What Did You Do Today to Help The Environment? Cloth Diapers!
Okay I know a lot of people think like I do. Cloth diapers would be great for the environment and could save me a lot of money but YUCK, that just sounds too gross. This quick and dirty tip is a great way to make this job not so dirty. The idea is that you use the cloth diapers when you know that the child will not have a bowel movement. If your child is regular (say always goes at 10 am) then at 9:30 you put on a disposible and deal with the mess that way.
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Ask yourself “What can I do today to help the environment?” and you will see just what you can do today to reduce your carbon footprint. Take a min to ask your friends “What did you do today to help the environment?” and you will open up a great conversation with depth and significants to helping in the efforts to make our world a cleaner place.
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RealGreenWorld Talks Restoration and how Saving Embedded Energy Can be Better Than Building Green.
We will be talking with Salt Lake Pediatrician Adam Stevenson and his wife (my cuz!) Chelsea about how they are restoring one of the oldest homes in Centerville Utah to preserve it. Many people think that the best thing to do to reduce your carbon footprint is to buy the “latest/greatest” green gizmo. Many times using something that already exists is much better for the environment. Embedded or Embodied energy is key to this. In order to manufacture anything it take energy.
If something is manufactured today it usually take more energy to produce than it did to make the same thing 100 years ago. Automation makes our lives easier but causes us to use a lot more energy to do what we used to do with our arms and backs. If something was built in 1912 not only did it take less energy to make but it has had one hundred years to amortize the embedded energy so it is often better for the environment. Using up something that is already is usually better than building something new and green.
Check out the other RealGreenWorld episodes.
Episode 1 Good Karma: Local Restaurant Use Farmers Market Video
Episode 2 ArtSpace Commons: Photovoltaic Awnings
Episode 3 Sims Residence: Photovoltaic Roofing
Episode 4 Glover Nursery: Home Garden Photovoltaic System Video
Episode 5 Garbett Homes: Photovoltaic, Thermal, Geothermal Starter Homes – Video
Episode 6 Galloway Residents: Photovoltaic Covered Walkway – Video
Episode 7 Green Roofing with Stands 100 MPH winds in Utah – Video
Episode 8 Fisker Karam Eco Sexy Luxury Electric Car – Video
Episode 9 Hydronic Ice Dam Solution Part One- Video
Episode 10 Hydronic Ice Dam Solution Park Two – Video
Episode 11 Montana Wind Farm Explained – Video
Episode 12 Salt Lake City 5K Race for Racing with Passion – Video
Episode 13 Nissan Versa Eco Cruiser Fun to Drive with Low Carbon Footprint – Video
Episode 14 It’s Not Easy Selling Green – Jeb Blount on Selling Green – Video
Check out our other RealGreenMinute Short shows:
RealGreenMinute 1: Utah Solar Shingles Create Energy and Look Great – Video
RealGreenMinute 2: How to Solve an Ice Dam with a Rubik’s Cube – Video
Check out our other RealGreenQuickies (Videos under one minute long about green products):
RealGreenQuickie 1: Ice Dam Solution Uses up to 1/20th the energy of heat cable – Video
RealGreenQuickie 2: How to get Solar Thermal From a Solar PV Panel – Video
RealGreenQuikie 3: Enviromentaly Friendly Metal Shake Roofing – Video
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