Practical ways to reduce your carbon print

Practical ways to reduce your carbon print

Small changes can have a big impact. Climate change is happening all around us and we need to start thinking about ways of reducing our carbon footprint and ‘going green’.

In your home Although planes, offices and factories produce the vast majority of the country’s CO2, as individuals we contribute 40% to the UKs total greenhouse gas emissions and two thirds of this comes from our boilers.

However, you can reduce your CO2 emissions from heating by switching to an energy-efficient boiler. These high-efficiency condensing boilers use the heat that normally escapes through the flue to turn more water vapour back into water. This means as much heat as possible is transferred from the boiler’s burner and as little as possible is lost through the exhaust flue.

Add a complete set of heating controls like timers and radiator thermostats we can reduce the amount of CO2 we produce as a country by 1.4million tones and save over £275 a year.

British Gas is helping you on your way to becoming ‘green’ by offering £825 worth of discounts on replacing your old boiler for a new energy efficient one to. If you buy and new or replacement boiler by 25 July you’ll get £400 off the boiler, free home care for a year and free radiator and controls installation.

It is also important to get the proper insulation as half of all heat loss is through the roof and walls. This will save you around £365 on your heating bills because you won’t need so much heat and you’ll also get a tax rebate of £125.

Out and about Transport is the biggest offender to global warming. We can make a big impact if we reduce our car usage. Walk or cycle on short journeys, and when in cities make use of the much better public transport facilities.

Plus it’s not just how often we drive it is the manner in which we drive. By less hard use of the accelerator and the brake you could make your fuel go a lot further, reducing your emissions and saving you around £200 a year.

At the shops Always buy energy efficient light bulbs. They last on average 12 years longer than standard bulbs and you could save around £100 over their lifetime.

Buy recycled products and remember to reuse your shopping bags. Make sure food packaging also comes from a sustainable forest and is recyclable or has already been recycled.

British Gas is not just a gas supplier. They can also provide you with a greener electricity supply and even help you to upgrade to a more eco friendly heating system.

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How Solar Panels Reduce Electricity Bills

How Solar Panels Reduce Electricity Bills

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In the beginning, people doubted the effectiveness of the home-made and Eco-friendly power generation device. No one was even ready to believe that the device could be a source of renewable solar energy and could be utilized to illuminate one’s home. But as the days went by with gradual exhaustion of natural resources, people started to look for another source of power generation that should be almost an alternative to the existing sources. Solar panels have duly risen to that effect.

Should Eco-friendly Solar cells be improved to the level of being a perfect alternative, as appears likely, to the present power origin, the whole universe could be possibly saved from degeneration and impending exhaustion of the natural resources. Quite contrary to the present state, Solar panels use the endless renewable resources of the Sun and the power generation has been possible without a little harm to the health of environment. So much so the popularity about the utility of homemade solar cells has been increasing across the world that number of manufacturers worldwide is also growing. They generally cite some of the advantageous characteristics of solar cells such as its power generation capability from the inexhaustible source of energy or renewable source of energy, its pro-green nature, its almost zero maintenance cost or ability to outsource power supply to almost all home appliances.

Benefits of Solar Panels: By now, the advantages and benefits might have been understood. The escalating effects of global warming can die down gradually if the process of sustainable development with the benefits of such Eco-friendly devices is accelerated.

To be honest, its innocuous nature to the environment deserves to be mentioned. The device does never emit any toxic substances which could be harmful for environment. There is no denying that its maintenance does barely cost any while recurring electric bills can sufficiently be saved up to 80%! The installation space it requires is very small and it can fit in any house. They have got protective shields from any attrition against the effects of sunlight, rain, thunder or wind.

Installation Procedures: There are many online stores who sell solar panels and anyone can forward online orders for the purchase and package forwarding of the chosen kit to the given address. Solar panels are found in different shapes and sizes and anyone can buy as per one’s requirements. You may be wondering how do you build solar panels at home?

