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How to Make Paper Without Trees

Today, there are lots of materials available for making paper besides trees. Take a look at the ingredients the next time you buy paper products like loose leaf, notepads and stationery. You might find some of the materials listed below. Post-Consumer Waste Unsurprisingly, a lot of newly produced paper today comes from recycled materials. Buying paper created from post-consumer waste decreases the amount of trees needed ... Read more

10 Excellent Reasons to Install Solar Panels on Your Home

Going solar is becoming more and more popular. People's wish to reduce their carbon footprint is not the only reason why so many people are installing solar power systems. It is also the savings that consumers can make on their electricity bills that is driving the change. So, if you are still sitting on the fence about joining the solar power revolution, read on. ... Read more

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 ... 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 ... 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. ... 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 ... 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 ... 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. ... Read more
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