5 Benefits to Ourselves and the Environment of Eco-Healthy Eating

5 Benefits to Ourselves and the Environment of Eco-Healthy Eating

Most know that the food present on the dinner table is capable of enhancing or weakening our health. But a fact not known to many is that the same dinner table may also be responsible for the loss of biodiversity, soil erosion, water and air pollution, and global warming. 

Modern farming practices have gained success in producing abundant food but the chemicals used for the production of that food has a detrimental effect on humans and the environment. Though the present scenario looks like it is out of control, it is not. A small life-changing approach makes a big change. 

This approach is nothing but Eco-Healthy Eating. Yes, a few changes in eating habits not only gives us a disease-free, healthy, and happy life but saves the environment as well. This article explains how Eco-Healthy Eating is advantageous to us and the environment. So, here are the 5 benefits:

5 Benefits of Eco-Healthy Eating to Humans

1. Freedom from Added Sugar

Eco-Healthy Eating involves avoiding foods and beverages containing added sugar. As we know, added sugar gives rise to various health problems such as obesity, diabetes, increased blood pressure, etc. in humans, whereas practicing Eco-Healthy Eating gives us freedom from all the problems related to or caused by added sugar. 

2. Freedom from GMOs

GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) are capable of damaging organs and harming the reproductive system of animals. Most food products are not labeled as GMO-free so we are always at risk of consuming GMO-rich foods. Eco-Healthy Eating not only keeps us away from GMOs but also from the dangers associated with them.

3. Freedom from Pesticides and Artificial Fertilizers

Eating organically is another part of Eco-Healthy Eating. Since no artificial fertilizers and pesticides are used in producing organic food products, the body remains free from the ill-effects of these chemicals when we eat organic foods. However, organic foods produced locally are the most nutritious.

4. Freedom from the risk of dreadful diseases

Today, we are involved in eating more meat products, processed foods, and other such options, which increases the risk of life-threatening diseases prevalent in these times. When we practice Eco-Healthy Eating, we also get freedom from the risk of such diseases.

5. A Healthy Body, Mind, and Soul

When we practice Eco-Healthy Eating, the body gets proper nutrition, savings increase in the long run, we remain fit and disease-free, and none of our eating habits hurt the environment. Moreover, our Eco-Healthy Eating practice empowers the economically weaker sections and motivates us to donate any extra food we might have. All this, when combined, gives us a healthy body, mind, and soul.

5 Benefits of Eco-Healthy Eating to the Environment

1. Healthy Agriculture Land

In order to increase the yield, food producers are not shy of using techniques and chemicals that harm the environment. They take away the power of agricultural land to produce nutrient-rich foods. Eco-Healthy Eating promotes the production of organic produce which eliminates the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, making agricultural land more potent.

2. Less Pollution

Eco-Healthy Eating causes less pollution because it involves avoiding sugary foods and consuming organic ones. Let us understand it this way – the harmful chemicals used aggressively for producing crops runs down to the water resources during rainfall, polluting these water bodies. The last phase in the cultivation of some crops, like sugarcane, involves burning the remains. This causes air pollution.

3. Freedom from Unexpected Climate Change

Eco-Healthy Eating also means avoiding meat and dairy products. Amplified consumption of dairy and meat products means increased use of farmland for livestock. In comparison to the vegan foods produced on the same farmlands, its use for the production of animal-based products causes global acidification and emission of greenhouse gases. This further causes global warming and leads to unexpected climate changes.

4. Less Waste

When we eat Eco-Healthy, we avoid extensively packed processed foods and drinks. A common practice is to throw the packaging away after consumption; but when it is thrown away, it becomes part of the landfills. And we are very aware of how harmful this waste is for the environment.

5. No Pollution by Burning of Fossil Fuels

Eco-Healthy Eating promotes eating locally and seasonally. It implies food products do not need to travel long distances from the farms to the end consumers. This prevents burning of fossil fuels which directly decreases the air pollution.

 

This is how Eco-Healthy Eating benefits humans and the environment. One thing is for sure, Eco-Healthy Eating saves human beings and the environment from the consequences of unhealthy foods.