The installation of solar panel hardly requires any effort and skill. You just need to follow a few steps while installing the panels at a small space by yourself. As you get a solar panel, you need to buy either a deep cell acid battery or a lead battery which lasts longer only with a condition if it is kept in a safety box. You should know that a DC meter is required to convert the energy from the panel to light up your home when an inverter is required to comply with AC powered appliances. You can see the glowing lights just scarcely you have finished the installation job. The video guide must be immensely helpful at the time of installation. Most of the solar panel kits consist of these video guides.

Installation Cost: The cost of solar panel installation may be higher. But it should be kept in mind that there will be hardly any extra expenses after the installation. So, being a kind of one-time investment, there might be no hesitation.

Effects of Solar Panels: As the solar panels generate power using inexhaustible resources of the sun-rays, there is little apprehension of the gradual erosion of natural resources. The present power generation procedures spend the treasures of nature gradually while having no chances of renewing them. The solar panels being a device capable of producing renewable energy do not pose to be a potential risk in contrary to the traditional ways. Besides, solar panels do not give out any toxic agents to the environment. Hence, there is no doubt that this innovative device can speed up the sustainable development mission.

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Reduce Your Company?s Carbon Footprint and Save Money

Reduce Your Company?s Carbon Footprint and Save Money

The environmental cost of commerce has become an important part of business in America and the world as we all become increasingly aware and concerned about the impact of our actions on climate change and our environment.  Many businesses are creating sustainability plans, training environmental impact officers and implementing company wide recycling and reduction programs.

For many small and medium sized businesses, the option of hiring a college degreed sustainability officer and staff is really not in the budget. There are however new online training programs which cater to small and medium sized businesses such as But short of taking a course and becoming an expert, what can your business do to be environmentally responsible and reduce your carbon footprint…all while saving money.

Here are 5 ways to reduce your carbon footprint and save some money.

(1) Recycle Toner and Ink Jet Cartridges. These things, which always run out at the most inopportune time, cost way too much and, contrary to what the big companies than manufacture them proclaim with their “send it in recycling programs” – end up in the landfill, usually in the poorest areas of the world.  The technology and quality of recycled toner and ink jet cartridges in many cases surpasses the original equipment manufacturers…and you get to support a local business like yours when you patronize them.   And don’t forget to set your printers to “draft” mode when you’re not printing for official communications…it’ll save you money and toner/ink.

(2) Use Less and Buy Recycled Paper. Back in the early 90’s when email was gaining popularity we all proclaimed that it was the beginning of the paperless office.  But the paper companies weren’t scared. Paper sales went through the roof because now we had more information to print out, copy and share with each other. Now there are a variety of document sharing services, including free ones like Google Docs, while allow immediate sharing of and collaboration of documents without having to print out 5 copies for the group to mark up.  It saves money, time and is much more efficient.

Furthermore, as the quality of recycled content paper has gone up to photo quality level and the cost has gone down to below the cost of “new” paper, it clearly makes no sense not to include the procurement of recycled printer and copier paper in your corporate sustainability plan.

(3) Go Paperless with your invoices. PayPal and Google Checkout both have electronic invoicing capabilities for those of you who process payments via credit card, and for many companies, their PayPal and Google Checkout accounts are tied directly to their corporate checking accounts for seemless, and transaction fee free payment processing.  They both offer a variety of export formats and integrate with popular accounting packages like QuickBooks and Microsoft Accounting.  

No more 3 copy carbon based invoices, no gas guzzling postmen delivering the mail and no more licking envelopes!

(4) Recycle Everything. Soda cans, newspapers, used equipment, furniture and materials (if you’re manufacturing things) all carry a price.  Aluminum cans trade for around $ .80 a pound (32 12 ounce cans = 1 pound) – so figure you can sell them to a local recycler for a bit better than half of that.  Doesn’t sound like a lot, but when you have an office full of Red Bull crazed employees or “Diet Coke Fiends” it can actually add up relatively quickly.   

List your used equipment on Craigslist or Google for a local company that will pick up and “recycle” your used equipment – or better yet, donate it to a local charity and take the tax deduction.  Goodwill and the Salvation Army will send out a truck to pick up larger items and most likely make weekly or monthly trips through your area.

