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Is Sahara Turning Green?

Is Sahara Turning Green?

A climate change in the desert area can be noticed in the images surprised via satellite over the Sahel region in an area of 3860 km close to the desert, delimiting the Southern Sahara. In the mean time the images captured by the same satellite between 1982 and 2002 show a significant increase of the […]

How To Save Money And Reduce Energy Usage While Doing Laundry?

How To Save Money And Reduce Energy Usage While Doing Laundry?

You are trying your best to go green. You keep hearing all these tips and recommendations as to how to go green, how to have a green baby, how to make a green meal, and frankly it is all getting pretty overwhelming. On one hand you hear to not use the washer and dryer and […]

5 Strange Ways To Get Green Energy

5 Strange Ways To Get Green Energy

The green sources of energy represent the base for a sustainable future. The solar and wind energy are merely two of these types of energy. Other options are valid for the future and they imply the use of things like clay and feathers. 1. Soft rocks over 300 millions years old seem to store the […]

How To Use Vinegar To Clean Your Home And Stay Green While Cleaning?

How To Use Vinegar To Clean Your Home And Stay Green While Cleaning?

You have this bottle of vinegar under your sink and know there just have to be more things than cooking that this is good for. Sure it doesn’t smell all that good but it has to have more beneficial properties. Actually vinegar can help you clean your home and stay completely green while doing so! […]

The English Style In "Green Architecture"

The English Style In “Green Architecture”

In England the eco house experiment has become quite a trend. The experts are researching the construction method used to build old houses that have resisted over the centuries and presently are a lot more ecological than the modern buildings. “Getting the green back”, meaning finding new solutions to use the old ones, is today […]

How To Keep Cool In The Hot Summer Months While Still Saving Energy?

How To Keep Cool In The Hot Summer Months While Still Saving Energy?

Sometimes I think I live in the wrong place of the world. I live in the Midwest and summers here are so hot, humid and unbearable, I belong to Canada. Regardless, I am here for now and have learned how to keep cool in the hot summer months by still staying somewhat ‘green’ and doing […]

5 Green Ways To Spend Labor Day Weekend

5 Green Ways To Spend Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day weekend is just around the corner. Maybe your kids are bugging you about what the family trip plans are? Most likely due to $4.00 per gallon gas prices last year they didn’t get much of a vacation either so they are counting on one this Labor Day weekend. Or maybe your significant other […]

How To Start Living Even "Greener"?

How To Start Living Even “Greener”?

So you have taken steps to live green; you are recycling, reusing and composting. You are only buying organic and you use linen napkins instead of paper towels but you still feel there is more you could and should be doing. So how does someone who is already quite ‘green’ go even ‘greener’? 1. Encourage […]

The Carbon Footprint Of An Apple

The Carbon Footprint Of An Apple

So you thought the shiny, juicy, deliciously crisp apple could not possibly have a negative impact on the ecology? Well think again! Recent reports have suggested that apples grown in New Zealand and exported to Europe have an enormous carbon footprint and according to estimates these apples generate greenhouse gases almost equivalent to their own […]