- Pour left-over wine into an ice cube tray and store in the freezer. When you next need wine to cook with, grab some "wine-cubes". That way, not a drop of wine is ever wasted.
- Bumblebees often nest in compost piles. So, when one is spotted emerging, try not to disturb them ... they pollinate a wide variety of plants, they won't sting unless provoked, and they naturally die off in the fall.
- In 1995 over 200 of the world landfills were full.
- Even though approximately one-half of beverage containers are recycled annually, Americans trash more than 270 million beer and soft drink bottles every day.
- Looking for an environmentally conscious spouse or friend? Try joining local "green" groups to meet people of like mind.
- Rather than give cut flowers, give potted plants (organic, of course).
- Cleaning your dryer's lint filter can slash its energy usage by as much as 30%.
- Every week about 20 species of plants and animals become extinct.
- Rain Forests are being cut down at the rate of 100 acres per minute.
- Staying within the speed limit and smoothly accelerating can save up to 25% of a vehicle's typical gasoline use.
- Bamboo, which now can be found in many products (even clothing), is a sustainable material which has natural antibacterial and odor prevention properties ... and, because of it's porous texture, can keep one cool on a hot day and warm in the winter.
- Open a box/package of bar soap on one end and let it dry out for a few weeks before using it. This removes the excess moisture content from the soap and makes the bar last longer.
- Going on vacation? Remember to turn off the water heater ... and save energy!
- According to NOAA, an estimated 210,000 gallons of oil (5,000 barrels) a day is still leaking into the Gulf of Mexico (that after the initial "fix").
Do you have any tips and/or facts to share?
As always, I would love to hear from you!