(5) Offset Your Carbon Footprint with Carbon Credits

While Reducing, Reusing and Recycling is key in preventing climate change, offsetting your carbon emissions is the next great step in the preservation of our environment for generations to come. The Carbon Calculator Math is below, or you could use a Carbon Footprint Calculator at

To offset your carbon emissions simply means to neutralize your part in the polluting of our environment. In technical terms, a carbon offset is a certificate representing the reduction of one metric ton (2,205 lbs) of carbon dioxide emissions.

Certified Projects are developed such as a reforestation project that reduces carbon dioxide emissions, every ton of emissions reduced will result in the creation of one certified carbon offset (

Since carbon dioxide emissions are the principal cause of climate change, purchasing carbon offsets is key to promoting a greener environment.

When you offset your personal carbon emissions, you are doing your much-needed part in helping to put an end to global warming and climate change. In addition to making the world a better place, you just might also score a few popularity points with your friends and family.

Going Green at work doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to build a new building out of used tires, or procure all new energy saving computer and office equipment.  It is possible to work towards carbon neutrality without breaking the bank, and then supplement your efforts with cost-effective carbon credits.

Dr. Ken Pollock is EcoAid’s Chief Executive Officer, sets the strategy for the company. Read more of his articles at In addition, he will be launching in the near future to provide the training and tools for individuals, businesses and institutions. He has a PhD in Chemical Engineering.

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle For a Greener Life

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle For a Greener Life

Today, being Green is a necessity. It’s not just for hippies and tree huggers any more. Actually being a tree hugger is a good thing, but that’s another article. We are in a time that if we continue our bad habits, the children of our not too distant future will not have one.

The 20th Century brought technological growth and change for the masses, however, it was not always for the good of the environment. Now we are suffering from the effects of change. We need to get back to basics and lead less extravagant lives. We all have lots of stuff. Generally everything we buy is new, and that takes a toll on our environment. What we manufacture takes energy, causes a certain amount of pollution, and uses precious natural resources.

We need to reduce our waste, reuse what we can and recycle just about everything. Just recycling our cans and bottles is not enough anymore. (Lots of us don’t even do that!)

We can reduce waste, just by not purchasing so much stuff. Every time we buy something, we throw away the packaging, bags are used to put our stuff in and paper is used to print receipts. Not to mention the energy it takes to power the store we bought the item in and the energy we used driving our vehicles to get there. If you need something try to condense your shopping trips or order it over the Internet.

Reuse what you can. By reusing items or re-purposing them, we can save money, energy, and keep our stuff from unnecessarily being sent to the land fill. Use old broken dishes for the bottom of you flower pots for drainage. Use old socks or t-shirts as dust rags or to wash the car. I know it seems small and simple, however if everyone did it we could make a significant change for the better.

Recycle everything. We can recycle leaves, grass clippings and food scraps into a composter and it will turn into beautiful rich organic compost that is good for the earth. (Some countries in Europe have made this a requirement.) Recycle your cans, bottles, paper, clothing, old household items, furniture etc. Habitat for Humanity will accept old cabinets, doors, windows, appliances, furniture etc. The Veteran’s Association will come pick up clothes and small household items right at your door. Good Will has drop off locations where you can take your unwanted clothing and household items. Share your children’s clothes they so quickly outgrow with family or friends. It is amazing how much money you can save by sharing. Vintage and slightly used clothing stores are popping up as cool chain stores for teenagers and young adults. Plato’s closet is a nationwide chain that sells gently used brand name clothes for the young adult. You can take in your unwanted brand name clothes, (in good condition)and they will pay you for them, then you can shop and get fantastic deals on the latest fashions. There is even a shoe company that makes their shoes from recycled materials, and when you are done with them, you can send them back to the company and they will recycle them back into new shoes. (Oka-B Shoes)

The products to live greener are out there, and becoming more readily available. By reducing our household waste we can reduce the amount of greenhouse emissions coming from our already overtaxed landfills. By Reusing and recycling our unwanted stuff we can cut down on production, which also saves the environment’s resources and reduces pollution. By purchasing less and purchasing only environmentally friendly products, it will also force the manufacturing companies to adopt cleaner, greener processes.

