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Getting healthier by eating sustainable food and taking exercise
Posted by: February 20 2019
Getting healthier by eating sustainable food and taking exercise
Getting healthier and happier through some life-improving habits So, how have you been doing on your new year’s resolutions? Chances are that you are frowning even when reading this, having difficulties just remembering what exactly it was that you vowed to change in your life, just some weeks ago. Well, let us help you to jog your memory. It probably included some random measures to improve your personal wellbeing, such as exercising more or eating healthier. Is it coming back yet? Well, it might be good to keep reading. We fully understand that it has been hard to get up at 6am to squeeze in an hour of exercise before starting your day, or to stick to your commitment of bringing packed, fresh salads to work for lunch. There are, however, ways to make it easier to become a healthier person.  So stick with us as we run through some quick and foolproof ways of making  sustainable changes to your lifestyle, that are bound to last for a longer period of time. Curb junkfood into  healthy food An important first change could be to cut back on your favourite guilty-pleasures. Junk food can be our favourite go-to piece of comfort when we are busy, tired, or not feeling well. Whether it is ice cream, sweets, fried chicken, cheeseburgers or choc chip cookies: most of them will not add much in terms of nutritional value, while providing a steep intake of sugars and fats.  It could be as easy as ignoring those items while doing your grocery shopping, instead opting to fill your pantry with healthier options such as nuts, fruits, veggie chips, yoghurt or hummus. Once you get used to cracking open the avocado instead of that bag of chips, you will notice how it is actually more filling, while it sets you up with much needed nutrients. Sugary drinks, say them farewell Few people realise just how many ‘bad’ sugars and empty calories are added to our daily diet by drinking some of the sodas, fruit drinks, energy drinks, flavoured coffees of iced teas that have quickly become a fixture in our fridges. And yes, we understand that these are quite hard to replace, but it will definitely be worth your effort. You could opt for fresh water, unsweetened tea and coffee, low-fat milk, or flavoured calorie-free water drinks instead - and notice an instant drop in your blood glucose levels. Find suitable bread and pasta substitutes Most people who have attempted a diet in the past will know that some of these much hated carbs are hiding in the bread and pasta products that we so readily enjoy on a daily basis. Therefore, a first step towards becoming a healthier person might entail the exclusion of those foods from our lives. Bread is actually quite easily replaced by veggies. You could, for instance, use iceberg, green leaf or butter lettuce instead of bread when preparing your sandwich or a delicious burger. Simply pile it all together and wrap the lettuce around it, then wrap it up in some paper and a piece of tape - and tear away the paper as you take bites out of your delicious, low-calorie sub or burger. It’s not just bread, though. Pasta could just as easily be replaced by all kinds of veggies. Noodles from zucchini, sweet potato or carrots are just as delicious when whipping up a mean pasta, while squash has proven to be a perfect substitute for ‘traditional’ spaghetti. If you really want to go all the way, try using cauliflower, broccoli or butternut as the main ingredient for your rice dish. Befriend the local butcher While most diets will not require you to cut back on your meat intake, you can do something here to improve your health as well. Just head over to the butcher and kindly ask for the leanest cuts of meat that he has available. Why? Well, some of the lard, fatback and high-fat meats contain high amounts of saturated fat - a well-known contributor to high cholesterol levels. This includes favourites like ground beef, hot dogs, sausages, bacon and spareribs. Leaner meats, on the other hand, will be much healthier. This includes fish, turkey and chicken options (provided that it is skinless!), as well as some beef options that have been trimmed of fat. Your butcher will be able to point out some great options, that could include round, sirloin, flank and tenderloin. Get out in nature more and move, move, move! Finally, it may seem like an obvious point, but it really makes a world of difference: start moving more. Especially if your workday is mostly spent sedentary, you should find ways of getting out more. Even for as short as a 15-minute walk during your lunchbreak, or by taking the stairs instead of the elevator when riding the subway: the ‘hardcore’ exercise would be a great extra, although simple changes in your daily routine can go a long way as well. Especially by performing some of those activities outdoors, will you soon feel that the extra fresh air and rush of being outside - which could encourage you to frequently repeat such activities. https://www.whatsorb.com/category/food Read more...
