Summer is a popular time for people to head outside and start planting. The sun’s shining, and the air is warm, so why not go ahead and plant those daisies?
But hold on — there is actually one important step that’s easy to miss before you start gardening. You need to test your soil.
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No business wants to be in the habit of wasting money, which means most businesses look for every opportunity to become more efficient. Whether that means improving processes or streamlining the workforce. Yet when businesses look internally for opportunities to become more efficient, they might lose sight of some big opportunities all around them.
Commercial buildings account for nearly one-fifth of all the energy consumed in the United States, and a significant portion of that energy goes to waste. Through carelessness and a lack of proper planning, many businesses waste energy in the workplace. This not only adds up against the bottom line, but also creates consequences for the environment and our natural resources. However, operating a more energy-efficient commercial building doesn’t have to involve tearing out the infrastructure to replace it with solar panels or windmills. Often, a few tweaks can make a world of difference. Even something as relatively minor as turning off lights when no one’s in the room can reduce a building’s energy use substantially.
The following checklist provides some simple ideas businesses and commercial property owners can follow to ensure that their buildings are more energy efficient. See if there are any ideas you can use in your workplace, and watch the savings accumulate.
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We all have our morning rituals, and while some deserve to be called ‘nourishing’, others leave something to be desired. Oversleeping and brushing your teeth while trying to get dressed doesn’t really sound like the best possible way to start your day, and beginnings count for more than we give them credit for. When you start off your morning right, chances are your entire day will go swimmingly as well.
That’s precisely why it’s important to make the time and nourish yourself every single morning so that each and every one of your days would be filled with joy, positivity, and productivity. So let’s uncover this secret recipe so you can start reaping the benefits as of today.
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With the whole motoring world doing what it can nowadays to create brand new cars that have as close to zero carbon footprint as possible, here is a guide for people who own slightly older cars so they can also cut down their carbon footprint by doing a few simple things.
This infographic has a list of some of the best and worst cars for emissions if you’re looking to change your car in the near future.
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Urbanization has significantly decreased the amount of land that is available for farming. The great expanses of winding roads, towering department stores, and crammed apartment complexes have spread out so far that there is no longer the same amount of space left over for planting crops. Because of this, most of the people who live in the city don’t have much access to fresh fruits and vegetables outside of a grocery store. So those who can’t afford to regularly shop often just get by with whatever meagre provisions that they can scrape together. But there is a new gardening movement that offers a way to change all this. It is called “urban rooftop gardening.”
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