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Toxic vs. Natural Carpet Cleaners – Why Go Green At Home?

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In a time where drastic climate changes take up a considerable portion of our daily news, more and more people are quick to embrace a more eco-friendly lifestyle, even when it comes to cleaning. However, there are still many companies out there that would love nothing more than selling you their latest germ-killing, stain-erasing cocktail […]

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Real Climate Actors Change The Power Play – Cities And Mayors For Our Common Future

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“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” Local governments’ climate activities follow this African proverb by default – we need to go far to decarbonisation, and we have to get there as soon as possible. Instead of jumping on the “high speed mitigation train” mentioned by […]

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Canned Fresh Air Take’s China By Storm

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It may sound strange to the ears, but canned fresh air is taking off in a big way in China and many businesses are now booming because of it. It wasn’t that long ago when people laughed at the idea of buying bottled water. Now it’s the air we breathe for free that is being […]

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Room By Room Tenancy Cleaning – Checklist And Speed Cleaning Hacks

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Cleaning a rental property prior to ending a lease is crucial for tenants to secure their deposit refund as well as for landlords who want it re-occupied as fast as possible. The best way to clean fast and efficient is to focus effort and break move out cleaning into simpler and well-defined tasks: Note: Avoid […]

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Sustainable Tourism In Nepal: Stay Responsible

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Nepal is home to some of the world’s most iconic religious pilgrimages, thick jungles and, of course, its tallest mountain. Mount Everest became open for trekking to the world in the 1950s. Since then, a large part of Nepal’s tourism success can be attributed to trekkers taking on the fearsome mountain. However, as with all of […]

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GM Biotechnology: Frankenstein Or Sleeping Beauty?

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GM biotechnology first appeared in 1983, producing an antibiotic-resistant tobacco plant. It emerged in the food industry in 1994 with the Flavr Savr tomato and has since become one of the most hotly debated issues in agriculture and green politics. It is both uniting and divisive, science and ideology, representing hope and despair. In truth, […]

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Sunscreen: Are We Killing Coral While Protecting Our Skin?

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It may be the middle of winter for some of us, but on the other side of the world, summer reigns. For coastal areas, this inevitably involves a lot of time spent on the beach and a lot of time in the sun, which translates to a lot of sunscreen. A seemingly innocuous product, it […]

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UK To Impose New Energy Efficiency Regulation On Private Properties

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In a bid to improve the standard of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs), the government has announced a crack down on EPCs in privately-rented houses. Coming into effect on 1st April 2018, the new strategy will mean that the UK private property industry will be hit with an increased focus on energy efficiency. It aims to […]

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Corporations Getting The Most Out Of A Healthy Triple Bottom Line

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There is a new concept in corporate culture that adds corporate social responsibility to the business mix. The Triple Bottom Line, also called the 3-Ps for People, Profit and Planet, brings together traditional accounting concepts with sustainability and corporate responsibility. The concept is best explained in a book called Triple Bottom Line by Andrew Savitz, […]

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Microsoft Builds A Server That Lies In The Ocean

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Titled Project Natick, Microsoft successfully managed to submerge a prototype data center deep into the Pacific Ocean and still have functional internet back on land. Microsoft believes that because most of humanity lives close to the coast, it makes sense that data centers should be on their doorstep, as this would significantly reduce latency. In […]

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