Category Archives: Eco Friendly

5 eco-friendly schoolbags to start your kids on the green path

With the school season starting for the year, you would probably be busy shopping for school supplies for your kids. How about adopting a little change this year around and choose eco-friendly school bags instead. This way, you would be able to do your bit to save the environment. Don’t worry though, for your kids will definitely love these bags which are in par with standard school bags in terms of style and functionality. Here are 5 such eco-friendly bags you can consider this year. Continue reading 5 eco-friendly schoolbags to start your kids on the green path

The eco friendly Iranian salt restaurant

Emtiaz Designing Group has been the masterminds behind the clever idea of designing, a salt restaurant for the very first time in Shiraz, South Iran. The salt restaurant is designed after being inspired by the picturesque natural salt mines, and Marharloo salt lake in the region. The designers have imprinted the quintessential beauty of it in the indoors beautifully, making it one of the most enticing eco friendly creations of the world. Continue reading The eco friendly Iranian salt restaurant

Remarkable golf courses that are eco-friendly than the conventional lot

The green golf courses, around the world have become quite an attraction for the golf lovers and even for those who do not play golf. These green golf courses are an excellent destination for planning a golf vacation. Continue reading Remarkable golf courses that are eco-friendly than the conventional lot

Eco friendly laundry facility sprouts in area affected by super typhoon Yolanda

In November 2013, the fishing village, of the central part of the Philippines was hit by the super typhoon named Yolanda, which wreaked havoc in all parts of the state. This typhoon majorly destroyed the water system of the place, leaving people to live on the mercy of deep well pumps for using water for household purposes like laundry, and more. Continue reading Eco friendly laundry facility sprouts in area affected by super typhoon Yolanda

How to Go Green When in the Red

As the news constantly bombards us with woeful tales of worsening weather patterns, droughts and the increased health risks associated with living in a polluted city, there seems little doubt that global warming is real. And it’s not uncommon for people to shrug their shoulders, as if there’s nothing they can do to alleviate the problem, when actually they can. If every home and business in the UK made a few, reasonably simple changes, the effect could be dramatic. Here are three recommended improvements and suggestions for how they can be financed.

Insulation

One of the simplest and yet most effective ways to reduce your carbon footprint is to improve your insulation. Not only does it decrease the amount of heat lost through the roof and walls, it should reduce your heating bills. There are several different types, including eco-friendly varieties. For more information, visit The Energy Saving Trust website.

New Boiler

There are several advantages of installing a new condensing boiler: they are far less likely to break down; if they do develop a fault, parts should be readily available; and they burn less fuel. Modern boilers are very efficient and installing one could save you hundreds of pounds per year in fuel bills. With modern control pads and phone apps, it’s even possible to programme each room’s heat separately and to turn it off and on when away from home. This means heat goes only where and when you need it.

Government Finance Initiatives

The Government’s Green Deal offer two ways to help finance many eco-friendly improvements to your home. The Home Improvement Fund offers up to £1,000 cashback if you install two improvements from their approved list, such as a condensing mains gas boiler and insulation. The other scheme is the Green Deal Finance Plan, which is basically a loan, but repayments are calculated on your energy savings after the installation. In other words, if you installed a new boiler, your annual repayments shouldn’t exceed what you save in fuel costs from the more efficient unit.

 

Solar Panels

If you buy and install solar panels, not only will you reduce your electricity bills (The Energy Saving Trust estimate a typical installation will save £130 per year), you would also get a feed-in tariff for every kilowatt produced.  This is estimated to be around £630 annually. Panel prices have come down but it would still amount to £3,500+, which may be difficult for some homeowners. Fortunately, it is possible to get them installed for free by some solar companies but the catch is that they would keep the feed-in tariff, which could amass to over £18,000 after twenty years. Some companies offer finance schemes whereby the repayments are close to your tariff earnings, which means you’d still get the benefit of the feed-in payments once you’d repaid the loan.

 

With various attractive ways of financing eco improvements, everyone should be making these changes to their homes before it’s too late.

 

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Best tips for throwing eco-friendly BBQ parties

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. Continue reading Best tips for throwing eco-friendly BBQ parties

Ideas and opportunities for a business aimed at waste disposal

Today almost everybody talks about importance of green environment, thanks to the awareness that has come in recent years. To go green is the coolest thing that is almost everybody’s ideology today. Under such circumstances, to start a waste disposal business is truly a very smart and a lucrative business choice one can make. Although recycling business is not new, but a major segment of our population is unaware of the real benefits and the sparkling opportunities that a waste disposal business can bestow on them. If you have a penchant for this kind of business but are ignorant of the business opportunities, then read on and find some lucrative waste disposal and recycling business ideas: Continue reading Ideas and opportunities for a business aimed at waste disposal

Inspiring tips for celebrating an eco-friendly Thanksgiving

Social networking sites and popular media have spread awareness about the importance of reducing our carbon footprint far and wide. As a result, people have become far more conscious about carbon emissions and the negative impacts of our daily activities on the environment. Probably as a responsible and eco-conscious citizen you too try all year round to keep your surroundings clean and uncluttered but during the festivities things tend to go out of control. Thanksgiving is one of the most awaited festivals when we let our hair down and enjoy delicious meals with friends and family. It is not a time for restrictions but a time for vigorous enjoyment. If you truly wish to limit your carbon emissions this Thanksgiving then check out the simple yet effective tips discussed in the following. Continue reading Inspiring tips for celebrating an eco-friendly Thanksgiving

Eco-friendly inns from around the world

Nowadays it is becoming very important to be eco-friendly and if you are going out on a vacation, then we have a list of inns that are eco-friendly without losing out on any of the luxurious features that you are accustomed to. Continue reading Eco-friendly inns from around the world

Stadiums Implementing Eco-Friendly Measures to Sustain the Sports

We all like to watch our favorite games live in stadiums, have fun and enjoy our time. However, there is a lot of energy consumption and waste production in stadiums. Now many stadiums are paying attention to this issue and taking various eco-friendly steps. Let us look at some such stadiums and the steps they have taken to be more eco-friendly. Continue reading Stadiums Implementing Eco-Friendly Measures to Sustain the Sports