Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Be sensible! The Earth might seem like it has abundant water, but in fact only one percent of all water on the planet is available for humans.
Shower power! A full bathtub requires about 70 gallons of water, but taking a five-minute shower saves water by using 10 to 25 gallons.
Don't be a drip - fix that leak!
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Sunday, November 13, 2011
While some people may go the old, ordinary route of cutting up a pair of pants to make irregular-shaped cleaning towels, there are new means to get the house clean and to do it in style.
Creating recycled pants rags can be done in many ways, and some are more complex than others are. The simplest is to cut sections from a pair of pants, and then sew them together to form a double-layered rag.
For those wanting to spice up the cleaning process, follow these quick, simple steps to produce a pant rag that will be the envy of all your friends and neighbors:
- Cut the pants fabric into long, thin scraps -- about 1 inch wide by 6 inches long.
- Braid or crochet the scraps of fabric together to make a rag [source: ThriftyFun].
Making recycled pants rags is quick and easy, and you can even get the kids to join in on the fun. Since they'll be working with scissors, you'll want to supervise the children closely as they cut strips of fabric for you to braid or crochet, or cut large squares for ready-made rags. And who knows, they may be so excited about their new creations that they'll even chip in with the house cleaning.
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Friday, November 11, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Thanksgiving weekend is one of heaviest for highway travel in the United States. This year, why not reduce global warming and improve air quality by lowering your auto emissions at the same time that you lower your family’s stress level? Skip the stressful holiday travel and celebrate a green Thanksgiving at home.
If you must go over the river and through the woods, there are still ways to have a green Thanksgiving. If you drive, use less fuel and lower your emissions by making sure your car is in good working order and your tires are properly inflated. If possible, carpool to reduce the number of cars on the road and lower the greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to air pollution and global warming.
Saturday, November 5, 2011
To make your Thanksgiving celebration as eco-friendly as possible, start with the three Rs of conservation: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
Reduce the amount of waste you produce by buying only as much as you need and choosing products that come in packaging that can be recycled.
Carry reusable bags when you do your shopping, and use cloth napkins that can be washed and used again.
Recycle paper, and all plastic, glass and aluminum containers. If you don’t already have a compost bin, use your Thanksgiving fruit and vegetable trimmings to start one. The compost will enrich the soil in your garden next spring.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Veterans Day is coming soon. Let us all remember what our men and women in the armed services have sacrificed for all of us.
We have a few new styles in our military line. Here are a couple of them.
Don't forget that we donate a portion of the sale of our military line to the Wounded Warriors Project.