environmentally friendly http://frendlypresents.com/ Sat, 12 Mar 2022 20:40:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9 https://frendlypresents.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/default1-120x120.png environmentally friendly http://frendlypresents.com/ 32 32 SAP: How tech adapts Coldplay’s green tour to hit the right note https://frendlypresents.com/sap-how-tech-adapts-coldplays-green-tour-to-hit-the-right-note/ Sat, 12 Mar 2022 19:04:02 +0000 https://frendlypresents.com/sap-how-tech-adapts-coldplays-green-tour-to-hit-the-right-note/ In these difficult times, sustainability remains a key priority around the world and music remains an outlet for community and shared experiences. This year, Coldplay is partnering with SAP for a carbon offset Music of the Spheres World Tour. When the concert date you’ve been waiting for all year arrives, you’ll probably be thinking about […]]]>

In these difficult times, sustainability remains a key priority around the world and music remains an outlet for community and shared experiences. This year, Coldplay is partnering with SAP for a carbon offset Music of the Spheres World Tour.

When the concert date you’ve been waiting for all year arrives, you’ll probably be thinking about how you’ll get to the show. The answer to this simple question can have a big impact on your night, but it could have an even bigger impact on your carbon footprint, which affects your community and our planet.

Believe it or not, moving audiences to and from a gig is a major contributor to any tour’s carbon emissions. Many fans don’t know this, but with the right motivation, we can empower millions of people.

cold play, one of the most celebrated and driven artists in music today, had a mission for his upcoming world tour: to make it the most sustainable and eco-friendly to date. They sought to reduce consumption, increase support for green technologies and reduce total CO2 emissions. They also saw an opportunity to connect with their fans.

Coldplay knew they could deliver an unparalleled concert experience while giving fans a chance to join them in their commitment. But to bring this vision to life, they needed a little help. Enter SAP.

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“With our technology and solutions, we empower organizations around the world to drive lasting change,” said Christian Klein, CEO and Board Member of SAP SE. “Coldplay and SAP share a common and deep commitment to sustainability, and we’re excited to join forces to make their tour as environmentally friendly as possible.”

SAP worked with Coldplay to develop and release the Coldplay Music Of The Spheres World Tour application. It combines interactive and immersive experiences with features to help fans make more eco-friendly decisions when it comes to travel. Once users download the app, they will begin their journey and explore different sections that all have unique ways of becoming part of the Coldplay universe throughout the tour.

Fans can start with sustainability in the travel section of the app. Here they can visualize and better understand how their mode of travel contributes to their carbon footprint. By choosing from seven different modes of transport – car, taxi, train, public transport, bike, on foot or by plane – fans can really see their impact. And to promote more sustainable travel options, the app offers rewards via merchandise discount codes to Coldplay’s online store for viewers who engage in low-carbon travel options.

Here’s what else is in the app:

  • To visit: Check out dates and locations, find tickets, and even share your favorite shows on your personal social media accounts.
  • Planet: Immerse yourself in interactive sustainability-themed games while learning more about Coldplay’s efforts and the band’s touring partners.
  • Universe: Create your own Coldplay-themed content using augmented reality. Create videos, take photos, and even dance with aliens, then share your creations on social media. While you’re here, access exclusive videos, photos, live concert audio streams and get band updates.

To bring this world-class experience to life, SAP leveraged two industry-leading solutions: SAP Business Technology Platform and SAP Cloud for Sustainable Enterprises. Coldplay also uses SAP Analytics Cloud to gain insight into the carbon footprint caused by fans traveling based on data captured in the app, which will help the band track how the tour is offsetting calculated carbon emissions. .

“Over the past few years we have sought to put sustainability at the heart of our tour and the app plays a big part in delivering that vision and commitment. We are really proud of the collaboration with our partner SAP, who have created an app impactful and engaging that helps our fans choose more sustainable ways to get to our shows,” Coldplay said.

The challenges Coldplay faces in managing carbon emissions from audience travel to shows are not unique to the music industry. Companies around the world are struggling to manage carbon emissions that are not part of their business operations or under their direct control – otherwise known as Scope 3 emissions. SAP helps businesses around the world to become smart, sustainable businesses by providing digital solutions and capabilities to holistically manage sustainability performance across all touchpoints of their business.

Sustainability needs harmony. Only together, through commitment and scale, can we begin to improve our environmental impact. With the Music of the Spheres World Tour app, we’re excited to show the world that when we work together, we can drive awareness, action, and most importantly, change.

To experience it for yourself, the Coldplay Music Of The Spheres World Tour the application is available for download now on iOS and android.

Ryan Somers is Senior Director of Global Sponsorships at SAP.

