Waste Management Hierarchy

Waste management hierarchy is the way of thinking that how we can use products beneficially, and how we can generate less waste. In past, this understanding of management of waste has the reverse order. When we had waste, we got over it with disposal method. However, this method has drawbacks in general idea of waste … Continue reading “Waste Management Hierarchy”

Natural Resources

Natural resources are assured by nature without any intercession of human beings. They are vital to human survival, since they provide wellness to our future. We can group these resources as perpetually available, renewable over short periods of time, and non-renewable resources.  Perpetually available resources are capable of being renewed and not cause any depletion … Continue reading “Natural Resources”

Sources of Environmental Pollution

We live in a universe that is 4.5 billion years old. Over this time, we are 7.7 billion people who share this planet. In 2050, this population has an estimated value, which is 9.7 billion, considering growing rate of birth. This tremendous increase in human population accompanied by an even greater increase in per capita … Continue reading “Sources of Environmental Pollution”

What is Sustainability?

When we talked about sustainability, at first sight, it represents protecting the environment. However, it is not just that limited. Sustainability is the capability of being permanent, it has a goal to keep our resources for the future generations while not ignoring needs of today’s people. Sustainability is related with many different disciplines due to … Continue reading “What is Sustainability?”

Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (PPCPs)

We know that water is essential for the entire environment. And also we know that there are lots of pollutants of water too. This is where the portion of people can prevent this pollution. Besides this prevention, reducing the utilization of PPCPs is benefical for human health too due to including various toxics and other … Continue reading “Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (PPCPs)”

Why Do We Need Energy Saving?

All we need to do is change our way of thinking first, and then reduce our consumption of energy by using less energy, or using the energy more efficient way, and therefore we can do energy saving. However, why it is important to save energy? Energy saving leads us to various results. We share this … Continue reading “Why Do We Need Energy Saving?”

Hazardous Chemicals in Your Home and Their Effects on Human Health

We live together with countless chemicals in our home. If we notice what they are and where they come from, we can exterminate them, or at least we can reduce their usage or their number.  Paints:  Latex or oil based paints are extremely dangerous to inhale and cause headache, dizziness, fatigue or eye, skin, nose, … Continue reading “Hazardous Chemicals in Your Home and Their Effects on Human Health”

5R Rule ( Refuse-Reduce-Reuse-Repurpose-Recycle )

What attitude should we set to wastes? This 5R Rule can undoubtly help us. When you adopt this rule to your daily routine,  you realize the difference in your life. There is an important part of this rule: it is the order.  We need to start with almost “zero waste” in our life, by refusing. … Continue reading “5R Rule ( Refuse-Reduce-Reuse-Repurpose-Recycle )”

Nutrition Habits for a More Environmental Friendly Lifestyle

No matter which diet you prefer in your daily life, it is proven that vegan diet is the best way to decrease our impact on the environment. Reducing carbon dioxide emissions is the key point for following environmental friendly nutrition habits. What is the relation between your diet and carbon emissions? Every product has a … Continue reading “Nutrition Habits for a More Environmental Friendly Lifestyle”

Ozone Depletion in Stratosphere

Stratosphere is concentrated with ozone that protects Earth from ultraviolet radiation which will be harmful when reached to Earth surface. Nowadays, ozone thinning is a major problem that has many dreadfull results on human and environment caused by human-produced Br2 and Cl2 containing chemicals. We can count distruption of ecosystems, damage on crops and forests, … Continue reading “Ozone Depletion in Stratosphere”

Saving Energy at Home

With the help of these easy applicable tips you can save your energy at home more than you think: Remain your electronic devices at standby or off modes Use thick curtains and generally close in cold weathers Try to take a quicker shower like one or two minutes, that really changes your energy usage, or … Continue reading “Saving Energy at Home”

Natural Disasters Due to Damage on Environment

Natural disasters are events that are natural or related to the nature. Human activities have a big impact on some natural disasters such as heavy rainfall, snowmelt, long period of rains, fires, air-water-soil pollution, nuclear, biological, chemical, industrial accidents. You maybe already guess these disasters due to advancing gigantic environmental problems on Earth, however there … Continue reading “Natural Disasters Due to Damage on Environment”

How Many Times Can You Do/Buy Same Activity/Product With Your Money Gained by Energy Saving at Your Home (You save 470euro on a year)

You can use electricity, heating, cooling, water, garbage  utilities without any payment for two months (for a 85m2 apartment). You can use internet without any payment during all year (for 60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, cable/ADSL). You can go to cinema 43 times without any payment in a year (international release, 1 seat). You … Continue reading “How Many Times Can You Do/Buy Same Activity/Product With Your Money Gained by Energy Saving at Your Home (You save 470euro on a year)”

E-Wastes (Electonic Waste) in Your Home

After very fast growing of technology trends, we have many electronic wastes at our home without noticing them as wastes. You can ask what are they exactly? Does it ever an electronic device as waste? It is probable that we have at least one electronic waste at our home. These wastes point out electronic devices … Continue reading “E-Wastes (Electonic Waste) in Your Home”

Clothes and Environment

Another and undeniably grand cause of that much carbon emissions to our planet is due to “not sustainable” textile production. The increasing number in textile sector leads us to some problems. Especially the cheap clothing industry has consequences on environmental pollution. The made materials of clothes have an impact on generating or preventing waste in … Continue reading “Clothes and Environment”

Sustainable Shopping

When we go for shopping, there is a more eco-friendly way to shop. First of all we need to bring our shopping bags with us. People use lots of plastic bags uncounsciessly also unnecessarily, and using fabric bags is a very important start to reduce our damage on the environment. Knowing the earth life balance … Continue reading “Sustainable Shopping”

Earthship Movement

This is where sustainability and the architecture meet: Earthship. The concept of Earthship, which has started at the 70s by architect Michael Reynolds, based on three principles. The first one is to use natural materials and waste materials in the construction of the house. Secondly, to be as independent as possible from the grid and … Continue reading “Earthship Movement”

How to Clean Home by Saving Energy?

You can make your own cleaner products that are also effective for cleaning, ecofriendly, non-hazardous, and help to save your money. All you need is vinegar, lemon, essential oil, and water. With different combination of these ingredients, you have your own cleansing products which do not have adverse effects on indoor air quality and so … Continue reading “How to Clean Home by Saving Energy?”

Carbon Footprint

Carbon footprint is a measure of the environmental damage caused by human activities in terms of the amount of greenhouse gas produced, also measured in units of carbon dioxide. It consists both the measure of direct CO 2 emissions from combustion of fossil fuels, including domestic energy consumption, transport (eg. cars and aircraft), and the … Continue reading “Carbon Footprint”

Which One to Prefer to Save Energy: Led or Fluorescent ?

If we want to save energy, we need to choose more efficient light bulb since we use them quite much in our daily life. Their reflection to the electricity bills differs from each other. Why they are different? Which features lead us to this result? Which one is more sustainable? Do they have side effects … Continue reading “Which One to Prefer to Save Energy: Led or Fluorescent ?”

Why Do We Need Energy Saving?

All we need to do is change our way of thinking first, and then reduce our consumption of energy by using less energy, or using the energy more efficient way, and therefore we can do energy saving. However, why it is important to save energy? Energy saving leads us to various results. We share this … Continue reading “Why Do We Need Energy Saving?”

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