UV Water Purifier – Let Ultraviolet Light Do The Hard Work

Countries, be it urban or rural communities, are always in need of clean water. As human beings we need clean water to survive, but this means pouring chemicals into water in order to kill bacteria. These chemicals in turn are not always healthy to us, nor is it to our … Read more

Portable Water Heaters: Hot Water Anytime, Anywhere

A portable water heater is, quite simply, a means of ensuring one has hot water wherever one goes, especially in places where heat is a rare commodity. It is perfect for use in camping, fishing, and other outdoor activities where the nearest electrical outlet could be miles away. In areas … Read more

What is a Botanical Garden?

Gardens are places of practicality, beauty and even used as status symbols. Botanical gardens are distinctly special in that they are meant to be places of education and study as well as a place to for preservation, all within a natural and beautiful setting. In botanical gardens, different ecosystems and … Read more

Eco-Friendly Furniture: Elemental for a Green Home

With environmental awareness at a high, people are looking for ways to do their part in order to lessen the carbon footprint they leave behind. What role does our home furniture have in becoming more eco-friendly? A lot, it turns out. Furniture, although static parts of our daily lives offering … Read more

What is Borax?

Wouldn’t the world be better off if there was a simple substance, widely available and safe that could be used for multiple uses around the home? Well, there is- and its borax? What is borax? Borax is a useful mineral with many applications and was historically used in food preservation … Read more

A Homemade Water Filter for Better, Cleaner Water

We are all cautious about what we eat and drink and this is no different when it comes to our homes’ drinking water. If you, like so many other people feel that your drinking water is not clean enough, due to its taste or actual water test results, you will … Read more

Green Modular Homes Growing in Design Diversity

Although many find a modern home style to be visually pleasing, many others find the minimal clean lines unappealing and one characteristic that has prevented some people from purchasing an eco-friendly modular home. Thanks to popular demand, the design styles are expanding beyond a modern “efficient.” When most people think … Read more

Communal Living: Old Concept, New Establishments

Whenever the words communal living is used around me, the first thing I think of is sharing bathrooms and other living spaces. Many college students understand the concept and most of us will never forget those years. In communal living some people share work, such as planting and tending a … Read more

The Volcano Stove – Something for Everyday Use

The volcano stove is a revolutionary stove that can be used in more than one way. Such multi-functionality makes it a great tool. Although, traditionally embraced by by campers, you have nothing to lose by incorporating its use in at home, especially in a household that strives to be more … Read more

Sustainable Timber Helps Reduce Clear Cutting

Timber is the name given to trees that are grown specifically for wood use in furniture and construction. Sustainable timber is a term that assumes timber can be sourced and used indefinitely, however this is simply not true. When taking biomass (cutting down trees) from any forest, key materials for … Read more

Exxon Oil Spill – The Valdez Incident

On the 24th of March, 1989, the Exxon Oil Tanker, Valdez, hit the Prince William Sound’s Bligh Reef and ruptured. Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Facts Between 260 000 and 750 000 barrels of oil spilled into the ocean at Prince William Sound in Alaska. The tanker was set for Long … Read more

What is Purified Water?

These days there are so many different waters; tap, spring, mineral, distilled, even greywater. What, then is purified water? In general terms, purified water means the water has gone through a process to make it potable, or safe to drink. It is an over-arching category that indicates there was a … Read more

What is a Physic Garden?

Surely you have heard of a botanical garden, and maybe you’ve roamed around the sanctuary like place seeing and smelling the different flora and fauna carefully cared for and studied by public and botanists alike. Yet did you know that the first known botanical garden, in fact was a physic … Read more