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Scientists develop a new process for more environmentally friendly liquid crystals https://frendlypresents.com/scientists-develop-a-new-process-for-more-environmentally-friendly-liquid-crystals/ Tue, 01 Mar 2022 21:06:31 +0000 https://frendlypresents.com/scientists-develop-a-new-process-for-more-environmentally-friendly-liquid-crystals/ Liquid crystals may soon be produced more efficiently and more environmentally friendly. A new process has been developed by researchers at Martin Luther Halle-Wittenberg University (MLU) in Germany, Bangalore University in India and Cairo University in Egypt. Compared to conventional methods, it is faster, more energy efficient and promises high yield as the team reports […]]]>

Liquid crystals may soon be produced more efficiently and more environmentally friendly. A new process has been developed by researchers at Martin Luther Halle-Wittenberg University (MLU) in Germany, Bangalore University in India and Cairo University in Egypt. Compared to conventional methods, it is faster, more energy efficient and promises high yield as the team reports in the Journal of Molecular Liquids. Liquid crystals are used in most screens of smartphones, tablets and computers.

The production of liquid crystals is a complex process with many intermediate steps. “Often this requires various solvents and expensive catalysts,” says Dr. Mohamed Alaasar, a chemist at MLU. The team from Germany, India and Egypt was looking for a way to simplify the process and make it more environmentally friendly. The idea: Instead of chemical reactions following one another, certain steps could be combined in a so-called multicomponent reaction in which several substances react directly with each other.

The team has developed an approach to producing liquid crystals that does not require environmentally harmful solvents and relies on cheaper catalysts. “We were able to achieve a yield of around 90%. This means that most of the chemicals are used in the process and relatively little residue is produced,” says Alaasar. This saves energy and ultimately also money. At room temperature, the newly created liquid crystals are in a nematic phase – a special arrangement of molecules used in most liquid crystal or LCD displays.

So far, the researchers have only tested their new process in the lab. However, Alaasar is confident that it could also be implemented on an industrial scale. “However, manufacturers should rebuild parts of their fabrication. This has not happened in the past with other promising materials,” says the scientist. However, consumers have started to value sustainability and more environmentally friendly products in recent years. This could be an additional argument in favor of the new approach.

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New Latin Resources Ltd website announces focus on environmentally friendly mining of the future https://frendlypresents.com/new-latin-resources-ltd-website-announces-focus-on-environmentally-friendly-mining-of-the-future/ Thu, 17 Feb 2022 23:36:00 +0000 https://frendlypresents.com/new-latin-resources-ltd-website-announces-focus-on-environmentally-friendly-mining-of-the-future/ Investors can register on the website for regular updates, invitations to webinars and presentations with Managing Director Chris Gale and Exploration Manager Tony Greenaway. Latin Resources Limited has launched a new website, to align the company with its stated strategy of developing environmentally friendly products. The newly redesigned website provides the most up-to-date information on […]]]>

Investors can register on the website for regular updates, invitations to webinars and presentations with Managing Director Chris Gale and Exploration Manager Tony Greenaway.

Latin Resources Limited has launched a new website, to align the company with its stated strategy of developing environmentally friendly products.

The newly redesigned website provides the most up-to-date information on the company’s projects, with a comprehensive section for investors, including an investor dashboard and the latest announcements, reports and presentations.

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The web redesign comes with a steady stream of company news, including a quarterly report focusing on its approach to environmental, social and governance initiatives.

Read: Latin Resources Ltd reports ESG highlights for the December quarter

Other recent news from Latin Resources comes from drilling at its Salinas lithium exploration project, where it struck several spodumene pegmatites in its first drill hole, and is confident it is on the cusp of a new major discovery of lithium.

Read: Latin Resources Ltd hits multiple spodumene pegmatites in first drill hole at Salinas

Investors can register on the site here for regular updates, invitations to webinars and presentations with Managing Director Chris Gale and Exploration Manager Tony Greenaway.

About Latin Resources

Latin Resources is a mineral explorer and developer, whose flagship project, the Cloud Nine Halloysite-Kaolin deposit, 300 kilometers east of Perth in Western Australia, has a first mineral resource estimate that includes 207 million tonnes of kaolinized granite, composed of 123 million tons of bright white kaolinite and 84 million tons of halloysite-bearing materials.

The company is particularly proud of ultra-low environmental impact mining and the development of materials – like lithium – that will play a role in technologies that decarbonize the world.

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From eco-friendly ice rinks to recycled buildings https://frendlypresents.com/from-eco-friendly-ice-rinks-to-recycled-buildings/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://frendlypresents.com/from-eco-friendly-ice-rinks-to-recycled-buildings/ Northampton, MA –News Direct–Alibaba Group Figure skating, ice hockey and curling at the Winter Olympics are about to get greener. The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics will include environmentally friendly refrigeration systems at ice venues when the event kicks off in February, part of the Olympic Movement’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions . Climate change […]]]>

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Figure skating, ice hockey and curling at the Winter Olympics are about to get greener.

The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics will include environmentally friendly refrigeration systems at ice venues when the event kicks off in February, part of the Olympic Movement’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions .

Climate change is increasingly impacting the world of sport. Snowfall and unreliable temperatures are disrupting winter sports, while hotter summers threaten the health of athletes, event organizers and fans.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC), organizer of the biggest sporting event in the world, promised reduce emissions by 30% by 2024 and 50% by 2030.

As scrutiny of the feasibility of green claims intensifies globally, we asked Michelle Lemaitre, IOC’s Head of Sustainability, to chart for us the Swiss-based organization’s roadmap towards greener Olympic Games.

“The majority of our carbon footprint is related to travel, so that will be the most important area of ​​focus for us, and obviously the most challenging as well,” she told Alizila.

Last year, more athletes and sports bodies attended the UN Climate Summit, better known as COP26, where delegates sought to keep the global temperature below 1.5° C of what it was in the middle of the 19th century.

“It’s great to see increased ambition [to tackle climate change] across the sports world. Now we need to go beyond commitments to deliver results,” said Lemaitre, who was also in Glasgow for the Summit.

Below we outline five key actions the IOC is taking to reduce its carbon footprint:

#1 DIGITAL UPGRADE

Cloud computing has grown to the point of making virtual attendance at events a more viable and cheaper alternative to jumping on a plane.

“The biggest benefit of the cloud is that fewer people have to travel to and from a location,” said Lemaitre, who did not travel to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics this year but collaborated with colleagues at the Japan from its office in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Rapid access to cloud data meant fewer rights-holding broadcasters had to navigate coronavirus quarantine procedures to attend Tokyo 2020, cutting costs for media organizations and saving teams time.

the Olympic Broadcast Servicesthe organization responsible for bringing the sights and sounds of the Olympic Games to billions of viewers’ screens worldwide, has partnered with the cloud computing arm of the Hangzhou-headquartered Alibaba Group, Alibaba Cloud , to move the broadcast backend to the cloud in time for Tokyo 2020 Alibaba was the official cloud technology and e-commerce services partner of Tokyo 2020.

The footprint of the International Broadcast Center, the media hub for the Tokyo 2020 broadcast, has been about 30% smaller than Rio 2016 and around a quarter fewer broadcasters were in attendance, while hours of footage created increased by around 30%.

Fans have been barred from entering Tokyo 2020 stadiums to limit the spread of the coronavirus. However, the IOC has created a Virtual fan project, in which viewers could always upload photos of themselves supporting the athletes. There was more 250 million virtual cheers around the world during the Games.

Plans for Beijing 2022 include extensive use of 5G technology which will enable greater use of the cloud, allowing overseas viewers who cannot physically attend the games participate virtually.

#2 SUSTAINABLE SITES

One of the most important decisions the IOC makes is choosing which city will host the Olympic Games, and an increasingly important part of the presentation process is sustainable sites.

The IOC and host cities are also making decisions earlier in the planning process on whether or not a new venue is even needed. If so, the IOC considers capacity, location and materials in terms of sustainability and whether the local community will use the building in the future.

“Site optimization encompasses many aspects, including having the proper authorities ask the right questions about needs, local support and long-term goals before making any decisions,” Lemaitre said.

All Beijing 2022 competition venues will be powered by 100% renewable energy; solar and wind energy being the main sources. Beijing 2022 ice venues will use natural, low-carbon CO2 refrigeration systems. “This is a first, both for China and for the Winter Olympics,” Lemaitre said.

Five of the six Beijing 2022 venues will be Beijing 2008 legacies, such as the Bird’s Nest Stadium for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, the Water Cube Aquatics Center to host curling, while the former basketball courts will host ice hockey and volleyball. courts, short track speed skating. The Beijing 2022 Organizing Committee has also regenerated a former industrial site on the western side of Beijing for its headquarters.

With 95% of venues pre-existing or temporary, among other measures to avoid and reduce carbon emissions, Paris 2024 aims to halve the carbon footprint of previous Summer Olympics.

Paris 2024 will also compensate more than 100% of its residual emissions and will use its influence to develop long-term carbon offset projects, becoming the first Olympic and Paralympic Games in the world to contribute positively to the climate.

The LA28 Olympic and Paralympic Games will build no new permanent sites as part of their radical reuse ambition.

No. 3 COMPENSATION

Despite the deployment of technology and careful planning, the IOC is budgeting for the remaining emissions, which it expects to offset primarily through its Olympic Forest Project.

The organization plans to plant around 355,000 native trees in 90 villages in Mali and Senegal – host of the Dakar 2026 Youth Olympic Games – covering a combined area of ​​around 2,120 hectares.

The Olympic Forest is expected to sequester 200,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent, which is higher than the emissions estimated by the IOC between 2021 and 2024 and is roughly equivalent to the emissions of approximately 32,000 return flights from Geneva to Tokyo.

The IOC will start planting in the middle of next year, Lemaitre said, until 2024.

The Olympic Forest is part of a larger project, known as Great Green Wall initiative, restoring degraded landscapes in the Sahel region of Africa. More than 20 countries in Africa participate in the initiative and more than eight billion dollars have been mobilized and pledged for its support.