2019 houseplant trends and greening up your houseplants
Posted by: February 20 2019
2019 houseplant trends and greening up your houseplants
Houseplant trends 2019 Houseplant trends 2019 – we reveal the foliage that’s growing popular this year. Are spider plants out and sponge plants in? Is there still a lot of love for succulents? Let's find out! There are plenty of good reasons why you should fill your home with green in 2019. Let’s start with the scientific ones. With North Europeans spending a scary 90 per cent of their time inside, plants can provide some much needed anti-pollutants, ensuring the air we breathe is fresh and full of oxygen. Green is also proven as a colour to make us feel safe and content, and to boost our mood, so the more of it that surrounds us, the happier we are. Then there are the aesthetic reasons. If you’re down about losing your Christmas tree, a large potted fern is the ideal substitute. And trailing plants look great in a bathroom, displayed in hanging macramé baskets and along windowsill. We asked plant enthusiasts to give us the lowdown on the hottest houseplant trends in 2019, including next year’s star plants. Trending houseplants 2019 Monstera (cheese plant) Senecio (string of beads) Chlorophyllum (spider plant) Sansevieria (snake plant) We are seeing a revival of retro plants. The demand for succulents also shows no sign of slowing down, with cacti sales up 60% compared to last year. It looks as though it’s a trend that is here to stay no matter what the season is. As a low-maintenance houseplant, succulents and terrariums are pretty easy to care for and look fantastic in groups. ‘They can instantly change the look and feel of a room, from industrial chic to jungle inspired bold botanicals. Another trend still popular is the living plant wall for in your garden or your balcony So, how to make one: Choose your space You can build a living plant wall on any solid wall or fence – build straight on to the side of your house, a garden fence or even a sturdy shed. For indoors a custom made wooden wall or frame allows you the freedom to move it from room to room. Once you’ve chosen a structurally sound wall or fence, simply screw in rows of 2in x 1in treated battens 38cm apart to fill the space, checking with a spirit level as you go to make sure they’re straight. Screw in the planters Using an (electric) screwdriver and working from the bottom up, attach the plastic planters to the battens. You can then click and lock the planters into each other and build up your wall in staggered rows. Get watering Starting at the top, water your wall with a hose or watering can. The reservoir system is designed to keep plants watered for up to two weeks. Green up your wall Fill the planters with your chosen plants using 12-13cm pots. Either remove the plants from their pots and plant them straight into the planters, or to make changing the scheme really easy, place the pot directly into each planter, making sure the pot touches the reservoir base. Top tips for living plant walls If you’re attaching your green wall to the side of a house, it’s recommend attaching a waterproof membrane to the wall before you begin, to prevent damp issues. The living plant wall needs watering around every two- three days depending on climate (unless you’ve chosen to add an automatic irrigation system), more in summer – check by sticking a finger into the soil to see if the compost is dry. As for as plant care, if you’ve chosen flowering plants, as always, you’ll need to deadhead flowers to encourage new blooms later in the season. Foliage plants such as heucheras and ferns should be tidied up by snipping off tatty leaves, as needed. Annuals, in particular, benefit from a liquid feed every couple of weeks in summer, although any display that’s in place for any length of time will need feeding to keep it looking its best. Choosing the right plants A range of herbaceous perennials, grasses, small shrubs, herbs and even fruit and vegetables can be used. Try including scented plants, seasonal flowers and bulbs, but talk to your local garden nursery about plants that will suit the aspect and microclimate of the wall on which they will be grown. Plants to try:     • Adiantum (maidenhair fern)     • Carex oshimensis ‘Evergold’ (sedge)     • Fragaria ‘Mara des Bois’ (strawberry)     • Galanthus (snowdrop)     • Heuchera ‘Purple Petticoats’     • Liriope muscari (lilyturf)     • Pachysandra terminalis (Japanese spurge)     • Pelargonium peltatum (ivy-leaved geranium)     • Saxifraga x urbium (London pride)     • Tiarella cordifolia (foam flower)     • Vinca minor (lesser periwinkle Photo: Adiantum (maidenhair fern) There’s no saying you have to fill an entire wall, you could just create a plant oasis at eye level along a fence or if indoors you could create a small-scale herb garden for your wall. Greening up your houseplants A well-placed houseplant can truly turn a space into a room. Whether it is merely a small, prickly cactus that has been your loyal companion since college, or a huge leafy yucca that your grandma gifted you after you moved into your current home: plants have the ability to colour and decorate our living area. Yet they also provide a much healthier indoor environment , which should be as good a reason as any to get those green fingers moving. Those living in countries on the far end of the northern hemisphere, including Canada, the northern US and northern Europe, will find that they spend a rather significant 90 percent of their time indoors, be it at work or at home. Combined with the improved architecture and building methods of our houses, with a strong focus on insulation and double-, triple- or whatever-glazed windows, ventilation could become an issue. This is where houseplants come in handy. They share some much-needed anti-pollutants, filling our air with fresh, rich oxygen. Besides, research has shown that the colour green makes us feel safe, content, and happy: even more so when it comes in the form of something ‘natural’, like plants. Like with so many things, there is a downside: few things will cause us to despair as much as a beloved houseplant turning brown and mouldy. Haven’t we been good to him, talking to him, naming him, making him an integral part of the family? Hasn’t it received enough water and love? Quite often, though, a houseplant not feeling well can be remedied in a fairly simple manner. In most cases, the root cause for his troubles can be found in any of the following five areas: The pot is too small What would we do if we find out in the spring that our beloved summer shoes have seemingly shrunk and will no longer accommodate our feet? Well, most of us would decide to buy a fresh, new pair that is one size bigger. Now imagine your poor plant, having been stuck in the same shoes for who-knows-how-long. Repotting could do wonders for his overall wellbeing. Find a pot that is a couple of inches wider, fill it with fresh soil, and prepare to be amazed by how it will be flourishing! Need more feedings Even if you are not yet looking to replace the pot, simply replacing the soil with high-quality, nutritious potting mix will already go a long way. Repeat this process once in a while, all to ensure that your plant is fed regularly with a fresh new batch of soil. The use of fertiliser might boost its overall health as well - just make sure that it is not one of these fertilisers that gives a huge instant feeding boost. Drowning in excess water While the logical follow-up of hungry would be ‘thirsty’, quite the opposite actually applies. Most of us will feel the urge to water even more when a beloved plant appears sad. Yet this might be the thing to push them over the edge! Most plants have so-called dormant periods, for which they do not require much water - if any at all. Those unaware of those patterns, could easily drown them. So keep an eye on the sogginess of the soil and refrain from watering if the plant is in its dormant period! Getting unwanted sunburn While it is a fact that most plants thrive on sunlight, it is generally not a great idea to directly place them in it. Out of concern for your leafy buddy needing more vitamin B, you might just decide to take him out on the first sunny day. Well, you better refrain from doing so. If you move it directly in the bright, hot sun, it might suffer more. It is generally a better idea to provide your plant with indirect sunlight for a while, at least until it starts to look ‘better’. Moving out to a better  climate Although not everyone will be happy to hear this, it has to be pointed out - sometimes the only option left is to conclude that your home is not the ideal place for your plant. Perhaps it needs the outdoor air and is better off in your backyard. Or it actually requires a more humid climate, that you cannot (and should not!) create in your own home. For such plants, a greenhouse would be ideal. Not ready to say goodbye? You can try to create your own, indoor greenhouse by putting a small plastic bag on to p of the plant - and keep it fixed for some time to allow it to create its own perfect environment. WhatsOrb wishes you a green start at Spring 2019 https://www.whatsorb.com/category/agri-gardening Read more...
