Monday, March 22, 2010

Solar Powering Your House


We all want to make use of the solar energy, using to power our houses. Although it’s not as simple as just placing some modules on your roof, it’s not very difficult to do either.

The first thing to consider is the direction of your house as every roof does not have the correct orientation or angle of inclination to take full advantage of the sun’s energy.

Ideally, non-tracking PV systems in the Northern Hemisphere should point toward true south, but orientations that face in more easterly and westerly directions can work too, with decreased efficiency howsoever.

It is also important to incline the solar panels at an angle as close to the area’s latitude as possible in order to absorb the maximum amount of energy all round the year.

You can increase the energy production level by using a different orientation and/or inclination for the morning or afternoon, or the summer or winter.

Obviously, the modules should never be put in a place where they are shaded by nearby trees or buildings, no matter which time of the day or the time of year it is, to maximize production.

If you have a roof that is unshared and southward-facing, then you will need to decide the size of system you need. This might be a little complicated as electricity production through solar means depends on the weather, which is never completely predictable, and your electricity demand may also vary.

However, you can solve these issues easily with a little help. Use the meteorological data to find out the average monthly sunlight levels for different geographical areas. This takes into account rainfall and cloudy days, as well as altitude, humidity and other more subtle factors. Design your system for the worst month, so that you’ll may have enough electricity all round the year.

Together with this data, and your average household demand which you can find out through your utility bill, you can easily determine the number of PV modules you’ll need.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Benefits Of Agricultural Farm

The benefits of agriculture farm are all about money. Range free hens, producing more natural and human eggs is much more sustainable. And hens happy healthy eggs.

Battery rearing has many benefits - for the farmer.

It was written much about factory farming.I keep most of this page for a brief exploration of the evils of hens laying caging - and examine the effects this has on our health.

There are also some details of these holdings impact on the environment within the large.Tout first, a brief look at what the problem with the view of the eye hen batteries.

Mar 3, pesticides and pollution

Pesticides and pollution are related - but how exactly?

What are the effects of pesticides? How do they cause pollution?What problem is pollution from pesticides? who affect and how?

Tell us your thoughts and suggestion so others using pesticides may learn from all.

Coyotes, Cats and Dingoes in Canyons

A U.S. biologist noticed that in the canyons Chaparral outside survived San Diego, a greater diversity of birds existed coyotes.

It was discovered that more Coyotes of less cats designed the more what birds bedeutete.Die Coyotes were eating cats and foxes and as a control study fungiert.Eine, confirmed that a contain five Coyote scats cat.

These Coyotes must be darned quick.

In any event are scientists learn what "Mesopredator release" known in areas without native predators allows cats, dogs and foxes thrive off.

This very important - is tax not only prey but other robbers indigenous predators and through advanced to species which regulate you interagieren.Macht never directly perfect sense.

We have very few furry four-legged native predators here in Australia, as most of you from deleted haben.Die Dingo is the we to a wolf or Coyote closest what, have but the Dingo is a relative newcomer, thought, expressed here approximately 15,000 years ago.

Nevertheless, the Dingo is as good as native and as the Coyote and the Wolf play as an important role in our various ecosystems.Chamberlain case has not helped much maligned; by the Azariah the Dingo some years ago.

But long before the infamous "A Dingo my baby have the" was the war Dingo in that country had been declared cried,.

Back in the 1800 the world longest fence as the Dingoes (originally intended rabbit) with the exception of a huge chunk Australia built as your toll animal taking you were.The fence is an incredible 5,614 km (3,488 mi) long.

The fence also generally worked but a price has to pay.

For example, Dingoes used to be quite often where I block country and the population of feral goats without its presence has florierte.

The previous owner of my block and the surrounding quotas that drag each year to 400 feral goats outside the range! before some controls, a year or about were carried out, I was herds over 50 animals see on my patch and were a heck of a lot of damage have seen a few feral cats and foxes in the tun.Ich and wild dogs is known that region roaming.

Dingoes help, the kangaroo people low halten.Wie cute, as Kängurn, are you now in numbers, far more than pre-European settlement.

"Nature never ceases to fascinate me in how it funktioniert-and how easy it is to disrupt the balance.""Re Wilding" could help in the fight against what is referred to the sixth great extinction, a phenomenon far not some in the future, but now happens.

Unfortunately, I can never see the Dingo and Graziers life peaceful side by side.

As individuals we can may not have a direct role in "Re Wilding" but we all our bit by ensuring our own pets not stray and victims on native animals.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Biofuels gobble up U.S. grain crop

The fears growing volumes of data food crops to fuel or farming areas, which is even used for the production of foods that switching enables your focus on fuel stock production what are, be justified.

