A Guide to Enzyme Cleaners

Green Home Blog

A Guide to Enzyme Cleaners. Most of us have cabinets full of cleaning products. Many, for example, can release VOCs into the air or damage natural waterways once they go down the drain. Fortunately, there are a number of alternatives that can clean just as well (or better!) What are enzyme cleaners? Enzymes are biological compounds that help speed up chemical reactions, which makes them perfect for cleaning up household messes.

North Omaha Residents Win Major Clean Air and Climate Victory

Sierra Club Compass

This is a big victory in the struggle for clean air, a safe climate, and healthy communities. "OPPD "OPPD has finally answered our calls to clean up our air," said Vernon Muhammad, a father and resident of North Omaha. "My "My children and I will breathe easier knowing that cleaner air is coming." But the 645MW North Omaha coal plant was still pumping out dangerous air pollution. 33 percent clean energy portfolio.

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Tips for Cleaner Indoor Air

Green Home Blog

Tips for Cleaner Indoor Air. When most people think of air pollution they picture highways full of car exhaust and factories belching smoke, but did you know that the air inside your home can actually be more dangerous? Follow the tips below to help keep the air in your home clean. Test for Air Quality. The first step towards controlling indoor air pollution is to test the air quality in your home. Clean Green.

Can India’s Farmers Deliver Clean Air Along with Good Food?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Planting Healthy Air: Can Urban Trees Help Clean Up Pollution? A Benefit of the Conservation Reserve Program: Paying Farmers to Grow Clean Water. Delhi’s air pollution is a result of a combination of factors including vehicles and factories spewing smoke, dust from construction and burning of un-collected trash and fuelwood. With nearly a million land holdings burning, a great deal of smoke goes up into the air.

7 Things to Ban from your Home Right Now if you Want Cleaner Air.

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism Family Green Health & Wellness WAYLON: Today Only Z ADMIN Green Featured Today air filters Air Pollution air quality clean air Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) eco-friendly products Environmental Protection agency family For Children green living safe home World Health OrganizationAs the mother of two young children, this research compelled me to scour my house for potential pollutants and root out as many as I could.

China’s Commitment to Cleaner Air

Sierra Club Compass

trillion yuan --  about $277 billion -- to the fight against air pollution, in particular the highly dangerous pollutant PM2.5 And while soot levels may have dropped sharply since January, 2013, those levels are still double the national air quality standards the government has set (see chart below). The Sierra Club is eagerly awaiting the announcement of China’s new measures to combat air pollution.   Haze pollution in Beijing. Photo credit: David Barrie.

Keep Our Environment Clean

Green Home Blog

Keep Our Environment Clean. Even the water you send down the drain can be dangerous when it deposits chemical cleaners and organic waste in rivers and lakes. The World Health Organization estimates that air pollution contributes to over 2 million premature deaths every year. Clean green – keep nasty chemicals out of wastewater by switching to natural soaps and detergents made from citrus, enzymes, or oxygen.

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5 Tips for Non-toxic Cleaning of Household Mold

Green Home Blog

5 Tips for Non-toxic Cleaning of Household Mold. The first step in cleaning any moldy item is to take it outside. Mold spreads through microscopic particles called spores, and if you attempt to clean mold indoors you’re likely to spread these spores onto other surfaces in your home. If you have mold on indoor household surfaces like walls or tile, be sure to cover the surrounding areas before you clean to help prevent the spread of spores through the rest of your house.

Fact Or Fiction: Five Common Home Energy Myths

Green Home Blog

But, as with fluorescent lighting, that initial burst of energy is very small compared with the energy it take to run a furnace (or air conditioner) overnight. Air pollution is a serious health concern, and indoor air pollution can be especially hard to control – the EPA estimates that concentrations of pollutants like volatile organic compounds (VOCs) can be up to 10 times higher indoors than out. Fact Or Fiction: Five Common Home Energy Myths. Home energy myths.

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The Dangers of Household Mold

Green Home Blog

Common places to find mold included behind appliances like refrigerators and air conditioners, around leaky windows, doors, or pipes, and in poorly ventilated bathrooms where steam builds up. Molds reproduce using spores – reproductive cells that are small and light enough to float through the air. Less is known about the effects of mycotoxins as an indoor air pollutant, although they have been linked to sick building syndrome. Mold spores are a common indoor air pollutant.

Making the air you breathe purer

Eco Friendly Daily

We’re all now aware of the fact that air pollution can affect our health. For many, air pollution is considered to be an “outdoor problem”. The air circulating within our homes is likely to carry the same pollutants as the air outside. Ways to purify the air.

