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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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South African minister denies meeting Shell over Karoo gas exploration

Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor on Tuesday denied ever meeting with Shell South Africa or discussing the international energy group’s proposed gas exploration in the Karoo with the company’s South African chairperson Bonang Mohale. This comes after media last week quoted Mohale as having said that its shale gas exploration activities would not harm […]

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Harvest and flush: Indoor rainwater recycling proposed in California

To reduce pressure on California’s strained water supplies, a bill is introduced to the State Assembly that would permit Californians to use of reclaimed rainwater indoors as well as out. As reported by Jaymi Heimbuch over at TreeHugger, a new bill introduced to the California State Assembly, AB 275, the Rainwater Capture Act of 2011, […]

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Green Building 101 (Video)

An introduction to green building practices from energy savings to finish material with Natural Built Home store owner Rachel Maloney. Water Rhapsody Mpumalanga and Yes Solar supply and install water systems and solar energy systems that are ideal for including in your new green building and for existing buildings.  Contact us for a FREE QUOTE […]

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What is Biomimicry?

Biomimicry (from bios, meaning life, and mimesis, meaning to imitate) is a new discipline that studies nature’s best ideas and then imitates these designs and processes to solve human problems. Studying a leaf to invent a better solar cell is an example. I think of it as “innovation inspired by nature.” The core idea is […]

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DA calls for moratorium on Karoo gas exploration

A controversial application by oil giant Shell to explore for gas in an area of the Karoo should be put on hold, the Democratic Alliance said on Tuesday. The opposition party warned that exploration would involve processes that risked contaminating surrounding bodies of water, but Shell countered that processes were in place to prevent this […]

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Is Fake Leather Really More Eco-Friendly Than Real?

I caught an NPR segment a few weeks ago that raised the question of whether it’s possible to have “eco-conscious fur.” The story centers on a project down in Louisiana where they’re turning the pelts of nutria—an invasive, semiaquatic mammal that looks rather rat-like—into high-end fashion pieces. (It’s a subject we’ve covered in a previous […]

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Heat Your Home With Used Waste Oil

It’s amazing that in 2011 many people have no idea that technology is available which allows individuals to heat their home completely off used motor oil. The technology has been around for several decades and yet it seems like it remains a mystery to most people.  How sad, especially considering the fact that waste oil […]

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Top 10 air purifying house plants

Most people spend a majority of their time indoors in increasingly well-sealed buildings surrounded by paints and other synthetic materials which off-gas noxious chemicals. These conditions are related to increasing incidences of asthma, allergies, and cancer. Indeed, indoor air quality can be much more polluted than outdoor air, up to tenfold. When “sick building syndrome” […]

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