Monday, December 31, 2012

Green Living Communities I am becoming interested in global warming. How do I start a grass roots effort in my community?

Question by yogahiker: I am becoming interested in global warming. How do I start a grass roots effort in my community?
I live in the Eastern Sierras of California and have hiked numerous trails and peaks. I am noticing a lack of concern and appreciate/care for the environment. That concerns me. Trash, litter, cigarette butts are becoming the norm along the trails. I want to do something to help others appreciate the environment and enjoy nature. It will preserve the forest and nature for the future.

Best answer:

Answer by fatsausage
Join the Earth Corps at your local YMCA. You will become a Leader and gave a great time.

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Green Living Homes where can I have an outdoor wedding and reception in metro Detroit?

Question by 248Robert Won: where can I have an outdoor wedding and reception in metro Detroit?
I want to get married and have my reception outside. I have looked into some parks but they close early and don’t allow liquor (which is a must). I have been trying to avoid golf courses also. I want a pretty scenic view not a view of the green. I live in Novi, MI so I don’t want to have to travel too far. Any suggestions on where to get married?

Best answer:

Answer by planner
here are some suggestions for your general area;

candlelight hall in utica. http://www.candlelighthall.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=browse&id=8264c&pageid=1

http://www.thelittleweddingchapel.com/lakeside.htm (for small weddings)

the carriage house bed and breakfast also for smaller weddings. http://carriagehouseeventcenter.com/Home.html

the beautiful victoria wedding chapel at the lake. http://www.victoriaweddingchapel.com/main/

the elk’s scott lake banquet center http://www.elks810.com/SLBC/Scott%20Lake%20Banquet%20Center.htm

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Tags:Detroit, Green, Homes, Living, metro, outdoor, reception, Wedding

Green Energy Live Why is it with everyone "going green" I cannot find a good clothespin bag for hanging out laundry?

Question by Sheila: Why is it with everyone “going green” I cannot find a good clothespin bag for hanging out laundry?
I live in a small town, grew up hanging out clothes (even in winter). My dryer recently died and I was without one for a month, with 4 kids. So I was literally hanging out all the clothes. I don’t really mind hanging out clothes but cannot find a large, durable, clothespin bag. The one I have from Wal-mart, the only store in our area that even carries them, is made out of this weird mesh type fabric and ends up ripping. I don’t leave the bag out in the weather either. K-mart and Martha Stewart doesn’t have them, nor does anyone else. If you get a young store sales person, they don’t even act like they know what I am talking about. You would just think with everyone wanting everyone else to go green and conserve energy that you could find a clothespin bag!

Best answer:

Answer by (:♥TayLee♥:)
Perhaps you have or could find a large cloth purse to use…:)

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Going GreenGoing Green: For Some It Has Nothing to Do with the Environment

Going Green: For Some It Has Nothing to Do with the Environment

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Green Living Consulting Q&A: How to know wether you are getting a good anole or not?

Question by James: How to know wether you are getting a good anole or not?
I am thinking about getting a green anole. I heard that however, most of them are caught wild ones which mean they may be sick or have parasites etc. What are signs of these that I can look for? Also, where can I get a bred anole instead of a wild caught one?

Best answer:

Answer by Penguin
The best thing to do is to get comfortable and watch the anoles in the store for a while. You will probably look like a creeper, but you want to pick a pet who is healthy. You want to look for alert, shiny, clear eyes. The anole should run when the worker or whoever tries to catch him. Colour is also a good sign–if the anole is lethargic and grey-brown, avoid it. Look for an alert, green to green brown–the anole should at least turn green when being pursued. It might be a good idea to ask for the one who seems like he is being the biggest pain in the butt about being caught. If you notice any sort of bumps or injuries, don’t get that anole. If you can see the spine and/or ribs and the eyes have a sunken look to them, don’t get that one. It is pretty easy to tell a healthy anole from an unhealthy one, so you shouldn’t have trouble finding a good one. =)

You’re right about anoles usually being wild caught. You’re also right about them having parasites. However, here is the thing: many, many wild reptiles (among other animals) would have those same parasites in their natural habitat, and yet they would still live out their full lives without ever having a problem with them. Reptiles have adapted to survive in spite of small amounts of parasites in their systems. The only major problem is when that small amount gets out of hand. This is usually caused by a seemingly unrelated imbalance, often simply from stress. You can reduce stress, and thus the risk of having to deal with harmful parasites in your anole, by making the transition from one habitat to the other as smooth as possible. For example, leave your anole alone for at least 4-5 days when you take him home. Just give him food, water, and misting, but don’t try to interact with him at all. Try to keep him in a quiet place where he won’t be too disturbed by a bunch of unusual activity. It’s also very important to give him a ton of places to hide. If you have to search to find him, that’s good–it more than likely means he feels safe.

