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Earth day celebrations for 50th Anniversary
Lifestyle and environment

50th anniversary Earth day 2020 taking place online

...Earth Day everyone! Earth Day 2020 virtual celebrations and events Earth Day organizers have already changed gears and put together Earth Day Live via Facebook , where you can find a number of virtual events to attend. Here we have compiled a short list of other virtual Earth day events and resources for kids for...

Where to place solar panels
Renewable energy

Where to place solar panels

...earth), and another plane or axis of direction (the solar panel). This is referred to as ‘incidence angle’. If the earth’s rotation around the sun were fixed instead of its wobbling pattern, all parts of the earth would have one specific season instead of four. It is the earth’s latitude that determines the changing ...

Tru Earth Eco strips laundry detergent reviews
Lifestyle and environment

Tru Earth Eco-Strip laundry soap reviewed as a liquid laundry detergent alternative

...Earth laundry detergent strips actually work? We tried these laundry strips to write this review, and this is what we found... Who are Tru-Earth then? But first, the background. Tru-Earth is a company based in British Columbia, Canada , started by 3 like-minded and family-orientated entrepreneurs who saw an opportu...

Passive solar house design
Passive solar home design

Passive solar home design

...day the sun provides the earth with 10,000 times the total energy consumed by humans. A passive solar house is simply one that has been designed to take advantage of that. Passive solar heating is yet another green building design feature that will save you money while improving your quality of life, EcoHome even hav...

Off-grid, passively-heated LEED Gold home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

OFF GRID LIVING BLOG, PART 3: All about off-grid power generation in off-grid homes

...days) to meet demand. Generally the batteries serve the role of storing enough energy to get us through a couple of days without much sun, but when the battery charge gets too low, the backup propane generator turns on and provides power to the house via an alternator that both powers the house and recharges the batt...

How to Find & Order In-Stock Essential Products Online COVID-19 & Coronavirus

Life Hacks to help stay Eco during COVID-19 Quarantine & Ordering Online

...day-to-day life is all part of what we do but especially so at the moment. Ordering stuff online is getting hard! As soon as we started looking online for products we would need , to check stock and make sure our suggestions were going to be possible to do, we were suprised to see how many products online were out ...

Decentralized Energy Generation for LEED, Passive House & Green Homes
Renewable energy

Which is the Best Type of Home Energy Generation for Green Homes?

...day's society, especially in bigger cities. So being a self prophesed fitness fanatic with the motto ‘work smarter not harder’, when I’m sweating buckets in a spin class wondering why on earth I would put myself through it all, it gets me thinking… With the cost of energy continuing to rise and a global push towards ...

Tips for Urban Gardening and Gardening in Small Spaces
Food production

Grow food at home: 8 great tips for growing food in small spaces

...earth you wilI have some leeway here. I have successfully gardened in boxes built over earth with only one foot of soil depth. You can find both detailed instructions for building a raised beds and multiple choices online, or For Seeds, Plants, Tools & Gardening products Online with delivery to the door, try here . ...

“The perfect lawn” comes with a very heavy environmental cost!
Landscaping

Which are the best bee-friendly & Eco-friendly alternatives to grass lawns in backyards?

...earthworms. Ladybugs eat an average of one hundred aphids a day, making for an effective, inexpensive and environmentally-friendly insecticide, simply by providing a non-toxic landscape in which they can survive. Earthworms promote good aeration of the soil, allowing plants and ground covers to flourish, and bees? We...

Tesla Solar Roof shingles
Solar photovoltaic

The Tesla Solar Roof: we love the hype, but we'd like to see some actual facts.

...earth metals from the copper family that have enormous environmental repercussions due to extraction. The price for consumers is cheaper but the environmental cost is higher. Standard Monocrystalline or polycrystalline solar panels are so far the best option at the moment, perhaps Tesla has come out with something be...

Renewable energy wind farm
Renewable energy

What is clean energy?

...earth metals that are in dwindling supply. Windmills have a similar footprint as they are made mostly of steel, along with fiberglass and plastics, and they are seated on a concrete base. Then and only then, can the ‘clean electricity’ be generated and delivered to your home. Solar panel manufacturing facility ...