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Sustainable City: the Urban Living of the Future

By |2019-10-09T20:53:01+03:00October 9th, 2019|Categories: Alternative Energy, Environment & Planet|Tags: , , , , , , |

A sustainable city, urban sustainability, or eco-city (also "ecocity") is a city designed with consideration for social, economic, environmental impact, and resilient habitat for existing populations, without compromising the ability of future generations to experience the same. These cities are inhabited by people who are dedicated towards minimization of required inputs of energy, water, food, waste, the output of heat, air pollution - CO2, methane, and water pollution. Richard Register first coined the term "ecocity" in his 1987 book, Ecocity Berkeley: Building Cities for a

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32 Small Ways to Protect the Environment That Make a Huge Difference

By |2019-05-04T20:30:55+03:00May 4th, 2019|Categories: Environment & Planet|Tags: , , , |

Sometimes the sheer scale of tackling climate change can appear overwhelming. But there are small ways to protect the environment. As individuals, we can sometimes feel as if there is nothing we can do to make an impact. But certain individuals are already making a big impact on how we act regarding the environment. For example, take the ‘David Attenborough Effect’. This effect saw a 53% drop in single-use plastic in just 12 months in the US and UK. But we are not celebrities with

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7 Ways Switching to Alternative Energy Sources Helps You Save Money and the Environment

By |2019-06-14T22:31:09+03:00October 27th, 2017|Categories: Alternative Energy, Environment & Planet|Tags: , , , , |

Did you know that one of the best ways to combat the rising cost of living is to switch to alternative energy sources? None of us are strangers to the ever-increasing cost of living in this day and age. Money seems to fly out of pockets faster than in flies in, and all of us would love to be able to cut down on expenses where we can. One of the rising costs in recent times is the cost of electricity. With prices soaring, more

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4 Entrepreneurs Who Offer Sustainable Solutions and Change the World

By |2019-07-21T14:52:01+03:00June 5th, 2017|Categories: Alternative Energy, Environment & Planet, Science & Technology|Tags: , , , |

We’re living in an exciting era whereby entrepreneurs are stepping up to the sustainability challenge and are coming up with innovative sustainable solutions that are also lucrative. It’s not been an easy ride for the sustainability industry. There’s the ongoing fight with fossil-fuel providers, who have relied on the resource as a primary revenue generator. However, it is under threat due to innovative advancements by disruptive entrepreneurs in the sustainability sector. Here are a few of those entrepreneurs creating and generating wealth, whilst changing the

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These Are the World’s Most Energy Efficient Countries – Infographic

By |2019-07-23T21:39:35+03:00January 18th, 2016|Categories: Alternative Energy, Environment & Planet|Tags: , , , , |

Sustainable development and energy efficiency are among the most important issues for the world’s leading economies. Let’s take a look at the top 8 energy efficient countries. Climate change is a topical subject at the moment especially following the recent COP21 United Nations event in Paris which heralded a new agreement by cooperating countries to further tackle the issue. This has been a long-running saga in terms of worldwide politics with there being many disagreements over the years. The U.S. famously pulled out of the Kyoto

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Residents of This Small Canadian Island Live Completely Off the Grid!

By |2018-11-20T01:11:23+03:00December 21st, 2015|Categories: Alternative Energy, Environment & Planet|Tags: , , , |

I’m sure many of you dream of moving from the noisy, polluted and densely populated city to a quieter place. What if you could also drop off the grid and use exclusively renewable energy? 400 residents of the small Canadian island named Lasqueti live this dream. The island located only about 50 miles (150 km) away from Vancouver has nearly the same size as Manhattan and can be reached by ferry that comes 2-3 times a day depending on the weather conditions. The inhabitants

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A Complete Guide to Energy Efficient Home Lighting – Infographic

By |2017-09-10T10:44:06+03:00June 30th, 2015|Categories: Alternative Energy, Environment & Planet, Home Improvement & DIY|Tags: , , , , , |

This amazing infographic by WellHome.com will help us save energy by illustrating the differences between the many choices in home lighting. We can reduce our environmental impact and also lower our energy bills with the use of efficient lighting options. Home lighting is an underrated part of home energy efficiency that can be easily overlooked by "larger" issues, such as heating and cooling. However, investing in more energy efficient lighting can significantly lower your energy usage and even impact how you feel. This infographic will

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Why Now is the Perfect Time to Go Solar

By |2019-07-21T16:02:29+03:00March 15th, 2015|Categories: Alternative Energy, Environment & Planet|Tags: , , , |

With the world's energy costs skyrocketing, there's no better time to adopt an alternative energy lifestyle. Solar power is an easy way to make the energy switch, especially for homeowners today. If you're looking for a more efficient, cost-effective way to live, read on for just a few reasons why now is the perfect time to go solar. Reliable Energy and Pricing When your home runs off the grid, it's at the mercy of the power company and current energy costs. This means your utility

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