Can bamboo flooring really help save the worlds’ environment?

Written by S.A. Smith

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So why look to bamboo to saverepparttar environment? Bamboo is an excellent replacement product for much ofrepparttar 110094 hardwood species that are being harvested in our global equatorial rainforests. Once harvested, these hardwood species often never grow back due torepparttar 110095 thin layers of soil and lack of sunlight underrepparttar 110096 jungle canopies, and if they do grow back it can take up to 200 years! Our global rainforests arerepparttar 110097 lungs of our planet and provide a significant contribution to our global oxygen production, second only torepparttar 110098 ocean.

By selecting bamboo flooring you reducerepparttar 110099 consumption demand for rainforest hardwood materials, and inrepparttar 110100 process help save torepparttar 110101 environment for our future generations. For more information and tips on bamboo flooring visit:

About the Author

S.A. Smith is a freelance writer, contributor, and editor of the Laminate Flooring Zone and can be reached at

A healthy home

Written by Ingela Berger

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yourself with things that you need or things that will enrich your life. 2. Stick to a few colours – two or three – for each room, instead of mixing many different colours. This will help you create a calm and balanced atmosphere. 3. Make sure you have good ventilation. Leave doors between rooms open for better air circulation, and open windows when possible. 4. Don’t smoke in your home. Ask your visitors to smoke outside. 5. Choose area rugs instead of carpets when possible. 6. Use cleaning products with low-toxic content. 7. Choose furniture and fittings made of non-toxic materials. 8. Make sure your sleeping place is comfortable and healthy. The pillow is important. Do you often wake up with a headache? You might need a new pillow. 9. Make your kitchen table as pleasant and welcoming as possible. When you sit down to eat you must be able to relax and enjoy your meal. Are there papers or magazines onrepparttar table? Too many different colours? Keep it simple and clean. 10. Buy some new flowers for your home. Decorate your home with candle lights. Small simple things like these will influence your well-being.

Ingela Berger started her own Internet business Lifestyle Plans in 2003 to encourage others to make reality of their dreams of a personal, healthy and fulfilling lifestyle. Ingela has studied theatre directing, history of art, and leadership psychology. After some years working with art exhibitions and the theatre she is now back at school to become a health and lifestyle consultant.

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