6 Surprisingly “Green” Facts About Porta Potties

In an age when 74 percent of U.S. adults believe the country should do whatever it takes to protect the environment, it’s time to shed light on the misconceptions and eradicate the stigma of what is actually one of the world’s largest sources of sustainability: porta potties. These two words may conjure thoughts of stifling […]

Rationale for Recycling Lead-Acid Batteries

Lead-acid storage batteries (LABs) are widely used on a mass-scale in all parts of the world.  They act as power sources in a wide-range of equipment and appliances used by households, commerce and industry. LABs finds application in all modes of modern transport including cars, trucks, buses, boats, trains, rapid mass-transit systems, recreational vehicles etc. […]

4 Simple Ways to Make Your Home Eco-Friendly

Recently, we discussed 5 green cities around the world. By learning more about successful green cities and programs in major cities, other cities can begin adopting similar practices to help make our planet healthy for generations to come.  One of the best places to start to have an impact on the environment is in your […]

Ultimate Guide to Sustainable Groundwater Remediation

While there are some fundamental commonalities in the earth’s soil, like the existence of clay or sand in parts of it, groundwater systems around the world are incredibly diverse. Accordingly, remediation treatments available are just as different as the groundwater systems that exist. Region and location play a massive role on the pervasiveness of certain […]

Evolution of International Environmental Law

Protection of environment has become a major part of international law. International environmental law is developed between sovereign states to develop standards at the international level and provide obligation for state including their behaviour in international environmental matters.  International law is created by collective actions of nearly 200 countries around the word, which is not […]

M-Bot Cleaner: Marine Waste Cleaner Developed by 10-Year Old Kid

I am currently working towards Sustainable Development Goal 14 – Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development. My innovation M-Bot Cleaner (Marine Robot Cleaner) intends to provide vital protection (in a sustainable manner) to the marine habitats as it removes the waste from the surface of the water bodies […]

Waste Crisis in Lebanon

Solid waste management in Lebanon has been hogging limelight globally in recent years. Unfortunately, Lebanon is struggling to solve the waste crisis with no permanent solution in sight.  The organic content in Lebanese MSW is around 50-55% which makes it a well-suited for composting and anaerobic digestion. Recyclables content is also good, though recycling is […]

Bulls and Bears in the Greens

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become the latest buzzword of late, only because people have started realizing that the ‘profit only’ motive of the corporate giants has a terrible impact on social issues like human rights and environmental sustainability. Infact, many corporations push governments to ease environmental regulations to save millions through shortcuts in environmental […]

Recycled uPVC – A New Window of Opportunity

Eco-conscious consumers in the United Kingdom have a new environmentally friendly option for replacing the windows in their home. Recycled uPVC (or unplasticized PVC) is durable, energy efficient and recyclable, making it an environmentally responsible choice of material for anyone who needs new windows. Read on to learn more about the benefits that recycled uPVC […]

Climate Change and Public Health

Climate change is now a major universal challenge and needs urgent attention. The impacts of climate change are not only restricted to the physical and climatological events like changing weather patterns, heavy rainfalls, floods, hurricanes, droughts, wildfires, heat stress, food and water shortages etc. but also has a major impact on individual and public health. Climate change is severely affecting […]

Winter Smog – Causes, Impacts and Management

The recent winter smog in New Delhi was in the news worldwide. This year, the air quality during the winter hit a record low as per global standards which not only caused massive disruption in daily activities but also created a mass public health crisis with spike in patient population with asthma and lung and […]

Hydrogen-Powered Vehicles in Scotland

Scotland, widely known as Europe’s off-shore energy capital, is certainly ahead of the game in their adoption of renewable energy systems and investment in clean energy. There are countless alternative energy projects currently underway in Scotland, from harnessing wind and tidal power to exploring and developing hydrogen fuel sources. In fact, over 80% of Scotland’s […]

Smart Cities Have To Be Clean Cities

Our cities are becoming smart cities every day, but unless our cities are clean and litter-free, we are going to face massive problems. Globally there are over 1.5 Billion Unsecured wheelie bins, these bins are massively concentrated in cities. Wheelie bins are a prominent cause behind litter pollution and are responsible for many environmental and […]

Ecotourism: Outlook for Jordan

Ecotourism in Jordan is witnessing a multi-dimensional evolution from pure economic opportunities to a wider industry that embraces environmental and community-based development as core elements. Responding to the local, regional and international traveler’s preference, ecotourism provides a perfect platform for responsible sustainable businesses to utilize green investment and community empowerment in creating niche services and […]

