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Sustainability initiatives from America that are guiding the world

Climatic changes have been causing several harmful effects in various parts of the world. To fight its ill effects, there are sustainability efforts going on in almost every community. In the U.S. too, there are several urban sustainability efforts being done by communities in every nook and corner. Let us check out some of the inspiring green initiatives that can be replicated anywhere in the world. Continue reading Sustainability initiatives from America that are guiding the world

Five worst manmade environmental disasters in the last century

With the advancement of technology and so-called growth, we have moved a long way in damaging our natural habitat. We have almost destructed the charm of nature. There are various attacks through which mother earth has suffered a lot in last few decades. Say it a natural hazard like earthquake, Tsunami, landslides, hurricanes, cyclones or man-made disasters like war, chemical spills, acid rains, explosions, the only sufferer is mother earth.

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State fight green building leader over local wood

Saving the planet is one of the most important matters today and people from all around the world are aware of the dangers that surround the planet. They also know that the humans are responsible for letting loose the demons that are on the verge of destroying the environment therefore it is our moral duty to curb them before any damage that is beyond repairs. Eco friendly methods are evolving by the day that encourages sustainable living and using eco friendly products for majority of the practices such as building structures and decorating houses. There are many organizations across the globe that undertakes the task of measuring the sustainable level of the buildings that are made these days and one of them is LEED.

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What is sustainable agriculture?

Agriculture is an essential practice for humans. Without agriculture no civilization can sustain. But the general methods of agriculture are most of the times not eco-friendly. Due to reckless agricultural practices our nature has been polluted. Sustainable agriculture is a process of agriculture that is beneficial for both humans and the environment. It does not pollute our environment and do not cause any imbalance between the natural elements. By practicing this kind of agriculture farmers can earn more regularly. It also helps in the production of better quality food for consumers. From every angle it is good for everyone. In some countries animals are used for agriculture. This leads to animal cruelty. Sustainable agriculture can stop all this. It is gaining popularity among farm owners. It is not just a farming method but rather a principle and way of life. There are millions and millions of living organisms in this world and many of them live in the soil. Understanding the interdependence of living organisms is the bas of sustainable agriculture. Non-renewable energies are used in a very efficient manner. This sort of agricultural practice started in 1990 in United States of America.

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Southern California to showcase innovative ideas via boat competition to tap solar energy

With increasing awareness about environmental issues, every one around the globe is focusing towards harnessing alternate modes of energy. One such mode is solar energy. Solar energy is free source of energy available in abundance. Today technological advancements have made it possible to harness solar energy for various activities in our daily life. Everyone including students are fostering multiple ways to tap solar energy. One such innovative way to tap solar energy has been initiated by student teams from 39 high schools throughout Southern California. They are preparing for the nation’s largest solar-powered boat competition. Various school teams from countries like Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura will participate in the 10th annual Solar Cup from May 18 through May 20. Students are engrossed in making sure that their boats are in order for this competition.

largest solar powered boat in california

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DIY boats made from recycled materials to race in The Philippines

With eco-friendly merchandises picking up the momentum and more and more people focusing on nature friendly products, countries like Philippines is not behind. Recycling products is a great way go green as this helps in reduction of landfills and reduced energy consumption as compared to production of virgin materials. Garbage boat race has made Philippines go green on the world map. Materials like plastic bottles, PVC piping and Styrofoam bottles are the favorites for flotation devices. Recycling helps in focusing on green living solutions and provides an opportunity to save the non-renewable sources of nature.

recycled garbage boat race

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Versatile cardboard finds place in mech armor to ward off bullies

Ragging and bullying is a punishable offense in many countries. Despite this, there’s an almost endless stream of news that pours in about kids being bullied and facing similar hardships. If you’re wondering why we’re discussing the issue on an environment-based site, it’s because we’ve come across a video of a band called Cut Copy that depicts a young girl building herself armor out of cardboard to ward off bullies. She then follows her intimidators to give them a piece of her mind.

Girl In Music Video Builds Mech Armor To Combat Bullies

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Two firms collaborate to create studio offices out of recyclable substrate material

After transportation its architecture which needs lots of improvements so that a greener world can be built. Use of recycled material, renewable sources of energy for power etc. can be certain methods that can always be considered in making your homes and offices eco friendly. Due to the changing environmental conditions it has become a need and different architects, designers etc are looking forward to fulfill it in one way or other.

Offices made of ultra board

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Green skyscraper with solar powered bath for Chelsea Flower Show

Last year Dairmuid Gavin displeased many classicists by showcasing the Avatar based flying garden. This year once again he has no plan to get down to the earth with his creation for the Chelsea Flower Show that will open on 22 May. Using scaffolding poles that are topped with clump of nettles and an old rusty car, Gavin has designed a seven storey skyscraper.

Gardener plans seven-storey structure for flower show

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Philips ‘floating’ LED Street lights can declutter cities off poles

Open Squares are common meeting places, where people like to hang around and chit chat for a while out in the open to breathe free. But, night time often makes them clutter under light posts restricting their mobility. To deal with this challenge, city planners and architects approached the Dutch Electronics giant, Phillips to design an outdoor lighting system that would help declutter streets. Surprisingly, Phillips came up with a more than delightful solution. They developed a floating LED system that would be placed beneath the trees and leave ample space on the ground for cyclists and pedestrians.

Philips freestreet lighting design

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