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    Fire Savvy: Tips for Fireproofing your Home

    Fireproofing your home can save it from an approaching wildfire.

    Every year hundreds of hectares of land are destroyed by raging wildfires that burn uncontrollably, causing devastation to the natural environment, farmlands and often to homes and property in their path. Because fires usually occur in hot, dry, windy conditions, when conditions are favorable a small insignificant smoldering fire may be fanned into an out of control inferno in no time at all, often flaring up in many different places simultaneously, making it difficult for fire fighters to contain all fronts with their limited resources, leading to runaway bush fires. Fireproofing your home can save your property and your life in the event of a wildfire approaching too close for comfort. This article offers some practical tips on how to make your home more fire-resilient.

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  • What is a Green Home?

    What is a green home?

    Green homes are becoming increasingly in vogue and offer many benefits to home owners, as well as their family, local…

  • Playing With Fire: Flame Retardants Do More Harm than Good

    Playing With Fire: Flame Retardants Do More Harm Than Good

    Flame retardants used in furniture and household products are supposed to protect people by reducing the risk of household fires, but they contain known carcinogens, hormone disruptors, and other chemicals deemed unsafe. High levels of exposure to these chemicals can do more harm than good.

  • Lighting up Africa

    Lighting up Africa with solar power

    Lighting Africa aims to bring clean solar lighting to 250 million people in Africa by 2030, which will benefit these communities and the environment.