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Social Media: Four Customer Service Tips for Brands

In the digital world, customers are reaching out to brands via social media more than more traditional forms of communication. In fact, brands now realize they need to have dedicated customer service social media staff to handle this. In some cases, customer service and regular social media staff are separate. The following article aims to provide social media customer service tips for brands. 1. Don't wait for a complaint before you interact. Think about whether you want your customer service efforts to come ... Read more

Harnessing Sea Power as an Alternate Energy Source

We live in a world where the term "global warming" is often thrown around, but it could be a real threat to our way of life. According to the National Resources Defence Council, freak weather occurrences that were a result of climate change caused $53 billion in damage during 2011 alone. Not to mention that, in the same year, 206 people died from conditions caused by extreme heat. We are not as invincible as we feel, and someone needs to take ... Read more

Environmentally-friendly Ways to Make Paper Without Using Trees

Nowadays, paper can be made out of materials besides trees. Take a look at the ingredients the next time you buy paper products like loose leaf, notepads and stationery and you just might find some of the materials listed below. Post-Consumer Waste While it might be hard to believe, the paper that we throw out or recycle is now being used to make new paper. Purchasing paper created from post-consumer waste decreases the amount of trees that are required to make paper. This ... Read more

Africa’s Entrance into the Sustainability Arena

The energy requirements of the African continent once provided by huge hydro electric power stations have slowly reverted back to those methods used during pre-colonial days; the wood fire and paraffin lamps. Soon after colonialism exited the Dark Continent, tribalism trumpeted its return. It was welcomed as men and women rejoiced in their cultural heritage and began to banish all things ‘colonial’ from their countries. Rather like the Dark Ages after the fall of Rome this distaste for things perceived as tools ... Read more

Is Texas Ready For Solar Power? Yes!

Texas is in a major heat wave with thunderstorms and power shortages that are wearing down on its electricity costs. Wanna save money on your summer electric bill, Texas? Then now’s the time to switch to solar power. Just a little insight Teaser electricity rates for 3 month periods and even long-term energy plans are rising significantly. Indeed, according to the trade group, The Association of Electric Companies of Texas, the rate on a one-year fixed electrical price has increased more than 20 ... Read more

The Future of Green Building in a Trump-led World

Against the will of 196 nations who had come together just two years earlier, President Trump pulled the United States out of the Paris Accord this Spring. Decades of progress towards making green construction both possible an economically viable threaten to come undone. Many fear a drop in sustainable investments may come of cheaper and less eco-friendly carbon fuels benefit from looser regulations. Autodesk's Redshift online magazine recently broke down the potential impact of recent policy decisions by the Trump administration. Per ... Read more

How to Make Your Home Eco-Friendly

Everyone cares about the environment. We reduce, reuse, and recycle everything that comes into our houses, but what if our houses could do these things too? Here are some tips on how to make your home eco-friendly. Energy Drainers Go around your house and look for ‘energy drainers’. These are appliances that can either be upgraded to new energy-efficient models, or fixed to prevent energy leaks. Unplug appliances when they are not in use. Turn your computer or TV off or on stand-by. https://twitter.com/Cavity_Claims/status/873516389264490496 Lights Changing ... Read more

5 Free Mobile Apps 3D Printing Enthusiasts Should Have

Last month the respected Automaker, Ford, announced its plans to integrate the use of 3D printing in developing major parts of the cars it produces. And the Ford Innovation and Research Centre in California, was built to handle the challenges that comes with designing, 3D printing and testing these 3D printed parts. The example of Ford recognising the impact of additive manufacturing is just one among others highlighting the importance of 3D printing to diverse industries in the manufacturing industry. It also ... Read more
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