Sustainability

Green Cleaning, Green Living and Growing Green Children

So what do you need if you want to have a more environmentally friendly baby (by which I mean that you want to raise and care for your child in a more environmentally friendly way, rather than having a child that is innately eco-minded)? People love handing out lists of what you'll need when you go to antenatal classes. But what about a green list? This is just a start.

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Greenies, Meanies, Cleanies and Natural Cleaning Methods

Who's who in your circle of friends and family? And how can and does each type benefit from natural cleaning methods?

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Global Asset Sustainability is the New Norm

Addressing asset efficiency without understanding the associated energy performance is no longer regarded as a good business practice. Organizations from around the world are moving towards an approach that is in line with a 'global asset sustainability approach'. Likewise, management teams are also finding out that it is by looking at their asset management in a global perspective that they are able to improve their financial metrics across the board.

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Why Flexible Fuel Vehicles Are So Popular

Flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs) are becoming pretty popular all over the world at the moment because they are internal combustion engine machines that are designed to operate on gasoline or a blend of up to 85 per cent ethanol (E85). However, some models can run on gas and methanol. They are similar to conventional cars other than a few modifications to the fuel system and engine and the fuel is stored in one tank.

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There Are Just Five Years Left to Achieve the UN's Eight Millennium Goals for a Fairer World

The United Nations set eight ambitious goals in 2000 to mark the beginning of the new millennium to be achieved by 2015.

Halving those numbers of people in the world living in poverty and reducing by two-thirds the numbers of children dying before they reached their fifth birthday are among the eight goals.

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Investing in Building Efficiency Is Smart As Well As Green

While stakeholders and institutions are starting to find value in making investments on building efficiency, initiatives to implement green buildings across industries has increased over time. Such trend is more evident in investment trusts and companies which need to make sure that they could increase their property portfolio which have a green classification to prove building efficiency.

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Will Wood Fuel Ever Be Used Commercially to Power Autos?

Everybody across the globe knows that burning wood is a main source of energy, especially when it comes to producing heat. However, they might be wondering why it is not used more for things such as automobiles and other types of transportation. But in fact, the first vehicle that was powered by wood gas was built in 1901.

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Action on Climate Change and Innovative, Sustainable Agriculture Have Never Been So Urgent

It should not be necessary to apologise for returning to the subject of food prices and climate change in this article, not least because the UN has called an emergency meeting for September 24 2010 to discuss the issue.

The meeting has been prompted by predictions from "experts" that food prices are expected to rise by a further 10% in the coming months.

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Global Superior Energy Performance Partnership Reveals Significant Potential

A significant initiative emerged from the Clean Energy Ministerial meetings in Washington in mid-July. This initiative is likely to be as significant as the groundbreaking LEED certification for building efficiency. The Global Superior Energy Performance Partnership is aimed at accelerating energy efficiency improvements in a number of different commercial and industrial facilities.

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Wind Energy Pros and Cons - Assessing Its Feasibility

Because of the depletion of our current perishable energy resources we should start to look for alternative non perishable sources such as wind power. We need to determine wind energy pros and cons to make an educated decision on it's implementation.

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