Sustainability

Common Ingredients In Natural Home Made Cleaning Products

Some ingredients turn up again and again in recipes for natural home made cleaning products. This is a quick list (a what's what) of these common ingredients and how they are used.

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Top Reasons to Recycle Plastic Bags and More

If you're unsure as to whether you should be recycling, this article should help you decide with certainty.

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Natural Cleaning Products For Your Kitchen

Cleaning the kitchen using natural house cleaning products may feel a bit like walking a tightrope. On the one hand, as you are preparing food, it is extremely important that surfaces, etc. are kept scrupulously clean. On the other hand, you want to minimize the amount of toxins you use - after all, you don't want to eat toxins, after all.

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A Look Back at the Debates on Climate Change and Food Scarcity in 2010

2010 was a turbulent year for people all over the world as indecision about climate change, problems for the global economy, food price volatility and extreme weather events continued.

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Facts About Carbon Footprint

Carbon footprints are widely talked about when discussions of sustainability, emissions and climate change come up. The general idea seems to be that the atmosphere (or at least the proportion of the atmosphere that relates to carbon dioxide) is sort of like a clean kitchen floor that you can leave footprints on. The idea is to keep the kitchen floor clean, so to speak, by tiptoeing over it in soft ballet slippers or barefoot, rather than tapdancing all over it in filthy rugby boots that are all spikes and mud. What your footprint is like is determined by how many emissions you, personally, generate by your lifestyle choices. Online carbon footprint calculators are handy ways of finding what sort of atmospheric shoes you're wearing. These calculators also tell you various ways that you can "offset" your carbon footprint. In kitchen floor terms, this is the equivalent of a mop, broom, scrubbing brush or floor polisher. You may live a lifestyle that is the equivalent of tramping around in Wellington boots, but if you know how to clean up after yourself, the overall effect will be the same as if you were going barefoot - or at least wearing clean sneakers.

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Is Slow Registration and Licensing of Low-chem Agricultural Products a Subtle Form of Protectionism?

Since the onset of the current global economic crisis much has been written about the need to resist currency wars, protectionism and trade wars in but it is more than a debate between economists and politicians.

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Convincing People To Use Natural Cleaning Methods

Sometimes, one of the hardest parts of switching to using natural house cleaning methods is to persuade the other members of your household that this is the right idea. If you don't, you are left with the options of (a) cleaning the house yourself, (b) putting up with their chemical gunk on the bits that they clean or (c) hiring a professional domestic cleaner to come in and clean your house. The only problem with options (b) and (c) is that you still have to put up with the fumes and toxins from their cleaners. Option (c) is also expensive, unless you have a massive house, in which case it can be worth getting it professionally cleaned.

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Can A Car Really Run on Air?

It seems like cars can run on just about anything these days, including electricity, hydrogen, and alcohol. The next big question is will automobiles be able to be fueled by air in the future?

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Ten Ways To Make The Way You Clean Your House More Sustainable

Was one of your New Year resolutions to cut down on waste and to live more sustainably? These quick tips should help.

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Food Prices Could Rise and Food Scarcity Could Reach a Crisis in 2011

According to the latest predictions from the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) food prices will rise in 2011 thanks to a combination of price volatility, climate change and crop diseases combined with poor harvests in 2010 with the possibility of a food crisis particularly in parts of Africa and Asia.

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