Apr 22, 2017

Women and Going Green

You Can Be Green and Be a Woman Too! 
...as if anyone would have doubted that!

Women are becoming more and more successful in Green Jobs as the growth spurt continually rises. Green careers of the 21st century are involving powerful women to get things done, and get them done right. Every day more and more women are choosing to go green in their careers and are finding satisfying jobs that will enable them to provide for themselves and their families. They are making the move for a variety of reasons and taking advantages of green career opportunities in every part of the country. Profiles of diverse women who are working and succeeding in a variety of green careers are more wide spread and we want to celebrate such.

Women go green by grabbing it by the balls!

Women can go green publicly or privately in their home. We'll wrap this up with some personal womanly going green tip.

A recent study from the Federation University of Australia found that participating women had stronger environmental attitudes and commitment to the green entrepreneurship program than males; this suggesting that women entrepreneurs may be more engaged in green issues than male entrepreneurs. Now we aren't saying that men are not involved, we're simply saying there may be a chance that women are (haha) better at it. -kidding- Seriously, the study wasn't done by us so we're implying nothing. But consequently the findings are interesting... Women have high commitment to helping others and helping the world in a sense; because Super Woman is alive and well in all of us!

Though the corporate road is one that some women choose to take, we still have to face the issue of women get paid at lesser hourly amount than men in the corporate world. Not only that, we have to recognize that women and minority women find it harder to get to the top or break into the corporate world. From being blamed for being too emotional; using sexual acts to get some lead way, or simple "not competent; women should have as much as opportunity to effectively lead as men- PERIOD. Reports and opinions have surfaced saying that corporation don't necessarily care to know why women are not successful in their company. So quite frankly women getting to the top is not important to them. Not only that, women are said to leave the position they have after years and years of being the underdog and never getting any recognition. But can you blame them?

The differences between men and women aren't fully understood or valued. Men and women are very
different, down to neuro-biology build. Speculations suggest that women are "emotional" and make "irrational" financial decisions when in positions of power but turn the other cheek when a man is a complete irrational and a rude individual because he's a "man" he get an excuse. Hummm. Realize this is no rant for Feminist it's facts. Can't judge or argue with truth.

Furthermore women give BIRTH. There's no disputing it. Like it or not. Women brought men into the world. No further explanation needed. Why is that considered a weakness? Why do women and men not get time off for pregnancy leave and still be a powerful and consistent working woman? Things I think the answer will never arise to face the occasion in my lifetime.

This is why women going green and being "emotional" for the environment is needed! Somebody needs to care!

Women can go green in many ways. Here are some tips we found helpful:

1. Make your own beauty treatments at home

2. Look at the label when you purchase

3. Look for organic shops/products/manufacturers

4. Use Aluminum FREE deodorant

5. Brush your teeth with natural toothpaste

6.  Tame your mane with healthy hair care - minus the harmful chemicals

7. Choose petroleum-FREE products - this includes cosmetic products

8. Get a healthy, Chemical FREE tan - that means from the sun

9. Avoid animal testing products

10. Stay healthy with Organic Pads/Tampons

Women are the head of the buying curve when it comes to home care and personal care products. When you are the one who influences your family to buy certain products you can make a big impact. Choose safe products for yourself, your children, and your partner. It starts at home before you can go out and start telling others. Practice what you preach! Women make household decisions that can make or break a family. I'm sure its no problem to do the same in her employment...

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As always we're here for all your green news, woman or not. Any and everyone should be green! 
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Apr 20, 2017

Ideas For Kids To Help With Conserving Water At Home

Ideas for Kids to Help with Conserving Water at Home

Fresh, drinkable water is a limited resource that is necessary to our survival. More than 97% of the water on Earth is salt water and must be treated before we can use it in everyday life to cook, clean, and consume. The remaining percentage of water that is fresh and useable to humans is mostly frozen or stored underground as ground water. For these reasons and many more, it is important to do your part in conserving water at home. Discover how you can use water more efficiently and preserve the limited stock of water that we have on Earth with these simple ideas and tips!

