Rain Water Collection – Why Do They Make It So Difficult?
When water supplies in drought regions are scarce, people resort to simple strategies to conserve water. One way is to collect the rain water that hits your house and property and prevent it from getting away. This doesn’t help the creek beds and vegetation or the normal nutrient sediment erosion find its way into the deltas, but it does help those folks in urban and suburban areas deal with the drought. It’s a catch-22, as you want to help the environment, but you also want to protect water supplies so that you have the water you need during severe drought periods.Planetary Health Care
How can we heal the planet? Is this part of personal healing? How can my community help to heal the world?Introduction to Paper Recycling
For those looking to reduce the waste stream, recycling paper is the perfect way to do it. Especially since paper is being wasted in large quantities all year long. This process implies recovering a lot of fiber from paper, which can be reused and transformed into cardboard, new paper or various paper items.Ecofriendly Living and Eco-Driving As Moneysaver and Win Win to All
A lifestyle change in order to contribute to a better environment can seem exhausting for those accustomed to the comforts life has to offer. When you realize that a less environmentally destructive lifestyle also saves large amounts of money, it becomes a lot easier. Here are the tips for the simple technological tools that will help you save money and be a hero at the same time.New Technologies and The Electric Grid
The electric grid is based on centralizing the supply of electricity. But new technologies make it possible to decentralize the supply.Green Roofs Are the Future
Green roofs can mitigate the urban heat island effect. Even on an overcast, 23° Celsius day, black tar roofs can reach temperatures as high as 70°. But this green roof at Toronto City Hall boasts a 35,000 square foot garden, which keeps the roof’s temperature at the forecasted 23°.Listening to the Dream of the Earth
Some people realize and accept that they are part of the world community. Others think that the only things important in the universe are those within the borders of their own skin.Nansulate Reviews
Ever hear of nanotechnology? How about heat resistant paint? Because it is real, and there are the skeptics out there. Read our article about Nansulate and come up with your own reviews!4 Water-Saving Irrigation Tips During Droughts and Beyond
Water conservation is important not only during a drought, but all the time. Consider these irrigation tips to help conserve water during a drought.Smart Cities Expanded
There is no doubt that Smart Cities hold a lot of promise to help make our communities safer, better places to live. But, as with every new technical development, there are risks. What are the components of a Smart City?Why I Am Concerned With Our National Energy Policy
Some have asked me why I am not an in-stride lock-step environmentalist if I run a think tank. Well, it’s rather simple. I see this push to turn environmentalism into a religion, and I’ve watched the politics involved, and greed line up for the free-flow of taxpayer’s money being promised. I am not pleased. But rather than me put out a cynical rant, let me give you yet one more example. Let’s talk.Solar Energy for Your Domestic Needs
In case you are looking for alternative energy options, you will discover that solar energy is one that is truly reliable and cost-efficient. If you have never tried using solar energy in your home, then it is about time to enjoy its benefits. With the continuous price hike of electricity these days, solar energy can be a welcome respite.