A report on earth policy more than a quarter of the entire USA was loud Institute grain crop in 2009 in ethanol fuel in the last year turned. about 100 million tonnes of cereals has been used in this way to feed enough 330 million people for a year at current average global consumption numbers.

The Earth Policy Institute are the height of the grain required, to the tank of an SUV once fill a person for a full year with ethanol feed can.

All receive hunger in the world and the rate of deforestation to create new fields, this message is to something we consider with next up our cars an ethanol blend feature gas are filled.

We seek solutions that maintain will allow current consumption level us to our constantly magic.There are still not and not for some time.Even if you use algae for biofuel has its challenges with a recent study for a greater impact on the environment as fuel stock sources such as maize or switch has grass.

Where there is some real hope renewables as power, and wind solar energy in conjunction with Elektroautos.Ein solar car is verputzt panels never a family sedan to gas because of weight and available roof space for solar modules, match but connect grid generates solar roofs of the houses and commercial buildings all over the world can go a long way to ensure electric car charging is 'greener'.

Earth is a finite planet with limited resources, but a form of energy is "added" on the planet every second wind power comes from the Sonne.Sogar the result of the Sun is forces on the Erde.Wind:) is solar energy.

While we wait for a power grid infrastructure and rolling stock allows us use wind and solar energy more effectively, we all simply use our cars less reducing our consumption gas after below nonessential trips for car pool, cut must use more public transport switch bikes and use these two odd appendage shoots from our hips legs called.

Exchange Transport For Cars

If we are ever to break our dependence on the car that needs public transport certainly a Shakeup in many areas - in fact we really daily road to reconsider the whole idea must.

The San Francisco Bay area is known as a particularly environmentally friendly aware slice of the world with many green initiatives.

But when it comes to transport gegangen.Viele is something very wrong people are now reported to abandon transport in the Bay area and go back to using your Fahrzeuge.Die mightn ' t be so bad if we electric vehicles by renewable energy; charged used have, but there's none yet somehow.

It seems that in some cases it now for people to their car as public transport in the Bay area - a result of a reduction in the cost of gas, coupled with a significant hike in public transport fares is cheaper.

In other cases the time savings, commute by car considerably.It is hard to blame people for not drag, an 8 or 9 hours 12 by the time you consider account travel - especially when the best times sucks to your work.

Back in the days when I donned a suit and tie, I find I 10 full days my life every year apprised of working a lot with, was not compared the way after some and lose, but I still discomfited allows as much my life stolen and be unpaid.

Today I telecommute and have already for more than eight years.

Roles of my bed and I at the Arbeitsplatz.Es is, although not totally comfortable as it sounds telecommuting certainly beats fought other vehicles or in buses along with dozens of others werden.Ich felt fixed often as I on a cattle truck back in those days was.

It is the other issue, which raised muss.Weitere Bay area companies are must your employees where possible from home working to enable.

Many jobs these days have no people to a particular geographic location his wird.Arbeiten at home not only saves on transport-related emissions, but may family life for some much better and make productivity increase employees which can actually, if a telecommuting program correctly implemented is enables as an increase of payment can be so good employees of telecommute, and these programs of a company's list of green initiatives can be added!

An increase in the telecommuting means fewer people on the streets and more space and comfort (and perhaps faster trips) for those who choose to transport.

Politicians carbon footprint issued challenge

Published 01 24/2010Most we welcome other leaders and politicians, do you love or hate, often belong to this group.

It is tsk to issues affecting the environment Government well and good for our selected state and, tapes on solar farms tsk or implementation cut legislation for reducing plastic bags; but what do these people in your own life according to your "business hours" approach to the environment?

Nobody is perfect and we have all read stories about celebrities and politicians are the demons of hyperconsumption to the victims, but as role models and elected representatives of the people we tend, expect more politicians - and rightly.

In Australia, pressure with can up a notch on the politicians were somewhat cranked!'s "10 per cent by the year 2010" campaign.

It concerns everyone your carbon footprint by 10% this year, one take the measures to reduce further "Bottom up" approach to address climate change, particularly following the dismal failure of our State and Government at the Copenhagen Conference always necessary - always is climate.

As part of the initiative is the man behind the campaign and founder of Planet Ark, John Dee, Australian will bring members of Parliament and senators in the coming days.

Mr Dee is questions to all MP and own energy and water issues send Senator in Australia Verbrauch.Er will issue a challenge to participate in "10 per cent by the year 2010" initiative.

