Myths and Truth about Eco-Friendly Epoxy Floors

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It turns out that among the general public there is indeed such a fear, which is why many people refuse to make such a beautiful flooring at home. But in fact, among all the reactive plastic resins that we breathe every day (you just need to leave home), epoxy resins are the most harmless. In […]

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 […]

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 […]

Upciclo: India’s First Marketplace for Sustainable Living

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Some do it because it is a trend, some do it because they don’t want to be left behind, some do it because their friends did it. Whatever your reason, going green is a better choice and it is now and always will be! A Bengaluru, India-based enviro-citizen, a Mom to a bouncy 8-year old […]

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 […]

Top 6 Benefits of Renewable Energy

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Renewable energy is defined as the type of energy which is derived from the imperishable resources of nature. Whenever thinking of renewable energy, most of the people think about solar and wind as they are quite popular. But in addition to that renewable energy resources also include the following: Hydrogen Geothermal energy Tidal energy Biomass […]

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 […]

How to Use the Miracle Plant Called Bamboo?

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Living sustainably brings many challenges nowadays. Aside from trying to find what to eat, how to sort out your garbage and what cosmetics to use, you also need to pay attention to the clothes you’re going to wear. You also need to look for the fabrics that feel comfortable and also look good. As some […]

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 […]

How to Make Your Relocation an Eco-friendly Exercise?

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Carting stuff around while moving may mean expending lots of fuel and emitting many pollutants. Moving all your stuff can also cause a lot of clutter if you are not too careful while moving. It may hence be quite inherently unfriendly for the environment. Relocation is challenging task that drains you of your energies, and […]

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 […]

Energy Sector in Egypt

Energy Sector in Egypt

While many countries across the world are grappling with the twin problems of a growing population and an ever-increasing demand for energy, nowhere is this more acute than in Egypt, one of the most populous nations on the African continent. If business requires a strong financial backdrop and first class business banking services in order […]

How to Double Your Car’s Fuel Economy

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Are you getting fed up with keep pulling to a petrol station? Are you scared to get on your automobile because of fuel expenses? Do you want to help the environment by running your auto efficiently? Reducing fuel consumption is easier than you think. The best part of it is that when you discover the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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), […]

How To Be An Eco-Friendly Camper

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No matter how much eco-camping experience you have, recent information about campers, camper vans, trailers, and RVs can be enticing. If you’re ready to see more of the country, get among the trees, and beat the summer heat, it may be time to get on the road. Here are few essential tips to be an […]

An Easy Guide to Shale Gas

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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 utility bills? Is it ethical and sustainable? Let us look at exactly what […]

How to Maintain Your Electric Scooter?

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Finding it a hassle to come all the way down just to fix a minor problem? Here is what you can do. Below is a list of maintenance tips where you can better maintain your scooter and also do a little bit of hands on and try fixing the scooter yourself. When discussion comes on […]

IoT Technology Making Inroads in Construction Industry

The term Internet of Things (IoT) means that any device with particular sensors and technology attached to them can communicate with a larger group of similar devices through an Internet connection. These sensors will play a vital part in the future of our society because individual devices will allow construction industry leaders to have sensors […]

Trash Can for Diapers

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Diaper pails – many don’t even know that there are special pails for baby diapers. Until you wind up the child for the first time and realize that you want to dispose of the used diaper as quickly as possible, if only because of the smell. In fact, choosing a high quality baby nappy bin is extremely important if the nappies are not […]

What are the Benefits of Engineered Wood Flooring?

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Engineered wood flooring looks just like solid wood, but underneath it’s a different story. There are many features of this type of flooring that make it a much better choice if you’re looking to update your home. It is environmentally-friendly and super sturdy, and doesn’t suffer with some of the drawbacks of a hardwood floor. […]

Solar Power in Hawaii: The Push for a Practical Paradise

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For the longest time now, Hawaii has been one of the most robust markets for solar panel installations in the US. Hawaiian residents have reason to turn to solar power as enthusiastically as they have – electricity in Hawaii comes from burning expensive imported oil. At 42 cents a kWh, it costs three times as […]

Role of Waste-to-Energy in Waste Management

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The rapid increase in population coupled with changing lifestyle and consumption patterns is leading to an exponential increase in global waste generation. Ironically, most of the wastes are dumped in open fields, along highways or burnt wantonly. Waste-to-energy is increasingly getting acceptance as an integral component of solid waste management hierarchy. What is Waste-to-Energy Waste-to-Energy […]

Renewable Energy Potential in India

Renewable energy is growing rapidly in India. The Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) estimates that there is a potential of around 90,000 MW for power generation from different renewable energy sources in the country, including 48,561 MW of wind power, 14,294 MW of small hydro power and 26,367 MW of biomass. In […]

