Istanbul Municipality Knits Enormous Sweater for Energy Conservation

Green Prophet

All over the Middle East and North Africa, governments are feeling the energy pinch, and each has a different solution. Instead of relying only on increasing generation capacity, the government has launched a national energy conservation campaign.

European Energy Conservation

Eco Friendly Daily

history, and of course with the previous economic demand for bigger, better, quickly-build houses, the concern for energy conservation has been next to. of waste conservation and eco-car manufacturing , there are also major differences in the European housing system.

Hot Energy Conservation Ideas for Cold Winter Months

The Green Samaritan

Even though it’s getting cold, it’s a good time to start thinking about home energy conservation by turning down the thermostat a few degrees and checking your home for areas where heat. Energy Efficiency Green Living Tips Department of Energy Eco Resolutions Heating and Energy Efficiency

Window Placement: A Simple Idea to Promote Energy Conservation in Your Home

Living Green & Saving Energy

Window Placement: A Simple Idea to Promote Energy Conservation in Your Home. easy green living tip green living green remodeling how to go green saving energy energy efficiency in the home save energy save money window placementGet the maximum benefits from sunlight for both lighting and heating your home.

Energy Conservation

Living In a Toxic World

Energy conservation is one area where you can generate significant savings for the long-term. Any business and homeowner can invest in energy conservation that will provide better returns than safe investments like a bank account. For example, if you spent $5,000 on a conservation measure and it saved you $1,000 per year in operating costs you'll recover your money in 5 years.

Conservation Future: Announcing the 2013 NatureNet Fellows

Nature Conservancy - Science

These fellows will help the Conservancy lead in developing solutions relevant to the lives of billions of people on the planet.”. The fellows begin their two-year assignments this fall, working within the Conservancy’s U.S. Daniel Karp, Stanford, agriculture and conservation.

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New Year’s Resolution #11 – Conserve Energy

Green Home Blog

Like water, energy is something it’s easy to take for granted. That’s why reducing the amount of energy you use in your home is one of the most important things you can do to go green. Fortunately, there are lots of easy changes in you can make in 2012 to follow Greenhome’s eleventh New Year’s resolution to conserve energy. Heating water and refrigeration also use a large percentage of household energy. Switch to green energy sources. •

Cut Your Home’s Energy Use & Save Money With These Simple Upgrades

Living Green & Saving Energy

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Conserving Resources

Green Home Blog

Conserving Resources. So Greenhome wants to help you focus on using less, not just to conserve the things we need, but also to minimize the damage we do the environment we all share. is the world’s second largest energy consumer; only China uses more. Recycling a ton of mixed paper saves the energy equivalent of 165 gallons of gasoline. energy comes from petroleum, 25% from natural gas, 21% from coal, and 9% from nuclear plants.

Twenty-Four Important Tips for Energy Conservation

Conservation Hawaii

Home Cooling 1. Open the windows to let the tradewinds cool your home. Use fans instead of air conditioners. Apply window tinting to reduce the need for air conditioning. Close drapes or blinds to keep the sun’s heat out. Plant native trees and plants around your home to keep it cooler. Choose light-colored exterior colors and [.].

Tokyo Sky Tree: World’s tallest tower uses smart lighting for aesthetics and energy conservation


Traditional Japanese lighting techniques along with modern solutions were used to ensure that power conservation was done in the most brilliant way possible.

10 Ways to Use Electricity more Sustainably

Hug a Tree with Me

Insulate your home by filling in all your air leaks, updating your windows and doors, and also by planting shady-trees and hanging energy efficient blackout curtains throughout the home. Use cold water when laundering as more energy is spent when hot water is used.

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Pupfish: Conserving a Mojave Desert Survivor

Nature Conservancy - Science

But Nature Conservancy ecologist Sophie Parker , who is showing me conservation projects here, asks me to envision an earlier California and Nevada. “It’s And when people come to the desert, they use a lot of it – for their homes, for agriculture, for mining, for energy development.

Tips To Make Your Pool More Energy Efficient

Living Green & Saving Energy

But for the person paying the bills, it can be a substantial source of energy use. There are a number of ways to cut down on costs, and make the pool more energy efficient. Here are some great tips for energy savings: Take care […]. saving energy energy efficient swimming pool home energy conservation saving energy with a pool Ownership of a home pool is a real source of joy.

