Archive for November, 2008
In this technologically advanced society, it’s amazing that we can’t do more to live a greener, more energy efficient lifestyle. Under President-elect Barak Obama, this may change, and for the better. The newly elected President wants to create a nation where we can enjoy a cleaner, greener way of life. With the Obama-A Clean Energy Economy, this might become a reality.
Mr. Obama has created a plan where the American people can save thousands of dollars on their energy costs, through the use of reusable energies. He would like to see better ways of using Wind energy, Solar energy, and even Geothermal heating, in order to reduce the amounts of hazardous emissions that hang in our atmosphere.
He would also like to see more people using the new hybrid plug-in cars, due to the fact that they can run up to 150 miles on a single gallon of gas. This would help our nation get out from underneath our dependency on foreign oils. He would also like to see more bio-fuels created, as well as newer synthetic petroleum products, which create less carbon dioxide than typical fuels.
Economy and Ecology:
Though he knows it will take a few years, but the Obama-A Clean Energy Economy idea is setting new heights in creating a better economy for the American people. He has figured out how to take our two biggest problems, economy and ecology, and combine them in an effort to alleviate them both. Through his plan, everyone in the country will have access to better jobs, more efficient energy sources, and a much greener society.
When it comes to “going green”, there are a lot of things a person can do around their own areas to improve the environment. However, it’s not enough to have a handful of people working toward a better tomorrow. It takes people, businesses, and organizations working together to really make a difference. As time goes by, many Green Technology Companies are coming to light and doing their part for environmental protection.
Renewable Energy Resources:
The German-based company, Siemens, is working hard to improve the way they do business. They are implementing renewable energy sources, such as wind energy and geothermal heating, in order to decrease the amount of carbon dioxides into the atmosphere. They have even created a new gas-fired power plant that will make strides in saving energy.
Auto Makers Recycling:
Auto makers are even trying to improve the way they do business. Companies such as Toyota and Subaru are working to save the environment. Subaru has created a Zero Landfill Waste factory that goes far beyond the call of duty. Many of the things that would normally be thrown out, are either reused or recycled. There are even several recycle bins throughout the Indiana plant, in order for the employees to continue the fight.
Electric Cars are becoming more prominent, ranging from the little mini-sized courier vehicles to the Prius, and to the exotic new Tesla Electric Car. The advancements in new lithium battery designs are making electric cars practical and affordable.
As more Green Technology Companies come to the forefront of the “go green” movement, the environment gains another chance at rebirth. When these companies reuse and recycle their waste products, reduce the emissions released into the air, and find ways to work with renewable energies, everybody wins. If an entire company can go green, there’s no reason why a single person can’t do the same.
You can save the world and your family at the same time, by getting in on one of the Environmental Employment options that are now available.
We all know it’s important to save the environment, but for some, it’s more important to feed their families. With the ever-changing way we view the world, new job opportunities are becoming the solution to the problem.
There are hundreds of job opportunities for the environmental sector. It all comes down to what your strongest points are, what you’ve gone to school for, and most of all, if you’d rather work indoors or outdoors. Whatever your specialty, there’s an environmental job that’s just right for you.
For those who enjoy being in the outdoors, there are jobs where you get to test the waters of various lakes and streams. There are also jobs in soil testing and ground water testing, in order to see how clean or polluted these areas have become. There are also several forms of gardening employment to be had.
There are job opportunities for those who prefer the indoors, as well. People are needed to create environmentally-friendly ways to clean up the waterways and soils of our planet. People are also needed in creating ways to feed the world without depleting resources. There are job opportunities in environmental law, science, and education.
As we look for new and better ways of saving the environment, bigger and better Environmental Employment opportunities will become available. There is no reason why you can’t save the planet, and still provide for your family. When you work in the environment, you’re working for the world.
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There are website index lists all over the web. This is not your average any old list, as it includes the original content posts and is best described as a “Digital Magazine Rack” of the Internet.
AllTop selects only the cream of the crop for their magazine rack. This website is a very important list of the best of the Internet. The search engine companies, and you know who I mean, just love AllTop. They know that if a site is on AllTop then it has authority, is of higher than average quality, contains all original material, (no copy and paste stuff here folks,) and therefore the websites appearing in this directory have more swag in ranking.
