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    Environment

    Reduce your Carbon Footprint

    Here are a few simple things you can do to reduce your carbon footprint Change to Fluorescent Bulbs – If every house in the United States changed all of the light bulbs in their house, that would be equivalent to taking one million cars off the streets. Hang Outside to Dry – Get a clothes line or rack to dry your cloths. Your clothes will last longer and you will save money Use Both Sides of Paper – if you have a printer with a double sided print option use it. You will save half of the amount of paper you would have normally used. Get rid of baths – Do not take baths,…

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    Alternative Energy,  Environment

    Hanging Out to Dry

    Today I decided to do something to change the world. I built a solar clothes dryer. It wasn’t my first, and it only took about an hour to put it up. One thing is for certain, it’ll save money and won’t foul up the air and water. Here are step-by-step instructions for how you, too can build a solar clothes dryer: 1. Choose two parallel points about 15 feet apart in a sunny part of your yard. Try to pick a spot that is relatively flat. 2. Using a post hole digger, dig a 3′ hole at each point. Set two, 10 foot posts at each point (use a level…

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    Environment

    The Solastalgia Project

    Solastalgia describes the grief felt by those of us who care about human-caused, catastrophic environmental damage. Don’t waste your time arguing with global warming deniers and waiting for politicians to pass clean and renewable energy legislation. It is better to put your energy into changing your lightbulbs or planing a garden.  If building a house is beyond the scope of what you can or want to do, please consider taking some action in your own life. If everyone reading this takes responsibility for one small piece of the planet, your own house and yard, your community and your own lives, together we have the collective power to create the positive change…