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Building a birdbath
If you carefully observe the aerial space around your house, you will notice that besides sparrows, crows, pigeons, mynahs and bulbuls there are scores of other species of colourful birds flitting about the trees, shrubs, bushes, antennae, cable wires, terraces and balconies. Although you are bound to see a larger variety in winter, summer is a good time to create a bird sanctuary in your garden, park, backyard, terrace or balcony, to attract and offer sanctuary to birds. It is wonderful to have birds in your backyard because not only do they add colour and life, they also help control insect pests.
 
Family Carbon Calculator
It is now widely accepted by the scientific community that the build-up of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere is the main greenhouse gas that causes global warming. Global warming results in rising temperatures, extreme weather events, and an abnormal climate cycle which in turn have a profound effect on wildlife and people worldwide.
 
Make your own compost bin
All plants need nutrients from the soil to grow. Composting is a way of hastening the decomposition of plant remains and other once-living materials to make an earthy, dark, crumbly substance that is excellent for adding to houseplants or enriching garden soil. It is a way to recycle your yard and kitchen waste, and is a critical step in reducing the volume of garbage needlessly sent to landfills for disposal.
 
How to turn a pizza box into a solar oven
Every day in every country in the world, the sun rises in the east and sets in the west. The sun is used to help define the day. It provides light for people to work by, it is responsible for photosynthesis that allows plants and crops to grow, it suffuses your bones with vitamin D, dries clothes, papads, red chillies, it dictates the weather systems and, most importantly, it provides energy.