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Five Steps to Finding the Right Air Purifier

Green Home Blog

5 Steps to Finding the Right Air Purifier. Air purifiers are one of the best ways to keep your home clean and safe. Finding the right air purifier can be difficult, though, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the number of options available. Below we’ve outlined the five steps you should take to ensure you find the right air filter for your needs. Step 1: Know what you want to get rid of: The air in your home contains all sorts of dirt and chemicals.

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How Does It Work: Wind Energy

Green Home Blog

The rotation of the earth, along with the cycle of heating and cooling provided by the sun, moves air around to create everything from the cool breeze across your face to hurricane force gales. And while modern wind energy technology is obviously very different, the basic idea remains the same: to harness the power of the wind to make clean, easy energy. Wind energy is substantially cleaner than traditional fossil fuels. How Does It Work: Wind Energy.

What’s In Your Air Freshener?

Green Home Blog

What’s In Your Air Freshener? There are all sorts of products that promise to improve your home by replacing nasty smells with everything from the scent of still-warm apple pie to garden-fresh florals (in 2010 air fresheners were a $7 billion business), but what’s really in all those spray, waxes, and candles? How do air fresheners work? Air freshening products rely on a variety of methods to get rid of nasty odors in your home. What’s in air fresheners?

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Time to Celebrate Fresher Air & Cleaner Water and Protect Landscapes from Fracking

Sierra Club Compass

Today we celebrate Earth Day -- and envision a future in which the air is not polluted, water is not contaminated, and landscapes are not being destroyed. Just last month, two new bills were introduced in Congress -- the BREATHE and FRESHER acts -- which aim to close critical loopholes in the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts. They have found the courage to demand that the gas industry be reined in, and they want to secure a clean, healthy future for our children.

VOCS: A Guide to Volatile Organic Compounds

Green Home Blog

Instead, liquids like paints, cleaning supplies, glues, and pesticides and construction materials like insulation and pressed wood release gases when they’re just sitting around your home. Perchloroethylene (aka perc) : Perchloroethylene is a chemical commonly used for dry-cleaning that can remain on clothes even after they’ve been taken home. This includes paint thinner, aerosol sprays, pesticides, cleaning products, and pressed wood products.

10 Ways to Green Your Exercise Routine

Green Home Blog

Join a gym that believes in energy as well as water conservation, and also encourages people to use natural cleaners and soaps. This will reduce a considerable amount of plastic and help the environment to remain clean. Tagged: clean air , eco-friendly gym , exercise , health , healthy green. Going Green clean air eco-friendly gym exercise health healthy green10 Ways to Green Your Exercise Routine. We exercise to keep ourselves fit and healthy.

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10 Ways to Green Your Exercise Routine

Green Home Blog

Join a gym that believes in energy as well as water conservation, and also encourages people to use natural cleaners and soaps. This will reduce a considerable amount of plastic and help the environment to remain clean. Tagged: clean air , eco-friendly gym , exercise , health , healthy green. Going Green clean air eco-friendly gym exercise health healthy green10 Ways to Green Your Exercise Routine. We exercise to keep ourselves fit and healthy.

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Five Things Northwest States Should Know About the Federal Clean Power Plan

Sightline Daily

Last fall I described how President Obama’s draft federal Clean Power Plan (CPP) gave Oregon and Washington a chance to leap into a clean energy future. The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan is the progeny of the US Supreme Court’s 2007 holding that the Clean Air Act covers greenhouse gas emissions. The Clean Air Act uses a “ cooperative federalism ” approach; EPA sets goals for each state.

Biodiesel Blues: Car Manufacturers Say No to B100 in New Diesel Vehicles

Green Living Ideas

Cleaner Diesel. Tags: Alt Fuels and Transportation Biodiesel alternative fuels Biofuels cars clean air emissions A few years ago when we bought a new truck, we specifically purchased a diesel so we could use biodiesel in it. We had no intention of making our own fuel, but we were able to buy B99 at a local gas station. If you are new to biodiesel, the number refers [.] Post from: Green Living Ideas. Biodiesel Blues: Car Manufacturers Say No to B100 in New Diesel Vehicles.

Biodiesel Blues: Car Manufacturers Say No to B100 in New Diesel Vehicles

Green Living Ideas

Cleaner Diesel. Tags: Alt Fuels and Transportation Biodiesel alternative fuels Biofuels cars clean air emissions A few years ago when we bought a new truck, we specifically purchased a diesel so we could use biodiesel in it. We had no intention of making our own fuel, but we were able to buy B99 at a local gas station. If you are new to biodiesel, the number refers [.] Post from: Green Living Ideas. Biodiesel Blues: Car Manufacturers Say No to B100 in New Diesel Vehicles.

