A green day everyday

December 11th, 2010 - 

All over the world people tend to be green. There are a lot of ideas about how to be green, that people share in books, emails, sites and emails.

In order to be green, you just have to start with small thing for the beginning:)
First step would be to install a recycle station at your place and use it any time. Unfortunately, we recycle about one third of possible items we should recycle. Maybe you can be the first to break this record.
Recycle at work: if there are not special programs at your office yet, just talk to your colleagues and try to
eastablish one. It is estimated that we use like seven trees per person, per year in paper products. For sure, it would be very helpful if you could plant some trees to replace the ones you used.
Walk and bicyle more, use the stairs and don’t use your car if possible: exercises are good for your health. In the same time, make sure that you will have all the things you need in your fridge so that you don’t have to make emergency trips to the store.
East local foods: shipping and transportation between countries are a tremendous counsum of energy. For passionate about garden and plants, you could have a small garden on the balcony- just to have basic fresh vegetables at your disposal.
After all, you could have a lot of fun experimenting and trying the green living.

Ways to reduce resources

December 11th, 2010 - 

1. Use less water

– instead of using tap water for your garden better collect and use rain water. Place some barrels in places where the rain water is drained and then keep it and save water for dry says.
2. Use less energy
– keep your refrigerator full. It will consume less than when it is empty. If you have a lot of empty space in your fridge, try to store flour, grains or pasta because they will stay longer. And also, your refrigerator doesn’t have to consume much energy to stay cool if it is full.
– keep the hot water heater on the lowest setting so that you conserve energy by using less gas or electricity.
3. Compost
– we talked a lot about this in our previous posts. But most important is not to use greasy foods or meat products because they will degrade the quality of the compost.
Instead of buying fertilizers from the store, just prepare it at home from raw food scraps.
4. Reuse bags.
-each time you go to grocery, don’t forget to take your bags with you. Or better, just leave them in your car so that you will have them any time. Instead of buying some new plastic bags, it is alwas better to have your owns, from home.

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

December 11th, 2010 - 
Reduce: You can reduce in two ways: by reusing the old things and by reducing the amount of things you consume. You will be advised to use less of everything: like energy, products, benzine. 

Reuse: Improve your objects and if you are already bored of them, try to find them a new way of being. Do not throw them
into the garbage, but think of creative ways to transform them. Look for new ways to reuse the objects and if you can not find a new meaning for them, just offer them to other people.You can find groups online that offer titems to others. Just search for “Freecycle”. As about reusing food, it can be transformed into compost and returning the food to the earth.

Recycle: It’s about putting again the materials back into use. Eeven the small changes could have a great impact.

Paper rolls tips

December 11th, 2010 - 
Toilet paper rolls can be used for gardening, kid play and household. Instead of buying biodegradable pots from the store, just use cardboard tubes for your gardening. Cut each paper tube in two so that at the end you will have two pots. Gently press the end of the roll to create a bottom for each of the toilet paper roll. Arrange all your cups together and put y them into a tray. Fill the cylinders with seed-starting mix and sow your seeds. You will have to water them each day so that they will grow in a few days. You can put them directly in the ground because the cardboard is biodegradable so that it won’t affect the soil.

For sure, reusing means that you save a lot of money, so that means you shouldn’t purchase pots again.

Recycle Anything- today: Computers and Batteries

December 11th, 2010 - 
Everyone knows how to recycle basic materials like cans, bottles and paper. But what else can we recycle?
Today, find out how you can recycle Computers or Batteries:

The most important reason why we do not recycle them is because of security problems. If you think that all you have to do is deleting the files from the recycle bin, is not that easy. Anybody can access the information even if you had deleted it.
That’s why…first thing to do is erasing the hardware.
With the smallest effort, even a kid with basic knowledge in computers can use programs that can undelete your files and everything you previously had on your computer: tax records, emails, portfolios and others. Kind of scary, right?So, definitely, you should clean your hard drive before donating it to some schools, charity organization, children’s shelter or church.
There is a special program that could help you do that, without affecting programes you already have installed: “Eraser 5.7” can be downloaded
here.

Batteries: They contain dangerous substances like mercury and other chemicals, and that’s why we have to be very careful with them. Don’t buy batteries long time befor you will need them. They will expire and then they will drain down even if they are not used. We advice you to but rechargeable batteries and a charger, together with the toys you buy for your kid. It will be useful to teach him a lesson about eco friendly alternatives.