Monthly Archives: August 2009

Did You Know?

Seventy to eighty percent of the oxygen we breathe comes not from trees but from the earth’s oceans. Actually, it is the phytoplankton in the oceans that create so much oxygen. Scientists are looking for ways to increase phytoplankton to help break down greenhouse gases. They must be careful, however, because too much phytoplankton can […]

Feeding the Worms (in pictures)

A friend asked me the other day what I fed my worms. When I explained that they got most of our kitchen produce scraps she wanted specifics, so I decided I would let all my readers know through pictures. Vermicomposting is a green way of getting rid of your kitchen scraps. It is quicker than […]

I Want That!

I’m frustrated right now. My oldest is on a never-ending shopping spree in her mind and she just has to have everything. As Americans, we are bombarded with ads telling us we need the latest this or we have to have that. Today I have been “told” I need to go back to school shopping […]

Did You Know?

In sixty seconds, the Earth absorbs enough sunlight to fulfill the planet’s energy needs for a year! The Solar Energy Technologies Program (SETP) seeks to find and develop solar technologies that  are cost-competitive in the market by 2015. The program currently focuses on the research and development of photovoltaic (PV) and concentrating solar power (CSP) […]

Looking Through A Green Lens

Book Review of The Green Guide Are my candles safe to burn? What should I look for and what should I avoid when renovating my home? Is there something better than paper or plastic? These are some questions that may come up in our daily lives. Ten years ago I never would have thought there […]