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Energy efficient gadgets best suited for your home

Without any realization, we waste a great deal of energy everyday that puts a negative impact on us and the environment. Energy wastage takes a toll on our wealth and disturbs the ecological balance as well. The best way to save your money and to save the planet is to live a sustainable life. You get a number of eco-friendly gadgets and products that enable you to lead sustainable lives. We have brought some real green concepts for you that can help you put your household energy consumption under control.

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China is investing in electric car charging stations to encourage people to buy electric cars

China seems to have a penchant for electric cars, which is why it has decided to invest in installing numerous charging stations for electric vehicles throughout the country. The main purpose behind this gesture of the Chinese government is to give a boost to the demand of eco-friendly cars. The government has a plan to fund $ 16 billion (100 billion Yuan) for the project, but the schedule of the program and the type of electric cars that could use the chargers is still a mystery.

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Opt for artificial lawns as a way of saving money and water

Lawns add to the beauty of home but require regular maintenance. The cost estimates of lawn involve irrigation facilities that use much of the residential water. The natural grass in the lawn requires fertilizers and an irrigation system, watering and maintenance. In spite of all this natural lawn exhibit muddy areas, patches and yellow spots. This is the reason why more and more people prefer artificial lawns to the real ones.

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Eco-friendly projects absolutely worth your attention

Today the world is moving forward in a “greener” wave. The eco friendly innovative ideas have revolutionized the world of architecture. From recycled materials to the naturally available things, everything is being used to build the greener and sustainable buildings. Here is a list of five such buildings that have topped the charts to be among the best projects of 2014.

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Simple gadget ideas that harvest the power of kinetic energy

With the increase in energy consumption, it has become important that we look forward towards energy efficient methods. Kinetic energy is the energy that a body or object possesses by virtue of its motion. Technology has brought a new way of charging your gadgets using kinetic energy. The benefit of this is it does not put any stress on the environment and can also be cost effective. Here is a list of gadgets that uses kinetic energy for their proper working.

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Our resource hungry power plants are depleting our water resources

The so-called water crisis is not just a result of the water wastage but also the pollution of water resources play a hand in depleting water resources. A major part of water pollution is due to power plants that generate energy. There are different types of power plants. All of them need water as fuel, raw material or for electricity generation. The discharge of polluted water from these industries results in shortage of drinking water. Let us traverse through some of the most common power plants:

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DIY crafts that give new life to waste

We all know the importance of the three ‘R’s – Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. These three Rs are extremely important in reducing the amount of waste on our Planet and making it a better place. Rapidly filling landfills are a sign that the amount of waste on the Earth has exceeded its limit and so it is our duty to reduce the amount of waste by reusing things for various purposes. Here are five such interesting DIY ideas to make the best use of old materials.

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Innovative green homes that dot the American landscape

“Think green” is a motto that is popular not only among governments these days, but also increasingly popular amongst citizens who are following this trend in their daily lives. Their efforts can be seen through daily choices which includes transport, energy saving and houses they live in. Listed here are five such houses from all over the world that are an inspiration and can help you to revolutionize ideas for your new home.

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New technology to heat homes through river and sea water

Marine energy is one of the cleanest types of alternative energies, but it is not produced using fresh water. Marine energy is dependent on tidal waves for generating electricity. Tidal waves are not as reliable as water of the seas and rivers. Therefore, scientists have been looking for a way to produce energy from sea, river and lake water without causing pollution.

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Green architecture makes its mark in the African continent

Africa, the land of contrasts is on the verge of defining new rules for green architecture. In recent years, there have many examples of innovative green architecture designs in this continent, especially in southern Africa. From schools to homes and resorts, Africa has presented an image of a much smarter and environmentally friendly country.

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