5 ways you're losing energy

When you get your energy bill, you probably have a mini-heart attack, right? Yes, it’s quite a lump to swallow that that much is leaving your account, and that you’ve spent that much. While we can complain about how energy companies may or may not be screwing us over till the cows come home, we can control one thing: our usage. It begins and stays with us. While we all like to think that we’re not wasteful and have tightened our belts, you’ll be amazed at the ways you can be losing energy and resources through your home.

Below are 5 common ways that energy is leaking out of your household right now, and what you can do to fix it. Remember all these tips on their own, might not seem like much; but added up and collated over a period for which you’re charged, can make a big difference. Continue reading →

The solar power fad: What is solar power?

The world has gone mad for solar power and panels, with governments throwing money at solar schemes left, right and center while celebrities espouse the qualities of this seemingly magical green energy source. Although you’re probably sharp enough to realize that solar power must mean that the sun is involved in the power generating process, you might be keen to learn more about this increasingly popular energy source.

Solar power systems use a series of photovoltaic (PV) cells contained within a flat, shiny panel. The cells are made up of two charged layers, in balance, wrapped inside a semi-conductive material like silicon. When sunlight hits the cells, the balanced charged layers are knocked out of sync: this causes electrons to move between the layers, generating an electrical current and voila – solar power is created. Continue reading →

Re-using Plastic Bags To Help The Environment

As responsible citizens it is our duty to save and protect the environment around us. A small contribution from each and every individual will help protect and make mother earth a healthy place for future generations. The importance of environment awareness has begun and has gained prominence in schools, in universities and in various organizations worldwide. More and more people are being made aware about the importance of clean and healthy environment. One of the major contributors towards the environment is plastic wastes and its impact.

Nowadays a lot of plastic bag manufacturers are made aware of their contribution to the environment by making them produce more and more eco-friendly products worldwide. Every business groups are trying their best by producing environment friendly products and keeping their operations “green”. They achieve this objective by manufacturing biodegradable plastic bags or paper bags by replacing the regular plastic bags. Continue reading →

5 Alternative Uses For Shredded Paper That Saves You Throwing It Away

Even though email is taking over the world there’s still lots of things get delivered to us by post. If you’re like most people you probably let everything build up until you don’t know what to do with it anymore. You will eventually shred it knowing that there’s some things you don’t want anyone to see. At least I hope you do that. All you need is someone to steal your identity and you have a much bigger type of problem than a pile of mail.

But shredding all that paper takes work and you are left with a big pile at the end of it. I pile you don’t want lying around. The simple thing would be to throw it in the rubbish, but you aren’t exactly helping the environment. If you have a little green in you then you might recycle it. That’s crazy. Why recycle it when you can do so much more with it? There’s lots of uses for shredded paper, so you might as well take advantage of it while you have it. If you’re clueless as to what you could use it for we can look at a few things now. Continue reading →

Alternative energy sources: How can we use them?

Restoration of natural resources, specifically, is the key to energy conservation. Our planet is showing all the symptoms of an ailing and dying planet that need prompt corrective measures to bring it back to life. Energy crisis is a consistent problem, which needs immediate attention before it’s too late. Finding a workable solution to energy situation along with conservation of natural resources can help to a great deal.

Some of the innovative ways that can help us restore the health of the mother Earth and help find a solution to the energy crisis are discussed below. Continue reading →