Archive for January, 2009

Composting 101

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

Instead of throwing away items like your old coffee grounds, banana peels and other left-over foods, have you ever thought of composting these materials? Composting is a great way to recycle unneeded excess materials and to effectively reuse them. This video will show you the process of composting, how easy it is to get this process started, and the valuable end result of the composting process–nutrient rich fertilizer for your garden and lawn:

    Travel Wisely

    Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

    Oftentimes when we are heading to a vacation we want to have absolutely nothing to worry about. But, if you’re even a little bit environmentally conservative, when you are staying at a large hotel, it might cross your mind to think about all the waste that may take place. From the individually packaged shampoos and soaps to the thousands of gallons of water used to rewash the sheets that you slept in the night before.

    Well worry no more! Well, worry less, I suppose. Now when looking for lodging, you can look for those that have been given the Green Seal. Green Seal is a 20-year-old, independent, non-profit organization dedicated to creating a more sustainable world. Green Seal created rigorous, science-based criteria for the lodging industry, which includes nearly 30 environmentally responsible components required for a hotel. Check out their website at

    Unfortunately, it is a pretty rigorous and thorough test, so not too many places can brag about it. Green Seal created an unbiased standard for the lodging industry, known as GS-33, which encompasses almost 30 environmentally responsible components required by a hotel: recycling, energy conservation, water conservation, socially responsible purchasing, to name a few. Meeting these requirements means those resorts are substantially reducing our environmental impact and practicing sustainable

    Some of the few requirements include sweeping the sidewalk instead of washing them, toilet tissue is made from at least 20 percent recycled fibers; facial tissue from at least 10 percent recycled fibers; and napkins and paper towels from at least 40 percent recycled fibers. Some others include, amenities (soap, shampoo, etc.) are packaged in recyclable materials and unused portions are donated to charity when possible; shower heads, faucets and aerators use low-flow, water-conserving fixtures or retrofits.

    These eco-friendly and environmentally responsible hotels might be few and far between, but the differences they are making and the standards they are setting are worth the search. By supporting these businesses, you can help the hotel business know how important it is to there consumers to be green. скачать порноролики бесплатно лесбиянки

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    The Next Dimension of Cell Phone Technology: Eco-Friendly Cell Phones

    Thursday, January 1st, 2009

    The next dimension of cell phone technology is upon us and it involves the introduction of innovative new products that are eco-friendly! Cell phone companies such as Nokia, Samsung, and Motorola are developing new cell phones that use environmentally friendly resources such as recycled plastic water bottles and solar power.

    Nokia has introduced their idea for a phone called the Remade of which will be composed of recycled aluminum cans, plastic water bottles, and rubber key mats.

    Samsung has introduced their idea for a F268 mobile phone that is composed of bioplastic (a form of plastic that is not derived from petroleum) and is PVC (polyvinyl chloride) free and BFR (brominated flame-retardant) free.  Samsung has also introduced the Blue Earth of which is solar-powered and thus has a much longer battery life than other cell phones. Motorola has introduced its Moto W233 Renew that is made from recycled plastic bottles and requires less charging than other phones.

    To check out how your phone matches up in the eco-friendly category, take a look at this survey from Greenpeace. Greenpeace encourages electronics manufacturers to produce green products and then assigns the product a green grade. The less PVC and BFR content within a phone, the higher the green grade it will receive.

    In the meantime as these new phones are being developed and put out on the market, you can still donate and recycle your cell phone through Recycling For Charities!  Donate to your favorite charity and remain eco-friendly in the process!

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