- 1 juice bottle HDPE 2 - recycle
- 1 paper sandwich wrapper - worms
- 1 cardbaord pizza box - recycle
- 1 gnocci bag - recycle
I just got through posting the new weights and measures for this month and it's interesting to see what is going on. Garbage wise I have really not gone up much in the last month or two. If I'm reading that correctly I'm assuming that means the habits I have learned are sticking and the choices I am making are not causing me to send more stuff the the landfill. It'll be interesting to see if at the end of the year the majority of my trash was created in the first few months. And don't think it's not lost on me that I'm also lucky that the dishwasher hasn't broken, but that'd probably be in it's own category anyway.
As you can see over on the left, I have added a new feature called "Website of the Month". The idea is to spotlight a new website every month that is a good site for simple solutions to some of the bigger problems we face. Ideally I'd like to spotlight smaller websites that may not get as much traffic as some of the larger sites, in order to help bring their causes to light.
Posted by Dave at 5:41 PM
A post I just put up on Care2.
These are a few links to home water testing kits and labs that are worth checking out. While I personally think we in the US have all been led to believe that our tap water is no good, in some cases, this is the case and caution should be taken. You can get reports on the water quality in the area you live here, but should you be concerned about the water coming into your personal dwelling due to older pipes or some other problem, you can check out some good inexpensive home tests at Discover Testing, a site that Consumer Reports recommends. If you are looking for a full lab test, these are available for a little under $200. Please note that i have not used either of these companies but understand them to be reputable.
Posted by Dave at 8:34 PM
Posted by Dave at 1:22 PM
This is way overdue but a massive congrats to Marcus, Joel and Anna for the successful arrival of their boat Junk in Hawaii last Tuesday! 86 days, 2600 miles, and a whole lot of seasickness pills. Amazing! This picture is from the front of the national paper in India so I guess to say that their voyage was successful would be an understatement.