Showing posts from March, 2019

Making Your Own Green Cleaning Products

Cleaning your home is a necessity, but that does not mean you have to use toxic, chemically-laden cleaners. In fact, with just a few ingredients, you can make your own green cleaning products. Look below to learn how to make cleaners you will feel comfortable using around your family. The following are the items you will need to make natural cleaning products: White distilled vinegar Baking soda Washing soda (found in the laundry aisle) Natural detergent or liquid soap Vegetable glycerin (optional) Essential oil (optional) Soft Scrubbing Cream To clean your bathtub, pour 1/2 cup baking soda into a medium bowl. Add liquid detergent and stir until it becomes the consistency of frosting. Put a spoonful onto a sponge, wet it slightly, clean your bathtub and then rinse it. You will find this cleaner does not leave a gritty feel in the bathtub. You can make just enough for the job or you can add a teaspoon of vegetable glycerin to keep the cleaner moist. Store it in a tigh

Sustainable Eating

Do you realize how much the decisions you make can affect the people and the world around you? Even the food choices you make can make a difference. Where you shop, the packaging for the food and the food itself can all affect your sustainable eating habits. Even though farming provides food for the world, there is much related to farming that is damaging to the environment. Think about the chemicals used on a farm. These chemicals soak into the soil and then down into the groundwater, which pollutes it. The machinery farmers use to harvest the food is run by fossil fuels and adds to the greenhouse gases.  Here are some things you can do: Eat seasonal food that is grown locally. When you consider that some of the food you eat is grown all across the country and even internationally, you know it has to be transported. Most transportation requires fossil fuels to get it from point A to point B. When you eat foods that are grown locally, you have removed the need for transportation.

Tips for Purchasing an Electric Bicycle

Electric bicycles and scooters may be the best green choice for transportation. If you love the environment dearly but don't want to have to choose between having a car and going on foot everywhere you go, there is a solution: electric bicycles.   Basically, electric bicycles are regular bicycles that have been fitted with an electric motor.  You can pedal less than a traditional bicycle and still take advantage of the electric motor to get you to your destination quickly.  However, the selection of electric bicycles is massive — without a clear idea of what you really want to get, it can be really hard to purchase an electric bicycle. This guide strives to clear up the confusion by giving you exactly what you need to look for in a good electric bicycle. First, establish a budget.  The world of electric bicycles is just like their traditional counterparts — very vast with plenty of options to choose from at every price level.  It is very true that you get what you pay for,

7 Ways to Store Fresh Food Longer

Experts say the average family throws out nearly 15 percent of all fresh foods they purchase each year.  Depending upon where you live and the time of year, that could add up to quite a bit of money. It is important to find ways to store fresh food for longer.  Here are seven ways to accomplish this: 1. Homemakers of years past had a root cellar to place root vegetables like potatoes, onions and carrots.  They may have also used the root cellar to store home canned goods.  Perhaps you do not have a root cellar, but you can use the same basic idea. The goal is to keep these vegetables in a cool, dry place that is out of direct sunlight.  Storing them in the refrigerator can actually make them spoil quicker, an alternative is to store root vegetables in paper bags within a cabinet.  Be sure to keep onions and potatoes separate or they will spoil quickly. 2. Cheese is another food that spoils if not used quickly.  Wrap cheese in wax paper before storing it in the refrigerator.  Th