What a great way to get to the top. Not just any old site is accepted. Each and every site chosen by AllTop has been investigated by their staff and vetted for truth and quality. Color us at Way to Go Green dot org, VERY PROUD to be among such high caliber publishers.
AllTop was founded by Will Mayall, Kathryn Henkens, and none other than Guy Kawasaki, the former Apple evangelist, that helped to make Apple what they are today. Guy was also one of the founders of truemors, has been an investor in many Internet ventures, and a super lecturer speaking at many conferences such as Pubcon and Elite Retreat.
You can learn more about Guy Kawasaki, and also improve your own Internet presence, by following him on Twitter and read his primary blog at Blog.Kawasaki.com.
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These days, it’s important to go green before baby is even born. The nursery is the first place to start when you decide to Go Green Baby.
If you’re going to paint the walls, be sure to use a paint with zero or low VOC’s (volatile organic compounds). Not only do VOC’s pollute the environment, they are hazardous to your health.
Recycle – Reuse:
Also be on the look out for furniture that can be used again. Paint an old dresser, borrow a crib, or check out a local garage sale for rockers, strollers, etc. Clean and check over older items to be sure they still measure up in terms of safety.
Green Baby Products:
Natural or green baby care is the next important step. First of all, babies don’t really need all the products being advertised.
Warm water works just fine for sensitive baby skin, so don’t worry about soaps. Fresh air is the best remedy and prevention for a sore bottom. When changing your baby, wait a minute after wiping for any wetness from the wipe to dry so no moisture is left to build up and irritate baby’s skin.
Overall, if you are going to buy any products for baby, look for those without any of the following; artificial colors or fragrances, toxic preservatives or cancer-causing chemicals.
When it’s time for baby to start eating, be sure to go green and start him or her off with organic or local foods. It’s so easy to prepare your own baby food but if there isn’t time for that, there are some excellent prepackaged organic baby foods.
Just be sure to make recycling a family habit, even for baby, by recycling food containers like glass jars or cardboard packaging.
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We’ve all heard the term “Save the Rainforest”, but have you ever really stopped to think about the reasons behind this term? First of all, there are three different types of rainforest. There are tropical rainforests, which lie between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. Then, there are the subtropical rainforests that lie just north and south of these areas. And finally, there are temperate rainforests that lie just north and south of the subtropics.
(photo courtesy tauntingpanda – flickr)
The Lungs of the Planet:
Rainforests have been called “The Lungs of the Planet”, due to the oxygen they release into the atmosphere. However, this is a misconception as the world’s algae releases more oxygen than forests do. The thing is that rainforests absorb carbon dioxide levels in the air, and that’s incredibly important. According to statistics, 1 ½ acres of rainforest are lost every second due to deforestation. At one time, more than 14% of the world was covered in rainforest, but now that number sets at only 6%.
Plants Cure Diseases:
The National Cancer Institute has identified more than 3,000 plants that have the ability to help in the fight against cancer. 70% of these plants can only be found in the world’s rainforests, including the plant Periwinkle. The chemical extracted from this plant has made it possible for children to survive Leukemia. In recent years, pharmaceutical companies such as Merck, are researching various plants from the rainforests. They are hoping to find possible medicines and cures for other illnesses, including AIDS.
Common Items Come From Rainforests:
It has been estimated that 2.5 acres of rainforest can contain as many as 750 different varieties of trees and more than 1500 species of plants. Also, most of the foods we eat on a daily basis, originated in the world’s rainforests. Bananas, coconuts, and avocados all came from the rainforests. Spices we use all the time came from these forests, such as black pepper, ginger, and cinnamon are all products of the rainforests. Even the coffee most of us drink each day is a product of the Earth’s rainforests.
Rainforests Populations Dwindling:
When Europeans first discovered the rainforests of South America, there were about 6 million people living in the region. In the 1990′s, that number was estimated to be down to about 250,000 people. Since the early 1900′s, experts believe at least 90 indigenous tribes have been completely lost to the human record. The knowledge that these people carried is gone forever. We consume about 200 different types of foods grown in these rainforests, while the native peoples know of about 2,000.
Better To Save The Rainforests:
The world is only now realizing that by leaving these forests intact, the economic value is greatly increased. Clearing the land for cattle generates approximately $60 per acre. However, by leaving the forest as is and harvesting the many fruits, nuts, and spices, can generate as much as $2,400 per acre. This not only stimulates the world economy, it gives the indigenous peoples of the region a chance to continue their way of life.
