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Why Steamers are the Best Disinfectant

Why Steamers are the Best Disinfectant

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As the environmentally-friendly person you aspire to be, you'll be happy to know steamers are incredibly eco-friendly. Not only that, but they are a chemical, non-toxic way to freshen up your home, clothing and bedding as well as a natural disinfectant! Steam is very effective method for killing viruses and other germs and can be used to sanitize your home. One of the oldest known ways to kill virus and microbial pathogens is the use of heat and it remains one of the most effective ways to kill Viruses, Bacteria, mites, germs and fleas. Early humans discovered this without realizing it when they used fire to cook for the first time which make meat edible that would otherwise be spoiled. Every time we cook in our kitchens, we are using this same principle to keep our food s...
The Inspiring and Sustainable Kratom Farming Model

The Inspiring and Sustainable Kratom Farming Model

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Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) is an evergreen tree in the coffee family that is native to the rain-forests of Southeast Asia. Its leaves have been used by indigenous people for hundreds of year for its medicinal substance. Mitragyna speciosa has over 40 active alkaloid components. Alkaloid components act as reservoirs for protein synthesis. Examples include substances against the animal or insect attacks or hormones may function as plant stimulants or regulators in activities like growth, metabolism and reproduction. The high alkaloid components are created by the acidic soil of the region where the plant is nourished by volcanic materiel, lots of water, warm temps and wet humid weather that is found along the equator. Kratom farming has been a tradition in Southeast Asia ...
3 Tips for Storing and Preserving Your Garden Harvest

3 Tips for Storing and Preserving Your Garden Harvest

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Gardens can be unpredictable. Some months you may have a surplus of one, two, or three items and the next you may have a shortage. Storing your harvest can be an excellent way to get you through the shortages and prevent you from wasting the surplus. Some fruits and vegetables store well for months if kept in the right conditions. Root vegetables such as carrots, potatoes, and beets store well in the refrigerator or in a cool, dry place. Apples, pears, and other fruits are ideal for canning or drying. Some fruits such as berries and vegetables like peas are great for freezing. These are just some examples and in this article we are going to talk about 3 of the most popular tips for storing your garden harvest! Let's get started. Here are 3 Tips for Storing and ...
EV Cars Save the World & Everyone Can Buy One (Even People with Bad Credit)

EV Cars Save the World & Everyone Can Buy One (Even People with Bad Credit)

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Electric vehicles are the future of driving. The big names in car manufacturing are all determined to become Tesla’s tough competition, by offering better car financing terms - even to people with challenged credit situations. One of the newest to enter the market is the Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV and it’s going to be released soon. Porsche has been flexing its muscles for the new concept Mission E Cross Turismo which resembles a Panamera with some SUV details on it. GM and Ford for instance plan to release 34 fully electric car models in the next 5 years. Adding to the hype are cities and countries who are thinking about banning cars that are powered by the normal internal combustion engines. Norway (2025) India (2030) UK and France (2040) And the largest car market of the world
How Wind Energy Development Was Taken Negatively by People in Some Countries

How Wind Energy Development Was Taken Negatively by People in Some Countries

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If you’re living in a cave and haven’t heard anything about Ontario’s energy development plans, then you might be surprised that they actually banned coal-fired power permanently and has quickly become Canada’s leader in Wind Energy Development (WED). Alberta had already done this before but people are happy about it, but in Ontario’s side, it’s a different side of the story. Transitioning to wind energy have been back lashed over the years because of the health issues from wind turbines. This is why people are concerned about Ontario’s wind energy development because they didn’t involve the public in the decision making process. Many citizens are shocked when Ontario surprisingly announced their wind energy development plans in the country. Ontario’s Wind Energy Transition Plans
Essential Tips to Make Your Veggie Garden More Productive

Essential Tips to Make Your Veggie Garden More Productive

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There are a lot of ways that you can do to make your garden be more productive. With that being said, there are factors that you should consider to make your garden grow more fruit, herbs, and veggies. Make your vegetable garden productive by following these four gardening tips down below. Using Eggshells Eggshells contain calcium, which is essential for plant growth. Calcium can also strengthen the thickness of plant cell walls. Putting eggshells on the soil can also prevent your crops to rot thanks to calcium. The Benefits of Baking Soda Believe it or not, baking soda can make your plants taste better. Sprinkle a little amount of baking soda on the soil surrounding each plant to lower its acidity levels. The lower the acid level, the sweeter and tastier your veggie plan...
Create a Healthy and Productive Garden with These Seven Essential Tips

Create a Healthy and Productive Garden with These Seven Essential Tips

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Plant-based diets are making the buzz in the market these days and this means that now is the time to create your own vegetable garden. Of course we have to keep in mind that we have to practice how to create a “green” garden. Having a green garden not only benefits the environment, it can also make your vegetable crops fresh and organic as well. There are various ways to start your garden from scratch, but in this article, we’re going to focus on how to turn your flower bed into a lush vegetable garden. Note: These tips down below are also applicable on homes even without a flower bed. Sunlight Ensure that the spot you’re using is suitable for growing vegetables. Pick a spot where sunlight can directly hit your crops so it will grow faster. While plants and flowers
We’ll See Green Energy Taking Over Fossil Fuel in The Next 400 Years. How Will This Change Affect Our Global Warming Problem?

We’ll See Green Energy Taking Over Fossil Fuel in The Next 400 Years. How Will This Change Affect Our Global Warming Problem?

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An MIT Technology article stated that it will take 400 years to completely transform our energy system into something greener and eco-friendly. What’s even worse is that renewable energy is not replacing fossil fuel in the meantime, but rather supplementing it. If you take a guess about the percentage of the world’s energy consumption from renewable sources, you may don’t want to keep your hopes up. If you’re thinking about double digit numbers, then don’t be surprised about the results. In reality, the actual percentage of the world using renewable energy is 1.5%. This is even a combination of renewable sources such as solar, wind, geothermal, wave, tidal, and ocean energy. The figure came from a Paris-based International Energy Agency, a consortium of thirty countries that monitor
How Renewable Green Energy Can Help IT Data Centers

How Renewable Green Energy Can Help IT Data Centers

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Renewable energy plays a big role in our lives and it comes in different aspects and forms. Same goes with technology as it also continues to evolve every day. With that being said, data centers are increasing in size and their use of electricity, which will lead to sky high operating costs exponentially. This is why incorporating renewable green energy is important to transform these data centers into green IT data centers. So how do we know if a data center is called a green IT data center? First of all, it contains green technology that can either by operated in full or partial mode using renewable energy. Second, their components are designed to be eco-friendly and energy efficient. Which means all of their monitors, printers, CPUs, and storage uses biodegradable materials that’
Facts About Wave Energy

Facts About Wave Energy

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Wave energy is a kind of renewable energy that’s carried by the waves from the ocean. This happens when the ocean waves were capture and then converted into useful, clean and green electricity. There are a lot of benefits we can get from wave energy apart from any other renewable energies out there. Listed below are some wave energy facts for you to read. Let’s have a look at them! Wave energy is also considered as a type of wind energy. This is because waves are formed because of winds which blow over the sea. Wave energy is a clean and green energy since it is a renewable green energy source. Wave energy was patented by Girard and Son back in 1799. There are three different locations at the sea where you can capture energy: nearshore, offshore, and far offshore. Wave