A simple and eco-friendly way to decorate your dorm rooms is decorating with recycled materials. With some creativity, you can use recycled materials for eye-catching decorations saving your money.

Find out sources for getting recycled materials such as your parents’ or friend’s house, Salvation Army, or getting unwanted furniture or decorations from family.

You can compile old photos for creating a collage. Glue this collage on a large cardboard piece and hang it on your dorm wall. You can get old fabrics like a curtain and place it over your chair. You can pin tack this fabric into chair giving simple chairs a new look with use of old fabrics having funky patterns as well as shapes. You can reuse old furniture giving it new paint or reupholstering it.

You can find an empty bottle or vase for turning it in a lamp with using readymade lamp parts available at hardware stores.

Having her own greenhouse is probably every woman’s fantasy. Watching those tiny pods grow into a garden is a picture worth those sweaty inputs.

A greenhouse needs a location in your backyard – a place which has good exposure to sun, air & easy to access. Choose a frame satisfying your requirements (& those of your budget) – you can start with Gothic or Quonset frames. Use of copper tubing hooks common. Make sure the nails are at least 20 inches into the ground to avoid any mishaps.

Use gravel platform (instead of concrete ones) as it will facilitate easy water seepage. Depending on the plants to be grown, chose a suitable covering – for e.g. plants requiring more sunlight can be covered by plastic sheets while those requiring lower light can be covered by green shades. Check the ventilation (as good ventilation will also ensure regulation of temperature within the greenhouse) system & the drains.

Realizing the upcoming end of the conventional sources of power, the world has focused its attention to the renewable sources of energy. Take solar power for instance – it is clean, it is available in abundance and most importantly – we have the technology to harness at least 20 – 25 % of the incident radiation.

Contrary to the old-age silicon (PV) panels, today’s CIGS alloy panels have quite a promising future, especially considering the increased absorbance & transmittance. The changes in conformation & uses of mirrors have increased the amount of incident radiation & its concentration. Also, researches have revealed many materials, coatings of which decrease the reflection & facilitate the transmission many fold.

Today, domestic solar installations can lighten up your house & your lawns, power up your water heating and air conditioning system, your appliances & your security systems. In future, it promises to overcome its existing shortcomings to rise as the power source for the future.