How The World Is Becoming More Eco-Friendly, One Small Step At A Time!

The world is quickly becoming a much more environmentally friendly place. Over the past two decades or so, a lot has changed when it comes to the environment and how we treat it. So far, we’ve managed to repair the holes that our ancestors made to the ozone layer, making rates of skin cancer higher. Luckily, with years of hard work at leading more environmentally friendly lives, these holes have been reduced in size and, in some instances, completely repaired.

The world is an amazing place, which is why leading a more sustainable and eco-friendly life is so crucial for everyone. With that in mind, and to help inspire you to take steps to become more ‘green,’ below are some examples of how the world has become a more eco-friendly place.

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Solar power is getting bigger

In 2018, solar power is a huge resource and one that an increasing number of people are taking advantage of each year. The fact is that solar power is now a more accessible form of power than ever before, which is why it has become more used in domestic homes, as well as in commercial properties. This kind of energy is clean and renewable, unlike the many other types of energy used around the world. Of course, there is also wind power and water power, however, for domestic properties, these aren’t as easy to incorporate, whereas solar power is a much more cost-effective option, which is why so many domestic properties now sport solar panels.

Technology is advancing

Then there is the fact that technology has started to take leaps and bounds when it comes to leading a more eco-friendly life. There are various gadgets and gizmos that have been created to make the process of being more environmentally friendly easier and less stressful to do. From smart thermostats that can be controlled via your smartphone to oil water separator technologies that make dealing with oil spills easier and prevent such widespread damage to sea life, eco-friendly technology has come a long way. It’s advancements in tech that make leading a more sustainable and ‘green’ life easier, which is partially why more and more people are choosing to take more steps to lead more eco-friendly lives.

It’s easier than ever

As mentioned above, being eco-friendly is becoming easier than ever before. The fact is that within a short time frame, eco-friendly living may become the only form of living, which is why adapting now is a much better choice than waiting until it’s necessary to do so. Take energy powered cars for instance, that are clean and give off no fumes, and can, of course, run off of solar power, in years to come these cars will be the only cars available. Then there’s solar power, it may not be compulsory to have solar panels fitted to your home right now, but sometime soon it may well be, especially as our other power sources begin to run out.

The world is becoming more eco-friendly than ever before, which is a fantastic step. If you want to ensure that you do your bit to lead a more eco-friendly life, the tips and ideas above should help you to do that.

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4 Genuine Reasons Plastic Can Improve Your Life

Plastics aren’t in the good books at the moment. Around the world, millions of tonnes of polymers are polluting oceans, beaches, and coastlines. The drive to cut down on plastic production is a smart and necessary idea. Still, it doesn’t mean a polymer can’t have a positive impact on your lifestyle. Indeed, plastics have a variety of ways to improve everything from your mood to your finances. Just don’t tell the environmentalists because they’ll think you’re the devil!

Here are four legitimate reasons why plastics are helpful and how they make it happen.



Roll Back Expenses

They are a common place which means it’s hard to see their true worth. Of course, carriers are the easiest example. Even as supermarket bags get reduced, a bag for life only costs 25 cents. And, it’s usable for the rest of your life, which is a hell of a bargain. Grocery bills also rely on the use of plastics. Coverings allow stores to keep items for longer and that can result in a price reduction. And, it’s far cheaper for manufacturers to use plastic packaging which means it’s less expensive for shoppers. Although the amounts are small, every penny adds up in the long-term.

Help The Planet

Just because you use polymers doesn’t imply you hate the planet. Lots of people are in a rut and don’t know how to change their behavior. Thankfully, plastics are here to help in a cruel twist of fate. Again, a lifelong bag is an excellent way to cut down on plastic use and save the environment. And, there are numerous things you can do at home too. Starting a basic recycling pile is a simple and effective method to stop pollution. How does this help you? Well, doing your bit for Mother Nature increases feelings of self-worth and boosts esteem.

