DIY Exfoliate to Soothe Skin: Lavender Soy Body...
Ingredients 1/4 cup granulated sugar 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 tablespoons soy milk 2 teaspoons dried lavender flowers or 1 to 2 drops lavender essential oil Stir all ingredients together until smooth and pour into a clean container. To use: standing in the tub or shower, gently massage the mixture all over your body to increase circulation and remove any dry or flaky skin. Rinse well,...
Thrifty and Green Tips for Shopaholics
Shop Without Spending a Dime Continue to shop in your own closet. Every few months do an inventory of your clothes. It’s easy for things to get lost in the mess that is your wardrobe. Shopping in your own closet will often unearth forgotten gems. Have a clothing swap with your friends. I don’t need to repeat that old adage about garbage and treasure, and you and other people, do I?...
7 Dangerous Lies About Plastic!
Lie #1: Plastics are safe. Much of the plastic we see on a daily basis we know by its designated recycling numbers 1 through 7. These plastics are not pure; rather, they’re a proprietary formulation of additives, some of which have been shown to be endocrine disrupters, carcinogenic and pose countless other health concerns, but very, very little data exists on additives, toxicologically...
World Water Day: March 22nd!
Founded in 1993 by the United Nations, this global observance highlights the need for the care and management of the world’s water resources. This year’s theme, “Water and Food Security” seeks to highlight the relationship between water and global food supplies. An estimated 1 in 6 people on the planet go to bed hungry each night, including nearly 7 million households here in the United States. ...
everyday green ♻: 49 Good Reasons to Become... →
everydaygreen: Conservation of fossil fuel. It takes 78 calories of fossil fuel to produce 1 calorie of beef protein; 35 calories for 1 calorie of pork; 22 calories for 1 of poultry; but just 1 calorie of fossil fuel for 1 calorie of soybeans. By eating plant foods instead of animal foods, I help…
everyday green ♻: 10 Easy Tips to Make Your Home... →
everydaygreen: Going green doesn’t have to start as a big, overwhelming undertaking. In fact, with a few easy tweaks, you can make your house greener in no time at all. Here are some easy things you can implement to go green and go green easily: Make your own compost bin Rather than throwing out egg…
EcoFriendly Tip #1
By turning down your central heating thermostat one degree, fuel consumption is cut by as much as 10%.
EcoFriendly Fact #2
Every ton of recycled office paper saves 380 gallons of oil.
EcoFriendly Fact #1
If just 25% of U.S. families used 10 fewer plastic bags a month, we would save over 2.5 BILLION bags a year.
Ocean Friendly Gardens :)
What does a garden and hard surfaces like driveways have to do with the ocean? Urban runoff from them is often the primary source of ocean pollution, and it can contribute to flooding. But where do the pollutants come from? pesticides, herbicides, synthetic fertilizers and sediment (soil) oil, engine exhaust and brake pad dust dog poo…etc. It can run off the property during rain...
15 SIMPLE WAYS TO REDUCE YOUR WATER WASTE
Check faucets and pipes for leaks – A small drip from a worn faucet washer can waste up to 20 gallons of water per day. Larger leaks can waste hundreds of gallons per day. Use a broom to sweep your driveway and sidewalks – Hosing down your driveway and sidewalks is wasteful and can contribute to declines in downstream water quality. Use a broom and dustpan instead. Take shorter showers – One...