Lemaitre said it would be difficult to tackle an issue as big as deforestation in Africa in isolation. Therefore, being part of a project already in place and having on-the-ground support and expertise is integral to future success.

N°4 RECYCLING

The IOC has released responsible sourcing guidelines for sports event organizers to help them find more sustainable materials to use at events. The documents assess the durability of materials and inform suppliers of recyclable products.

“It is important for the IOC to use its influence to create or incentivize positive climate action across the Olympic Movement,” Lemaitre said.

The IOC’s Olympic Partners (TOP) are also helping to promote the circular economy at the Olympic Games.

Working with the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee, P&G collected 24.5 tonnes of recycled plastic – the equivalent of around 400,000 laundry detergent bottles – to create the 98 medal podiums used at the Games. In addition to involving the Japanese public in the Games, the program provided an opportunity to educate people about responsible drinking and the circular economy.

Using technology from The Dow Chemical Company, a pilot project to recycle Tokyo 2020 banners into flowerpots has been successfully implemented. As event banners are often incinerated or landfilled after use, the recyclable material created by Dow resulted in approximately 30 to 35% less greenhouse gas emissions over the life cycle of the product compared to conventional incinerated banners.

No. 5 ADAPTATION & MITIGATION

The fight against climate change involves both adaptation and mitigation measures. As summers heat up, the IOC must increasingly think about the impact of rising temperatures on athletes, event organisers, volunteers and fans.

“The IOC is approaching this from many different angles because everything is connected, with many synergies and ripple effects. It’s definitely a team approach. Teams such as sports, medical, venue operations and sustainability, to name a few, are consulted and provide input,” said Lemaitre.

The IOC is also working with partners to mitigate health concerns. Alibaba has rolled out a cloud-based solution to help Tokyo 2020 on-site staff reduce the risk of heatstroke.

The technology has made it possible to track body temperature and heart rate through a smart device worn on the ear. Alerts were sent to those at high risk along with recommended preventative measures, such as drinking more water.

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Spread Some Green Cheer This Christmas With These Eco-Friendly Gifts | AFN News https://frendlypresents.com/spread-some-green-cheer-this-christmas-with-these-eco-friendly-gifts-afn-news/ Thu, 23 Dec 2021 07:44:30 +0000 https://frendlypresents.com/spread-some-green-cheer-this-christmas-with-these-eco-friendly-gifts-afn-news/ Previous story: Win back 2021 as #EntertainmentIsBack, the BookMyShow method! Next story: Pepperfry celebrates 10th anniversary and launches Big 10 Bash campaign Spread some green cheer this Christmas with these eco-friendly gifts Posted on December 23, 2021 Extreme weather events and climate change are intertwined, and as Mother Earth sends us distress signals, it’s time […]]]>
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Extreme weather events and climate change are intertwined, and as Mother Earth sends us distress signals, it’s time to listen to her and understand how we are contributing to the condition of the planet.

As we prepare to celebrate the end of one year and the start of another, perhaps we can find sustainable gift options to start with that are more budget friendly than environmentally friendly..

Here are some green options that we have selected for you.

1. Ecological greeting cards – If you think electronic greeting cards are impersonal, why not browse some recycled paper craft cards? Trust us, there are many sources from where you can buy greeting cards made by folk artists and even cards with embedded seeds or pressed flowers which are not only beautiful but also made from sustainable way. You can also make your own using wood blocks, non-toxic markers, printing on recycled paper, or just recycling old cards. Do-it-yourselfers can also recycle paper by making papier-mâché items and using gift wrap to make cutout keepsakes.

2. Greet with trees! : Why not give a gift that keeps on giving? Grow-Trees.com is a social organization dedicated to expanding green coverage and protecting wildlife habitats through reforestation campaigns that engage and benefit local communities. A big part of this initiative is the involvement of businesses and individuals. This Christmas, you too can make a donation or offer trees to greet a loved one, because after all, what better than to offer a tree or several to make a corner of the earth a little greener? Grow-Trees.com will convey your greetings via an eTreeCertificate ™ and you can also gift trees to multiple people at once via this cost effective web service.

3. Organic bath / beauty products – Fruity bath bombs, aromatic oils, handmade soaps, delicious body scrubs, face masks, skin nourishing butter don’t have to be expensive or mixed with chemicals. Look for bath and beauty products made by companies dedicated to environmentally friendly, cruelty-free, and organic processes. Create your own gift basket with handpicked organic treats that delight both those who give them and those who receive them.

4. Reusable grocery bags – Many specialty sellers are now making reusable grocery bags that are very stylish, have witty messages, and can add a stylish punchline to routine shopping chores. Removing single-use plastics from everyday use is a big step towards a sustainable lifestyle and a brief online search will reveal several sites that now make bags from recycled fabrics like denim, quilted cotton and jute. .