The Credit Perks

Plastics come in many shapes and sizes. The most common form is a card. Yep, everyone has a credit card which they hate. Damn you overdue balance! However, when used correctly, a piece of plastic can improve your lifestyle two-fold. For instance, the credit allows you to buy essential items when you don’t have the funds. As long as the balance disappears by the end of the month, there is no harm. Some people even use a Citi Private Pass to see shows, watch concerts and attend events. Having a life which involves extracurricular activities is the only way to maintain a healthy balance.


Plastics have been used in car manufacturing for a long time. However, developers are starting to use them to strengthen security. Airbags are now made from plastics, as are seat-belts. Both of these are vital safety features in case of an accident. It’s not an over exaggeration to say that they are lifesavers. And, it doesn’t end there as there are plastic door fillers, roof supports, and fuel tanks. From a transportation point of view, polymers are essential for customer safety.

For many people, they are helpful in everyday life but do you agree?

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Do Unto Others: Happiness in Helping

Helping other people is the noblest of causes. Taking time out of your day to help friends, family, and strangers is something that we all tell ourselves we will do, but so few of us actually do. But the opportunities are out there, no matter where in the world you may live.

There are a plethora of options available for those who want to do more to help their fellow humans. Enriching other people’s lives will help them, as well as yourself. The positive effect that philanthropy has on our mental health is well documented, and so, in a world awash with inequality, doing your part to aid the less fortunate is something that will benefit everybody.


Going into the world of social care is an admirable endeavour. Often, you are working with those who have mental health problems, the poor, and sometimes the dangerous. Before starting, it is wise to look into obtaining an online MSW, to adequately prepare you for what many believe to be a thankless occupation.

Only, it isn’t a thankless occupation. There will be times where you get screamed at, called names and generally treated not very nice. But keeping your head up and knowing that you are doing this for the greater good is a reward all in itself.


Work for free, are you mad? No, actually, not at all. Volunteering can be done anywhere, anytime, whether it be at an animal shelter, homeless shelter or ever travelling abroad to build a school in a third world country.

Sure, you don’t get paid, but that isn’t the point. You are in this to help others, not boost up your bank account. You can find local or worldwide volunteering networks online with a quick search and start to give back. Along the way, you might be surprised at what wonderful, interesting people you meet and gain a broader perspective of the world. While you may not be rich in cash, your wealth will be overflowing with good vibes and experience.


If you don’t have the time to volunteer or obtain a new qualification, you can always find the time to donate to local or national causes. Organisations such as charities are the obvious option, but also consider food banks and clothing donations.

Furthermore, you can set up payment plans to donate to wildlife or environmental conservation, as well as medical research to battle the most devastating of diseases. It doesn’t matter where you donate to, as long as you do it. Although, some charities are less transparent than others, so it pays to do your research and ensure your money is going where you want it to.

The happiness to be found in helping others is unlike any other sort of happiness in life. Taking just a bit of money out each week to help save the planet or those in need, donating old clothes that otherwise would rot in the attic, or going that extra mile to engage and support are all admirable. You have been gifted with a good life; it’s not too much to ask to help make someone else’s life just as good, also.  

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Yes, You Can Go Green While Enjoying The Same Lifestyle

The once blue planet, the Earth, is on the verge of an environmental catastrophe. Our air is polluted; the wildlife is endangered, and some of our favorite resources are threatening to disappear. In fact, the green discourse that spreads across the planet is not another philosophical mindset: It’s an absolute necessity to maintain Life on the Earth. However, more often than not people can’t be bothered or are unsure how to take actions. Don’t be fooled into thinking that going green is an impossible sacrifice that will change your life forever. Going green is an effective way of improving the survival chances of all living creatures on Earth, but it doesn’t have to destroy the lifestyle you’ve created! Everything starts with a simple little step: Making way for sustainability in our lives. From reminding businesses of their responsibility to having an honest chat with your local authorities, you can do a lot to encourage others to embrace the green movement. But what we care in this article is what you can do yourself.

Going green to save wildlife

Does green living mean no tech?