Save The World:
Saving the rainforests isn’t just about allowing a group of trees to live long lives. It’s about saving a diverse group of people, plants, and animals that can only be found in these regions. It’s about finding cures for the world’s devastating diseases, and about finding ways to feed those who are dying of starvation. In essence, when you Save The Rainforests, you save the world.
A few years ago I had the great pleasure of working at the Maple Ridge Wind Turbine Project for some Wind Power Companies that have a Joint Venture operation.
I was employed by an area Crane company to work as a Safety Inspector monitoring the setup and operation of the crane as well as OSHA safety monitoring of the contractor’s employees while working on a site-wide blade modification and repair project.
The Maple Ridge Wind Power Companies Project consists of 195 wind turbines on the Tug Hill Plateau of Lewis County, just west of Lowville, New York. Each of these wind turbines generate 1.65 MW of electrical power and consist of a 262 foot tall tubular steel tower; with a 269 foot diameter rotor; and a nacelle (turbine housing) which contains the generator, the transformer, and power train. The towers have a base diameter of approximately 15 feet and a top diameter of 8 feet.
The tower is topped by the nacelle, which is approximately 9 feet high and 25 feet long, and connects with the rotor hub. The rotor consists of three 134-foot long composite blades. With a rotor blade oriented in the 12 o’clock position, each turbine has a maximum height of approximately 400 feet.
This blade modification project was engineered to create tiny little differences in the way the air turbulence around the blades was changed just enough to smooth out some vibration, thereby increasing efficiency.
Two workers would go into the basket at ground level with all of their tools and an electrical power supply. The blade would be rotated into position from ground controls and then locked in place by a worker inside the nacelle.
A combination of radio communications and hand signals kept the workers in constant contact with the crane operator and ground safety personnel.
About the Tug Hill Plateau:
Tug Hill is in many respects the ideal location for New York’s largest wind energy project. This site consists of approximately 12,000 acres of hilltop pasture and feed-crop land at an average elevation of 1600-1800 feet. Tug Hill is an ancient geologic formation that lies just downwind of the eastern shore of Lake Ontario, separated from the Adirondacks to the east by the Black River Valley. At a maximum elevation of 2000 feet above sea level, the Tug Hill plateau experiences strong lake-effect weather patterns and has long been known for its exceptional wind resource
Modern wind turbine generators are robust, sophisticated high-tech machines designed to convert the power of the wind into electricity.
Main Components: The tower, the nacelle (machine house atop the tower), and the rotor
Height of Flat Rock Wind Turbine Towers: 260 feet
Rotor Blade Length: 130 feet
Rotor Blade Speed: 14 RPM (revolutions per minute)
One of the tasks for this project was to raise two workers up in a man basket to reach to tip of the blade, and then an area was sanded and special anti-vibration strips of airfoil plastic were attached with special adhesives. Each of the 565 blades were modified as well as other field service repairs during this project.
Note the man in the distance up on top of the neighboring nacelle.
Note that one of those heavy duty service trucks would easily fit inside one of the nacelles on top of the tower. All of the photographs from the ground were taken by me as well as several of the ones from up on top were taken by me. It was not my job to go up, but who could resist such a fabulous opportunity in life? Better than any amusement park ride and I am glad I did it.
How Electricity Leaves the Turbine, Bringing Us Wind Power for Homes:
Electricity from each 1.65 MW wind turbine generator is fed through numerous 34.5-kilovolt power underground cables that come together at the wind farm substation near Rector Road. These cables channel the electricity via a step-up transformer and dedicated ten-mile power line into the New York electricity grid at the 230-kilovolt Niagara Mohawk Adirondack line, feeding power to towns and cities across New York’s North Country and beyond. Sophisticated computer control systems run constantly to ensure that the machines are operating efficiently and safely.
The American Wind Energy Association estimates that 1 MW of wind generation capacity is the equivalent of 1 square mile of new forest, in terms of offsetting or displacing carbon dioxide from conventional generating sources. This makes the Maple Ridge Wind Farm Project equal to approximately 321 square miles of forest CO2 displacement. The many Wind Power Companies in the North East are truly helping to bring us Wind Power for Homes.