What are Hoop Houses

Being a farmer or landowner, your utmost desire is to get maximum output from minimum input and this is what hoop house does. Hoop house absorbs heat from sun and spread it inside so that all the plants grown inside the house can get benefit from it. It also has the ability to increase the […]

Sacred Earth, Sacred Trust: Call for Acceleration of Climate Action

On June 12, six months after the Paris Climate Talks, faith communities globally will come together for a day of celebration of the earth and action on climate change called – Sacred Earth, Sacred Trust. More than 120 actions and events in 35 countries are currently planned including Green Iftars, Solidarity fasts, mobilisations, meditation sit-ins, […]

Launch of the Arab Youth Network for Sustainable Development (AYSDN)

The Arab Youth Network for Sustainable Development (AYSDN), which includes a group of youth leaders from the Middle East and North Africa, announced on Monday, January 1, 2018, that the youth leadership role will be strengthened in light of the current circumstances that require us to create a more effective youth system. The initiative aims […]

Negative Effects of Industrialization

When exploration of crude oil, coal mining occurs and burning of fossil fuels there is an increase in atmospheric carbon which is higher than natural sedimentation of Carbon as observed in industrialized nations.  In the last two and a half centuries, the concentration of Co2 in the atmosphere has increased by one third. Ecosystems which were a […]

Saving the Planet, One Innovation at a Time

If you want to trust everything you see on the news, read in the papers or online then you will either believe that the world is dying and there is nothing we can do about it, or that there is nothing wrong with our planet and it will live forever. Regardless of your stance, recycling […]

Role of Least Developed Countries at COP21

The Least Developed Countries (LDCs) might be the group that determines the course of climate change negotiations. The group consists of countries vulnerable to climate change, and countries that will be in the fore-front of climate change impacts in the coming years. The thing that is of the most importance is that member states have […]

Environment in Islamic Teachings

Environment protection is an important aspect of Islam. Being stewards of the Earth, it is the responsibility of Muslims to care for the environment in a proactive manner. There is a definite purpose behind the creation of different species, be it plants or animals. Protection of the environment is essential to Islamic beliefs and mankind has […]

The Debate on Banning Plastic Bags in Africa

Africa, the continent with the least commitment to creating an environmental haven still hangs with an ongoing debate on plastic bags. This running debate circles around whether or not to ban plastics on the entire continent. For this to happen, it would take 54 different governments to pass a plastic bag bill in each of […]

Climate Change and Penguins

The Antarctic Peninsula is among the region that is warming the fastest and the melting of its glaciers is contributing to global sea level rise. The rise in global temperature is threatening the existence of one of the most popular symbols of Antarctica – the penguin. The environmental conservation group WWF has warned that rising […]

Introduction to Green Buildings

Green building refers to a structure and using process that is environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building’s life-cycle: from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and demolition. Major Benefits Green buildings offer widespread benefits to a number of building industry stakeholders, including building occupants and society as a whole. Green buildings typically incorporate […]

My Date with COP23

COP23 was held in Bonn, Germany at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) headquarters. COP23 was my third consecutive conference and I was on a party badge in COP21 and COP22. This time I was an observer and YOUNGO (youth representative) focal point for 2017. Every COP is different, and each has […]

Making Your Children Environmentally Smart

We all have the capacity to learn new ideas and different ways of thinking but there is little doubt that we are most receptive to change when we are still children. Teaching your children how to be environmentally smart involves an element of education and leading by example, and the end result if we all […]

How Environmental Policies Aid Spiritual Well-being

The consumerist, throwaway culture of a globalized world has caused some extreme damage to the environment. From destroying natural habitats to an increase in extreme weather, the health risks to both humans and animals are well documented. However, there has been less research into the psychological effect of environmental degradation. India’s spiritual reputation is at risk if […]

Zero Waste Iftar Challenge

Giving that Ramadan is the month of blessings, we should proactively think of one blessing that is far too little thought about: our beautiful Planet Earth. We all know we are living in a time where environmental crises have reached an unprecedented level in human history. But let’s not talk about it, but do something! […]

Why Small Communities Struggle with Conventional Water Treatment

Smaller communities generally have a tougher time growing and modernizing. The community infrastructure does not benefit from the same economies of scale as they do in larger metropolitan areas. However, this does not mean there are no solutions to infrastructure challenges, especially for water treatment. Often times we believe it to be a funding issue, […]

