Daily Green Wrap-Up 3.August, 2012

“Why should I go green?” is actually a good question to ask yourself as it gives you the opportunity to seek and find answers. Today, there are a lot of people who just go with the flow and decide to go green without even bothering to ask whether it makes sense at all or not. Don’t get me wrong. Going green does make sense. However, wouldn’t it make more sense if you know the reason behind the very thing you are doing?
It’s no secret that there is a water crisis in many developing countries around the world. Many people everyday go without clean water. More people have access to a mobile phone than they do to a toilet. While several organizations are working feverishly to come up with a global solution, it is believed a long term solution will come from the students of today working together towards one goal.
Tiny homes are popping up all over the place these days, and this particular micro home-on-wheels, fashioned after the classic gypsy wagon, is set in the middle of the forest. While it measures a tiny 160 sq.ft., the compact space provides almost everything a person needs for a comfortable life in the woods. Read on to find out all the intriguing details about this magical place, which we’re sure the likes of Frodo would be delighted to call home!
For the first six months of 2012, California generated one fifth of its electricity from renewable sources. The California Public Utilities Commission just released its first/second quarter 2012 renewable energy progress report to the Legislature, and it claims that 20.6% of the state’s power demand was met with wind, solar, geothermal, and other non-nuclear clean energy sources.
For many around the world who have no access to running water or electricity, the use of an electrically-powered washing machine and dryer is not an option. That leaves millions of families with tedious, long hours of gathering water by foot, hand-washing and air-drying laundry, while risking the development of health problems.

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