biodynamic-farming

Biodynamic Farming is one of the organic approaches to farming. This is a sustainable method of agriculture that seeks to preserve the interrelationships between soils, flora and fauna in a holistic manner. This type of agriculture was developed by philosopher Rudolf Steiner back in the 1920’s in response to queries posed by farmers about soil degradation and poor crop and livestock health. Biodynamic farming is often ...

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low-impact-living

Everything that we do – eat, sleep, build, travel, wear, drink, clean, wash and the thousand and one things that we do each day – all of it has an impact on our environment. So how do we limit this impact; this daily toll that our lifestyles take on the planet? The impact that you and I have on the environment depends upon where we live, ...

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why-go-green

Sometimes people may ask: what is so important about green living? Why are so many organizations emphasizing on it? Well, there are literally a million reasons to go green – it is a responsible and less selfish way to live; it is good for the earth as well as our own health... There are so many of them and each of us may have a ...

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organic-food-benefits

If you think that organic food is beneficial only to your health and that of the family, think again. Organic food and other organic produce are beneficial to the environment as well. So if you do decide to eat organic and become conscious about buying organic products made from organically farmed raw materials etc., you're doing yourself and the environment a favor. Here we are ...

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biomass-energy

Humans have been using biomass to produce heat through combustion for a long time. But of late, converting of biomass in biofuel has been gaining increasing popularity. Biomass energy or bio-fuels as this energy source is also called can be an excellent solution for our renewable and alternative energy needs. They can provide useful alternatives to fast depleting fuel sources particularly non-renewable fuels. They do ...

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how-solar-energy-works

Most of us know that solar energy is good – it is non polluting, renewable, sustainable and virtually inexhaustible and that after the initial outlay of buying and installing solar batteries, this energy source is virtually free. We probably have a vague idea that the those solar panels on rooftops and elsewhere soak up the sun’s rays by day and transform them into energy for ...

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diy-solar-panels

Solar panels to light up, heat or cool your home – in fact for any of your home energy needs – can be a great idea. It means that you rely on clean, non-polluting, renewable and sustainable energy and lower your reliance on the grid. After the initial outlay for buying and installing the solar panels, it could also mean considerable savings for you, as ...

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green-accessories

Ethical lifestyle choices can and should permeate every area of life – if you can make ethical food choices and use eco friendly energy sources or green building/building materials, why not do the same when it comes to fashion? As in everything else, we can make ethical and responsible choices by choosing eco friendly fashion as well. But we often lack information on what kind ...

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rainwater-harvesting-at-home

During the raining season, the water gushes down the pipes from the roof but if we can store it properly then we can use it for drinking purpose, for preparing food and other household chores. If we can carry out the process of retaining rainwater properly, we can collect a sizeable amount of water from the rainfall. But due to lack of knowledge, we tend ...

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eco-friendly-lumber

There is much that we can do to reduce the environmental impact our homes have: we can recycle, reduce and reuse. We can conserve water and install rainwater harvesting systems. On a day to day basis, we can reduce waste and improve waste management and pollution and prevent environmental degradation. We can also ensure that green architectural design dovetails with local conditions and weather. Using eco ...

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