There is no more fundamental need than a steady supply of water. Without it, our bodies cannot survive more than a few days. Yet when natural disasters or other emergencies take place, municipal water is often one of the first victims. And large-scale terrorism is likely to target water distribution as a key element of […]
I’m a pretty jaded type. I don’t often get excited, but I was all “a-tingle” when I got word of what was heading my way for review. Most of my reviews are of small items, handheld radios, machetes, hand axes, not 200 lbs. of high-end, high power solar generator. Needless to say, I was as […]
Blackouts are common occurrences. The emergence of major storms in the recent past has served to emphasize the importance of reliable home backup power . The storms can hit an entire region, disrupting power for millions of people and rendering families homeless even as temperatures drop to all-time low levels. You do not have to go […]
In the past 10 years, many companies have tried to develop a new way of powering our lives. Most of them have placed their bets on solar energy. Sun provides so much energy in one minute that it can power the entire Earth for one year. Learning to harness that energy would bring so many […]
The Continuing Rise of Solar Energy Written by: Adam Torkildson Recent surveys show that 90 percent of American households are in favor of using clean energy. Fossil fuels are seen to be a finite, dwindling source of power for America. Finding alternatives to imported oil and dirty coal are imperative. Solar energy, especially for the […]
Whether it be an underground bunker or a super armored vehicle, many have imagined how they would survive a post-apocalyptic world, but thanks to this new floating home concept, anyone can get a glimpse of what the future might look like in not only a realistic way, but with style as well. Designed by the […]
Although ‘Earthships’ may sound like a spaceship from a sci-fi movie, the name is actually for a style of sustainable housing like those found in this small subdivision of homes in the middle of New Mexico. After seeing all the unutilized land that was being wasted on nuclear testing, architect Mike Reynolds decided to confront […]
6 Good Reasons to Install Solar Panels For the past several decades, we are witnesses of change in thinking of an average person. Instead of thinking backward, “What was wrong?”, we started thinking “What can be better?”. This is the case when it comes to solar power source. To create better tomorrow, we had […]
By Aaron Mandelkorn Wind energy may appear like a no brainer for renewable energy production in many places. Is it always windy at your location? Doesn’t it seem like it would be an easy thing to harness all that free potential energy? Q: The wind is always blowing at my house, should I go with […]
Installing a pool in your backyard can not only provide joy for the family, but also generate significant property value that might even exceed the cost of constructing the pool itself. Pool maintenance, however, represents a major strain on energy and, as such, increases your utility bills. Neil Anderson Associates estimates the cost of […]
Oil. Some of the everyday uses are obvious. We use oil as fuel for heating and transportation, we make plastics and textiles from oil, and many common medications such as A.S.A. are also made from petroleum. The dependency on oil by modern society is likely understood only to a small degree by many of us. […]
Hurricane Sandy and Andrew reaped havoc on the United States. Families were devastated by Hurricane Sandy for over 7 days. No Electrical/ Electricity power. Hurricane Sandy hit New York City on October 29, 2012 flooding streets, tunnels and subway lines and cutting power in and around the city. Damage in the US was estimated at […]
There are a variety of different styles of lamps and lanterns that allow one to not use electricity. This post will be concentrating on those that require some sort of fuel, oil lamps and lanterns. It will also diagram the basic pieces of a lamp for clarity. Lamps evolved from a very basic concept. Get […]
As the most widely available energy source on the planet, the sun provides a limitless opportunity to power our lives. Every minute enough energy hits the earth from the sun to create energy for the world for an entire year. This energy is free, it’s renewable and it can be harnessed to help you live […]
Stock rechargeable batteries! This has long been dispensed as preparedness advice. The reasoning behind this advice is of course to have the ability to recharge the batteries for additional use once exhausted. If the stores are closed or you can’t get to them for more batteries at least you can rely on stash of rechargeable […]
Written By: Sam Marquit
You see a lot of companies talking about what they’re doing to cut back on wasteful and hazardous practices that affect the environment adversely. It’s an important conversation for any business to start. It’s been shown that the green materials market increased to $116 billion this year and is projected to double up to $254 billion in 2020. However, it’s unlikely that we’ll reach these numbers if businesses and homeowners can’t work together to spread a culture of conservation. There are a lot of industries out there looking at the company’s practices and trying to make the right choices for a better future.
Over 120,000 guest rooms are available in Las Vegas. It’s a little oasis in the desert of Nevada, but it’s one of the most renowned places to visit if you love gambling, entertainment and lots of wedding chapels. The Las Vegas Palazzo Hotel and Resort isn’t so different from many hotels on the outside. However, this hotel changed a lot of its policies and procedures in order to conserve waste, water and energy. One thing that the hotel did was changing its policy towards watering its landscapes. The hotel now has several outdoor areas completely made of artificial turf grass, and they use a drip irrigation system with moisture sensors to water the rest of the lawns and gardens. This has reduced water waste by eight million gallons per year and the hotel was recently named the Most Eco-Friendly Hotel in America.
Very informative article about alternative lighting.