In the 1980s, Gordon Gecko spoke for corporate America when he uttered the immortal line “Greed is good.” However, the business landscape has changed, and now you’re more likely to hear a member of a company’s C-suite say “Green is good.” Approximately 65 percent of companies are working towards improving their energy efficiency, 39 percent are making their products and services more sustainable, and 31 percent are calculating their carbon footprint. The following companies are providing an example for other businesses seeking to go green. Amway: Beauty and Home Products Sourced Organically Amway is one of the largest private companies in the United States, but it didn’t get […]
The average wedding in the United States produces 62 tons of carbon dioxide and 400-600lbs of garbage. Multiply that for about 2.5 million weddings a year just in the US and the amount of trash produced by the wedding industry is becoming almost unfathomable. A wedding should be cause for celebration, meaning most aren’t worrying about their carbon footprint on their big day. Turning a wedding into a sustainable affair may seem impossible at first: with so many things to consider, it seems hard to know what to sacrifice in the name of the environment while still having the perfect wedding day. But many couples have already decided […]
A few years back and the very mention of a floating city would have made you conjure up thoughts of a sci-fi city possibly set in the next hundred years or so which would be an autonomous ocean settlement for the last inhabitants of earth. Now don’t go too far ahead with your thoughts.
With imminent threats to the environment being all the more visible, the focus is on creating technology that would utilize renewable natural sources and offer the same functionality as that of technology that is driven by non-renewable sources like fuel. Sol Cinema is one such invention that aims to prove that one can enjoy a great movie experience in a small, confined space with the help of solar power.
Spain recently witnessed an elephant bursting into flames. But wait! It is not a real elephant we are talking about there, but an elephant sculpture that was actually lit up as part of Valencia’s annual Fallas Festival. The elephant in question was made of recycled cardboard, and constituted over 6000 recycled paper tubes.
Natural light promotes sound sleep, improves body metabolism and reduces mood swings, etc. Efficient natural lighting is also known to boost productivity at home as well as in the workplace. Sadly, not every room in the house or office has access to natural light. In most cases, these areas would need to stick with electrical lights in order to remain bright even on a sunny day, remaining dark and foreboding otherwise.
In order to reduce dependence on oil and natural gas and subjecting themselves to the mercy of energy price fluctuations, countries are beginning to make a move towards the use of renewable energy. Renewable technologies can also help countries reduce use of other forms of unsustainable energy sources like kerosene lamps. Let us look at the some countries which are known to use renewable energy.
When you have made the decision to fit a whirlpool bath in your bathroom you can look forward to a truly relaxing experience. A whirlpool bath has special jets of water that bubble and massage the joints and muscles, and the warm water provides a soothing experience. A whirlpool tub is an investment – which means you need to make sure you are choosing the right tub for your home. Here are a few key considerations to take into account when shopping for a Jacuzzi tub. How Often and When You Will Use the Tub Many people fit a whirlpool tub with the hope and expectation that they will use […]
Humans are a pretty incredible species. Through evolution and over millions of years, we have reached the point where we are able to control the elements and to manipulate them to achieve incredible things. We have the ability to fly across the world in planes, we can visit space and we can control electricity and fire. We can meld metals and we can make vast amounts of fabrics, materials and products – all very cheaply and very quickly. This is all very impressive when you consider that our closest relations are still living it up in the African jungle and munching on leaves, but it’s not quite as […]