When you consider that an average household power use in 24 hours is about 2 kilowatts, this wind farm is equivalent to powering 160,000 homes. I like to think of it in this way, every time those blades are turning around, we are that much less dependent upon foreign oil price gouging.
Power Distribution to the People:
To the large amount of people that protest the power distribution of these type projects, I say, suck it up. It is for the greater good. Power lines running through or near your property are just a fact of life. Get over it. We need every type of alternate energy that we are able to harness. Do your part.
With all the pollutants in the air, and chemicals in the ground water, it’s strange that more people haven’t joined the green movement. The reason could be that not everyone knows just where to start when it comes to going green.
The thing is that you don’t have to be a genius to have a
Go Green Home or work environment. Here are some tips to getting started.
Go Green Kitchen:
If you’re in the kitchen, make sure that the refrigerator and freezer doors are shut tight, and that the molding around the doors is working properly. This will help your fridge work more efficiently. Fix any leaking faucets or pipes. Though it may only seem like a drip right now, over time you could be losing hundreds of gallons of water.
Go Green Living Room:
In the living room, check to see if there any leaks around doors and windows. If so, get these fixed as quickly as possible to keep your electric and/or gas bill to a minimum. Also, make sure to shut off lights when ever leaving the room. Add low wattage bulbs to any lamps, as you can get the same amount of light as a regular incandescent, at a fraction of the wattage.
Go Green Bathroom:
In the bathroom, make sure the wax seal around the toilet is in good condition. It is important to replace this seal if it has become damaged. Also, check the calking around tubs and showers, and make sure faucet fixtures are properly tightened. This will keep you from wasting water and electricity when you don’t even realize it’s happening.
Though it may sound more like a do-it-yourself list, these few things around the house will get you started on the right track to having a Go Green Home. Not only are you working to live green, you’ll soon find out that you’re saving green too.
It seems that one of the reasons that a lot of people are not jumping on the go green bandwagon is because it seems to cost so much money. However, there are several ways that you can go green without spending a lot. Here are a few Tips On Saving Money while still working to make the world a cleaner place.
Save Money On Electricity:
In the home, you might start by replacing your regular light bulbs with CFL bulbs. These little bulbs can give off the same amount of light as a normal light bulb, without using as much electricity. Also, fix any drafty leaks around door and windows. It will help keep the heat in during the winter, and the cool air in during the summer. And you’ll find that your electric bill is a little easier to handle.
Save Money On Transportation:
Rather than drive yourself to work each day, see if you can work out a carpool schedule with a few of your colleagues. You’ll save money on gas, and the environment by lessening the amount of pollutants in the air. If you don’t live that far from your job, ride your bike or simply walk. Not only will you be saving money, you’ll get a little exercise too.
Save Money On Shopping:
Before spending a bunch of money in shopping centers and discount stores, check out a few of the garage sales and auctions around your area. This is a great way to help others in their quest to go green. You’ll save money on clothes and shoes, and may even find that you’ll get a little Christmas shopping done as well. Plus, you’re doing your part for the environment by making sure these items don’t end up in the landfill.
Do Your Part:
It doesn’t take a lot of money to get in on the green movement. In fact, in the long run you save money and the planet. As you go about your day, see if you can come up with a few other Tips On Saving Money while working to go green. You might only be one person, but every little bit counts.
Read also: Best Ways To Save Money
and also: Go Green Products
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There are hundreds of articles about how to go green at home, but do you know how to Go Green At Work?
Depending on where you work, there are a number of ways in which you can continue your green way of life, and still perform your job. Here are a few ideas you might use while you’re at your work place.
For those who work in an office, there are several ways to go green. Almost everyone in an office has to make copies from time to time. When finished with those copies, don’t just throw them away. Use the back sides as scratch paper or to make notes for upcoming meetings. Also, try to use as little paper as possible. Try to send memos via email rather than office mail. Finally, remember to shut off your computer, and the power strip, before leaving work. By not turning off your power strip, you might still be using electricity if it has certain types of line conditioning in it.
For those who work on a construction site, try a few of these ideas. First of all, many construction workers take a lunch, but when doing so make sure to always take reusable containers and dinnerware. This way, there is no garbage left over. When purchasing cabinets or countertops, try to find products made from recycled materials. And finally, if you find that you’ve got several pieces of scrap wood lying around, pick it up and reuse it. If you’ve got a wood-chipper, you can create your own wood chip mulch.