Eco-Lifestyle Innovation, Achievements and Contributions

Eco-Lifestyle Innovation, Achievements and Contributions

Eco-Lifestyle Innovation, Achievements and Contributions

Amazing Eco-Friendly Technology That Changed The World

Top 10 environmentally friendly “Green” innovations and inventions that help our planet earth create less pollution.

In a world with a population of over 7 billion people, our reliance on limited non-renewable resources and an environment which is getting more polluted each year means that being environmentally or eco-friendly is becoming increasingly important. Every day we are bombarded with messages about air and water pollution. We are constantly reminded about our carbon footprint and the fact that global warming is slowly altering the environment we live in. From movies to politics, our relationship with the environment is a topic which is gaining importance with each passing year. Our response to this issue started slowly, but has accelerated dramatically over the past few years. If we don’t adjust our lifestyles and become more eco-friendly then we may end up destroying the very environment we live in.

Have you ever wondered why more and more of us are moving towards living an eco-lifestyle? Do you know the reason behind the huge number of eco-lifestyle innovations, achievements, and contributions?

Probably not, but they (the eco-lifestyle innovators, achievers, and contributors) know that this may be their last and best chance to save this planet – the last chance to live a life full of happiness and peace, the last chance to present the future generations with a world they live happily in.

It is clear that we have reached the point of crisis and the alarming signals are an increase in the number of droughts, melting icebergs, heavy rains, heat waves, dying coral reefs, deteriorating human health, and dreadful deaths of human beings.

The awareness of this situation is motivating us to do something for humans and the environment.

The Challenge of Going Green is always difficult but individuals and organizations are doing their best to innovate and contribute towards living an Eco-lifestyle. Here are some of the biggest advances across the spectrum towards living a better and green life.

Electric Cars and Elon Musk

Tesla is an electric car manufacturing company and Elon Musk is its co-founder; the innovations and contributions of Elon Musk and Tesla have paved a way to decrease our carbon footprints. Though other companies are following the same idea, they have not achieved as much as Tesla. The next green initiative Elon Musk is planning is the world’s largest lithium-ion battery plant to be built in California. It may significantly decrease the price of batteries as well as our carbon footprint.

Smart Thermostats and Tony Fadell

Until a few years back, a smart thermostat was known as a device which automatically regulates the temperature, or which starts a device in case the temperature reaches a specific point. But Tony Fadell, the CEO of Nest, came up with innovative smart thermostats which make use of intelligent automation to learn an individual’s habits and adjust cooling and heating in a space accordingly. This is one of the most energy efficient innovations known until now because these smart thermostats not only save money but conserve resources as well.

Frans van Houten and Philips

He is the CEO of electronics giant, Philips, and by building a business of more than $3.9 billion from selling LEDs, is already a leader in the lighting revolution with this new technology. The companies selling LED lights are at risk of shrinking profits because LED products last up to 15 years. Despite this, Philips is revolutionizing the lighting industry with high-quality LEDs just to save the environment and help live an eco-lifestyle. Besides selling LED lights, Philips is also leasing whole LED systems.

K. J. Antoji and Rainwater Harvesting

Most of the population has limited knowledge about collecting and using rainwater. K. J. Antoji, an electronics technician from Kerala, India, has invented a device for those on the coastal regions where groundwater is salty. His device injects stored rainwater into the ground for future usage. His system stores the rainwater in a tank and injects it 10-30 feet below the ground’s surface. The injected rainwater is retained by the water columns below the ground and is drawn back with the help of a water pump.

Inna Braverman and Eco Wave Power

Sun and wind are not the only natural sources to generate green electricity, ocean waves also have the potential. This is proved by innovator Inna Braverman, founder of Eco Wave Power, by converting the movements of the sea into pressure, which further spins the generator and produces electricity. Generating electricity from the ocean waves is a tough task but after several years of developments and testing, the company led by Inna gained real success in May 2016. Today, Eco Wave Power is supplying green energy to many homes in Europe.

Grove Ecosystem, The Intelligent In-Home Garden

Grove Ecosystems innovated the world’s first intelligent in-home garden. It harnesses the procedure of aquaponics. An aquarium is placed below this garden, and the owners utilize the fish waste products rich in ammonia. With the help of microbes, these are transformed into nitrates. At the same time, this system provides clean water to fish and organic nutrients to the home-grown vegetables. It is intelligent not just because of this quality, it is intelligent also because it comes with a paired app that has all the essential training and tools to monitor the growth inside the garden.

