Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Have You Winterized Your Home?

While surfing on The Daily Green, I found some great tips on how to "Winterize" your home. There are some very interesting and doable tips... some more extreme than others (as in building a refrigerator that uses the cold air from outside to keep your perishables cold.) I am slightly paranoid about food going bad, so that won't be something I will be doing. However, one of the things that has the potential to be fun is the door snake. Door snakes can simply be a towel rolled up, or a cute decorated fabric tube. The purpose of the door snake is to keep drafts out by placing the "snake" at the bottom of your doors and windows. This will save you on your heating bill because that extra cold air will not be able to come in.

Click here for tips on how to build an air fridge.

Click here for more tips on how to make a door snake.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Waterkeeper Alliance

I was channel surfing on Sunday, looking for something to watch other than football, when I stumbled across The Deer Valley Celebrity Skifest. Well being the type of person that follows all the celebrity mumbo jumbo, I was curious as to what they were trying to raise money for. Turns out they were raising funds for a non-profit organization called Waterkeeper Alliance.
Well I did not exactly know what that was so I thought that I would research it. Waterkeeper Alliance is an organization that tries to protect water quality, ecosystems and communities. They have a full time person that is in change of one area of water and several different program names, such as Riverkeeper and Coastkeeper. For more information, like how you may start your own Waterkeeper Program go to http://www.waterkeeper.org/