The general consensus has been that to live green one must sacrifice and perform tasks that are difficult and unpleasant. Living Green is simple. You may have to plan a little more or take a few more steps to the recycling buckets, but it is simple and necessary.

Many people are resistant to change. But change is good! By simplifying our lives, our lives become simpler, easier and more peaceful. We are always busy running here or there, keeping tight schedules, have to go pick up this or that. Take it easy…stay home and relax. Life is only as complicated as we make it. Getting back to a simpler life is not only good for the health of our environment, it is also good for our personal health as well. Being relaxed and taking things a bit easier creates a balance in our minds and bodies. Stress is the number one contributing factor of disease. Take the word DISEASE and break it down… DIS EASE. That says it all.

If we all make these small changes in our lives, the effects would be huge! We can collectively make a difference in our lives today and drastically change our future for the better. Your children will thank you for it.

This article may be reproduced and/or distributed for educational purposes. This article was written by Vera Pappas, Co-owner of Green Nation Gardens, Online Retailer of green living products for home and garden. Visit Green Nation GardensToday!

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    How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

    How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

    It’s a fact: the environment is in dire need of attention, and it has never been more important for people to do their part in reducing and offsetting their carbon footprint. Of course, many individuals – as well as groups – have long been working hard in favour of environmental issues. But many more can get involved, taking simple steps at home to make a difference.

    However, there’s one common hurdle. Many people are daunted by the idea of making a difference for the environment. After all, many environmental issues are massive, and a lot of people wonder how they can make a difference. But the reality of the issue is that if everybody did their part – however small their actions might seem – they would collectively make a difference. So, the first step is to know that each individual can positively impact the environment by making a few changes.

    The next step is to identify and implement measures to help the environment – and a great place to start is in your own home. One action you can take is to save resources such as energy.

    Begin by ensuring your home is well-insulated. Place a jacket on your hot water tank, insulate your loft, and make sure all your wall cavities are filled. You can also eliminate draughts by installing a seal on your exterior doors, letterboxes, and gaps in floorboards.

    Next, switch to energy-saving light bulbs, which produce less CO2 and save a significant amount of electricity. And finally, ensure you switch off all lights and electrical items when not in use. An estimated £140 million a year is wasted in leaving lights on in unused rooms, so everyone can make a difference by turning lights off.

    You should also avoid leaving electrical items on standby. Leaving items plugged in and turned on means they’re still using energy – £800 million of which is wasted each year through standby electrical items. So unplug such items or turn them off at the mains to save energy and money. Many energy suppliers also offer tips on how to save electricity, helping their clients save money and make a difference for the environment.

    Next, you’ll want to take some steps to save water in your home. You can do this by choosing a water-efficient dishwasher or washing machine, and by fitting a flow regulator or aerated shower head in the bathroom. You should also fill your kettle only with the water you’ll need, turn off the tap when brushing your teeth, and take shorter showers. In the garden, it helps to use a watering can or a bucket rather than a hosepipe. Finally, ensure all dripping taps are fixed and, if possible, install a leak detector.

    Of course, recycling is another big step you can take. But before you throw something into the recycling bin, consider whether you can re-use it for something else. Whether it’s a glass jar, an unwanted toy, or a broken appliance, there’s usually something you can do with such items instead of simply throwing them out or placing them into the recycling bin. Many charities will take used clothes, unwanted toys, and even appliances for repair; and many plastic and glass containers can be re-used around the house.

    Finally, consider growing your own fruit and vegetables, as well as starting a compost pile. Keeping a fruit and vegetable garden is a fun way for you to cut your carbon footprint, as it eliminates the energy required to transport such goods otherwise. What’s more, keeping a compost pile at home means you’ll have free compost at hand to tend to your garden. Over 30 per cent of an average household bin can be composted – so imagine how much less rubbish you’ll send to the landfill simply by starting a compost pile. Don’t have a garden at home? Many towns and cities have a community garden scheme – so it’s worth enquiring about where you can start your garden.

    Ultimately, there are many ways individuals and families can positively impact the environment – right from home.

    Adam Singleton writes for a digital marketing agency. This article has been commissioned by a client of said agency. This article is not designed to promote, but should be considered professional content.

