Few days ago I have received an email from Felix.
Who is Felix?, was my first question and I was about to delete this email and block the guy as a spammer. But I started reading. This made me go online to check who is the HIT? Then, I decided to publish this email from Felix. Why? See it yourself…
Bosses at Green Energy UK have analysed the energy usage of the average Brit and guess what, it’s going up! They say, however, thanks to new technologies and a better understanding of energy saving measures, consumers are now much better equipped to tackle the issue of wasted energy head on.
The electricity company, which buys and sells 100 per cent sustainable energy, has pulled all its thinking into one handy visual to show exactly where our household energy is going. CEO Doug Stewart, explains further and uses the car industry as an analogy of how consumers the nation over could better consider energy use.
Doug says: “The media tells us that petrol sales have decreased by 20 per cent over the past five years and it comes as no real surprise to us. Why? Increasing fuel prices and more fuel efficient cars; that’s why! Replace cars with homes and it is clear to see how this trend could be echoed in the utilities industry.”
The century-long reign of asbestos as a commonplace building material may be over in most parts of the world, but its devastating ecological and environmental impact is likely to last for generations to come. That’s because asbestos fibres are found in our homes, our schools, and our government buildings, and can contaminate our soil and our drinking water. Prolonged exposure to asbestos is linked with fatal diseases—mesothelioma, asbestosis, and lung cancer. Let’s take a closer look at the consequences that this hidden killer has on our environment.
It’s very probably true to say that the first ever showers were nature’s own; namely, waterfalls. In hot and warm countries, or hot times of year, bathers would stand under waterfalls to cool off and clean themselves just as kids like to do today on a hot day.
It is thought that ancient people would reproduce the effect by pouring jugs of water over their heads and these were often very cold as some ancient civilisations believed in the hot-cold refreshing nature of cold water just as we may do today after a sauna, for example.
Researchers have found that household dust can contain a surprising amount of different chemicals
– over two dozen toxic substances have been identified in samples of typical house dust, including pesticide levels nearly twice as high as in average soil samples. These residues are mainly brought in to our houses on the soles of our shoes, so taking our shoes off before walking further into the house is the first step to keeping your floor looking clean and staying hygienic.
There are more electric cars being brought out all the time, and each new car offers a little bit more in terms of range, top speed and battery power.
The most impressive range on a production family EV will undoubtedly be that offered by the Tesla Model S. The second car to be produced by the Palo Alto startup company Tesla will be available from spring 2012 and will have a maximum range of 300 miles.
This range maximum is dependent on buying the biggest available battery pack to go with the Model S. The base level has a battery pack that will give a range of 160 miles and costs $50,000. Each upgrade in battery will add $10,000 to the cost of the car. There’s an intermediate battery pack which will give a range of 230 miles. The battery packs can be charged in 45 minutes, which is drastically quicker than other EV charging times.
Published by Textile World
on 21 March 2011 by Janet Bealer Rodie
Merino State offers new high-performance and eco Merino wool blends for athletic and outdoor applications and for all seasons.
Wool is increasingly being touted as a performance fiber, and, indeed, it performs quite well as an inherently thermal-regulating, moisture-wicking, antimicrobial, insulating, water-repellent, breathable, comfortable, durable, biodegradable material. Soft, fine-micron Merino wool is used not only in fashion and corporate apparel, but also in sports and outdoor apparel, and for all seasons. Australia- and New Zealand-based Charles Parsons’ Merino State brand offers Merino and Merino-blend fabrics for all of these uses. Its newest performance and eco Merino fabrics recently were launched to the U.S. market at the 2012 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market in Salt Lake City.
Published by SeatlePI
on Wednesday 21 March 2012
Makers of ECOS offer plenty of green: up to $10,000 in prize money.
Earth Friendly Products is going creatively viral; the green company has launched a high-profile video contest on Facebook that already looks like a winner. Entitled ‘Get Washed’ for its #1 selling green detergent, ECOS Liquid Laundry, the contest was conceived by president John Vlahakis to give consumers a chance to experience ECOS and grasp the company’s use of solar and alternate energy in all of its five manufacturing facilities.
We all try to cut down on the amount of fuel we use, both for the sake of our wallets and the sake of the planet.
It can be hard to do less driving if you’re used to the convenience of jumping in the car, but if you want to cut down on fuel, you need to think about leaving the car at home at least a few times a week.
Everyone has heard of hybrids these days, but although some people have gone out and bought them, others still don’t know enough about them to judge if they’re a good buy or not.
So, how does a hybrid work
and how does this make it environmentally friendly? Put simply, the hybrid car uses two sources of power, instead of just the conventional petrol or diesel engine. The hybrid powertrain includes a small internal combustion engine that is assisted by an electric motor. The electric motor is powered by its own battery – increasingly a lithium-ion one as they are lighter and smaller than the batteries made of metal-nickel-hydride, so they reduce the weight of the car (and the energy required to propel it).