Promising sustainable innovations for you this year 2019
Posted by: January 31 2019
Promising sustainable innovations for you this year 2019
Promising innovations: watch this space in 2019 The new year is already a couple of weeks underway. As such, the time to reflect on the past year has passed. The ‘happy new year’s’ and ‘all the best for the upcoming year’ have been safely put away in storage, not to be used anymore until 2020 rolls around. Our focus has largely shifted to the future, looking ahead. In that spirit, we will be happy to highlight a number of recent tech innovations that are looking very promising and might just be that thing to shake up the world. All of these innovations were presented at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, held between January 9-11. Here, name and reputation did not matter as the huge multibillion dollar corporations stood side by side with entrepreneurial individuals and innovative start-ups. A refreshingly large number of these 4,500+ innovations presented in the gambling capital of the world were focused on saving the planet. On driving back emissions, cutting waste, cleaning up our water, and guaranteeing a sustainable energy supply. Amongst the virtual assistants, robots and smart devices were a significant number of devices that were touted by their developers as having an ultimate sustainable purpose. Smart  food storage through smart tags and recipe suggestions One innovation, developed by the start-up Ovie, enveloped the idea of a series of so-called ‘smart tags’. These serve the overarching purpose of tackling food waste. Every year, a staggering one-third of all food produced worldwide is wasted. This is unacceptable and impossible to justify, especially towards the billions who go to bed hungry. The smart tags will combat this issue at its heart, which is in the homes of all of us. The tags pre-warn customers through Internet of Things technology, letting them know that their food is about to expire. Red tags are given to food that has most likely gone bad, with orange warning that it should be consumed as soon as possible. A connected third-party app takes these orange labelled food stuffs and comes up with delicious recipes . Robot dogs bringing deliveries to your doorstep Many retailers are trying to find more effective ways of delivering their products to the consumer. While overnight-delivery was a breakthrough concept only a few years ago, it is already on its way to becoming obsolete. Same-day delivery or even as quick as within-the-hour delivery are on the rise. For this, manufacturing company Continental Corporation has developed actual dog robots to assist in last-mile deliveries. Its workings are quite ingenious: a driverless electric vehicle is sent on the road, accompanied by a herd of smaller delivery robots that look like dogs. While making its round, the electric vehicle drops off the dogs at a point closest to the customer - after which the dogs complete the last-mile run. And say, what would be more pleasant to find on your doorstep than a robot dog? Hydrogen e-bikes running on a clean, efficient battery The fuel of the future, according to most, is hydrogen. Which is really good news, as hydrogen is the most abundant chemical element in the universe. The French fuel cell firm Pragma Industries has worked on an innovative hydrogen-powered pedal bicycle. Dubbed the Alpha Bike, it is capable of reaching 150 km on a fully charged battery and can, if the bicyclist so desires, alternate between pedal power and its hydrogen battery - a trait that is commonly found in e-bikes. This range is definitely very acceptable, as it is about double that of a regular, lithium-ion battery fed bike. Furthermore, it builds on a much cleaner technology, granting it the highly sought-after certification of being a zero-emission vehicle. According to its manufacturer, it will be the very first commercially available hydrogen e-bike. Blockchain and gamification for wildlife protection One of the more remarkable initiatives can be attributed to the start-up Last of Ours. Their digital tool ‘Nature Needs Half’ uses blockchain to connect the general public to a number of wildlife preservation projects for endangered animal species. Users can earn a special cryptocurrency called LAST (Living Animal Social Tokens) by completing surveys and playing games. With this cryptocurrency, all kind of projects aimed at protecting these endangered species can be sponsored, including habitat protection, reforestation and anti-poaching. LAST tokens can be traded and displayed on social media, or purchased using credit cards or PayPal. Portable solar chargers As we are trying to find ways of making the world a better place, finding more sustainable sources of energy ranks on top of the list. Thus, any gadget that is focused on renewable energy is guaranteed to be a hit on conferences like the Consumer Electronics Show. Just look at the clean tech start-up Goal Zero, focused on finding renewable ways of bringing power to off-grid homes in developing nations. They presented their Nomad 5, a small, portable solar panel connected to a USB charging port. While it is only small, its impact could potentially be huge. Just considering the huge number of people that do not have access to any form of electricity in their home, put at some 1.2 billion according to the UN’s latest numbers, and one could only imagine the effect of electricity-generating devices like the Nomad 5. It could lead to a situation where polluting diesel generators or kerosene gas applications are no longer needed - a clear example of a product for which the knife cuts both ways. Is there anny sustainable innovation or idea you want to share with us?    Add value to the world                  https://www.whatsorb.com/community/the-best--green-innovations-of-the-week Read more...
