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OUR PLANET, OUR ONLY HOME.. FOR HOW LONG?

OUR PLANET, OUR ONLY HOME.. FOR HOW LONG? | Earth Friendly Living | Scoop.it
Top climate scientists on Friday embraced an upper limit on greenhouse gases while warning that it is likely to be exceeded within decades if efforts to curb emissions are not rapidly accelerated.

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Turning sewage into eco friendly paper

Turning sewage into eco friendly paper | Earth Friendly Living | Scoop.it

One of the biggest problems in urban communities is proper disposal of waste. While we flush away each day, the treatment plants across the globe have a challenge on their hands when it comes to save disposal of human waste. Israel-based Applied Clean Tech has devised a wonderful recycling system that turns sewage waste into recycled paper. This is not just recycling, but also upcycling.

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How to Reuse Old Windows & Shutters

How to Reuse Old Windows & Shutters | Earth Friendly Living | Scoop.it
You may have seen the word 'up- cycling' floating around online recently. The trend has become especially popular on Pinterest. But what exactly is up- cycling? Up- cycling is a way to recycle and reuse materials that you would have just throw away.

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Dirty Work Services's curator insight, June 18, 2013 6:44 PM

Awesome ways to reuse old windows and shutters...

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Watch 62 Years of Global Warming in 13 Seconds | Climate Central

Watch 62 Years of Global Warming in 13 Seconds | Climate Central | Earth Friendly Living | Scoop.it
An amazing 13-second NASA animation depicting how the globe has warmed during the period of 1950 to 2012. (62 years of climate change in 13 seconds via @reddit >> Interesting discussion point...
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RECYCLED DENIM INSULATION

RECYCLED DENIM INSULATION | Earth Friendly Living | Scoop.it

"It's like jeans for your house." Okay, so maybe no one ever says that about Recycled Denim Insulation ($6 and up), but it is made from jeans, and it does go in your house. This unique building product is made out of recycled denim and other cotton textiles, and features a natural fire retardant that also helps to inhibit mold and mildew. And thanks to the fact that it contains no chemical irritants and has no fiberglass itch, you can install the stuff easily without having to don a Hazmat suit. Available at most home improvement stores.


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Online Environmental Management Game

Online Environmental Management Game | Earth Friendly Living | Scoop.it

Play Catchment Detox to see if you successfully manage a river catchment and create a sustainable and thriving economy.

It's an online game where you're in charge of the whole catchment. You get to decide what activities you undertake - whether to plant crops, log forests, build factories or set up national parks. The aim is to avoid environmental problems and provide food and wealth for the population.


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Recycled Island

Recycled Island | Earth Friendly Living | Scoop.it

A Dutch company named Rotterdam WHIM Architectur offers to transform a huge slab of plastic into a Hawaii-sized island made entirely out of plastic waste. This project for a plastic island in the Pacific, entitled Recycled Island, says it will clean up the oceans, create a new land, and construct a sustainable habitat. This provocative garbage island project, however shocking it may seem does draw attention to the massive problems caused by plastic waste.

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Marks & Spencer becomes carbon neutral - Today's News - News ...

Marks & Spencer becomes carbon neutral - Today's News - News ... | Earth Friendly Living | Scoop.it
Spark Etail has more than 5000 fair trade, organic and eco-friendly products and has been operating nationally from its North East base for around seven years. Twanna commended Marks and Spencer for its approach and ...
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Could fungi break down plastic and stop a very modern scourge?

Could fungi break down plastic and stop a very modern scourge? | Earth Friendly Living | Scoop.it
A group of students from Yale University, Connecticut, have found a fungus in the Amazon rainforest that can break down the common plastic polyurethane.

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350.org

350.org | Earth Friendly Living | Scoop.it

To preserve our planet, scientists tell us we must reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere from its current level of 392 parts per million ("ppm")to below 350 ppm. But 350 is more than a number—it's a symbol of where we need to head as a planet.

At 350.org, we're building a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis and push for policies that will put the world on track to get to 350 ppm.

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Green Roofs: An Introduction with Pretty Pictures

Green Roofs: An Introduction with Pretty Pictures | Earth Friendly Living | Scoop.it

The logic of green roofs is becoming more apparent. We can minimize our bills while maximizing the beauty of the urban landscape. And every day it's becoming a little easier to live in a house that just happens to have plants growing on it.

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logical yet beautiful :)

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Climate change: Through the eyes of Pacific Islanders

Climate change: Through the eyes of Pacific Islanders | Earth Friendly Living | Scoop.it

Over the last three years, organisers in every Pacific Island nation and territory have got in behind the 350.org days of action - with a passion. Now as we begin to connect the dots between weather extremes and climate change, it's even more important that we keep a spotlight on those that are on the frontline of the climate crisis. Not in our words, but in their words.350 Pacific has launched a new story-telling initiative - each month we'll be putting the spotlight on a different Pacific Island nation. We'll provide updates of current and future climate trends for each Island nation, along with interviews and stories from local organisers on the ground. We've just kicked off with a spotlight on the Republic of Nauru.

