April 27, 2009

Q.T. Recycle Electronics

Find places near you, such as a local government facility or Best Buy, that will recycle your electronic equipment. DON'T throw it in the garbage!

April 25, 2009

Q.T. Rain Water

Collect and use rain water to wash your car.

April 20, 2009

Q.T. Recycling Cans

Recycling aluminum cans can save about 95% of the energy it takes to make a new one.

April 14, 2009

Fertilize Without Pesticides

I try to look for organic products whenever possible. Pesticides and chemicals are a big "nasty" to me. You may be under the impression that in order to fertilize your lawn and garden to have green grass and produce, you may have to use a product with a few things in it that you'd rather not be exposed to.

The EPA is currently making the decision to take the common weedkiller 2,4-D off the market. It has been linked to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, reproductive and developmental effects, endoctine disruption, and well water contamination, according to Beyond Pesticides. This herbicide is used to kill broadleaf plants on household lawns, golf courses, and parks.

It's something you should seriously think about - especially if you have kids that play in the grass or dogs that - you know.

Try using only organic pesticides. For some homemade organic pesticides go to:

April 13, 2009

Q.T. Plastic Bags

Recycle your plastic bags (in case you forgot to bring your canvas one). Stores such as Walmart and Jewel have places for them at the entrance.

April 9, 2009

Q.T. Light Bulbs

Switch to Energy Star-rated CFL light bulbs that use 75% less energy than incandescent bulbs.

April 6, 2009

New Quick Tips!

By popular demand, I will be starting a "Quick Tips" section to the blog. They will be tips without explanations - just what to do, or not to do in some cases - that will be posted several times a week. Become a follower and let me know what you think!

April 5, 2009

Product Review - Mama Jo's Natural Care

Looking for some handmade personal care products and home remedies that are pure and simple? Try Mama Jo's at mamajosnaturalcare.com. The products are made from high quality ingredients and don't contain chemicals, additives, fillers, or fragrance(only 100% essential oils).

I love the Exfoliating Salt Scrub.

Check it out!

Earth Day!!!

Earth Day is April 22. This is a great day to renew your promises to yourself, and to the planet, to be a little more mindful of the things you do every day.

Let's try to do even better this year. I plan on making some phonecalls very soon on a few things that I feel that there is room for a lot of improvement on. My first mission - have a law passed restricting the amount of time you are allowed to idle in your car.

Wish me luck!

Set some goals today, and before you know it, you will have improved your life and the lives of those around you.