Inspiration for a Brighter Future

10 Green Websites You Should Know and Use

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Are you interested in green-living, sustainability and renewable-energy?

If yes, then we have put together a list of 10 superb websites that will keep you informed of all the latest green news and developments.

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Welcome to the City of the Future

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Would you like to take a glimpse into the near future?

Join us as we explore some of the exciting and innovative technologies that are set to make our cities cleaner, greener and safer.

First up…

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The Transforming Power of Living Walls

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Be amazed and inspired by the natural beauty of living walls.

Also known as green walls, this innovative design approach is transforming indoor and outdoor spaces around the world.

Before we take a look at some examples, first some great benefits of living walls:

  • Improved indoor air quality
  • Energy savings in both hot and cold climates
  • Natural building protection
  • Mental and physical health benefits for occupants
  • Reduction in noise pollution
  • Increase in property values

As the below images testify, living walls demonstrate a perfect blending of nature and design…

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13 Things Fracking Companies Won’t Tell You

Fracking Alert

Fracking appears to have been a major success in the US, but are the industry claims consistent with the facts?

And as fracking companies look to expand their operations into Europe and Asia, are they really giving decision-makers and the general public the full economic and environmental story?

1. The fracking boom is temporary

Despite promising decades of continuing economic benefits, a peak in US shale oil production is likely to be reached this decade. Once the peak in production is reached, sharp year-on-year declines are to be expected.

2. The economic case is dwindling

Remember the tech bubble? Well, the fracking industry is beginning to show very similar signs. Already there is a heavy reliance on debt, with revenues from production failing to cover operating costs. Early investors may well have profited, but the returns for later investors look set to be far less rosy.

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Solar Charging Stations Set To Help Electric Cars & Bikes

As electric bikes and cars continue to gain in popularity, charging options have become increasingly important.

French company AdvanSolar has developed an innovative and exciting range of solar charging stations.

Two of their key products are designed to charge electric bikes and cars from the power of the sun.

Let’s take a look…

SunPod Cyclo

 

SunPod Cyclo - Solar Electric Bike Charging

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7 Compelling Reasons To Go Electric

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Are you fascinated by electric cars but unsure if they are for you?

Many people feel like this. Electric cars appear very exciting.

But what about range, charging points and cost?

Let’s cut through the confusion and look at 7 reasons that might convince you why electric cars are indeed for you.

1. They are greener

Running exclusively on an electric motor and batteries, electric cars have no combustion engine. This means no petroleum or diesel fuel needed. If charged from renewably-sourced energy (solar or wind for example) they are significantly greener than a conventional car.

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The Pros & Cons of Life in the Cloud

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Could moving your personal computing into The Cloud help or hinder you?

We aim to answer this question for you in this short article.

But first…

What Exactly Is The Cloud?

The Cloud is a generic term for data, services and applications that are hosted and stored remotely on network servers. Your access to these is via the Internet.

For example, Facebook is a Cloud-based social media site. There is no application to install. Your profile, posts and comments are all stored on Facebook’s network servers. You can login from any PC and you will have all your settings and data available immediately.

So far, so good.

Now let’s take a look at some of the great benefits of The Cloud that you are sure to enjoy.

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Solar Secrets of South-Facing Houses

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To gain the maximum energy benefits from the sun, you need to live in a South-facing house.

While it is well known that the sun reaches its midday peak high in the Southern sky, you may not realise the significant renewable-energy differences that can be gained from having a South-facing house or roof.

Let’s take a look now at familiar domestic solar-energy technologies and designs, but with special emphasis on seeing how a South-facing house optimises their benefits.

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5 Great Ways E-Reader Devices Are Helping The Environment

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E-Reader devices are surprisingly eco-friendly.

Take a tour with us now through 5 of their foremost environmental benefits.

1. Goodbye To Paper

E-Books are just that – electronic books. No paper required, as all text is displayed in digital form on the E-Reader’s screen. Imagine how much paper and ink is being saved across the world as more and more readers transition to E-Books.

What’s more, disposal of unwanted books is as simple as hitting the delete button.

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Tablet or Laptop. Which is Greenest?

Sleek and shiny the latest tablets and laptops may be, but how do their green credentials compare?

Let’s take a look and see…

Tablets

Available in various sizes, but always portable, tablets have captured the imagination (and the pockets) of millions of people. And all this in just a few years since the launch of the original iPad. Latest statistics show that more and more people are accessing the web via tablets.

Tablet computer

So how green is the average tablet computer? Well, first of all, let’s consider the fact that they are small, slim and light. This means that the total materials and components used are fairly limited. Additionally, a tablet has no moving parts, which cuts down on both materials and energy usage.

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