Eco-Friendly Beauty Salon

Given below are some tips for going green at a beauty salon- Sell and use only recyclable products- 16 billion pounds of plastic leaks to ocean water yearly. Due to the increasing world population, this number will go higher and higher. Plastic in our oceans has harmful effects not only on animal life and ecosystems […]

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DEFORESTATION

It was a fine Sunday evening. Anita just finished her supper at a local hotel near her apartment. Usually, she sees at least seven loads of lorries carrying chopped wood and branches during that time. She always wonders why people cut trees.  The above-said example is what deforestation is all about. It is the extensive […]

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Chernobyl – A lost nuclear

Most of us know what Chernobyl is and why it is so dangerous.  On 26 April 1986, an accident occurred in Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, causing the largest nuclear disaster in the history of humanity. Single-handedly, this disaster had a massive scale impact on humans, wildlife, global warming, forests and climate change.  The immediate death […]

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Carbon Offsetting

Carbon offsetting is a crucial term for companies with carbon emissions. In simple words, it is a distraction placed by companies to avoid the reality of their actions. Carbon offsetting is a theoretical concept wherein carbon emissions cancelled by the planting of trees. The practicality of this theory is far from the fairy tale.  Though […]

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Food Waste

Food waste or food loss is the food that is not eaten. There are countless reasons for food loss or waste and they happen all the way in the food system, during production, processing, distribution, retail, and consumption. Global food waste and loss account for one-third and one-half of all food that is produced. Food […]

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CONTAMINATION OF WATER

CONTAMINATION OF WATER Water is an  inorganic, transparent, tasteless, odorless and nearly colorless chemical substance, which is the main constituent of Earth’s hydrosphere and the fluids of all known living organism . It is vital for all known forms of life, even though it provides no calories or organic nutrients. Its chemical formula is H2O, meaning that each of its molecules contains one oxygen and two […]

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Green Cities

A green city is a city focused on sustainability. Scientific American stated, green cities” lessen their environmental impacts by reducing waste, expanding recycling, lowering emissions, increasing housing density while expanding open spaces, and encouraging the development of essential local businesses”. Such cities take the basic tenets of sustainable design and put them into action throughout […]

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BIOPLASTIC MADE FROM CACTUS JUICE

The manufacture of biodegradable plastics results in far less environmental pollution when compared to plastics made from petroleum. When biodegradable plastics break down, they do so into harmless, nontoxic elements. They produce only 32 percent of the greenhouse gases that are emitted by petroleum-based plastics. Sandra Pascoe, researcher at the University of the Valley of Atemajac in Mexico, developed a biodegradable plastic made from […]

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ECO-FRIENDLY FABRICS

Eco-friendly fabrics are those that are safe for the environment, recycled, or biodegradable. The most popular ones are linen, cotton, wool, hemp, as well as anything that’s recycled and used in a new garment. BAMBOO: Bamboo is a highly sustainable plant. This makes it a super sustainable alternative due to its naturally renewing properties. Plus, nasty pesticides and chemicals aren’t required when […]

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El Niño v/s La Niña

El Niño and La Niña are a natural part of the global climate system. They happen when the Pacific Ocean and the atmosphere above it changes from their neutral (normal) state for various reasons. Changes in the ocean surface temperatures affect tropical rainfall patterns and atmospheric winds over the Pacific Ocean, which impact the ocean […]

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How glitter could be damaging Rivers

Glitters are mostly seen as a part of someone’s Halloween makeup or tucked inside the greeting card. This sparkly glitter makes a good impact but then later it gets tossed or washed away. These tiny sparkly mirrored plastics make their way into the drain and then waterways. But recently scientists have found some evidence that […]

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Eco-friendly decors ideas!

Festivals are an opportunity for people to get together, celebrate life and culture with their friends and families. We dress up on these days, greet our friends and neighbours, fulfil traditions and make a truck load of memories. However, these activities have their own set of drawbacks. If we are not careful with our actions, […]

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Buy Green to save Green – Jute and its uses

Jute: Jute is the name of the plant or fiber used to make burlap, hessian or gunny cloth. It is a long, soft, shiny bast fiber that can be spun into coarse, strong threads. These fibers are composed primarily of the plant materials cellulose and lignin. . Production is concentrated mostly in Bangladesh, as well as India‘s states of Assam, Bihar, […]

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IMPACT OF GARDENING ON METAL HEALTH

Interacting with nature is necessary for maintaining a sense of well-being. Through gardening and spending time around plants, individuals can reap a wide range of psychological benefits. When it comes to strengthening our mental health and finding happiness, common plan includes taking up a creative hobby, meditating, physical activity, and building solid relationships with others. But did […]

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Brown Ganpati is the Green Ganpati

Ganesh Chaturthi is just around the corner and devotees across the world are excitedly purchasing Ganesh idols. Now as we all know, these idols are originally made of P.O.P. (Plaster of Paris), which has magnesium, gypsum, phosphorus and sulphur in it and they clearly make the material non-biodegradable. Not only that, they are also coated with oil paints, glitters, plastic […]

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How to grow a bonsai tree?

