Sunday, December 20, 2009
I recently got one of these reusable coffee cups as a gift. It's great! I use it everyday. It's very easy to clean, lightweight and not to expensive...
Plus, you look kool when your holding it! It also makes a great last minute holiday gift. Enjoy!
Sunday, December 13, 2009
I just finished reading Al Gore's new book Our Choice. Everyone on this planet should read it. Stop assuming someone else is going to make the difference!! Al lays everything out on the table. He tells us what's going on and what needs to happen to make a change. I highly recommend this book. But I also recommend educating yourself with what you can do to keep this earth a better place to live on.
Saturday, December 5, 2009
If your a beer drinker buying local has so many benefits. Buying local can help keep your money circulating through your hometown. It also helps the local brewing company and their business. Sure, you can easily buy a Miller Lite or Bud Lite but you know what those taste like. Why not buy something local? There are so many great beers out there. If your out with friends try to make it a goal to try something new and local.
The beer pictured is great. Oberon is a beer brewed in Kalamazoo Michigan. It goes great with everything and you won't have to pay and arm and a leg for a six pack.
Happy beer drinking.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
-Make the air healthier by cutting down on hazardous pollution in your town or community.
-Help the environment. For every 10 minutes your engine is off, you'll prevent one pound of carbon dioxide from being released (carbon dioxide is the primary contributor to global warming).
-Keep money in your wallet and save fuel. Save between 1/5 to 7/10 of a gallon of fuel for every hour of not idling.
What harm does idling do?
There are three main problems with idling:
First, idling pollutes the air and harms health. Idling tailpipes spew out the same pollutants that form unhealthy smog and soot as those from moving cars. Nitrogen oxide, particulate matter, carbon monoxide and volatile organic compounds are the main health-harming pollutants in vehicle emissions. Diesel engines emit more than 40 hazardous air pollutants.
These pollutants have been linked to serious human illnesses, including:
-chronic bronchitis and
Children, the elderly and those with asthma and other chronic health problems are especially vulnerable to the health dangers of exhaust.
Pollution from idling contributes to global warming. Idling cars and trucks emit carbon dioxide (CO2), a main heat-trapping gas. In New York City alone, idling cars and trucks each year produce 130,000 tons of carbon dioxide, a new EDF report shows (see Idling Gets You Nowhere [PDF]). To offset this amount of global warming pollution, we would need to plant an area the size of Manhattan with trees every single year.
Idling wastes fuel and money. An idling car uses between 1/5 to 7/10 of a gallon of fuel an hour. An idling diesel truck burn approximately one gallon of fuel an hour. With average U.S. prices for diesel fuel topping $2 a gallon (as of 2/2/09), that's about $2 burned.