Earth Week. 8 Awesome tips to be greener

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On Earth Week we want to make it clear that to see the change we want in the world, we must first be the motor of actions contributing to positive change in our home and our planet.

The words only accumulate, the important thing here is to set an example with our ecological actions, teaching those who are around us that is possible to live in an eco-environmental, green and fully sustainable community. How can we do it? The answer is simple when we know we can recycle, reuse, reduce and lessen our impact on the environment.

Earth Week. 8 Awesome tips to be greener

Creating awareness is not about attacking lifestyles, but to educate others that it is possible to live more ecologically. Follow these tips and put your bit to make this world a better world:

  1. Turn off the light when you do not need: As you unplug electronic devices you're not using
  2. Use the stairs more often
  3. Place low-power light bulbs or energy saving bulbs
  4. Avoid using the dryer, and test the clothes to dry at room temperature (click here to see my tips)
  5. Use as little as possible heating and air conditioners to lower utility costs
  6. Use more shower than the bathtube: And try to close the tap while soaping.
  7. Try to walk more and use less your car. Use ecological means to move as bicycles!
  8. Reuse everything you can and make recycling fun projects.

Although you might think that your contribution could be “insignificant”, believe that every drop of water counts when filling a glass. That is why we propose that you give the example of love for your planet and around you. Think of the legacy that we are leaving our descendants.


This is how we recycle what's not recyclable

This is how we recycle what's not recyclable


Planet Earth is suffering the consequences of our lack of awareness of the care that we owe to it. Pollution is getting worse, and it is no coincidence that 2015 has been recorded as the warmest year on our planet.

That's why today I want to dedicate this post to review our habits to make them greener, and support the recycling of those things that may seem to us useless or difficult to recycle than see them as non-recyclable

It's important to understand that recycling does not imply that large companies can reuse bottles, paper or aluminum cans (same help in some way), but could begin to recycle at home, reusing some things for our benefit, rather than throwing it away away. Today I want to show you how to recycle what's not recyclable.

This is how we recycle what's not recyclable

It is true that not everything is recyclable, and there are things that will always end up filling landfills and pollute more. The idea is to be creative and avoid burdening the environment with more harmful things. Do you know how to differentiate not recyclable items?

Here are some items that are not recyclable in recycling bins

Stained boxes, broken glass, Styrofoam, some boxes with plastic lining (such as milk cartons and juice), some types of plastic (such as garbage bags and plastic bags).

How can we recycle what'd not recyclable to use them at home?

  • From pizza boxes (the dirty ones) reuse the clean cardboard spaces to make napkins, Christmas ornaments, bookmarks, etc.
  • With broken glass you can create creative ornaments or take it to places that make practices so they can melt glass in spectacular ornaments.
  • With foam, which is very hard for the planet, you can reuse it to make material for your pedicure, or for filling a pillow, chair or sofa you have.
  • About plastic, you can reuse Ziploc bags, wash them and put them to dry. I generally prefer organic bags I bought once and always bring to market.
  • If you have plastic bottles you could try these beautiful ideas click here.

Be creative with your articles, you find them all a second use before taking them away and continue polluting the planet. Best of all is to avoid buying pollutants items and start thinking green when making purchases.


A technological and innovative way to recycle paper

A technological and innovative way to recycle paper


Most people migh take it for granted, but recycling paper is one of the most beneficial things we can do for our environment, today I want to show you a ver innovative way to recycle paper.

On many cities there are free newspapers dispensers that allow the dissemination of news. Can you imagine a container with an LED display but to recycle paper? Green Technology or Green Tech is here to stay and this is a simple example of how to combine technological innovation with environmental care .

A technological and innovative way to recycle paper

In London, there are the ” Techno-pods ” or “green cubes” that are similar to newspaper dispensers, but equipped with low-energy LED screens which broadcasts news of all kinds: financial, political, economic, entertainment, commercial…these containers are designed to hold the role of the free press, recycling half-ton daily paper. Imagine how much paper can be recycled in a work week!

Throughout Square Mile are arranged 100 such green cubes, devised by the company Renew. LED screens, although they are very showy, use technology “adaptive brightness”, which reduces energy consumption by 40%.

The next step: expand the “Techno -pods” at airports, railway terminals and buses with WIFI connectivity options through these containers.

Technology to save our environment!

With information from Green Wise


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A current concern is the care of our environment and preserving natural resources. Particularly for some years now, people, businesses and all types of institutions havebegun to understand the importance of safeguarding our planet, since it is the place where we live and we all worry about our quality of life.

On the other hand, understanding how to take care of the resources offered by our planet, help us reducing the economic outlay and saving money, not only in society as a whole but also in the family and personal life.

