Only when the last tree has been cut down, / Only when the last river has been poisoned, / Only when the last fish has been caught, / Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten.Native American Cree Tribe Prophecy
Everyone from the general public looking to green up their lives through selecting energy efficient fittings and appliances to developers who see the benefits of constructing green projects.??
However, the database does have a strong focus towards the building industry. So if you are a consultant or specifier looking for a little help selecting greener products, or a construction company aiming to balance performance and price, the Green Database is definitely for you. Furthermore, if you are going through the process of LOTUS or LEED Certification, the Green Database can help you make a more informed decision in acquiring green products that would fall in line with your strategies.
??We have reviewed every product in the database and have included only those that we believe have a genuine claim for being less harmful to the environment Our team of experts and researchers have affirmed that these products produce less pollution and/or waste in manufacturing; use some post-consumer recycled materials; or make lives and environments better through their widespread use.
Among other considerations, products that are more efficient in their use of energy and water or produce less waste have also been included.??
However, we also recognize that there are indeed green products that often have to compromise with reality - if they are more efficient in energy use sometimes they have a higher carbon footprint in manufacturing. Therefore, it is important that you use this database intelligently, read the supplied product descriptions and compare different products before making a purchasing decisions.??Some products are included because they can help with achieving LOTUS credits.
Ceiling tiles might not be traditionally green, but they provide great acoustic performance and will be included as a tool for achieving the acoustic comfort requirements of LOTUS.
?For a more comprehensive look at our selection criteria
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There are many problems and tasks that can be solved by using home remedies or other natural solutions. Avoid environmental issues by skipping harsh chemicals in detergent and other cleaners, and make your yard a safer place by using natural pest remedies. Make your own cleaners. Rather than buying cleaners, detergents, and other products with harsh chemicals, make your own with simple ingredients you have lying around the house.
For example, combine baking soda and vinegar, and flush with boiling water, for an effective drain cleaner; use lemon juice to remove mildew; and use corn starch to deodorize carpet. Get rid of outdoor pests naturally. You don't have to use harsh pesticides in your garden to get rid of outdoor pests.
Try companion planting, which combines plants that attract pests (like roses) with plants that pests avoid (like chives). Or, hand-pick pests off your plants – it's time consuming, but definitely a good way to get rid of aphids and Japanese beetles. You can also apply garlic juice or blended hot peppers to your plants to deter pests. Rid your home of unwanted visitors naturally, too. You don't have to spray, buy ant traps, or apply other chemicals to get rid of indoor bugs, either.
To get rid of ants naturally, squeeze a lemon at their point of entry and leave the peel. Use flypaper if you are plagued with flies, or even make your own with honey and yellow paper. And don't kill spiders at all (unless your house is infested), as they will help get rid of other pests.