15 plants to clean up your indoor air

Air pollution kills millions of peopleĀ  as we have seen previously. But what is little known is that indoor air pollution kills as much as the outdoor one. This is because of carbon monoxide and other chemicals we are using in our homes. Mother Nature Network published in 2012 a brilliant article on how 15 … Read more

The value of a well insulated home

The value of a well insulated homeWhile browsing Cleantechnica I found the answer of a key question I have been having ever since writing my Master’s thesis. French houses are leaky ” thermal collanders “ as 20 million accommodations have to be weatherized.

Potential savings could be the equivalent of 200 TWh of electricity per annum, knowing that the total electricity consumption in France is of 473 TWh. I had been wondering if this was the case in other countries.

But given this brilliant article, French dwellings aren’t the only one to be vastly inefficient. as similar data are mentioned : old houses need 300 kWh per square meter per year.

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China & the USA to ban incandescent light bulbs

Incandescent light bulbs are a relic of the past, a vastly inefficient past. Modern alternatives like CFLs and LEDs consume five to ten times less energy. For these reasons, the European Union or Australia have already phased them out. More countries will be doing the same, namingly the United States and China. The latter will … Read more

HOME : a must watch movie

HomeOn June 5th, for World Environment Day, the French photographer Yann Arthus Bertrand released globally a brilliant environmental film, Home. It is available for freeĀ on Youtube in many languages.

To the message carried by this film, we have ten years to change the way we live and avoid the worse with “the depletion of natural resources and the catastrophic evolution of the Earth’s climate.”

Packed with fabulous images and truly worrying facts and figures it is an absolute must watch whether you are concerned or not by the environment.

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