ONE PERSON CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE !!
We can all find something that is easy that can contribute to the effort of Reducing your Carbon footprint.. Take a look around for simple ideas on how to live a greener lifestyle and how to save money.
Minute fact on recycling and OIL...
the national recycling rate is 30%, if we in the U.S. increase our recycling rate to 60% - we will save the equivalent of 315 million barrels of oil per year...
according to the EPA.
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.
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…
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 …