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Recycling At Home-Everyday items from A to Z -must read

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I recommend pinning this list to reference later due to the volume of valuable information.

This list is an amazing compilation of everyday items that we use in our everyday lives- with a minimal effort we can do the right thing, recycle or dispose of - the right way.  This list was found on the ABC news website and posted 6 years ago,  so i gave it a once over to ensure all the links are still working and feel the information is worthy of a re-post.

E-Waste, what do you do with yours?

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Does your basement or attic have a similar appearance?

Not sure what to do with your retired electronics? Here is what I did with mine..

I recently decided that I am no longer going to be “chained to my old electronic devices” and that I was going to free myself of my E-Waste. 

While this is was an extremely difficult task for me to complete, I can honestly say that it’s been refreshing and inspiring to achieve and has led me on a path of living a more minimalist lifestyle. I’ve now embarked on “cleaning out all my closets” so to speak but let’s focus on your e-waste and what to do with it.
Perhaps you may not be aware that our cell phones, computers, laptops, tvs and other electronic devices can contain dangerous materials.
Take a look at just a few contaminants you might be tossing into a landfill by throwing your laptop or old cell phone into the trash: Lead-can cause brain damage in children.Cadmium-poisonous to the kidneys.PCB's-neurobe…

SICK OF PAYING HIGH POWER BILLS ? Here are some resources on ways to save money within your household. Rebates, Programs, Free Solar, Government Programs, etc..

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Were you aware that there are numerous government programs that will help pay or pay fully for you to implement appliances or solar into your home?

         I've been researching this topic over the past few weeks because I'm so sick of paying $250/month just for lights. Forget about summer time, my power bill is out of control with the A/C. Here is some information I found, please read all the way through as the final resource on this list is endless in its capacity.

1. Click the link below to bring you to a huge list of approximately 2,500 links.  This list will contain varying programs whereby you can then filter out your specific interests and search further. Click the blue key towards the top to the right titled " Apply Filter" and customize your search for your state and interest.  You can narrow down your search by inputting more specific programs or venues you are interested in. For example at the time of writing this, my state of NJ turned up with 7 separat…

GLOBAL WARMING - Does It Really Exist??

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I suppose there isn't a person on our planet that hasn't either voiced his or her opinion or thought about this question and its validity over the past decade..."Does Global Warming Really Exist"? According to Merriam Webster, the definition of global warming is.. "an increase in the earth's atmospheric and oceanic temperatures widely predicted to occur due to an increase in the greenhouse effect resulting especially from pollution". The answer to the question,"Does Global Warming Really Exist" should be simple, Shouldn't It?
Every time I turn on the tv, radio, podcast or video, the topic of global warming and how its believed to be "a fabrication by tree huggers" by many - is being relayed to the listeners/viewers and causing false unreliable information.  Global warming doesn't exist? Step outside, watch/study a reliable weather resource or just stay in touch with the global news and it should be quite clear that our planet is t…

EARTH DAY IS NOT TOO FAR AWAY....

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What are you going to do to play your part for Earth Day 2016 ??



 So far, we have achieved close to 3 billion "acts of green" together as a planet.  Sounds like a great achievement...so how about joining in?

"Acts of Green" are an easy way to do your part and stay connected as a community and planet working towards the common goal of creating a greener planet by reducing our Carbon footprint.

Let me brief you on what is considered as an "act of green" or I might say... an act of service to the environment.

The list below contains things that we can do to make a difference.

1. Paris Agreement !!!  sign the petition - take the 80 seconds it takes to complete the petition to help put pressure on our world leaders to attend the UN Climate Change Conference in 2016.

http://action.earthday.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=18560


2. Limit your meat consumption.This might be tough for some but its only one day a week.  The meat industry emits over …

CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE WHITE HOUSE

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On December 12, 2015: 
Base your own opinions on the new plan by visiting the official white house webpage: https://www.whitehouse.gov/climate-change

What Are Disposable Baby Wipes Doing To Our Environment and Our Families?

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Having babies 60-100 years ago must have been a real headache. I've got to hand it to moms of the past who had no disposable diapers and didn't have our fancy disposable wipes.

What are our modern parents really doing to the environment by using these fancy disposable baby wipes?
Are those disposable wipes what we think they are? Most of the disposable wipes come in a nice compact container that seals closed to ensure their freshness and moisture remains with the product. These wipes can be very handy items,even for things other than a baby’s bottom. It’s very convenient to wipe up a quick mess on the floor or rub clear your 10 year old's face on the way to church with our handy disposable wipes.
** But, what are those wipes really made of?
This is something I never thought about until now, when my kids are nearing adulthood - the actual content of the wipe itself... 

So, I decided to investigate disposable baby wipes and was surprised to find out that a wipe can contain any …