A breeder is going to be difficult to find…you might be able to find one online, but check up on their reliability before buying anything…I’d always be wary of ordering live animals online.

Finally, a preventative measure you can take is to get a fecal exam done as soon as possible. All you have to do is bag up a nice fresh whopper (yum) and ask your qualified reptile vet to test it for parasites. That way you can treat anything serious before it becomes a matter of life and death. I know that some people actually do preventative treatments of antiparasitics such as Panacur, but I’m no vet, so I couldn’t begin to tell you the dosage on that. Better consult a professional (e.g. real life, not on-line ;D) if this is something you want to do.

Weeelllp. Kinda rambled for a bit. Hopefully you were able to get something out of it though. Enjoy. ;D

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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Live Green Where is the best and cheapest on-line store to purchase solar panels? For our home, in Southeast Texas?

Question by thehippees@sbcglobal.net: Where is the best and cheapest on-line store to purchase solar panels? For our home, in Southeast Texas?
We are one mile away from the nearest power line and they want $ 34,000 for power lines to be ran through timber lands. Our options are, for us to live green. We would like to find a company that sales and installs solar panels and has propane or high efficeint appliances. Help Please!

Best answer:

Answer by stevetower
A solar power system is not a self help project. Hire a professional, or better yet get proposals from two contractors so you can compare them. Propane is certainly a big part of your approach. Cooking almost requires something in addition to solar unless you are prepared to spend megabucks..

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Eco Friendly17.3-Inch Eco-Friendly Canvas Messenger Bag (Green)

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Green Living Ideas Why haven't the chilis on my plants tured from green to orange?

Question by Michael S: Why haven’t the chilis on my plants tured from green to orange?
Why haven’t the chilis on my plants tured from green to orange?
I live in England and have been growing Cheyenne chili peppers outdoors. The plant has produced a reasonable amount of good sized fruit so all of this is fine. However, the chilis have not turned from green to the orange that they are meant to be. The harvest time for the plant is August onwards so surely this should of happened, or at least started to happen by now? Does anyone know why this may not have happened? Any ideas/suggestions/advice gratefully received! Serious answers only please. Oh, and i’m pretty sure it is not to do with the temperature here as it has been a warm/hot summer so I doubt this is the cause.

Best answer:

Answer by o0_ithilwen_0o
Be patient. :-) I’m in Canada and a lot of my peppers are still green. They only take a couple of days to turn.

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Green Apartment LivingHandy Living GEN1-S9-AAA68 Geneva Transitional Flared Arm Microfiber Sofa, Dark Moss With 2 Decorative Beige Retro Dot Throw Pillows

Handy Living GEN1-S9-AAA68 Geneva Transitional Flared Arm Microfiber Sofa, Dark Moss With 2 Decorative Beige Retro Dot Throw Pillows

  • Transitional flared arm sofa from the geneva collection
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  • Comes with two decorative accent pillows
  • Tapered wooden legs with an espresso finish; Easy to assemble
  • and efficient product design uses less fossil fuel based components in construction and delivery
  • Efficient product design uses less fossil fuel based components in construction and delivery

This comfortable and stylish Geneva Sofa has a transitional slightly flared arm design. The sofa is covered in a dark moss microfiber with two decorative accent pillows. Frame materials: All powder coated steel seat and back frames and metal to metal

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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Green Living ForumsATN MK350 Guardian Gen 1+ 2.5x Magnification Night Vision Rifle Scope

ATN MK350 Guardian Gen 1+ 2.5x Magnification Night Vision Rifle Scope

  • High resolution Gen 1+, 40lp/mm tube
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  • This item is restricted for sale to the state of California and outside the US

ATN Aries MK350 Guardian 2.5x Gen 1+ Night Vision Rifle Scope features great accuracy coming equipped with “red on green” aiming system plus a super fast front lens system for optimal brightness; easy push button operation, reticle brightness adjustm

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Green Companies Do you care if an apparel company uses eco-friendly materials?

