Summers are incomplete without barbecue parties with the smoky smell of grilled meat filling the air. At the advent of summer BBQ lovers starts making arrangements and cleaning their backyards for a cozy party at home. Despite of our love for BBQ parties we have to admit that they are messy and cause quite a lot of pollution. Today’s homeowners are more conscious about their carbon footprint and wish to limit environmental pollution caused by them. No need to be disheartened as it is possible to throw an eco-friendly BBQ party this summer season. Here are some simple tips to follow for a greener BBQ.
Halloween is one of the few festivities that bring out the kid inside us. Homeowners like to decorate their home during this festival and make it look eerie or creepy according to taste. It takes a lot of efforts to decorate the home for Halloween, but most of the decorations go to the waste bins once the day passes. Wastage of resources is not a good idea as it causes unnecessary pollution. The traditional Jack-o-lanterns and spider webs cannot be recycled, but there are other elements that can be reused and recycled. In the following, you will find out best DIY decorations which can be recycled further.
Almost all of us are familiar with solar power energy generating systems. Springing up all over the place these days, these systems generate electricity from the sun’s rays. They absorb the sunlight and convert it into usable energy, which is then transmitted to millions of households in the nearby regions. Consider this astounding fact. The sun sends over 42 trillion kilocalories of energy to Earth. Converting 100% of this energy into electricity would create enough power for the earth for a whole year. And this can be achieved in just one hour. So imagine the amount of power we would be able to generate from solar power on a daily […]
Every one of us faces significant energy costs on a monthly basis. From gassing up the car and heating/cooling the home to even watering the lawn, most of the activities we do directly or indirectly consume energy and contribute to our carbon footprint. Fortunately, technological advancements in recent years have given rise to some really innovative ways in which we can reduce our carbon footprint and make our homes more environmental friendly. Here are a couple of those innovations we think every house should adopt for a better, cleaner future.
You have tried many times but it seems that every time you get rid of the plastics they somehow creep in right back. Imagining life without plastic is a tough task, as this eco-damaging material has become a part of many aspects of our lifestyle. If you are truly concerned about minimizing the use of plastics then start from your kitchen. It is the place where the health of your family is made.
While walking, running and doing physical work, we generate kinetic energy but never before it was utilized to power up machines and commercial facilities. The kinetic energy we produce by simple movements can be transferred and converted into usable energy. Coming to think about it, there are several instances where human kinetic energy is used directly, like pedaling a bicycle and churning juices out of sugar canes.
These days many health and environment conscious individuals are turning towards organic foods. Organic produce are cultivated without using pesticides and fertilizers. The absence of chemicals and toxins make organic produce healthier. The commercial cultivation of organic produce costs more money and that’s why you too have to dole out more for buying these items.
Headphones are a must-have item for so many of us. It helps us transcend to a different world and reside there with our thoughts. We use headphones all day long for listening to music, working, and playing games. Unfortunately, wireless headphones cannot work for longer hours and their batteries drain out quite too soon for our liking.
Green Roofs, the name only suggests its nature. They are roofs very different from traditional roofs and are beneficial not only for the dweller but for the environment on the whole. In past years, there has been quite an upsurge in pollution, and a time had come when the planet earth was declared to be on the verge of extinction. The reason behind was an increase in the pollution and other elements that are too dangerous for nature and for the inhabitants on planet earth. Humans have become selfish and reckless but in recent years humans have understood the fact that if they will save the environment, then only environment […]