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 […]

Top Ways to Reduce Wastewater Generation

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Freshwater is one of the most precious resources on earth. Everyone can take benefit from its preservation. There are many ways in which we can reduce its wastage. There are many inefficiencies that we need to overcome to ensure that we intelligently use this rare source of life. Wastewater generation is increasing at an astonishing […]

Sustainable Business Ideas for Green Entrepreneurs

Today ecology is a movement and also a great business. Recent studies have shown that investing in the environmental market has a lot of potential for the green economy of the future. The use of sustainable energy is growing and both entrepreneurs and consumers are generating greater demand in the increase of the product therefore […]

5 Ways to Reduce the Carbon Footprint of Your Business

Reducing your carbon footprint is not something that is only beneficial for the environment, but is also something that is incredibly useful when improving the overall efficiency of a business. Companies all over the world are looking to become more sustainable and more environmentally friendly with all that they do, especially when trying to make […]

How Going Green Will Boost Your Business In More Ways Than One

As our society embraces a deeper concern for the environment, more businesses are being called upon to grow green. Either through government regulations, or through consumer pressure, businesses are urged to make eco-friendly changes to the way they operate. While this is often seen as a hindrance by business owners, there are actually many benefits […]

Water Woes in MENA Countries

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is the most water scarce region of the world. The region is home to 6.3 percent of world’s population but has access to measly 1.4 percent of the world’s renewable fresh water. The average water availability per person in other geographical regions is about 7,000 m3/year, whereas […]

How to Enjoy a Sustainable Lifestyle Despite a Busy Schedule

Most of the people these days don’t even bother asking themselves the question, am I really satisfied with all what I am doing for making money? People are so preoccupied with their work schedules that, they often forget there are a lot more things out there to do than just making money. Being a money […]

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 […]

How a Career in AI Helps to Study and Research in Climate Change

Climate change has a direct impact on the agrarian societies, the frequency of natural disasters and the overall ecology of the planet. Using artificial intelligence, countries like Norway and India have made significant development in increasing their crop yields (30% increase in groundnut yields) and production of flexible and autonomous renewable energy grids and circuits. […]

Everything You Need to Know About Building an Eco-Friendly Home 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 […]

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 to Get Your Children to Help in Environment Protection

Climate change is a real and impactful process that may begin to drastically change our way of life in the next century.  The best way to counteract climate change is by beginning to live a more environmentally-friendly lifestyle – however, if the message is not passed on and spread, it is difficult for any victory […]

Trash Talk from Bangalore

Everything is garbage until it is segregated. However, despite a never-before crisis staring it in its face, the government doesn’t seem to have realised that there can be answers to what seem to be gigantic problems. As for the one that has pushed Bangalore and of course, surrounding villages like Mandur and Mavallipura over the […]

Top 6 Benefits of Renewable Energy

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 […]

A Glance at Top 10 Eco-Friendly School Projects

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 […]

Working For A Better World: 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 […]

Sustainable Mena: Gateway to Green Technologies, Products and Services in MENA

Goumbook is proud to present their latest project, Sustainable Mena, a unique platform dedicated to promote Sustainability and Sustainable Development in the Middle East and North Africa region. It is an online information tool that helps source green products, services and materials through its unique Green Directory. The aim is to help manufacturers, retailers and consumers […]

Why Businesses Should Recycle Waste Responsibly

Should businesses really practice waste recycling, especially responsible waste disposal? Definitely. And for two very good reasons: it’s good for the environment, and it’s great for business. Responsible waste management, then, is a win-win situation for businesses because it make the world environment-friendly and it generates more money for businesses. First, though, let’s consider what happens without […]

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 […]

Guide to Aluminium Can Recycling

The demand for aluminium products is growing steadily because of their positive contribution to modern living. Aluminium finds extensive use in air, road and sea transport; food and medicine; packaging; construction; electronics and electrical power transmission. Aluminum has a high market value and continues to provide an economic incentive to recycle it. The excellent recyclability […]

Environment Protection through Algae-Powered Innovations

Sustainability in the construction sector is a focus that needs to be made a priority in order to make a realistic transition to a low-carbon economy. Algae-powered Innovations is one such solution that can significantly benefit our environment and preserve our fast-depleting natural resources. As a source of power that is both viable and ethically […]

