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I found a great tip in the September/October Issue of Natural Home and Garden Magazine about stopping leaks…

To stop a slow-dripping leaky kitchen faucet, check your water meter before and after a two-hour period when no water is being used. If it changed, you’ve got a leak! Find other water-reduction tips:
http://entergy.pewclimate.org/tips/home/water-home.

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Im telling you to give this Just Great Stuff Organic Chocolate Dream Greens bar a chance!!! It was so good and a great way to sneak in the veggies with the kids!

Description
  • ORAC Antioxidant Value of 21,700 (tested by credible laboratory, Brunswick Labs)
  • Organic Certified
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-Free
  • Fruits include: Dates, Raisins, Bananas
  • Freeze-dried Veggies: Carrot, Spinach, Kale, Broccoli Sprout (more info on this below)
  • Protein source: Organic Rice Protein & Cashews

“Organic chocolate meets healthy fruits and veggies in this unique bar. As an experiment one day we took our delicious Organic Fruit & Veggie bar and drenched it in rich, organic dark chocolate. The result was “dreamy!” Your mouth won’t know your eating whole fruits, nuts and freeze dried organic veggies, but your body will! Enjoy one of these nutrient-rich bars today!”

Krista Shepard, Betty Lou’s Inc. Nutritional Scientist

 

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We used to have such crazy dreams.
The kind of dreams that brought us together, made us not mere mortals, but a movement.

We used to dream we’d get to the moon.
And we were crazy enough, fanatical enough, relentless enough, to get there.

We dreamed we’d split the atom.
Make smallpox and polio whispers from forgotten history books.
Make technology infinite, individual.
Connect the world.

All the unbelievable and the impossible,
all the can’t do and the never will, we overwhelmed them, we overpowered them, we conquered them.
They said no and we, well,
We said yes.
We stood up.
We stood up and changed the world.

Stand up when everybody else sits down
Stand up when it’s easier to turn away
Stand up for everyone who can’t rise anymore

When the answer seems impossible, stand up
When the dream is right within our reach, stand up
When the powerful refuse your call, stand up

This is the “Stand Up To Cancer” Manifesto.  Every time I read it, I can’t help but to think of the environment, and the state of the world at this moment.  Let these words give you power to stand up today for the earth and for all of us!

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“The 9.0 quake that hit Japan on March 11 was powerful enough to shift the earth on its axis and make it spin a little faster, shortening the day by 1.8 millionths of a second. It shoved the island nation on parking space to the east.” Time Magazine

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“Most people know that shredded newspaper and brown paper makes good compost, but don’t forget that you can also compost cotton balls, Q-tips (as long as they don’t have plastic stems), tissues, and hand wipes, as well as wooden toothpicks, skewers, wine corks, chopsticks, popsicle sticks, and matchsticks.” 

Find out what other things you might be missing at www.plantea.com/compost-materials.htm

(This tip is from my Daily Green Calendar)

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This is so cool!

My friend Deb did some research and discovered that Edison ParkFast locations now offer parking for your bikes. The cost is only $1 per day/$20 per month and is offered at all of their locations!

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Check out  Earth Aid, a free online service to help you save money and energy at home!

Learn About Your Utility Use in Context

Earth Aid’s free, patent-pending web application is the first and only that enables households to monitor their actual electric, gas, and water utility usage all together and in context online – all to help you see the big picture.

Get Help Finding Opportunities to Save

We’re here to make it easy to find the right tips for saving energy and water. Earth Aid automatically highlights the local, state, and federal rebates, tax incentives, and discounts that make it even more economical for you to save.

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When you save energy or water, you earn Earth Aid Rewards Points – redeemable for exclusive rewards, discounts, and offers from our network of Earth Aid Rewards Partners. City by city and town by town, we’re adding new Rewards Partners who want to help incentivize sustainable living at home. Click here to learn how to bring an Earth Aid Rewards Network to your community.

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$10 billion = The amount Americans spend per year powering electronics that are plugged in, but not in use!!! Stock up on power strips!!

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