Nebia, The Shower System

It is a fact that while taking showers, we waste a considerable amount of water. Keeping this in mind, Nebia’s intelligent shower system innovation means that 70% less water is consumed and the best thing is that our shower experience is not impacted. Due to the technology it uses which atomizes the stream of water into very small droplets, a greater area is covered. While moving the droplets, the water pressure is maintained and water wastage is prevented. This shower system is self-installed, and its height, as well as the water stream’s angle, is adjusted as per your preference.

These are just a few examples of eco-lifestyle innovators and their innovations, achievements, and contributions. As you dig further on the internet, you may come across numerous eco-innovators all having only one primary objective – to make this planet a better place to live on.

Now, It’s Your Chance to Shine

We, Radio Live Green Smart (RLGS), have mentioned some great names, their innovations, and achievements, and there is no doubt that you might know about many others. Most of you, in fact, are eco-lifestyle innovators, but haven’t received the appropriate platform or opportunity to showcase your talents and dedication towards living an eco-lifestyle and saving the environment. 

Understanding what fueled innovations in the past creates and inspires our own innovation opportunities – whether you were inspired after reading this or already have a zest to do something towards living your own eco-lifestyle, remember that we are, and always are with you on this journey.

Have you noticed that our list contains some famous names or innovations, and some that are not-so-famous? This implies that the famous are not patented to innovate in the field of an eco-lifestyle; anyone interested in enhancing the lives of others and saving the environment gains recognition and is backed.

Do you believe that you motivate others to live an eco-lifestyle? Have you ever done something great for the environment that may be an inspiration to others? Does your life’s story inspire others to live a healthy life? Or, do you have the ideas and skills which may miraculously transform lives? Are you innovating something green that makes this planet a better place to live on?

If your answer to any of the above questions is YES, we are with you. No matter if your ideas, innovations, and skills are big or small, we provide you with the much-deserved platform. We welcome you to share all your eco-lifestyle thoughts, achievements, innovations, experiences, etc. on our LIVE radio station. You have a golden opportunity to present yourself as an eco-lifestyle innovator, achiever, or contributor in front of our large eco-audience.

Always remember Emmet Fox’s famous quote – “a small spark can start a great fire”. Do you have that spark?

Leading Eco-individuals With Bleeding Edge Discoveries

David Amster-Olszewski: Planting Solar Gardens:

SunShare. It was based on the concept of building a shared “solar garden”—like a community garden, except that instead of tending plants, a homeowner or business buys shares in a handful of solar panels.

Inna Braverman: Catching Waves:

When it comes to sources of renewable energy, the wind and sun get most of the attention. Ocean waves, not so much.

John Dabiri: Swimming Fish and Wind Power:

Mention wind power and what comes to mind are giant whirling turbines. But Stanford scientist John Dabiri has been saying for years now, that there may be a better alternative, one based on tight clusters of much smaller vertical axis turbines that spin like a top. It all goes back to his research on how fish move.

Arthur Kay: The Power of Coffee Grounds

Arthur Kay’s life began to change when he stared down into a coffee cup. He noticed there was a thin, oily film on top of the coffee that had been sitting out overnight. It made him wonder where that came from, which prompted some research that told him that coffee has a higher caloric value than wood so it’s capable of releasing energy. And that led Kay, now 25, to end his career as a young architect and start a company named Bio-Bean, built around the premise that one man’s trash—in this case, coffee grounds—are another man’s energy source.

 Evelyn Aravena, Camila Rupcich and Carolina Guerrero: Soil Power

Watching your cell phone run out of power leads to desperate thinking. “Why don’t any of these plants have a socket?” Camila Rupcich mused to her two friends, Evelyn Aravena and Carolina Guerrero, as they sat in a courtyard between exams, all with dead cell phones.

A little research suggested that the idea wasn’t so far-fetched. During photosynthesis, plants convert sunlight into chemical energy, some of which goes into the surrounding soil. That’s where the device the women invented, which they named E-Kaia, gathers its power.

 Sanwal Muneer: Capturing Traffic Turbulence

For Sanwal Muneer, the moment of inspiration came a few years ago when he was standing next to a racetrack in Malaysia, and he felt the wind from the cars speeding by. That made him think there might be something in the movement of vehicles for him to tap into. Soon that thought evolved into a startup called Capture Mobility.