Question by write4beauty: Do you care if an apparel company uses eco-friendly materials?
Let’s say your in the market for designer jeans, would it matter to you if they used organic cotton? If you were purchasing a new brand of cosmetics, would you care if they were a green company, or if they’re cosmetics didn’t contain any dyes or preservatives?

Best answer:

Answer by Bella
YES

when shopping, this is the most important aspect.

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Tips For Green Living How to get a false purcula clownfish to host a green bubble tipped anemone?

Question by Bradley: How to get a false purcula clownfish to host a green bubble tipped anemone?
I just got the green tipped bubble anemone today, he already planted his foot right away and was hand fed surprisingly. im just wondering if the clownfish will even host the anemone and if so any idea on how long it’ll take?
Also this morning we found white little eggs i think attached to the upper part of the glass. there either snail eggs or even clownfish eggs that arent fertlized yet. is there any way to get them fertlized if they are clownfish eggs?

Best answer:

Answer by swimmer dude
My mated Ocellaris took about two weeks to ‘find’ and host the RBTA I provided for them. They haven’t left that anemone for over three years. Just recently the RBTA split. I was able to remove the offspring of the anem and gave him to a friend of mine who was looking for a BTA for his mated True Percs. It went week after week of the clowns not even noticing the RBTA. My buddy was becoming increasingly dejected. Then one day in about week four, the male Perc ventured into the BTA. That was the start. The anemone closed up around him like he was being wrapped as a x-mas present for x-mas morning. Well he survived the night just fine. Apparently that’s what the female wanted to see. She was willing to sacrifice the dude for her own safety. tsk tsk tsk. Well all is good now and the M/F True Percs are living happily ever after in the beautiful RBTA from my tank. (I’m not prejudiced at all) lol

The moral of the story is, sometimes clowns never host in the anemone you’d like them to host in. Sometimes it takes 32 seconds, sometimes a couple of weeks and sometimes a few wweeks.

It’s nature and you can only provide these critters with the best mate the odds say they’ll attach to. It doesn’t always work, but when it does, it is so much fun to watch. It’s like a treat of nature happening right there in their own glass box :(

Hope this helped,
swimmer

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Friday, December 28, 2012

Going Green Ideas Q&A: What is a complicated looking physics equation to find the wavelength of green light?

Question by tigerlover786: What is a complicated looking physics equation to find the wavelength of green light?
I am trying to figure out some really complicated looking equation for the wavelength of what would be green light.

I’m trying to make this as confusing looking as possible, while having it stay accurate.

The final answer needs to end up being 500nm (5×10^-9) which is green.

Any ideas?
There can be a long process to getting it included as well…it doesn’t have to all just be one equation.

Best answer:

Answer by Alvin
The windows in an office tower are coated with a film to minimize reflected light of wavelength lambda. If the glass has an index of refraction of 1.52, the film coating has an index of refraction of 1.25, and the thickness of the film is 100 nm. What is the wavelength of the light?

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Green Living Furniture What color to paint a room with olive green carpet?

Question by Joe S: What color to paint a room with olive green carpet?
We moved into a house and we have been debating on what color to paint our living room. Our living room has black furniture and is next to our kitchen, which has cherry wood cabinets and black appliences. Please help.

Best answer:

Answer by Casey
I would go with a nice camel color, it will look good with olive green, black, and cherry.

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Green Home PlansHape Alphabet Abacus

Hape Alphabet Abacus

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  • Materials include Baltic Birch, Maple and Rubberwood from FSC managed forests.

Alphabet Abacus by Hape is a double-sided abacus and its innovative design gives the ABC’s a playful twist with letters and pictures. Develops motor skills and stimulates imagination. Quality Craftsmanship from Baltic Birch plywood and hardwood. Dura

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Green Living TechnologiesGreen Day: Rock Band

Green Day: Rock Band

  • Play as custom 3D characters featuring the likenesses of Green Day members Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tré Cool
  • Enjoy 47 Green Day songs
  • Unlock prizes as you progress through the story
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  • Import Green Day DLC onto your Green Day game disc

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Green Living Forums Q&A: How do you care for a freshwater puffer fish?