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Dutch eco-friendly bicycle school bus changing transportation - SmartPlanet.com (blog)

Dutch eco-friendly bicycle school bus changing transportation - SmartPlanet.com (blog) | Earth Friendly Living | Scoop.it

This Dutch eco-friendly bicycle bus includes eight sets of pedals for children, a place for an adult driver, and a bench for three children to enjoy a free ride. The pedaling seats are designed for students aged 4 to 12.

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public transport should be used insted of private....

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IT'S TIME TO WAKE UP!

IT'S TIME TO WAKE UP! | Earth Friendly Living | Scoop.it

Noaa report says Arctic sea ice is disappearing at unprecedented pace.. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration climate study puts 2012 among the 10 warmest years on record..


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Recycled shoes help create new breed of animal at Virginia Zoo

Recycled shoes help create new breed of animal at Virginia Zoo | Earth Friendly Living | Scoop.it
A Kenyan company called Ocean Sole got creative and started a unique recycling effort involving flip-flops.
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SHOCKING Before And After Pictures Of How Climate Change Is Destroying The ... - Business Insider

SHOCKING Before And After Pictures Of How Climate Change Is Destroying The ... - Business Insider | Earth Friendly Living | Scoop.it

Rising global temperatures, largely due to man-made greenhouse gases, are the source of widely-discussed observable changes toRising global temperatures, largely due to man-made greenhouse gases, are the source of widely-discussed observable changes to the Earth like melting glaciers, rising sea levels, warming oceans, and more extreme weather events, such as hurricanes, droughts, forest fires, and floods. the Earth like melting glaciers, rising sea levels, warming oceans, and more extreme weather events, such as hurricanes, droughts, forest fires, and floods.

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Why I don't worry about climate change

Why I don't worry about climate change | Earth Friendly Living | Scoop.it

....climate change will probably hit us, it's impact is likely to be dire, the change is likely to be rapid and no, we don't know when (we will never know precisely when) but you can guess it's not far off - five years, a decade, a few decades, a hundred years - who knows. If I said to you that there's a chance the vast majority of people reading this blog will die as a result of climate change, you would shout alarmist and it won't happen. Nothing has changed since the 1990s except our understanding of how many tipping points there are and how the model works. But we will ignore it until it hits us and so there's no point in worrying about it.

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A NEW AIR SHOWER SAVES 50 PER CENT WATER

A NEW AIR SHOWER SAVES 50 PER CENT WATER | Earth Friendly Living | Scoop.it
A new shower nozzle that uses up to 50 per cent less water while maintaining the sensation of full pressure could provide Australians with guilt-free showers over the hot, dry summer – simply by adding air.

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We can use jeans to clean up our cities' air

We can use jeans to clean up our cities' air | Earth Friendly Living | Scoop.it

A laundry additive that neutralises nitrogen oxide could radically improve air quality, says Tony Ryan a professor of physical chemistry at Sheffield University. He is particularly interested in polymers and soft nanotechnology. Together with the fashion designer Helen Storey he is developing a laundry additive called Catclo that sticks to the surface fibres of clothes and reacts with airborne nitrogen oxides to neutralise them

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Scotland to Recycle Old Diapers and Turn Them Into Furniture!

Scotland to Recycle Old Diapers and Turn Them Into Furniture! | Earth Friendly Living | Scoop.it

Each year over 160 million diapers (or nappies as they are known in the UK) are sent to Scotland’s landfills. However a new recycling scheme is aiming to take those used diapers and turn them into park benches, garden furniture, decking, bollards, railway sleepers, fencing, roof tiles and cardboard.

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this is SO remarkable innovative idea :)

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Earth may be near tipping point, scientists warn - Los Angeles Times

Earth may be near tipping point, scientists warn - Los Angeles Times | Earth Friendly Living | Scoop.it
MetroEarth may be near tipping point, scientists warnLos Angeles TimesA group of international scientists is sounding a global alarm, warning that population growth, climate change and environmental destruction are pushing Earth toward calamitous —...
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Soundproofing from Living Plants

Soundproofing from Living Plants | Earth Friendly Living | Scoop.it
The Acoustic Factory has put a green twist on solving acoustic problems, producing soundproofing designs from natural materials. The products are either living plants, natural products, or recycled materials.
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Noor Fatima's curator insight, April 10, 2013 12:08 PM

isn't that amazing....

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Icelandic Volcanoes To Power British Homes

Icelandic Volcanoes To Power British Homes | Earth Friendly Living | Scoop.it
Icelandic volcanoes could soon power British homes if the Government secures a new energy deal.
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Ethical shopping, getting change from what you buy.

Ethical shopping, getting  change from what you buy. | Earth Friendly Living | Scoop.it

If you are one of the ever growing number of people who by making ethical shopping choices are saying you will no longer play a part in degrading the environment or others with whom we share this world,we should all be grateful to you Its the actions, no matter how small, of strong individuals that will make the earth a fairer and cleaner place for all.

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WHICH MAKES MORE SENSE?

WHICH MAKES MORE SENSE? | Earth Friendly Living | Scoop.it

The idea of a climate change hoax makes no sense.. What you think?


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