Quick Summary of Waste-to-Energy Processes

A wide variety of waste-to-energy processes are available for realizing the potential of waste as an energy source, ranging from very simple systems for disposing of dry waste to more complex technologies capable of dealing with large amounts of municipal and industrial waste. These methods can be broadly divided into thermal and biological processes. Some […]

5 High-Tech Ways To Make Your Home Greener

Not living in an off-the-grid house like an Earthship, for example, does not mean that you can not live the eco-friendly lifestyle. These days, there is plenty of modern green technology on the market that will make your home greener, ranging from smart lights to greener garden tools to smart thermostats and more. Most of our older […]

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 […]

Green Business and the Middle East

With growing awareness among consumers for eco-friendly products, it is becoming highly important for businesses in the Middle East to adopt and implement green strategies. It is not only the requirement of customers but also compliance to regulations and reduction in operating costs that drive the implementation of environment-friendly methods in business. Corporate social responsibility (or […]

A Glance at Energy-Efficient Home Improvements

Remodeling your house is not only an opportunity to visually enhance and improve the function of your home, it’s also a great way to reduce waste and save energy. Energy-efficient home improvements will help to increase the comfort of your home while helping to protect the environment. If you’re considering remodeling, it’s worth the time […]

Why Use Modern Planter Boxes to Enjoy Gardening

There is a recent trend of modern planter boxes especially for those who love to plant trees. If you want to enjoy gardening and try to use something new, then you can buy these boxes to plant different type of trees. You may not be familiar with these self-watering plants that are very useful to […]

How to Save Water: An Infographic

Water is everywhere. You drink it to hydrate your body. You use it to cook food and make drinks. It’s one of the most ubiquitous ingredient in the products you use—soap, moisturizer, perfume, shaving foam. If it’s not part of the ingredients, it was most likely used in the making of the product. The world […]

Back to Nature – Building Homes from Natural Materials

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Long before modern construction, before human-made materials and before manufacturing, our ancestors managed to built shelters from the natural materials surrounding them. Today, modern building mainly relies on manufactured materials to construct modern homes. But this has caused a significant adverse impact on the environment over the years. For this very reason, humankind is trying […]

A Glance at Drilling Wastes Management

Drilling waste management technologies and practices can be grouped into three major categories: minimization, recycle/reuse, and disposal. During the exploration and production of oil, huge amounts of drilling wastes are produced in the form of mud and cuttings. As per conservative estimates, around 0.37 kg of drilling wastes is generated for every barrel of oil […]

A Glance at Future Renewable Energy Systems

We have a lot of renewable energy sources in the past 50 years because of the hard work of scientists. But the problem is that these are very expensive and their productivity depends on the weather. Scientists are now trying to find out how alternate methods can be found. The source of energy that will supply […]

How to Build a Hydroponic System from Water Bottles

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In recent years, the hydroponic system is getting increasing popularity worldwide. The reason for why it has become so popular is that the same makes the plant growth effortless. Following this system, people prevent the unwanted use of soil as the plants are grown in the container consisting of water, oxygen, and other nutrients. This […]

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 spaces to areas that would otherwise be unused.  The major benefits […]

Applications of Yard Waste

One of the great things about owning or renting a detached home, or even an attached town home, is having a piece of the outdoors that you can call your own. You can lounge in the privacy of in your back yard or grow a garden of flowers or edible plants out front. However, the […]

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 […]

5 Easy Ways YOU Can Save the Planet (Yes, Really!)

The fact that climate change is an ever growing, man-made risk is shockingly still a divisive debate among the general public, with most people unable to grasp the severity of the situation and how they’re contributing to it. They don’t realize that 2016 was the hottest year recorded since 1880, that sea levels are rising […]

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 […]

Tips for a Green Relocation

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 […]

Consider These Environmental Camping Risks Before Getting Out Your Tent Poles

Camping is the reserve of the eco-conscious among us. Instead of booking into hotels which use masses of electricity, we head to campsites when we go away. It doesn’t take a genius to work out that sleeping under the stars is better for the environment. But, it would be naive to assume camping is without […]

COP21: A Message from Sudan

On Monday November 30th the COP21 commenced in Paris with a leaders’ event at Le Bourget. Each head of state carried out a speech, and statements were different in their contexts let alone the fact that some heads of state had the opportunity to speak and skipped their turn. It is maybe because they are […]

