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Celebrities who lead with example on going environmentally friendly

All of us love celebrities and sometimes we get envious of their wealth and the super influence that they have on people like us. However, celebs inspire us in many ways as well, like the green initiatives taken by many of them, which in turn have influenced common people also to be a part of this great initiative to save the planet. Some celebrities only like to do some charity in the name of green activities, while others prefer to take an active part in green activities and work to spread awareness. Take a look through the following list to find out those celebrities who keep participating in several green […]

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Growth and future prospects of solar power in South Asia

The large population in South Asian countries is putting a lot of pressure on the energy infrastructure in those countries and it is time to think about viability of alternative source of energy such as solar energy. Positive point for many of the countries here such as India is that there is no lack of sunshine throughout the year, and it can be utilized to provide electricity to millions of poor people in these countries.

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Eco-friendly roofs that fit the lower end of the budget

Today the green awareness among people is so high that they want almost everything around them to be a green thing. Green initiatives are not only beneficial for the environment but for the one also who take such initiatives. Mostly, the idea of going green process comes with benefits for the user, some that are easily achieved, and some that show themselves in the long run. Often, it is simply the solution common sense would advise.

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Heartland 66 – A unique high rise tower inspired by Chinese knot tie

China has been at the forefront of architectural design with many buildings and premises drawing attention of world media and architects from other countries. One such recently developed building is the high-rise tower which will be a mixed use development in Wuhan. Let us look more closely at this tower and the special features it has.

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Homemade fertilizers that help your pocket and your planet

You can play your part in making the world free of harmful chemicals by adopting homemade fertilizers that are good for the soil and reduce our dependence on chemicals and toxic compounds. In the following sections, let us look at some of the fertilizers you can create yourself at home.

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How to Treat Tree Wounds Effectively

Tree wounds are quite common that occur due to various reasons, such as insect attack, animal damage, broken branches or abrasions. These wounds tend to break the bark and result in damage to tissues that produce water and food. Such wounds also result in exposure of internal parts of the tree to bacterial infection and eventually start decaying. Even though we cannot stop decay completely, but timely measures taken to heal the wound can help the tree remain healthy.

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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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Recycle old phones and have a lasting impression on the environment

Just as we discard old clothes and buy new ones on a frequent basis, we do the same to our cell phones these days. If you buy a cell phone today, it is likely the phone will be obsolete in a few months, perhaps a year. Then what do you do? You probably start finding a buyer who is ready to buy your phone; you sell it and then go for that new Smartphone.

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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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Reducing construction’s impact on environment with alternatives to cement blocks

Saving the environment is a serious issue and the first thing we need to do is reduce our carbon footprint. Apart from reducing usage of our car, saving electricity and using recyclable products, we also need to look at how our houses are constructed. One of the main ingredients of any house construction is cement, which comes with a huge carbon footprint of its own. Construction in general is one of the most intensive processes, and has a huge carbon footprint. Let us now look at some of the alternative solution that we have.

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