Your shared sustainable ideas  make our Earth a better place
Posted by: January 23 2019
Your shared sustainable ideas make our Earth a better place
Many innovations are done by individuals like you during free time on attics and in sheds. Some see the day of light but most stay hidden. At current time, when innovations and solutions for our environmental- and energy issues are so needed, WhatsOrb want to give you a change to publish (upload) your ideas and share them globaly. So, please write down your thoughts, news and ideas about sustainability and share them with the world.  Good topics (categories) are: Energy: Solar- and wind energy Transportation: Electric-, hybrid- and hydogen cars Architecture, tiny houses Blockchain, IoT, Artificial Intelligence, Circular Economy Fashion Food Climate Change Waste: recycling Whats in for me, is your question? Only the first upload every month gets rewarded with 50,00 Euro adds promotion on the WhatsOrb Facebook page. Did you know that some posts reached more than 30.000 people? WhatsOrb is only about sustainability ideas and news, so likely it is easy to get in contact with likeminded people. In this way you help to build a communiy which 'adds value' to the world. Create global attention for your idea Every month all sustainable ideas uploads will be screened and the best one gets 150,00 Euro cash and 50,00 Euro adds promotion on the WhatsOrb Facebook page. Are you regular sharing your ideas on WhatsOrb? Every quarter we will choose a person or organisation which get 250,00 Euro rewarded and gets mentioned on our Partner WhatsOrb Foundation Page . If you are a member and/or student from a university, please click on: https://www.whatsorb.com/foundation for sponsoring of your sustainale, innovative project.  Which people and organisations pusblished already their sustainable innovations?  The Human Power team Solar team Eindhoven Clean2 Antartica Trashpackers REKO recycling Sh. Hoekema Start today to make a better world! Read more...
Smart sustainable lifestyle changing Tips & Tricks for 2019
Posted by: January 17 2019
Smart sustainable lifestyle changing Tips & Tricks for 2019
Speaking of starting to look ahead in 2019: an inevitable consideration would be your list of resolutions. What are you looking to do differently this year when compared to the last? Especially when it comes to sustainable living, there are quite a few helpful tips and tricks that will help you to get started. Most of these are relatively painless and swift, yet will lead to great results. We are happy to share some with you. 1. Start small and eco-friendlier The most important thing is to start off small. Most of us are dreading the idea of radically changing our way of living. You might even identify eco-friendlier living as a tough goal that requires a lot of unpleasant changes. This is why you should start off slow. Look at your life, at your home, your family - and try to identify quick wins. Make sure to hit one domino at a time, do not try to cram all the changes that you’d like to make in the upcoming weeks. Master one change at a time before moving on to the next. And as the first dominos fall, they will trigger others to fall as well. Before you know it, you will be on the road to a more sustainable life. 2. Be  smart The concept of starting small may be too abstract for some. After all, something that constitutes only a small change for one person, might be a huge life changer for the other. This is why it pays off to work with smart goals. Or, SMART. Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-Bound. Make sure that the intended changes are specific enough to not leave any doubt as to what you are trying to do. Attach fixed values to it so that you can easily measure the impact. Verify whether it is a reasonable goal that you can actually achieve, and that is relevant to you and your life. Finally, set a timeline to get some sense of urgency. 3. Stay critical Perhaps the most important tip in this list. You have got to stay critical in order to make a change. Figure out where your lifestyle is in direct conflict with the environment at large. Get a clear picture of your own carbon footprint, and that of your family, of your workplace, of your community. There are some handy tools for you to use in doing so, such as a carbon footprint calculator or a water usage calculator. These will confront you with cold, hard numbers. Combine those with information on your daily habits, and the tools will present you with suggestions that could drastically cut back your impact. Be critical in looking at your own life. Do not cut yourself any slack. It will catch up with you anyhow. 4. Keep learning A one-time Google search on how to improve your personal sustainability just won’t cut it. Research and continuous learning are some of the most valuable tools in becoming eco-friendlier . Launch your own study in food stuffs that are most polluting to produce. For instance, you might quickly find that the environmental footprint of beef is much greater than that of chicken or pork. While this does not mean that you have to forego your beloved hamburger altogether, you might be more mindful in choosing your diet. Figure out which meat sources have a relatively low impact. Similarly, educate yourself on the fruits and veggies in the supermarket. Which are naturally occurring in your area this time of the year? Those have a much smaller footprint than imported tropical fruits or exotic vegetables. 5. Take responsibility One curious part of our human mind is that we are much more likely to succeed if we feel that others depend on it, that others are counting on us to do well. We enjoy being held accountable for our actions, as it prompts us to push ourselves just that little bit further. This is exactly where many new year resolutions go awry: if you do not explicitly state your intentions to someone, you are much more likely to let them slide. On the other hand, if you confide in someone and ask them to regularly check in with you on your progress, you are setting yourself up for success. Summarised The simple act of committing to your smart goal, small yet sensible, and having someone who is ready to hold you accountable should be enough to get started. Ready to make 2019 your most eco-friendly year as of yet? Then make your pledge today! https://www.whatsorb.com/blog/tiny-houses-tips-and-tricks Read more...