One of the hardest places to completely go green is in the restaurant industry. However, there are some companies that will buy used fryer oil to make into other products, including a new type of bio-fuel for cars. Many restaurants offer take-out food. There are now many different brands of biodegradable to-go containers make from corn and/or wheat fibers. Also, when cleaning any part of the dining room or kitchen, try to use non-toxic, chemical free cleaners.
Just because you’re not at home, doesn’t mean that you can’t continue in your drive to go green. With a few simple techniques, you’ll know exactly how to do your part and Go Green At Work.
In America we all know about the Sierra Club and that they work hard at Preserving and Protecting America’s Wild Places.
Another extremely important organization is Oceana dot org. By protecting the World’s Oceans, Oceana dot org and their many members help to Stop Climate Change, Stop Dirty Fishing, Stop Destructive Trawling,and to Stop Seafood Contamination.
Some of the other things that they work to accomplish are; Saving Sea Turtles, Safeguarding Sharks, Ocean Conservation and Advocating for Ocean Change.
The website of Oceana.org contains full disclosure on their mission, successes, annual reports, board members and staff and many articles that you will want to read.
This planet is composed of 71 percent ocean coverage. There is probably nothing more important in the saving of the human race than to Protecting The World’s Oceans.
We here at WaytoGoGreen dot org encourage all of our readers to visit Oceana dot org and to become a member and to make a donation to help in this most important effort. Donations are tax deductible.
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You know all the benefits of going green, but have you ever considered on starting your own Go Green Business? If you’re passionate about helping to create a healthier environment for you and your family, you might also help the rest of the world go green as well. Here are just a few ideas on business options.
If you’ve been making your own chemical-free cleaners at home, why not make enough to sell to friends locally. There are many natural ingredients that a person can use in making biodegradable cleaners, such as baking soda and corn starch. You can also package these cleaners in recycled spray bottles or glass jars. Packaging labels can be printed from your computer, using recycled paper.
Another idea is in building compost bins. This is another way to reuse many of the things a person would normally throw away. Scrap metals and woods or old barrels are a few things you might use in the creation of a compost bin. You might also think about building earthworm beds as another way to recycle these materials.
If you live in a more rural area, you might start up a recycling pick-up service. For some people, it might not be a matter of not wanting to go green, but not being about to do so. You could help these people by offering to pick up items that would normally end up in someone’s back yard or tossed off to the side of the road. With this option, you might find that you’ll make a fair bit of money from scrap metal recycling centers.
Put A Little Green In Your Pocket:
By creating your own Go Green Business, you’re working to make a difference in the world while putting a little green back in your own pocket. You might even find that something you saw as a mere hobby, might turn into a lucrative business opportunity.
In the drive to save the environment, we find there are a lot of little things we can do. Ironically, a few of these go green things will not only save the planet, but they can actually help you save money too. Here are some of the Best Ways To Save Money while still living a go green lifestyle.
The easiest way to save money around the house is by simply shutting off the lights whenever you leave a room. Also, try using small lamps for lighting, and use low wattage light bulbs. These will all work to lower your electric bill while saving energy. Also, unplug any appliances not in use when gone during the day. Things like coffee pots, televisions and DVD’s, and even some lamps
will still use electricity, even when not in use.
Keep your car properly tuned up. By maintaining a few simple things on your vehicle, you’ll end up saving money in gas. Keeping your tires at the right pressure, keeping your engine in top condition, and changing spark plugs can also save the environment by releasing fewer emissions into the atmosphere.
Food and Groceries:
You can also save a lot of money at the grocery store by buying generic brand names, rather than bigger name brands. Most times, you’re basically getting the same product, just spending less money. Also, make sure to buy products packaged in ways that can be reused, such as glass jars or plastic bottles. These items can be washed and reused several times.
Though there are many other ideas, these are some of the Best Ways To Save Money and still save the environment. It’s amazing to know that as you work to manage your money, you’ll also be doing your part to save the planet.
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Going green isn’t just the in thing to do, it’s the right thing to do. We humans are producing more pollution and garbage than the Earth can naturally eliminate. We hear about the Green movement, but do you know How To Go Green? There are several ways that you can help protect the environment and live a greener life.
