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Greening Your Wardrobe

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The perfect way to show off nowadays is through adorning yourself in clothes, which show that you are serious about environmental care and preservation. Green living is being conscious of and living an environmentally healthy life. There are various ways to achieve this; helping to overcome environmental problems, and finding ways to its solutions, the problem of natural resources, and the ways to rectify them. Domestically how can one live a green life?

Following the basics, and starting from square one. As soon as your leave a room, switch off all lights, do not leave the television on stand-by mode. Try not to use sprays, or else use eco-friendly ones. Save water by taking a shower instead of a bath. Use public transport and car-pooling to become a source of saving the environment from the hazardous emissions from the car. Plant trees everywhere. Switch to a laptop from a desktop. All such apparently small measures need to be taken seriously.

Ethically produced clothes are referred t…

Nature Photography

Nothing is better than taking pictures of nature. Even amateur photographers gravitate toward taking pictures of nature because it’s easier to get a good picture. After all, nature is the most magnificent work of art, and you want to do it justice with your pictures. There are a few ways to make your nature photography look great.

Take Pictures When It’s Overcast

Believe it or not, a good overcast day is an excellent time to take nature pictures. The reason is that the lighting is kind of like having diffused lighting, which makes things look soft and beautiful.

Take Images during Twilight

This works really well if you’re at the beach and can take an image pointing out to sea. The light will play off the different textures and make the image come to life in a different way. It’s a great time to take an image in nature.

Take a Photograph during the Golden Hour

As you know, lighting is one of the most important aspects of taking a good photograph. Nature provides a wide variety of natural lig…

Wind Power

June 15th is Global Wind Day!

Various alternative power supplies like wind power are a very valuable source that could meet the needs of many consumers. 

As of the end of 2014, the United States wind power capacity was at 65,879 megawatts. In 2013, the 168 million megawatts of energy that wind turbines produced resulted in the elimination of 95.6 million metric tons of carbon dioxide.

Wind energy is one of the fastest growing sources of electricity in the entire world and it’s not hard to see why. Wind energy projects do not pollute or contaminate the surrounding area on which they are built. Not only that, a single turbine produces enough energy to power 500 households.


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Eco Friendly Carpet Cleaning

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Up until recently consumers were presented with the most potent, harshest chemicals they could purchase to clean their carpet.  However, there are less hazardous, healthier carpet cleaning product solutions these days.  Bio-degradable, non-toxic, non-chemical products and procedures are better for the earth, as well as far healthier for the body and overall well being.

Newer versions of carpet shampoos now have organic formula varieties with packaging that is biodegradable and non-toxic.  This kind of cleaner is safe for kids, pets and persons with asthma or other sensitivities and chemical-induced allergies.

Professional carpet cleaning services also have their own eco-friendly systems.  One offering is dry extraction carpet cleaning.  Pros are using moist organic compounds as cleaning agents and are utilizing more advanced equipment that create less waste.  Some cleaning companies feature powerful, yet non-toxic, cleaning by using oxygenated brightener, which is a color-safe, hypoalle…

5 Ways To Repurpose Clothes

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It is a great feeling when you can take a well-loved piece of clothing that has run its course, and turn it into yet another well-loved item. There are many things you can do with your old clothes, with just some creativity and little bit of your time. Here are some ideas for when you are done wearing a particular piece of clothing, but you still want to get some use out of it.

1. Pants to Shorts

Your pants may be too short now, or may have ripped in the knee. This is an easy fix, especially if summer is coming up. Cut the pants off to whatever length you want your shorts to be, and hem them. Brand new shorts, as easy as can be.

2. Denim and Flannel to Quilts

Used denim and materials such as flannel can combine to make classic yet fashionable quilts. It is fairly simple and is a fun project to work on. Any room is given a touch of warmth with a homemade quilt. Simply cut the fabric into strips and sew them together. There are basic sewing tutorials all over the internet that you can follo…

Composting Made Easy

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Creating your own compost isn’t difficult to do. You likely already have all the tools and ingredients you need to start composting in your own yard. You can use the compost to improve garden soil for planting. It’s the best way to make the richest garden soil and the healthiest plants.

Using your own compost to make your own soil is an amazing experience. What you get when you’re done is rich, black soil that smells fresh and new. It’s nature at its finest, breaking down the materials into the basic building blocks of life.

Step #1: Gather Carbon-Rich Materials

Shredded newspapers, fall leaves, straw, dead flowers and other brown matter from your yard will work great as brown materials. Spread carbon-rich materials around at least a 3-foot by 3-foot area, making it at least a few inches thick in a sunny location of your yard. If you’re not using a container, use big sticks and fallen branches to create a base area.

Step #2: Add Nitrogen-Rich Materials

Now take green materials like grass, …