I assume, the results are published and so, it is a clever verschieben.Die know politicians who do not need to answer questions that could, translated by voting population food mean dolphins, have your home illuminates how Christmas bad Hummers on the store get:) maintained trees around the clock and drive.

I think some politicians have jumped the gun and gotten behind the initiative already by the pledge reduce storage needs, realisiert.Mehr includes performance for Sie.Einer you South Wales Premier Kristina Keneally new, by the way born in Las Vegas, Nevada and was born in Toledo, Ohio.

I am not sure if this type of campaign elsewhere - attempts, has however if not, could it be a good initiative in your own country or state! it must for politicians, but for each group which limited influence werden.Menschen with a high profile in the media much as role models in our society and by more you "going green", this will help, encourage to others to do the same.

India organic cotton was

Published, 01/26/2010 we should have no knee-jerk reaction to them - India is full of many good, hard-working people, whose living depends on its organic cotton industry - but rather, has to do a remarkable nation.
Cotton is a huge industry in India - suicide was organic and GM Baumwolle.Letztere prices in the headlines recently as regards its link to farmers and unfortunately, his bio cotton industry is now under the spotlight for some other reason.
A few months back suspect how cheap wholesale prices for organic cotton were shopping bags from India to express of my surprise, that it seemed a little.I assumed that it had with sweatshop work to do, which goes against the principles of fair trade, but the problem is far lower.
According to a report on eco textile lab in Germany found around 30% of tested samples of organic cotton from India contained genetically (GM) cotton presence of genetically modified material in certified organic products is not allowed geändert.Das and most people who would be extra cash, organic cotton with the environment in mind to buy spend appalled to hear that.
Head of the Indian agricultural authority, Apeda, said were dealing with fraud on "a gigantic scale."
Much of this faux organic cotton is not only shopping bags but large brand name clothing to land products.
We can blame not only India - we must try to our own role in this befassen.Wir be green life, but we still pressure on companies, environmentally friendly products as cheap and their colleagues not to earth-friendly crank.That kind of pressure promotes these sorts of things happened.
At the other end of the scale pay not eco chic trademarks either from the Hook.Menschen for the label and still may be a much less ecological and human friendly product as you will see how some brands in this scandal have been too caught up.
Risk of offending some readers which is eco chic fashion industry often about unnecessary consumption (think new season modes) and the Marke-Ups can be terrible.Good clothes should never out of style "go, yet the name should sell rake in a huge profit and producers of textiles are a snap."
We have as many of us have seen photos of our youth, the modes again and cringed? however we thought at the time it was all very normal.Der fashion industry perceived ageing is responsible for changing the setting.
I hope huge still India organic cotton this can clarify industry quickly as the possible consequences for the nation – are organic cotton as for green businesses that locally sell products from India grown.
India produces 61% of the total of organic cotton, has been cultivated worldwide in 2008 / 09 and given the apparent scale of fraud it will sell for all merchants products from organic cotton, consumers, to reassure its origin challenging werden.Dies is not only a blow, India, but the whole green economy.

-An idea I only occurred what is when all the GM cotton was detected the result targeted fraud not? there are so many genetically modified cotton crops in India and it would not be the first time a GM culture not genetically modified culture has infected.

Earth Hour 2010

Earth 2009 was hours his first year as a global event and a great success with over 4,000 cities and towns in 88 countries participate.

On 27 March 2010 individuals, businesses and Governments around the world are again requested, your lights for one hour to a statement against climate change clear.

It is quite amazing how big the event has grown. Earth hour begain in Sydney in 2007 when gewechselt.In 2008 attended more than 50 million people on the whole Welt.Im year 2009 was 2 million people from your lights participation to hundreds of millions.

What is only an hour

Itself much - I have no idea how much energy that saves it or greenhouse gas emissions, it avoids; but it gets a lot of media attention which climate change awareness and gets people think your CO2 emissions of more longer term changes can make in your life to reduce.

Turn this year many iconic landmarks are off for earth hour, including CN Tower in Toronto, Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Grand Palace in Bangkok, the Las Vegas Strip, table mountain in Cape Town, London Eye, Mount Rushmore, Hiroshima Peace Memorial, Empire State building and world's second tallest building, Tapei 101.

Although not particularly fond the participation in groups or participating in such events is there nothing stop to observe, from your own Earth hour if you and under their own steam:) .you could it a regular event in your household machen.Ohne all distractions TV, video games and the Internet could it a way to gain some time with your family while perhaps discuss environment be.

If you use candles for lighting during Earth hour you wear in the spirit of common household made rule the paraffin candles that fossil fuels is address a product for one hour in the Earth even greener Earth-friendly candles.

