Solar energy Tree Providing Solution to Urban Space Restrictions 1

Image Credit: Creative Commons/Barnwal Urban Solar energy Solutions This remarkable Solar energy Tree produces the very same quantity of electrical energy as a traditional system. Yet it works in a much smaller sized space.  Isn’t that interesting? Well, the Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-CMERI) developed this advancement and Union Minister for Science & Technology…

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Solar Panels

Do Solar Panels Lower Energy Bills? Solar panels often offer the promise to reduce your electrical energy expenditure by supplementing the energy you purchase from your regional power firms. However, selecting as well as mounting solar panels could be a frustrating job. How do they work? The panels include solar cells that connect with each…

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Spiders

Why are Spiders Important? Most people have an inbuilt fear of spiders but, however, this is simply not justified. We should respect spiders, not fear them, as we should the rest of the animal kingdom. They are an extremely important part of the ecosystem. And they are paramount to any ecosystem by controlling the numbers…

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Planet Earth II - The Much Awaited Sequel 2

Planet Earth II After ten years in the making, the BBC have finally released Planet Earth II. The first week’s theme is islands – featuring a lonely sloth, fighting komodo dragons, and deadly snakes to name just a few.     When Planet Earth first started, it was unbelievably ground-breaking because of its high quality camera…

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How to Community Garden - A Beginner's Guide 3

Community Garden : How to Start a Community Garden Task Force. 10 Save the Earth Cooperative guidelines that will enable you to start a garden community task force in your area.   Steps 1 -5     Join Save the Earth and we’ll set up a local Save the Earth Facebook group and invite other…

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What are Permaculture Zones? 5

Image by Felix Müller under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license. Permaculture Zones : What are The Zones In A Permaculture Layout? Permaculture zones are the various grow zones in your permaculture set-up. We divide a permaculture plot into distinct but overlapping growing zones. Why do we do this? Well, the first reason is that…

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What is Permaculture? 6

Image: Claire Gregory’s suburban permaculture garden in Sheffield, UK, 2009 What is Permaculture? You may wonder “What is permaculture?”. Well, a fundamental idea in it is observing and also complying with nature’s patterns. Its advocates create human systems that rely upon organic ecological and social communities. Less ambiguous than the term “sustainability”,   It puts forward…

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Bill Mollison - Save the Earth Hero 7

Image courtesy of Nicolas Boullosa Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license Bill Mollison Following on from our first in the series on “Heroes” – real people making a difference for people and planet – we focus on Bill Mollison, co-creator of permaculture. In fact he is often referred to as the “Father of Permaculture”.Permaculture systems allow…

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Easy Aquaponics? 8

Image via Wikimedia Creative Commons Easy Aquaponics? Have you got fish tank? Then you could start growing food at home today. “Aquaponics” involves growing plants in water. The system of aquaculture is one in which the waste produced by fish or other aquatic animals provides nutrients to plants which you grow hydroponically. In addition, the…

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