When it comes to the next great eco-friendly invention (or any cool invention for that matter), we often wonder why we didn’t think of it first. Well, this list is probably no different. Each of these were dreamed up by the young minds of students or graduates who were looking for a more eco-friendly option (and in some cases a little grant money too)

Teenagers’ minds work in mysterious ways. Because they are always brimming with ideas, in most cases they drive their parents crazy. However, on the occasions when enthusiasm is coupled with creativity and a feel for science and concern for the environment, youngsters are capable of inventing the most incredible technologies.

Kayu is an Australian based sunglasses company providing unique, safe, fashionable and affordable sunglasses. ‘We are launching Kayu with our first range of sunglasses called the ‘UNO’ range. The ‘UNO’ range takes inspiration from the classic wayfarer frame design with a twist. For the ‘UNO’ range we’ve also added renewably sourced bamboo from the Zhejiang Mountain in China, which is then hand crafted into the best looking and most comfortable leg design you’ll ever wear.’

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Is green and eco friendly living viable?

Is green and eco friendly living viable?

Are you a couple who understands the benefits of green and eco friendly living? Perhaps you started out by separating and recycling your rubbish. Then you read about solar water heaters and installed one into your home. Perhaps you’ve even gone as far as installing rainwater catchments and photo-voltaic solar panels.

But the question is this: What will you do when the time comes to move out? How will you find an eco friendly home that someone else has invested in as much as you have in your current home?

The sad truth is that converting your home into a green smart home is often over-capitalizing on your property (depending on the area in which you live). Not many buyers will appreciate your green smart home features enough to give you a return on investment. So unless you’re planning on staying put for a really long time, green smart home features are not always recommended.

Growing accustomed to green and eco friendly living

But let’s say you’ve slowly implemented green smart home features into your home. You’ve added some solar panels. You’re collecting rainwater for your garden. You’ve even had a heat pump installed to save on your geyser costs.

And now the time comes for you and your family to move. All these green smart home features have become such a part of your life. Will you look for a home that has the same green smart home features? How hard will it be to find such a home?

This is a question of finding a new home for sale that offers the same green smart home benefits you’ve come to expect. These may include:

  • Saving money on your utilities
  • Living comfortably and sustainably
  • Being independent of the grid
  • Having a clear conscious about your impact on the environment

Green smart home development is slow but sure

Well, you’ll be happy to know that slowly but surely, green smart home development is catching on. Fully green smart and eco friendly homes are being developed.

Now buying a home like this is a big decision. You already know that green smart and eco friendly homes cost more than regular homes. But if you’ve done your research, you also know that green smart and eco friendly homes give you such a large return on investment, the initial price is well worth it.

But you already know that, don’t you? You’ve already experienced the savings and convenience associated with green smart and eco friendly homes features. Right?

Not necessarily!

Those bad experiences

You see, there are a lot of people out there who were quickly sold on the idea of green and eco friendly living. They understood that being off the grid would save them money in the long run. They also wanted less dependence on the grid and convenient living. But did they get what they bargained for?

Let’s face it: there are a lot of dubious companies out there who provide dodgy products—or don’t know how to install them. In short, many people have experienced problems with their green smart home features. And these problems are often enough to put people off green and eco friendly living for good.

Another issue is the return on investment. If green smart home features are not properly thought through, home owners may not get all the benefits they were promised. This is the case for many home owners—and maybe you are one of them.

So have you been scared away from green and eco friendly living?

These obstacles may easily scare you away from living as green and eco friendly as you’d like. But the truth is, living green and eco friendly is an inexpensive, hassle-free lifestyle that keeps you and your family happy, healthy and safe.

These three objectives are exactly what you should aim for:

  • Happy: If the green smart home features in your home aren’t adding joy and convenience to your life, then something is amiss. Your home should aim to provide you with a happy life by making things comfortable and spacious. Everything you need is always on-hand. In addition, all aspects of the home require almost no maintenance.
  • Healthy: Green and eco friendly living is healthy living. When you consider the five types of insulation all green smart and eco friendly homes possess, you can be sure your family will remain healthy during the harshest winters. The under floor hydronics radiant heating and cooling also ensures your family’s health without costing you the earth. As opposed to air conditioners, air is able to rise and circulate within the home—instead of circulating what is outside and bringing it into your home.
  • Safe: The location of your home influences your safety. Be sure to choose an area with tight security and a close-knit community culture, making it a safe haven for families who want their kids to be able to play in the street without fear of harm.

