shade & Windbreak Trees

Landscaping can have a surprising impact on energy-efficiency. Use shade trees and shrubs to block sunlight during the summer months and reduce AC-related energy bills. During the winter months, those same trees will let sunlight through to warm the building.

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