So what does "conserve" actually mean? Here's the easy way to explain it to your kids: "to protect or save something from being hurt or never ever coming back. When we think about conserving water conserving water and other natural resources, we need to consider the ways in which we are using it, and how our other day-to-day actions have a direct effect on water. 

Tell your children that every little effort to save water can go a long way. Most things we do or not do are ways to help the planet. For example, say you are standing by a lake enjoying a can of soda. When you are done with the soda, you toss the can into the lake. While you are not using the water directly, you are still damaging the water by polluting it, and therefore not doing your part to conserve the water! 

Conserving water is easy to do. Start by thinking about the ways you use water every day. You drink water. You use water to clean dishes, brush your teeth, and wash your body. By evaluating all of the ways in which you use water, you can then start to think about ways you can conserve that water.

Think about when you brush your teeth in the morning. You may leave the water running to periodically rinse your toothbrush. By turning the water off while you brush and only turning it back on when you are going to use it, you will help to conserve water! Another way you can conserve water is by taking notice of how long your showers are. By shortening your shower by one or two minutes every day, you can conserve hundreds of gallons a year! In a similar way, you use water to clean other things around your house besides yourself, like your dishes. Instead of getting a fresh glass every time you want a drink, use the same glass throughout the day. If you wash your dishes in the sink, when it comes time to wash, fill a small bucket in the sink with soapy water and use that to wash dishes instead of running a constant stream of water. If you are using a dishwasher to clean your dishes, make sure it is full to capacity before you run it. Another way to conserve water is to find ways to recycle water that is already in use. For example, if you have a pet, use their old water to freshen pots of plants before you re-fill the bowl with new water for your pet to drink. You may be the first one to notice the problem, and telling an adult as soon as you recognize an issue can help to have it resolved more quickly

Slow the Faucet Flow:

  • Instead of leaving water running the whole time you brush your teeth, just turn the faucet on to get your toothbrush and toothpaste wet, and then again at the end when rinsing
  • Do the same when you wash your hands.  There's no need for the water to run while you're lathering up, so just turn water on for wetting and rinsing. And remember to shut the water off completely when you're done.
  • Where the water comes out of a faucet is a little part called an aerator, which screws on to the end of the faucet.  Without an aerator, the water doesn't come out in a useful way and the faucet will use way more water to do the same tasks.  If an aerator is missing, ask parents to add one. 
  • Some aerators also use less water than others, so adding or replacing one with a low flow model is an easy and low cost way to save water.  For example, look for a one gallon per minute aerator for bathroom faucets, but select one with a little more flow (1½ to 2 gallons per minute) for the kitchen sink.
  • Encourage these same actions at school, where faucets are used hundreds of times each day. Just adding or replacing restroom faucet aerators with ½ gallon per minute models could save thousands of gallons of water each month
Satisfying Showers and Baths:

  • Turn water down while soaping up or lathering your hair, and turn it back up for rinsing. 

  • Let parents know that new shower heads can give a great shower while using about a third as much water.  Pick one with a WaterSense label as they give extra savings and work great. 

  • Baths use a lot of water.   A five minute shower with a new shower head can use about one fourth as much water.  So consider taking quick showers most of the time instead of baths.
Teaching our kids at a young age to be aware of environmental factors that effect our life is very important. We have to grow and plant little seeds in our children that will stick with them throughout their life. Plant good seeds of course to let them grown in tall and intelligent Oaks! Slowly but surely you will see the things you taught them reflect in their adult lives. If you have any questions or concerns we're always here to help! 


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Apr 16, 2017

Earth Day Poetry for Your Pleasure...


“Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Though it was first celebrated in 1970; it is now something people worldwide coordinate with and celebrate together. These days it is celebrated  in more than 200 countries each year. This year on Earth day, there will be a march on to the Washington Mall to talk about how important SCIENCE is to our future. The Earth Day Network and the March for Science Groups are co-organizing a rally and teach-in on the National Mall in Washington, D.C 2017. The day’s program will include speeches and trainings with scientists, civic organizers, musical performances, and a march through the streets of Washington, D.C. Creating the sense of awareness about vital science innovations we need to think about when moving forward and saving our Mother Earth. The crowd will gather at 8:00am, and the teach-in will begin at 10:00am if your are interested in attending please visit http://www.earthday.org/marchforscience/  "This Earth Day, join the effort to defend the vital public service role science plays in our communities and our world.Science serves all of us.It protects our air and water, preserves our planet, saves lives with medical treatments, creates new industries, puts food on our tables, educates the next generation, and safeguards our future.Science isn’t Democratic or Republican, liberal or conservative. Indeed, threats to science are pervasive throughout governments around the world.Using the teach-in concept deployed for the very first Earth Day in 1970, the rally and teach-in on the National Mall will focus on the need to hold our leaders – both in science and in politics – accountable to the highest standards of honesty, fairness, and integrity. The vital role science plays in our democracy must be preserved." 

Here's some Earth Day Poetry

I am of the Earth by Anna Lee Walters

I am of the earth
She is my mother
She bore me with pride
She reared me with love
She cradled me each evening
She pushed the wind to make it sing
She built me a house of harmonious colors
She fed me the fruits of her fields
She rewarded me with memories of her smiles
She punished me with the passing of time
And at last when I long to leave
She will embrace me for eternity.

"God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods.  But he cannot save them from fools."  ~John Muir

Skeletal Exsistence 

seeking comfort in a walk-in closet
this little room is spared
as a forest preserve ridiculously reserved
for leftover green space incorrectly prepared

cigarette butts against our soles
again and again and again
smoke stacks the air until acid rains
throwaways litter mother’s sensitive skin
her pathways have become paper trails
when no one’s looking the common good fails
we subtract life’s essence with knowing hands
with mindless rituals of the manicured lawn
rake nutrients; add fertilizer, plant killer, water
coexisting with nature has been withdrawn
as unkind man advances, the environment recedes
like fiber and flesh that can’t breathe

on a park bench in a walk-in closet
will my children find Earth has gone the distance
or the ecosystem in clear plastic containers

and life decidedly a skeletal existence.

Ode to Nature by Connie Marcum Wong 

Oh giver of life, you glorious Sun
You instinctively know what must be done
I bask in your warmth to gain energy; 
Marvel how you raise up each plant and tree. 

You, gracious Moon ever watchful at night 
Even aware when your eye is closed tight.
You sway our emotions, also the sea; 
Cause turmoil at times or tranquility. 

I love you Earth and all of your creatures. 
There's joy in knowing you are our teachers.
I will, to treat you with respect and care 
And pray that the world will become aware

When we poison you, we poison us too. 
Keeping you balanced will grow life anew. 
We are blessed with Earth, sea, wind, and fire; 
Ether, divine, our longing desire. 

Help us to reasure our blessings on Earth
And love that's bestowed when given our birth. 
So embrace loyal Sun and moody Moon
As sweet Nature sings her loveliest tune. 

There is health in thy gray wing,
Health of nature’s furnishing.
Say, thou modern-winged antique,
Was thy mistress ever sick?
In each heaving of thy wing
Thou dost health and leisure bring,
Thou dost waive disease and pain
And resume new life again. 

A Spinning Gem by Joseph May

lapis lazuli
a gem spinning in the sky
a whisper of clouds. 

Hopefully you enjoyed our Earth Day Poetry - Happy Earth Day Friends

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Mar 30, 2017

Conserving Water in the Yard & Home Edition March 2017

25 Ways to Conserve Water in the Home/Garden 2017 Edition

Conserving water had become more important and an essential practice in all regions in the last couple of years. Not only can it save you money on your utility bill, it can help pollution in nearby lakes, rivers, and watersheds. You are not only helping yourself but those around you: human or animal. 
With Gardening Season right around the corner, we thought it woul be useful to give you some tips about conserving water in your home and garden. Check out this info below and see if they are thing you should and can start doing today! Enjoy reading...

