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A Ceramic Water Filter – Another Great Way Of Cleaning Your Cooking And Drinking Water

A Ceramic Water Filter – Another Great Way Of Cleaning Your Cooking And Drinking Water

The use for water filters have increased over the past couple of years as users have become more informed about what kind of chemicals and bacteria can be found in the water they so freely drink. There are many water filters available out there today, from UV water purifiers to gravity water filters. As we...
Fold Up Bikes and the Difference They Make

Fold Up Bikes and the Difference They Make

There are many ways we can reduce our carbon footprint and one, very popular and effective way is carpooling, using public transportation. But, if you are not the type of person who likes to rely on others, enjoy traveling alone and are a minimalist at heart- the fold up bike might just be the answer...
Are Genetically Modified Foods Safe or Sustainable?

Are Genetically Modified Foods Safe or Sustainable?

In United States’ environmental communities, genetically modified (GM) foods are often seen as unnatural and therefore harmful.  In other countries, such as France, they are banned altogether, embracing natural techniques of raising plentiful crops. Despite excessive marketing campaigns, government endorsement and the pervasiveness of genetically modified foods, strong arguments indicate GMO food as unsustainable, a threat...
How Humans Contribute to Soil Erosion

How Humans Contribute to Soil Erosion

The American Dust Bowl of the 1930s was not a fluke but a result of predictable drought cycles combined with years of unsustainable agricultural practices such as crop rotation, cover crops, and replacement of deep-rooted native grasses with shallow rooted monocultures. Without these natural vegetation anchors to keep the soil in the place, the cyclic...
About Bamboo Bicycles

About Bamboo Bicycles

For well over a hundred years bike frames were made of steel, and nothing else. Then along came aluminum – stiffer and lighter. Titanium took lightness and strength even further and some frame builders even experimented with exotic alloys of scandium and magnesium. Carbon fiber is now the material of choice for high-end machines, but...
New Environmentally Friendly Houses

New Environmentally Friendly Houses

As people are beginning to look to sustainable housing to lower their cost of living by reducing and sometimes eliminating their dependance on conventional energy consumption, new innovations with old practices are being reborn.   Passive solar designs are those that can capture the sunlight to add extra light and heat to a home.  Using...

Homestead Living: Now and Then, Always Contemporary

When you hear the word ‘homestead’, the first thing you may imagine is an old farm deep in the mountains far away from civilization. The Homestead Act of 1862 in American history gave away free land out in the west for people brave enough to start from scratch out in the middle of nowhere. This...
Composting at Home- Why You Should

Composting at Home- Why You Should

There are many reasons why a person would want to keep their garbage. Turns out- your organic waste is extremely valuable. Last night’s leftovers, egg-shells, vegetables, fruit (except for citrus fruit) and even paper can be composted.  Although you could probably assign a dollar value to compost, the real value comes from re-using it to...
Types of Communication: Diffferent Strokes for Different Folks

Types of Communication: Diffferent Strokes for Different Folks

When people approach the topic of the various types of communication styles, it can usually be said that there are four primary forms. Each of them are different, but all of them entail the same basic principles. They all are used for the purposes of sending and receiving messages from one another. One person sends...

The Wonders of Wal-mart: Supersize Sustainability?

For such a vast corporation to be green would seem counterintuitive. But the programme is adventurous, they’ve set their goals so high that achieving even a percentage of these goals will have a great green impact. The three broad environmental goals are as follows: 100% renewable energy, zero waste and products sustainable for the people...

Geometric Radiation Law

Our world, Earth is powered by the sun. Essentially 99.97 percent of the Earth’s energy comes straight from our friend the sun. The sun’s rays spread out ( just like a lightbulb in your living room) and gives off radiation in 360 degree direction . As the distance increases the energy will be distributed over...

Kinect Details and Information

Are you chomping at the bit for the next big innovation in video games? Well, Kinect is an upcoming accessory for Microsoft’s Xbox 360, that will take motion control of video games to a new level. Instead of pushing buttons on a controller, or even waving a control around in the air like you do...