There are millions of schools and millions of school children all over the world. Schools have to deal with many issues and the environment is not always at the top of the list of concerns. That has to change now, as authorities, teachers, students and parents have to understand the relationship of being environmentally friendly and being in good health. Good health physically of the students and the health of the planet. If you are a student, you should know how to transform your school into an environmentally friendly school. Here’s how to go about it:
In concrete jungles overcrowded by buildings, it seems no longer possible to add any green cover to the city. However, if you look at green cities from around the world, you’d find out that that’s not completely true. A slightly more expensive but space-saving alternative is still available. Why not simply plant the greenery on the wall? Simple isn’t it? Well, not quite, but Canada’s NSCC’s exterior living wall and many other locations around the world it is gaining a bit of success. A sister to the terrace and vertical gardens, if this concept becomes mainstream, then it might help in bringing down the rising city temperatures.
According to surveys, Americans dispose of tonnes of disposable waste each year. In fact, if we were to line this waste along the equator, it could circle it more than 300 times. However, the main problem with these utensils is that they are very inexpensive and handy. Furthermore, our modern culture that promotes take away food and use and throw utensils is also to be blamed for this. Amongst plastic waste too, the cups stand out because of their sheer number and the fact that we usually drink more times than we eat. Therefore, now we are faced with a rising need to recycle disposable plastic cups.
Sustainability is more than just saving the environment and generating electricity, it is a lifestyle and an art movement. Moreover, what we categorize as sustainable artwork aren’t just ones that consist of eco-friendly materials. There are myriad other categories to green art. One such category is that of artworks, which work on renewable energy and either produce electricity or perform some other function. Let’s take a look at seven such creative sculptures that work on wind power.
You might have heard about gadgets that make chocolate, but have you ever heard of gadgets made of chocolate? Well, we aren’t talking about plastic gadgets here that look like chocolate, but real and edible chocolate gadgets. However, these are strictly for the die-hard chocolate lovers whose love isn’t affected by its form. Seems yummy, doesn’t it? Well, then check out these gadgets. We bet these would make you rush to your nearest grocery shop (if you don’t have it in your refrigerator of course!)
By reusing cardboard you are not only saving money, but you are also saving the environment as well. In fact, with the rising trend of sustainability among the millennials, even the masses would now connect with your art. The rising support for such campaigns on Kickstarter is proof of this. Add to this a touch of traditionalism, and you have perfection before you. Therefore, if you are an eco-conscious creative artist opting for cardboard sculptures should be amongst your first choices.
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Let’s look at five such astounding cardboard sculptures and their creators. Most of these artists have carved a niche for themselves in a specific sphere of cardboard art. Many have been inspired by everyday subjects while others have taken lead from nature itself. Some of them are completely involved with recyclable cardboard as a medium, and others chose to work in various other mediums as well, apart from cardboard.
If you have ever decluttered your home (if you haven’t, do it right now), you might know how much trash is in your house. In fact, this trash consist of many items that you haven’t used even once. Throwing something like that is really painful, especially when you remember the time when you bought that stuff. However, there are some ways of putting all this waste to good use. You can make eco-friendly gadgets from all that unwanted stuff in your house, or even better, you can instruct your kids to do the same. It’s a really fun thing to do while you are spending a winter weekend with your family.
Guitars aren’t just one of the most powerful modern musical instruments, in addition, they are also a great symbol of personal expression. Rock musicians like Mac Demarco show how you don’t need to have the latest most expensive guitar to make music. If you have creative talent, you can play mind-blowing stuff on old, recycled, and repaired materials. Furthermore, with guitars made from recycled materials, you can even turn some of your dear old possessions into a guitar. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a guitar that’s also an old rifle or a shovel? Given below is a list of five such creative guitars made from recycled materials.
Thanks to the mineral water and cold drink industry, we produce millions of plastic bottles every year. However, unlike the glass bottles, we don’t recycle them. They usually end up in landfills. There too, they don’t sit still. They leach toxic minerals into the place there are and in the form of microplastics affect literally everything around them. Therefore, we should think twice not only before dumping these bottles but before buying them too. Nevertheless, If you have a few of these bottles and in your home, you can create a lamp from old plastic bottle and a couple of spoons.
We all have wonderful sci-fi ideas of how the offices of the future might look light. These offices would have wonderful technological equipment, state of the art architecture and whatnot. However, the same technological innovations that make them so special might prove to be their doom. With technology, even carbon emissions are rising. Therefore, if we want our future to be at least bearable, it is necessary that we opt for green building designs for our offices.