How mattress companies are supporting the environment

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Every year, as many as 15-20 million mattresses are thrown away, filling landfills. And millions more mattresses are manufactured to take their place, consuming resources and potentially adding more toxic chemicals into the environment. Many mattress manufacturers have started to recognize the impact of their business on the environment, though, and have begun taking steps […]

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Power tips for off-grid living

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There is something romantic about living off the grid and off our own devices. Every summer I go to Northern Canada with my kids and experiment with off-grid living ideas and applications. While we own 200 acres and the last home on the grid for miles and miles, it is tempting to cut off from the polluting power industry and power our own needs from the sun and Mother Earth. 

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Plentiful rain not enough to grow the wheatfields of Syria

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If you look to what was brewing before the Syrian civil war, it was clear that people there were suffering from the effects of climate change. Environmentalists warned that extended droughts there would cause hunger, poverty and unrest. The conditions were right about a decade ago for the poor conditions to foment to a very unfavourable civil war with millions of Syrians displaced to Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon, Europe and even Canada.

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10 Ways The Green Industry Can Benefit From Commercial Cleaning Trends

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Commercial cleaning is a massive multi-billion dollar industry with a great potential for growth. As of 2016, it employs over 2.15 million people with 2.3 billion individual paid service jobs between them. For every office, every window, and every construction site, there are teams of trained individuals that are there to make the area aesthetically presentable as well as inspection ready.

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