Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Get off junk mail lists. GreenDimes can get you started. They’ll even plant a tree for you!
Buy products that use recyclable materials whenever possible.
Recycle your newspapers.
If you have a baby, consider using cloth diapers
Saturday, August 27, 2011
- Don’t let tap water run if you are not using it.
- Make use of your dishwasher only if it is full with dishes, wash single plates without using the dishwasher.
- Keep the lights off as often and make use of sunlight during daytime.
- Consult with your neighborhood power company for making your home energy efficient.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Let's do one more summer craft that the parents and kids can do together.
To make the go green Redneck Wind Chimes you will need 6-8 empty washed aluminum cans. Drop a few marbles inside each one for weight. You also need an old wire coat hanger and some nylon string.
These eco friendly crafts are put together in traditional go green redneck fashion. First hang the wire hanger up. Now your go green hands are free to create. Tie strings of random lengths to the hanger. Tie the aluminum cans to the other end of the string through the can tabs. Now hang the crazy go green crafts project on the front porch to amuse passersby.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
This might not be a choice for everyone. I love meat! Plus my husband was raised on a farm so this would not be good for farmers. But, it is part of some peoples life styles and it is how some people feel.
Eating vegetarian saves more land, energy, and water than any other choice you can make. That's because livestock eat several times more grain than they produce as meat. So raising livestock uses:
- several times as much land to grow the grain to feed them
- several times as much energy to harvest the grain and transport it
- several times as much water to grow the grain and to water the animals
- several times as much pesticides, etc.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Clean the surface of the baby food jar with vinegar, using a cotton ball.
Sponge paint the entire outer surface of the baby food jar with the brown acrylic paint, using the sea sponge. Allow the paint to dry.
Sponge paint over the brown paint with the orange acrylic paint, using the sea sponge. Allow the paint to dry.
Paint a 1/4-inch triangle nose, centered on the front of the baby food jar pumpkin, using the black acrylic paint and a paint brush. Allow the paint to dry.
Paint two 1/4-inch triangle eyes, even with the tip of the nose and spaced 1/4 inch apart on the baby food jar pumpkin, using the black acrylic paint and a paint brush. Allow the paint to dry.
Paint two cheeks placed a 1/2 inch away from either side of the nose and slightly lower than the nose. Dip the eraser end of a new pencil in pink acrylic paint and dot on the baby food jar pumpkin. Allow the paint to dry.
Paint highlights on the eyes and cheeks by dipping the tip of a toothpick in white paint and dotting. Allow the paint to dry.
Draw a mouth on the baby food jar pumpkin using the fine line black permanent marker and making stitch lines.
Outline the cheeks with the fine line black permanent marker using stitch lines.
Spray the surface of the baby food jar pumpkin with the clear acrylic sealer. Allow to dry.
Tie several strands of raffia around the neck of the baby food jar and knot. Trim the ends.
Monday, August 15, 2011
Stop by and say Hi!
Thursday, August 11, 2011
2. Buy fluorescent bulbs.
3. Buy 'green' energy. Almost every utility company now offers alternative sources of energy -- and some of it is green.
4. Put plastic on your windows.
5. Buy polyester.
6. Put up a clothesline.
7. Start a compost heap.
8. Wrap your water heater.
9. Dam your toilet. A toilet dam, which stops some of the water from leaving the tank when you flush.
10. Buy antiques.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
No matter which beach you enjoy going to on summer vacation, you and your kids will find a treasure of seashells. Here is a good project to do together.
You will need:
- large candle glass
- large white or off-white candle
- collected seashells
1. Fill the glass with sand. Place the candle securely in the sand.
2. Arrange the seashells around the candle.
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
1. Knoxville, Tenn
2. Raleigh-Cary, NC
3. Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa
4. Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, Ark
5. Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
The most Green State: Vermont
The least Green State: Ohio
Thought this was quite interesting.