Monthly Archives: April 2013

Eco-Proof Your Home

Posted 22 Apr 2013 5:32 pm . Filed under : Eco-Friendly By : admin

Reduce your environmental impact at home with these sustainable solutions that eco proof any space for smart and environmentally friendly living. Save Water Limit showers to 10 minutes with a timer and use flush and flow restrictors and try using a bucket that captures water that would otherwise go down the drain while washing dishes or fruits and veggies. Solar Power Utilize power from the sun for a sustainable and efficient way to recharge and stay environmentally conscious at the …

How to Slash Your Energy Bill

Posted 22 Apr 2013 5:29 pm . Filed under : Eco-Friendly By : admin

Tighten the purse strings at home and save the environment at the same by learning how to slash your energy bill at home to equal smart and sustainable savings. Dirty Dishes A dishwasher is an easy and effortless way to clean up after dinner, however if you must use this appliance in your home, try changing and editing its settings to allow for the door to be opened as soon as the wash cycle is finished. This way your dishes …

Creating a Tree-Free Home

Posted 22 Apr 2013 5:25 pm . Filed under : Eco-Friendly By : admin

Work your way to creating a tree free home with products that work just as well as their paper counterparts with these thoughtful tips that consider the environment: Go Cloth Replace paper napkins with cloth ones to reduce paper waste throughout the home and replace paper towels with a set of cloth towels or napkins that can be stored in the kitchen sink and reused throughout the week. Cut up old t-shirts make great rags for chores and everyday messes. …

Saving Wildlife Species

Posted 19 Apr 2013 3:04 pm . Filed under : Eco-Friendly By : admin

Trees not only provide resources for humans, they are also heavily relied upon by animal wildlife. These habitats are being destroyed by deforestation and natural disasters, leaving many animals helpless and endangered. Recent studies suggest that up to one half of all plants and animals species on dry land could be facing extinction by the year 2050. According to the World Resources Institute, 100 species die each day because of tropical deforestation. Follow the story on Sam, a beloved Aussie …

How Devastating Deforestation Affects Our Planet

Posted 19 Apr 2013 3:03 pm . Filed under : Eco-Friendly By : admin

Areas of Central America, Asia and Africa have been left devastated by deforestation, natural disasters and poverty. In 100 years, these beautiful lush rainforests we’ve come to know and love could completely vanish off the face of the earth if nothing is done to prevent the current rate of deforestation. Every little bit helps and with your help we can change the world for generations to come. With your support last year, Solutions has been able to plant over 115,000 …

Creating a Solution for the Power Problem

Posted 19 Apr 2013 3:02 pm . Filed under : Eco-Friendly By : admin

Not only is Solutions trying to come up with a better way to help and give back to the planet, scientists at MIT are also searching for a solution to counteract the Earth’s energy crisis. By creating artificial leaf technology with a silicone power cell, this new and advanced technology can now be used is most places that do not have access to clean and fresh water sources as well as reliable energy sources. While the technology is still in …

Did you know? Facts About Trees

Posted 19 Apr 2013 3:00 pm . Filed under : Did You Know?, Eco-Friendly By : admin

In time for Earth Day, we are celebrating the environment and giving back by planting trees around the world that have been left devastated by deforestation especially in areas like Central America, Africa and Asia. Besides pumping oxygen back in to the atmosphere, they do a lot more than we think they do. Find out more about the benefit of trees and the impact they leave on our lives and environment. · Two mature trees provide enough oxygen for a family …

Save More Green by Going Green

Posted 15 Apr 2013 5:36 pm . Filed under : Eco-Friendly, Spring By : admin

Going green and living an eco friendly lifestyle often gets a bad reputation for being expensive, when in actuality become conscious of the environment and greening your household can save you money in the short and long term. The 5 solutions are cheap and eco-friendly ways to save money while going green. Green Thumb   Practice your hand at your own green thumb. Not only is tending garden a hobby for most and a fun activity, it can also help …

How to Minimize Your Household Waste

Posted 15 Apr 2013 2:10 pm . Filed under : Eco-Friendly, Home By : admin

Slash your trash with these easy ways to minimize your household waste and reduce how much your family contributes to landfills. Closet Makeover   Pare down your wardrobe by going through your closets to eliminate any unused or unworn clothing that no longer fits or is simply just not being worn for whatever reason. Rather than dumping those old clothes and items, give back to the community and the environment by performing a good deed in the form of donation. …

Tips for Saving Water Around the House

Posted 15 Apr 2013 12:51 pm . Filed under : Eco-Friendly, Home, Spring By : admin

Spend the spring season giving back to the environment by playing your part to help conserve energy and water around your home and community. On average a standard four person Canadian household uses up to 329 litres of water per person! Help make a positive change and impact on the environment for generations to come. Every bit counts. Even the smallest changes in your household can amount to greater savings in water, energy and money. Following these simple steps for …

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