Protecting America’s Waters

Stop Providing Bottled Water at events and meetings

If we start requesting people to bring their own reusable bottles of water if they need water this will save money and the environment. Just for convenience bottled water is being served at every events and meetings. I am organizing an event Earthday@Loudoun Family Festival and we decided not to provide it. We'll have water to fill up reusable bottles and bottles to give away if people need it.

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Lunchbox Project

Ordering lunch to-go in your own, reusable container (like Tupperware) can prevent a ton of plastic waste from ending up in landfills, gutters, and the ocean. 93% of plastic in the U.S. is NOT recycled, but rather ends up in the landfill. The Lunchbox Project is simple and effortless. Leave a reusable container at the office and there’s no forgetting. The Lunchbox Project promotes your local economy by encouraging people ...more »

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Ban the single-use plastic bag

Around the country and around the world, from Aspen, Colorado to Seattle, Washington to Delhi, India, communities are making a choice and banning single-use plastic grocery bags. Reducing these single-use items can decrease our resource consumption and energy use. In 2009, the United States used 102 billion plastic bags, an enormous amount of fossil fuel resources were required to make those bags which consume extravagant ...more »

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Assuring the Safety of Chemicals

Learn about Foggers Safety

Know someone with bug problems? EPA created a series of cartoons to teach people about using Foggers Safely. They are available in English and Spanish. My kids love the bed bugs at the end of this one:

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Grass clippings

Mix grass clippings with equal parts shredded newspaper, keep moist and "toss" frequently for a compost salad mulch to sprinkle around and nutufe your garden.

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Menstrual Cup - healthy and economical

What is the Menstrual Cup? Originally developed in 1937, the menstrual cup is worn inside the vagina during menstruation to collect menstrual fluid directly. It is a cost-saving and eco-friendly alternative to menstrual pads or sanitary towels. Made of latex, silicone or TPE, the cup is reusable and designed to last for up to 10 years. How to use the Menstrual Cup Wash your hands well Insert the clean and folded cup ...more »

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Judiciously use the 5 P's; Embrace the 5 R's Rule-Rajiv Sinha

Judiciously use the 5 P's (Petrol, Paper, Plastic, Power, Potable Water)

Embrace the 5 R's (Reuse, Reduce, Recycle, Be Responsible, Refuse).

 

Rajiv Sinha: Griffith University Prof.

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Taking Action on Climate Change

Enhanced Geothermal Systems sequester CO2

If I read right “Future of Enhanced Geothermal Systems” MIT School of Engineering did for federal government 2007 (http://geothermal.inel.gov), CO2 is better than H2O as hydraulic/heat-transfer fluid for Enhanced Geothermal Systems. Also, 70 years output from 500 MW coal-fired plant would fill 1 of 15 hot-rock reservoirs needed to replace 100MW coal-fired plant sustainably, assuming 100MW EGS would need 0.5km3 pore space ...more »

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Cleaning Up Our Communities

Encourage more people to take care of their share of the planet

Every property owner has a huge opportunity to protect the environment by practicing environmentally friendly gardening. Green Gardeners make a huge difference to the environmental health of the planet.

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Taking Action on Climate Change

REDUCING GHG AND CLIMATE CHANGE

What if Global Warming and Severe Climate Changes could be reduced and ultimately eliminated? What if soil erosion could be reversed and unusable agricultural land could be reclaimed? What if crop production could be increased 20% and germination of seeds accelerated. What if landfills were no longer needed for any organic waste? What if by increasing soil carbon we could emit 336 TRILLION fewer kg of carbon in the form ...more »

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Expanding the Conversation on Environmentalism and Working for Environmental Justice

The Root Cause

This may be an unpopular concept but we do need to start discussing it. The root cause of all our environmental problems is that we have just about exceeded the carrying capacity of the earth for human population. Reducing the human population on earth will reduce the demand on natural resources such as fossil fuels and potable water; will reduce contamination of air, water and land; and will reduce waste production. ...more »

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5 Things to operate your car eco-friendly

Five easy and quick ways to make sure your car runs a little more eco-friendly! 1. Proper tire inflation. Keeping your tires properly inflated will allow your car to track down the road evenly and safely. Less drag from under inflated tires. 2. Clean filters. Change your air filter and fuel filters at regular intervals. Your engine needs clean air to breathe and clean gas to burn. Efficiency comes from both. 3. Run ...more »

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