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    Itch to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle!

    Itch to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle!

    You can reduce the amount of waste you create by choosing what rubbish you throw away. Here are few of the ways you can do to cut down your waste:

    Crush shopping

    Waste reduction starts at the supermarket. By making slight alterations to your shopping list you can significantly reduce the amount of waste created in and around the home.

    Buy only what you need

    Reduce unnecessary waste by avoiding those pointless purchases. Items that rarely get used can be borrowed or shared with others.

    Buy products that can be reused

    Buy bottles instead of cans and rechargeable batteries. Items such as this create very little waste, as they don’t have to be thrown away after they have been used just once.

    Buy all-purpose household cleaner

    Instead of buying many different ones for each cleaning role.

    Buy products with little packaging

    So that less packaging ends up in your rubbish bin. For those items you use regularly, buy them in bulk instead of in smaller amounts. This will save you money as well as reduce waste.

    Many items found around the home can be used for different purposes. So before you throw those items away, think about how they can be reused. Below are some suggestions of how to reuse those everyday bits and pieces.

    Carrier bags and twist ties.

    Carrier bags can be reused in the shops or as bin bags around the house. Paper bags make useful wrapping paper and twist ties can be used to secure loose items together, such as computer wires.


    By sticking labels over the address you can reuse envelopes. Alternatively, old envelopes can be used as scrap paper to make notes on.

    Jars and pots.

    By cleaning glass jars and small pots, you can use them as small containers to store odds and ends.


    Old tires can be given to your local petrol station where they will be recycled. Or you could make a tire-swing by tying a strong rope around a tire and attaching it to a tree.

    Rechargeable Batteries

     Rechargeable batteries can be reused many times before they need throwing away, opposed to regular batteries that create unnecessary waste.

    Recycling is an important factor in conserving natural resources and greatly contributes towards improving the environment. Below are some helpful hints about recycling in and around the home.

    Avoid buying hazardous material.

    It is difficult to recycle products that contain hazardous waste. Try to find safer alternatives to household cleaners and buy non-toxic products whenever possible.

    Buy products that have been made from recycled material.

    You can tell if a product is eco-friendly by looking at the label on the packaging.

    Recycle bins.

    Make sure you have a recycle bin in your home. Keep it in an obvious place so you won’t forget to use it. Your local council should be able to provide you with a recycle bin that can be used for materials such as glass, paper, aluminum and plastic.

    Find ways of recycling different materials

    Many materials can be recycled, such as paper, plastic, metal and glass. Other items such as furniture, electronic equipment, building material and vehicles can also be recycled but many people don’t often think to do so.

    Community projects

    Become involved in local community projects regarding recycling by donating money or providing and implementing new ideas.

    The Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Philosophy are the preeminent ways to cope up with the growing waste problem and landfill tribulations, make it a habit to do at least one of the tips above.








    We are not environmentalists, we are earth warriors

    The UK produces more than 434 million tonnes of rubbish every year, but over 60% of this can be recycled. Recycling is not complicated simply sort your recyclables into the correct bin, bag or basket. This prevents them from getting sent to landfills with other rubbish, and allows them to get remade into many useful products. Every item recycled makes a difference! All the information you need to recycle in Westminster is on this website. If you still have questions though, call us on 020 7641 2000 or contact the recycling team How do I recycle? How you recycle in Westminster depends on what kind of property you live in. Some areas have a doorstep service and some have large communal recycling bins. Doorstep recycling: Westminster’s doorstep service collects recycling from your door once a week. You just need to collect all your recycling in you recycling bag or basket and leave it out for collection on the right day. Click here to find out if you have a doorstep service and when your collection is. If you need more information or you need a new basket or more disposable blue bags call us on: 020 7641 2000. What can I recycle? You can recycle all of the following items: Newspapers Magazines Junk mail including those with window envelopes! White and yellow telephone directories Flattened cardboard Computer paper All types and colours of glass bottles, but please remove the lids All types and colours of glass jars, but please remove the lids Drink cans Food cans Aerosol

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    Vision Shopsters: New Technologies to Reduce Packaging: Innovations in lightweighting, biodegradation, future opportunities and challenges