Question by Heather: How do you care for a freshwater puffer fish?
I might be getting a fresh water puffer fish. it is green with black spots and 1-2 inches long. =)

Best answer:

Answer by Emi
Well make sure you get a tank big enough– they grow quite a bit.

I would salt your tank a little, 1 tablespoon per 5 gallons would be good and make it feel better.

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Tags:Care, Fish, Forums, Freshwater, Green, Living, puffer

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Green Living Websites New to being green...why do the commercials about water bottles say they are horrible for the environment?

Question by genie mancenie: New to being green…why do the commercials about water bottles say they are horrible for the environment?
I have always recycled but am now trying to be more green and wonder why the commercials about water bottles say they are so horrible. I thought they were ok and were being recycled? Is it really bad to use them if I recycle? I have a newborn and use bottled water to make his formula when I cannot pump. I do use a brita pitcher for my own water but I dont feel it is as clean as the sterile baby water. Also any tips for someone new to green living?

Best answer:

Answer by Kelly C
It’s not bad to recycle them. They’re just telling us that it’s better to use the bottles that like you just have at home and bring around with you, because even though it’s better to recycle the process we use to recycle things still lets out harmful chemicals into the air.

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Green Living BlogModern Hippie Mag

Modern Hippie Mag

Modern Hippie Mag is your lifestyle resourced dedicated to promoting hip, healthy conscious living and environmental sustainability. Where it’s hip to BE.Kindle blogs are fully downloaded onto your Kindle so you can read them even when you’re not wir

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Brown And Green Living Room IdeasCompletely Handpainted HQ Reproduction Painting (Landscapes), Repro-R6595EQ Custom Order, Oil on Canvas, Classic Art of Old Masters, No Print, No Poster, No Giclee, with Option to Paint from Any Other Favorite Photograph or Picture, Unframed, Size 21" x 27" inches

Completely Handpainted HQ Reproduction Painting (Landscapes), Repro-R6595EQ Custom Order, Oil on Canvas, Classic Art of Old Masters, No Print, No Poster, No Giclee, with Option to Paint from Any Other Favorite Photograph or Picture, Unframed, Size 21″ x 27″ inches

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  • Painting by hand takes time! Delivery time:30 days

Painting is not stretched and is unframed:
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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Green Living FurnitureKennedy Green House: Designing an Eco-Healthy Home from the Foundation to the Furniture

Kennedy Green House: Designing an Eco-Healthy Home from the Foundation to the Furniture

Foreword by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Kennedy Green House is a chronicle of the eco-healthy remodeling and redesign of Bobby and Mary Richardson Kennedy’s Westchester County home–with information on how you can incorporate the same environmentally res

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Sustainable Design Q&A: What would be a good name for a gardening / horticulture column for a newspaper?

Question by Lala: What would be a good name for a gardening / horticulture column for a newspaper?
My name is Laura (but that doesn’t have to be included) and I will be writing about urban tree management, sustainable landscape design, creating habitats, etc.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

Best answer:

Answer by Misty Blue
Little Acorns

Greenscene

Good to grow.

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What Is Green LivingEpisode 2

Episode 2

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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Brown And Green Living Room IdeasCompletely Handpainted HQ Reproduction Painting (Landscapes), Repro-R6595EP Custom Order, Oil on Canvas, Classic Art of Old Masters, No Print, No Poster, No Giclee, with Option to Paint from Any Other Favorite Photograph or Picture, Unframed, Size 16" x 21" inches

Completely Handpainted HQ Reproduction Painting (Landscapes), Repro-R6595EP Custom Order, Oil on Canvas, Classic Art of Old Masters, No Print, No Poster, No Giclee, with Option to Paint from Any Other Favorite Photograph or Picture, Unframed, Size 16″ x 21″ inches

  • Paint from depicted picture OR from any(!) other
  • Eligible for 1 main subject (i.e. 1 person, 1 car)
  • Buyers can mail their own favorite painting motif
  • 100% Satisfaction: 15-Days Money Back Guarantee
  • Painting by hand takes time! Delivery time:30 days

Painting is not stretched and is unframed:
completely hand-painted painting in oil on canvasno prints, no poster, no giclee or mix media stuff. Just 100% hand-painted by professional artistprofessional materials used: high quality oil colors and p

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Green Living Consultant Any tips on what color to paint my walls?