Warmer Winters, Cooler Summers: Your Radiant Barrier Insulation Questions Answered

Living Green & Saving Energy

energy efficient materials green construction green remodeling saving energy saving money climate change home energy conservation home insulation The ideal home is warm in the winter and cool in the summer. But mother nature loves to play tricks on us. One of those tricks is that heat always loves to move to the coolest place – maybe it feels bad for the cold. In any case, it doesn’t help us humans out. What […].

Freak: “Conspicuous Conservation” and the Prius Effect

Environmental Economics

The result is an interesting draft paper called “Conspicuous Conservation: The Prius Effect and WTP [Willingness to Pay] for Environmental Bona Fides.” It marks whoever is driving it as someone who cares about the environment; it’s an act of “conspicuous conservation,” an update of Thorstein Veblen’s “conspicuous consumption.” I will be competing with my neighbors to donate to a charity, for instance, or to reduce energy conservation or environmental impacts.

Hawaii Conservation Week

Conservation Hawaii

In an ideal world, everyone would celebrate and participate in some type of conservation effort or activity every day, whether it’s water conservation, energy conservation, environmental conservation or even cultural conservation.

Hot Heating Conservation Ideas for Cold Winter Months

The Green Samaritan

Even though it’s getting cold, it’s a good time to start thinking about home energy conservation by turning down the thermostat a few degrees and checking your home for areas where heat. Energy Efficiency Green Living Tips Department of Energy Eco Resolutions Heating and Energy Efficiency

A Green Fall Yard Cleanup

Green Home Blog

While it may be beautiful, all this change can create waste that takes time and energy to clean up. Gasoline powered mowers, leaf blowers, and string trimmers may make that work faster, but they also use a lot of energy and create hazardous fumes. A Green Fall Yard Cleanup.

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12 Ways to Conserve Energy and Winterize Your Home

Green Home Blog

12 Ways to Conserve Energy and Winterize Your Home. As much as half of the energy used in a typical American home goes toward heating and cooling, so help to conserve energy and lower your utility bills this winter by following these simple steps. Be Smart With Your Furnace ( Home Energy Conservation Kit ). Set the temperature low – For every 1° you turn down the thermostat you’ll reduce the energy usage in your home by 1-5%.

Bringing Behavioral Insights into Conservation Programs and Policies

Nature Conservancy - Science

Behavioral science and economics have provided important insights for health, finance, and many other domains, but are largely untapped resources for conservation. A new paper in Conservation Letters helps practitioners tap into behavioral sciences.

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Solar Hot Water Heaters

Green Home Blog

We’re all looking for ways to reduce the waste and pollution that come from fossil fuel use, and what better alternative than the sun, nature’s own energy source. The sun is a nearly inexhaustible source of power: in fact, there’s more energy in the amount of sunlight that hits the Earth in an hour than the whole planet uses in a year! Check out Apricus Solar Water Heaters , a Connecticut-based company that’s putting the sun’s energy to work for you. Solar Hot Water Heaters.

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Just In Time for Christmas

Green Home Blog

CONSERVES WATER ENERGY EFFICIENT HEALTH SENSITIVE SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS Water and Energy Conservation blizzard climate change global warming shelter snow storms UncategorizedJust In Time for Christmas.

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Morocco’s Atlas Kasbah Eco-Lodge is 80% Solar-Powered

Green Prophet

It may look like a castle, but this beautiful red-earth building is actually an 11-roomed hotel that receives 80% of its energy from the sun. The pair also use low-energy light bulbs.

50 Gulf Companies Voluntarily Cut Energy and Water Use

Green Prophet

A host of private companies in Dubai and other emirates that have joined a voluntary initiative to reduce their energy and water consumption have experienced enormous success, demonstrating that it’s not impossible to do so.

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Hit the switch and join millions for Earth Hour 2014

Green Prophet

It’s Earth Hour this weekend, which means you have the chance to join millions of people around the globe in a united effort to consume less energy. Energy 2014 earth hour Burj Khalifa Earth Hour energy conservation Middle East WWF

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Energy-aware Dubai airports pre-empted Earth Hour – why not all year?

Green Prophet

Spurred on by the annual Earth Hour campaign, the airports’ action will save an estimated 300,000kw hours of energy and 129 tons of carbon dioxide emissions. Airports that embrace conservation see an immediate cash payoff. Energy airport design Earth Hour energy conservation

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There is No Planet B: 9 Tips For Being More Eco-Friendly. ~ Carolyn Gladd

Elephant Journal

Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Green climate march energy conservation global warming recycling reuse This isn''t the first time that it has been proven necessary for a world-wide change to reduce greenhouse gases. There are tricks you can do today to be more eco-friendly, and hopefully you will impress others to follow in your footsteps.