One of the biggest ways to start toward a greener lifestyle is by reducing the amount of garbage that will eventually end up in your landfills. Check to see what type of recycling centers are available in your area, and separate those things from your trash bins. Newspapers, aluminum cans, and even plastics are all things that can be recycled to be used in the production of other products.
Grow A Garden:
If you grow a garden or just houseplants, you might look into starting your own compost mound. There are several companies that make compost bins in just about any size you need. However, you can make your own compost bin, for a fraction of the cost. That way, you’re not only doing your part to save the environment, you’re saving money as well.
Use Efficient Appliances:
A few simple adjustments around the house can save you hundreds of dollars in energy costs, which is a major problem these days. Use energy efficient light bulbs and appliances, fix any broken seals around doors and windows, and even just making sure you shut off the lights in rooms you’re not using, are all ways to live a greener life.
It doesn’t take a genius to figure out How To Go Green. All it takes is a little time and common sense. If you’ve been thinking about doing your part for the environment, these few simple things will make all the difference in the world. After all, it’s the world you’re working to save.
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So, you’ve decided to join the Go Green movement and are looking forward to living a more eco-friendly lifestyle. The only problem is that you’re not exactly sure what to look for when you
head out to your local retailers. The good news is that many companies are working to produce
Go Green Products that are both economic and environmentally friendly.
For instance, we don’t usually stop to think about how much energy we’re using when we
purchase light bulbs. We know that the amount of light a bulb puts off is dependent on the
number of watts the bulb is set for. Most lamps and light fixtures are made for a normal 40 watt
bulb. However, you can get the same amount of light by using a CFL bulb, but instead of using
40 watts, you only use 9. Over time, you save energy and money.
Household Cleaning Products:
Another big problem is in the cleaners we use in our homes. We don’t usually think about what’s
in them, as long as they do the job. But, did you ever stop to think about how many chemicals are
involved in the making of those cleaners? Or, the fact that most of those chemicals end up in our
ground water after use. There are many companies that are now making eco-friendly cleaners
that won’t harm your pets, family, or the environment. They are non-toxic and biodegradable,
meaning that when they go down the drain, they won’t hurt the water supply.
These are only a couple of the many products that are being put on the market these days. Most
important is that they not only save you money in the long run, they don’t cost a fortune from the
start. If you’re ready to join the green movement, you’re first step is in purchasing Go Green
Products. The Earth and your wallet will thank you.
Everywhere you look, someone else is talking about the whole green movement. Billboards,
television ads, newspapers, and everything in between have spent millions of dollars telling the
world about the importance of going green. Unfortunately, many people believe that they can’t
do it alone, and wonder Why Go Green if they’re the only ones trying?
The answer to that question is that because by doing your part, you can make a difference. When
even one person works to reduce waste, recycle their plastics and papers, and reuse things like
jars and bottles, they’ve done their part to keep the planet clean. It’s amazing how much garbage
can come from just one household. Think about all the things you throw away each day, and
multiply that by the number of people in your house, or even your neighborhood.
By reducing waste, you’re keeping the landfills from overflowing and having to build new ones.
By recycling newspapers and magazines, you’re saving the lives of hundreds of trees. And by
reusing things such as jars and bottles, you’re ensuring the future for another generation. It really
doesn’t take a lot to do your part to save the environment.
As you see and hear all the ads out there about joining the green movement, stop to think about
all the ways you can help. You might only be one person, but you can do more than you’d think.
And the next time you hear someone say, Why Go Green, tell them it’s because we only have one
planet to work with and every little bit counts.
Everyone talks about going green, but very few people really know what to do to make this a
reality. Even with all the television commercials, not everyone knows how to get started in their
move to go green. The thing is that it doesn’t take a lot to make a difference in the world. Here
are a few Go Green Tips that will help you get started.
1.) Reuse your glass jars and plastic bottles. Glass jars can be used for a hundred different things.
If you, or someone you know, works out in the garage, these can be a valuable asset. They can
hold a million things such as nails, washers, tiny parts that tend to get lost. It all depends on what
you’re working on, as to what you store in them. Best of all, you can always see what’s inside
before opening the lid. Plastic water bottles can be reused again and again. If you do a lot of
camping, fill them about half full of water and freeze. When you pack your cooler, throw a
couple in to keep your food cold, and as they begin to melt, you’ve got a bottle of cold water.
