Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, the United Nations created the agenda for UN Sustainable Development Goals with some key countries. The agenda outlines 17 critical sustainable development goals that all those involved must work to complete by 2030.

Each goal is split into several smaller targets based on that theme. Many have a deadline of 2030, although some saw the target date brought forward. Below are introductions to each of these 17 goals to show the breadth and ambition of this agenda.… Read the rest

Best Solar Power Systems 2017

Power generators are an important piece of equipment for many homeowners, especially with the big storms around the US. The trouble is that there are sometimes problems with electric and gas powered models.

Homes looking to increase their green credentials should realize that there are many solar power systems out there that can meet their needs for different situations.

The five models reviewed in this guide are each a portable solar generator with different wattage and capabilities for different applications and scenarios.

They all have the benefits of serving as a clean energy source and a multifaceted approach to charging, and can be used in home emergencies or while camping.… Read the rest

World Water Day 2017

Many of us in the developed world can take water for granted. As long as it continues to flow through our faucets at the right temperature then it’s fine. We may not consider how much we use or where it ends up.

The water that flows down the drains, untreated, can pollute the environment with chemicals, microbeads and other substances. Some simply use more water than needed when there are some communities in the world with poor access to fresh, drinkable water.

Statistics show that as many as 663 million people are living out of reach of a safe water supply. This is why organized events such as World Water Day are so important.… Read the rest

Sustainable Living

The battle against climate change is eagerly fought on many fronts. There are many ways of tackling the issue and promoting green living. One of the more popular approaches is to look at the promotion of green products and sustainable resources.

The more sustainable and environmentally friendly our products, the less damage we inflict onto the planet. For many, this means greater trade in green ideas and solutions with a greater focus on sustainable products being trading between nations. The problem is that there are many barriers in the way.… Read the rest

Drones in Construction

There was a time where many viewed the drone as little more than a toy for big kids. Children could play with their little toy helicopters, but adults now have the chance to fly some impressive machines.

The abilities and tech of these machines have advanced at such a rate that they have real potential in many industries. This notion is especially true within drones in construction.

Companies are keen to explore their options with drone tech to save time, money and labor. Some are doing so with great results, but there is that overbearing issue of rule changes and regulations.… Read the rest

Greenhouse gases reduction

Climate change is a global issue that is now impossible to ignore as sea temperatures rise, ice melts and species face displacement. On a human level, the seasons have altered significantly; intense weather events threaten lives and energy reserves dwindle.

There is a clear need to focus on green energy and greenhouse gasses reduction efforts. While some may call on governments to do more on a national scale, we cannot overlook the importance of personal efforts.

These tips for saving energy should help the average household reduce their carbon footprint.… Read the rest

Installing Solar Power Systems At Home

Solar power systems are one of the most popular ways to go green in America right now. These panels offer the chance to reduce reliance on grid-based energy and fossil fuels and the opportunity to reduce energy bills.

Furthermore, the systems themselves are becoming cheaper, more accessible and more user-friendly. This all means that it is easier than ever for American homeowners to install a system and reap the benefits.

Installations are on the rise, but there are still plenty of considerations to make before you decide to buy a solar power system for your home.… Read the rest