Composting for Waste Reduction

Compost is organic matter that has been decomposed and recycled as fertilizer for soil amendment. While it may not fit with your lifestyle or mine, compost is a key ingredient in organic farming. I will explain more about the composting methodology in a moment, but did not want to scare you with the scientific aspect

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Sorting My Media Library

We are a big fan of books and movies (mostly DVD but our Blu-ray collection is not small). We've been accumulating a lot of them over the years, so I had to invest in two cabinets to put everything away. When we moved, we decided to sort through our books, CDs, DVDs and children's video

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A Ton Of Biowaste

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has defined federal food waste as uneaten food and waste from food preparation by establishments such as grocery stores, restaurants, stalls, canteens and institutional cafeterias. Each state remains free to define food waste differently, but many have chosen not to. The amount of biowaste (bio-degradable waste) produce in this country

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The De-cluttering My Inbox

As I explained here, I did a drastic sorting-out for my inbox to get rid of the dozens of newsletters and spam that cluttered it every day. I didn't think at the time that it would be a job that I would have to take renewed interest regularly. How long did that last? Yes, the

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Screens, The Brain… And The Child

Have you ever stopped and wondered how we have gotten to the point where video is as important as other forms of media when it comes to teaching? The combination has long been a part of classrooms but there has never been a tighter integration as today. Still, not all information presented on the screen

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Ways to Reduce Waste

One way to reduce waste is to: Reuse. It is as simple as that. You don't need to buy bottles of water when you can buy a bottle and refill it with water. When you combine that with a home sink side filter you save a lot of money each year. But there are other

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More on Waste Reduction

Today, I'm going to talk about producing less waste: Reducing, in other words. I think that while recycling is one of the simplest points to understand, reducing is just as simple and it is easier (consuming is effort) to implement. Everything we own and consume is potentially a waste source, to have less waste, just

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The Real Winner

Who is the winner? What type of mentality do they possess when presented with a problem? Are they positive or negative? In our culture we see the person who is loud, the one who demands attention for their achievements as the winner. But are they? The real winner is someone who: thinks about the solutions

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Reserved Does Not Equal Shy

I'm going to use myself as an example for today's entry. I am a reserved person not a shy person so in middle school or even in elementary I did not speak unless spoken too. I spoke little with my fellow students, not because I was afraid of them, but because I didn't not feel

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Waste Reduction

Like everyone else, I produce waste. My home (me, husband, children, our cat and dog) fills a 32-gallon trash can in about a week. This is in the average about 520 pounds of garbage per year per capita (or 2080 lb for my family). This also happens to be the average amount of garbage produced

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