Why You Should Use Steel In Your Home’s Interior Design?

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Perhaps, you’re thinking about using steel for your home’s interior design. But, you might be on the fence about using this material as part of your interior décor. If so, consider reading the rest of this article to know the different reasons why you should use steel in your home. 1. Trendy If you look […]

It’s Official: Going Grocery Shopping Isn’t Complete Without a Tote Bag

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The most activity people are getting to do during the COVID era is going grocery shopping. It has always been an enjoyable experience for a lot of people, but when the threat of coronavirus sprung on everyone, this weekly activity has taken on a new meaning. What was fun became a matter of survival, a […]

Sustainable Ways to Stand Out as an Establishment

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The movement toward sustainability has permeated all markets at this point, with green buildings and elements becoming essential norms in both the commercial and residential sectors of society. These days, it’s simply a necessity for any business to incorporate. That said, it is still the nature of the business to need continuous ways to stand […]

Aiming for Zero Waste in Your Daily Routines

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It is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the world badly. Jobs were lost, commerce was limited, so many people have lost their lives. But if we look at it from another perspective, there had been positive outcomes. We can’t say that it balances the negative because they are different concerns. One positive outcome […]

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 […]

Why Having Strong CSR Credentials is Important for Businesses

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Corporate Social Responsibility 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 care […]

Easy Ways to Recycle

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If you want to reduce your carbon footprint in a way that can instantly benefit our planet, you should look into recycling. Thanks to increased awareness, we’re now recycling more than ever. If you’re wondering why and how to recycle, this article is for you. Why you should recycle Recycling is so important because of […]

A Glance at Top 10 Eco-Friendly School Projects

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As a responsible citizen, student or parent, it is your duty to do all you can within your power to protect the environment. And what is the most popular way to get your voices heard than your school? As a student, it is highly likely that eco-friendly school projects, which can also be classified as […]

Here’s How Nike Embraced Sustainability Through Innovation

It is not easy for an international brand, like Nike, to cater to its customers. It must come up with innovations, which will not only boost its production and quality but will also assist it to play a pivotal part in environmental sustainability. Several organizations have failed to achieve this feat, while others have improved […]

Break Free from Fossil Fuels

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“Not in my back yard” a well known metaphor that explains the human actions, people were extremely happy when fossil fuels were found, the thought that their problems are finally going to be solved, not knowing the adverse effect of this discovery, and no one had questioned about the future. Probably now, while you are […]

7 Eco-Friendly Gadgets You Should Have in Your Bag

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Have you thought much about how you’ve been living your life in terms of your impact to the environment? When so many people have started living a more eco-friendly lifestyle, perhaps you should do so too. It’s more than just joining a trend; it’s about becoming a more responsible citizen to the planet you live […]

An Easy Guide to Building Eco-Friendly Homes in Australia

In response to international initiatives to combat pollution and climate change, increasing amounts of people are seeking to reduce their carbon foot print by building eco-friendly, environmentally sustainable homes. But building a new home can be a daunting task for even the most experienced homeowner, and building one that is truly environmentally friendly can be […]

Ways In Which Businesses Are Becoming Greener

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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 […]

5 Fantastically Green Cities Around the World

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There are a number of criteria that are used to judge how green a city is. Whether it’s by energy consumption and GHG emissions, transportation methods and green spaces or planning and sustainable buildings, it is difficult to balance the population’s current needs with those required for future generations. Making real inroads into achieving this […]

The Importance of Teaching Your Children About Sustainability

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As our society continues to place a larger and larger burden on the environment, incorporating sustainable living practices in our daily lives becomes more important. In addition to placing a personal emphasis on sustainability, it is important to share this concept with your children. Importance of Sustainability Many of these resources provided by Earth like […]

Plastic Buildup in Our Oceans

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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 […]

Financial Aspects of CDM Projects

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The primary goals of CDM projects are to promote sustainable development in developing countries and to allow industrialized countries to earn emissions credits from their investments in emission-reducing projects in developing countries. Any CDM project requires a tremendous amount of administrative work which makes carbon finance a complicated undertaking. A wide array of transaction costs associated […]

8 Things You Can Do To Help The Environment Now

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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. 1. Don’t recycle everything We’re always told to recycle everything we can – but the truth is, over-zealous recycling […]

Making A Cleaner Impact: Moral Business Methods

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We’re living in uncertain times. Given the political and economical state of the world, it’s becoming trickier and trickier for businesses to separate right from wrong. There are so many rings through which you must jump and so many policies with which you must keep up to date. Of course, it’s becoming clearer and clearer […]

Why You Should Not Use Plastic Bags?

