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 […]
Today, people are living longer than at any other time in the history of the human race. There are many products on the market that are supposed to extend your life such as essential oils, drugs, protein supplements, vitamins and many other healthy gimmicks. But truly a definite way to extend your life is to […]
Recently it seems like customer service at big tech companies have gotten out of control. Automated systems remind us that robots have very little idea of what we want or need. I have never met a person who says that they love speaking with a robot or automated phone system. Every one of us has […]
In a region where it feels like everything under the sun has been worshipped and discovered, yet another ancient city, 5,000 years old has been uncovered. They are calling it the Bronze Age New York City. According to excavation directors this was among the first cosmopolitan and planned cities where thousands of people lived. Massive […]
Floods in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Sometimes there is too much water, then most of the time there is not enough! Both stormwater control and stream restoration are proven ways to reduce erosion along water channels and they are important to manage in cities (Tel Aviv will flood again!). Often, though, each method is managed by […]
There are a great number of bridges you can create using your skills as a money maker. Donate your time and money in areas that you know and love.
In countries like Israel, jackpot winners from the lottery cover their faces with paper bags. Their names are not published or televised as its known that having too many people know how much money you have is a problem waiting to happen. Google the news and you will see how people are harassed all over […]
So if you are like most people in the world who speak English – it’s your second language. But what if you need certification to work as a tour guide or study to get your master’s degree in ocean ecology or to get hired as an engineer at the best electric car company in […]
10 popular olive varieties, and a recipe for marinating them.
Travels are exhilarating and scary in different conditions. If you want to avoid financial stress during a trip, you will need the best travel insurance. Spending some money on travel insurance can protect you from numerous unexpected events. Cost of a vacation may vary between hundreds and thousands of dollars. By purchasing an insurance plan, […]
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.
Last year the UK government announced that the feed in tariffs (FIT) for small-scale renewables will end in 2019 and this caused many supporters of renewables to be alarmed.
In Afghanistan, 3.6 million people are reported to be in "emergency" (IPC Phase 4) levels of food insecurity, with another 10 million at "crisis" (IPC Phase 3) levels. In South Sudan, about 6.35 million people, or 54 percent of the total population, are estimated to be severely food insecure.
If you’re really serious about doing your part in saving our world, it’s important that you educate yourself about those things that you regularly do that may be harming the environment.
Ras Al Khaimah doesn’t have the global profile of Dubai or the economic heft of Abu Dhabi. But that doesn’t mean this low-key emirate isn’t an international leader.
Climate change is a reality. New research shows that drought-tolerant crops like sesame (the main ingredient in tehina!) is an ideal alternative in regions that have relied on cotton or sorghum.
A mangrove forest in Saudi Arabia
Gadgets for the home are a saturated market at the moment with a number of companies producing the next best gadget. But what about gadgets to help your household develop an eco-friendlier lifestyle?
Children don't need too much stuff, just a lot of nature and a safe space for play. Some tips for "green" parents and kids on making that space safe.
The history and legends of the noble olive.
Home decorations tips for your 2019 home.
Lots of tips for oils to use on all your body's hair!
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.
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.
Are you shifting from a closet bed in a tiny house to a more spacious, hopefully ecologically-sound home? If so, make due with less stuff, but make your house look great.