Fuel Economy Standards Are Essential to Our Health, Environment and Economy

Conservancy Talk

That is the air pollution control programs of the Clean Air Act. And lead added to gasoline to increase octane and keep engines from knocking settled out of the air to contaminate urban parks and playgrounds, poisoning children’s blood and impairing their cognitive abilities. In 1970, Congress acted to address this threat, adopting the Clean Air Act that required a 75 percent reduction in the emissions from new cars that caused smog and carbon monoxide poisoning.

8 Chemicals To Avoid While Doing The Dishes

Green Living Ideas

This is the chemical that often qualifies a cleaner as “antibacterial” However, this chemical is hazardous to our hormones and disrupts our body’s natural thyroid and endocrin systems. Chlorine - Also known as sodium dichloroisocyanurate, this chemical has ben listed on both the EPA’s Community Right-To-Know list and the 1990 Clean Air Act.

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Antioxidants Versus Free Radicals

Hug a Tree with Me

However, also stalking the body are antioxidants - the internal saviors, the fixers, cleaners and stewards of the body. We open the doors for free radicals to cause destruction every time we pollute our bodies with cigarette smoke, and every time we clean with synthetic cleaners, eat unhealthy foods and stress constantly. Clean air: Breathing in clean air is one of the best ways to deter free radicals and encourage antioxidants.

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Another jobs study, because jobs are what we are trying to get out of climate policy?

Environmental Economics

  EPA's Clean Power Plan would require existing power plants to cut their greenhouse gas emissions and transition to a cleaner supply of energy.   By 2030, the deadline for state compliance with Clean Power Plan greenhouse gas reduction targets, the plan's employment benefits will have wained, to the point where it would have created a net increase of 24,342 jobs total.

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How Environmental Lawyers Help the Community

Green Prophet

Apart from that, they are people who work with air quality , rare animals, and anything related to environmental issues. Air and water quality. Clean technology. They care about the ecosystem and also want humans to breathe cleaner air and have cleaner water.

Supreme Court: One State's Coal Pollution Not Allowed to Make Another State's Families Sick

Sierra Club Compass

In a huge victory for public health, today the Supreme Court issued its opinion in a case considering the EPA's Cross-State Air Pollution rule, which is designed to protect Americans from dangerous air pollution from coal-fired power plants. Air pollution from power plants doesn’t stop at the state line, and without this strong safeguard, communities living downwind from coal plants would have suffered greater exposure to severe health problems.

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Forests can bounce back after acid rain

Green Prophet

So in the 60s and even into the 70s, before the American Clean Air Act of 1970 came into full effect, rainfall over the United States and Canada was full of acid. Besides the air pollution hurting plants and humans and lakes, this acid rain also hurt our soil.

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Are you willing to pay $7 per month to reduce pollution related deaths and asthma incidence?

Environmental Economics

I know the title is an ill-formed question, but that's the essence of the question facing federal regulators right now: Proposed federal clean-air rules could have a profound impact on American Electric Power, leading to an increase in electricity bills, the closing or partial closing of 11 power plants and the loss of 600 jobs, the company said. As he sees it, the benefits of cleaner air far outweigh any drawbacks to electric companies. "Less

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Guest Post - Ideas for a Clean and Environmentally Friendly Home

Hug a Tree with Me

Choosing cleaning products that are environmentally friendly and removing toxic ones will ensure a fresh home with clean air. Such fresh air rejuvenates and renews. Oven cleaner, wasp spray, polishes and waxes. Replace the hazardous materials with safer cleaning agents. Learn how to make your own cleaning products In other words, learn to clean from scratch. Guest post provided by Angela H from London Cleaners [link

Naturally Eliminating Odors 

Hug a Tree with Me

The commercial air freshener and so called odor eater market is among the most popular and profitable to date. Seriously, no one wants to smell aging trash, mildew or stale air, we much rather smell flowers scents and sweet air. So we rush to the stores and buy these can full of chemicals that promises cleaner air and odor eating properties and we spray our air until we are no longer offended by the yucky smell.

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Air Purifier Source - Improve the Quality of your Indoor Air

Hug a Tree with Me

These pollutants live in indoor air, contributing and creating poor air quality. Poor indoor air quality has been linked to disorders such as headaches, fatigue, nasal congestion, skin disorders, allergies and asthma. Of course, the opposite is true when we constantly breath in high quality indoor air. Clean indoor air has been praised for creating a healthy living environment. Bacteria, pollen, mold, dander and dust mites are all pollutants.