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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 […]

An Introduction to Environmental CSR

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Environmental CSR is the duty to cover environmental consequences of a particular company’s operations, products and facilities. The major components of environmental CSR are elimination of waste and emissions, maximizing energy efficiency and productivity and minimizing practices that may adversely affect utilization of natural resources by coming generations. Sustainability and carbon footprint occupies an increasingly […]

How LEDs are Transforming Illumination

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LED stands for light-emitting diode. LED products produce light that is 90% more efficient than ordinary light bulbs. They work on a very simple principle; the electrical current passes through a microchip, resulting in illumination of light sources called LEDs. The lifespan of LED lighting products is different from that of incandescent light and CFL. […]

Gaining Ground on Air and Water Quality Improvements

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Air and water quality are important aspects of both our environmental and our personal health. In the United States alone, poor air causes an estimated 60,000 deaths per year, while water pollution continues to be a significant and costly problem for communities like Flint, Michigan. Awareness of the importance of air and water quality has […]

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 […]

Climate Change Impacts on Palestinian Women

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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 […]

How Design is Making the World More Sustainable

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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 […]

Seagrass: An Important Factor in Climate Change Mitigation

Seagrass, an aquatic plant, which is found on the seabed floor in shallow waters, is able to store carbon 35 times faster than tropical rainforests!!. But the bad news is that seagrass is seriously threatened by polluted waters and poor marine practices. Yet it is a critical ecosystem that provides ideal breeding grounds for small […]

5 Ways To Be Eco-Friendly While Kayaking

Kayaking is already an eco-friendly way to enjoy the outdoors. Kayaks are propelled by man-power rather than engines, they do not emit any gases that are harmful to the environment. But there are always ways to make an already eco-friendly activity, like kayaking, even less harmful to the environment. So next time you’re planning a […]

Why 1.5 Degrees Matters for the Developing World

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

Environmental Impacts of Fracking

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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 […]

Importance of Sustainable Energy for Singapore

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We are continuously hearing statements from people that Singapore should invest consistently in sustainable development. It should because this is the sole way to ensure dynamic growth and create an environment that is livable in the future. Although these statements are true, the expert team at “Visa Express” – Singapore visa consultant agency conducted research […]

Why Should You Buy Local Rather Than Imported?

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Many time I heard from my mom that it’s better to buy local goods rather than imported. And now together with you I’ll try to find the reasons why and prove it to myself. Price The local goods mostly will be cheaper because the manufacturer will not spend money for transportation and will not include […]

COP24: Expectations, Hopes and People’s Demands

The world will gather during 3 – 14 December 2018 in the beautiful Polish city of Katowice to discuss climate change at COP24. COP refers to the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Last year, at COP23, the dialogue was renamed Talanoa Dialogue. The goal remains the […]

An Introduction to Greenhouse Gases

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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 […]

How Paper, Metal, Wood And Glass Are Recycled?

There are various guidelines that need to be understood when it comes to recycling. Rubbish removal companies carry out several methods of recycling to ensure that the environment remains clean. Various procedures for recycling paper, cardboard, metal, wood, and glass wastes are carried out systematically to provide solutions for the reduction of wastes. A proper […]

Rooftop Gardens: Catalyst for Green Cities

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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 evapo-transpiration, reducing temperatures of the roof surface and the surrounding air. On hot and humid summer days, the surface temperature of a […]

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 main sources of oil raw sludge are: Oil polluted priming coats of sectional and other industrial slots. Priming coats soaked with oil after oil pipeline accidents. Ground precipitation in oil-collecting reservoirs. Hard or liquid wastes from oil-processing oil-chemical […]

India’s Carbon Emissions Fall for the First Time in 40 Years

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India’s carbon emission data analysis undertaken by Carbon Brief and re-released by the BBC (May 12, 2020) date from 1967 to the first quarter of the year 2020, show a tend trend of a steady rising increase in carbon emissions (MtCO2). The figures start out very low, (less than 10MtCO2) reaching 30 million tonnes by […]

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 […]