5. Organic gourmet baskets – From farm-to-table restaurants to healthy snacks without sugar or oil, organic foods are now part of the diet of nearly everyone who is health conscious. This holiday season, gift a basket of green tea, a basket of local fruit, or shop at organic stores to hand-pick things that will be loved by a loved one. You can also order treats from vegan bakers or get special treats like pickles and jams, bread and cookies from home cooks, and organize a personalized and thoughtful gift in every way.


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Animal Crossing and Resident Evil Village are the greenest games of the year https://frendlypresents.com/animal-crossing-and-resident-evil-village-are-the-greenest-games-of-the-year/ Wed, 15 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://frendlypresents.com/animal-crossing-and-resident-evil-village-are-the-greenest-games-of-the-year/ A study of environmentally conscious games named Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Resident Evil: Village among the most environmentally friendly video games. Recognition comes from measuring the number of players, console electricity usage (kWh), and playing time to calculate the carbon footprint of various popular video games and gaming devices. The hugely popular Nintendo Switch […]]]>

A study of environmentally conscious games named Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Resident Evil: Village among the most environmentally friendly video games. Recognition comes from measuring the number of players, console electricity usage (kWh), and playing time to calculate the carbon footprint of various popular video games and gaming devices.

The hugely popular Nintendo Switch title Animal Crossing: New Horizons came out on top, winning the accolade for most eco-friendly game, based on its player count, console release, and completion time. Calculations, by Green Gaming, determined that the Switch game emitted 0.003 kg of CO2 equivalent per hour. Although the game has a high player count, its emissions are low due to the Switch’s relatively low power consumption, especially compared to much more powerful consoles such as the PS5.

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Based on the fact that there are approximately 232,528 players on Animal Crossing: New Horizons at any given time, while completion times as reported by HowLongToBeat suggest players take an average of 60 hours, and taking into account from the kWh and resulting emissions of the Nintendo Switch, gaming has been calculated to result in 3,038.98 kg of CO2 emissions per year.


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Animal Crossing’s low emissions seem in line with the game’s message, with its themes of environmental conservation, but the decidedly different Resident Evil Village has also joined the Nintendo title in being a low-emission game.

At the other end of the scale, the most polluting games turned out to be very online titles such as League of Legends, Fortnite, Apex Legends and Call of Duty: Warzone. League was far ahead with around 58,379 tons of CO2, compared to the second most polluting Fortnite, which was on 6,425 tons of CO2.

League of Legends is one of the most played online games with around 2.3 million players online at any one time. Taking into account that a typical PC generates 0.023 kg of CO2 per hour and the average gamer spends an average of 1,008 hours on team play, this translates to the high number of tons of CO2 emitted per year.

Of course, while each of us has our own carbon emissions and we need to take them into account, we also need to be aware of how electricity is generated. Fossil fuels generate far more CO2 than more environmentally friendly energy sources, such as wind or solar, while industries such as steel production are huge contributors to global carbon emissions. While individuals clearly have a massive impact on the environment, carbon emissions are a nuanced topic, and heavy industries, governments and large corporations all have a role to play.

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Ultimate eco-friendly gifts to buy for your parents https://frendlypresents.com/ultimate-eco-friendly-gifts-to-buy-for-your-parents/ Tue, 14 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://frendlypresents.com/ultimate-eco-friendly-gifts-to-buy-for-your-parents/ Deciding what to give your parents as a gift can be complicated. As their lifestyle changes, the types of gifts they appreciate also change. Perhaps they retired or simplified their way of life as part of the minimalist movement. Maybe they made dietary or environmental changes. Whatever the situation, we have options for every parent […]]]>

Deciding what to give your parents as a gift can be complicated. As their lifestyle changes, the types of gifts they appreciate also change. Perhaps they retired or simplified their way of life as part of the minimalist movement. Maybe they made dietary or environmental changes. Whatever the situation, we have options for every parent on your list to consider.

Whether the parents in your life are new to the vegan lifestyle or have been adopting it for a long time, it’s always nice to add new flavors to the plate. “The Korean Vegan Cookbook: Reflections and Recipes from Omma’s Kitchen” is the number one seller on Amazon with a near-perfect five-star rating from buyers. You can get it on Kindle, as an audiobook or hardcover. From sauces to desserts, there are 336 pages filled with colorful images and intriguing recipes.

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Vintage kitchen utensils on Etsy

Over the years, home cooks have relied on friendly favorites in the kitchen. There is always a cookware that stands out for its size, shape, finish or quality. If your parents mourn the loss of such a vintage kitchen utensil, find a new one to replace it. Etsy has an endless list of options ranging from Corning Ware to enamel and cast iron. Pyrex, Visions, copper pans and casseroles are all food preparation considerations.

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Three reusable sponges stacked on top of each other on a cutting board

Sponges are convenient and versatile, but they’re not good for the planet when they continually add to the litter problem. Replace the disposable sponges in your parents’ house with a washable and reusable option. You can order a single pack or a three pack in four color options.

