Cleaning Brush

The Importance and Rise of Green Cleaning

You wake up in the morning. The sun is shining. You walk down to the kitchen and begin the day by making breakfast for your family. In about half an hour, you wake the kids and send them off to school. You wish your husband a wonderful day at work. Your day is full of chores, especially cleaning the house. You don’t think twice about the products you use as you spray and clean the windows, kitchen, bathroom, and all40

Terrace Garden

Sustainable lifestyle – A trend to adopt eco & healthy lifestyle

The world is slowly becoming aware and environmentally conscious about the depleting natural resources around us. People are taking efforts to build a place for themselves where sustenance of the resources is the topmost priority before creating newer ideas. There are scientists, researchers, governmental agencies, technical resources who are working at the macro level to mitigate the environmental issues. It becomes necessary that the common citizen puts his/her interest to save the planet in his/her own way that could contribute40

Natural cleaning

How to Clean Naturally With Natural Cleaning Products?

Cleaning a home with harsh chemicals is a risk for both the human health and natural environment. Many cleaning products that are commonly used come with chemicals dangerous to overall human health. Many of these products emit gases that are harmful. Even many cause major diseases. Use of such products is dangerous in a home, especially for children. Many households are switching to natural cleaning products instead of chemical, due to the safety they provide. Natural cleaning products are easy40

The Kista Science City

Smart City- Smarter Ways to Sustainable Living

Urbanization is an indicator of poverty reduction and hence can serve as a valuable indicator of the overall economic growth of the country. Urbanisation is an irreversible yet a very important process. India is also in the middle of a transition from rural to a quasi urban economy with a dramatic increase in the number of large cities. India’s urban population currently residing in five thousand two hundred agglomerations has increased from 285 million to 380 million since 2001 to40

Washing powder_ditergent

Insight into the World of Detergents

The timeline of production of synthetic detergent dates back to the time of World War-I, when there was an acute shortage of the essential ingredients of soap i.e. animal fats and vegetable oil, it was then that in Germany, synthetic detergent was developed for the first time. The advantage of using synthetic detergent was that it not only better suited the textile industry but also did not combine with mineral salts present in water to form soap curd which was40

Green Consumerism

Green Consumerism- Your Shopping Decisions Can Save the Environment

India has witnessed a great degree of modernization and industrialization post independence because of its free enterprise policies and socialist planning. It was in the 1990’s that the shift towards more liberal measures like deregulation of the industries, privatization of state-owned firms and reduced control on foreign investment and trade accelerated the growth of the economy. India has been amongst the top 10% fastest growing economy since 1991. According to World Bank’s report published in January 2015, Global Economic Prospects40

Warneckii plant

Houseplants – Nemesis For Indoor Air Pollution

The energy crunch witnessed by the world in the late 1970s forced people to design and resort to energy efficient techniques and practices, which also included energy efficient buildings. Energy efficient housings brought in the trend of buildings which were super-insulated and had reduced free exchange of fresh air. It was eventually realized that these buildings having tighter and congested construction, sealed from outside air was more prone to accumulation of indoor air pollutants to dangerous levels, greatly affecting the40

Vegetables

Pesticides – Boon or Bane?

Rachel Carson in her famous book Silent Spring had adeptly said, “How could intelligent beings seek to control a few unwanted species by a method that contaminated the entire environment and brought the threat of disease and death even to their own kind?” Agriculture dates back to ten thousand years. There has always been the problem of pests and diseases which would greatly reduce the crop productivity and inflict upon the people the wrath of famine. The first instances of40