November 1, 2010 in Product Reviews by Being Green
Styrofoam is a patented product of Dow Chemical that is derived from polystyrene. Neither Styrofoam nor polystyrene are biodegradable but they are recyclable.
October 26, 2010 in Composting, Gardening by Being Green
What are microbes?
Microorganisms are vital to humans and the environment, as they participate in the Earth’s element cycles such as the carbon cycle andnitrogen cycle, as well as fulfilling other vital roles in virtually all ecosystems, such as recycling other organisms’ dead remains and waste products through decomposition. Microbes also have an important place in most higher-order multicellular organisms as symbionts. Many blame the failure of Biosphere 2 on an improper balance of microbes.
Microbes are critical to the processes of decomposition required to cycle nitrogen and other elements back to the natural world.
Teaming with Microbes: The Organic Gardener’s Guide to the Soil Food Web, Revised Edition
October 26, 2010 in Composting, Gardening, Reduce Waste by Being Green
Compost tea is a liquid solution or suspension made by steeping compost in water. It is used as both a fertilizer and in attempts to prevent plant diseases. The liquid is applied as a spray to non-edible plant parts, or as a soil-drench (root dip), such as seedlings, or as a surface spray to reduce incidence of harmful phytopathogenic fungi in the phyllosphere.
Compost Tea Making: For Organic Healthier Vegetables, Flowers, Orchards, Vineyards, Lawns (Volume 1)
August 7, 2010 in Alternative Energy, Energy Conservation by Being Green
Algae – There’s more to that green stuff than we think
One of the latest hot green fuels is algae oil also referred to as algae fuel. Algae fuel is a biofuel which is derived from algae. The movement is in its infancy but does show some promise and seems to have less of an environmental impact than corn.
Here are four companies that are at the forefront of the algae fuel movement.
- Synthetic Genomics
What do you think of the use of algae as a biofuel?