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A rounded house with the words Cocoon House for the cover of the book

This book lists the development of a LEED-certified home in New York that is both remarkably unique and an example of sustainable architectural design. The Cocoon House takes its name from the shape of the curved walls. Whether the parent on your list has a passion for interior design, architecture, sustainable living, or solar energy, the project details with the stunning photography are sure to inspire.

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There comes a time when scrubbing furniture just isn’t the way a parent wants to spend their day. Instead of cleaning it, cover it with these thoughtful, eco-friendly furniture covers. Choose from a variety of options to create a new look for the room. Cover My Furniture produces the covers in the UK in a building with enough solar panels to power 58 homes for a year. He is conscientious about packaging and believes that furniture covers are a solution to keeping furniture out of landfills. The company will also dispose of your old furniture covers in an environmentally friendly way.

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In today’s world, there is no longer a need for disposable shopping bags. There are so many sizes, shapes, prints and materials to choose from. SCOUT bags offer a bag for every occasion and make a great gift for anyone. Choose from shopping bags and coolers in a range of sizes.

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One of the best ways to use kitchen scraps is to use a backyard compost heap. Mixed with small branches, leaves and grass, the mixture turns into a natural and nutrient-rich additive for the garden and also reduces the amount of waste transported to the landfill. The Bamboozle composter is carefully designed with a natural bamboo handle and a charcoal filter to remove odors and is dishwasher safe.

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Not all coffees are created equal. Larry’s Coffee sets the standard for energy efficiency and rainwater harvesting in roasting. It has solar-heated floors, reuses rainwater collected in the toilets and has obtained B-Corp certification. The coffee is organic, fair trade certified and shade grown, so you can feel good about gifting it to the coffee lover in your life.

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Mom or dad will enjoy the comforting feel of this weighted blanket. You will feel good about the fact that it is made from natural materials. This blanket provides a cooling function by wicking away moisture to prevent sleepers from overheating and is made from natural eucalyptus fibers which are converted to soft ENCEL Lyocell. TENCEL is 100% biodegradable, so there is no lasting impact on the planet.

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A set of toiletries with bottles and sponges

We all use personal hygiene products on a daily basis, making this the perfect opportunity to eliminate plastic and other waste from our habits. By Humankind makes it easy for you with a collection of products focused on efficient performance paired with eco-friendly packaging. Dental floss, toothpaste and mouthwash refill packets can be composted. As a company, they provide carbon offsets by supporting forest management programs.

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Grab these eco-friendly gifts for the kids before they go https://frendlypresents.com/grab-these-eco-friendly-gifts-for-the-kids-before-they-go/ Fri, 03 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://frendlypresents.com/grab-these-eco-friendly-gifts-for-the-kids-before-they-go/ There’s nothing better than experiencing the holidays through the eyes of a child. The wonder of twinkling lights, the excitement of new experiences and, of course, the joy of gifts are where memories are made. When choosing gifts for children, choose toys and games that amuse and charm the little ones without harming the environment […]]]>

There’s nothing better than experiencing the holidays through the eyes of a child. The wonder of twinkling lights, the excitement of new experiences and, of course, the joy of gifts are where memories are made. When choosing gifts for children, choose toys and games that amuse and charm the little ones without harming the environment in which they will grow up.

Your gift recipient will only know that the scooter is great fun. You will know it was made from recycled plastic taken from the ocean. There are two Micro board models. The Mini Deluxe Eco incorporates fishing nets, ropes and trawls that have been removed from the marine environment and diverted from landfill. It is intended for children 2-5 years old, up to 110 lbs. All parts are replaceable to minimize waste if repairs are needed. The Maxi Deluxe Eco is basically a skateboard with a safety grip for added control. A portion of all sales is donated to 1% for the Planet.

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Two stuffed animals, a dinosaur and a car.

A rattle isn’t just a rattle if it’s made of plastic or chemical-laden materials. Make sure you have a soft and safe toy with this knitted baby rattle. Available in multiple colors, these plush toys are knitted from 100% cotton, so only natural materials fit into baby’s mouth. It’s handcrafted by a fair trade supplier and features curved edges and a subtle rattle sound. Fairtrade certification not only provides transparency into where the product is coming from, but also supports otherwise marginalized communities by connecting them to a shopping network.

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Two children's shirts.

Make a pact to offer 100% organic cotton clothing. Choose from pajamas, shorts, t-shirts, pants, socks, underwear and more. Pact selects GOTS-certified materials and supports organic farming through fair trade, which guarantees fair wages and safe working conditions to suppliers around the world.

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A kitchen toy.

Let your child’s imagination flourish in the culinary world with a safe kitchen just right for them. Camden Rose offers its mini kitchens in maple or cherry that have been thoroughly tested for safety and all items are plastic-free.

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A playhouse toy.

