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U.S. landfills are hitting capacity and closing at a rate of one per day.

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When styrofoam (polystyrene), is heated (like in landfills), or comes in
contact with certain chemicals it breaks down and releases acetone (the
active ingredient in nail polish remover), which is dangerous to our planet
and our bodies.

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An average washer uses 45-50 gallons of water per load.

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Water heating is the third largest energy expense in the American home.

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The average U.S. single family home uses at least 25,000 gallons of water
a year on lawns. More than double the water used inside the home. Just by
using the garden hose instead of a sprinkler system would save 12,500 gallons
per year.

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Americans save 855,000,000 gallons of gas a year by taking public
transportation.

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Wondering why everyone is so worried about the big drop in the bee population?
Well, appoximately 1/3 of the food we eat is dependent on insect pollination,
and a recent study shows, the culprit may be air pollution from power plants
and automobiles. Air pollutions blocks the scent of the flowers making it harder
for the bees to find them, thus contributing to the loss of bees and the drop in
the pollination process.

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  1. Heath Says:

    On the water heater deal, my mom & dad have a tankless water heater and it makes a difference. I’m not sure exactly how much they save, but if anyone is needing a new water heater, that is the way to go. It makes a difference.

  2. Linda Says:

    Hi Heath … yep! tankless water heaters are the way to go on saving money and getting hot water immediately! I am sure that the electric bill was reduced.

  3. Diane Says:

    Tankless? I’ve never heard of that before, but will be sure to investigate (might make a nice post so you can explain it to me 🙂 )

    Also closing one a day! Yikes! And they reopen a new one somewhere else????

  4. Linda Says:

    Hi Diane … Tankless water heaters are the way to go! I was thinking about it but I guess you want to know more, I will post!

    Of course, they close and open … too much out there not to! 🙂

  5. maria Says:

    we’re also using tankless water heater, it’s a great energy saver 😉

    marias last blog post..Rated Risky

  6. Tom Scott Says:

    Hi Linda! Stopping by and wanted to say I am impressed! You have so much information, I can’t wait to really get going 🙂

    Tom Scotts last blog post..Speaking of Spoons

  7. Linda Says:

    Hi Maria … Don’t you just enjoy getting hot water immediately? They are great.

    Hi Tom … Just dive on in and enjoy!

  8. meta4man Says:

    I’m wondering where the figures come from for the washer/dryer, it just seems high to me and offsets some very good points.

    On the other hand, it gives me an idea for a post of my own. Nice blog Tom.

    meta4mans last blog post..Hook Birds – Why I Feed the Birds

  9. Linda Says:

    Hi Meta4man … Nope the washing gallons is correct. Glad my site can give you ideas for your site. Come back again.

  10. Tomz Says:

    Nice tips..thnx fr adding me to ur blogcatalogue circle

    Tomzs last blog post..Familiar Paths

  11. Linda Says:

    Hi Tomz … thank you and you are most welcome!

  12. Barbara Swafford Says:

    Hi Linda,

    Acetone? That’s a disgusting fact. Make you wonder why restaurants continue to use Styrofoam.

    Barbara Swaffords last blog post..Interview With Lorelle VanFossen – Part 2 – Errors Bloggers Make

  13. sofhal jamil Says:

    hi Linda, I just visited your site. i’m dropping some ec’s for you. Tks.

  14. Linda Says:

    Hi Barbara … Restaurants will continue to use styrofoam until they find something else.

    Hi Sofhal … thanxs for coming by! Come back again.

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