Wednesday, November 5, 2008

rise #16

Happy November & more importantly an end to the political ads! YAY!

Green tip: When driving your car, if you’re going to be stopped for at least 10 seconds turn your car off instead of idling. Check out this very short article and save gas & money (likely savings are $50 – 100 per year)

Anyone think the car in the picture looks sweet?!?

“A refillable glass bottle used over and over requires about 10 percent as much energy per use as an aluminum can that is recycled. Cleaning, sterilizing, and re-labeling a used bottle requires little energy compared with recycling cans made from aluminum, which has a melting point of 660 degrees Celsius (1,220 degrees Fahrenheit). Banning non-refillables is a quintuple win option - cutting material use, carbon emissions, air pollution, water pollution, and garbage flow to landfills. There are also substantial transport fuel savings, since the refillable containers are simply back-hauled by delivery trucks to the original bottling plants or breweries for refilling.” – Plan B 3.0 by Lester Brown

Interesting website/article: Grist has environmental news, commentary & humor. Check it out at

Life tip: Set goals for yourself, be it financially, getting work accomplished, learning a new skill or language. Make your goals aggressive but possible, as if they’re too difficult you may get frustrated and give up, or too easy and you might not gain anything from the experience. First set out a few long term goals, then chunk them into smaller, more manageable shorter term goals, as you’ll then be able to see specific progress and can re-evaluate as needed.

"Do, or do not. There is no 'try’." - Jedi Master Yoda

Yummy recipe: Peach ice cream, mmmmm. Check out additional non-sugar recipes at