Classic wooden toys get an upgrade at Plan Toys, where the company relies on natural materials and waste from wood processing. The remaining sawdust is made into a product called PlanWood, which is used in some of Plan’s wooden cars, animals, fruits, shape-sorting puzzles, miniature furniture, trains, tools, and other products. Toys. In addition to monitoring each product for child safety, the eco-friendly wood is embellished with water-based, chemical-free colors and E-Zero glue.

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A set of markers.

The founders of ökoNORM have worked with companies focused on environmental protection, civic initiatives and social policy. Accordingly, all of the company’s products are the result of a priority to create high quality, environmentally friendly and non-toxic products made from sustainable resources. Children may not know that finger paints, watercolors, chalk, crayons, glue, crayons and modeling clay are made with their safety and the planet’s safety in mind. , but you will know.

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You’d think there’s nothing more basic than classic wooden toys, but when you’re shopping, you might realize how hard it is to find them. All Tender Leaf toys are individually designed in-house and meet EN71, ASTM F963 and AS/NZS ISO safety standards. The company relies on a family-owned factory in Indonesia and works closely with them to ensure quality craftsmanship that will last a lifetime. All toys are made from reclaimed rubberwood, a by-product of the latex industry, and the trees are replanted with every purchase. The toys are hand painted with non-toxic products, inspected and wrapped in paper before being shipped in recycled cardboard boxes. Tender Leaf lets kids explore space, trains, animals, gardening, castles, forests, dolls and more.

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Wooden plasticine tools.

Plasticine is an integral part of childhood. You can even easily make your own at home. When modeling clay is the activity at hand, make it more fun with this assortment of 100% hardwood tools for flattening, shaping, cutting and texturing.

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A board game in a blue box.

The games allow you to spend a pleasant evening with friends or family after the festive meal. But excessive plastic, chemicals and packaging can contribute to waste and environmental pollution. Big Potato Games gives you entertainment without the eco-guilt. Through a “One Game, One Tree” commitment, BPG works with Eden Reforestation Project and Ecologi to plant a tree for every game sold. The result of the initiative is the planting of mangroves in Madagascar and improved reforestation in Mozambique and Kenya.

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Here are 7 eco-friendly gifts that help heal the Earth https://frendlypresents.com/here-are-7-eco-friendly-gifts-that-help-heal-the-earth/ Thu, 04 Nov 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://frendlypresents.com/here-are-7-eco-friendly-gifts-that-help-heal-the-earth/ Representative image | Photo credit: IANS Highlights The bursting of the firecracker results in smoke and dust in the air which acts as an air pollution aggregator. Firecrackers are made of toxic products containing substances that are harmful and dangerous to human health and the planet Another simple way to […]]]>

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  • The bursting of the firecracker results in smoke and dust in the air which acts as an air pollution aggregator.

  • Firecrackers are made of toxic products containing substances that are harmful and dangerous to human health and the planet

  • Another simple way to counter global warming is to plant more trees.

New Delhi: The UN climate summit COP26 is underway in Glasgow, Scotland, where several major agreements are being signed by world leaders for a better future. Certain phenomena such as changing extreme weather patterns, increasing droughts, melting glaciers, shrinking sea ice, rising temperatures and climate change have raised alarm bells over the years about how we live and lead our lives.

If you are not concerned about all these great factors affecting our Mother Earth, you can certainly contribute this Diwali to help heal Mother Nature.

As the country celebrates Diwali today, everyone is getting ready to put lights on the walls, make rangoli, decorate the house and send gifts. To make it even better, it would be a good idea if we make it more eco-friendly.

If you’re looking for Diwali gifts, here are some ideas for celebrating and sending eco-friendly gifts that will help create a better tomorrow:

One of the easiest ways to fight climate change is to plant more trees. Another thoughtful gesture on this Diwali to make Mother Nature more sustainable for future generations is to build a healthier planet. The easiest way you can find is to plant trees. You might even gift someone a plant that will help heal the planet in the long run.

To create a sustainable and healthier planet, you can choose handcrafted gifts. Apart from this, with this initiative, you can also help the communities of artisans, weavers, craftsmen and potters by buying gifts which will increase their income and they will also have a happier Diwali. Pottery, vases, coasters, incense holders, bowls and trays are some examples you can choose from.

Nothing better than upcycling because it’s easier on your pockets too. You can send your loved ones charming recycled home decor crafts that are also environmentally friendly, such as painted mason jar sconce vases, recycled galvanized metal welcome sconces, old hardcover books turned into a picture frame, a decorative votive holder made from old keys and a decorative upside down wall hanging.

  • Say no to plastics

A big part of a healthier planet is made up of sustainable businesses so you can choose products and their packaging that is not plastic as it is a threat to our environment as a single plastic bag puts up to 1000 years to decompose.

This Diwali, you can avoid sky lanterns as they are made of bamboo or wrapped wire are not eco-friendly. You can share a gift of biodegradable lanterns as they are made of materials like bamboo instead of wire.

