Monday, April 11, 2011

Every Day Is Earth Day: Week 4

"Till now man has been up against Nature;
From now on he will be up against his own nature."
-Dennis Gabor
Idling wastes gas.
If your car is stopped more than 30 seconds, turn off the engine.
You can save one cent per gallon for every two minutes you avoid idling.

Leave outdoor shoes at the door.
Keep a pair of indoor shoes and wear them indoors only.
This cuts down on dragging pesticides, herbicides, and soil into the house.
It keeps the house much cleaner.

Eat low mercury fish
like Tilapia and Pollock, rather than high mercury choices like tuna and swordfish.
Check the Safe Fish List at to see which fish to avoid and which to eat.
This varies, so if you eat fish, keep current.

Start your day with a power shower.
A power shower is a short five-minute shower that uses about 12.5 gallons of water, half the average shower which uses about 25 gallons of water, according to the U.S. EPA.

Buy eggs from chickens that roam free.
Eggs from chickens that range freely on grass have about half the cholesterol of factory-farmed eggs, and its mostly LDL, the cholesterol that's good for you.
They also have more vitamin E, beta-carotene, and omega-3 fatty acids.

Humans consume so much of the planet's natural resources we need the equivalent of four more earths to keep up with our lifestyles.
Americans are the most wasteful.
While we comprise 4.6% of the world's population, we consume 25% of the planet's resources

*~ Have a Beautiful Day! ~*

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