In a time where environmental damage is constantly in the news and a major global issue, it is clear that now is the time for businesses to take action. While it is true that larger businesses and certain industries are much worse than others, it is clear that every person and business has a responsibility to find ways to be more environmentally-friendly. There are lots of different ways that a small business can do this. As a result, you will find that in addition to reducing your impact, often these measures can help you to save money while also improving your brand reputation, so it is a win-win situation.
While renewable energy prices have long been higher than the cost of hydrocarbon-based fuels, the prices are coming down. And in some cases, green energy is actually a better deal. Here’s what you need to know about saving money with green energy.
Historically, dogs have always been a friend to mankind. They have never been perceived as a threat to humanity or the environment. But now, due to the huge number of feral and free-ranging dogs, roaming around near human habitation, they are one of the major threats to endangered species. After cats and rats, dogs pose a danger to wildlife in many parts of the world.
Ecotourism today is a $600 billion booming industry expanding at a fast pace practicing sustainable tourism. But to what extent it is living up to its objective? Is ecotourism really benefiting the environment or has it boiled down to a mere theoretical jargon?
Plastics are something we can try to reduce or try to find innovative ways to make the production process and materials greener. Wherever you are right now, just turn around and you would see the amount of plastic surrounding you. It is one of the things which we can’t seem to do away with. It cannot be degraded and the production process globally releases CO2 in millions of tons, thus leading to global warming. Now, scientists all over the world are trying to find greener ways to produce plastics, and the latest development is the method of producing plastic with the help of artificial photosynthesis. Read on to find out more:
Many don’t realize that green solutions provide advantages that go far beyond simply reducing environmental impact. As a matter of fact, green solutions can actually end up increasing the value of your property. A great example of this is solar energy solutions.
Circular economy model uses closed-loop production to keep using resources as long as possible. According to the principles of circular economy, waste material of some process can be the raw material of another manufacturing process. It aims to reduce the use of natural resources as well as the energy consumption. This circular or looped management of resources has the potential to fight climate change, or at least reduce the impact of it, by conserving natural resources. Thus, the environmental impact of circular economy promises to be positive. This economic model also aims to create more jobs and enhance economic growth.
When the topic of reducing carbon emissions comes up, most people are quick to assume that a primary offender is ‘heavy industry,’ which includes steel manufacturers. The perception is that these firms belch out unending quantities of carbon-heavy pollution, playing a major role in the depletion of the ozone layer. The manufacturing process of steel has been lumped into this old notion, due to the reality of a refinement method that relies heavily on fossil fuels and utilizes a base material that must be mined.
Travelling is a part and parcel of our lives but there are some genius travellers whose travelling created history. Some of them have done this by going green that is by not having any detrimental effect on the environment. Here is a list of few such sustainable travellers who created history.
Sprinkling road salt is an effective formula to lower the ice’s melting point on the roads, so that the road soon gets clear and becomes suitable for traffic. As much as road salt is beneficial for drivers, it does have negative effects on the environment.