Alternative energy has the potential to forever change modern society. Hydro, solar, wind and biomass are all types of renewable energy.
The term renewable energy simply means that the energy comes from resources that are replenished faster than theyâ€™re used. There are several advantages and also disadvantages that stem from using alternative energy sources.
By far, one of the top advantages of this type of energy is the fact that itâ€™s totally sustainable, which means Read the rest of this entry »
When it comes to saving our planet, there are a number of ways to go about doing it. All of them are simple and easy to do, and the best thing about them is that you will end up saving money while doing them. One of the easiest ways to go about reducing your carbon footprint is to think about installing solar panels. While they cannot replace our current source of power for the time being, they have been proven to reduce the amount of power Read the rest of this entry »
Kids can help the environment by learning how to recycle. This simple process helps the environment by reusing materials rather than having them pollute the environment by sitting in a landfill. When kids learn how to recycle, they are serving a great benefit to the environment by reducing the amount of pollution that gets into the atmosphere. These pollutants contribute to the destruction of the ozone layer and create smog in the air we all breathe.
Kids can be taught to go green from an early age. They should suggest that their parents learn to carpool. Read the rest of this entry »
Did you know that Portland, Oregon is listed as one of top ten greenest cities to live in? That says a lot about this beautiful area and everyday more and more people are realizing what great things this community offers. To be considered part of the top ten, there are several things that need to be in place. Of course clean air and water are two of the top things on the list and Portland does a good job in both those areas and the public enjoys the benefits by being able to breath Read the rest of this entry »
Living a green free life is in important to many and thus knowing exactly how one’s home state ranks within the United States for being green is important. The following is the top 10 States for being green based on consumption of energy, pollution, and their policies regarding energy.
10. Colorado has over 6 of its energy output from alternative resources.
9. Oregon utilizes state wind farms to produce hydroelectric energy, which ranks them second in the U.S.
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You may be thinking about trying to live a greener lifestyle but that doesn’t mean you’ve got to give up your Directstartv.com satellite channels or start living without air conditioning. There are some easy ways to ease into being greener and you can start with…
Recycle Electronics: Instead of tossing that old laptop or keyboard consider taking it to a responsible recycler near you. They can dispose of the product properly and repurpose any of the old Read the rest of this entry »
If you are not sure what exactly is the green movement, you are among a group of people still learning how to define it into their own every day lives. The green movement is a coined phrase for the change the world is trying to make in order to conserve and protect our environment by lessening the effect of toxins and progress. Every job, every home is trying to find ways to create a life that uses less chemical for cleaning, food production and transportation.
A few of the ways changes are being made Read the rest of this entry »
If you have been keeping up with the news, you probably know World Environment Day falls on June 5th of this year. Chances are pretty good you have given at least some thought with regard to where your garbage ends up, or the cleanliness of the water you are drinking. However, if you are like most, you probably wonder what exactly your part is in doing something to remedy the situation.
The easiest way to make a difference is in the types of products you purchase. For instance, with a minimum Read the rest of this entry »
Follow these 10 simple tips to reduce your carbon footprint. Your carbon footprint is determined by the amount of greenhouse gases you are directly responsible for releasing into the environment. Every person must take responsibility for their carbon footprint.
1- Leave the car at home and walk or ride a bike whenever possible. Use public transportation or join a carpool to get to work or school.
2- Buy green cleaning products instead of the products made with toxic chemicals.
3- Commit Read the rest of this entry »