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Water, waste and power: What you need to get off the grid

Most people wouldn't ever voluntarily go "off the grid" for more than a few days at a time. To them, the idea would only make sense if it was a weekend adventure. To others, it's life on the grid that feels intensely uncomfortable: everything that they use in their lives, from electricity to water and produce, they depend on a government or corporate system for. They see how entire regions fall apart when storms hit. Without access to shelter or power, people have no way of coming...

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Top seven interesting facts about global warming

Global warming is one of the major problems that the entire world is facing right now. The side effects that global warming bring to the living being are quite scary. The effects of global warming are real and are immeasurable. It is really sad that if we can’t take care of the earth, we need to face severe consequences such as disappearing lakes, long icebergs, freak allergies, chronic skin diseases and so on. Global warming can be defined as the increase in surface...

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How can households produce their own energy

Green living, renewable resources, energy saving and producing your own energy are all topics that have gained big importance in our everyday life. It should come as no surprise, for they gain more importance during times of economic uncertainty, rising costs and global climate changes. These are all challenges that people face and need to overcome. A good place to start a change is in our own homes. It is a known fact that the cost of utilities is constantly...

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Why saving chinchillas is important for saving the earth

Chinchillas make expensive pets and they are a long time commitment as well. They have a life span of around 15 to 20 years. Hence, people who adopt them as pets are suggested several ways to take care of these exotic pets. But what about those living in the wilderness? They are subjected to exploitation by the humans for their fur. In addition to this, they are also prey animals. It is an endangered species that is declining steadily even in...

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Kitchen green-over: Seven easy steps to an eco-friendly kitchen

According to a World Health Organization Report, the global temperature has gotten warmer at about 1 degree Celsius over the 20th century. Although the impact of global warming and climate change is irreversible, further damage can still be prevented. It’s a good thing that more and more people these days are up to the challenge of going sustainable. This ranges from simple activities like choosing environmentally friendly items from the grocery store,...

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How do you recycle a computer?

Computers have become an important - if not essential - part of our lives in their various forms from the desktop PC complete with a tower, monitor and wired mouse to the more modern Apple Mac with its slimline look and wireless extras, all the way to the laptops and tablets that people are using here, there and everywhere. The problem is, when they come to the end of their lifetime - as all gadgets inevitably - how do you dispose of them? Some will say,...

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How to make your house more eco-friendly and energy efficient

When you are in need of powering your home, but also making sure you have it done in an eco-friendly way that helps keep the power you use more manageable and from eco-friendly sources. There are some ways you can save money, but you will have to be prepared for it. The tips ahead will give you more information on the subject so you can make it happen: Switching to sustainable sources. You can start your work by working on...

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Greener living tips

It is our duty as humans to care for our environment. We should thereby take every possible step or action to “greenly” shape our environment, and reduce the load that we might possibly be adding to our natural environment and the entire nature.Even though technology has been hitting the headlines as the major contributor to the environmental and nature deterioration, it is currently on the forefront again taking a different/oppo...

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Eco-friendly pest control

No one likes pests and other bugs getting into their home, but at the same time, no one wants harsh and dangerous chemicals sprayed around the area they live in. However, there are eco-friendly pest control options available that are safe to use without putting your family or pets at risk. Natural Insect Repellants. One of the most effective ways to drive off insects is to start a fire. It may attract a few bugs to the light, but most will stay far away...

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Easy steps towards greener living

The health of the environment is under threat. Over-population, pollution and the gradual decline of natural resources along with other factors has now made an indelible and adverse mark on the environment. As human beings, it is our duty to protect the environment and ensure that we leave it better than we find it. You may think that the problems of global warming and climate change are well beyond things that you can change and con...

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