Sustainable Green Heating Systems Explained

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Sustainable Green Heating Systems Explained, Which type is Best For You?

Many people are looking for sustainable green heating systems to heat their homes with utility costs on the rise and environmental concerns becoming more important than ever. It can be a bit baffling, however, as you try to sort them all out. Here is a list of some of the better-known green systems, and a brief explanation of each.

Types of Sustainable Green Heating Systems

1. Geothermal Heat Pumps

Geothermal heat pumps (GHPs) make use of the relatively steady temperature under the earth’s surface. GHP systems are largely underground in this temperature-stable area, where it’s cool in the summer (think root cellars) and warm in the winter (being below the frost line).

Sometimes called “geo exchange systems,” GHPs make use of a heat pump that removes the cold air from the home and puts it back into the ground to be re-absorbed. Read more…

Originally posted 2010-11-20 10:12:56. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Landscaping Tips for Water Conservation

Many people think that landscaping is a great way to preserve water. On the other hand, most critics challenge this fact by saying that landscaping is the number one water consumer. This is because they believe that the more colorful and organized the garden is, it just has to be consuming a larger amount of water.

Over recent times research has shown that landscaping actually only uses up 2.9% of the overall national water consumption and this could be lowered still if people would just stop to consider the limitation of the water supply.

So how are the excesses in water consumption accounted for? According to some experts, the major cause of unnecessary water consumption in landscaping is when it is not used properly and only the people who carry out improper use of the water can be held responsible for this.

Poor landscaping plans and incorrect irrigation systems are just two of the common mistakes made by people using water when landscaping their gardens or yards.

Many experts state that the natural resource of water can supply up to 67% of the total amount of water used in any given year, so taking this into account we are faced with an immense opportunity to preserve water.

The fact remains however, that gardeners and landscapers are a mind to themselves and make their own decisions in choosing what to do, regardless of any guidance supplied by the experts on how best to preserve water when preparing their gardens.

How can we make a difference? Well, the perfect example would be a water sprinkler set on an automatic timer providing the required use of water for a controlled amount of time. If the sprinkler is set to operate during hours of low temperature, immediate evaporation would not occur and the plants would receive more benefits of the water.

Any reasonably experienced landscaper is aware that the life of his plants does not depend entirely on water alone. Pests need to be done away with in order to maintain the gardens landscaped appearance and to keep the plants healthy.

There are many natural ways to destroy pests, such as encouraging pest-eating bugs to live in your yard. These include ladybugs, stink bugs, and assassin bugs. These various bugs eat anything from aphids and potato bugs to mealy bugs and spider mites.

Another way to discourage pests is to alternate the planting of different species of plant. Pests like certain plants, and if a bunch of the plants are grouped together the pests will have a population explosion. By spacing out the plants, fewer pests are attracted and so there are fewer offspring.

People should always keep in mind that it is not necessary to use a large amount of water to maintain a well landscaped garden or backyard. Water conservation and gardening should go hand in hand, concluding that the use of water should be both efficient and controlled.

Grab more landscaping ideas and tips at You’ll also find information on organic gardening, growing vegetables, roses, orchids, annuals, perennials, and more.

Originally posted 2010-04-24 22:57:25. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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How to Install Landscape Solar Powered Water Features In Your Garden

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How to install landscape solar powered water features in your garden are awesome as you watch the sunlight nourish and grow your garden plants, why not watch it power a fountain or lights as well? Many gardens are in sunny locations or at least have a sunny spot, and you can add some lovely water features to your garden by harnessing this bright source of power. Here are some ideas for specific water features for your garden, and tips on installing them. Read more…

Originally posted 2010-04-10 18:26:09. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Simple Homemade Detox Tea Recipes

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Ginger Healing Detox Tea with Turmeric

These homemade detox tea recipes can help you to clean out all those unwanted toxins from your bodies. Lately there has been quite a bit in the news about the amazing healing qualities of turmeric, a free-radical-fighting antioxidant-rich curry spice that has been promoted as a defensive agent against both certain forms of cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. When we discovered this delicious recipe for a warming, detoxifying ginger-turmeric tea, we were happy as can be! The ginger also is useful to calm upset stomachs!

After we gave it the once-over and tasted it, we were actually quite surprised and totally sold! It is absolutely delicious! The ginger and turmeric combine with both citrus and maple syrup to make the perfect blend of healing nutrients. We have streamlined this recipe to make it very easy to make for yourself and your loved ones. Read more…

Originally posted 2011-08-16 15:43:50. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Teaching Green Values To Your Teens

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Teaching Green Values To Your Teens

Teaching green values to your teens, so when your child becomes a teenager, they begin to develop their own personal identity and individuality, and thus, teaching them about green values is therefore quite different than teaching a young child. We have created this list which gives you some ideas and resources for guiding your teen as to the importance of a green lifestyle.