    Vision Shopsters: New Technologies to Reduce Packaging: Innovations in lightweighting, biodegradation, future opportunities and challenges

    Although packaging waste accounts for around 15% of the total waste burden in developed countries, its disposal has become a significant and pressing problem because it tends to be high-volume and highly visible. As consumers continue to demand convenience, freshness and quality in their food and drinks purchases, retailers are prioritizing getting products onto store shelves as rapidly and efficiently as possible. However, as packaging waste grows, retailers are coming under pressure from consumers, governments and lobby groups to take action in order to reduce the amount of packaging used on products.
    This report evaluates innovation in packaging reduction in food and drinks by region and product category, pinpointing growth opportunities and highlighting technologies with the strongest future potential. It examines packaging waste issues from various stakeholders in the supply chain: packaging suppliers, food and drinks manufacturers, retailers and consumers.
    Through examples of company initiatives and NPD trends, this report highlights what has already been achieved in terms of packaging reduction and provides insight into the new technologies that will impact the packaging industry in the future. It also identifies the challenges and barriers of implementing packaging reduction strategies and highlights opportunity areas.

    Key features of this report

    • A broad assessment of the size of the packaging waste problem, by region and material and an overview of the principal drivers of packaging reduction, including sustainability pressures, raw material prices, demographic shifts, cultural trends and legislation.
    • Insight into the latest trends in reduced packaging technologies by region, product sector and packaging material.
    • Evaluation of the major manufacturing technologies for recyclability, reuseability and biodegradability; and the ways in which these technologies are facilitating packaging reduction.
    • Detailed analysis of lightweighting technologies and an examination of the relationship between packaging design and the more efficient use of resources.

    Scope of this report

    • Understand each regional market in terms of the current packaging waste trends and the legislative imperatives.
    • Anticipate future sustainable packaging trends, particularly in terms of the innovations that can help your business take advantage of demand in the near future.
    • Learn how the emerging cutting edge technologies will deliver significant packaging reduction and improve operation efficiencies.
    • Gain insight into how changing packaging design can reduce waste and the potential impact on production costs

    Key Market Issues

    • Packaging waste is a serious global environmental issue. Around 2bn tonnes of household waste are generated worldwide every year, of which a third is packaging waste.
    • Plastics, the least recycled packaging material, is now the most common and the most rapidly increasing in food and drinks.
    • Whilst demand for ‘less packaging’ is increasing consumers are resistant to paying significantly more for eco-friendlier products which contributes to the packaging industry’s reluctance to invest in the technology.
    • Lightweighting has been heavily promoted in glass packaging, however the potential for further lightweighting is limited, as is the current potential for vastly higher recycling rates

    Key findings from this report

    • Recycling has been the main thrust in the campaign to reduce packaging waste and recycling rates have risen rapidly in the developed world, particularly where there has been legislation to discourage landfilling
    • Soft drinks is the leading product sector for packaging innovation. Huge multinationals particularly The Coca-Cola Company have invested considerably in packaging reduction initiatives
    • Plastic is now the most widely-used packaging material worldwide, but also the least recycled. According to WasteOnline, 11% of household waste in the UK is plastic and 40% of it is generated from plastic bottles of which 3% are recycled. Bioplastics have strong potential, but issues of cost and disposability need to be addressed.
    • Recycling remains the principal means of reducing packaging volumes. Corrugated paperboard has reached nearly 100% recycled content. 65% of glass bottles and 60% of aluminium beverage cans are recycled.
    • Lightweighting has emerged as a major packaging reduction trend, particularly in glass packaging. The average weight of a ‘tin’ can has dropped by a third since the 1990s.More than half of consumers claim they would be more likely to buy a product in lightweighted packaging.

    Key questions answered

    • What will be the future impact of legislative and environmental pressure on the food and drinks packaging industry?
    • Is innovation government, retailer, food and drinks industry or consumer-led?
    • Which companies, product categories and brands are leading the way in packaging reduction?
    • Which packaging materials will dominate future innovation given the latest technological developments and category trends?