France unveils measures to reduce energy use

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Even after the election of François Hollande as President of France, an energy conservation measure of the previous government will be implemented. That does not mean, however, that French electricity generation is clean energy.

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What Is Your Carbon Footprint?

Green Home Blog

Generally, the more energy you use – whether it’s gas for your car or electricity for your home – the larger your carbon footprint will be. The easiest way to reduce your carbon footprint is to be efficient with your home energy use. Seventy percent of electricity is produced by burning fossil fuels, so the less energy you use in your home the smaller you can make your carbon footprint. What Is Your Carbon Footprint?

As Energy Demand Swells, Turkey Falls Dark for Earth Hour 2011

Green Prophet

That’s roughly 400 megawatt-hours per year, which is approximately the amount of energy consumed by 200 average Turks, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.) Energy Lifestyle & Culture Earth Hour energy conservation Energy Efficiency energy saving Turkey

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Putting the ON in Conservation

Eco Friendly Daily

Many kudos to the province of Ontario for cutting its per capita energy consumption by more than 5 percent over the past two years. Despite the summer’s spike in energy consumption, Ontario will meet its target for 2007, which is a reduction of 1,350 megawatts. According to Peter Love, Ontario’s conservation officer (pictured above hugging a tree) this is only the beginning. Alternative Energy Environment Green News

Turkey’s “Mrs. Energy” Campaign Should Lose Gender Roles, Columnist Says

Green Prophet

“Empty your vacuum bag often” urges Mrs. Energy (“Energy Han?m”) a columnist in the Turkish daily Hürriyet newspaper (in Turkish), one of the papers which featured a full-page advertisement from the Mrs. Energy campaign. Energy”, Gümü?

Dubai’s Radisson Blu Goes Green

Green Prophet

Energy-saving initiatives include motion sensors that only activate lights when there is someone around. Travel & Nature energy conservation green greenwash hotel Media City Radisson Blu travel water conservation

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Going Green Made Easy: 4 Tips to Make Your Home More Energy-Efficient

Living Green & Saving Energy

Most people have a big misconception about water and energy conservation. easy green living tip green living how to go green saving energy saving money going green and saving money green living tips

Big Brother? Masdar Monitors Student Energy & Water Consumption

Green Prophet

A one-year investigation by researchers will hopefully reveal what incentives are most likely to encourage energy and water conservation among Masdar’s student body. The last group will be offered energy credits – effectively capping the amount of power they can use.

Summer Solstice Wattage Waste Watch

Green Prophet

For a bonus, let us know whether you were able to contact their owners and ask why these lights are uselessly burning energy and polluting our planet. Someday peak oil or environmental impacts will force us to change our energy consumption patterns.

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Sustainable Architecture In The Middle East – Interview with Karim Elgendy

Green Prophet

As well as a growing team of representatives, they are hosting an event at the UN Conference of Parties (COP 18) at Doha in December and have also launched 24/7 Electricity , a research project that looks into energy generation challenges in Lebanon.

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What the Victorian Era Can Teach You about Green Living

Eco Friendly Daily

In a world where you had to make your own way, conservation took on many facets. Energy Conservation. Before electricity, wood fires and candles supplied the bulk of your energy needs. There were taxes associated with candles, so resource conservation was imperative.

EU Upgrades Relations with Israel, Energy Over Politics

Green Prophet

In advance of the annual EU-Israel Association Council meeting on Tuesday, the European Union stated it will offer Israel upgraded trade and diplomatic relations in over 60 areas, including energy and agriculture. In June a new innovation by Israeli solar energy company TIGI Ltd.,

Dubai Ends Cheap Local Gas

Green Prophet

Even at the risk of destabilizing the region – in the same way that rising food prices have done earlier this year – in a drastic move, Dubai is now cutting in half the energy subsidies and transfers that its property wealth had made possible.

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Go Green and Beat the Heat

Eco Friendly Daily

Green Advantage: You’ll conserve water and energy by helping your fridge perform at top efficiency when it is full. Green Advantage: Energy savings from making the most of your cooling power. Green Tips energy conservation water conservation

Sunday Snippets: Green News From the Middle East

Green Prophet

The water-poor ( if conservation smart.) Yemen is dealing with even more problems- this time related to energy. Architecture & Urban Dead Sea energy conservation energy independence Ford Environmental Grants siwa oasisHad a busy week?

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