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Europe’s Greenest Home: an Earthship

The Earth Times sees small-scale sustainable living in action on a tour of the Earthship in Brighton. To look at, blended into the surrounding nature through exposed timbers and dried-mud walls, the Earthship looks like it would be more at home in Middle Earth than where it actually is, just a stone’s throw from one […]

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Today’s Lifestyle Change Can Lead to Tomorrow’s Better Planet

Being ‘green’ doesn’t carry that much weight when it’s just a ‘label’ and you are being ‘forced’ to change. It’s like being ‘on’ a  diet. We say, “I’m on a diet”, as if we can get ‘off’ of it at any time. And more often than not, we do. But if you change your lifestyle […]

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45 Practical Water Saving Tips

YOU can play an important part in saving water by using these water saving tips in your home: Saving Water Indoors:

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Record floods swamp Australia’s northeast

Large parts of Australia’s coastal northeast disappeared under floodwaters on Sunday in a spreading disaster that has brought some of the highest floods on record and forced thousands from their homes. Queensland State Treasurer Andrew Fraser described the floods as a “disaster of biblical proportions” and said the ultimate cost would exceed A$1 billion (1.02 […]

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Humans Now Consuming 25% of All Plant Life Growing Each Year

Plenty of research on both both personal and national ecological footprints has shown that we are using Earth’s resources at unsustainable rates, that we are using them up faster than they can be regenerated. Now, some new work from NASA digs a bit deeper, examining how plant consumption is increasing as both population and consumerism […]

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What Is A “Living Building”?

Dear EarthTalk: I recently heard the term “living building.” Can you explain? Over the past couple of decades, architects and builders looking to green their projects turned to the addition of various piecemeal elements to save water here or cut down on electricity there.

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How Green Dialysis Could Save Tens of Thousands of Lives per year

Understanding how processes and systems act on one another is key to sustainable living. Sustainability means living without externalities – because everything we do, as individuals, organisations or companies has a cost and an environmental impact. There is a clear parallel with healthcare- which requires a deep understanding of how processes and systems act on […]

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4 Green Tips Anyone Can Try

Green living is easier, and more rewarding, than you may have thought. Green living must be incorporated into all areas of our lives on a daily basis in order to be the most effective. From what we wear to the vehicles we drive and everything we eat, all that we do must in some way […]

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LUMENHAUS – The Future Is Here

An 800 sq. ft. zero-energy house that is completely powered by the sun. A house that wakes you up, tells you how its doing and dresses for the weather. We think it is the future. Someone once said, innovation starts with a dream. Dreams can be in the form of solar-powered houses named after the […]

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