Al Gore in the Feb. 2010 Sunday NY Times.

“January was seen as unusually cold for much of the United States. Yet from a global perspective, it was the second-hottest January since surface temperatures were first measured 130 years ago.”

KNOW RECYCLING BY THE NUMBERS

BY THE NUMBERS. Do you know which plastics are safe and recyclable?
What do the on your plastic bottle bottoms symbols mean?

1. Safe and recyclable. But avoid reusing single-use bottles as in water bottles
2. Safe and recyclable. Like a milk bottle
3. Avoid. vinyl or PVC. Can leach hormone-disrupting chemicals and lead into food. Not recyclable.
4. Safe and recyclable. Wall-Mart, plastic bag recycle centers will recycle. Like plastic food wrap.
5. Safe and recyclable. Like a food storage container.
6. Avoid. Can leach styrene. Possible carcinogen. Can be recycled. Like a plastic plate or bowl.
7. Not recyclable. Some (PC) of polycarbonate are composed of hormone-disrupting bisphenol A.

Source: Green Guide – from National Geographic


GREEN NEWS AND TIPS FOR A HEALTHIER PLANET


Hawii Senate cuts paper waste and saves $1.2 million over 2 years.

Honolulu-(AP) Feb, 2010-Hawwaii’s 25 senate members slashed what they called “pointless paperwork” by elimiating the use of waste. Concurrently, they cut the use of heavy-duty copy machines and hours of time-consuming paper collating. How did they do it? By using CDs instead of paper and by putting Bills, Testimony and committee reports online.

The Senate spent $100,000 to by laptops or document-reading software and wireless internet systems, telling legislators and the public alike that if they wanted paper copies, they had to make their own at their own costHawaii estiamtes 800 trees were saved as a result of the two year progoram.

In Hawaii’s house of Reprsentatives, the public can still pay $420 per session for a full stack of daily legislative documents.


What’s wrong with the air inside your home?

If you are average, you breath 3,400 gallons of air each day. Since most of us spend 90% of our time indoors, we need clean air. Yet the EPA says the indoor level of air pollution is two to five times and on occasion 100 times greater than exposure to outside air.

With tighter and more energy efficient newer buildings, the issue takes on increasing importance. If that were not enough, some 50 million Americans suffer from allergies and again clean air could help. Blueair comes to the rescue by trapping lung-damaging pollutants like house and textile dust, pollen, smoke, cat and dog dander, dust mites, automotive exhaust, and soot. If you work at a computer, here is another pollution you may not have considered – particles from laser printers and copiers.This product helped us. It can help you too! Go to it.