Making The Switch To An Eco Friendly Business Model

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Making the switch to an eco-friendly business model could be one of the best things you do. Not only does it make your business more attractive to people who are looking for eco-friendly businesses to work with, it will help you to save money and reduce your impact on the planet. There are all kinds […]

A Glance at Lignocellulosic Biomass

First-generation biofuels (produced primarily from food crops such as grains, sugar beet and oil seeds) are limited in their ability to achieve targets for oil-product substitution, climate change mitigation, and economic growth. Their sustainable production is under scanner, as is the possibility of creating undue competition for land and water used for food and fibre […]

Say Bye to Plastic Bags

Plastic bags have transformed people’s life in more ways than one, however its disposal has become a herculean challenge for governments, urban planners, municipalities and waste management companies. Every year the world is consuming around one trillion plastic bags and one million plastic bags per day. In the United States, 100 billion plastic bags are being […]

Business Ideas For Eco-Friendly Entrepreneurs

The environment will always be of great importance to us, hence why many entrepreneurs are now looking for green business ideas that are both beneficial to their careers yet also the planet. Many people are now taking advantage of “green” businesses in order to attract more customers and make a statement to the industry. To […]

Rubbish Clearance Could Be More Sustainable In The UK

On an average, each one of UK’s households produces one tonne of rubbish per year. Nationally, a total of 31 million tonnes of waste is produced annually. Tesco generated 46,684 tons of food waste in 2016-2017. Reliable statistics clearly reveal that Britain’s mountain of waste can fill the nation’s largest lake, Lake Windermere in just eight […]

Ultrasound-Activated Anaerobic Digestion of Sewage Sludge

Ultrasonic disintegration is a method for breakup of microbial cells to extract intracellular material. Ultrasound-activated sewage sludge disintegration could positively affect anaerobic digestion of sewage sludge at sewage treatment plants (STPs). Due to sludge disintegration, organic compounds are transferred from the sludge solids into the aqueous phase resulting in an enhanced biodegradability. Therefore disintegration of sewage […]

Green Practices for the Construction Industry

A greater public awareness of the environmental impact of the construction industry and a growing sense of protecting our natural resources are the key reasons for the clamor to raise environmental standards, regulations and best practices in the industry. Because of this, companies involved in any type of construction, whether it is for a home, […]

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 […]

Ultimate Ideas for Effective Recycling of Construction Wastes

A sustainable construction waste management strategy includes a range of comprehensive strategies such as reduce, reuse and recycling. Effective waste management strategies require source segregation of all wastes generated during the construction.  You can find a variety of wastes on the construction sites. For categorization, there are basically four types of construction wastes: Excavated material- This […]

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 […]

Impacts of Imperiled Shark Populations

Shark species are increasingly becoming threatened because of commercial and recreational fishing pressures, the impact of non-shark fisheries on the seabed and shark prey species, and other habitat alterations such as damage and loss from coastal development and marine pollution. Rising demands for shark products has increased pressure on shark fisheries, but little monitoring or management occurs […]

Sea Turtles in Southeast Alaska

It is uncommon for sea turtles to range north of Oregon, but their appearance in Alaskan waters occurs often enough that they can’t be considered accidental visitors. Just how common an occurrence are sea turtles in Alaska? Between 1960 and 20017, records show 19 leatherbacks, 9 green, 2 Pacific Ridley’s, 2 loggerheads, and 2 unidentified […]

Environmental Benefits of Portable Sanitation

Portable sanitation isn’t just a way to meet legal requirements for certain types of gatherings and projects or a convenience for your employees and guests. It is actually an environment-friendly investment, as well. Let’s explore the environmental benefits of portable sanitation. We’ll provide practical examples of how these products help the environment locally and globally. […]

Power to the People: Electric Choice Explained

Seventeen states and the District of Columbia have adopted electric retail choice programs that allow end-use customers to buy electricity from competitive retail suppliers. Here’s an overview about how these programs work. What is Electric Choice Electric choice is the result of electricity deregulation meaning if you live where deregulation has taken place, you no […]

Simple Tips to Help You Reduce Food Waste

According to research, up to 50% of food grown on the planet never reaches a human stomach. Supermarkets demand ‘perfect’ produce which means much of it gets rejected at source, manufacturers continue to use ‘Best before’ dates which confuse consumers and householders are buying and cooking too much food which ends up being wasted. Many […]