The Growth of the CBD industry Can Help the Environment

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The CBD industry has skyrocketed into the stratosphere in the last year. While most of us are familiar with its potential benefits, is there an unspoken cost associated with the growth of the Cannabidiol industry in the environment or is it a tool for future cleantech? But first, let’s recap quickly for those of you […]

6 Surprisingly “Green” Facts About Porta Potties

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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 […]

Global Warming and the Common Man

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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 […]

5 Ways to Improve Environmental Management Systems

Environmental management systems play a key role in helping organisations manage their environmental impacts and implement improvements to reduce detrimental consequences that their activities may have. An environmental management system is a set of policies, procedures, registers, lists and other documents and tools that establish how a business functions with regards to environmental management within […]

Interfaith Dialogue at Cairo Climate Talks

“Pollution and global warming pose an even greater threat than war,” stated Egypt’s German Ambassador H.E. Julius Georg Luy, as he opened the 41st round of Cairo Climate Talks on June 27, 2016. “And,” he added, “the fight to preserve the environment could be the most positive way of bringing humanity together.” Expressing a heartfelt […]

Hybrid versus Diesel Engines: A Comparison for New Car Buyers

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When purchasing a new automobile, consumers often have questions regarding fuel-efficiency of diesel engines and hybrid engines. However, there are many factors that must be taken into account when making the hybrid versus diesel comparison. It is frequently surprising for some people to learn that the differences between diesels and hybrids often make one vehicle […]

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 […]

Towards a Green New Year

With the advent of the New Year, we always plan what main tasks we will be doing this year and what we will try to achieve. While main thrust of New Year resolutions are on education, health, experience, finances, housing, travel, holiday, love and entertainment but a main aspect we should be targeting is ‘protecting the […]

Everything You Need to Know About Carbon Offsetting Your Flights

In 2017 alone, airlines in the United States carried more passengers than ever before — a whopping 849.3 million travelers. Though flying is more popular than ever, there is a problem. Passengers who fly frequently are increasing their carbon footprint. Flying takes a lot of manpower and fuel, and isn’t great for the environment. You […]

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 […]

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 […]

Artificial Intelligence: An Effective Tool for Environment Protection

Artificial intelligence or AI (also known as machine intelligence) is the process of making a machine behave like a human. Artificial intelligence has swiftly emerged as an effective tool for environment protection and conservation of natural resources. Installation of smart grids in cities can utilize AI to regulate and control the power consumption. The emergence […]

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 […]

Different Types of Industrial Dust Collectors

There are so many industrial dust collectors out there, and choosing the best one for your company can be difficult, especially if you don’t know much about them. If you’re one of them, then you’ve come to the right place. An industrial dust collector is a system that helps enhance the quality of air released […]

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 […]

10 Ways You Can Conserve Freshwater and Reduce Water Wastage

In many countries, people struggle to access clean water for drinking. As such, governments and organizations across the world are increasingly aware of environmental conservation efforts focusing on saving freshwater supplies. In effect, many people and countries are trying to minimize water used in homes and are looking for ways to utilize a readily renewable […]

Planting Trees Has Never Been This Easier!

Global warming was a new word to me when I was in 6th grade. Astonishing with the consequences, I asked my science teacher, “if we students of our school could plant trees?”. The idea was to plant around 500 trees. Unfortunately, the response came anomaly. Indeed, it was pragmatic challenge for us to get a […]

How Eco-Friendly Industries Have Publicized Their Breakthroughs

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If you want to publicize your breakthroughs in your industry, it can be difficult. After all, the world is more competitive than ever before. Plus, if you are an eco-friendly industry, you want to do it in a way that doesn’t use more resources than you need. Therefore, you need a good strategy. Here are […]

5 Eco-Friendly Ways to Remodel Your Home

Remodeling your home might be on your to-do list in 2020. But if you’re environmentally conscious then you might be wondering whether or not a remodel is good for the environment. Not to worry! Here are 5 ways you can give your home a makeover in eco-friendly fashion. 1. Replace Your Lawn One of the […]

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

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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 […]

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 […]

Dealing with Mercury Spill

Mercury finds widespread use in medical devices, industrial instruments, lighting etc. The most common applications are in high-pressure sodium lamps and fluorescent bulbs, thermostats, spent batteries, sphygmomanometers, thermometers and dental amalgams. More mercury going to landfills The amount of mercury going into landfills is increasing every year because of the growing use of mercury-based healthcare, […]

What Are the Benefits of Biomethane to the Environment?

