Three main tenets of green building design include energy efficiency,
water efficiency, and minimal harm to the surrounding environment. The
scramble to get in on the exploding green market has had some
fundamental and interesting effects in the arena of green home design. One resonating theme among the different types of homes is harmony with
their natural surroundings, reuse of old, or existing materials, and
commitment to a low-impact life.
Business parties are not only a way to celebrate a company’s successes
and a way to foster networking; a great corporate affair can also help boost a
firm’s reputation with much-needed publicity. But with today’s economy,
most companies have tightened their entertainment budgets. Despite
this, you can still throw a great bash.
According to a report by the U.S. Bureau of the Census, by the year 2050
the U.S. population age 65 or older will grow more than 148% from 2000
levels. Because of this growing trend--the aging of America--millions of
people will find themselves taking care of an elderly parent. This responsibility takes planning--physically, financially and emotionally. But being prepared can make matters easier.
Recycling, cutting off lights, and energy conservation are all the rage
around Earth day, but soon after, we are lulled back into a sense of
complacency. Yet, global warming is our ever-present companion. Commit to lifestyle changes that can make a real difference in the
efforts against global warming. Spread the word and encourage similar
conservation actions in the workplace or at your school. Going green
isn’t a passing fad; it’s a necessity for the future viability of our