Question by Nick1174: Any tips on what color to paint my walls?
Whether it be all one color, a accent wall, whatever…..
It’s for a bedroom
I was going to do a dark red accent wall, giving it a somewhat japanese feel but my roomate beat me to it, so now im strapped for ideas

Best answer:

Answer by TWISTER
PURPLE

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Energy Efficient HomesThe Natural House: A Complete Guide to Healthy, Energy-Efficient, Environmental Homes

The Natural House: A Complete Guide to Healthy, Energy-Efficient, Environmental Homes

"The Natural House" is a tour of the construction, costs, and pros and cons of fourteen natural building methods. Straw Bale, Rammed Earth, Cob, Cordwood, Adobe, Earthbags, Papercrete, Earthships…whatever the method, the common goal is to creat

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Green Living ProjectOptoma PT105 75 Lumen Playtime LED Gaming Projector with HDMI

Optoma PT105 75 Lumen Playtime LED Gaming Projector with HDMI

  • 16:9 widescreen display (854×480 native resolution)
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Optoma PT105 WVGA 75lm HDMI LED Gaming Projector

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Eco Products Q&A: How do I get rid of non-green cleaning products?

Question by Because I Said So: How do I get rid of non-green cleaning products?
I want to make the switch with household cleaners to more eco-friendly products. I don’t have a complete understanding of the effect of chemical cleaners on sewage treatment etc but I know it’s bad for waste water to contain those things. For the cleaners I do have, I don’t want to dump them down the drain exactly (soaps containing triclosan, etc) so how do I get rid of them when I replace them with 7th Generation or other brands?

Best answer:

Answer by rockability
Ask HD or Lowes if they can recycle them. You local landfill should also accept them.

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Eco Friendly Products Does anybody know of good Organic/Eco Friendly websites?

Question by boxpark: Does anybody know of good Organic/Eco Friendly websites?
Hi, I am looking for inexpensive organic foods and eco friendly household products that won’t be to expensive. Our local grocery store has a very small organic section. I am slowly converting and I need garbage bags, cleaners etc. As far as fruits and veggies I am growing my own but kids snacks and that kind of stuff I can’t find thats a resonable price. Does anybody have any good websites they can share? Thanks so much.

Best answer:

Answer by pocketdragon80@btinternet.com
http://www.greennetlinks.co.uk/

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Monday, December 24, 2012

Green Building Materials Which is a greener building material, steel or wood?

Question by Y: Which is a greener building material, steel or wood?
How is steel sustainable as a building material?
How is wood sustainable as a building material?

Best answer:

Answer by Rajasekhara Reddy
Wood. But not suitable for all places and it is most suitable in cold places and earthquake prone areas.

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Brown And Green Living Room Ideas How should I decorate a living room with buttery off-white walls?

Question by sweet_sunshine_74: How should I decorate a living room with buttery off-white walls?
The apartment I’m moving into has sort of ivory/ buttery pale yellow walls with wide white baseboards. My futon is black, and I have a white shelf my TV is on and a glass and silver desk. I also have a brown patterned recliner. Can I use the white, black and glass with the walls the color they are and then throw in some brighter colors like hot pink, green, yellow? I’m thinking I should cover the brown chair as it doesn’t match the color scheme of the rest of the room. Any ideas?

Best answer:

Answer by WENDYCAT
I agree about covering the recliner (In black or off white) but instead of adding hot pink, green, or yellow I would add some wrought iron tables and wall accessories. To me this is such a chic French look with the pale yellow walls. Here’s some ideas: http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Iron-Half-Moon-Table/1765124/product.html

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Green Modular Homes What are some memories you have of the house you grew up in?

Question by whatever.: What are some memories you have of the house you grew up in?
I was just talking to some family members today about how sad it is that houses get old and worn down when they used to be full of life. So I’m curious: what is your favorite memory of the house you grew up in? :)

Best answer:

Answer by branden n
when i got cracked in the head with a heating iron. it is not my best memory but it is the memory that i will probably always remmeber. i kind of want to go back to the house i grew up in lol i think it would be kind of cool it is a apartment so i guess one day i could probably rent it.

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Eco Green Living Q&A: What color should my living room walls be?

eco green living
by CrlWln

Question by dora co: What color should my living room walls be?
I have a dark laminate flooring (brazilian walnut), stone colored sofa with sienna and black accent pillows and sage draperies. The floor lamps, drapery rods, and coffe table are also black. Any suggestions for the color of the walls? Right now the living room is yellow and does not quite work with the rest of the colors.