A Room By Room Guide To Having An Eco-Friendly Home

We all need to do our bit to protect the environment, and by visiting our website, you will pick up a lot of ideas on how you can go green. This includes going eco-friendly at home. From practical everyday habits to home renovations, you can save money while saving the world. In this room-by-room guide, […]

5 Eco-friendly Gift Ideas For This Christmas

Christmas is just around the corner. Just a month is left for it. It is the right time when you need to think of the gifts which you’d require to start planning. No matter how busy you’re and running out of time, Christmas is a such a joyful celebration that makes any person happy for […]

Introduction to Environmental Product Labelling

Environmental product labelling is a way to promote consumer behaviour and sustainable development, as identified by Agenda 21 of Rio Earth Summit in 1992.  This has not only led to internalization of environmental impacts and the issues associated with products and their manufacturing processes but also influenced consumption behaviour of the people. As a result, rapid […]

Tips to Reduce Environmental Impact of Your Business

We’re barely a month in and yet 2017 isn’t looking good. By the 6th of January, one street in London had already exceeded the city’s annual air pollution limit. But it’s not just bad news for the environment. That thick and toxic smog that hangs over highly populated cities has been linked to dementia and […]

The Dos And Don’ts Of Supporting Green Businesses

There are various ways you can help to improve the environment and make sure that you have a very eco-friendly way of life. For instance, you might want to cut down on the number of times you use your car per week. You might also want to become a vegetarian so that you can reduce […]

Environmental Footprint of the Sochi Olympics

The upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi is notorious for various controversies and scandals involving corruption and environmental violations. Gay rights activists discourage people from attending the event, whereas environmental activists highlight the fact that the country is destroying the nature of the region to build the ambitious Olympic projects. Local residents have suffered through rounds […]

Environmental Impacts of Plastic Bags

Plastic bags are one of the most objectionable types of litter in urban areas. The sheer volume of plastic waste generated coupled with energy and material resources required for production, as well as emissions resulting from these processes paint a grim picture of the environmental havoc created by plastic bags. Plastic bags are a huge […]

Environmental Impacts Of Globalization

Globalization was meant to change the world– and it did. The founding idea of globalization is that no country should be restricted to their own borders; that the world is part of a large community rather than restricted to small countries. Globalization aimed to take borders down, to unite everyone, to make us all citizens […]

Hazards of Farm Run-Offs

Living near a farm is a dream come true for many people. Few things are as charming as waking up in the morning to the peace, tranquility, and beauty that country living offers. But there is also a downside to living near a farm: pesticide-ridden rain run-off that can affect your drinking supply and your […]

Biological Decomposition of Oil Raw Sludge and Oil Sludge

The list of the types of oil raw sludge includes off-grade oily or hydrocarbon bearing mixtures. The team of Writemyessaynow understand how important ecology is. That’s why we have collected and checked many papers before writing this article. The main sources of oil raw sludge are: Oil polluted priming coats of sectional and other industrial […]

GITW / Green IS Film Award: Submit Your Entries

Do you know a Girl Greening Up the World? The Ian Somerhalder (IS) Foundation & Girls Impact the World have partnered to present the inaugural GITW / Green IS Award! STUDENTS submit your 3–5 minute film on environmental issues that either: propose solutions to environmental issues that impact women and girls OR create awareness about environmental […]

Climate Change Impacts on Palestinian Women

The Palestinian Territories, especially the Gaza Strip, are highly vulnerable to climate change due to threats posed by increasing water stress, falling agricultural productivity, greater probability of flashfloods and saline intrusion into groundwater. Women in Palestine will have to bear greater impact of climate change because of their traditional, gender-prescribed roles as they are highly […]

Reinventing Business Cards: Environmental Perspectives

Each year 100 billion business cards are produced worldwide leading to the potential loss of approaching 6 million trees. Perhaps more shocking is the fact that within a week after receiving a business card, almost 90% of them are thrown away. Some of these cards will be recycled, but many will find their way into […]

How Pollution is Killing the Oceans

Since the beginning of time, the ocean has been regarded as boundless and untouchable by human activity. Because of its colossal size and depth, attempts at understanding the ocean are laden with difficulties. However, it has now become apparent that the ocean, despite its immense magnitude, can drastically be changed by daily activities of human […]

