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Sustainable Sisal – Eco-Friendly Sisal Rugs & Flooring

It is important to realize that using sisal rugs in your home or workplace helps to promote sustainability in developing countries.  Likewise, you are providing a healthier environment for yourself and also those around you. For us to begin discussing the benefits of sisal rugs we need to first look at the plant itself, sisal […]

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Bamboo Countertops – The Sustainable Option

Bamboo countertops can be a great choice for anyone who is interested in replacing their current counters with a new, eco friendly option.  There are lots of great reasons to consider bamboo, we’ll go over them all here. Strand woven bamboo countertop What Makes Bamboo Countertops Green? Bamboo has emerged in recent years as a […]

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World Population Day: Sustainable Agriculture for a Planet of 7 Billion

As the world population increases, so do the number of mouths to feed. The good news is that in addition to providing food, innovations in sustainable agriculture can provide a solution to many of the challenges that a growing population presents. Agriculture is emerging as a solution to mitigating climate change, reducing public health problems […]

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VoltAir: Sustainable Commercial Electric Aviation

The other ZEHST (zero-emission hypersonic airliner) model that was unveiled at the Paris Air Show 2011 was EADS’ VoltAir. VoltAir is an electricity-driven aircraft that could actually rule the skies in the next 25 years. This futuristic and innovative, all-electric airliner will function on two modified lithium air batteries that will have the capacity to […]

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Why You Should Support Farmers’ Markets

By visiting your local farmers markets, you: Create relationships. Farmers markets offer a safe, outdoor space to meet and mingle with neighbors and food producers. More than just a place to shop, the farmers market is a place to build community around food. Enjoy food at its freshest and most flavorful. Food that is grown, […]

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Plan for Greener Landscaping

If you’re trying to make your landscape more sustainable, one important thing to do is to reduce the size of your lawn and add more native plants, trees and shrubs. If you’re trying to make your landscape more sustainable, one important thing to do is to reduce the size of your lawn and add more […]

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5 Ways to ‘Green’ Your Lawn and Garden Care

Where Does Your Water Come From? An important question that few people in the U.S. can answer. For most people, their city or town collects water from a lake or river. Of course, before reaching a specific water body, water first falls as rain or snow and then flows across land and through soil. Water’s […]

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Eco-friendly Car Parts (Video)

http://youtu.be/5b6ab7KOVHA Environmentally friendly car parts such as those made with mushrooms, and vegetable matter, can save huge quantities of energy, fuel and water.  As green technology progresses, so will we have the opportunity to choose eco-friendly and sustainable products that in many cases, will be less costly too. If you live in South Africa and […]

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Top 5 Reasons to Plant a Tree

Trees are one of nature’s greatest assets. And the reasons to plant one are many. Trees removes contaminants from our air, land and water. A tree can also lower your utility bills and increase the ‘curb appeal’ of your home. Do Your Part this Earth month and plant a tree. 1. Trees provide the clean […]

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