Best answer:

Answer by Carla S
A very nice beige would look awesome!!! Or you could go for dramatic stone grey!!!

Love to see this!!!

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Tags:color, Green, Living, Room, should, Walls

Eco Products What is a eco-friendly product or a organic food?

Question by jgangster93: What is a eco-friendly product or a organic food?
What is really concidered a an eco-friendly product. recycaled paper? If you kno what a eco-friendly product is, please list them and where you can get them. The same with organic food.

Best answer:

Answer by byderule
shade grown organic coffee it is agro forestal .

planted under forrest
we recomend it to all farmers who are reforesting

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Tags:Ecofriendly, food, Organic, product, Products

Green Home Design Where can I find a website with ideas of building a home?

Question by jess: Where can I find a website with ideas of building a home?
So, I am excited that my hubby and i are going to build our own home, we decided that we want 3 rooms, with a walk in closet in the master bedroom, 2 full bathrooms, kitchen, dining room, living room, and maybe family room. Obviously me being a “girl” wants so many things, but is there a website that I can get information such as the closets, kitchen ideas, bathrooms with tub, I care more about the inside details, any advice?

Best answer:

Answer by tigercub1
thisoldhouse.com. also look at model homes.go to ask.com,google.com or about.com and type in 3 bedroom homes and see where it takes you.

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Tags:Building, Design, find, Green, home, ideas, website

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Green Living Guide How can you help your dog live a longer life?

Question by Emily N: How can you help your dog live a longer life?
I have a austrailin shepherd and is about to turn 9. His Mom and dad lived to about 16 and i would like some helpful tips and ways to help him reach the number 16. I love him so much and i dont want him to die!

Best answer:

Answer by BelleK
Hopefully he is neutered. That’s number one. Second, just like people, he should eat right and get plenty of exercise. Minimal treats (or only high quality treats like chicken or duck jerky for dogs.) Don’t smoke around him. Take him to the vet for regular checkups. Keep up good regular groomings and flea and heartworm medication.

And lots of love. :)

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Tags:Green, Guide, Help, Life|, Live, Living, longer

Green Technology How can the cash that is needed in the poor countries for development of green technologies be managed?

Question by wiseguy: How can the cash that is needed in the poor countries for development of green technologies be managed?
…such that the money that is allocated for the development of green technologies does not MOSTLY go into the pockets of politicians and businessmen, other than what would be remuneration for services rendered?

Best answer:

Answer by wilnotgoquietlyintothatgoodnight
It will be managed, right into the pockets of the criminals running the scam.

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Tags:Cash, countries, development, Green, Managed, needed, poor, Technologies, Technology

Green Living Books Looking for a good healthy cook book?

Question by Firas: Looking for a good healthy cook book?
I am trying to eat healthy and looking for a cook book full of healthy recipes.

My current eating style isn’t good. I usually drink diet coke 2-3 times a day, eat fast food once or twice a day and sometimes i over eat.

I am a 24 male, 5’6 and weigh 178. For some reason my weight doesn’t really show, i guess i hide it well hehe.

I’ll value anyone input, thanks.

Best answer:

Answer by Surf
Eat plenty of greens and you’ll be fine.

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Tags:book, Books, cook, Good, Green, healthy, Living, Looking

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Eco Friendly Homes What is a free home design website?

Question by : What is a free home design website?
I am exploring websites on modern home design. I just can’t find a website that gives me modern options. This is just a method of checking out home design. So basically, I am looking for a free website that allows me to virtually create my own plan for a modern ALSO eco-friendly home. (just for fun)

Best answer:

Answer by Mazel Tov
just 4 fun~

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Tags:Design, free, friendly, home, Homes, website

Green Living Technologies Is it easier to escape poverty from the cities or from the rural areas?

Question by pdooma: Is it easier to escape poverty from the cities or from the rural areas?
How would you go about escaping poverty if you lived in either of these situations?

No need to insult, it’s just an exercise of thought.

Best answer:

Answer by Quan
I think living in the poor parts of both areas come with many similar challenges. As I was taught, education is the key. People living in both areas have access to the Public School System. Get what good you can get from there, which isn’t much IMO, and continue educating yourself.