How To Choose A Heating Oil Provider

Christmas and the New Year might be over, but the winter is just settling in. In fact, there are many months of cold weather ahead. This is especially true if you are located in the North. In the next few months, your heating system will be working overtime to get your home sufficiently warm. Maybe […]

Woody Biomass as a Source of Renewable Energy

A wide range of woody biomass resources are available for conversion into renewable energy in natural forests, rural areas and cities. There are many ways to generate electricity from woody biomass using thermochemical pathway, including directly-fired or conventional steam approach, co-firing, pyrolysis and gasification. Direct Firing Most of the woody biomass-to-energy plants use direct-fired system […]

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 […]

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 […]

What is Materials Recovery Facility

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A materials recovery facility is a recycling facility which accepts materials, whether source separated or mixed, and separates, processes and stores them for later use as raw materials for remanufacturing and reprocessing. The main function of a material recovery facility (or MRF) is to maximize the quantity of recyclables processed, while producing materials that will […]

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 […]

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, such […]

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 […]

7 Ways to Make a Loft Clearance Easy

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Thinking about finally clearing out your loft? Well these handy tips will help make the process as easy as possible: 1: Give Yourself Enough Time While we might be able to clear out a bedroom or spare room in a few hours, when it comes to your loft you might need to dedicate more time. […]

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 […]

6 Fun DIY Gadget Projects for Beginners

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There’s nothing quite so fun as DIY gadget projects, and beginner-level projects are fun for everyone. You can make these DIY gadget projects using simple items and supplies. The knowledge you will need is relatively basic as well. A big part of the fun with DIY gadget projects is making them. The more you create, […]

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 […]

5 Items That You Need to Keep a Clean Air Quality in Your Home

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One of the general challenges of a home is to have unrestricted access to clean and fresh air. An essential element that makes this challenge difficult to overcome is the ever-increasing rate of air pollution, a major problem in most cities. Continual exposure to polluted air can result in a lack of focus, stress, sicknesses, […]

Can Agriculture Be A Success Story For Singapore?

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Lately many people seem to be wondering if agricultural development could succeed in Singapore. Kenny Eng, the president of the Kranji Countryside Association, seems to think so suggesting that the farms in Singapore should be valued for more than the economic productive capabilities that they possess. The question is why agriculture couldn’t be a success? […]

What are Hoop Houses

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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 […]

The Art of Recycling

When an artist transcends the strictures of logic and blends his imagination with reality, he creates truly inspirational and harmonious works of art. By following that same path, I attempt to restructure our perception of the world around us and, through my innovative approach, I will show how recycling can become Art!   This time, […]

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 […]

Guide to Skip Hire for Homeowners

Skip hire is ideal for the disposal of waste from small home renovations such as the installation of new flooring, a kitchen refurbishment or an upstairs clear-out. Yet, while a skip is the most practical way to manage your waste, you also need to be practical about the type and size of skip you choose. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Unending Benefits of a Cool Roof

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So you’ve decided that you want to be environmentally friendly and install an energy efficient roof on top of your home, one that will not only save on your heating and cooling bills, but will also allow you to help Mother Earth. You have many options to explore in the energy efficient/green realm, which can […]

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 […]

The Promise of Biobutanol

The major technical and commercial limitations of existing biofuels has catalyzed the development of advanced biofuels such as cellulosic ethanol, biobutanol and mixed alcohols. Biobutanol is generating good deal of interest as a potential green alternative to petroleum fuels. It is increasingly being considered as a superior automobile fuel in comparison to bioethanol as its […]

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 […]

7 Effective Ways to Make Your Business More Sustainable

As a responsible business owner, turning your entrepreneurship green is one of the best things you can do for your brand, employees, and our planet. Of course, sustainability might sound scary and difficult at first, but you don’t have to push yourself to make every single change possible at once. Check out the following sustainable […]

Introduction to Vermicompost

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Vermicomposting is a type of composting in which certain species of earthworms are used to enhance the process of organic waste conversion and produce a better end-product. Vermicomposting is a mesophilic process utilizing microorganisms and earthworms. Earthworms feeds the organic waste materials and passes it through their digestive system and gives out in a granular […]

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 […]

The Dos And Don’ts Of Supporting Green Businesses

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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 […]

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 […]

Five Amazing Benefits of a Solar-Powered Home

Believe it or not, there are several compelling arguments to living in a solar-powered home. While the initial investment may seem high, you’re going to be saving big over the coming months and years as those energy bills dip to the lowest numbers you’ve ever seen in your life. 1. Save Money Immediately By going […]