Penguins and Global Warming

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 […]

4 Simple Ways to Make Your Home Eco-Friendly

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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 […]

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 […]

BinStrap – Securing Trash Bins

Every year eight million tonnes of plastic enter our ocean, BinStrap is committed to dramatically reducing this number simply by securing wheelie bin lids. BinStrap is a patented device that was designed with the intention of securing the 1.5 Billion Unsecured wheelie bins worldwide that are spilling plastic and rubbish into our environment, rivers and […]

By The Power Of Sunlight

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The world is constantly changing and evolving, and due to our consistent use of electricity and gas, it’s also heating up at a rate that is rather alarming. It’s this rapid change with the climate and the fact we are producing more people than we can keep up with, that is putting pressure on the […]

Green Garments: Clothing Choices That Are Healthy For You

It’s not something that might spring to mind, but maybe some of our clothing choices can have a direct impact on our health. While the fact is that we buy clothes that have a direct impact on how we feel, in other words, they make us feel good, are there some clothes that don’t just […]

Five Environment-Friendly Cleaners To Clean The Bathroom

Global warming effects bring a broad awareness to millions of folks around the world. Due to its severe effects on mother nature, a new perspective about harmful products that add to the cause of it emerges. Over the years there is an increase of toxic waste coming from everyday home products such as kitchen and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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! […]

Techno-commercial Aspects of Composting

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The composting plants consist of some or all of the following technical units: bag openers, magnetic and/or ballistic separators, sieves, best garden shredders, mixing and homogenization equipment, turning equipment, aeration systems, bio-filters, scrubbers, control systems etc. One of the most important equipment is the machinery used to turn the windrows. Either a standard front-end loader […]

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 […]

Sustainable Coffee Growing: The How’s and Why’s

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If you are like me and love coffee, you probably noticed many “sustainability” labels on different coffee products and wondered what it all means. First, let’s start off by explaining the concept of sustainability. The EPA describes sustainability as “Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly on our […]

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 […]

Nature At Its Best: Gorgeous Green Home Materials You Can Utilize

Every home needs functional and eye-candy pieces of furniture. But in our era today, functionality and style are no longer the criteria in buying such items. The necessity of furniture to become eco-friendly or ‘green’ is now the new norm, not just for lifestyle-conscious people, but also for those who are looking for ways to […]

Why Going Green Is the Best Thing Your Business Can Do

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Going green is the best thing your business can. Why? By helping and pushing your business to go green you open a host of opportunities for it. Well, read on to find out more. Earn customer trust When you watch a movie, you tend to trust the good guys rather than the bad ones, right? […]

Be Sustainable: Turn Your Garden Into The Supermarket

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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 – […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Enumerating Advantages of RDF

Solid waste is a growing problem in all countries, and a critical problem in almost all the cities of the developing world. Developed countries have in recent years reduced the environmental impact of solid waste through sanitary landfills and high-temperature incineration, as well as conserving natural resources and energy through increased recycling, but the volume […]

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. Nowadays, many people buy roses that last a year to protect our environment according to lamouretfleurs. In addition, special chocolates are made along with celebrity food and soft drinks are […]

How to Double Your Car’s Fuel Economy

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Common Issues in Biopower Projects

Biopower projects in developing countries are often besieged by a wide range of issues. The issues enumerated below are not geography-specific and are usually a matter of concern for most of the biomass energy projects: Large Project Costs In India, a 1 MW gasification plant usually costs about USD 1-1.5 million. A combustion-based 1 MW plant would […]

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 […]

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 […]

Be a Part of Plastic Truth Challenge

Brands that use plastic packaging ship their products to high, mid and low income countries. They export their plastics to countries that have recycling infrastructure as well as to countries that do not have the means to deal with the plastic waste. Plastic waste is a major problem in our world, because current plastics are […]

Cleantech Career Tips

Salman Zafar, Founder of Cleantech Solutions talks to Bhavani Prakash of Green Collar Asia about industry trends, and offers tips for professionals trying to enter this sector. This interview was originally published on www.greencollarasia.com and is being republished with the kind permission of Bhavani Prakash.  Green Collar Asia: How did you become so interested in renewable energy, and waste-to-energy technologies? […]