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    Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

    Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

    Every morning we wake up to the sun’s warmth and light. Every night, we go to sleep in the arms of darkness as the moon gives us hope of a beautiful morning that’ll follow. But have we ever thought of giving back? Have we ever thought about returning the favors of nature and earth? Sad, but true, most of us have never given a thought to this.


    Alarming rates of pollution and elevating levels of plastic use are of a great concern, especially in a place like Vancouver, where the need of the hour is to save the environment before time runs out. Yes! It is high time that people understand the importance of proper waste disposal and junk removal, so that every morning can be as fresh and pollution free as it used to be in the old times.


    Changing lifestyles and fast-moving lives have affected the environment in an extremely negative manner. It is hard to believe that human beings, who were clearly in sync with nature in old times, have lost touch with it in the modern times, that too, to an incredible extent. A common man in Vancouver who very much has the capability, time and money to plant a tree, say no to plastic and do the likes of it for the purpose of saving the endangered environment; is not doing so, because of various uncertain reasons.


    The condition today is very much more severe and complex than it might seem. Environment needs to be saved urgently. Whether we agree or we don’t, the blessings of Mother Nature are hard to live without. So why not care for Mother Nature when she cares so much for us? It is true to think that how less can our contribution be, however, we must know that however small our contribution is, it will still make a difference.


    And there are millions of ways by which we can contribute. All we have to do is – reduce, recycle and reuse. Yes! We need to reduce- the levels of pollution, the consumption of paper, the use of plastics, the usage of water and electricity as well. We need to recycle- paper, plastics, e-wastes and several other household items that are of no use to us. We also must reuse- plastic jars, utensils, shoes, clothes etc.


    If we follow the rules of reducing, reusing and recycling properly, we can certainly look forward to a bright future wherein we will be able to wake up not only to the warmth and light of the sun, but also to pure and fresh air. To help in our campaign of protecting the environment, various organizations have joined us. Now, we can also contribute and do our bit for the earth by logging on to, and


    And then this earth will seem like a better place to live on. That day, Mother Nature will be truly proud of us.

    Walter is an experienced web consultant and writes about various topics like Web Design Vancouver & Vancouver Junk Removal.

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    Green Guide to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle!

    Green Guide to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle!

    Environmental Conservation is something every one of us should do. Reduce; reuse and recycle are the three main ideologies on which we need to work on to embrace Green Lifestyle and to conserve the environment. It doesn’t matter if you do a lot or just a few; what matters are the simple yet active contributions by each and every one of us which can lead to remarkable benefits for the planet. Green Investment can bring tremendous benefits for both you and what surrounds you.


    1. Reduce

    It is important to always bear in mind the reduction of the total amount of consumption on earth’s natural resources. By reducing the consumption of any electronic devices and making sure they are turned off when not in use is a very useful way in order to conserve energy. The reduction of water utilization is also another way to contribute in saving our natural resources. It is also best to just buy things that you need and eliminate those that you don’t in order to reduce waste.


    2. Reuse

    We shouldn’t just bin things that can still be used when fixed. If clothes can be worn many times, water can also be reused as much. Water that has been used on laundry can be used again in cleaning your car. Furniture at home that has been damaged shouldn’t be disposed immediately if they can be fixed, then do so. One of the best ways to minimize garbage is to reuse plastic bags over and over. But the best thing to do is to avoid using plastic materials and switch to organic ones instead.

    3. Recycle

    We should acknowledge the importance of recycling, instead of disposing; why not think of ways to create something new out of the old material? Recycling saves energy as well as natural resources. Examples of things that are often recycled are glass, plastic, newspapers, aluminum cans, used motor oil, and batteries. Old newspapers could be made into simple home decors if you know how to be creative. Plastic jars could be turned to beautiful vases. Old jeans could be turned to an organizer or a rug. These are just few of the things which can be turned into useful things when recycled.


    Lessening the amount resources that are consumed, using only the amount that is needed and looking for alternatives that will lessen our use will surely contribute a lot in saving our resources.Environmental conservation should be prioritize in order to fully enjoy its purpose, we should do something right now while it is not yet late to do so.


    We are not Environmentalists, We are EARTH WARRIORS.

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