Category Archives: Green Initiative

Adapting to Modern Technology

As technology evolves and improves so does the use of emergency lights not only for emergency vehicles but also on home alarm systems and industrial warning devices. Many have been using strobe lights as it is capable of flashing up to hundreds of times per second that is very significant for aircraft use as anti-collision lighting. And even how useful it may seems but because of high costs and maintenance it is now slowly being replaced by LED technology.

LED or Light Emitting Diode is now the preferred lighting device as it has many advantages to other type of light sources. It can reduce the overall power costs because it only consumes lower energy, longer lifetime and come in smaller sizes. Then you aren’t going to have big electrical wastes as you can replace only those busted light and not the entire lamp or lighting system thereby, minimizing the replacement cost. And in the long run, it will help minimize the global energy consumption and reduce greenhouse gas emission and a potential reduction in global warming effect.

NB: Image from wikimedia commons.

The Greenhouse Effect

The world has changed since the time when the black oil was discovered and experts believed that it is the main cause of the increasing global warming. Although many have thought that it all begin during the industrial revolution where greenhouse gasses increasingly affects the Earth’s temperature. It may not be the lone culprit in the atmosphere’s greenhouse effect, so it could be beneficial if we can get rid of non-biodegradable products.

We can start our contribution of having green waste by simply using natural and biodegradable materials. We can use wooden scoop in our house for our laundry detergents and dog foods instead of plastic products. And if we cannot eliminate the use of plastic then we can simply re-use them so it won’t end up in the landfill or in the stomach of migratory birds.

The Effects of Greenhouse Gases

Hubby was watching National Geographic on cable when I happen to glance and be glued on what he was seriously watching into. It was all about the growing distractions of natural disasters like tornados, hurricane and typhoons. Just like the recent super typhoon Haiyan that hit and left a devastating carnage in central Philippines. And according to experts, these are due to the increasing temperature in the atmosphere that causes global warming.

And an ordinary person can help decrease the greenhouse gases by starting to be less dependent on fossil fuels. Although I’m sure that it cannot be thoroughly eliminated, at least for now, yet we can minimize the impact when we are consuming electricity by using an environment friendly lighting systems and fixtures in the house. And while I was browsing the internet, I came across a european lighting website and they have wide selections of classy and elegantly design indoor and outdoor lighting fixtures. What’s more interesting is the way they incorporate LED lights and Eco halogen lamps in their designs.

This will not only help you in your monthly expenses but you are also contributing in decreasing the impact and the effects of the greenhouse gases in our environment.

When Nature Builds a Living Bridge

It is indeed remarkable when humans use mother nature to its advantage by using the roots of the fig tress to build a living bridge. The photo below is a living example of how nature help people when utilized accordingly and properly. This living tree root bridge can be found in the village of Nongriat in Meghalaya, India. Villagers have been using the bridge for so many decades that it shows no signs of collapsing any time soon but of course the construction doesn’t happen overnight.

Enjoy watching the video below and let me know how wonderful mother nature is. Think green and save mother earth.

Image from Mail Online. Repost from hubby’s blog.

The Effects of What We Take for Granted

The video below is about an island in the middle of the ocean and it’s more than 2000 miles away from the nearest island. The name is Midway Island, home to many and different kinds of birds. At least that’s what the description from which I saw the video shared at “Why Don’t You Try This?” You cannot believe the consequences of the small things that we’ve done and its effects to the birds. And I am hoping that by sharing this video, would change our perspective in life and take a step forward, not just for the birds but also in the increasing global warming. After you’ve watch the video, don’t forget to share so everyone would know the effects of what we take for granted.