The Earth’s surface is 71 percent water- with a mass covering of this caliber, it can be easy to assume that the natural resource is in abundance by mistake. However, a closer look at this statistic will reveal that 97 percent of this water is not suitable for drinking. As reported by the U.S Department of Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation, only 3 percent of freshwater resources would be available for consumption. Even then, only 0.5 percent is ready for consumption. The additional 2.5 percent is untappable due to being encased in ice caps or deeply polluted.
With the human population growing at a steady rate within the past decade, it becomes increasingly necessary to conserve water. Water conservation does not mean going without water. Rather, it means utilizing the small water supply available as wisely as possible. If you’re still not convinced, educate yourself on the benefits of going green with your water and ways in which you can make the switch to a more sustainable lifestyle.
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Meal prep is different for everyone, whether you like having every meal accounted for, or just having your breakfast ready to go, there’s no doubt it can save you time and money. The question is – how long do your favourite foods and meals actually last?
For example, did you know once you combine chicken with a sauce i.e. soup, the shelf life on average reduces by four days.
To help you plan your meals as well as possible, this handy meal prep cheat sheet shows you how long your carefully cooked and prepped foods last for.
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Harness The Sun for Energy Efficiency
Solar energy is an outstanding renewable resource you can use to generate electricity as long as the sun continues to shine. In return, this means that using the sun is an excellent way to cut your electricity bill. By taking advantage of the sunlight, you no longer will have to rely on your local electric grid- racking up your costs.
There’s no question as to why solar energy continues to thrive as the world’s fastest-growing energy source. As it continues to grow, eventually solar energy will reduce how much we have to rely on coal power for electricity altogether. States like New Mexico are already beginning to pass clean energy legislation, illustrating how far renewable energy has come.
If you’re looking to learn more about how solar power can heat up your pool or jacuzzi, turn on the lights for your home, and spin your fans to keep you cool, have a look at this infographic about harnessing solar energy for efficiency by The Zebra.
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Heat loss in the home can result in recurring high utility bills and that is something that no one wants! Running a household is stressful enough without losing money through heating the home only for it to be lost out through non-insulated areas. Furthermore, in an age where we need to be more conscious of our environment, not being energy efficient is irresponsible so it’s important to be educated about how we can instigate change, even on a small scale!
The guys from Senator Windows have put together this infographic below that details some interesting statistics related to heat loss; it explains where exactly the heat is lost throughout the property, it defines “r-value” and it also highlights a number of ways that heat loss issues can be tackled.
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9 tips that cut down on a building’s energy consumption and the cost savings that can be achieved as a result.
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