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

How is Drinking Water Treated?

Many of us have the privilege of opening a tap and water comes out. It is an everyday thing for us and we are used to this luxury. But, have you ever wondered how the water coming from your kitchen tap is treated so that we are able to drink … 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

Wind Farms Growing to Deliver Renewable Energy

Wind power accounts for just over two per cent of America’s electricity, but this is growing. In 2010, 26 per cent of all new capacity came from wind[1]. Many of the world’s largest onshore wind farms are in the US; the world’s largest, the Roscoe wind farm in Texas powers … Read more

Use Passive Solar Windows to Capture Energy

With green energy solutions being implemented by many home owners in order to cut high energy bills, different techniques use nature’s natural resources such as the sun are becoming more and more popular. One of these methods to harness the power of the sun and makes use of its energy … Read more

What is Evaporation? Why it Matters

What is evaporation? Evaporation occurs two ways. One happens as part of the natural water cycle and is directly related to the sun’s heat. The other is by means of intentionally boiling or heating any liquid. Evaporation Evaporation plays an important role in the water cycle. As the solar energy … Read more

How to Build a Small Green Cabin: What to Consider

Building your own small cabin or micro-house is easy. Using space-saving techniques taking advantage of shelves, lofts, niches and other space-saving techniques will allow you to reduce total floor space and will provide your living with space with functional character. Also, with the addition of outbuildings, such as a cob … 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