Low gas prices. A relief?

Great article reminding us not to get too complacent with these low gas prices. Instead, let’s use this time to our advantage.
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Low gas prices. A relief?

I never thought I would see the day again where gas prices dropped below $1.50 a gallon, especially after this past summer. And what a relief it is for the old wallet!

These notions set in motion the illusion that we can once again rest on our laurels and put a push for renewable energy, and the monetary support that goes along with it, on the back burner.
As a collective society, if we continue to allow this to happen, then the money we save now by not doing anything will pave the way for us to spend an exponential amount later.

We are a society which is overwhelmingly reliant on oil-based resources, so as a result, it is easy to pull the wool over our eyes and not push down on the accelerator pedal toward a transition to alternative energies. Maybe it is because it all seems too hard?

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How to survive a recession – saving money

There are many ways to survive a recession. One of these methods is to determine many ways to save money on your electric, gas, or water bill. Here are some suggestions:

Sometimes we may think that the energy bill just comes in the mail with a random amount on it that we have to pay. When it is higher than we expect, we may get upset and complain about high energy prices. Yes, these prices have went up drastically in the recent past, but the most important factor in keeping energy bills low is you.

We have all grown up in a world characterized by cheap, plentiful energy. We flip on the light switch, and the light turns on. Most of the time, we may not think of it much past that. It’s just an automatic part of life.

Or, we may be cognizant that keeping on the lights and heat does cost a good amount of money, but we may only know how to conserve to a certain extent.

There really are so many ways to conserve, many of which may not be commonplace, that you can save a surprising amount of energy! Here are some ways in detail…

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What’s the Biggest Environmental Challenge We Face?

We’re all a part of this earth. As soon as we forget that, all hell breaks loose.

The problems we face today are all a result of being disconnected. And let’s not forget ignorant.

So what’s the most challenging environmental issue we face today?

Public awareness.

This is actually a double-edged sword. On one side we have the fact that most people just don’t care. Or that they’re just totally unaware of the consequences of their actions.

On the second side we have a total disconnect with nature. For some reason most people think that we’re totally separate from nature. Perhaps they feel that we humans create our own nature. Or perhaps, again, they just don’t think on those terms.

But the reality is that we are nature.

Our lives and our planet suffer when we so stupidly think that we and nature are separate. Our lives are directly influenced by nature, and our actions directly affect our environment.

And as we do more to harm nature, we only harm ourselves.

So until society shakes these two enormous misconceptions about life, how can we change enough to truly stop this environmental crisis from consuming our quality of life?

I can only hope that the forward thinking individuals in business, government, and charity will implement the changes we need, like alternative renewable energy for example, while the rest of society catches up.

Hmm…was that a bit harsh? I actually don’t care if it was. I’m so sick and tired of peoples’ complacency.

Steve Irwin Day is November 15, 2008

Here’s some headlines to about how people around the world will be celebrating Steve Irwin Day:

Steve Irwin Day

November 15th, 2008 Steve Irwin Day at Australia Zoo will be jam packed full of activities that encompass all the things that Steve loved such as camping, surfing and of course animals! From the moment you arrive, you’ll step into a hub …

A Tribute to Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin and the Power of Goals

One of the most valuable lessons we can learn from Steve Irwin is to follow your bliss and pursue your passions. He lived pursuing his passion, every single day of his life. He met his wife while pursuing his passion (while she was also …

Steve Irwin Day-What I’m doing to Celebrate!

I am collecting donations from friends and family and I’m going to put on my khaki’s for khaki day, but I only have khaki pants so I’m going have to buy a khaki shirt. I may also have a […]

Remembering Steve Irwin, ‘The Crocodile Hunter’

Steve Irwin. (More photos of our trip to Australia Zoo and video clips of ‘The Crocodile Hunter’ are found below.) November 15 is Steve Irwin Day. I want to take a moment and share with you how this amazing man changed my life. …

Remembering the Crocodile Hunter- Steve Irwin

He always dedicated himself to tasks at hand with incredible, heartfelt passion, as though each day would be his last. He crammed a lifetime of living into his far-too-short time here. It would be a fitting tribute and appropriate …

Steve Irwin Day at work

As Steve Irwin day is November 15th which is a Saturday this year, my workmates and I are planning on having Morning tea on November 12th 3 days early as we don’t work Saturday but we’ll be doing something for sure. …

Steve Irwin Day!!!!!

The countdown has begun for Steve Irwin day! The registration for Steve Irwin day has started. If you register you can raisie money for Wildlife Warriors. There’s also some great prizes involved. So get out …

Heres what I am doing for a Fundraiser for Steve Irwin Day

A Beaut Fundraiser for Steve Irwin Day For Steve Irwin day I am selling Ice Cream cone Holder They are Great All profits will be going to the Wildlife Warriors The product I am doing is [ click post title to read more ]

My Steve Irwin Day Backyard Campout

I will be camping out !!!!! November 14th ,15th,16th,17th. for. Steve Irwin Day. I hope to raise alot of money for the Wildlife Warriors. Please help me by making a $2 tax deductable donation to help me meet my goal and wildlife and …

10 Common Uses for Lemons

You might already know how to make the perfect lemonade, but were you also aware of what else lemons can do for you?  When you are trying to find a good use for lemons, which will save you some money and help the environment by avoiding nasty chemicals, keep some of the following tips in mind.