Drones Could Be the Answer to Containing Forest Fires

People have found uses for drones in everything from entertainment to military operations. The ability to fly a small, unmanned aircraft equipped with all sorts of sensors has many potential applications. Firefighting operations have begun using drones, also called unmanned aerial systems (UAS), and they may become one of the most powerful tools forest firefighters […]

Greening Your Roofs

Green roofs are emerging technologies that can provide a wide range of tangible and intangible benefits to communities interested in enhancement of their environment. Green roof development involves the construction of a vegetative layer on top of a human-made structure or building adding green space to areas that would otherwise be unused.  The major benefits […]

The Best Examples of How Businesses Are Paying More Attention to the Environment

Global business has a big impact on the environment. Over the decades and centuries, the environment has been abused in all kinds of ways, but that could be beginning to change. These days, it’s possible to see examples of how the business community is paying more attention to the environment if you look closely. Here […]

Why Going Green Is the Best Thing Your Business Can Do

Going green and doing all it can to be eco-friendly is the best thing your business can do before 2017 is over. Why? Well, read on to find out. Earn customer trust When you watch a movie, you tend to trust the good guys rather than the bad ones, right? Well, the same kind of […]

Be Sustainable: Turn Your Garden Into The Supermarket

If you’re trying to cut back on costs and live a more sustainable lifestyle, then you should be very proud of yourself. A lot of people talk about wanting to change the way they live their life, but not many people actually do anything about it. If you’d like to take the next step – […]

Talking Green: An Interview with Vandana Shiva

I met Vandana Shiva in the airport. When the automatic sliding doors at the arrivals gate revealed her luggage cart and her orange sari, I half expected a beam of light to illuminate her, such is the legend that surrounds her. Of course none did because Vandana Shiva is just a human being and not a saint. […]

Start With Yourself – An Short Environmental Film by AYCM Palestine

Start With Yourself, is short environmental film prepared by Arab Youth Climate Movement AYCM – Palestine within the ” Promoting Environmental Awareness through Environmental Media” project funded by Heinrich Böll Stiftung Palestine & Jordan. Environmental media made the public to engage in planning and decision-making process and that public participation in the environmental dialogue lead […]

Upcycling and its Advantages

Upcycling is different from Recycling. Recycling is the process of changing discarded materials into new products to prevent waste.  Upcycling is the practice of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of higher quality or value than the original. Upcycling, for instance, allows us to transform garbage and toxic waste into […]

Illegal Quarries in Lebanon

Illegal quarries, estimated to number between 700 and 1,300 quarries in Lebanon, extract stone or sand, which is then used by construction companies to build apartments, shopping malls and offices, and for landscaping. The proliferation of quarries began in the early 1990s, at the end of the civil war, as the country tried to rebuild itself after […]

Unending Benefits of Indoor Gardening

Plants are associated with a good and positive vibrancy and thus having them inside the enclosure is sure to be a positive influence. Lots of benefits are associated with indoor plants, health in particular. There are a lot of plants that can be grown indoors, but make it a point to care for them because […]

Houston’s Concern over Toxic Seepage Due to Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey has caused widespread destruction along the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast. The flooding, rainfall and winds have damaged homes, businesses, schools and infrastructure. Hurricane Harvey has caused damage to the area’s many petrochemical plants used in the oil and natural gas industry, as well as in manufacturing consumer products. The chemicals used in […]

An Introduction to Greenhouse Gases

Greenhouse gases are generally any gas molecules or compounds in the atmosphere which interact with outgoing infrared radiation from the sun and thus contribute to the Greenhouse Effect by warming the atmosphere. The major constituents of the atmosphere such as nitrogen (N2) and oxygen (O2) do not interact with infrared radiation and, thus are not […]

Environmental Impacts of Fracking

Fracking is a method to stimulate or improve fluid flow from rocks in the subsurface. Advancements in extraction technologies have enabled drillers to reach previously inaccessible gas in geological formations. The technique involves pumping water-rich fluid into a borehole until the fluid pressure at depth causes the rock to fracture. The pumped fluid contains small […]

Tips for Applying for a Renewable Energy Degree

With a rapid technological progress that we are witnessing today, the skills in renewable energy are among the most wanted. As “The Guardian,” states, in 2016 the solar power alone grew by 50%. Such a growing demand offers new jobs and requires professionals on different levels, from production to the finance. Taking this into account, […]

