Rainwater Harvesting Tank System for Water Security

Rainwater harvesting is the process of collecting rainwater from house top roofs, tents and other places of business. It involves collecting and storing the water inside a reliable rainwater harvesting tank system until it is ready for use. Water is one of those natural resources that can be recycled over … Read more

Rhode Island Red Chickens: The Hardy Pet

Rhode island Reds are a popular dual bird. Meaning they produce large brown quality eggs and a fine tasting meat. They are also one of the oldest breeds developed in America and make the perfect urban pet that can eventually be eaten, but doesn’t necessarily have to be. Many people … Read more

Why Build a Moveable Chicken Coop?

Deciding to raise chickens is a big responsibility and can be a bit tricky if your home is located within a residential area of a town or city. Constructing or purchasing a moveable chicken coop is the best option if you want the chance to farm in your own backyard. … Read more

What Happens to Nuclear Waste? | Nuclear Waste Disposal

When we talk of nuclear waste we imagine spent fuel from nuclear reactors. But many industries and even medical centers produce radioactive waste. What happens to it? Nuclear waste disposal There are two approaches to disposal. Dilution and dispersion is used for very low-level radioactive gases and liquids, which are … Read more

Wood Burners: Eco-Friendly and Warmly Rustic

While more people are turning into “greenies,” motivated by environmental or pocketbook concerns, an interest in wood burners as a low-cost and low-carbon heating source has perked up ears. Wood Burner Getting fuel from wood was a primary heating source long before electricity and fossil fuels came onto the scene. … Read more

Windmill Power- an Old Fashion to Innovative Tech

Windmills conjure up romantic images of sails slowly turning amongst fields of wheat, the fabric sails gently rustling in the soft breeze. Or of course there’s Don Quixote riding at them on his horse and his trusty sidekick Sancho Panza looking on in despair. Or of Dutch mice running up … Read more

Vernacular Architecture and Historic Preservation

Sustainable design in architecture is often only associated with wealthy individuals, high-end glossy magazines, distant locations, and famous celebrities. With green buildings still only account for less than 1% of all buildings, little attention is paid to the sustainability of the vernacular in the local suburbs of modern America. Vernacular … Read more

The Benefits Of An Aquaponic Farm

Aquaponics is defined as “the integration of aquaculture (the raising of marine animals, such as fish) with hydroponics; the waste products from the fish are treated and then used to fertilize hydroponically growing plants”. Aquaponic Farm Simply put, aquaponics is a recycling system, it mimics the natural system of our … Read more

What is Already Green About Historic Buildings

For decades, there has been an underlying tension between historic preservation and environmental design: the former seeking to protect our history and culture, typically by applying traditional methods of construction and conservation to familiar buildings from the past; the latter trying to protect human health and natural habitat and promote … Read more

How To Minimize Waste

Modern society is full of waste. Here are the stunning facts: The average American office worker uses about 500 disposable cups every year. Every year, Americans use approximately 1 billion shopping bags, creating 300,000 tons of landfill waste. Only 2.5% of all waste food was composted in 2008 – the … Read more