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Think you need to buy lots of materials at Michaels or Beverly’s or anywhere else to get started? Think again, my friend! I made the keychain above by braiding random scraps of ribbon that I’d saved from gifts onto an old keychain ring. No gas used up during driving + no packaging materials disposed of = a happier planet!
Feel free to use materials lying around your house to bring your creativity and imagination to life!
I hope this entry inspired you today. :D
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Rather than buying fertilizer, use old coffee grounds as mulch for your garden plants! If you’re a coffee-drinker like me, make use of those old grains to nourish plants such as roses, hydrangeas, and blueberries. According to Jeff Schalau from the University of Arizona, coffee is also thought to have antifungal properties as well. So double win for your garden! Just be careful not to pile on too much. And if you’re feeling extra ambitious, mark the day in which you sprinkle the grounds on your roses and record if you observe any noticeable differences in their health or growth.
Doing this is probably better than having it sit compressed in a landfill unable to decompose from lack of oxygen, so let’s get to it!
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Ahh… the toilet. Where would we be without it? Crappy to think about something like that, huh? It is an amazing invention. But this little ordinary marvel is capable of wasting a LOT of water. For older toilets, each flush uses about 3 gallons of water. Newer toilets use about one gallon. And imagine what a malfunctioning toilet flapper does in terms of water waste. If a toilet is left running, that could mean up to 200 wasted gallons of water a day. That’s too much. So next time you hear that weird running sound in your bathroom, check to see what your toilet flapper’s up to. You might end up saving part of the planet.
For the strong of heart, another way to save water is by decreasing your flushes per day. Yup, that’s right. If it’s yellow, let it mellow. If it’s brown, flush it down. The idea takes a little getting used to, but if you start out with just one less flush, it could save precious amounts of water.
Take the plunge today!
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Woohoo! So today, April 22, 2013 happens to be Earth Day. That’s awesome! So whether it’s stepping outside for a few minutes to look at the flowers outside your office park, reducing your showers by one minute, eating the veggie sandwich instead of the burger, or just telling your friends that today’s about the planet, let’s celebrate it to the fullest!
If you want some quick eco-friendly tips, check out my earlier blog posts! More are always in their way.
Your fellow earthling,
For you guys with private jets, think about this one. Try flying on commercial planes next time! Those flights are already scheduled to go anyway, so the fuel will definitely be used up. You also won’t clog up as much airspace, and you’ll prevent more greenhouse gases from your plane being released directly into the atmosphere. It’s a little more inconvenient, but you’ll be saving the earth while you do it. And even if you don’t have a private plane, it’s still an interesting idea to think about. Maverick agrees.
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Guys and gals, if you smoke… chances are you’re hurting both yourself and the environment. But I’ll spare you the physical health sermon for another day.
Turns out discarded cigarettes creates both material and chemical waste. Cigarette butts account for 50% of all litter in most Western countries. US smokers are responsible for more than 250 billion cigarette butts. And those butts leach carcinogenic chemicals like cadmium, lead, and arsenic into the sewers which lead to oceans.
I’m not a smoker myself, and I realize people may smoke for different reasons, such as to help deal with stress. But it’d really help out the environment, not to mention save you money, if smoking went out of business. Catch my drift?
Keep the Earth healthy, loves!
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Try carpooling as often as possible! According to Mother Nature Network, carpooling reduces congestion on freeways and other heavily used areas, lowers greenhouse gas emissions, and saves you gas money. But you already knew that, didn’t you? Plus, you get to bond with your car mates as you zip through the carpool lane and get to your destination faster. Awwwwww yeah!
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