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Tags:areas, Cities, easier, Escape, from, Green, Living, poverty, rural, Technologies

Environmentally Friendly Products What are the best non-toxic, environmentally-friendly household cleaners?

Question by RICHIE.: What are the best non-toxic, environmentally-friendly household cleaners?
I’d like to switch out the household cleaning products (i.e. for cleaning sinks, counters, bathroom fixtures, etc.) in my house for safer, more environmentally-friendly ones. What types of products do people use? Can I make a good cleaning solution with stuff around my house? Let me know your suggestions and ideas.

Best answer:

Answer by Clay H
baking soda works pretty well for sinks and bathtubs

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Tags:best, cleaners, Environmentally, environmentallyfriendly, friendly, household, NonToxic, Products

Green TechnologyHerstyler Colorful Seasons 7 Green 1.5 Inch Ceramic Plates with Negative Ion Technology

Herstyler Colorful Seasons 7 Green 1.5 Inch Ceramic Plates with Negative Ion Technology

  • 1.5 inch ceramic plates with negative ion technology
  • season 7
  • Temperature control 180 to 460 degrees
  • dual voltage
  • floating plate technology

Herstyler Colorful Season is the ideal classic ceramic straightener. Solid ceramic plates guarantee fast and smooth straightening results without pulling or breaking hair. Hair will be smoother and silkier than with ordinary straightening irons. Nega

List Price: $ 31.45

Price: $ 31.45



Tags:Ceramic, Colorful, Green, Inch, Negative, Plates, Seasons, Technology, TechnologyHerstyler

Going Green Tips Q&A: How do you color tip a rose?

Question by mowsermae: How do you color tip a rose?
white rose that I would like a green tip on
a real rose….i don’t know if you thought I meant artificial or not….

Best answer:

Answer by Isis
Buy some green fabric paint and dip the tip of your rose in it. If you want the paint to run down the rose a bit, you can set it up. If not, you need to hang the rose upside down until the paint dries….

Is that what you were meaning?

Edit: A real rose is what I thought you were meaning. I had read an article on this in some sort of home and garden magazine while I waited in the doctor’s office. The fabric paint is more gentle than other types of paints….good luck!

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Tags:color, Going, Green, Rose, Tips

Green Living Store How much does a green anole cost?

Question by Brittany: How much does a green anole cost?
Also do they like to be with other green anole lizards. If so how big of a tank do I need to keep 2 of them in.

Best answer:

Answer by juileeee
they are like 3 dollars each in michigan they are social and like a 10 gallon would be ok for two–talk to the people at the pet store b4 you get them if you have more questions they know more than we do

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Tags:anole, cost, Green, Living, much, store

Friday, December 21, 2012

Austin Green Living Nursery or other sources for buying vines native to Central Texas?

Question by bombayjac1993: Nursery or other sources for buying vines native to Central Texas?
I am looking to buy the Balsam Gourd Vine and looking for Texas Leather Flower Vine or Texas Pitcher Clematis Vine. They grow in the area I live but I am trying to find a nursery or source for buy the seeds or plats. Any suggestions are appreciated.

Best answer:

Answer by mindshift
I live southwest of Austin, and so my favorite native plant nurseries are: Barton Springs Nursery on Bee Caves Rd. in Westlake; The Natural Gardner on Old Bee Caves Rd. in Oak Hill; and Texas Grown Plants off 290, west of the Y in Oak Hill. Barton Springs Nursery has a great selection of native and naturalizing plants at good prices, but it’s easy to miss when you are driving by. They will also try to find species that you request. The Natural Gardener also has an excellent assortment. Texas Grown Plants is the only nursery where I have ever seen TX Leather Flower (aka Scarlet Clematis). They were not selling them when I was there; they may have been growing them to collect seed for more plants.

Balsam Gourd produces a tomato-like fruit from a small yellow flower. Another vine, Passiflora foetida, produces similar red fruits from blue and white passion flowers, They both have similar leaves, and are occasionally confused. Passiflora foetida has a lacey tendril completely surrounding the green fruit. Below are links to pictures.

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Tags:Austin, Buying, Central, Green, Living, native, nursery, Sources, Texas, vines

Eco Products I was wondering what others thought of eco friendly product lines?

eco products
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Question by Alyssa C: I was wondering what others thought of eco friendly product lines?
I was wondering what others thought of eco friendly product lines made from recycled materials like tires, and soda pop bottles? I get the feeling some people are really into it and other dont really care at all.

http://hautehideout.goodbarry.com/_catalog_38708/Eco-Friendly_Products

Best answer:

Answer by Jenny *suspended*
Love them :D

love anything eco friendly really.

