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Battery Powered LED Lights

Battery Powered LED Light Strip

Battery powered LED lights are loved by people because of their convenience and flexibility.  These lights are wireless, can be transported easily, and do not require any chords to plug in.   They produce a bright light with minimum power consumption and can last 10-20 years. They are used outdoors as security spotlights, inside paper lanterns […]

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Strategies for Making Your Home Green

Solar Panels for the Home

Making a home green sounds chilling. Various factors related to the house should be considered and planned prior to construction. It is possible to make a home one hundred per cent eco-friendly. The interior and exterior of the home – bed rooms, kitchen, bathroom, walls, courtyard, wall painting, wood flooring, drainage system, waste composting system […]

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A Definition of Environmental Sustainability

Definition of Environmental Sustainability The definition of environmental or ecological sustainability is simple.  Everything we need for our survival and well-being depends on the environment.  Environmental sustainability produces and preserves the conditions under which humans and nature can co-exist, while satisfying the social, environmental and economic needs of the present generation without compromising the ability […]

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Recycle Apple and PC Computers

Recycle Apple and PC Computers

Just about every home now has a computer, with many homes having more than one. With new computer technology being launched every few months, upgrading to a new computer is common and thousands of computers are being thrown away every year.  The problem is that computers contain components that are toxic to the landfills that […]

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Meaning of the Recycle Symbol, Logo and Signs

Recycling Symbol

The current recycling symbol was created in 1970 as part of a contest for graphic art students to design a logo that would represent paper recycling.  The recycling symbol has evolved over the years into several different variations that represent different materials.  The main color for the recycling symbol is green, but there are also […]

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Recycling your Cell Phone for Charity or Cash

Recycling Your Cell Phone for Charity or Cash

There are more than 100 million cell phones in the United States being thrown away each year, with cell phones being replaced every 18 months on average.  Cell phones are made with precious metals and plastics that can be recycled and used to make new items for consumption. Recycling Your Cell Phone for Charity Instead […]

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How to Recycle a Bicycle

How to Recycle a Bicycle

Recycling your bicycle is the concept of selling your bike for used parts or buying used bicycle parts to replace or enhance something in your bike.  It is an international concept, adopted all over the world, and it’s a great way for you to do your part in saving the planet while saving some money.  […]

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