Hybrid Electric Cars

“Why Electric Cars Could Be Safer than Gasoline-Powered Ones”. This is the tile of a post in the MIT Technology Review at: http://www.technologyreview.com/view/522046/why-electric-car-could-be-safer-than-gasoline-powered-ones/. Obviously, there are always risks of some sort – the risk-free world does not yet exist, last time I checked. We therefore have to make some choices and manage the risks. One choice we could consider is between plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles. Here are some things to consider…

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Go Green With Your Oral Hygiene

Let me first say that there are some bogus “organic products” on the market, so buyer beware.

That said, one of the ideas behind organic or holistic dental hygiene is to have safe treatments – free from toxic products and chemicals. Furthermore, the whole person is always treated or at least considered rather than just a specific body system. You treat the roots rather than the leaves kind of concept. Our author – Zane Schwarzlose – writes for dental practice in Houston, and he has some “Go Green With Oral Hygiene” tips for us…

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Eco-friendly alternative to home demolition - Deconstruction

“Ridding Detroit of thousands of burned-out and dilapidated structures is an ongoing issue in the city struggling for a comeback. And there’s a pilot project under way to figure out if there’s a way to do it in a way that gets jobs, adds value and does no environmental damage.” – http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2013/11/11/demolition-project-aims-to-deconstruct-detroit-houses-in-an-environmentally-safe-way/. Even though you may not be working on such a large scale, the deconstruction principles are the same. In this post, Kris Hopkins discusses an approach to demolishing buildings in an eco-friendly way.

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Green cleaning tips

There is no doubt that more and more business disciplines are “going green” these days. Of course, it’s not just about the greening – there are many financial benefits to be derived from this approach. The fact is, green cleaning is one of these initiatives that can save money while providing many occupational, environmental and safety benefits – from eliminating the use of harsh chemicals. Our guest author Jeremy, has some tips and suggestions for green cleaning in the office.

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Green energy plans

As India works to initiate its green energy plans, it may be able to solve its energy issues sooner rather than later. An of course, there are lessons we all can learn from India’s green corridor initiatives. Laura Ginn guides us as we look at this program…

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Green Storage Solutions

“If you are looking to reduce storage and shipping costs Airpack Systems will be showcasing its latest 100 per cent recyclable inflatable packaging solutions for fragile goods that need to be shipped through courier networks” – from an article at: http://www.packagingnews.co.uk/news/ecopack-2014-preview-bags-tubes-sleeves-and-more-go-green/. To get that type of technology at home could cost a “pound and a crown”, but our guest author has some low cost tips and suggestions. Read on…

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Green energy tariffs

The green energy debate is still going full throttle. Some folks are convinced that this “going green” concept is a conspiracy and there is no real limit to the natural resources we currently use. Of course some others argue differently. Even so, there is is some movement forward – seeking to be more eco-friendly, generally. And an area that jumps out at us is our electricity supply. The question is – Can we really have a green electricity supply?

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Be eco-friendly - use a solar blanket

Of course you enjoy using your pool. But sometimes the water gets cold – too cold – and having a heated pool is right up there with things you must have. Plus, a heated pool can be therapeutic. A major drawback here could be cost – the cost of heating the pool. And that’s where the solar blanket comes in. In this article, Jane Myers discusses solar covers and how to use them for maximum benefit and lowest costs….

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Eco Friendly Buildings

“The owner of the Studio of Environmental Architecture firm, David Randall Hertz, designed the extremely unconventional and environmentally friendly home, known as the 747 Wing House, on 55 acres of land in the Santa Monica mountains” as stated at: http://www.greenoptimistic.com/2013/11/12/boeing-747-recycled-eco-friendly-home/#.UoqRHsR4zKc.

While I am not even close to suggesting that we emulate this specific model, I can’t help thinking that we can do a lot more with stuff we have to help create a more eco-friendly environment. Nicola agrees with me and in this post she offers some ideas on eco-friendly buildings…

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Gardening - How to use digging tools

Based on what I have heard – but I don’t accept it – not all people have green thumbs. So I imagine that they need some help when they still want to grow plants, flowers and vegetables. Most gardeners will willingly share their tips and techniques – but there is some reluctance and trepidation to sharing tools. If you planting bulbs for example, you might need a shovel or an auger or a drill – and don’t forget a stool. You need to be consider your back and joints. Our author today – Michael Bernzweig – is willing to share some tips and techniques to help you with your digging when planting perennials…

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