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Top 10 Hazardous Household Chemicals
Home & Office
Top 10 Hazardous Household ChemicalsIt's amazing just how many harmful and dangerous chemicals we use on daily basis to keep our homes looking spick and span. Air fresheners, carpet shampoos, furniture polish, even flea powder and lice shampoo, all contain chemicals that can be dangerous to our family. Here are the Top 10 Hazardous Household Chemicals that you need to be aware of.
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Organic Gardening and the Humble Weeds
Garden
Organic Gardening and the Humble WeedsI have been growing organic fruit and vegetables around my house for five years now, and the most interesting things have become apparent. As the soil is getting richer, due to the natural farming, more and more indigenous flora is emerging.
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Fashion Goes Green
Eco-Friendly
Carbon Free - CocoCarbon d’Afreeque is South Africa’s “e-mission” statement to making the planet a cleaner and greener place, in style. Carbon d’Afreeque is a line of high-end eco-pieces made from recycled PVC billboard skins. Before being incinerated or dumped into landfills, these skins are intercepted and transformed into unique designer and utility pieces, in the shape of a sexy clutch, a day-trip shopper bag or even a laptop sleeve.
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Saving Paper in Your Office
Eco-Friendly
Saving Paper in Your OfficeDid you know that the pulp and paper industry is the 5th largest industrial consumer of energy in the world? So it makes sense then to try to not only recycle our paper but also to try to use as little of it as possible. How does the company you work for rate on the paper scale? And what can you do start saving paper in your office...?
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Helpful Hints on Teaching Your Kids About the Environment
Eco-Friendly
Helpful Hints on Teaching Your Kids About the EnvironmentOur hopes are on our children. To be able to leave them some legacy of Mother Nature and the environment, we need to educate them about what an important task we have on hand. Raising their awareness about environmental issues and their impact on global warming will help them to understand the urgency and need to act now.
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Brew it Yourself - Biodiesel
Eco-Friendly
Brew it Yourself - BiodieselThere's a lot to be said for the great feeling of independence you'll get from making your own fuel. If you want to make it yourself, there are several good recipes available for making high-quality biodiesel. It's all quite simple really, thousands of people are doing it, very few of them are chemists or technicians, and there's nothing a layman can't understand, and do, and do it well. But there is quite a lot to learn. We've tried to make it easy for you.
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Living Buildings
Eco-Friendly
Living Buildings - Moving from Ego-Centric to Eco-CentricI recently read "Living Buildings" an article by Jason McLennan. It was inspiring and touched my heart. He used the metaphor of a tiny flower living on a very exposed sand dune. He describes this tiny little plant eking out an existence in very harsh conditions. It had evolved perfectly to suit its environment, while at the same time enriching it, retaining soil, providing habitat and storing rainwater as needed. The perfect metaphor for the building of the future.
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Running Low on H2O
Eco-Friendly
Running Low on H2OOf all the water on this planet, 97.5% is in the oceans, 2% is frozen, three quarters of a percent is in the ground as groundwater, and a mere quarter of a percent makes up our surface water. The rest is in clouds and living organisms. So there is not much water available for us to live on. All 6 billion of us humans, all the trees, animals, and the rest of life that make up the biosphere and keep natural biological functions working have to make do from the less than one percent that is available.
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A New Global Warming Strategy
Eco-Friendly
A New Global Warming StrategyGlobal warming poses one of the most serious threats to the global environment ever faced in human history. Yet by focusing entirely on carbon dioxide emissions, major environmental organizations have failed to account for published data showing that other gases are the main culprits behind the global warming we see today. As a result, they are neglecting what might be the most effective strategy for reducing global warming in our lifetimes: advocating a vegetarian diet.
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Sustainable Hemp
Eco-Friendly
Sustainable HempThere is a great need for an alternative to deforestation, harmful farming practices and crude oil. Hemp is the one plant which can replace most raw materials in a sustainable way. True Hemp or Cannabis sativa has served mankind for thousands of years and materials made from hemp have been discovered in tombs dating back to 8000BCE.
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