A Japanese art form which uses the cultivation techniques to produce ,sin containers, small trees that mimic the shape and scale of full size trees, the word Bonsai literally means “tray planting”. This art has its origins in the Chinese practice of “penjing”.These trees were linked to Zen Buddhism. Bonsais are mainly used for decorative […]

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An Urban Heat Island

What is an Urban Heat Island? An urban heat island is a metropolitan area which is significantly warmer than its surrounding rural areas. The temperature difference is usually larger at night than during the day, and is most obvious when winds are weak. This means that less energy is used up evaporating water, that less of […]

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Chronicles of Fast Fashion

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What happens to the clothes we don’t buy? You might think that the last season’s coats, trousers and turtle-necks end up being put to use. But as per Forbes, most of it, nearly 13 million tons each year in the United States alone, ends up in landfills. Fashion has a waste problem. The influence of […]

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Why 2020 : A disastrous year?

2020 disastrous proofs

As per sources, this year was meant to mark a significant reduction in plastic all over the world. Two years ago, the UN declared plastic pollution as a global crisis. Countries and cities introduced new bans. Activists, scientists, environmentalists worked towards new environmental changes. Even the businesses molded their corporate strategies towards production of more […]

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Urban Sprawl

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Urban sprawl or suburban sprawl mainly define sprawl , it is the unrestricted growth in many urban areas of housing, commercial development, and roads over large expanses of land, with little concern for urban planning.In the postindustrial era, sprawl has entailed no clear-cut disadvantage, such as the loss of protection, nor resulted in a uniquely […]

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The importance of coral reefs

Coral reefs are the keystone species of some of the world’s most important and oldest ecosystems. They are amazing delicate organisms, belong to the phylum Cnidaria. Corals are singular polyps which band together, to form a large colonial structure. Coral reefs consist of ‘hard’ corals which create calcium carbonate exoskeletons from sea water for protecting […]

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Kitchen Gardening

Kitchen Garden A kitchen garden is where herbs and vegetables are grown around the house for household use. It is a safe practice, which does not cause toxic residues of pesticides in the vegetables produced. For people to stay healthy it’s very important to have good quality of vegetables. That’s why , everyone should have […]

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locust

A short-horned insect belonging to grasshopper family, feeds upon crops, have a swarming phase in which they  group up and attack crops and end up destroying the entire field and even larger area. Eating up every bit of greenery on their way, these can travel upto 150 kms per day.  Regions affected Most of the […]

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Why To Plant Trees

Why to plant and save trees to protect our earth from getting destroyed From childhood we have been taught to save trees and the importance of trees for our environment. But have we ever saved tress from cutting down or from saving them. The answer is “NO” and that is not only our problem but […]

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Recycle Plastic

Why To Recycle Plastic And The Impact Of Not Recycling Plastic? Plastic is one of the most used products on our earth. We bring fruits, vegetables in plastic bag, shampoos, Soaps are also in plastic containers. We even drink water in plastic Bottles and many other things we bring in plastic. And after shopping for […]

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Rag Pickers

Who is Rag-Pickers and Importance of Rag-Pickers in Helping the Environment Clean? Who is Rag-Pickers? Rag picking is probably one of the most dangerous activities in India. Coming from the poorest of the poor, rag-pickers are highly stigmatized and often looked down upon as beggars or scavengers. But this unorganized band of laborers, most of […]

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How To conserve Water

Ah – water! One of the Earth’s most precious resources! With the increase of population and more areas struggling with drought & conservation efforts, making a conscious decision to cut back on water usage means a lower utility bill, a better environment, & a continued effort to keep water drinkable and affordable for all humans […]

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Career With Nautre

Greenthusiast Foundation: Career Opportunities Of Working With Environment This year 2020 April 22nd is Earth Day and this year millions of people worldwide will take part in activities intended to promote awareness on environmental issues. But some people will stay at home and sleep and do nothing to protect our earth. Some even say that […]

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