Don’t feel like washing your hair today…No worries, it’s ok, you’re helping the environment. That’s right, oily, unwashed hair can destroy dangerous pollutant ozone. Scientists at Missouri University of Science and Technology discovered that dirty hair absorbs seven times more ozone than clean hair. I know what you are saying…absorb the ozone? But I thought… Read More »
Lighting accounts for about a quarter of all electricity consumed in the U.S. That’s a lot of energy. Let’s reduce that by turning off the lights when you leave a room, even if it is just for a short period of time. It’s the Green thing to do!
Paper or plastic? The famous grocery store question. I usually opt for canvas, but if you forgot your reusable bag at home, the answer is…well, I’ll let you decide. Plastic Shopping Bags Each year, an estimated 500 billion to 1 trillion plastic shopping bags are consumed worldwide. Plastics do NOT biodegrade. Rather, they photodegrade, a… Read More »
Buying organic products from your local farmer’s market should be a no brainer. It helps both the environment and is better for your health all at the same time. That’s because organic produce is farmed without pesticides or herbicides. So, there are no nasty chemicals or toxics on your yummy fruits & veggies. OSHA, or… Read More »
Need a new scratch pad for making grocery lists, notes or doodling? Why not make one? Yeah, make one! You can do this in two easy steps and by reusing your scrap paper. Step 1: Depending on the size of the scrap paper, cut it into halves or quarters. Step 2: You can then staple… Read More »
Everyone is now promoting compact fluorescent light bulbs, or CFLs, as a way to save energy and go green. However, improper disposal of the bulbs creates a hazard, due to the small amounts of mercury each bulb contain. Don’t worry, things are getting easier! Home Depot now offers a recycling program for taking back your… Read More »
Keep a pitcher of drinking water in the refrigerator instead of running the tap water to cool it for drinking. This has the potential to save 200 to 300 gallons of water per month.
If you eat a lot of pasta, like I do, you always have lots of glass jars in your recycle bin or trash can from all the red sauce. I like to keep my glass containers out of the landfill by reusing. Here are my top 5 ways to reuse glass jars: 1- Vase: Glass… Read More »
Not all plastics are the same. That’s why there’s a number code on the bottom for recycling. Below is a breakdown on the plastic recycling codes, including what types of products are usually produced with that plastic in its first life, how to recycle it, and what it can be recycled into for its second… Read More »
Pay attention to any strange sounds and smells coming from your vehicle. A clogged air filter can increase gas consumption by 10%. With regular maintenance you can extend your car’s life and improve its fuel efficiency.