Being Green can be fun, cute and trendy. At the Green Rainbow Shop they have a huge collection of designer green items for your shopping pleasure! The categories range from eco-her, eco-him, eco-kids, they don’t forget your pets- eco-pets, eco-home, eco-party and of course eco-gifts. I got a terrifically cute wristlet from the eco-her collection. After looking at it you would NEVER guess that it is made of a recycled paper bag. How did they do that? The handle and details are also recycled. The wristlet is fully lined inside and has zipping pockets with a snap closure. You can easily clean the wristlet with a wet cloth. I love my brown/ green color scheme but if it’s not your thing they also have it in brown/ blue and a rich coffee shade.
Stop Junk Mail -- The junk mail Americans receive in just one day is not only a nuisance, but could produce enough energy to heat a quarter of a million homes! If you saved up all the unwanted junk mail for one year, you would have the equivalent to one and a half trees, which would add up to 100 million trees every year in just the United States. To help stop junk mail, write to: Mail Preference Service, Direct Marketing Association, 11 West 42nd St., PO Box 3861, New York, NY 10163-3861. By writing to them, you can reduce junk mail by up to 75%. You can recycle the rest of the junk mail you receive.
Beware of Your Showers -- If a four person family showers each day for 5-minutes, in one week they would use 700 gallons of water. This is enough water for a person to live off of for three years. You can buy either an aerated, or a non-aerated showerhead, which cuts your water output by 50%. The aerated is as if not more powerful than a regular showerhead, it mixes air with the water. The non-aerated showerhead pulses, but you get a good sprat and it can be called a "massage showerhead". With a family of four taking 5-minute showers, with a low-flow showerhead you can save at least 14,000 gallons of water a year. So if 100,000 families installed low-flow showerheads we would save 1.4 billion gallons.
Plant a tree in your neighborhood or near your home; They suck up harmful CO2 gases. If you can't plant one, try potted plants
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