In the home:

1. Check faucets and pipes for leaks.
                       -a small drip from a worn faucet washer can waste 20 gallons of water per day. Larger                           leaks can waste hundreds of gallons.
2. Don't use the toilet as a ashtray or wastebasket
                        - every time you flush a cigarette butt, facial tissue, or other small bits of trash, 5 to 7                             gallons of water is wasted.

3. Check your toilet for leaks
                        - Put a little food coloring in your toilet tank. If without flushing the color begins to                                appear in the bowl within 30 minutes, you have a leak on your hands. And there's no                            telling how long or how much water you have wasted thus far.
4. Use your water meter to check for hidden water leaks
                         - Read the house meter before and after a two hour period when no water is being                                 used. If it does not read the same after the two hours - you have a leak on your                                      hands.
5. Install water saving shower heads and low flow aerators
                          - an inexpensive way to save water is to install aerators on their faucets.
                            Like this one! You can pay less than $5 to save 5 gallons of water. Also limit your                                showers to under 5 minutes.
6. Put plastic bottles or float boosters in your toilet tank
                          - to cut down on water waste put an inch or two of sand or pebbles in two plastic                                     bottles to weigh them down and put them in your toilet tank. This can save more                                  than 10 gallons per day
7. Insulate your water pipes
                         - it's easy and inexpensive. Pre-slit foam can be adjusted and attached to any pipe.                                  You'll get hot water hotter faster.
8. Take shorter showers
                         - called military showers: lather without water and rinse off with water.
9. Turn off the water after you wet your toothbrush
                        - no explanation needed, we have been screaming this for years
10. Rinse your razor in the sink
                           - fill the sink with a few inches of warm water and rinse in there as need be
11. Use your dishwater and clothes washer for full loads
                          - automatic dishwashers and clothes washers should be completely full and avoid the                             permanent press cycle.
12. Maximize the kitchen sink garbage disposal unit
                            - in sink garbage disposals require lots of water to operate properly. Instead start a                                 compost pile and feed your garden 
13. When washing dishes by hand, do not leave the water running for rinsing. 
                              - if you have a double basin, fill one with soapy water and the other with rinse                                       water and or use a rack to rinse them all at the same time.  
14. Don't let the faucet run when rinsing vegetables
                                - just rinse them in a stopped sink or pot of clean water
15. Keep a bottle of drinking water in the fridge
                              - running tap water to cool it off is wasteful. Store drinking water in the fridge                                         that's already cool and bring along for any outdoor activity and/or daily use.  

Water Conservation in the Garden

16. Plant drought-resistant lawns shrubs and plants
                             - if you are planting a new lawn or over seeding your lawn; use drought resistant                                   grasses and drought resistant plants that can last through winter and summer.
17. Put a Rubber Mulch Mat around Trees and Plants
                             - Using a mulch mat will slow evaporation and discourage weed growth. It will                                   also retain soil moisture and runoff. Check out how it works here 
18. Don't water the gutter
                             - position your sprinklers so water lands on the garden not the paved way. Also                                     avoid watering on windy days.
19. Water your lawn ONLY when it needs it.
                             - not sure if you need to water your lawn? Step on the grass blades. If it springs                                       back up, then you do not need to water it. If it does not you should water it. Let
                                   grass also grow to 3 inches to retain water better.
20. Deep Soak your Lawn
                              - when watering the lawn, do it enough for moisture to soak down to the roots                                         where it will do the most good and keep your lawn looking healthy. Put an empty                                 can of tuna in your yard and when it is full then you have done your job properly.
21. Water your lawn during the early parts of the day.
                             - early morning is better than dusk since it prevents the growth of fungus. It is also                                the best defense against slugs and other garden crawlers that try to feast on your                                    garden.
22. Add organic matter and use efficient watering system for shrubs, flower beds, and lawns
                             - this can help soil absorption and water retention.
23. Don't run the hose while washing your car
                          - clean the car using a pail of water and don't let Jill go tumbling after. Use the hose                              only for rinsing.
24. Use a broom
                         - when doing manual outside work; a broom can do wonders. Cleaning driveways and                             sidewalks and even patios.
25. Check for leaks and faucets that are not tighten.
                           - more than often a drip is ignored. Make sure all your faucets are properly sealed                                 and no leaks when you are using any hose or faucet.