Biological Desulphurization of Biogas

Biogas basically consists of methane and carbon dioxide. In addition, it also contains unwanted contaminants, especially hydrogen sulfide (H2S). Hydrogen sulfide mainly occurs because of the degradation of sulfur-containing proteins (e.g. methionine and cysteine) or the desulfurization of sulfates. The fermentation of manure and other organic wastes shows typical H2S concentrations in the range of […]

Making Pencils from Paper Wastes

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Paper industry is considered as one of the world’s largest consumers of fossil fuels and biggest industrial polluter. The industry is criticized by environmental groups for being responsible for massive deforestation around the world. With the use of modern technology such as the printing press and the highly mechanised harvesting of wood, paper has become a cheap […]

Tips for Building An Eco-Friendly Business

There is no doubt that you are going to have a lot of concerns when you are first starting your own business. How are you going to finance it? Who are your competitors? Is there actually any demand for your product or service? How are you going to manage business loans?These kinds of questions are […]

Making A Cleaner Impact: Moral Business Methods

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 […]

BotBriks – Transforming Plastic Bottles into Interlocking Building Bricks

Every day all over the world hundreds of millions of single-use plastic bottles are utilized and discarded. Plastic bottles are both wonderful and terrible at the same time. Plastic bottles are an inexpensive and practical way to store and distribute liquids. The problem is that we only use them once and when their liquid content […]

Green Roofs – Catalyst for Sustainable Urbanism

Green roofs can provide a wide range of benefits to urban communities interested in enhancement and protection of their environment. Some of the most important merits of green roofs are reduction in energy use, decrease in air pollution, improved water quality, enhanced stormwater management and decreasing heat island effect. Stormwater Management According to a USEPA study, […]

CDM Prospects in Middle East and North Africa

The Middle East and North Africa region is highly susceptible to climate change, on account of its water scarcity, high dependence on climate-sensitive agriculture, concentration of population and economic activity in urban coastal zones, and the presence of conflict-affected areas. Moreover, the region is one of the biggest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions on account […]

MENA’s Great Strides in Solar Sector

With the scheduled procurement of over 4 GW of solar power this year, the MENA region is making great strides toward establishing itself as a rising gigawatt-scale solar market. According to the Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA), over 3 GW was added to the MENA region’s pipeline in 2015.  Egypt firmly established itself as a hot […]

Unending Benefits of Sustainable Buildings

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The concept of sustainable building was started during 17th century when Greeks developed technological innovations for passive solar design so that every home can avail solar heat during winters. Sustainable building is designed, renovated, operated or reused in an ecological and resource efficient way without compromising with needs of future generation and reduce negative impacts […]

Biogas from Food Waste

Food waste management is a big problem in all countries, especially affluent ones. There are numerous places which generate large amounts of food waste including hotels, restaurants, malls, residential societies, canteens, airline caterers, markets etc. A proper food waste management strategy needs to be devised for them to make sure that either they are disposed off […]

Garbage Woes in India

An American produce 2.1 kg of garbage per day against 0.6 kg for an Indian, according to a 2009 study by the National Sanitary and access to water-governmental organization, the CPHEEO (Central Public Health and Environmental Engineering Organization ). Yet the country with a total of 1.2 billion people takes the cake in terms of volume of […]

Bioenergy in Middle East and North Africa

There is a large potential for renewable resources in the Middle East which have remained more or less unharnessed. Apart from solar and wind, the Middle East also has abundant biomass energy resources which have remained unexplored to a great extent. According to conservative estimates, the potential of biomass energy in the Euro-Mediterranean region is […]

Renewable Energy in South Africa

South Africa, the most industrialized country in Africa, is highly dependent on conventional fuels which make it one of the largest emitters of greenhouse gases in the world. Coal provides around 75% of the fossil fuel demand and accounts for 90% of power generation in the country. A smooth transition to a low-carbon society requires […]

Natural Gas: A Feasible Alternative to Diesel Fuel

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Our dependency on fossil fuels has become a hotly debated topic over the past few years, and many industries are now turning to alternative fuels in an effort to protect the planet from harmful emissions. Natural gas has emerged as a forerunner in the field of alternative transportation fuels, and many drivers, both commercial and […]

Solutions for Achieving Power Back-Up

Protecting the power supply to your vital IT, security and other systems is a key part of keeping your business going in the event of mains-supply problems. It’s always the unexpected that catches you out and a simple loss of mains power – even a brief interruption – can lead to lost data and even […]