A few years back and the very mention of a floating city would have made you conjure up thoughts of a sci-fi city possibly set in the next hundred years or so which would be an autonomous ocean settlement for the last inhabitants of earth. Now don’t go too far ahead with your thoughts.
With imminent threats to the environment being all the more visible, the focus is on creating technology that would utilize renewable natural sources and offer the same functionality as that of technology that is driven by non-renewable sources like fuel. Sol Cinema is one such invention that aims to prove that one can enjoy a great movie experience in a small, confined space with the help of solar power.
Spain recently witnessed an elephant bursting into flames. But wait! It is not a real elephant we are talking about there, but an elephant sculpture that was actually lit up as part of Valencia’s annual Fallas Festival. The elephant in question was made of recycled cardboard, and constituted over 6000 recycled paper tubes.
Natural light promotes sound sleep, improves body metabolism and reduces mood swings, etc. Efficient natural lighting is also known to boost productivity at home as well as in the workplace. Sadly, not every room in the house or office has access to natural light. In most cases, these areas would need to stick with electrical lights in order to remain bright even on a sunny day, remaining dark and foreboding otherwise.
In order to reduce dependence on oil and natural gas and subjecting themselves to the mercy of energy price fluctuations, countries are beginning to make a move towards the use of renewable energy. Renewable technologies can also help countries reduce use of other forms of unsustainable energy sources like kerosene lamps. Let us look at the some countries which are known to use renewable energy.
The increasing population density in urban areas is a complex issue that needs a suitable remedy. Keeping these problems in mind, Elevate Structure Inc has designed a new type of house that is self-sufficient in many ways. The tiny homes are designed to have a low carbon footprint. It will also reduce the wastage of space in urban areas.
Solar power is being claimed to be more powerful and beneficial than the potentially risky nuclear power. It has now been proved that solar power can be used on earth as well as in exploring the space. Last year the solar powered spacecraft Rosetta was sent to meet a comet located some 375 million miles away from the sun. The partial success of Rosetta has opened the doors of new opportunity for the space researchers.
Founded and led by Yoven Chouinard, Patagonia has been an apparel company with a difference from the very beginning. It had always had a green bent and carved a niche for making fashionable outdoor clothing greener. Now, Patagonia has taken a more admirable step forward by launching a line of jeans made by using only eco-friendly dyes.
Many individuals have the general misconception that going green is a hard choice on the lifestyle as well as one’s pocket. However, the truth is that you need not to be extravagant in your pursuit to go green. You can establish an eco-friendly lifestyle with just a few simple changes in and around the household. Here are some such green household tips that would help improve your health and lifestyle tremendously.