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Mobile bus shelters create a new hope for Hawaii’s homeless

The number of homeless individuals thronging urban areas has manifold over the past decade, owing to factors like economic crises, urban migration and natural disasters. While many choose to ignore these homeless people, others tend to find out ways to offer some kind of help to these people. One such humanitarian effort involves building portable shelters for these people to live in.





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Posted by Ecofriend1874 - July 25, 2015 at 7:45 am

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Carrying out sustainable renovations for your home

Every home, be it small city apartment or a big countryside dwelling, needs a makeover or renovation after some time. Whether you bought an old home that needs some improvements or planning to make changes in your existing home, you must consider options that not just help you reduce your carbon footprints but also utility bills. These days many eco-friendly options are available to renovate your home. All you need to do is be a bit more aware and choose your renovation materials carefully. Here are some home improvement ideas that will help you make your home more sustainable.





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Posted by Ecofriend1874 - April 16, 2015 at 3:56 am

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The Most Economical Generators for Every Occasion

    Generators are absolute lifesavers for a lot of people. Providing electricity in places or situations where otherwise none would be available has helped everyone from an individual at home to big businesses. Creating electricity through the combustion of petrol or diesel means they’re not the greenest of tools but they do encourage restricted energy use. When most people think of generators they will imagine huge, expensive models used to power stages at festivals but there are smaller and affordable versions around that can help in your home life or work. Home Use Generators are most useful at home for providing a backup in case of a power cut. […]

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Posted by Ecofriend1874 - November 16, 2014 at 8:50 am

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Notable home constructions achieved with waste and recycled materials

More and more people nowadays are becoming environmentally conscious and adapting eco-friendly ways of living. Homes created using recycled or waste material are a good way of conserving the environment. We take a look at some such initiatives.

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Posted by Ecofriend1874 - October 24, 2014 at 6:01 am

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Making shelters for the homeless from repurposed shipping containers

There is no dearth of homeless wanderers on earth. At times it is the natural disaster that leaves multitudes of people homeless, and the other times it is the financial crunch, which hits so bad that the people cannot even afford small homes to live. Many researchers and NGOs keep finding out solutions to help homeless people to get reasonable homes, and one such solution that has come up is the shipping container. Recycled shipping containers can serve as nice temporary shelters.

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Posted by Ecofriend1874 - October 22, 2014 at 6:01 am

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Plan eco-friendly interior decorations for your home

Your home is a part of your identity. It demonstrates your tastes and likings. Every individual wants to decorate his or her house in such a way that it reflects their personality. Eco friendly interior decorations suggest that the residents of the house have sympathy for their surrounding environment and understand the importance of keeping their home free of pollutants. It may not be apparent but our home gets polluted from synthetic fibers and colors. You spend a major amount of time inside your home with your family. It is your duty to decorate it with materials that do not pollute the home and its surrounding environment. You must find […]

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Posted by Ecofriend1874 - November 11, 2013 at 11:48 am

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Ideas to make your kitchen beautifully eco friendly

There is nothing better than making your kitchen environmentally friendly. Many people in today’s world do think on similar lines, but do not possess an exact plan of action on things to be done. To help these people in setting up their eco-friendly kitchen, here are a few tips. Always seek to buy from local stores. Many people do not realize the amount of fuel wasted by bigger brands in shipping their products. Also, the products are mostly exposed to different chemical preservatives and toxicants to keep the product fresh. Local products are fresher and in buying these products, you are supporting your native economy. Many people tend to seek […]

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Posted by Ecofriend1874 - May 15, 2013 at 2:46 am

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Sustainable eco-friendly furniture

Sustainable furniture is the latest trend Environment is facing a lot of threats these days and we can do our bit by adopting some sustainable methods. People around the world have joined hands for this social cause and doing whatever they can to go green and save the planet. There is nothing that is not available in an eco-friendly version these days which makes it easier for us to adopt green methods. Sustainable and environmental friendly furniture is also among the other eco friendly things available in the market. If you have a green home and do not have sustainable furniture then your green home loses half its purpose. It […]

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Posted by Ecofriend1874 - December 19, 2012 at 6:41 am

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Benefits Of Bamboo Flooring

Bamboo furniture has been in demand since many years now but bamboo flooring is setting the new trends in the market these days. With people restoring to the better alternatives of having a wooden flooring, bamboos have certainly emerged as the top most choice of people to be used for their flooring material as they have lately realized its benefits. Few of the advantages of the bamboo flooring are as stated below: Bamboo wood is way much stronger and hence durable and any other type of wood available in the market as flooring material. It is quite hard in nature and can thus survive even if there is regular traffic […]

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Posted by Ecofriend1874 - October 31, 2012 at 6:08 am

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Home Cleaning Products – Helping or Hurting?

Who doesn’t like to have a clean home?  Most of use commercial cleaning products to do the work – never stopping to realize that they may be harming us.  Pollutants and toxins are all around us.  We think of  all the obvious places – food, water and outdoor air.  Many people are not even aware of the chemicals that are present in different cleaning products and how indoor air quality is impacted due to these chemicals.   So before we head off to the store for cleaning supplies, here is a list to be aware of: Around the Home: Glass Cleaners:  Any spray cleaning agent has chemicals like propylene glycol […]

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Posted by Ecofriend1874 - September 15, 2012 at 4:42 pm

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