Archive for June, 2013

National Trust Plans Eco Castles

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National Trust

The United Kingdom is one of the most historical places in the world with many historical sites and buildings of significance that were built throughout its vast history in the country. The National Trust for Place of Historic or Natural Beauty popularly known as just the National Trust is a conservation organization in the United Kingdom which owns and maintains many of the historical properties in Wales, England and Northern Ireland. This is an organization that was established in the late 19th century and its current president is H.R.H. Charles, The Prince of Wales. The main aim of this organization is to protect the historical sites like castles, manors, historical buildings, gardens and many such other structures of historical relevance and beauty.

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Make Children’s Room More Eco Friendly

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Home Design and Environmental Protection

When one decides on the interior decoration of the home, many rooms have to be designed according to the type of room, whether it is a kitchen, living room or a bedroom.  Also another important aspect is to consider is who is going to be using that room. For example an interior design of a children’s bedroom is usually different from a master bedroom.

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Green Accessories for Smartphone and Tablets

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Environment Conservation

People love listening to music on their mobile phone, smartphones as well as tablets. Generally to listen to music a bit louder the devices are connected to an amplifier or a stereo or some loud speakers. These all mobile accessories are generally not very eco friendly in nature. An innovative idea to make loud speakers out of clean and green eco friendly material is the iBamboo Speaker. This speaker dock is really cool as it does not use any extra electricity. The carved bamboo amplifies the volume of the music on the smartphones naturally.

Nowadays one hears a lot of talk about being environmentally friendly or going green to save the environment. It feels like a new fashion or a trend in the market. Sadly for the environment it is not just a trend. It is a very serious issue that we face today and our environment has suffered some serious damages due to human activities especially in the last century or so. More degradation of the environment due to our day to day activities may lead to catastrophic consequences.

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Flyer completes eco friendly Arctic voyage

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The trained biologist and environmentalist Matevz Lenarcic is the first flyer and pilot to complete the eco friendly Arctic voyage. And the ultra light plane flew almost 4,000 kilometers which no other light plane is capable of flying.  He had started his journey to North Pole on 22nd of April from Ljubljana for his GreenlightWorldFlight North Pole project. And has been flying from Europe to America and back all over to the North Pole in an ultra light plane. The environmentalist Slovenian Matevz Lenarcic then later landed at Ljubljana completing the month long trip. Earlier the journey was scheduled for a shorter duration but due to inexplicable reasons the journey was stretched for an additional 14 days. The biologist even explains his well wishers and the crowds that the trip was a lot more difficult and troublesome than he had expected but what matters the most is the ultra light plane landed safely.

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Now, Samsung Galaxy S4 is environmentally friendly too

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After the immense success of Samsung Galaxy S2 and Samsung Galaxy S3, Samsung has come up with new Samsung Galaxy S4 as the latest Android phone in Galaxy S series. And this time, the new phone is environment friendly. Yes, you read it right. Now, Samsung Salaxy S4 is environment friendly too. Samsung Galaxy S4 along with all the bundled accessories has successfully passed the TCO certification. TCO certification is the certification for being an environment friendly product. So this means that now your Samsung Galaxy S4 is healthy device to use when we talk in reference with environment.

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Fashionable Eco Friendly Brands

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Sustainable Living

Nowadays it is essential that all human beings contribute towards a more sustainable living. Sustainable living is a concept that means each and every organization, company and individual on this planet should make conscious efforts to reduce the use of resources and reduce causing harm to the environment that we live in, in any way that is possible for them

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“Green” Colors: Environmentally Friendly Paints

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These days one has to make decision regarding the type of color to be used for painting one’s house. Some of the main paint brands present a low or zero volatile organic compounds (VOC). VOCs are the vapors arising from the products used in making paints which pollute both the indoor and outside environment during and after painting.

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How to use solar power to heat your home

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Using solar energy can lower down your home energy bills to a great extent. In addition, your house will remain free of harmful gases and pollutants that various equipment running on fuels produce. Solar energy can easily be converted to electricity and heat, and can replace your regular gas and electricity sources. There are several ways you may utilize solar power to heat up your home.

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Aussie researchers develop printable A3-sized solar cells

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In what could be considered as a major breakthrough for solar energy and its use in domestic circuits, a team of highly qualified scientists at the Victorian Organic Solar Cell Consortium (VICOSC) in Australia have developed a specialized solar printer that is capable of printing flexible A3 sized (paper size) photovoltaic solar cells.

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Most interesting human powered electricity generators

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Human power can be put to great uses and it can even save on the electrical energy that you utilize for running several household appliances. Are you thinking how would it get possible? Well, there are various types of power generating devices that can be built to run on human muscle power and body energy. Some such devices include chargers, generators, and similar gadgets that supply the converted electrical energy from human power to run the appliances. There are a few of these interesting devices that have been developed for generating small amounts of electricity to be used in emergency situations. Check out what kind of devices have been developed to work on human power.

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