Don’t these benefits seem worth it? Living green and eco friendly is a lifestyle that is becoming easier and easier to obtain. A few bad eggs should not put you off pursuing this kind of life.

So what about that initial capital?

Now an immediate objection many have when considering a green smart home is the price. Green smart and eco friendly homes cost significantly more than regular homes because of all the extra work and strategy that goes into them.

But buying a green smart home is a solid investment. People invest in properties all the time. They invest in properties with the hope that the value of that property will appreciate in value.

Buying a green smart home is a sure way to get a worthwhile return on your investment. Even though the market for green smart and eco friendly homes is on the increase, it’s currently a very slow market. This means that, say within five years—when the market for green smart and eco friendly homes has increased—your home will be worth a lot more than what you paid for it!

Now that’s what we call an overall return on investment. But let’s consider the compounding ROI you receive while living in your green smart home:

  • You will save costs on water due to the implementation of rainwater harvesting
  • Your electricity bill will be significantly low with the use of photo-voltaic solar panels
  • Low maintenance strategies will ensure that you almost never have to fix up sections in your home such as roof tiles, repainting the walls, rust-proofing the banisters, maintaining the garden, etc.

These savings will add up very fast as the months and years of your stay go by. Soon you will grow accustomed to living in your home at a fraction of normal living costs! Now add these savings to your overall ROI when you sell the home, and you can see how buying a green smart home makes great business sense.

The responsibility to live green and eco friendly

One also cannot overlook the aspect of living with a clear conscious towards the environment. This human responsibility is wedged into the conscience of most of us. People who have children are especially concerned with the future of the planet and how their lives will ultimately impact life as we know it.

So let’s take a quick look at seven ways a green eco friendly lifestyle can have less of an impact on the environment:

  1. Utilizing rainwater reduces the need for chemically treating water for home usage. Of course when one person uses less water, this hardly makes a difference. But as the trend grows and more people stop needing municipal water, the need for chemically treated, fluoridated water will begin to decrease.
  2. Insulating a home is a great way to cut down drastically on power usage. Think about it. During the hot months, your electricity usage goes up because of fans, air conditioners and the like. In winter, heaters form a massive part of your electricity bill. But when a home is insulated at the ceiling, the floor, the windows and the walls, each room maintains its temperature for much longer.
  3. Generating and using photo-voltaic solar power ultimately reduces the need for burning fossil fuels. The sun is a limitless source of energy that can be harnessed by us to power our eco friendly homes. Why use fossil fuel generated electricity when a renewable source is at hand?
  4. Planting a garden that is fully indigenous is a way to work with nature rather than against it. By excluding invader plants from your garden, you give indigenous plants a chance to thrive. And by planting indigenous trees and shrub, you ensure little maintenance and watering.
  5. A proper hydronics radiant system uses way less power than conventional heating and cooling methods. By having such a system in your home, you negate the need for grid electricity thereby having less of an impact on the planet’s fossil fuel usage.
  6. Through pipe insulation, water is kept at its temperature for much longer. This means that less electricity is used to heat up water when it is accessed through a tap. Again, this is another contribution to the planet’s welfare.
  7. Finally, by furnishing your home with low maintenance material, fewer chemicals are needed to repair and maintain wear & tear.
    1. For instance, using bamboo instead of tree wood shows an understanding for how important trees are to our environment.
    2. Using aluminum and stainless steel is a great way to ensure long life and low maintenance for your metal fittings.
    3. Roof tiles that don’t require painting mean that fewer chemicals are used.
    4. A decorative approach to gardening uses very little lawn area. This will mean never having to use a lawnmower to maintain your yard.

So as you can see, living green and eco friendly makes you a responsible citizen of the planet. Not only is it cheaper, more convenient and simple, but it’s also the right way to live.

There’s really no reason why you shouldn’t consider buying a green smart home.

If you and your significant other are highly conscious about living a green and eco friendly lifestyle, we’d welcome you to speak to your real estate agent and find out what options are out there.