1. Keep apples crisp

You may love apples, but you probably don’t love the way that they brown up when they are peeled and exposed to the air.  You can keep your apples looking fresh and crisp by squeezing a little bit of lemon juice onto the bare flesh.

2. Only use a little bit of juice

When your recipe only calls for a small amount of lemon juice, you’ll find that you don’t have to waste the whole lemon.  Just pierce the lemon with the tines of a fork and squeeze enough out for your recipe.  This allows you to keep the rest in the fridge.

3. Getting all of the juice out

To get all of the juice out of your lemon, wait until it hits room temperature, and then roll it around on a hard surface until it has been softened a little bit.  You’ll find that you can get a lot more juice in this manner.

4. Clean your microwave

When you want to make sure that the stains on your microwave come out easily, make up a cup of water with four tablespoons of lemon juice added.  Bring the mixture up to a boil using the microwave, and you’ll find that the stains are quite easy to remove.

5. Clean your fingernails

When you want to make sure that your nails are clean and tidy, dig them into some raw lemon rind.  This will let you keep your nails clean and smelling fresh.

6. Cleaning fixtures

If you are dealing with chrome, copper or brass, rub some lemon juice onto the fixtures and then rinse it off.  Buff the surface with a soft cloth to get the best shine out of this treatment.

7. Lighten hair

This works the best if your hair is brown or blond to start with.  Apply lemon juice to your hair, either solidly or in streaks, and then sit in the sun for an hour or so.  You can get a gentle bleaching effect this way that is quite mild.

8. For your laundry

When you want to whiten your clothing, put half a cup of lemon juice into the rinse cycle and then hang your clothes up to dry.

9. Cleaner dishes

When you want to make sure that your dishwashing detergent is really going the distance, add a teaspoon of lemon juice to it and you’ll find it helps remove grease.

10. Cleaning glass

When you are tired of using corrosive cleaners on your glass, mix four tablespoons of lemon juice with warm water and apply it with a sponge to your windows or mirrors before rinsing it off.

Gotta Love Google’s Clean Energy Plan

I had no idea Google was planning this out…that company impresses me everyday….
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Google’s Big Idea: How Realistic is Google’s $4.4 Trillion Clean-Energy Plan?

The folks at Google have a $4.4 trillion plan to remake America’s energy landscape by 2030, eliminating coal from the picture and shaving emissions of greenhouse gases by 95%. Unlike some other ambitious plans to rejig America’s energy mix, it comes with detailed prescriptions and pricetags—but how realistic is it?

The plan has three big pillars: energy efficiency to reduce demand for new electricity; a massive renewable-energy push to replace coal; and an accelerated rollout of plug-in cars that can displace about half the gasoline-powered cars on the roads. Let’s just look at the electricity part of the proposal.

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Costa Rica’s Endangered Animal Species

Beautiful photograph of an endangered cat.
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Costa Rica’s Endangered Animal Species

Costa Rica’s More Elusive Species May Soon Be Non-Existent if the Country Doesn’t Act Soon.

Costa Rica is attracting more and more tourism and its popularity as a favorite destination is greatly thanks to its wonderful wildlife. Who has not heard of the spider monkeys and the Titi monkeys, of the anteaters and the tapir, or the great jaguar and its smaller cousin the ocelot, or the great yellow and blue macaws, or the little tiny poison frogs and the huge leatherback turtles? All of these animals, poster children of Costa Rica Tourism, are in great danger of extinction.

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Tesla Roadster New Range of 244 Miles

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Red Tesla Roadster Electric Car photo

1 Gear is All You Need
Tesla Motors, makers of the much talked about Tesla Electric Roadster, has just announced that it has selected BorgWarner to produce the new Roadster 1-speed transmission (ratio of 8.2752:1, can go up to 14,000 RPM).

More Powerful and Efficient
The updated version 1.5 powertrain, which also includes a more powerful inverter and an enhanced motor design, will produce 30% more torque (to 280 foot-pounds) while also increasing the EPA rated range of the electric car by 10% to 244 miles (393 kilometers), up from 221 miles (255 klicks). The mile time for the car is now in the 12.9 second range.

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Funny Video Spoof On Sarah Palin

Oh I love it…
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Sarah Palin: If She Shoots You In The Face, It’s Because She Was Aiming For It

Comedy site Funny Or Die has just released a hilarious spoof featuring Gina Gershon as Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin. The clip covers many topics such as “Book Banning”, “Education” and “Global Warming”. The latter she compares to Polar Bear sh*t. Check it out below:

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How Do I Improve My Gas Mileage?

Great product to improve your gas mileage with lots of testimonials…
clipped from fftfuelsaver.com

Increase Gas Mileage By Using FFT

“Are You One of the Millions Seeking A Real and Proven Solution to the Rising Cost Of Fuel?”
Then check out this story that our Network Television Station did about our product and how we are helping people save money on gas by using FFT Fuel Saver when they fill up at the pumps.

FFT Fuel Saver

�If you are looking for ways to save money on gas, then you must try a bottle of FFT Fuel Saver.

Improves how petroleum based fuel burns
Gives you more miles / gallon or BTU’s in driving, heating or manufacturing with petroleum based-fuels.
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