The planet is already suffering because of questionable environmental practices. It is becoming increasingly necessary to find sustainable solutions to save the earth. One of the solutions comes in the form of alternative energy sources. Biomethane is counted among the few alternatives of energy sources. This is because it is both renewable and eco-friendly. While […]

Promoting Environmental Awareness through Environmental Media: A Project in Palestine

Palestine has a full membership in the UNFCCC and has recently signed Paris Agreement on climate change along with many other countries. This requires Palestine and its Environmental Quality Authority (EQA) to implement the agreements and conventions of UNFCCC on climate change and other environmental issues. In the coming few years, Palestine needs support to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Solar Power Breaking New Grounds in Palestine

The largest solar power project in Palestine will be launched in the next few days. This project is part of the Noor Palestine Program which is designed and implemented by the Palestine Investment Fund (PIF). Msader for Energy Systems Co., the largest Palestinian company established in 2010  and one of leading and specialized companies in […]

The Truth About Softened Water and Your Health

For some time now it was reported many times over that having hard water is a bad thing due to having minerals such as calcium and magnesium, but it seems softened water isn’t as beneficial as we thought it was. Hard water gets the short end of the stick because of the minerals that it […]

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 […]

OneLessStraw Pledge Campaign

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In October of 2016, One More Generation founders Olivia (14) and her brother Carter (15.5) launched their global OneLessStraw Pledge Campaign in an effort to help clean up our environment and educate people on the harms of using single use plastic straws. Some interesting facts: Did you know that in America, we are using an […]

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 […]

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

I am currently working towards Sustainable Development Goal 14 – Conserve and judiciously 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 […]

An Introduction to Asbestosis

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You may have heard about asbestos and the issues surrounding this substance, but you probably haven’t heard of asbestosis, this is the reason why here at Croft Environmental we are eager to make sure we offer the best asbestos removal services possible. In this article, you’ll learn everything that you need to know about asbestosis […]

Lebanon Climate Act

Lebanon Climate Act is being organized in line with its INDC, country’s climate change engagement at COP21. Lebanon’s INDC is the Intended Nationally Determined Contribution where Lebanon has publicly outlined what climate actions it intends to take under a new international agreement by 2030, and has mainly set a target of 15% CO2 emissions reduction […]

3 Ways to Make Your Office Eco-Friendly

One of the latest terms in office procedures and office setup is “Eco-friendly.” That broad term refers to items, practices, procedures and standards that do not harm the environment. It applies to everything from printer paper to cloud computing. What Eco-Friendly Really Means While people use the term to loosely refer to products contributing to […]

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 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 […]

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. […]

5 Effective Ways to Make Logistics Sustainable

The modern supply chain is an intricate and nuanced business process that involves numerous key actors, and of course, requires mounds of resources in order to function efficiently and effectively. For those key actors, that is. As for the environment, or the individual logistics businesses involved in the process, the costs can be sky-high. From […]

Significance of Solid Waste Management

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Some countries have achieved considerable success in solid waste management. But the rest of the world is grappling to deal with its wastes. In these places, improper management of solid waste continues to impact public health of entire communities and cities; pollute local water, air and land resources; contribute to climate change and ocean plastic […]

Top Environmental Agreements of the 20th Century

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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 […]

Waging Eco-Jihad for a Sustainable Future

There is an inseparable relation between the environment and our soul. Islamic teachings offer a completely integrated view of the Universe where human souls and the environment are all part of one living, conscious whole. The Holy Quran exhorts us to live a balanced, moderate and sustainable life without causing any harm to the Earth. […]

Why You Should Choose Cheap Rubbish Removals

There are several options when it comes to getting rid of wastes; a cheap London rubbish removal service can make the decision much easier. Children’s toys, old furniture, broken home appliances – the list of waste that builds up over time is endless. It can be frustrating when there are mountains of unwanted things lying […]

5 Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint at Home

Climate change is moving from scientific theory to everyday fact. Global warming effects are beginning to filter down to the average person’s day-to-day experiences. Record heat waves are hitting the U.S. Larger forest fires are burning entire cities. Historic flooding events are inundating coastal areas. Hurricanes are getting more frequent and destructive. Climate change is […]