There’s a common misconception that a green life is a life deprived of technology. Don’t just bin your smartphone now; you can keep a modern lifestyle while respecting the environment. There is no need to embrace an Edwardian existence and cut yourself off from any social and professional facility just to protect the planet. What matters, though, is to understand how modern waste, and especially electronic, can affect the environment — to find out more about electronics recycling – The Complete Guide from DRM can provide many answers to your questions. In other words, it’s not how you use modern items from plastic bottles to computers that plays a role; it’s how you dispose of them. Here’s a hint: Your old items can be recycled. Therefore, making an effort to bring unwanted items to recycling centers can make a great deal of difference to the wildlife.

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Does green living mean no more car?

Most people think that going green is not for them because they can’t afford to live without a car. Nobody is expecting you to. But what you can do, though, is to pick a second-hand vehicle, because they have a reduced environmental impact compared to new cars that need to be produced and shipped. A Ford Focus from 2008 onward offers a perfect combination of reliability and low CO2 emissions. If you prefer a German make, the Polo (2005) is kind to the environment and the wallet. Alternatives to cars are public transports, cycling or directly working from home.  

Does green living mean a less comfortable home?

Many believe that turning down the heater is the best way to save energy. But being cold and going green are two different things. Using green insulation – Popular Mechanics suggests easy ways to stay warm and eco-friendly. You can keep your heating low in winter and save energy by relying on polyurethane foam to keep the cold outside. It’s an ideal choice for basement and attic walls. Icynene is another excellent insulator that doesn’t only traps air but moisture too so that the home is warm and mold-free.

In the end, going green is easier than you think. Remember that even the smallest step can have a considerable impact on the environment. Saving the planet is not a life change, but it can change lives.

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Don’t Give Winter The Colder Shoulder: Act Now

Winter is both a wonderful and terrible time of the year. As a result, it’s easier to discuss the negative impacts of the winter time once we’re away from it! While you might be thinking of the snow painting white landscapes and the snowmen appearing gradually in each front garden, there is also another side to winter. Winter is a cold season that endangers the safety of your home, the survival of the wildlife, and – even worse – human survival too. It would be unfair and irresponsible to only think of hot chocolate, a battle of snowballs and Christmas decoration when too many lives are fighting to go through winter. As a result, it is now time to consider what you can do to prepare for the colder months and to improve your home, the wildlife’s chances and the life of the many people who don’t have a roof over their heads.

Homeless and cold

What Are You Doing At Home?

The problem with winter is that it is a season of high natural risks that can damage your home, or simply infiltrate through a weak structure. For instance, water is not only about snow. Rain too can join the party and cause serious damages to your home, especially if your roof is holey. Unfortunately, a holey roof is noticed only when the first winter rain creates a drip inside the home. In other words, it’s best to get your roof checked in advance! Additionally, if you live in a region that is renowned for its cold winter, you might want to ensure that your pipes don’t freeze. This could destroy your water system, and cause your home to be cut off from the water supply until the repairs can be done. So if you are looking for ways to avoid such issues, Heat-Line is a good name to bear in mind. It is a Canadian company that has developed freeze-protection solutions to withstand the coldest climates. It’s not the kind of expertise you want to live without if your home is in a cold region.

What Are You Doing For The Wildlife?

Even the wildlife has a hard time in winter. Therefore it is important to give it the best help you can. This starts by letting your garden go wild so that animals can hide and hibernate safely. Additionally, if you have a water feature, remember to break the ice so that the fish or frogs that hibernate at the bottom can survive. Additionally, make sure to leave food for the animals. Birds, especially find it difficult to feed themselves in winter, so providing a range of peanuts, seeds, and table scraps will prove very useful. If you have a big garden, feel free to leave food for other visitors, such as bread and boiled potatoes for foxes, nuts for squirrels and even cheese for badgers.

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Squirrel in winter

What Are You Doing For Others?

