Wave Energy

What is Wave Energy?

Wave energy has recently become an option for clean, green, sustainable energy.  Wave energy, also known as ocean energy or sea wave energy, is energy harnessed from the ocean or sea waves. The rigorous vertical motion of surface ocean waves contains a lot of kinetic (motion) energy that is captured by wave energy technologies to do useful tasks, for example, generation of electricity, desalinization of water and pumping of water into reservoirs.   There have been sporadic attempts throughout modern …

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Natural Deodorant

Natural Deoderants

Dealing with bodily sweat is a normal part of hygiene for most of us. Most Americans prefer to use deodorants to deal with the odor associated with sweating in addition to reducing the amount of sweat. There are lots of toxic ingredients in conventional deodorants that are linked to certain disease as well as certain cancers. Luckily, several personal care companies are catching on to the public’s demand for non-toxic products. Burt’s Bees, already a leader in natural products, has …

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Toilet Paper

Is Toilet Paper Biodegradable?

More than ever, consumers are becoming aware of how paper products are depleting our forests; especially papers such as toilet paper that are commonly made from virgin woods.  Another thing that is building in public awareness is paper’s possible effects on ecosystems after it is used.  Biodegradable toilet tissues are one of the best solutions to this issue.  Toilet tissue is biodegradable in most circumstances.  However, the amount of water required to degrade most tissue is usually pretty high. How …

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The Eco-Friendly Home

The Eco-Friendly Home: Size Does Matter

In recent decades, EnviroCitizen.org has noticed that Americans have built bigger homes than ever before. In 1973, the average home was 1,660 square feet. In 2005, the average home was about 2,434 square feet. That’s an increase of almost 70% in a little more than thirty years. In the past few decades, homes have received additional features and luxuries, too. Many modern homes have multiple bathrooms, bigger kitchens, entertainment rooms and garages. In 1971, far less than half of all …

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Oil-Free Green Make-Up

Women have used makeup for centuries to enhance their natural features and appeal to the opposite sex. Many of the beauty treatments, products and supplies we use these days are unsafe and some can be toxic to the earth, also irritating our skin, causing pimples and creating other unwanted problems/side effects. Whether you have a serious health issue or not, you might want to pay attention to what your body is absorbing through your skin when you wear makeup. Most …

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Eco-Friendly Gardens

Eco-Friendly Gardens

Eco-Friendly Gardening, also referred to as organic gardening or organic horticulture, is the science of growing produce such as fruits and vegetables, as well as flowers and ornamental plants. Eco-Friendly Gardening follows the essential principals of organic agriculture, which includes soil building, conservation, pest management, and heirloom variety preservation. Eco-Friendly Gardening relies on crop rotation, green manure, compost, biological pest control, and mechanic cultivation. This maintains soil productivity and controls pests. Eco-Friendly Gardening excludes the use of synthetic fertilizers and …

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Tips to get the most out of trash

How to Keep Things Out of Your Recycling Bin: Tips to Get the Most Out of Trash

EnviroCitizen.org is a big fan of recycling! It keeps a lot of waste out of landfills and helps our society to be more efficient. By definition, waste is unused refuse. The key here is “unused”. So, the question becomes: How can you use it? Try to think of creative ways to use the items that you are planning to put in your recycling bin. Could it be used instead of recycled immediately? Again, recycling is great, but it takes energy …

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Responsible Ecotourism

Responsible Ecotourism

Ecotourism embodies an effort to travel to pristine, protected areas in a low-impact, small-scale manner. Ecotourism also focuses on an attempt to educate the traveler, provide funds for conservation, directly benefit local economic development, empower local communities and inspire respect for different cultures and human rights. There are many different aspects to take into consideration when it comes to responsible ecotourism. Responsible ecotourism works to minimize the negative aspects of conventional tourism and travel on the environment while enhancing the …

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Eco-Friendly Personal Care Products

How To Find the Most Eco-Friendly Personal Care Products

Eco-friendly personal care products are widely available in a number of boutique and mainstream stores. The best eco-friendly personal care products are gentle on the environment and on your body. Large cosmetic companies spend billions of dollars to try to get you to buy their products. Their advertisements don’t hold much weight when it comes to the environment, though. Conventional cosmetics and personal care products are often bad for you and bad for the environment. Here are a few things …

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Green Ranch House Plans

The Ranch style house is an all American architectural style for homes. The ranch house is noted for its long, close-to-the-ground profile and minimal use of exterior and interior decoration. The houses fuse modernist ideas and styles with notions of the American Western period working ranches to create a very informal and casual living style. Their popularity waned in the late 20th century, considered nostalgic house designs, when a return to using historical and traditional decoration became popular. However, in …

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