Top Environmental Agreements of 20th Century

The international environmental agreements negotiated in the 20th century reflect commonality of global interests in maintaining the robustness and integrity of our planets and set up procedures through monitoring the health of environment and provide benefits to all parties. Following are some of the major environmental treaties, conventions and protocols that have been negotiated in the […]

Barriers to Mass Applications of Mycorrhizal Fungi

Mycorrhizal fungi forms association with a lot of plant roots and studies have shown that they help plant nutrient and water uptake as well as help in increased pathogen and disease resistance. Mycorrhizal fungi (or MF) can be applied to plants where soil conditions are poor (ectomycorrhizal) or where there is a high risk of plant […]

Care About The Environment? 5 Things To Change About Your Home

Are you the kind of person who considers yourself to be a bit of an environmentalist? You may very well care about the environment, but if you’re not doing the following things, your home could be more damaging to the environment than it is helping. Start by doing the following 5 things and you will […]

How Eco-Friendly Homes Save Energy

The green building trend has been gaining ground around the world. It can involve a wide variety of construction and operation attributes that make a building more environmentally friendly than other buildings in some way. These characteristics can include methods for conserving water, using sustainably sourced building materials and taking advantage of renewable energy. One […]

People-centered Approach to Green Design and Marketing

When Al Gore sat down to explain how civilization is unlikely to survive the next century, his proposition consisted of a need of “…serious political reform, a web-driven social movement, and the best available telecommunication and clean energy technologies in the days ahead”.  To him, and many leaders in the environmental professional community, it’s no longer about the […]

8 Things You Can Do To Help The Environment Now

Being green doesn’t have to be hard – but sometimes it takes a bit of thought and the breaking of a few bad habits. Here are 8 ways you can start helping the environment right now. Don’t recycle everything We’re always told to recycle everything we can – but the truth is, over-zealous recycling can […]

Tips for a Green Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day has evolved into a multibillion-dollar industry. Shopping centres and malls are filled with red coloured roses, unique flowers and many type of specialized gifts. In addition, special chocolates are made along with celebrity food and soft drinks are also consumed. It is estimated that over one billion valentine cards are sent globally which when […]

Global Warming and the Common Man

Everybody is worried about climate change. It’s just that a fair proportion is convinced it is a natural phenomenon, nothing to do with human activities. When a significant number of individuals see global warming this way a lot of energy can go out of the window in arguing over who is right – energy that […]

EcoMENA Wins Top International Award for Environmental Awareness

EcoMENA, a Qatari non-profit environmental organization, has won the National Energy Globe Award 2017, one of the most prestigious environmental prizes worldwide. The award is in recognition of the environmental awareness and conservation efforts initiated by EcoMENA through an innovative community-based knowledge dissemination project focussed on the entire MENA region. The award is presented by […]

Climate Variability and its Causes

Earth’s climate has always been affected by a range of natural factors. It is known to have changed significantly during recorded history, even before gaseous emissions from human activity could have posed any significant threat to atmospheric or climatic conditions. Natural climate variability can arise from natural forcing mechanism which includes both internal oscillations and […]

Water Purification Designs for Developing Nations

According to the World Health Organization, 748 million people lack access to uncontaminated drinking water sources. Moreover, WHO estimates that 1.8 billion people use a fecally contaminated drinking water source, 2.5 billion lack access to improved sanitation facilities and more than 840,000 people die from water related diseases annually. Contaminated water is the number one […]

Why 1.5 Degrees Matters

The world cannot achieve the sustainable development goals he pledged for in 2016 by going higher than 1.5°C.  Currently we are 1.1 degree C above pre-industrial state.  Many countries are facing the effects of the rise in global temperatures. Rising 1.5°C will have major adverse effects on least development countries (LDC), Africa, and Small Island […]

Objectives of Environmental Education

Environmental Education is a holistic, lifelong learning process directed at creating responsible individuals who explore and identify environmental issues, engage in problem solving, and take action effectively to improve the environment. As a result, individuals develop a deeper awareness and understanding of environmental issues and have effective skills to make informed and responsible decisions that […]

Going Green: How It Can Benefit Your Life

Despite warnings about global warming and the effect our actions have on the environment, many people still refuse to go green! Why? Perhaps it’s laziness. Why go through the hassle of recycling when you can throw everything into one garbage bag? Some people may refuse to accept scientific reports about climate change and pollution, or […]