Helping others

Members from the Charleston Elks Lodge 242 pass out hygiene products to homeless veterans and civilians at the 11th annual Stand Down Against Homelessness Oct. 29, 2010, at North Charleston Armory Park, S.C. The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks is an American fraternal order and social club founded in 1868. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Timothy Taylor)

There are hundreds of thousands homeless people in every country. Too many die during the winter; they freeze to death. It is a horrible way to go. While you can’t find them a home, you can certainly help them to survive dire winter months. You could choose to distribute food, toiletry supplies, and warmer clothes to help those who sleep outdoors to survive. Often warm socks, sleeping bags, and blankets can make a huge difference when the weather is cold. So what can you give to save another life next winter?

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Why Businesses Are Going Green

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The environment has become a bigger and bigger talking point over the past few decades, and an increasing number of businesses are taking the hint. It seems that almost every brand in the world is exhibiting the fact that they’re “going green”, and as you’ve probably figured, it’s not always out of the goodness of the CEO’s heart! Here are some of the key motivating factors that are prompting businesses to be more environmentally friendly.

Great PR

The most obvious reason that pushes businesses towards a greener way of doing things is it’s a great method to help their PR. Any brand that makes a big point of how environmentally friendly they are can gain the sympathy and loyalty of like-minded customers. More and more, we’re seeing companies that are making green changes, like recycling and reducing their waste, using recycled materials in their manufacturing, and applying processes that are better for the environment. Additionally, many companies are making large, public donations to environmental causes, like conserving endangered species, or setting up sustainable farming projects in developing countries. Whether the higher-ups at these brands care that much about the planet or not is always debatable, but the pressure from consumers is certainly having a positive effect!

Major Savings

Companies that make a point to reduce their energy consumption, and make their processes easier on the environment, not only help the planet, but also themselves in the form of reduced expenses. If you were to tell a modern farmer about how much agriculture is straining the world’s water supply, many of them would be liable to shrug it off. On the other hand, if you offered a way to check your irrigation water usage, and save a small fortune on your water bills, they’ll be much more interested! Large manufacturing firms are jumping on this bandwagon more than any other niche, due to the huge amount of carbon emissions they typically have to produce. For these companies, billions of dollars can be saved each year by investing in eco-friendly changes within the organization. Even smaller businesses, which may be struggling to keep their profit margins up, can have greatly reduced energy costs, simply by using energy-saving light bulbs and turning off computers when they’re not in use.

Government Incentives

We may be hearing about it more now, but the biggest shift towards green business occurred in the wake of the recession in the late nineties. The Obama administration’s economic stimulus plan provided a range of incentives for businesses to be more environmentally friendly in the form of tax credits, which freed up more of their capital. While Trump has promised to roll back a lot of Obama’s green policies, there are still various tax credits available to businesses that show eco-friendly practices, such as using solar power, or using hybrid or fully electric vehicles for their fleets and outsourced logistics. The immediate future of these incentives is uncertain, with the leader of the free world taking a lot of the environmental pressure off. However, it’s very unlikely that we’ll see green government incentives totally disappear.

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These Incredible Careers Will Give You A Sense Of Purpose

There are so many choices when deciding what you want to be in life. It can be hard to narrow it down to one particular option. But, if you want a career where you get the sense that you’re changing the world or making a difference that does narrow the board down a little. Here are some of the best careers that will give you an incredible sense of purpose.


Teach Me Something


Yes, it’s true being a teacher might be hard work, but it’s also incredibly rewarding. You can impart knowledge onto the next generation and help shape the new world of students who will soon become adults. You can work with the little ones just as they are starting to grow or help kids through their teenage years. It’s entirely up to you.


Incredibly Close, Impossibly Far


Or, how about heading to a country where people are really in need? You can work a charity officer in some of the most dire places across the continent of Africa or the middle-east. There, you can help build houses, provide water supplies or even teach English skills. There are so many jobs available out there, at least one is guaranteed to match your skill set.


Delivering New Life


As a midwife, you’ll be delivering babies into the world. You’ll be there when the miracle happens, and it will be your responsibility to make sure the baby is delivered safely. This is one of the most incredible experiences in life, and you’ll see hundreds of births through your career. You can learn more about this in the infographic below.


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