Your Currency for Change: How to Focus Environmental Giving

June 8, 2017 by  
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By Kate Williams, CEO of 1% for the Planet Currency is something we normally think of in narrow terms: the bills or coins we fish out of wallets and pockets to pay for our morning cuppa. But we can also think of it in broader terms: the influence…

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Hydros Smart Irrigation System Saves Water and Slashes Your Bills by 60%

July 15, 2014 by  
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Water is a valuable resource – and it will only get more expensive if we continue use wasteful old-fashioned irrigation techniques such as sprinklers. One smart alternative is Hydros , an irrigation controller that uses sensors, regional weather forecasts, and smart algorithms to conserve water and slash your monthly bills by as much as 60 percent. Plus, it saves you time because you don’t have to learn about different soil and grass types, most of which have watering requirements that change with the weather. Read the rest of Hydros Smart Irrigation System Saves Water and Slashes Your Bills by 60% Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: garden sensor , Gardening , Hydros smart irrigation system , kickstarter , resource management , sprinkler , water conservation , water management system

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Infographic: A Visual Guide on How to Save Energy at Home

April 3, 2013 by  
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There are many little, inexpensive ways you can save energy — insulate your hot water heater, use ceiling fans in the summer, insulate your attic, use fluorescent light bulbs, wash your laundry in cold water and use Energy Star appliances . But what else can you do to decrease your home’s overall energy use? Check out this fun and handy infographic which details all the areas in your home that could use a green makeover. With just a few changes, you can dramatically cut down your monthly energy. Hit the jump to learn more. The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Read the rest of Infographic: A Visual Guide on How to Save Energy at Home Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cut my energy bills , energy savings infographic , green energy green home , green your home , Home Energy savings , reduce my bills , reduce my energy bill , save energy at home

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Chinese Fishing Boats Catch 12 Times More Fish than Goes Reported

April 3, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock A new report published by scientists at the  University of British Columbia finds that Chinese fishing boats catch about $11.5 billion worth of fish from beyond Chinese waters each year, and much of that haul goes unreported. If these latest estimates are correct, then Chinese fishermen are harvesting about 12 times the amount of fish they’re reporting to the  United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization . While the numbers produced by the report are rough estimates, they raise some serious red flags about overfishing. Read the rest of Chinese Fishing Boats Catch 12 Times More Fish than Goes Reported Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: china , Chinese fishermen , fish populations , fisheries , fishery management , Fishing , overfishing , sustainable fish , sustainable fishing , sustainable food , University of British Columbia

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6 Winter Home Improvement Tips That Will Save Energy and Lower Your Bills

January 6, 2012 by  
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