Power your television with nature is a pretty provocative title, wouldn’t you say? I mean, will twigs and grass help you bulk watch ‘Game of Thrones’?

In an age of advancing technology with new gadgets and gizmos popping up every day, we are increasingly relying on nature to help us through. It’s like our sudden advancement has hit a brick wall and we know what we really need. It’s taken a long time for us to get this far, but as soon as the Industrial Revolution hit to now it’s been a rapid growth for everything that we need to help us live our day to day lives. Some are taking a step back from this and using the technology to their advantage by incorporating it with the nature that lies all around us.

Power Your Television With Nature

Power Your Television With Nature: Use The Sun

There are so many things that are using solar power to operate now. It’s quite easy to get to grips with how solar energy works; the panels that are used soak up the sun’s rays and convert the light and heat energy into electricity. That’s a very simplified version of how it works, but it gets the point across. Think of anything that can be operated from a mains plug and there’s a high chance that there is a solar-powered equivalent of it. It can benefit you massively from using the sun’s rays for your source of energy; whatever energy you produce can be used to fuel your home, and anything that is unused can be sold back to energy companies. So essentially you’re making money from something that comes naturally to us for free. It’s a bit of a no-brainer – although it costs to set up a solar-powered system in your home, you will reap the rewards from it for years to come.

Power Your Television With Nature

Power Your Television With Nature: Use The Earth

There was the plastic boom in the 70s and 80s, carrying on until the early millennium when we suddenly realised that it wasn’t as great as everybody had been making out for the past couple of decades. Plastic is causing harm to wildlife, most notably in our oceans. It’s not biodegradable, has potentially deadly toxins in it, and from a style point of view can look extremely tacky. However, it is versatile and can be transferable across a number of things. A lot of companies are looking back and reusing the woods and metals that previous generations did to make products like toys, utensils and furniture for which plastic had held the throne previously. There are speakers that are being made out of wood, chairs and jewellery out of woven metal and even the twigs, leaves and soil outside can be put together to make some sort of natural den rather than buying a plastic tent.

Power Your Television With Nature

Power Your Television With Nature: Use Water

Using water to the best of our advantage has been a talent for humans since time began. Hydropower has been providing energy for years, but increasingly people are beginning to understand just how amazing it is that a simple flow of H2O can give us the energy we require to lead our lifestyles. We may not be able to put in a dam or water-wheel at the sides of our houses anytime soon, but as our lives are advancing so fast we can probably expect it in the near future…

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Relevant Podcasts:

If you are interested in recycling and sustainable living, listen to the podcasts with Maury Filosano and Mat Dusting. Both are doing really cool things with recycling. Maury has a site that sells artists work made from trash. And Mat recycles used truck tarpaulins to make uber trendy backpacks, duffle bags, sports bags, and laptops bags.

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