Posted on January 30, 2012 by Envirothink
SWITCH Lighting's new LED builb draws a line in the sand with other LED's
Recently, SWITCH Lighting gave me a personal demonstration of their new LED bulbs, and it convinced me that incandescent light bulbs’ days are numbered with this new technology coming out next month.
Right now we have to choose between compact florescent bulbs (CFLs), which contain a measure of toxic mercury, and expensive, not-quite-bright-enough light-emitting diodes (LEDs). SWITCH Lighting’s new LED bulbs, however, draw a line in the sand from any other bulb I’ve tried.
To find out how strikingly bright and affordable these new LED bulbs are, see the full article at http://bit.ly/wQr1Jy.
Filed under: Exciting New Deveopments | Tagged: CFL, compact florescent bulbs, incandescent, LED, light emitting diodes, mercury, SWITCH Lighting, technology, toxic | 1 Comment »
Posted on January 29, 2012 by Envirothink
Tired achy feet can get relief from a 20 minute daily foot bath
TV host, author and cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz is a firm believer in soaking your feet. He’s done numerous TV segments on different foot baths – from simple baking soda to citrus, tea and vodka, America’s doctor recommends the benefit of a daily 20 minute “foot-bath”.
For those who love the idea of soaking their feet but not the hassle or mess, the StepnSoak 4 Feet is the perfect solution.
Ready to use out of the box, the Step ‘n Soak foot soaking system eliminates spills and requires no tub.
Filed under: Awesome pet products, Health concerns | Tagged: Cancer Treatment Center of America, chemotheraphy, Dr. Oz, foot bath, Haiti earthquake, horses, insomnia, internet, maternity, military, ovarian cancer, Red Cross, Step 'n Soak, swollen ankles, vinyl | Leave a comment »
Posted on January 26, 2012 by Envirothink
Surfboard "waste" is now used to help clean up toxic chemical spills
Almost every industry generates some kind of waste, the majority of which often ends up in landfills. The surfboard industry is no exception.
The powdery dust created by shaping a surfboard from a slab of polyurethane foam has now been transformed into a new, super useful product called SPILLINEX™, which can quickly absorb harmful chemical waste.
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Posted on January 24, 2012 by Envirothink
The following is an excerpt from an article by Jeff Davis, otherwise known as The Go Green Guy
Recycling is one of the easiest ways to start down the road to Greener living.
Nobody is going to be completely Green, but like I’ve said before, “take baby steps! Every little step adds up. For every action there is a reaction.”
If you make positive actions, no matter how small they may seem, the overall reaction can be huge!
So why not concentrate on something that is really easy to do and maybe even get paid for some of it. RECYCLE!
Many items are recyclable that people do not seem to know about.
To discover the list of 19 items that can be recycled (some were new to this editor!), check out the full article at http://bit.ly/zP6FB4.
Filed under: Recycling | Tagged: green, recyclable, recycle, recycling | 2 Comments »
Posted on January 23, 2012 by Envirothink
If you love to cook (like I do), those annoying aches and pains that come from standing too long are all too familiar. Other than putting up with them or taking anti-inflammatory medication, they’ve become one of those “facts of life.”
The Imprint Anti-Fatigue Comfort Mat turns that “fact” into a myth.
To learn more about how this stylish mat that reduces leg fatigue and even helps senior dogs stand better, check out http://bit.ly/zNqvJv.
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Posted on January 22, 2012 by Envirothink
As the economy shows signs of moving in the right direction, so too does our personal and national energy consumption. A growing number of energy efficiency programs are noticeably increasing our energy savings and our usage efficiency.
According to a new report from The Institute for Electricity Efficiency (IEE), in 2010, our national energy programs saved enough electricity to power almost 10 million homes.
For the full story how on we’re gaining in our energy savings, see http://bit.ly/yhAJb0.
Filed under: Exciting New Developments | Tagged: energy, energy efficiency, Institute for Electricity Efficiency | 2 Comments »
Posted on January 20, 2012 by Envirothink
Shark finning leaves sharks to die a terrible death on the ocean floor
We’ve read about it and there’s finally been some positive legislative action to stop shark finning.
But until you actually see what the noise is all about, you have no real idea of how shockingly devastating this practice is.
Dan Rather will air a special expose’ on Dan Rather Reports on Tuesday, January 24th. This is one show that’s a must-see. Be sure to bring the kleenex.
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