Posted on May 6, 2014 by Debra Atlas
These solar “supertrees” are part of Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay
Editors Note: The following is a guest post from Ruth Harrison-Roberts.
If you’re someone who prefers to live life in an eco-friendly way, you may be wondering how exactly you’ll manage it in Singapore. The city-state is, after all, a very built-up place, with a dense population, busy roads and high-rise buildings dominating the skyline.
However, it was in fact designed as a garden city! You would never consider grouping it in with Letchworth and Welwyn in the UK, but the premise remains the same: soften the urban sprawl by planting trees along the highways and byways and creating parklands. And, this is one of the first things that people tend to notice when they visit Singapore – just how green it looks.
Filed under: Eco-tourism | Tagged: biodegradable bags, eco village, eco-friendly, environmental impact, environmentally-friendly, garden city, Gardens by the Bay, green, green initiatives, green living, recycling, reduced carbon emissions, Singapore, Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group, sustainable energy, sustainable living, sustainable travel, water management | Leave a comment »
Posted on October 8, 2013 by Debra Atlas
You know what a mess your car can look like when you finally arrive after a long trip. The bug spatter, grime and windshield mess can be pretty nasty. The usual remedies are either take it to the nearest car wash or wash it at home. Both methods rely on harsh chemicals to get the job done.
Don Meyns was frustrated with those solutions. Realizing he needed to develop his own remedy, he set out to create a better, more environmentally friendly way of cleaning cars that wouldn’t be harmful to the paint or finish. After numerous tries, the Love Bug Eraser was born.
To learn more about this versatile and eco-friendly product, go to http://bit.ly/1gnViV1.
Filed under: Green products | Tagged: car cleaning, car wash, eco-friendly, environmentally-friendly, Love Bug Eraser | Leave a comment »
Posted on July 1, 2013 by Debra Atlas
I hate to admit it but I’ve been living with a pollution problem of the indoor type. For the past six years, my guest bedroom has had a seriously musty, moldy smell that no amount of cleaning or room deodorizer could tame. So when I was asked to test a product called Safe T Air, billed as “the solution to indoor air pollution”, I jumped at the chance.
Filed under: Health concerns | Tagged: airborne pathogens, allergic reactions, biodegradable, environmentally-friendly, indoor air pollution, mold, natural, pollution solution, Safe T Air, sick building syndrome, tea tree oil | Leave a comment »
Posted on March 29, 2013 by Debra Atlas
The following is a guest post.
Greening an existing structure can reduce energy consumption and create a healthier environment. Photo courtesy of Ecolution Renewables
While the new construction trend is to look for sustainable and renewable materials, a commonly overlooked problem is that of existing structures. These homes and commercial buildings from years past will continue to exist for decades to come. Failing to address the impact this has on the environment through increased energy consumption, as well as toxins in the buildings, reducing air quality and causing long-term health effects, is a huge mistake.
Filed under: Energy issues | Tagged: construction, Ecolution Renewables, energy savings, environment, environmentally-friendly, green, Green Deal, natural insulation, renewable energy, renewable materials | Leave a comment »
Posted on February 11, 2013 by Debra Atlas
The idea for many of the innovative “green” products I write has many times sprung from an unmet consumer needs or problems faced by a parent. Parents often breathe a sigh of relief when they discover these simple yet effective solutions.
Filed under: Super Useful Green Product | Tagged: baby food jar, dried fruit and veggies, environmentally-friendly, green, NurturMe, nutrition, organic, organic baby food, sustainable | Leave a comment »
Posted on January 8, 2013 by Debra Atlas
The Snow Bully is the greener human-powered snow removal choice
Winter’s finally here with a vengeance. Being prepared for what’s yet to come is key. A relatively new device called the Snow Bully is a great defensive tool for easy snow removal.
Filed under: Green products | Tagged: air pollution, carbon footprint, environmentally-friendly, EPA, Exxon Valdez, exxon valdez disaster, gasoline, green, greenhouse gas emissions, Snow Bully, snow removal | Leave a comment »
Posted on September 8, 2012 by Debra Atlas
Almost everyone has a business card these days. Most of us have collected quite a few of them over the years, and tend to build up a stash of old ones, eventually throwing them away or tossing them into recycling. What can you do with all of those old business cards? A company in Florida has created a great looking, earth-friendly solution.
Jason Tunick, CEO of Factory Direct Promos, saw a real need for more environmentally friendly promo products for consumers and businesses when he founded his company in 1996. Noting the waste that business cards and related paper products created, he wanted to find a more eco-friendly alternative.
To learn more about this cool green alternative that will have your business card stand out with potential customers, check out http://bit.ly/UA2AJv.
Filed under: Green products | Tagged: business cards, earth friendly, environmentally-friendly, Factory Direct Promos, green, paper products, promo products, seed paper | Leave a comment »
Posted on August 19, 2012 by Debra Atlas
Amy Davis, a Connecticut mom, created these handy tissue tubes to help parents and kids stay safer while driving
Distracted driving is the cause of many a car accident. For many, the culprit is texting. Busy parents, however, can get distracted searching for something that kids in the back seat need. One look away from the road can spell disaster.
That was the impetus behind Amy Davis creating the innovative Kiss-u Tissues.
Filed under: Green products | Tagged: Amy Davis, bamboo, car accident, eco-friendly, environmentally-friendly, green, innovative, Kimberly-Clark, Kiss-u Tissues, recycled, Walgreen's | 2 Comments »
Posted on January 9, 2012 by Debra Atlas
EnergyGlass turns skyscrapers into electricity-generating solar farms
With the growing emphasis on alternative energy sources, rooftop solar arrays are springing up around the country. As useful and environmentally friendly as photovoltaic panels are, they don’t exactly blend in aesthetically. What’s more, they can sometimes be difficult to integrate with other rooftop equipment, and can sustain damage from exposure to the elements.
Florida-based SAF-GLAS, which creates disaster-resistant and security-related glass products, recently introduced EnergyGlass at a solar seminar at GlassBuild America.
For more on the amazing capabilities of this energy-efficient glass – including its ability to withstand natural disasters – see http://bit.ly/zRNd0i.
Filed under: Solar Power | Tagged: alternative energy, energy efficient, EnergyGlass, environmentally-friendly, photovoltaic, SAF-Glass, solar | Leave a comment »