Friday, February 29, 2008

Thursday, February 28, 2008

nau - clothing

https://www.nau.com/homepage/index.jsp#/shopnau/products/107W802

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Heating your greenhouse with the earth



I love this article on using the Earth's stored energy to heat a greenhouse.
Link is to Earthtoys - The renewable energy magazine

http://www.earthtoys.com/emagazine.php?issue_number=03.08.01&article=finch

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Live in the city but need a little county?

Nature in The City work to save San Francisco's natural areas. The website acts a a guide to what you can do to help and where the natural areas are in the city for you to enjoy.

http://natureinthecity.org/mtsutro.php

Friday, February 22, 2008

Disposing Old Medications

from an article in USA Today full article here: http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/painter/2007-04-22-old-medicine_N.htm

•Don't flush old medications unless the patient information packet that comes with a drug specifically advises it (as will still be the case for certain narcotics and other medications that have a high potential for danger or abuse).

•It's OK to throw most prescription and non-prescription drugs in the trash — but only after taking a few steps. Crush pills or dissolve them in water; dilute liquid medications, too. Then mix the drugs with kitty litter, coffee grounds or other unappealing materials. Place the mess in a sealed plastic bag and discard.

•Remove and destroy prescription labels before throwing away original containers.

•Find out whether any sites in your community have legal approval to collect and discard consumers' unused medications. In some states, pharmacies can take back medications.

•When in doubt, ask your pharmacist for advice.

Whatever you do, "don't let medications just sit around," says Catherine Polley, chief policy officer of the pharmacists' group. "Unused, expired medications can be harmful to everyone in the house."

Even if you don't have children or pets, she notes, you are at risk. You might accidentally take old medication yourself or be tempted to use old antibiotics, painkillers or other prescription drugs for a new problem — always a bad idea.

Finding new ways to throw out old drugs won't keep them entirely out of the water system — because an estimated 70% to 80% of drug residues are from human waste — but it can make a difference, Masson says.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Dry Cleaning

"Organic" Dry cleaning is springing up all over the place, but what does it mean? Since The term Organic is not a certification in the dry cleaning industry, who can you trust? Here are some good articles to help you figure out where to go:

http://www.thegreenguide.com/doc/ask/wetclean

http://www.thegreenguide.com/doc/ask/drycleaning

http://www.thedailygreen.com/going-green/latest/812

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Bamboo Bike



From the site:
Appropriate for everyday use and for racing. The bike is made from Bamboo that has been smoked and heat treated to prevent splitting.

http://www.calfeedesign.com/bamboo.htm

Friday, February 15, 2008

Wine with a consciousness


http://www.quivirawine.com/philosophy.php


This place uses solar power, recyled glass for their bottles and organica growing processes


Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Get your Flowers here...


Veriflora - Cetified Sustainably Grown

click on the link called find Veriflora flowers to see a list of places these flowers are available.

http://www.veriflora.org/default.asp

Monday, February 11, 2008

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Horticultural Blog



A blog by the suthor of the book above, it looks like a british book, but the blog is informative and interesting.


http://perrone.blogs.com/

Friday, February 8, 2008

EcoMoto




A blog from TrendHunter about eco trends.

from the home page "EcoMoto is a digest of Environmental Trends, Green Innovation, Electric Cars and Hybrid Cars discovered by our global network of trend hunters."

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Growing Vegetables


I didn't realize that our frost date was so early here in Cali. I'm behind on planting my veggies (well some of them).

I found a link to the Farmer's Almanac Frost calendar http://www.almanac.com/garden/frostus.php check out the frost date for your area. If you are planting seeds, you should start some plants indoors read your packet for specific instructions (ususlly 4-6 weeks prior to the last frost date in your area.