A concept that has become very popular is recycling. However, this term has become a generic word used to designate a series of actions involving environmental benefit. For this reason is that, and thanks to the spread that the international organization Greenpeace has given, the Rule of three ” Rs “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle has become more fully to understandand implement care planet.

These three actions fall under the basic principles of environmental care. Because is not only enough to save or separating waste for recycling, it is necessary to combine the three to make a difference really noticeable.


The first action – Reduce – refers specifically to saving resources. It means that when we reduce the indiscriminate use of electricity, gas, fossil fuels, water, paper, among others, we reduce the rate of pollutants that go to the atmosphere, prevent excessive deforestation and generally contribute to avoid overexploitation of land resources. Also diminish the volume of solid waste that much damage the soil, water and air.

Also, this step is crucial to household finances and workplace. As we have seen in other articles of this section, by consuming less electricity (implementing simple everyday actions) we can save a good percentage of the monthly cost when paying the electricity bill, to reduce water consumption we prevent the future growth of their prices, to use gas sparingly (following some simple recommendations) ended up paying less for this service without affecting our lifestyle.

Moreover, you can also save by reducing the consumption of certain everyday products such as detergents and bath soaps, paper towels, stationery, among others.

If we do an exercise of reflection and observation, each of us can tell what aspects of your home and workplace can implement the first ” R “: Reduce, in order to care for the planet and your pocket.


The second action – Reuse -is also vital for both the planet and for our households.

Reuse means using the same thing as often as possible, or give different uses for the same product, in order to avoid waste.

Reuse requires a good degree of ingenuity on the part of individuals, so it can become a fun activity, to give variety to our daily lives.

One of the most common forms of reuse is to keep the paper that have been used to print something that is no longer needed, then reuse writing notes or documents that do not require formal presentation. This simple action saves money on paper costs and prevents excessive deforestation.

Other everyday examples of reuse are: saving the gift wrap in good condition for future use; take containers and glass containers and plastic to store and organize items in the house, donate clothing and toys (in good condition) of our children to their younger siblings or charitable organizations; keep school supplies for one year for the next cycle, making compost for house plants from organic waste, and so on.


Finally, the third action – Recycle -is to manufacture a new product from a waste material. Usually, this process is carried out in the industry. Few people can recycle products at home. However, we can all participate in recycling, classify daily waste into categories to facilitate their identification to be taken to sites specialized in recycling.

We can also locate recycling centers to carry ourselves  the items to be recycled. In such places recyclable materials are purchased such as paper  (cardboard, newspaper, flyers), metal (copper, iron, aluminum), glass (bottles, broken glass), plastic (bottles, boxes, bottles), and so on. There we will get paid a certain amount of money (depending on volume and type of material), and this can be useful for other household expenses.

Generally, the glass material is a better paid, since its recycling process is direct, ie simply melted by heat and is molded again, while other materials need to be purified and processed before they can be melted and reprocessed.


La Importancia De Reciclar | Why It Is Important To Recycle?

La Importancia De Reciclar | Why It Is Important To Recycle?

Reciclar es el proceso mediante el cual productos de desecho son nuevamente utilizados. Sin embargo, la recolección es sólo el principio del proceso de reciclaje.

Prácticamente el 90% de la basura doméstica es reciclable, poreso es importante que separemos en nuestra casa la basura y los depositemos en los contenedores adecuados.

El reciclaje permite:

  • Ahorrar recursos
  • Disminuir la contaminación.
  • Alargar la vida de los materiales aunque sea con diferentes usos.
  • Ahorrar energía.
  • Evitar la deforestación.
  • Reducir el 80% del espacio que ocupan los desperdicios al convertirse en basura.
  • Tratar de no producir  toneladas de basura diariamente que terminan sepultadas en     rellenos sanitarios.
  • Vivir en un mundo más limpio.

 Why It Is Important To Recycle?

Recycling is an important way for individuals and businesses to reduce the waste they generate and reduce the negative impact of that waste. Because recycling is big business in Ohio, every time you recycle, it also supports the many companies and employees doing this important work.

Recycling conserves our natural resources, saves landfill space, conserves energy, and reduces water pollution, air pollution and the green house gas emissions that cause global warming.

Together, Reducing, Reusing, Recycling and buying Recycled products make up a comprehensive waste and resource reduction strategy that benefits our natural world and our economy.

We should recycle because:

  • To Make a Clean Environment 
  • Conservation of Materials
  • To Save Energy
  • Reduce Garbage in Landfills
  • Reduce 80% of the space junk uses when it becomes litter.
  • Living in a cleaner world.