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Eco Friendly Christmas Gifts

Posted on | December 8, 2008 | No Comments

The world is going green and that’s not a bad thing. When we respect the environment it respects us. Besides, the fewer chemicals floating around in the air, the better our bodies feel as well. For Christmas this year, consider giving some of the folks on your list a less tangible but more sentimental gift. You know the people in your circle better than anyone. For those who would appreciate an environmentally correct gift there are a few ideas to choose from.

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Choose Wooden Toys for Kids and the Environment

Posted on | December 7, 2008 | No Comments

This holiday season, parents will flock to stores to buy all types of gifts for their children. We’ve all seen the videos of parents fighting over the hottest new figurine or doll. This year, shirk the plastic type toys and instead invest in some wooden toys.

Wooden toys were the first type of toys kids knew. Dads would whittle a piece of wood to create toys in the shapes of animals, wooden dolls, puppets on strings, and toy cars. Kids would play for hours with these toys. Once the kids outgrew them, they could be passed on to younger kids.

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Alternative Energy Found in Biofuels

Posted on | October 9, 2008 | No Comments

Biofuels are produced by converting organic matter into fuel for powering our society. More often today, these biofuels are being used as an alternative energy source to the fossil fuels that we currently depend upon. Ethanol and derivatives of plants such as sugar cane, as well as vegetable and corn oils are all included in the materials of different biofuels. The International Energy Agency (IEA) tells us that ethanol could comprise up to 10 percent of the world’s usable gasoline by 2025, and up to 30 percent by 2050. Today, the percentage figure is two percent.

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What’s Green Living All About?

Posted on | August 22, 2008 | No Comments

When you hear the term “green living”, you may get an image in your head of hippies living in communes making everything they use. Truth is:  the definition of green living has changed. The concept simply includes doing things to help the environment be viable for future generations. If you don’t feel like shedding your worldly possessions and living in a mud hut, here are a few steps you can take to make your life a little greener.

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Posted on | June 12, 2008 | No Comments

Although you may not realize it, simple table salt has a great number of uses other than simply seasoning your food. Salt can sometimes be used as a natural cure, cleaner or cooking ingredient. The following list will give you twenty uses of salt, many of which you probably didn’t realize:

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Avoid watering Your Lawn on Windy Days

Posted on | May 24, 2008 | No Comments

About lawn watering:

Lawns can give a touch of beauty and greenery to any garden. They also have a significant cooling effect, provide oxygen, trap dust and dirt, promote healthful microorganisms, prevent erosion and filter rainwater contaminants. Besides doing all that, lawns can also absorb and hold water, which helps reduce storm runoff and improve water quality.

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