Business, Customers and Going Green

In the contemporary business landscape, green businesses, also known as sustainable businesses, are defined as organizations with minimal negative impact on community, society, economy or environment. The most important initiative of green oriented businesses is to decrease or completely eliminate environmental harm caused by production and consumption of their products. Usually, green businesses have progressive […]

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 […]

8 Benefits of an Eco-Friendly House

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The world all around you is going eco-friendly. The term may befuddle you at first and make you question how the houses you’re currently living in could be dangerous for the environment. The answer lies in one word: energy. Everything you use and see is somehow a form of energy. The main objective of an […]

Benchmarking for Building Energy and Water Efficiency

Buildings in the U.S. are responsible for about 40% of the country’s energy consumption. As a result, there has been a concerted effort to cut down on energy and water usage in buildings. But improving a building’s energy performance doesn’t just happen overnight. It takes commitment and requires clear objectives and suitable resources to assist […]

7 Most Common Recycling Mistakes

There’s no denying it, if we want to help save our climate we need to recycle more. The problem is, with so many of us committing common recycling mistakes, we might just be doing more harm than good. So, to make sure you’re doing the best that you can for the planet, here at Kwik […]

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 […]

Integration of Solar Energy in Buildings

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Application of solar energy systems in building design saves money and conserves energy, in addition to attractive architectural designs and improving environmental conditions surrounding the building. Passive solar technologies and PV systems can be effectively used making a building sustainable. Passive Solar Design Passive solar technologies directly take advantage of the sun’s light and heat […]

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 […]

Water Security for Refugees

Since the outset of the Syrian civil war in 2011, refugee populations in the Middle East and North Africa have ballooned. Half of Syria has been uprooted. More than 5.2 million Syrians have fled their home. Escaping from war torn land, refugees seek shelter in neighbouring countries like Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey. Camp shelters for […]

Top Energy Management Tips for Students

When you join college, you realize you’re responsible for your wellbeing. You can no longer turn to your parents every time you have a problem. That is why you need to figure out suitable ways to make it to the end of each semester on your own. The first thing you need to learn is […]

Ingredients of Climate Finance

One of the central elements of climate change negotiations is climate finance, sometimes also referred to as green finance. Let me quote the definition of Climate finance from the Standing Committee on Finance under the UNFCCC: “Climate finance refers to local, national or transnational financing, which may be drawn from public, private and alternative sources […]

6 Top Solutions to Cut Down Your Energy Waste

If you’re looking for a way to save money while helping the environment, reducing your energy consumption in your home or business can be an excellent place to start. There are many things that you can do to cut down on energy use, and some of these methods don’t require a lot of time, money […]

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 […]

5 Tips to Make Moving House in London a Memorable Experience

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Moving house in London may mean spending a good deal of fossil fuel, in addition to causing a lot of clutter if you are not too careful in handling your stuff. Relocation is a difficult task that consumes a lot of your energies and pile-up of unnecessary trash. If you are planning to move home […]

Can Families Really Save Both Money and Energy

Green energy technologies have brought many improvements and opened up numerous possibilities, enabling small businesses and households to generate their own power and even make profit, all the while preserving the environment. But just like all other technologies, they too have their drawbacks. Green energy technologies rely on generating electricity using renewable resources, such as […]

Clean Energy from Food Wastes

The waste management hierarchy suggests that reduce, reuse and recycling should always be given preference in a typical waste management system. However, these options cannot be applied uniformly for all kinds of wastes. For examples, organic waste is quite difficult to deal with using the conventional 3R strategy. Of the different types of organic wastes […]

5 Features to Look For in Energy-Efficient Windows

When it comes to buying new windows, there’s a lot to consider. As an energy-conscious homeowner, selecting the right windows is crucial. But with so many window choices available, one could be forgiven for not knowing what exactly to look for. If you’re in the market for new windows, there are five features to consider […]

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 […]

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 […]

Methodology of Composting

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The methodology of composting can be categorized into three major segments—anaerobic composting, aerobic composting, and vermicomposting. In anaerobic composting, the organic matter is decomposed in the absence of air. Organic matter may be collected in pits and covered with a thick layer of soil and left undisturbed six to eight months. The compost so formed may […]

Biomass Energy Resources in Malaysia

Malaysia is gifted with conventional energy resources such as oil and gas as well as renewables like hydro, biomass and solar energy. Malaysia’s commercial demand for energy is projected to continue its upward trend, from 1,244 PetaJoule (PJ) in 2000 to an estimated 2,218 PJ in 2010. This consumption growth is mainly driven by industrialisation. […]