Just by making small changes to daily habits, everyone can help make the world a greener place. If you pledge to do “One Thing That’s Green” to protect the environment before midnight EDT on June 16, you will be eligible to win a variety of eco-friendly prizes sponsored by JetBlue: Continue Reading…
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By joining free Stoneyfield Farm online community, you get one full year of subscription to Organic Gardening magazine for free as well, otherwise, it would be $19.94. The magazine packed with trusted gardening advice, instant problem-solvers and clever time-saving tips you can use every day to grow your very own organic garden. Want your garden full of beautiful blooms, lush easy-care lawns, great tasting vegetables all season long and do it environmentally? Do it with Organic Gardening! Offer expires by the end of May. [myStoneyfield, Organic Gardening]
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The warm weather, longer daylight hours, and blooming tree buds can mean only one thing: spring has finally arrived. Now, with winter behind us, it’s the perfect time to head outdoors and freshen up the yard. In celebration of Lawn and Garden Month this April, beautify your landscape with these easy tips:
Add a “Recession Garden” – An estimated 43 million people are expected to grow their own fruits, vegetables, herbs and berries this year. Growing your own produce can save your family a large amount of money on groceries each year, and some say that fresh, homegrown fruits and veggies taste better than those purchased at the store. Continue Reading…
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This flashlight uses a rechargeable solar-power collector and a long-lasting, recyclable lithium battery. It offers a piercing 40 lumens of light and performs reliably in general home use, the great outdoors, law enforcement, emergencies, and alike.
According to the company who sells the Hybrid Solar Lite, the rechargeable solar-power collector can hold charge up to 3 years and the backup lithium battery can hold charge up to 7 years. Don’t worry about broken light bulb either, the LED bulb can burn continually up to 11 years.
The Hybrid Solar Lite is waterproof up to 80 feet, and the best of all, it floats. It’s rechargeable through outdoor and indoor light via its embedded solar panel. It’s made of recycled plastic, and it employs alternative energy.
No more wasting our money to replace old batteries in our flashlights, and less batteries will end up in the landfills! Two birds with one stone, or in this case, should it be more like… two birds with one say… flashlight? [Hybrid Solar Lite]
Reynolds Wrap is made from 100% recycled aluminum. The packaging and core are made from 100% recovered paper and the inks used on the product packaging are water-based. Available in Standard and Heavy Duty strengths. [get a 50¢ off coupon]
Office Depot offers its own brand of compact fluorescent light bulbs 3-Pack for $3.99 or $1.33 each bulb. You can cut the price down to $1.12 each bulb by getting 16 packs for $63.84 and then apply a $10 off coupon code “99911231″. Not clear of the coupon expiration date! With free shipping, it’s the best value we’ve seen of similar CFL bulbs. Sales tax may be added where applicable. The 14-watt CFL bulb produces the equivalent light of a 60-watt incandescent bulb with less energy consumption and much longer life. [Office Depot]
Nobel laureate and former Vice President, Al Gore, has a very important message for all of us on Earth Day. It’s about petitioning our Congress to pass green energy legislation that will ultimately jump-start the economy and help solve the environmental crisis both in the states and around the world. We need your support.
An email letter from Mr. Vice President:
In order to solve the climate crisis, we can’t just change light bulbs — we need to change laws.
We’re closer today than ever before. Right now, Congress is debating clean energy legislation that will jumpstart our economy and help solve the climate crisis.
On this Earth Day, can I depend on you to support this crucial legislation?
This is the historic comprehensive energy legislation that we’ve been waiting for. It will create millions of jobs and help solve the climate crisis by closing the carbon pollution loophole.
After so many years of inaction and obstruction, it’s incredible that we have finally reached this point. But the legislative process is never easy. With powerful forces fighting hard to maintain the status quo, it will take all of us working together to seize this moment.
Today, you are one of more than two million Repower America members, and tens of millions of Americans, who want to take positive action for our planet. This is it — a chance to demonstrate nationwide support for clean energy to our leaders in Congress, and help to bring about a new economic era based on clean energy.
So please, talk to your friends. Talk to your parents or grandparents. Start a conversation with a co-worker. And ask them to join with you and the millions of other Americans who want Congress to support clean energy jobs by closing the carbon pollution loophole.
Your efforts have brought us this far. I hope you take this opportunity to make this a historic Earth Day.
Take action now or never!
The Arbor Day Foundation has selected Geneva Mendoza, a fifth-grade student at Maryetta School in Stilwell, Oklahoma, as winner of the 2009 Arbor Day National Poster Contest. The annual contest for fifth-grade students nationwide is sponsored by Toyota and runs in conjunction with the national celebration of Arbor Day — which will be held Friday, April 24.Continue Reading…
This idea came from a guy named Knut. He combined flexible solar cells with regular rechargeable batteries and the “SunCat” was borned. The solar cells on the battery serve as a trickle charger which can charge the battery slowly and indefinitely. Attached solar cells keep the battery “topped up” but never overcharged when it’s not in use. These solar batteries are still in prototype stage. Further development is in the working according to Knut. Now, don’t you dare calling this “a man of vision” nut! [Notes from Knut]