Eco-Conscious travel

Eco-Conscious travel

There are many eco-friendly lodges, green resorts, and carbon offset opportunities for travel. However, there are many other economic ways to go on a green vacation without spending all of your own hard to come by green. If you use fewer resources, you will lose less cash- and you can benefit the environment. There are six simple ways to travel eco-consciously without breaking the bank. Try someplace new and a little different. Visit a place that’s not a tourist trap. …

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Green Power

Green Power & Renewable Energy Options

You may be surprised to learn that renewable energy and green power are not synonymous! This is due to the fact that the two do not have the same source, have different effects on the environment and have different costs. In fact, green power is simply a subset of renewable energy. It often has higher environmental benefits and is defined as electricity produced from solar, wind, geothermal, biogas, biomass and low-impact small hydroelectric sources. Green power is appealing to many …

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Sustainable Woods

Which Woods Are Most Sustainable?

Wood is one of the most frequently used materials throughout human history. Today’s wood products, though useful and attractive, are largely obtained through unsustainable logging practices. If current trends continue, these harvesting methods could one day result in our world largely stripped of the forests we depend on. Most of our wood products come from forests harvested by a method called clearcutting. The result is a barren, muddy landscape of stumps and debris which is often burned and then treated …

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Offsetting Explained

What is Value of Offsetting Your Carbon Emissions?

By The Carbon Neutral Company | http://www.carbonneutral.com/knowledge-centre/offsetting-explained/ Scientific consensus states that carbon emissions must be reduced by 80% by 2050 to avoid catastrophic climate change.  Businesses have an important and essential role to play in meeting these targets and carbon offsetting enables them to play their part in the climate change battle. Carbon offsets are credits for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions made at another location, such as wind farms which create renewable energy and reduce the need for fossil-fuel …

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Plant-Derived Cosmetics

Plant-Derived Cosmetics

Organic, beeswax, mineral and other cosmetic types are some of the first things environmentally conscientious consumers turn to when shopping for cosmetics. Plant-derived cosmetics are getting attention as well. Interestingly, this is nothing new. Since ancient times, people have used plants to help enhance their looks. The Romans used plant extracts and essential oils when bathing as have other cultures around the world. Many cosmetics today have all kinds of ingredients that are questionable. Toxic, synthetic chemicals are the biggest …

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Thermal Energy

The Future of Thermal energy

Luckily for the Earth the future of Solar Thermal Energy is very bright. In the current state of the world’s energy crisis, new uses for solar energy are being developed. The positive aspect of solar energy is the fact that it is completely renewable. It can be used for heating purposes of many sorts, with the use of small, medium, or large solar collectors. Thermal solar collectors are more efficient than photovoltaic solar collectors because of the lower cost it …

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Cosmetics That Don't Use Animal Testing

Cosmetics that don’t use Animal Testing

Anyone who has ever owned a pet knows how wonderful animals can be. The desire to no longer support animal testing has made many consumers turn to non-conventional companies because of the cruelty and wastefulness associated with the practice of making cosmetics. Finding cruelty-free cosmetics is now easy, thanks to the hundreds of companies who are all making the change to not using animal testing. In fact, cruelty-free companies have assured PETA in writing that they will not test their …

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Ecolove - Featured Product

EcoLove Purple – Skin Friendly Hair & Body Products

ecoLove was born out of a combined love of nature and body care products. Organic vegetable fields were the inspiration, while the need for excellent skin-friendly hair & body products were the motivation. To create the high-quality green products envisioned, their R&D department was challenged with a demanding set of specific guidelines: a minimum of 95% ingredients from natural sources, minimum of 30% certified organic ingredients, and fully vegan. Here are a few more details: Organic vegetable extracts – free …

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Energy Smart TVs & Computers

Energy Smart TVs and Computers

We are a very technological society. Our electronic use rate is one of the highest in the world. However, we are aware that electronics use lots of energy. Fortunately, our technology has allowed us to be innovative and invent new devices that work very well and use less energy. If you’re trying to decide whether to invest in a more energy-efficient appliance or you’d like to determine your electricity loads, you may want to estimate appliance energy consumption. The Department …

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Green Home Plans & Concepts

Green House Plans: Concepts To Show Your Green Builder

Green House Plans We have all seen examples of modern homes on the cover of Architecture Weekly and other such publications detailing how a home can be considered a work of art. There are many variations of the modern style. Typically, a modern style home is simple without too much fuss on exterior details. The form of the structure follows function. Though the homes do not typically have a lot of ornamental details, they typically use the structure and silhouette …

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