Your Top 10 Ways To Go Green

We are starting to become more aware of our environment and the impact our daily lives has on it. People say that they will change their ways, but when push comes to shove, no one really goes through with this promise. The time to act is now and making changes … Read more

Composting Basics in 10 Steps for beginners & for homeowners

10 Composting Basics for beginners & for homeowners step by step The composting basics can be broken down into 10 easy steps. 1. Choose a Wise Location Choose an open level area that will be readily accessible from the exit closest to your kitchen. Although outdoor waste will be added … Read more

Where Does Coal Come From?

For hundreds of millions of years the world had no coal reserves. So where does coal come from now? Coal is a fossil fuel made from the carbon atoms locked up in plants that lived millions of years ago. 345 to 280 million years ago, the world was mostly covered … Read more

What is Thermal Pollution?

The phenomenon known as thermal pollution may also be classified as a type of water pollution since it is an unfavorable change in the physical, chemical, and biological properties of a natural body of water due to a dramatic shift in temperature within that same body of water. Whether the … Read more

Ecotourism Benefits the Galapagos Islands?

Ecotourism sounds like it is good for the environment: after all it has the word “eco” in it. But like many things too much of a good thing can cause irreversible damage and this is true for the environment and those wishing to visit pristine areas. Ecotourism Benefits of Galapagos … Read more

Composting for Kids

Composting is a great way to teach your kids about reducing waste, recycling materials and reusing resources when we can. Although they may not completely understand why it’s so important at first, it will help them better understand the challenges we face as an Earth community to build a sustainable … Read more

About Plastic Recycling

Plastic is a victim of its own success. It’s so practical, cheap and versatile we manufacture millions of tons of it each year. It’s used right across the board, from cheap containers for food to high performance plastics used in motor vehicles. But getting rid of it is a nightmare. … Read more

Keyline Design and Geographic Information System Analysis

Keyline design is a relatively new concept to those located outside of Australia although its origins have ties to the American dust bowl of the 1930s. Originally developed in the 1940s and 1950s by P.A. Yeoman on his farmland in Australia, this system of rainwater storage and gravity-fed irrigation is … Read more

Organic Farming Benefits Outweigh Conventional Methods

Conventional farming today has lost most of it’s natural processing. Scientific advancement has led to using chemically enhanced fertilizers mixed with fossil fuels, genetically engineered seeds and organisms, pesticides and herbicides, and a process called irradiation. That is all before it is sold to buyers who then process it more … Read more

Rainwater Storage: Diverse Approaches

Saving rainwater is great for a variety of reasons. For those who live in an urban area and are a part of a city’s water system, saving rainwater can be a way to irrigate ones’ garden, not only conserving resources, but saving money. For homesteaders or those that live in … Read more

Vegetable Oil Fuels – A Not So New Way of Keeping Wheels Turning

Vegetable oil fuels are an alternative for diesel fuel as well as for the use of heating oil burners. More recently they are becoming the fuel of choice for green-minded vehicle drivers. Rudolf Diesel, the inventor of the diesel engine, did initially experiment with engines running on vegetable oil fuel. … Read more

Hassan Fathy: An Early Visionary of Sustainable Architecture

Born in Alexandra on the 23rd of March, 1900, Hassan Fathy passed away in 1989, but not before leaving his mark on the world. Fathy was an architect and the very first Egyptian that did not incorporate western ideologies into his architectural techniques. Instead he dug into the past and … Read more

How To Recycle Batteries

Recycle your batteries! Learn how Today almost everything uses batteries – from wristwatches and mobile phones to laptop computers and cars. Anything that runs on electricity without having to rely on an external power source for practical reasons requires a battery. However, as great as batteries are for making portable … Read more

How to Can Food: Beginners’ Style

Canning food is a reliable form of food preservation. By taking the bounty of the fat times, the summer months and converting them into jellies, pickles, sauces, stocks and other products, you can store up a reserve of food for the lean times, winter months when few, if any, crops … Read more