New USDA Organic Livestock Rules

Many are prepared a premium price for organic products for which additional security numbers what you buy is a more healthy, "humane" and environmentally friendly product people.

However, organic food can be described very be for consumers try to interpret it be confusing and many people even deliberately are sorted space of layers "organic" regarding the name.

While labelling difficult to understand may be, can trying to do policies that farmers face whole, with some production loopholes at the expense of other farmers are Höllenfahrt, which provide the right companies, you and the end user.

A few weeks, the revised U.S. Department of Agriculture announced to help rules for access to organic livestock operations, some of these loopholes close pasture.

The main components of the rule include:

-Tiere must aufschürfen pasture in a holding season must be at least 120 days per year;

-Tiere must get at least 30% dry matter intake, from pasture during the operation season pastures;.

Manufacturer have requirements for the operation a pasture management, planning and managing pasture as a culture of feed animals and for protection of soil and water quality

Animal exempt from the 30 percent dry intake requirements during the finish feeding time to 120 days not überschreiten.Tiere must have access to the pasture during the finishing phase.

120 Days? I have never really take into account the cattle probably from the paddocks 365 days a year in some können.Als are parts of the world for "I finish feeding period" have no idea, what is either, it research; more for me or perhaps someone with the terminology familiar to clarify that the following how could function of comments.

The USDA says the final rule will be consumer confidence, organic milk or cheese fire comes from cows on pasture and one family organic farmers assure that it is consistent pasture standard that applies to dairy products.

Recycling solves liability?

One environmental protection agency report released Monday, eliminates nationwide recycling efforts more than 50 million tons liability 1996.""

This type of statement could only from the onion, a news satire website popular stammen.Vielmehr irreverent, often politically incorrect and simply crass at times (consider be forewarned); but some of think your article me, a little more on independent subject you are lampooning how tend to the bone of aspects of human behavior and attitudes Ausschneiden.Ich admit some of you also also appeal to my rather dark sense of humor!

This article from the site buy pokes fun at a pretty serious issue - recycling and green products but highlights we all consider our efforts to "go green" - it is what we consume, but how much not only.

I have another item, this time on CNN, read, stating "the world now up to the equivalent of 112 Empire State building materials every day with the typical American consume on average every day were 88 kg (144 pounds) digs". I published some interesting usage statistics here.

It's easy to fall into the trap of buying green, we think made a good thing if perhaps we must not buy what was always the product.

An example of "green" hyperconsumption the I in my article "green rebound effect" mentioned have tissue is Papiertuch.Ich buy made from recycled paper, but I (still) use too much davon.Es a hangover from my days is obsessive cleaning if I proud owner of a cleaning was Cabinet, includes a variety of chemicals to the most toxic waste, landfill in the would have.

However, if I cut back, it would not matter mine was how environmentally friendly paper towel - who none is still used light-years ahead of me.In many situations, there are alternatives.

Touched on greenwash before the term was even invented; about tricking consumers regarding really not seems to be environmentally friendly, buying the onion.

The article is very old, going back to 1997 and well before Green trendy was, - in a sense, it was very prophetic.

While there are so many other products and services on the market which now touting their environmental credentials and choice is a wonderful thing it more confusing to the average consumer recognize what is truly green and what is not.

Locate you on the Label.Suchen about the Vermarktung.Fragen you sich.Brauche I this really?

OK, I am strikedie shock and sweats to tissue from my shopping list for next week start already in.Ich will my eyes close only, how my trolley part supermarket aisle roll and not:) I hope each hit.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

A green thing

Share her green life change! I spent over 3 years working in green living tips now and has been a very rewarding experience. On this site has opened my eyes was how a green of my life, and in some respects, remains.

As I mentioned in other articles, such as "Green happy medium" and "Greener than you", sometimes the journey may seem very slow and not that much progress is being made in comparison to other friends sé.Es those times to try to think back to the changes I made in the past 12 months.

Sometimes we do not have time to make major changes or the recursos.Pero that we can keep forward motion with small changes - some have perhaps we have not thought of before.

With more than one hundred thousand people visiting this site every month; I'm sure that there are thousands of "mini-greening" ideas I am yet to discover that I and other readers could benefit.

This is where you come in.

I invite you to share a color change green in his life in the past 12 months with others through the reader comments below.

It can be a huge and complex change, or a small, simple.puede be a tip mentioned elsewhere on this site.It may be a change that is cheap, expensive or libre.puede be a few paragraphs or only a few lines.

The aim of this is to generate a single thread of short, easy to digest tips people have applied in their own lives and can be a source of inspiration to otros.Incluso if the change seems very basic not uncommon for people to lose by doing basic things while pursuing more complex changes.