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Three Ways to be Greener August 16, 2011

I came across this app/site the other day that tracks your mileage and carbon footprint of your weekly commute. Its simple and eco friendly to use.

CommuteGreener

There are many plastic bags being thrown in landfills everyday. The best idea is for us to reuse the bags we have, and these ecobags are durable and lightweight. Once you get enough bags, you can prevent 15 bags or more from being sent to a landfill.
This is my goal to buy some after this next paycheck.

ecobags

These reusable water bottles make life easy. They filter the water inside the bottle, and when you drink it, it is refreshing and smart. I bring one to work every day because I use water bottles anyway. I save at least 30 plastic bottles a month by switching to a reusable bottle in general. I even try to reuse the plastic ones when necessary. If everyone switched to resuable bottles, they would stop throwing away plastic ones and the earth would appreciate it.

Hydros Filtering Water Bottles

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Cucumber Summer Ideas June 29, 2011

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Cucumber can be used for a variety of reasons. From beauty to cooking cucumbers work wonders.

Cucumber helps with the dark circles under your eyes. There is a reason cucumbers are part of a spa treatment.

Close your eyes and put the cucumber slice on them for as long as needed.

You will feel it as soon as you put them on.

Cool Cucumber Salad Recipe

Ingredients:

– 3 medium cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1/4-inch slices

– 1 carrot, peeled and shredded

– 1/2 red onion, sliced paper-thin

– 1/3 cup minced cilantro

Dressing:

– 1/2 cup rice vinegar

– 2 tsp. honey

– 2 tsp. Reduced-sodium soy sauce

– 1 1/2 tsp. toasted sesame oil

– Pinch dried red pepper flakes

Preparation per 8 servings:

Preparation time: 25 minutes

Marinating time: one hour

1. Combine the cucumbers, carrots, red onion, and cilantro in a large bowl.

2. Combine the dressing ingredients. Pour dressing over cucumbers, cover, and refrigerate for one hour. Salad may be eaten with a fork.

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Nutritional Values per Meal: 1/2 cup

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3 Easy ways to save water. January 24, 2011

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3 Easy ways to save water.

1. Check if your toilet is leaking. The way to fix this, is to drop 5 drops of food coloring,whichever color you prefer, into the tank(the top). About an hour or two later check if the color has gone into the bottom part(the bowl) at all. Even a little color means there is a leak. This simple fix could save you about $250 a year. Once you fix a leaky tank, you will save 18,000 gallons a year.

2. Either get a dual-flush toilet or make your into one. Dual flush toilets offer the idea of flushing only half the water for a number #1(pee) and a longer flush for a number #2. Most modern toilets have the dual flush policy, but they are expensive. To save money just make yours into one! This video will show you:

3. Save rain water or even just old water instead of throwing it down the sink. I have bought this rain barrell :

Rain Barrel

It can be useful to water plants and pets. Water gets better with age, like cheese and wine. There will be more water tricks to come! 🙂

 

 
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