Why people should care about sustainability
By: Jim Reynolds
Electricity Electricity drives our modern lifestyle. It always surprises me how few people understand where electricity comes from and how it is generated. There are two fundamental ways to generate electricity. One of these, photovoltaic cells, is still in its infancy. It converts sunlight directly...
By: Suzanne Rose
As water goes down the drain, so does your money. Many people use a lot more water than they need. There are many different techniques that you can employ in order to save water, and many of these are very easy and do not take...
Benefits of a solar water heater
By: Marvin Somers
Energy prices have risen dramatically in recent years and are set to continue rising in the future. Global shortage of resources will only intensify and many people are turning to alternative sources of power. Solar water heaters represent one such source of energy. Many people...
The endangered sea dragon described
By: Nancy Houser
The rare and carnivore sea dragons are especially adapted marine fish that live at the bottom of water beds, surviving with their perfectly camouflaged ability to live in seagrass beds, kelp beds and seaweeds. This is because of the leaf-like fins and frilly appendages which...
Environmental crime: The fugitives
By: Effie Moore Salem
Trashing the environment is an atrocity and should not be condoned. There should be a law and there is, but apparently litterers are never caught or the law is simply ignored. One never reads in the newspapers, or hears on the evening news, that so...
By: Kat Centeno
As climate change looms, we find ways to help make our planet greener. By examining our day to day activities, there are little things that we can change to save energy. These minor adjustments may be small but these can collectively have an impact on...
The importance of organically grown food
By: Jerry Greenfield
There is a lot of hype being given lately to the debate, "Should I eat organic foods or not?" The answer, in my opinion, is yes, absolutely! In fact, I'll take it a little further: You need to learn to grow your own food...
How to make a composting toilet
By: Bethany Learn
Make your own composting toilet with a bucket, a toilet seat and some sawdust or other wood debris. Perfect for the rustic cabin or camping, you can solve your own sewer issues with a composting toilet. The bucket can be placed inside a nice cabinet...
How to build a home-based windmill
By: David Colello
At first, building a windmill at home may seem like something more likely out of Don Quixote than based in reality. Sure, we would all like to make a difference in the world, however small, but building windmills must require expert skills and materials. On...
Wind turbines for home, farms, and communities
By: Richard Roberts
Producing your own energy with wind turbines is rewarding in multiple ways. First it saves the owner money by reducing and sometimes even completely eliminating the electric bill. Second it helps to reduce pollution that is produced by coal powered electric plants because wind turbines...

 

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