  • Send organic gifts to your loved ones

You can surprise your friends and family members with organic treats this Diwali season, such as therapeutic perfumes and body products. In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, to boost the immunity of your loved ones, you can also send organic foods for immunity and good health.

Handmade diyas are perfect for people looking for an economical option. You can decorate and light up your home with handmade diyas as they are eco-friendly. According to environmentalists, if you throw it away after using it, it will naturally degrade.


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7 eco-friendly games to play with your friends https://frendlypresents.com/7-eco-friendly-games-to-play-with-your-friends/ Sun, 01 Aug 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://frendlypresents.com/7-eco-friendly-games-to-play-with-your-friends/ Mehen, an ancient Egyptian board game. The majority of games played these days are video games that are played on some sort of electronic device and to be honest, that’s not the most environmentally friendly way to play games. Using electronic devices and smartphones all the time just isn’t great. Sometimes we need to go […]]]>

Mehen, an ancient Egyptian board game.

The majority of games played these days are video games that are played on some sort of electronic device and to be honest, that’s not the most environmentally friendly way to play games.

Using electronic devices and smartphones all the time just isn’t great. Sometimes we need to go back to physical socialization and talk directly with our loved ones. In such cases, eco-friendly board games have always been the best because not only do they bring friends and families together, but they are also generally eco-friendly without harming the environment.

Whether it’s your favorite Monopoly board game or you enjoy playing cards with your friends, there are now all board games available that are made from environmentally friendly materials that are not harsh on the environment. environment and you can always have a good time with your friends and family members when playing board games. Let’s take a look at some of the eco games to play with your friends:

1. V: King or Kubb

It is an ecological game perfect for the outside. Previously, he was known as Kubb, but he is not called V: King inspired by ancient Vikings. It’s a fun game where players have to smash their opponents’ shields using their battle axes. If anyone succeeds, they will come out victorious and get the crown.

The game is based on strategy and teamwork. You don’t need to be very strong or fast to win this game, you just need to have the right strategy to snatch the crown from your enemies and dethrone them.

There are now eco-friendly versions of V:King/Kubb that are made entirely from hardwood and free of chemical and toxic stains. A fun game for you and your pumped up group.

2. Endango

Endango is a board game that requires taking care of different environments such as forests, oceans, ice caps, safaris, etc. Every environment has endangered species that you need to protect and every move you make will help them survive or further promote their extinction. The ultimate goal is to ensure that you protect all endangered animals in each environment.

Not only is this game made of eco-friendly materials, but it also teaches us how our small actions can lead to the destruction of the planet and the different species that inhabit it.

3. Tic Tac Toe

Although Tic Tac Toe is a simple game, but who said it’s not fun? In Tic Tac Toe you have to think of a unique strategy through which you can outsmart your opponent. Not only is this game simple and fun to play, but you can literally play it anytime. Additionally, there are now different eco-friendly versions of the game, made from 100% recyclable materials.

4. Cards

Playing cards has always been fun. Whether you’re at a party or need to kill some time, cards have always been fun to play. Not only is a deck of cards cheap, but it comes in handy in different situations. Additionally, there is now an eco-friendly version of the cards available such as the Bicycle Eco Edition which is made only from eco-friendly materials such as starch-based glue, vegetable-based inks and paper from sustainable forests, and with this, they can also be fully recycled into a new deck of cards.

Those who find it difficult to leave their smartphone or laptop can still play cards very easily on these devices. Popular electronic card games include Solitary, Klondike Solitaire, Spider Solitaire, etc These games are also very fun to play and provide a mind-soothing experience.

5.UN

UNO is the perfect game you need when you’re traveling, camping or fishing. We all have played UNO at some point in our lives and whenever you go on a long trip with your friends, playing UNO is always a good choice. You won’t be bored and if you beat your friends you will have bragging rights to them. There is now an eco-friendly version of UNO available, UNO Wilderness Edition which is 100% eco-friendly.

6. Boggle

Boggle is another classic board game that most of us love to play with our friends and family. Although most of the versions were made from plastic, there are now newer, eco-friendly versions of the game that are made from durable wood instead of plastic, and compared to plastic, wood is definitely a product. eco-friendly. Equipment.

All game rules remain exactly the same, the only difference is that you play on a wooden Boggle board instead of plastic. You can still play your favorite board with your friends and family members and have fun.

7. Scrabble and Jenga

Scrabble is another eco-friendly board game that’s always fun to play. If you are a linguist or a vocabulary expert, you would like to play Scrabble. There is also a wooden version of Scrabble available these days that you can play with if you want to promote an eco-friendly lifestyle.

Jenga is another game that people love to play, especially kids and teenagers. Stacking the sticks and keeping them balanced is always a fun and challenging thing to do. Jenga is loved by people of all ages and as the game progresses it becomes more and more difficult to balance the wooden sticks and eventually one of the players ends up losing.

Scrabble and Jenga are two games that have their eco-friendly versions readily available in the market and they can be played by people of all ages, kids, teenagers, adults, seniors, anyone can play these games.

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