Clean & Green: 101 Hints and Tips for a More Eco-Friendly Home
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We all want to do our best for our homes and the planet, but it's often hard to find the time and energy to think of alternatives. Nancy Birtwhistle makes it easy with 101 indispensable tips, ideas and recipes that will help you to live a more eco-friendly life without giving up on any home comforts. Clean energy is energy that comes from renewable, zero emission sources that do not pollute the atmosphere when used, as well as energy saved by energy efficiency measures.
The Barjeel Green Building Regulations were launched in 2019 by the Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) Municipality under the RAK Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Strategy 2040 and will contribute to the largest share of energy and water savings of the strategy. Green energy solutions also have the benefit of not needing much additional energy expenditure after they have been built, since they tend to use a readily renewable source of power, such as the wind. In fact, the total efficiency of usable energy for coal is just 29% of its original energy value, while wind power offers a 1164% return on its original energy input. Wind power is another plentiful source of clean energy, with wind farms providing a good contribution to power in the UK and elsewhere. As of yet, while domestic ‘off grid’ wind energy is available, not every property is suitable for a wind turbine.Mix a thin paste and dab it over the stain, massaging it in circular motions with gloved hands. The residual stain will lift and so will the odour. If you can air-dry the item, even better.
If you don’t feel like researching ingredient lists, don’t worry, all the information you need has already been compiled. Utilize the EWG database or the Healthy Living app to make informed choices when purchasing green cleaning products. Other resources include Made Safe, a program of the nonprofit Nontoxic Certified. The Environmental Protection Agency’s Safer Choice program federally certifies products that use safe ingredients. Their information is shared in an online database. If your product-in-question is on one or more of these lists, you can use it with confidence.At the same time as fossil fuels become more expensive, the cost of greener energy sources is falling. Other factors also work in favour of green energy, such as the ability to produce relatively inexpensive localised energy solutions, such as solar farms. The interest, investment and development of green energy solutions is bringing costs down as we continue to build up our knowledge and are able to build on past breakthroughs.