Green Jobs

Posted by on Nov 28, 2011 in green living, Green News | 1 comment

We are faced with a huge problem regarding climate change. For the past years, lawmakers here and abroad are exploring on different ways to save mother Earth.   In fact, more and more businesses and companies are implementing eco-friendly rules such as recycling. There are even jobs that would let you go green like:

  • Environmental Engineer with average annual income of $50K
  • Conservation Biologist which will earn you an average of $52K per year
  • Ecologist will allow you to earn an average income of $69K per year
  • Environmental Attorney with average annual income of  $70K per year
  • Environment Chemist with a yearly average income of  $51K

These are some of the jobs that are focused in saving the environment. However, even if you do Physical Therapist Jobs, education teacher or your expertise is not in line with saving the environment; you can still do your part to protect and preserve the Earth.

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Earth Friendly Craft Ideas

Posted by on Nov 24, 2011 in green living, Recycled Home Decors | 1 comment

Inside your home, you will find a lot of stuff that seem to be useless. With a help of little creativity, you can come up with earth-friendly crafts out of these things. Doing crafts with your kids is also a great family activity; here are some simple craft ideas for your home:

  • Hotplate made of cork; simply gather all used wine bottle corks. Arrange them in circle depending on the size that you want the tighten them together using metal hose as clamp.
  • Create a beautiful quilt out of your scarves. Cut in the excess scarves inside your drawer in the same length and you sew them together.
  • Your old candles can create new candles too. Simply gather all your burnt candles and put them together inside a pot over a low flame. Melt them and add a little scented oil. Slowly pour melted wax in a bottle or can that will serve as candle molder.

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Eco-friendly Formal Dress

Posted by on Nov 18, 2011 in Green Goods | 0 comments

During special events such as prom, most teenage girls would be concern about finding the perfect prom dress. However, prom dresses can cause hundreds of dollars and it is not quite practical since you are just going to use it once. Nowadays, Eco-friendly evening dress or even plus size formal dress is fast becoming a popular trend. Being Eco-friendly means that you can:

  • Rent a prom dress instead of buying one. There are various websites where they offer formal dresses for rent.
  • If you want to make sure that you would not find someone wearing the same dress as yours, then you can buy vintage clothing.
  • Choose an evening dress made from organic materials. A lot of designers are now exploring on organic fabrics mixed with minimal amount of synthetic materials.
  • Lastly, you can always borrow a dress from any family members or friends instead of buying one. Just do a little alteration to make it look different.

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Ecofriendly Computers

Posted by on Nov 10, 2011 in Green Goods, green living | 0 comments

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Nowadays, desktops are found in almost every home. In fact, a day would not pass without using a computer. Thus, part of our electric bill came from using the computer and sad to say, they consume too much electricity.

There computer manufacturers were face with the issue on how to efficiently use electricity. There are some PC companies who already came up with their own versions of ecofriendly computers. These PC requires less of the usual electric consumption of a computer. According to technology experts, the notebook is the greenest computer there is so far. It is because notebooks use less electricity compare to the usual desktop computer.

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A Beginners Guide to Going Green

Posted by on Nov 4, 2011 in green living, Save our Planet | 0 comments

With climate change and the consequences of carbon emissions being discussed more and more frequently. It’s now come to a point when even the most reluctant environmentalists are asking themselves how we can reduce waste and save energy at home, and with energy prices raising this is a greater concern than ever. For someone new to green behaviours, switching to renewable energy and using only local and ethically produced products are daunting first steps, but taking baby steps to reduce our waste and improve our energy efficiency may be the best start to going green. Here are a few tips to help start you off.

1. A lot of heat is lost through windows and doors, so if you don’t have double glazing, place draught excluders or weather stripping to fill around windows and doors. You could also opt for some insulating honeycomb or cellular blinds; their honeycomb structure traps air, and keeps rooms warm in the winter and cool in the summer. These blinds are specifically designed to keep heat in a room, but any heavy window coverings will do the job – just make sure you keep them open while the sun is shining to let it warm the room, and close them before it gets dark so the heat can’t escape!

2. Try and cut your water consumption down by taking baths instead of showers and making them as short as possible. Little things like turning the tap off when brushing teeth or doing dishes can add up and make a difference, too, but the simplest way to save water by far is to put a “water saver” in your toilet cistern. You’ll use up to half a gallon less water per flush. Water companies will usually provide you with a water saver if you ask, but if not, an unused brick or a plastic container with a lid, filled with stones or gravel, will do the same job.

energy saving tips, energy efficient light bulb, light bulb3. Switch to energy efficient light bulbs. Standard light bulbs have just gone out of production (in the EU at least), so this is about to get far easier! They might be slightly more expensive, but they more than pay for themselves over their lifetime in terms of energy costs. Don’t just rely on energy saving light bulbs and energy efficient appliances to cut down on your electricity consumption, though. Basics such as turning off lights and appliances when they are not in use, and not leaving things on standby or unused chargers plugged in can all make a massive difference.

4. Recycle or re-use left-over packaging and containers whenever you can, and try to avoid buying excessively packaged goods in the first place. Use a lunchbox instead of buying pre-packing sandwiches or wrapping everything up in disposable cling-film. And if possible, bring your own mug and coffee to work to avoid endless plastic and paper cups that just end up in the bin- you’ll notice the difference in your wallet as well!

5. Keeping the heating on a low setting (if it’s on at all) can go a long way to saving energy and money, and doing the same with the hot-water thermostat on your boiler is a lesser-known way of reducing your energy consumption. Having the hot water temperature anywhere above 140F is a waste of energy as your boiler has to work harder to keep it hot, and turning it down means your baths and showers will be a far more pleasant temperature.

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