Grin and Bare (Foot) It

by Angela Yorke October 10th, 2014 Easy Ideas
Unless you’re from Asia, it’s likely that you rarely go barefoot inside the home. In my opinion, removing footwear indoors has a lot to do with comfort. Freeing your feet from the confines of your footwear, even the comfortable type, is just like loosening your belt after a large meal, assuming you wear a belt. As it turns out, it’s also an easy way to keep the house green as well.

First of all, not wearing shoes inside the house automatically reduces the amount of dirt brought into a home. Can you imagine going on a hike, and then wearing those same muddy boots throughout the house? Even if you’ve
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Causes and Prevention of Acid Rain

by Angela Yorke October 8th, 2014 Environment
Acid rain is a specter that has not been raised very often in recent years, as discussions about carbon emissions and how to mitigate them have occupied the limelight. Nevertheless, acid rain, formed by the combination of nitric oxide and sulfur dioxide emitted by factories and vehicular exhaust, remains present even though there is less talk about it.

The gases alone don’t form acid rain. Rather, the combination turns into nitric acid and sulfuric acid after being released into the atmosphere and coming into contact with gaseous water vapor, which forms clouds. The pH level of normal clouds is moderately
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EPA: Preserving Green Spaces

by Jessica B. October 6th, 2014 Environmental News
Many communities are looking for easy, cost efficient ways to preserve their green areas. It could be a local park, a local brook, or even a local nature preserve. With little money and high property values, these little patches of natural preserves are constantly being threatened.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offers a great deal of information to communities looking to find solutions to these types of dilemmas. Using volunteers, zoning, and fundraising, communities still have options.

1) Learn from the past – Central Park in NYC was initially put aside for preservation in the 1850's. The land itself was purchased
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Tasty Eco-Friendly Smoothies

by Mackenzie M. October 4th, 2014 Quick Tips
blackberryOne way to improve physical health, and to reduce personal energy consumption is to integrate eco-friendly smoothies into your daily diet. Ranging from about 170-230 calories, smoothies made with organic, locally grown produce are great for your health and pocketbook. One suggested recipe calls for two cups spinach, one cup blackberries, half cup of pineapples, and a half cup of orange juice. Try out some of your local specialty produce from a farmer’s market and blend a delicious smoothie rich in anti-oxidants and fiber. If you replace your morning coffee or soda with a tasty smoothie, not only will
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