Tag Archives: Environment

Free teaching tool

By signing up on line and participating in the Recyclebank program that Jamie told me about (thank you Jamie), we get points for recycling every week. By answering surveys on line to learn more about recycling, I can accumulate even more points. The points can be used for various things—to buy items from a refurbished and green-ish store, a magazine subscription, every once in a blue moon a coupon for 10% off groceries at the grocery store, Publix, and lately to park at the beach for $1 all day, just to name a few.

I hadn’t received a magazine subscription in forever. In my opinion, it was something else to read, get rid of and just more waste.

But wait…

After I look through it, I can leave it at the V.A. Hospital for someone else to look through, recycle it, or use it as a teaching tool by cutting the pictures out which I find relaxing.

 

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“It’s like Wal-Mart or Target set afloat.”–Eriksen

My mother shared an article with me by Will Dunham from the Sun Sentinel published Thursday, December 18, 2014.

I wanted to pass the article on.
Made me blink twice.

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What can I do with this?

These reusable bags aren’t as sturdy as the canvas bags. They are great…..until they tear. 😦

So what are my options? Any ideas?

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Ouch! How we lose water!

I cheated and took a picture of this. Hope I haven’t shown it to you already. It was in our water bill last year and I found it so surprising! G.P.M. stands for gallons per minute. G.A.M. stands for gallons a month. I just like stats and thought you all might find it interesting.

Cheers!

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Recycling every little thing

This is my little green set up or how my recycling program runs in the house. It is pretty messy…..are you ready for this?

Not the neatest, but we're working on it....

Not the neatest, but we’re working on it….

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“Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in.”–Thoreau

I told daddy if he gave me a list of his favorite “green” quotes, I’d put them on my blog. Mostly because he doesn’t read my blog and yet always asks me what’s going on in my life. To which I answer, “If you’d read my blog, daddy, you wouldn’t only know what was going on, but could even see pictures of it.” So, this is a bit of a test to see if he actually reads it. (Which I know he doesn’t.) And because all the quotes he gave me I found ironically to be from just one man.
Henry David Thoreau. (1817-1862)

Which is your favorite?

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Raisin waste

I purchased the little raisin packages for my husband’s lunch but once they were empty, I thought—what a waste to just throw them away.

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And so….

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Turn off the water

I owe learning this lesson to my sister.

We saw pelicans, terns, seagulls, short-billed dowitcher, and sand fleas! But no dolphins.

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Ultimate zero waste food

Cook and eat the meat, compost the skin and bake the seeds. Can you guess what it is?

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Jacksonville County Fair

The month before I gave birth, I headed to the county fair. How thrilling to find educational material scattered everywhere!

Interesting cow facts.

Interesting cow facts.

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