February 25, 2013
You can learn to put nature to use in your own home when you take the time to design your home properly. This is a way in which you can use the benefits that nature brings and help to curb your usage of energy, electricity and water.
One option is to install a rain catcher so that you can gather rain water at all times for use in your garden, watering plants indoors or for washing vehicles. This places less of a strain on natural water resources.
February 22, 2013
Every single person has the power to make a change in the world and to help make the planet a better place for all to live. One of the most taxing issues is the abundance of trash that is generated. One of the ways you can help with green initiatives is to simply reuse the majority of the trash you create. Though you can recycle plenty of items, you can also reuse some as well to help cut down on the amount of trash you and your family generate and thus contribute.
Some of the simplest ways you can get involved in reusing trash is through composting of foods, fruits, vegetables and biodegradable plant based items. This is an easy way to return those nutrients to the soil.
In addition, some other ways you can reuse trash is by donating newspapers to animal shelters, shredding junk mail for use by packaging companies, sending used paper to schools for projects and generally finding ways to rehab items that were otherwise bound for the trash can.
When you get in the habit of thinking about others and other ways that any item can be used; you will find that your pile of trash decreases quit quickly and the earth will appreciate that small step.
February 20, 2013
If you are someone who is looking forward to being more environmentally conscious, you’ll find that you can do a lot to forward your cause when you are building or tearing down on your property. When you start taking things down, take a close and serious look at the materials that you have taken apart. You never know when some of those materials can be used for other purposes.
February 17, 2013
The process of designing a new house to build is a great time for one to incorporate some sustainable and green design elements in to the project so that the house will be one that is energy efficient and better for you and the environment. This is done through the use of various methods and means, and plenty of options exist for you to build green and save money in the long run.