We humans have been destroying our own precious habitat for centuries now. The smog that hangs over our cities is visible from outer space, as are the islands of man-made junk that float in our oceans. As young activists like Greta Thunberg have been imploring us, it is high time we take action before it is too late to reverse the damage done for generations to come. Fortunately, going green has never been simpler and here we have listed five steps you can personally action:Continue reading “Five Green Things you can do to Save Our Planet”
A sustainable city is one designed to address social, environmental and economic impact through urban planning and city management. Many sustainable initiatives are achieved by building eco-friendly alternatives into city infrastructure, such as adopting walk and bike lanes. Regulations and fines can also achieve change: waste removal orders have proven to reduce landfill waste.
While finding ways to help the planet is essential to sustainability, reducing costs and creating a vibrant culture for citizens are equally important. Through planned infrastructure, public green spaces, smart waste removal and more, cities can leave behind a net zero footprint for a more sustainable world.
Cities who reduce their risk of climate effects and other naturally occurring disasters will see less property damage, insurance losses and even casualties, making sustainable city practices a necessity for long-term success.
To learn more about the characteristics of a sustainable city, check out the visual below.Continue reading “Sustainable City Solutions [Infographic]”
The “electrify everything” movement aims to use cleaner energy and decrease our dependence on fossil fuels. Many people have already switched their gas-powered cars to electric ones for a smaller carbon footprint. Now homeowners are looking to convert any technology or appliance in their home that runs on natural gas to electric power. To learn more about why homeowners are electrifying their homes, explore the infographic below from The Zebra.
There’s nearly an even split in the U.S. between houses that run on electricity or natural gas, and some use a combination of both. While electricity production currently isn’t 100% clean, many local governments are introducing electricity options where you can buy electricity from renewable sources. There’s still a long way to go before the electric grid is completely clean but proponents for electrification say that you shouldn’t wait for a full transformation.
It’s important to remember that the best way to help the environment is by consuming less energy — no matter what source it comes from.
9 tips that cut down on a building’s energy consumption and the cost savings that can be achieved as a result.
Did you know that more power from the sun hits earth in a single hour than humanity uses in an entire year? Roof Stores wanted to find out how mankind would go about harnessing this energy to produce an earth powered entirely by solar.
It turns out an area equivalent to 1.2% of the Sahara desert is all that would be needed! Realistically, this would cost around $5 Trillion. Which does sound like a lot. But, to put it into perspective, that is the same amount as:
- What the US spent on wars in the Middle East and Asian since 2001
- What the world spend on the military and it’s weapons in just 3 years
- The amount of money Americans spend on fast food over 3 Years
Find out where these global ‘solar farms’ should be located, and the challenges that would face this project by reading the full article.