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Greener building techniques begin to gain traction in South Africa

The green building industry in South Africa is showing signs of maturation, with increasing numbers of architects, engineers and product suppliers showing interest in the sector, not only to discover more about it and understand it, but seeking ways in which to successfully implement and create greener buildings. The recent Green Building conference, held in […]

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Know Your Groundwater

The subsurface water system can be divided into an unsaturated (vadose) zone that normally has air-filled spaces, and a saturated zone in which all available spaces are filled with groundwater.  Soil is an important component of the unsaturated zone, and the properties of a soil, especially its texture and structure, affect both its ability to […]

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Luxurious Eco Travel: 12 Elegant Green Destinations

Staycations and ultra-rustic nature-centric accommodations may be the greenest way to spend your vacation time, but sometimes, special occasions call for a luxurious getaway. The good news is, elegant eco-resorts do exist, and while some have more green cred than others, they offer experiences that rival those of traditional pampering luxury resorts but in a […]

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Top 5 Misleading Green Labels

Green is big business these days and some companies are taking advantage by making their products sound eco-friendly when they really are not. It’s called “greenwashing” and it’s a growing problem. Most greenwashing terms sound attractive to eco-conscious shoppers when in reality they are vague, misleading or meaningless. A recent study showed a whopping 95 […]

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What does ‘Green’ really mean?

Green science or products can be loosely defined as the term for any application of science, knowledge or technology towards improving the relationship between human technology involvement and the impact this has on the environment and natural resources. It is a broad category, in that it can cover many different facets of technology and human […]

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Seven Things to Know when Buying Eco-friendly Food

More and more people these days are choosing eco-friendly and organically grown foods — instead of or in addition to — the conventionally grown food they’re accustomed to buying. Nowadays, even regular grocery stores stock organic food brands. However, just by buying a product whose label says “Organically Produced” doesn’t necessarily solve anything. Here are […]

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Eco-farming can double food output by poor: U.N.

Many farmers in developing nations can double food production within a decade by shifting to ecological agriculture from use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, a U.N. report showed on Tuesday. Insect-trapping plants in Kenya and Bangladesh’s use of ducks to eat weeds in rice paddies are among examples of steps taken to increase food for […]

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5 Tips on how to find your dream green job

So you want a green career? Well, you’re not alone. While the economy has been cooling down, the interest in green jobs has been heating up. Many job-seekers these days are looking to use their talents in ways that can make a positive impact not only on their bank accounts but also on the environment. […]

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Hidden Water Consumption- Surprising Facts

We’ve all probably been made aware of some startling water-use statistics that are more ‘apparent’, but have we ever considered the water use/waste that is involved in less ‘obvious’ human activities?? One may be surprised to learn of some of the facts below… Diet The water it takes to produce the average American diet alone—approximately […]

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