Getting Others To Follow In Your Green Footsteps

Living an eco-friendly lifestyle can give you a great sense of pride and well-being. But what if this isn’t enough? Seeing other people carry on with their non-eco-friendly methods can be hard to ignore. But nobody wants to be that irritating person forcing their views onto other people. Converting people to a greener lifestyle therefore […]

Synergies between Women and Environment

Women and the environment are closely interlinked, throughout history, different nations glorified women as powerful symbols of nature, and nature has always been given the female characteristics: care, reproduction and life-giving. However, women’s involvement in the preservation of the environment has seldom been recognized and documented in world history. One of the most significant phenomena in […]

Shale Gas – A Layman’s Perspectives

All else being equal, is fracking something we should welcome? Advocates of shale gas present it as ushering in a new age of cheap energy and increased self-sufficiency. But is it really going to be economically beneficial and will it reduce our bills? Is it ethical and sustainable? Let us look at exactly what this […]

A Primer on Carbon Footprinting

With rising awareness of global warming and effects of emissions on the environment, businesses and individuals alike are rising to tackle environmental challenges. Carbon footprinting, the first step to reduce carbon emissions, is the total set of greenhouse gas emissions caused directly or indirectly by an individual, organization, event or product. The main reason for […]

Going Greener In Your Everyday Life

The big concern of our lifetime is the environment. Everything else is mumbo-jumbo in comparison because, without a habitable world, nothing else can exist. Forget politics, economics, business, social structuring, anthropology; everything falls short in comparison to the importance of the environment. With billions of people now living on this earth, it is more important […]

Top Reasons to Purchase Hybrid Cars

When you’re made to choose between buying a hybrid car and a normal car, you’d probably by the latter. Reasons could be that hybrid cars “might” be more expensive than normal cars, while for others changing preferences with a usual car to a hybrid one is like changing your views and might end up choosing […]

Towards a Green Eid

Eid, like other local, national and religious festivals have a major impact on the environment. Extra food, drinks and clothes are made, used and consumed. People spend huge amount of money in buying these items. Visiting public places, malls and entertainment location cause massive littering. The environmental consideration of Eid is often being neglected and […]

How to Handle E-Waste

The world is full of electronic goods of all shapes and sizes. From old computer monitors and desktop PCs to ancient cell phones and miscellaneous cables and peripherals. A significant amount of e-waste ends up in landfill sites, where it lies buried under mountains of garbage. E-waste doesn’t rot away. Instead, it leeches dangerous chemicals […]

Tips For a Green Home

We all want to help the planet in any way possible. The problem? Many of us are lazy and think that making any amount of serious, positive change to our environment is time-consuming, expensive and altogether difficult. However, we couldn’t be more wrong. There are countless ways to give your home a more green environment. […]

Working For A Better World: Ways In Which Businesses Are Becoming Greener

There are a lot of priorities that modern businesses need to have these days. For a lot of businesses, success hinges on their ability to balance these different priorities as effectively as possible. This can often be something of a challenge because it forces them to think about what it is that they consider to […]

Participate in Green Roof Beauty Contest 2016!

You know that summer feeling when it’s so hot in a city that you’re about to melt right there, in the middle of that concrete jungle? You’re stressed out, constantly running somewhere and dreaming about a little oasis in the shade where you could just relax and enjoy the view? Yes, we know that feeling […]

The Growing Global Water Footprint

The average American lifestyle requires about 2,000 gallons of water every day. Freshwater consumption has doubled since World War II and is expected to rise 25% by 2030. All of this water use takes a toll on the planet and can create water scarcity which effects up to 2.8 billion people around the world at least […]

Reducing Carbon Footprint In Your Home

There is so much talk going on at the moment about carbon pollution, climate change and the necessity for all of us to do our part to protect the environment. The truth is that carbon pollution can lead to so many different problems like altered weather patterns or food insecurities. We can all do our […]

Simple Changes To Make Your Home Green

No matter what you may think or what others may tell you, there are so many eco-friendly changes that can be made in every single home in the world when the goal is to go green. The only problem is the lack of knowledge or interest when looking at the homeowner. According to Excel Builders, […]

Construction Waste Management Strategy

From management point of view, no single management strategy is suitable for managing all the construction waste steam in all circumstances. A sustainable construction waste management strategy includes a range of comprehensive strategies such as reduce, reuse and recycle. Effective waste management strategies require source segregation of all wastes generated during the construction. Construction contractors can […]

