Tom Chu, Author at PlanetSave

Author: Tom Chu

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myRose – Can A Mobile App Bring Us Back to the Green?

In this age of relentless urbanization and technological advancements, the following statement often rings true: one small step for man – one giant leap backward for the environment. Today, forests are quickly being replaced by shopping malls, and ecosystems are being replaced by social networks. So it might seem a bit ironic that our mobile […]

December 3rd

8 Upcycling Craft Ideas for Families

Spending time as a family is important. Finding something fun to do that costs little or nothing isn’t always so simple, however, especially when you have children who are easily distracted. It is what usually leads so many to spend a lot going out to theme parks and other expensive adventures.

May 7th

Spring Cleaning: 10 Ways to Upcycle Junk Creatively!

  Everyone knows they should recycle. But many people forget that there are two other R’s in Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, and that the other two immediately work together. Upcycling is the process of putting together something new by using old materials you might otherwise throw away. Doing this not only reuses an old item, […]

April 2nd

Top 6 Countries Using Solar Energy

  Using solar energy has numerous advantages, and that’s why many countries have decided to use more renewable energy rather than rely on other forms of energy that are running out. Not only is solar energy much cheaper but it’s not as harmful to the environment since it doesn’t produce pollution like other forms of […]

March 6th

5 Ways to Upcycle Items Into Garden Containers

A big part of being environmentally conscious is knowing when to reuse and when to recycle. Both, along with reducing waste and resource use, are crucial parts of protecting the planet. They are also elements to our lives that will, over time, become second nature as we push forward into a more eco-friendly age. The […]

November 1st

How to Make a Green, Grassroots Movement in the Online World

Most “ninja weaponry” was originally found not in an armory but on a farm. Items like the sai, the bo staff, and the mighty nunchuck were used by desperate, impoverished people in their fight for a better world. By the time of the American Revolutionary War, weapons progressed to the point that the “shot heard round the world” was fired from a black powder musket. Today, the weapons of progress and change are different. I’m not referring here to the machine gun or the nuclear warhead, either, but to something altogether more powerful: the World Wide Web. In each of these cases, the core power came not from the weapons’ form but from the ability to be heard.

October 12th

5 Absolutely Free Gardening Apps for the Android

Avid gardeners look at it as more than a hobby. It is a stress reliever, an enjoyable pastime, an activity for improving health, and a way of establishing self-reliance. The payoff — whether it is in flowers, plants or vegetables — is always rewarding, and it is a proud moment to see the results of all that hard work.

October 3rd

Green-Planet-Inspired Art

A green planet is a planet that is going to last longer and remain healthier because it involves recycling, reusing, and reducing to create a safer, happier and healthier environment. Many art projects are now taking on a green or eco-friendly focus because people want to place more emphasis on being sustainable and environmentally aware.

September 11th

Top 5 Websites That Make Recycling Easy

Most of us have plenty of old stuff at home we no longer use or need because the household utilities are no longer functional, clothes are old-fashioned and gadgets have just got boring (and you are planning newer and better replacements)

Would you like to unclutter or simplify your lifestyle? So before heading towards the green trash bin, take a look at these websites and find a new life for your old stuff.

August 9th

2 Eco-Friendly Search Engines to Save the Planet

Are you one of those people who wants to help make a change but doesn’t know how? You can of course readily write a check to a charity of your choice. But with the hard economic times, many people are finding it hard to do just that and sometimes feel bad about not being able to contribute to worthwhile projects.

July 10th