2.) Make your own household cleaners. Basic products such as baking soda and corn starch
make some of the best cleaners. Baking soda works wonders on carpet and counter top stains,
kills odors in your refrigerator and in bathroom drains, and will brighten your clothes when added
to the laundry. Best of all, it won’t hurt the ground water.
3.) Seal up any leaks around your doors and windows. A tube of calking costs only pennies on
the dollars, compared to the amount of money going out through these leaks. Also, check around
electrical sockets, faucets, and even along baseboards. These are a few other places where air can
escape. By fixing these leaky areas, you can save hundreds of dollars in energy bills.
You don’t have to move mountains in order to live a greener life. These few simple Go Green
Tips will save both the environment and your money. Just because you live green, doesn’t mean
you have to spend green.
Have you been thinking about ways of going green? It seems that almost everyone is joining the go green movement. However, those that haven’t jumped in yet may think that they can’t afford to do all it takes to live a greener lifestyle. The truth is that you don’t have to spend a ton of money when you decide to Go Green For Living.
Probably the easiest way to go green is by recycling. Things such as newspapers, magazines, aluminum cans, and plastics can all be recycled and made into new products. There are also companies that work to recycle computer parts, cell phones, and ordinary batteries. These are things that should not be thrown into landfills, and by recycling, you might be giving someone less fortunate a chance for something better.
Note: 01/29/09 – We want to give props to John Leigh Steinberg Blog regarding the Blog post about recycling cell phones.
If you’re the kind of person who loves to do handy-crafts, there are a million ideas as to how to reuse many of the things you would normally throw away. Items such as egg cartons can be used as paint containers or a way of separating beads and buttons. Empty oatmeal containers are great for keeping ribbons, or can be used to hold paint brushes or scissors. And the plastic inserts found in packaged cookies are the perfect size for keeping spools of thread.
You don’t have to be a millionaire to Go Green for living. All it takes is a little work and ingenuity. Before you throw anything away, ask yourself is there is anyway that you might be able to reuse that product, or if it can be recycled. With just a little thought, you could be doing your part to save the world.
“I’m not an Alkaline Battery,” another example of Go Green Products.
It’s not just plastic bags that are wasteful and bad for the environment. Over 15 billion batteries are made and thrown away each year – equivalent to a column of batteries to the moon and back, causing significant CO2/Resource waste in manufacture and toxic landfill.
Go Green Products
Moixa Energy’s USBCELL Rechargeable Batteries, are go green products aiming to reduce battery waste through being re-usable hundreds of time.
Until now Consumers only had a choice of ‘throw in the trash after one use’ (disposable alkaline batteries,) or a rechargeable that was anchored to the main power lines by way of a bulky charger or cable.
These USBCELL batteries have an embedded USB port and charge circuitry, so they can be Recharged Anywhere and simply via a USB port on a desktop in the office, laptop when traveling, or a Home PC or Games Station (PS3 / XBOX / WII).
Battery consumption has risen due to the shear number of wireless, portable and MP3 devices that are battery operated, so if you use a computer, the USBCELL is an ideal no-hassle, economic and less wasteful solution for everyday battery devices.
Create Less CO2
Moixa Energy is calling for a consumer led revolution – as it is only through changing consumer behavior through better more sustainable product design that a real impact can be made in the short-term on reducing waste and needless CO2 lost in production.
Customized USB Cells
Moixa Energy offers a branding service for USBCELLs as the ideal eco-friendly and practical promotional gift or corporate give-away. Perfect for gifts to employees, customers, clients, guests or conference delegates
Researchers at the University of South Florida have built some of the tiniest solar cells ever made from organic material and they can be applied like paint on to surfaces.
They have pulled 11 volts of electricity from a small array of the cells, which are each just a quarter of the size of a grain of white rice.
They could be sprayed on any surface that is exposed to sunlight, like a uniform, a car, or a house.
Because it is in a solution, you can design a special spray gun where you can control the size and thickness.
Most solar cells are made up of silicon wafers, a brittle substance that limits where they can be placed.
The main components are carbon and hydrogen — materials that are present in nature and are environmentally friendly.
Published in the Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy.