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Don’t Let Mosquitoes Bug Your BBQ

Were you “bugged” at your BBQ last weekend?  Next time, solve the problem NOT by spraying toxic chemicals but by using your BBQ to chase mosquitoes away from your family picnic.  Just toss some rosemary or sage onto the coals.

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A Cool Way to Save Money

Be cooler in summer and save up to 25% annual energy costs.  Get summer shade by planting deciduous shrubs and trees on the south and west sides of your house. When you want the warmth (in the winter), the sun peeks in through the north and east.

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Smiles on Golf Balls but not on You

Giving up on golf? Drowning in old golf balls?  Although you can’t toss them into the recycle bin, you can recycle them.  Find out how at http://1800recycling.com/2014/08/recycle-golf-balls

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Unmelted Bottle Caps

Remove caps from bottles before recycling.  Because they melt at far different temperatures, a cap mixed in with bottles can leave unmelted plastic, making the whole batch unusable for other items.

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Put Your Fish to Work

Don’t waste that water your fish have enriched with nutrients.  When cleaning the fish tank, use the water on your plants and trees. You think it’s scummy; they think it’s yummy.

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Donate Money Without Paying a Cent

How can you help many without leaving your chair and NOT opening up your checkbook?  Next time you’re on the Internet, go to www.thebreastcancersite.com and look at the topics listed across the top.  Choose to support any or all of these: hunger, breast cancer, animal rescue, veterans, autism, child health, literacy, and the rainforest.  Pick a cause, then, when it opens, press “Click Here to Give—It’s Free!”  Various sponsors give money for each click we do, supporting reputable groups which work toward helping others or our environment. You don’t give any information, so nobody will solicit funds from you or send you spam. You can continue to contribute by clicking on any or all once a day, or at least each time you sign onto the internet.  Stick the site into your “Favorites,” or send yourself a weekly reminder email with the address to link you quickly to the site.  How easy is that!

ReStore Your Home

As you plan repairs and remodel, check to see if Habitat for Humanity has a ReStore in your community. They sell quality used and new goods and furniture at 50-70% off retail. Help the Earth, save money, and support a great cause, all at the same time.

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Cool AC Savings

Keep your AC unit cool.  Loosely cover the condenser or window-mounted unit (don’t restrict air-flow, which will increase electricity use); put an awning over it; or plant a tree that will shade the unit.  Any of these measures can save energy and up to 10% on your AC costs.

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Safe, cheap weed control

Here’s a safe, cheap, earth-friendly weed control: Spray those bad guys with a mixture of a gallon of white vinegar and an ounce of bio-degradable dish soap.

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About that Garbage Disposal…

Use the garbage disposal less. Between faucets washing scraps down the drain while they’re being ground up and the water used to process sewage in treatment plants, some 500,000 gallons of water are wasted daily.  Choose and cook foods which produce little waste, be creative with leftovers, and turn what remains into compost to nourish your plants without a trip to the nursery for plant food.

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