Reduce your personal environmental impact for 2019: tips and tricks
Posted by: December 17 2018
Reduce your personal environmental impact for 2019: tips and tricks
It is that time of the year to come up with all kind of New Year resolutions: lose weight and eat healthier. Travel more. Work less. Spend more time with our loved ones. Those will definitely top the list for most of us. Yet we have another great one for you to add. How about we start 2019 with every intention of reducing our carbon footprint? Effectively, reducing your carbon footprint means that you will reduce your personal impact on the environment - preferably by becoming completely ‘carbon neutral’, which means that your net impact on the world amounts to 0 (or, for the really ambitious ones, will be positive - meaning that you give back more to the world than you take from it). Unbeknownst to us, we are susceptible to wasting energy on things that would require virtually zero energy to change. And reducing our energy footprint is key in conserving resources, in doing so reducing greenhouse gas pollution. By becoming more sustainable ourselves, we can do our part in stopping climate change and the destruction of ecosystems. Helpful tips and tricks that you will find surprisingly easy to implement in your new daily routine for 2019. Plug out your devices! Although some people will claim the opposite, it is a fact that most applicants will keep on using energy when they are idle. This is a phenomenon aptly called ‘phantom load’, something that can add more than € 100 to our annual energy bill - and something that is basically wasted energy! So, directly unplugging your appliances and devices after using them will save both money and the planet. Afraid it will be too labour-intensive? Consider plugging such items into one single power strip and turn that whole strip off when you are done cooking, doing laundry, or getting ready in the morning. Get regular check-ups This applies to pretty much everything, whether it is your car, your heating and AC-systems, your fridge, your oven, your washing machine… If you take better care of those installations and appliances, they will not only last longer - great for your wallet and the environment! -, they will also use less energy. Double win! Dress appropriately - especially indoors Most of us will want to feel comfortable in our own homes. While we do usually dress weather-appropriately when going outside, we refuse to do so at home. Bring on the comfy shorts and tops, even in the dead of winter - or your favourite hoodie in the midst of summer! So we adjust our thermostat accordingly. Not quite a sustainable practice. You are better off sticking closer to the outdoor temperature. So turn up the airconditioning by some degrees in the summer and dial down the temperature of the heating in the winter. Again both a money and climate saver. Natural laundry Did you know that a significant portion of your energy bill can be attributed to your laundry machine and dryer? Therefore, you might consider greening up laundry day. Instead of putting your clothes in the dryer, you could install a rack in the garden and let them dry up ‘au natural’. Even better, the smell of fresh grass and sunshine cannot be beat by any fabric softener! For the real enthusiast, also consider doing the laundry by hand. Round up some neighbours and friends and make it your fun gossip afternoon. Saving $$ on the energy bill while giving your washing machine a break! Photo by: Eric Withsoe Travel responsibly Now this would make a great resolution! Preferably, you would leave your car in the garage and opt for public transport, or bike or walk instead. If you do, however, really need to get out in your car, there are some ways of becoming more carbon neutral as well. For instance, by turning off your engine when you are not driving. Do not keep on idling when stuck in a traffic jam, waiting for the traffic lights, or parked in the drive-thru. Once you are ready to start driving, it is generally a good idea to accelerate gently and save gas. For the same reason, keep an eye on your speed: reducing your speed will really make a difference in your car’s gasoline consumption. Shop responsibly Finally, consider tackling your shopping addiction and climate change in one go - while, once again, doing your bank account a huge favour. When you go shopping, whether it is for groceries or just ‘for fun’, consider how these things will affect the world around you. Consider looking into organic and local products, produced in a sustainable manner and not hauled halfway across the world to end up in your bag. Find products that fit your needs, so do not get that huge family home or mini-van if you are just by yourself. Bring your own bag when shopping and avoid heavily packaged products. And most importantly, keep on asking yourself: do I really need this? Well, there you have it. Reducing your carbon footprint can be as simple as following these tips. And it might even save you money! So, without having to compromise on your lifestyle, you can make a promise to be more sustainable in 2019. Will it be on your resolutions list? Cover photo by: Luke Michael https://www.whatsorb.com/community/artificial-intelligence-a-game-changer-for-climate-change-and-the-environment Read more...
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