Chinese designer Daizi Zheng has designed a concept mobile phone for the known brand Nokia that can be powered by sugary drinks such as our daily favorites, the soda. This concept mobile phone has the ability to run on batteries that uses enzymes to generate electricity from carbohydrates. Assuming that the sodas used are leftovers, this can be an eco-friendly product. However, if the soda used is bought just to have something to fill into the phone, this can be a questionable product, for soda manufacturers are one of the primary contributor of air pollution. In addition, bottles, cans, and plastics can be an addition to our land fills if not recycled.
How can I go green? If you have this question in your mind, you have come to the right place. It has become our duty to preserve our earth from the increasing green house effects and other pollution related damages. Therefore, opting for a greener living is not only an option any more; rather, it has become our responsibility. Opting for green and eco-friendly living not only ensures the survival of our planet but in the end, it is also cost effective. In the last few decades, we have seen high increase in fossil fuel prices and statistics, which proves that there has been some serious damage to the environment due to their constant burning.
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We can embark of a greener and healthier living by starting the green revolution in our own homes. Since ‘charity begins at home’, we must look at our own homes and find out the possibilities of turning certain aspects of our home more environment friendly. In a regular household, the energy consumption is most in the kitchen. We can reduce the energy consumption in the kitchen by opting for highly energy efficient appliances for starters. However, remodeling your kitchen with energy efficient appliances can be quite expensive. Therefore, you can start by opting for buying kitchen utensils that require very less energy and are durable, the next time you purchase new tools, choose only green products. After this, you can start replacement of your electronic kitchen appliances for more energy efficient ones, one at a time.
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Recycled countertops too can help in creating a green kitchen. Reduction of water consumption in the kitchen is also another way of creating an eco friendly kitchen. You can obtain this by installing low-pressure faucets that saves water. There are several green tips available online that you can utilize to last your already existing appliances and make them more energy efficient. Sometimes, we use our existing kitchen appliances in such a way that they use up extra energy. If we do follow some particular tips, we can reduce the extra energy consumption.
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Proper ventilation of your home is necessary to ensure that you do not increase the humidity and moisture in your home. Increase in the humidity brings in microscopic organisms and bacteria. Not only is this unhealthy for you but it is also very problematic for household electrical appliances like coolers or air conditioners. Recycling too can ensure conservation of energy. For example, remodeling certain parts of your room from time to time to give it a new look can be costly and energy inefficient as well. However, if you opt for recycling of some old stuff to fit in your home to provide it a new look you will be opting for conserving energy and reduce waste.
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A simple answer from the question of “How can I go green?” would be adding extra plants in your terrace or in and around in your home increases the look and feel of your home and provides natural fresh air as well. Adding extra plants is a great remodeling technique as well.
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Installing solar cells can be another option of going green. By adding solar panels or solar ovens, you are going to cut down on the usage of fossil fuels. You might think that installation of solar panels can be quite expensive, but if you look at the overall picture you will find that not only are you opting for safe and clean energy resource but you are also going to reduce your utility bills to a minimum. Consult the installation with green companies of your choice.
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Going green has become an important aspect today with all the pollution and exponential increase in the consumption of fossil fuels. If we move towards a greener living then we can surely make this world a better place for living, for the present and for the future. Green living is smart living.
Seating solution is public spaces will not only a simple seating system but will also soon be an eco-friendly seating solution in public places. The Ec-O Bench is a seating system designed to have thin solar films that are responsible of collection sun-rays to generate electricity for the lighting needs of the said bench. The bench has four lighting channels, making it an ideal and safe place to stay during nighttime. In addition, the bench also has the rainwater collector and filter system designed for the use of plant growth. With these features, public seating in the future will not only be good tool for relaxation but also a good tool in helping save the environment.
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