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 […]

7 Ways to Gain Greater Appreciation for Mother Earth

It’s easy to feel disconnected from nature—our busy modern lives mean we live much of it indoors in front of screens, even if we have better intentions. But there are lots of ways that we can help ourselves and our children gain a greater appreciation for Mother Earth. Watch a documentary You’re already in front of […]

Protecting Rainforests

Rising levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere have been linked to climate change. Rainforests are part of the solution to climate change because they remove 4.4 billion tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere every year. With the destruction of large sections of the rainforest to make way for cattle ranching, agriculture, logging or […]

Food Waste Management Scenario

Food waste is an untapped energy source that mostly ends up rotting in landfills, thereby releasing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Food waste is difficult to treat or recycle since it contains high levels of sodium salt and moisture, and is mixed with other waste during collection. Major generators of food wastes include hotels, restaurants, […]

Importance of Recycling in the Case of Battery Energy Storage

In this day and age, batteries are a common household item. The AA, C and D batteries help power laptops, portable audio equipment, electronic toys and games, remote controls, and several other gadgets. But, what happens when a cell in one of your devices dies?  Do you toss it in your trash can? If dead […]

Why Are Butterflies Important for the Environment?

Butterflies are largely known for their extraordinary beauty and unique transformations. However, did you know that they are also a very important part of our environment? You could argue that butterflies are just as important to our environment as bumble bees. Unfortunately, a lot of butterflies are under threat of extinction. So, what would happen […]

Little Eco-Hero from Abu Dhabi

Abdul Muqeet, also known as the Paper Bag Boy, has risen from being just another ordinary student to an extra-ordinary environmentalist. At just ten years old, Abdul Muqeet has demonstrated his commitment to saving the environment in United Arab Emirates and elsewhere. Inspired by the 2010 campaign “UAE Free of Plastic Bags”, Abdul Muqeet, a student […]

Anatomy of a Recycling Facility

We separate recyclables from trash. We take our containers out to the curb on collection day. Trucks empty them and drive off. We retrieve the containers until the next collection day. Did you ever wonder what happens next? To find out, I toured the recycling facility in Greensboro, North Carolina and interviewed the city’s recycling […]

Ecotourism Attractions in America That You Can Visit Today

People spend more time on things that benefit them, right? After all, that’s the basic law of a market economy. And ecotourism is a lot like that, too. Namely, everybody benefits. That’s because the tourist has a wonderful time. And the business gains a healthy profit. Also, the local population benefits from fair business practices. […]

10 Ways That Magnify Importance of Shredding

Written evidence is as important today as it was 100 years ago, but what to do with all the files and documents when they are no longer needed. You know these papers hold confidential and private information, hence you can’t just throw them away. ‘Paper shredding’ could be a great choice for all sorts of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Chasing Green in India

A consumer survey on people’s perceptions of green brands and corporate social responsibility shows that 64% of Indian consumers plan to spend more on green products. More importantly, nearly 48 % of Indian consumers said they were willing to spend over 10% more on a product simply because it is green. By defying what the consumer […]

5 Effective Ways to Raise Cleantech Awareness Via Video

Video can help create even more cleantech awareness in more ways than one. For one, it could be used to (fore)warn humans about the nuisance and dangers of uninhibited tech pollution, including the environmental and economic impacts/costs. According to recent 2018 reports, a whopping $460 billion is needed per year for the next 12 years […]

6 Ways Climate Change is Affecting Outdoor Recreation

When it comes to the importance of climate change, we often give little attention to how it impacts our recreational time. How will the effects of global warming change what we do outdoors.? While the impacts of climate change on outdoor recreation are less pressing than others — such as property damage and food shortages […]

Climate Change Contrarians – A Compendium

Everyone is concerned about global warming and climate change, one of today’s hottest topics. Just looking up these terms in any search engine will turn millions of results. It is a topic growing in importance and it is the duty of every global citizen to understand this phenomenon. There is a consensus among 97% of […]

This Is How We Make Healthcare More Sustainable

These days, we all know just how important it is to try and lead eco-friendly and green lives. There have been countless campaigns ran by various organizations to try and persuade families to choose the environmentally friendly options. You know the kinds of things that help us lead eco-friendly lives; things such as choosing an […]

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. […]