Green-Friendly Living

Posted by on Aug 29, 2011 in green living | 1 comment

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There are so many ways that you can live a green-friendly lifestyle if only you want. In fact green-friendly living ways are greater in number than the life insurance types. Here is how you can help save our planet:

  • Instead of using desktop PC why not use laptop; it consumes less energy than the usual desktop PC.
  • At work, instead of using disposable cups that the company provide, it is better bring your own glasses or mugs.
  • Arrange your home furniture in a manner that you will be able to get natural light. This will lessen your electric energy consumption as well as your electricity bill.

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Tips in Using Digital Camcorders

Posted by on Aug 20, 2011 in Green Goods | 0 comments

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Digital camcorders or Caméscopes numériques are used to capture and help preserve memories on special occasions and even during the day-t0-day life. As much as you want to capture each moment, there are some important things to keep in mind when it comes to using these camcorders. Check on the following things before using the gadget:

  • Settings such as the brightness, contrast, balance and focus; this would make shooting videos a lot easier.
  • Apply the basics in shooting like the Rules of Third and it would be better to move closer to the subject than zoom in.
  • Take note of the lighting, there are areas where you will need additional light to record things clearly.

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Earn Your Degree Online

Posted by on Aug 14, 2011 in Save our Planet | 0 comments

Many professionals would still want to pursue further studies to be more competitive in their field of specialization. However, attending a traditional school becomes more of a hassle because sometimes there is no good college in the area where they work. It would be very inconvenient for these professionals to move out just to pursue Master’s degree.

Online university has become the wisest decision to attain that most wanted diploma. There are a lot of accredited universities where a person can pursue Master’s degree and Doctrate program. Online university like WGU online university even offer a bachelor’s program. There are advantages on studying online like flexible schedule, affordable tuition fee and of course, you also help out Mother Earth by not consuming any gasoline for traveling to and from the school.

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How to preserve your deck boards

Posted by on Aug 11, 2011 in Green Goods | 0 comments

Home is where the heart is. Naturally, you’d want to care for your heart, right? Each part of your home needs careful attention, and one of these is your deck. It’s an ideal place for you to simply sit back and relax with family or friends. The thing is, since your deck is found outdoors, it is more susceptible to everyday dust, dirt, and grime. Here are the things you could do to preserve your composite deck boards:

Cleaning. It’s almost inevitable for dirt and grime to be stuck in the deck boards. One good way to dislodge them is by using a pressure washer. Sorry, but the garden hose just won’t cut it. Just be careful not to use too much pressure, as the water could damage the deck boards- the wooden ones, most especially. You can also pick out any dirt in between boards by using a pocket knife. As for the cleaner, choose an oxygen-based bleach cleaner instead of a chlorine-based one. Chlorine cleaners are tough on mold and mildew, but tend to discolor wood and harm the environment. Whatever type of cleaner you choose to use, always remember to follow the directions of the product. If you want to be on the safe side, you could just scrub your deck boards with a mild detergent.

Repairing. Check the boards for any voids or gaps which need filling. If any, fill them with wood filler. After it dries, sand the deck board to smoothen it. Be sure to hammer any nails which are starting to protrude. Add screws in areas where warping has begun.

Staining. Apply a staining agent or a sealer 24 hours after thoroughly cleaning your deck. When sealed, your deck board forms a protection against moisture. Staining, on the other hand, protects against sun exposure.

If you need any more help, head over to the azek.com website for all the decking information you’ll need.

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Eco-Friendly Gadgets

Posted by on Aug 7, 2011 in Green Goods, green living, Save our Planet | 1 comment

Modernization in technology is pretty much obvious, sometimes people tend to neglect their environment because of never-ending advent in technology. However, there are still a good number of companies which manufacture appliances and gadgets which are eco-friendly.

These eco-friendly appliances such as air conditioner, refrigerator and TV will not only help save the environment but it will also save you money. Most of these appliances consume less energy hence, you will have lower electricity bill. There are also earth-friendly gadgets which are mostly solar powered. In fact most outdoor and garden lights are operated by solar power.

So before purchasing any appliances like a home theater system that would look perfect on your speaker stands, or the dish washer that you’ve been dying to have make sure that you only buy stuff which are earth friendly. Remember there is only one planet that human beings can live in, so do your part in saving Mother Earth.

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