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How Green Is Your Dentist?

If you’re a greenie who likes white teeth there is a growing resource of eco-friendly dentists to choose from. Dentists with environmentally friendly practices make an effort to reduce waste and pollution, save energy and water and using high-tech and green solutions such as digital x-rays. GreenBiz.com reports there is now a certification offered for […]

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No More Global Warming, Just Global Cleaning

Even though there is a scientific consensus around the fact that global warming is, in fact, happening, there are still a lot of people that think it is all a load of bunk. As far back as 2003, the World Meteorological Organization “highlighted record extremes in weather and climate occurring all over the world in […]

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Africa to be world’s largest market for solar lighting by 2015

Africa is set to become the world’s largest market for solar portable lights (SPLs) by 2015, a report compiled by the International Finance Corporation and World Bank Lighting Africa programme has found. The report ‘Solar Lighting for the Base of the Pyramid – Overview of an Emerging Market’ highlights that about 1,3-billion people across the […]

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South African Ecopreneur talks to World Leaders

Werner Neuhoff, Ecopreneur from Water Rhapsody- South Africa, has been invited to join leaders from 70 nations in Montréal, Québec  during 13-15 October for a World Leadership Conference that will draw women heads of state, corporations and enterprise, as well as members of the diplomatic community, women policy-makers, decision-takers and opinion-leaders on five continents. An […]

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Rainwater Harvesting – Some Facts

Rainwater harvesting can (a) assure an independent water supply during water restrictions, that is though somewhat dependent on end use and maintenance, (b)usually of acceptable quality for household needs and (c) renewable at acceptable volumes despite forecast climate change (CSIRO, 2003). It produces beneficial externalities by reducing peak stormwater run off and processing costs. RH […]

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The Future is Looking Bright for Solar Power Initiatives

In recent years, interest in solar energy has steadily increased among investors. Solar energy, itself, converts sunlight or radiant energy into usable electricity. Of course, the amount of electricity that can be generated is directly dependent upon weather conditions and the sun’s angle in the sky. That said, unlike fossil fuels, the availability of solar […]

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Create a Natural Swimming Pool

By creating a natural swimming pool, also known as a natural swimming pond, you are helping the environment in several ways: you’re saving energy and water, lessening chlorine pollution, and starting a micro-environment that helps shift the general environment toward a healthy direction. How to build a natural pool A natural pool is much like […]

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Water and Energy – the Link

The link between water and carbon is one most people don’t appreciate. In considering the process of producing and using water, many people overlook the energy input needed for treating and delivering water to our taps, not to mention the energy used to heat that water for use in the home. Read on for some […]

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Sustainable Solutions for Green Hotels

This page lists sustainable practices that hotels can implement. If you would like to encourage hotels you stay at to implement these ideas, consider printing this information and dropping it off at the front desk or mailing it in with the hotel’s comment card. Start a linen (both towels and sheets) reuse program in all […]

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