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Tags:friendly, lines, others, product, Products, thought, wondering

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Green Living GiftsEssential Oil- Beginners Best of the Best Aromatherapy Gift Set- (100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils) 14/ 10 ml

Essential Oil- Beginners Best of the Best Aromatherapy Gift Set- (100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils) 14/ 10 ml

  • Includes Bergamot, Clary Sage, Cinnamon Leaf, Eucalyptus, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Patchouli, Peppermint, Rosemary, Spearmint, Sweet Orange & Tea Tree- 14) 10 ml
  • Product comes wrapped as shown in picture, perfect to give as a gift or enjoy yourself
  • All Edens Garden oils are 100% Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil- no fillers, additives, bases or carriers added.
  • If looking for a alternative sets, please see Edens Garden Ultimate Set (32/ 10 ml), Top 6 Set (6/ 10 ml), Supreme Set (64/ 10 ml)
  • Edens Garden collection includes the following 128 oils- Adoration blend, Allspice, Angelica Root, Anise Star, Aphrodisiac blend, Balance blend, Basil, Bay, Bergamot, Birch, Black Pepper, Blood Orange, Breathe Easy blend, Cajeput, Calming blend, Camphor, Cananga, Caraway, Cardamom, Carrot, Cassia, Cedarwood, Chamomile (German), Chamomile (Roman), Cinnamon Bark, Cinnamon Leaf, Citronella, Clary Sage, Cleaning blend, Clementine, Clove, Cocoa Absolute, Cognac, Copaiba, Coriander, Cumin, Cypress, Cypriol, Davana, Dill Weed, Elemi, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Fir Needle, Four Thieves blend, Frankincense, French Lavender, Galbanum, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Harmony blend, Helichrysum, Hope blend, Ho Wood, Hydacheim, Hyssop, Invigorate blend, Jasmine Absolute, Joy blend, Juniper Berry, Kanuka, Key Lime, Lavender, Lemon, Lemon Eucalyptus, Lemon Myrtle, Lemongrass, Lime, Litsea, Love blend, Mace, Mandarin, Meditation blend, Melissa, Myrrh, Myrtle, Neroli, Nerolina, Niaouli, Nutmeg, Oregano, Origanum, Palmarosa, Palo Santo, Parsley, Patchouli, Peace blend, Penny Royal, Peppermint, Peru Balsam, Petitgrain, Pimento, Pine, Purification blend, Ravensara, Relaxation blend, Renew blend, Rose Absolute (Bulgarian), Rose Absolute (Moroccan), Rose Geranium, Rosemary, Rosewood, Sage, Sandalwood (Australian), Sandalwood (East Indian), Sensation blend, Spearmint, Spikenard, Spruce, Stay Alert blend, Stress Relief blend, Sweet Marjoram, Sweet Orange, Tagates, Tangerine, Tansy, Tarragon, Tea Tree, Thyme, Turmeric, Valerian, Vanilla, Verbena, Vetiver, Wintergreen, Yarrow and Ylang Ylang.

Essential Oil- Beginners Best of the Best Set are 100% pure, dynamic substances distilled from plant matter such as flowers, leaves, seeds, roots, or woods; there are no carrier oils. The essential oils are great for aromatherapy use.

List Price: $ 39.90

Price: $ 39.90



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Green Living Nyc Q&A: How can I prove I've applied for my canadian passport?

Question by Jeremy B: How can I prove I’ve applied for my canadian passport?
I live in NYC, my canadian passport has expired, I’ve sent in my application however I’m travelling to the Dominican Republic in a month and should I not have my new passport by then I’ll need my green card, birth certificate and proof of a passport application. I’m not sure how I can prove I’ve applied for a passport. SO if anyones knows I’d be very thankful for an answer.

Best answer:

Answer by christnp
There are some exceptions that allow for “proof of passport application” for US Citizens, but I don’t know whether that exception extends to Canadian passport holders. I would double check that assumption. You may not be able to get back into the U.S.

If you confirm that proof of canadian passport application is going to be good enough, I would contact the canadian passport office and ask them.

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