Ways to Reduce your Carbon Footprint [Visual]

In October 2018, the world’s leading scientists, led by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, issued a “final call” on climate change, stating that the world is completely “off track”.

To avert long-term and irreversible harm to our climate will require “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society”.

According to the report, the world has around 12 years remaining to enact these changes if we want to keep temperature increases to 1.5°. Currently, the world is on course for a worrying rise of 3° by 2030.

While government pressure on big businesses is ratcheting up, what can you and other citizens do to reduce the carbon emissions being released into the world around us?

Below is a guide with some things you can do to cut your carbon footprint:

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How Gardening help your Motor Skills [Infographic]

We often think of motor skills as being innate, or something we’re born with. After all, every kid can run, jump, and do somersaults, right?

In reality, they are physical skills learned as children, and some types are fine-tuned throughout our lives. Gardening can play a big role in enhancing motor skills. Whether you’re young or old, gardening can be a healthy addition to your lifestyle.

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Stain Removal Hacks [Infographic]

Abrasive and environmentally harsh chemicals are in most store brand carpet cleansers. However, there are just as effective ways to get your carpets looking like new with more friendly ingredients. These are safer for your pets, loved ones, and lungs, not to mention the fabric of your rugs.

It turns out that even the toughest looking stains, from oil splatter to permanent marker, can be removed simply and easily with items you probably have around the house. Your Best Digs lines up 10 nasty stains and pits them against these easy clean up methods that are environmentally friendly. Did you know you could get glue out of a carpet using an iron? Or stop crying over spilled wine with some baking soda?

Check out the infographic below for a number of sure-fire carpet stain removal methods that will keep your rugs in great shape, no matter what hits them.

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Greenspiration: Home Design for the Eco-Conscious

Concerns about climate changes and the general state of our planet are constantly growing. As a result, many industries have started introducing new, green approaches and methods into their business models, trying to contribute to environmental preservation. The same goes for the eco-conscious interior design which has gained popularity recently, and many owners are now implementing sustainable practices when decorating their home. In order to help you follow in their footsteps and do something good both for our environment and your family, we’ve singled out a list of some awesome ideas and suggestion regarding this topic. Feel free to take a look.
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Furoshiki: The Art of Japanese Fabric Wrapping [Visual Guide]

Many of the most revered Japanese arts have emerged from something that was first intended for practical uses. Such is the case with Japanese calligraphy, the solution to a growing need for a uniform script in the administrative process, and Kintsugi, which originated as an elegant way to repair broken pottery. Furoshiki is no different. The term, which literally translates to “bath (furo) spread (shiki),” was first used in the Nara period (710–794) as a means to protect valuable goods.

Since, the Japanese have mastered the art of doling fabric to transport and wrap items. This has evolved into a popular practice in cultures around the world as a versatile, environmentally-friendly way to carry bottles, food, and everyday necessities, and has also become a modern alternative to holiday gift-wrapping.

Below are some of the basic Furoshiki wrapping techniques that invaluable has visualized to help guide you.

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