How Design is Making the World More Sustainable

It is fair to say a growing number of companies are becoming aware of the need to understand and implement sustainability. But once you get to that point, how do you implement it? How do you turn dreams into tangible, measurable reality? On my recent trip to New Zealand it became clear that finding ways […]

Plastic Buildup in Our Oceans

From food storage to furniture—we use plastic for everything. In 2008 alone 245 million tons of plastic were produced. These plastics often find there way into our waterways. Every year 6.4 million tons are dumped into the ocean. Many marine wildlife are injured or killed from plastic consumption. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a collection […]

Art from Trash

Recycling is a process of using a second hand product to create a new output that makes sense and a good use of it by using our creativity whereas art is a form of using our imagination and creativity to create an object with a hidden or direct message to the public or the viewers […]

The Dangers of Gas Hydrates

Gas hydrates have a crystalline form and resemble ice. Gases are typically trapped within the hydrates, which can be found inside of permafrost or in sediments below the seafloor. The most common gas trapped inside of the hydrates (or clathrates) is methane. They are usually formed in cold, high pressure areas and have a compact […]

Top Ways To Reduce Waste For Greener Living

Nowadays, people are constantly looking for ways to reduce waste and promote a greener way of living. If you’ve been feeling passionate about going green, but don’t really know how to, then check out the following tips on how to reduce waste for greener living: Opt for Reusable Containers If you’re the type that packs […]

Rooftop Agriculture in Gaza

Gaza Strip is marked by highly limited area of land and rapid population growth. Gaza is one of the most densely populated places on earth, with 4,742 inhabitants per square kilometre. In 2005, the population of Gaza Strip was estimated to be 1.39 million which has risen to around 1.85 million by the end of 2015. […]

Heat Impacts of Climate Change

2016 was the hottest year in world’s history. The strong El Niño marched forward in 2016, raising the possibility that 2017 will again set a global temperature record. The El Niño pattern is also disturbing the circulation of the atmosphere, contributing to worldwide weather extremes that may include a drought in many countries, threatening the […]

Making Sense of Sustainability

Sustainability is a buzzword that people associate to in many ways. For some it is a state of self-actualisation, a fashion statement for few, some do it for regulatory purposes; whereas very few understand that it is key to survival. The capitalist world has been running a race to doomsday, and the day is not […]

Recycling of Fluorescent Lamps

An analysis of the lighting industry shows a trend shifting from the usage of incandescent bulbs to fluorescent bulbs (also known as Compact Fluorescent Lamp or CFL). Incandescent bulbs use more fossil fuel energy, are more costly and are less effective than fluorescent bulbs, in the amount of artificial light they produce as fluorescents produce […]

Rooftop Gardens: Catalyst for Green Cities

  Rooftop gardens, also known as green roofs, are vegetative green layer grown on a rooftop of buildings providing greenery, useful products, shade, acoustic benefits as well as remove heat from the air through evapotranspiration, reducing temperatures of the roof surface and the surrounding air. On hot and humid summer days, the surface temperature of […]

History and Future of Electric Aircrafts

Electrically-powered aircraft is an interesting concept, having a long history and a bright future. Such aircrafts are able to carry people relatively long distances, without burning any fossil fuel, and they are able to do so silently. These types of aircraft can be powered by batteries, and there have been several designs that are able […]

Ad Lansink and the Making of Waste Hierarchy

How are ladders, the Royal Dutch Football Association and the Christian concept of humanity’s stewardship of the planet connected with the creation of one of waste management’s best explanatory tools? The answer can be found in the life story of Ad Lansink. You may not have heard of him – he is little known outside […]

A Chat with Paper Bag Boy

Abdul Muqeet, also known as the Paper Bag Boy, has risen from being just another ordinary boy to an extraordinary environmentalist spearheading the fight against climate change in United Arab Emirates. Ten-year old Abdul Muqeet has demonstrated remarkable commitment to saving the environment and has won numerous awards including the prestigious Abu Dhabi Award. Here he […]

Management of Electronic Wastes

Electronic waste (or e-waste) is the fastest growing waste stream, and its disposal is a major environmental concern in all parts of the world, especially developing countries. More than 50 million tons of e-waste is generated every year with major fraction finding its way to landfills and dumpsites. In rich countries, e-waste comprises as much […]