* Encourage your teenager to volunteer with local environmental groups. That way they will get terrific hands-on experience with real environmental issues and other concerned citizens as well as making a real difference. You may also suggest that they get involved with local community clean-up efforts or a community garden. Read more…

Originally posted 2010-09-16 08:32:33. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Eco-Friendly Ways to Pave Your Driveway

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A brick driveway which is more eco friendly!

Eco-Friendly Ways to Pave Your Driveway, driveways paved with concrete or asphalt do not absorb rainwater. Storm run-off therefore is channeled into creeks and rivers, increasing the risk of flooding. As more communities are becoming aware of this problem, alternative, permeable materials for driveway paving are being explored and used.

The key is paving driveways with water-absorbing materials that allow rain to soak into the ground, raising the ground water level rather than filling creeks and streams. Read more…

Originally posted 2010-04-10 20:35:04. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Simple Men’s GUMshoe Hemp Slip-On Shoes in Lead Gray : Simple Men’s Hemp Slip-On Shoes

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Simple Men’s GUMshoe Hemp Slip-On Shoes in Lead Gray : Simple Men’s Hemp Slip-On Shoes

Simple Men’s GUMshoe Hemp Slip-On Shoes in Lead Gray : Simple Men’s Hemp Slip-On Shoes. Men's GUMshoe – Hemp casual shoe with hemp uppers.Vegan shoe! No animal products or even animal byproductsMidsoles and arch cookie made of carpet padding for at-home comfort at all timesNo glue was used in the assembly of this shoe! Thanks to a lot of stitching it's made with less than a thimble full of water-based adhesives – most shoes use 2 shot glasses worth of glueThe small amount of glue that we do use is water based not petroleum based. Just another way to reduce our dependence on petroleum and it also means no nasty smelling glue for the people who put your shoes togetherPartially recycled shoe – the bottom of this shoe is made from a recycled car tire blended with natural rubberThe foot form inserts are made of post consumer recycled paperShoebox made of post-consumer recycled paper soy based printing ink natural latex and starch based glueComes with a biodegradable hanger

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Working Green Wood With Peg

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A basic handbook for obtaining green wood and curing it using the chemical polyethylene glycol 100. Includes directions for a variety of projects.

Working Green Wood With Peg

Originally posted 2010-04-25 09:57:16. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Man on Wire

Man on Wire


On August 7th 1974, a young Frenchman named Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire and illegally rigged between the New York’s twin towers. After nearly an hour dancing on the wire, he was arrested, taken for psychological evaluation, and brought to jail before he was finally released. This documentary complies Petit s footage to show the numerous extraordinary challenges he faced in completing the artistic crime of the century.

Native New Yorkers know to expect the unexpected, but who among them could’ve predicted that a man would stroll between the towers of the World Trade Center? French high-wire walker Philippe Petit did just that on August 7th, 1974. Petit’s success may come as a foregone conclusion, but British filmmaker James Marsh’s pulse-pounding documentary still plays more like a thriller than a non-fiction entry–in fact, it puts most thrillers to shame. Marsh (Wisconsin Death Trip, The King) starts by looking at Petit’s previous stunts. First, he took on Paris’s Notre Dame Cathedral, then Sydney’s Harbour Bridge before honing in on the not-yet-completed WTC. The planning took years, and the prescient Petit filmed his meetings with accomplices in France and America. Marsh smoothly integrates this material with stylized re-enactments and new interviews in which participants emerge from the shadows as if to reveal deep, dark secrets which, in a way, they do, since Petit’s plan was illegal, “but not wicked or mean.” The director documents every step they took to circumvent security, protocol, and physics as if re-creating a classic Jules Dassin or Jean-Pierre Melville caper. Though still photographs capture the feat rather than video, the resulting images will surely blow as many minds now as they did in the 1970s when splashed all over the media. Not only did Petit walk, he danced and even lay down on the cable strung between the skyscrapers. Based on his 2002 memoir, Man on Wire defines the adjective “awe-inspiring.” –Kathleen C. Fennessy

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Power Naps Easy Tips on How to Power Nap

Power Naps Easy Tips on How to Power Nap

Don't let your boss catch you like this if you oversleep on one of your power naps! Set the alarm if need be!

While many may feel groggy in the afternoon, power naps are a great refresher and we show you how to power nap with these easy tips so you can make the most out of your days. We all know how it when you just can’t keep your eyes open anymore and it’s only two o’clock in the afternoon. What is the matter we say, or why am I so tired?

In Spanish it is called a siesta, and they still utilize the siesta with shops and businesses closing from 2 to 5 pm and bars and restaurants closing from 4 to 8 or 9 pm. The older, more traditional reason for the siesta was for a rest from the heat, but the more modern interpretations is that they love to have a huge, long lunch, lasting up to two hours at home with family, which ultimately results in them getting sleepy. Read more…

Originally posted 2011-03-10 12:00:14. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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