When looking at it saving water isn't that hard to do. There is a bad trend of water supply in the nation; with stifling numbers growing every day. Taking measures in the home and garden to conserve water can not only save water but money too. In the long term you can save the Earth and your greater community. 

It does not cost huge amounts of money to make a big impact. Although there are numerous inventions that can save water, there are also things you can do to double the savings. From low-flow shower heads to aerators, things less than $10 can make a difference in the every day life of being more Eco-Friendly. Water conservation is one of the easiest things to do and should become a family practice installed in every day life. Will you do your part today? 

Mar 24, 2017

A Toilet made out of Gold and Gold Toilet Paper.....

The Best of the BEST by the way....

We've done a bit of searching and we've come across some outrageous toilets and some that you can buy today with no hard work but a press of a button and we wanted to share them with you. We do not sell all of these but please inquire if you are trying to find one, we might be able to help. Some things are needed daily more than once; a toilet is one of them. Don't you think it's time to stop sitting on your.... never mind! We suggest it's time for a change. What you think!?!

Some of the Toilets that Made the Top Ten List

1. Kholer Persuade Toilet  - Two-Piece Vitreous China Toilet with an Elongated Bowl that has a top=mounted flushing button that can dispose of solids or liquids with more or less water from 0.8 GPF - 1.6 GPF. Estimated Price: $220

2. American Standard Clean High Efficiency Elongated Two-Piece - Has the Highest remarks from consumers in the WaterSense Category of 1.28 GPF; Also Vitreous China; Has Siphom-Action Jetted bowl that swifts away waste and has an EverClean surface for little to no deep cleaning necessary. Estimated Price $364

3. Sydney, Australia - Sydney Smart 305 Dual Flush Toilet - One-Piece, High Efficiency Toilet that offers 0.8 and 1.28 GPF. Estimated Price: $344

4. Duravit's Stark 3 Two-Piece Toilet - Elongated seat and Siphonic Jet action to swiftly sweep away waste, and also High Performance Ceramic. Estimated Price: $301

5. Kholer Wellworth Elongated Toilet - Water saving and High Efficicency, this toilet is one of the best in class stating it has "class 5 flushing technology"

6. Niagara Conservation Stealth Toilet- This 0.8 GPF Toilet sain 37% more water than regular toilets has a vacuum-assist mechanism that flushes with little to no noise! Round seat front, the High Efficiency toilet is nothing short of impressive. Wanna See It Up Close? Click Here...

If You're Feeling a Little Fancy...

  • IntiMist - A SEAT ONLY that can be fitted any regular toilet; along with warm water, a warm bum blow dryer and a heated seat. Estimated Price: $450
  • Sun-Mar Excel Non-Electric Self Contained Composting Toilet - A toilet where you can convert waste into fertilizing soil for use in your garden. No use of water AT ALL! Estimated Price: $1500.00
  • International Space Station Toilet - Launched into space, this toilet built by Russia for the International Space Station in November 2008 features leg braces to help keep astronauts properly positioned. Estimated Price: $19 Million 
  • Not For Sale but for Viewing- Hang Fung Gold Toilet - Owned by the Hang Fung Gold Technology Group, the toilet resides in a demonstration washroom called the "Hall of Gold" When traveling to Hong Kong do as Hong Kongians do. (it's a joke guys....) 
Toilets can be expensive at first but once you think about how often you buy a toilet, it just makes sense to save water, save money, and have a toilet get appreciated instead of ignored. Like we've always said, you use it, why do use it and save a little water. 

Whether it be for a renovation or just because it's time to replace that old toilet that flushes so loudly in the middle of the night, a toilet is a must in a home so why not add some style and class you your restroom. 

Rest assure, we are always here to help you with any questions you may have about toilets and or any Green Living that may arise! 

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