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Our clean energy potential is in the air

Sierra Club Compass

That''s the number of days this year the air was unsafe to breathe in Southern California because of smog. Over the decades we’ve made progress towards cleaning up the nation''s dirtiest, smoggiest air basin, but fossil fuels and air pollution still place a heavy burden on families across the region. million days of school due to dirty air and Southern Californians suffer from more than 120,000 asthma attacks. Our air is bad.

Organic Dry Cleaning?

Environmental News Network

I dread my semi-annual trip to the dry cleaners. Lately, while going on the dreaded task, I have noticed a new “green option” in dry cleaning, “organic dry cleaning”. It sounds environmentally friendly, but what does “organic dry cleaning” mean? To my knowledge we don’t farm or eat dry cleaning. Since there is no real standard for organic dry cleaning, the term organic refers to the non use of the chemical perchloroethylene, usually referred to as “perc”.

"Improvements in US Air Pollution"

Environmental Economics

Timothy Taylor: The US government passed its first Air Pollution Control Act in 1955, but the major amendments to that law passed in 1970--including the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency to administer the law--greatly expanded the federal and state enforcement efforts. The EPA has published a web report called "Our Nation's Air: Status and Trends through 2015. " These air pollutants are below the national standard, and falling since 1990s.

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Putting pollution controls on Mill Creek power plant to create hundreds of jobs | The Courier-Journal | courier-journal.com

Environmental Economics

Construction of four new pollution scrubbers at Louisville Gas & Electric’s Mill Creek power plant will create nearly 700 jobs over three years and allow the site to generate electricity more cleanly for decades, company officials said Thursday. While LG&E officials and some Kentucky political leaders had previously complained that new clean-air rules from the U.S.

Mass. Activists Cheer Coal Plant Retirement, Call for Transition Plan

Sierra Club Compass

Tom coal plant , knowing that its significant air pollution will soon end. This is a major victory for the many local clean air advocates, including Coal Free Massachusetts, of which Sierra Club Massachusetts is a founding member, and which represents more than 100 public health, environmental justice, faith, student, and business organizations including Neighbor to Neighbor and Action for a Healthy Holyoke (AHH!). Tom site is fully cleaned up. "I

Country's Largest Public Power Provider Takes Next Major Step to Move Beyond Coal

Sierra Club Compass

Retiring these coal boilers means less pollution in the air and water in the southeast U.S. According to the Clean Air Task Force, the Colbert coal plant in Alabama alone contributed to 940 asthma attacks, 83 heart attacks, and 57 deaths per year. It's a great move for public health, for clean air and water, and for our climate. Residents, businesses and industries have spoken loud and clear: they want TVA to provide affordable, reliable and clean power.

Organic Dry Cleaning?

Environmental News Network

I dread my semi-annual trip to the dry cleaners. Lately, while going on the dreaded task, I have noticed a new “green option” in dry cleaning, “organic dry cleaning”. It sounds environmentally friendly, but what does “organic dry cleaning” mean? To my knowledge we don’t farm or eat dry cleaning. Since there is no real standard for organic dry cleaning, the term organic refers to the non use of the chemical perchloroethylene, usually referred to as “perc”.

What are the Health Costs of Israeli Energy Security?

Green Prophet

We are afraid to breathe the air,” said Rachel Toaff-Rosenstein, a veterinarian from Zichron Yaakov. Israel seeks energy independence and cleaner domestic sources, twin aspirations that support environmental and economic benefits.

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The Path to Organic Fashion Wear is Long One « Green Home Blog

Green Home Blog

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7 Indoor Flowering Plants To Light Up Your House This Summer

Eco Friendly Daily

The plant is quite forgiving as it requires less watering, indirect sunlight or shade and is confirmed in NASA Clean Air Study to make indoor environment cleaner by removing benzene and formaldehyde from air. Summer is finally here!

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10 Ways to Prevent Indoor and Outdoor Air Pollution

Greentumble

Some pollution comes in a visible form, like pieces of plastic washed up on our beaches or illegal dumpsites in groves nearby large cities, other pollution comes in a hidden and perhaps even more dangerous form, in the air we breathe daily. Our continuous existence depends on the clean air and yet our activities are constantly releasing extremely toxic particles that contaminate our atmosphere. Polluted air is costing us lives. Minimize air pollution from cars.

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