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Films For Action | Watch Over 1000 Free Videos Hand-Picked to Change the World 5 Easy to Grow Mosquito-Repelling Plants As the outdoor season approaches, many homeowners and outdoor enthusiasts look for ways to control mosquitoes. With all the publicity about the West Nile virus, mosquito repelling products are gaining in popularity. But many commercial insect repellents contain from 5% to 25% DEET. There are concerns about the potential toxic effects of DEET, especially when used by children. Children who absorb high amounts of DEET through insect repellents have developed seizures, slurred speech, hypotension and bradycardia. There are new DEET-free mosquito repellents on the market today which offer some relief to those venturing outdoors in mosquito season. Here are five of the most effective mosquito repelling plants which are easy to grow in most regions of the US: 1. Citronella is the most common natural ingredient used in formulating mosquito repellents. Citronella is a perennial ‘clumping’ grass which grows to a height of 5 – 6 feet. 2. Horsemint leaves can be dried and used to make herbal tea.

A Low Impact Woodland Home Built In Wales - Simon Dale - Includes A 1 Minute 42 Second Video A Low Impact Woodland Home Built In Wales You are looking at pictures of a house I built for our family in Wales. It was built by myself and my father in law with help from passers by and visiting friends. 4 months after starting we were moved in and cosy. I estimate 1000-1500 man hours and £3000 put in to this point. Not really so much in house buying terms (roughly £60/sq m excluding labour). The house was built with maximum regard for the environment and by reciprocation gives us a unique opportunity to live close to nature. Some key points of the design and construction: Main tools used: chainsaw, hammer and 1 inch chisel, little else really. This building is one part of a low-impact or permaculture approach to life. Would you like to learn more about this sort of building and gain practical experience? Getting your hands dirty Do you fancy making your own home along these lines but want to have a bit of hands on experience. Getting Your Feet Dirty The site before starting Straw Walls

The Off-Grid Dilemma The prospect of having no bills to pay sounds exciting, does it not? How would one go about this, you may ask? Simple, all you need to do is generate your own electricity! But, could it really be that simple? The true definition of living green would be living off-grid. As noble as living off-grid by generating your own household electricity is, it is quite a big undertaking, with the cost being the main factor. Unfortunately, for the typical university student, making any of the changes mentioned above, are close to impossible. Seeing as I am renting out my own townhouse for the up-coming school year, I will not be able to make any of the green lifestyle changes previously suggested, solely as I am not the property owner. I have found a couple of documented stories of people who have made drastic changes to their lives in order to be completely self-sufficient. Video:

The Husbandry School - Organic farming & eco-friendly land management courses in Devon, UK Wellie Stomp Club Gift Vouchers Gift Vouchers are available for The Wellie Stomp Club - ideal for a birthday gift that's a bit different! You can buy vouchers for up to four sessions, or four children at a time - it's up to you how you allocate the 'tickets'. But as these special Gift Vouchers are open and not for a specific session on a particular date, we do need the recipient of the tickets to contact us to book their Wellie Stomp Club session (or sessions). If you wish to buy more than four tickets at a time and are intending to use all of them on one date, then please contact us. Let us know the name and address of the recipient using the form below, and you can include any other details you need us to know in the box that PayPal provides for messages on their check-out page. Remember!

How To… Embed This Infographic <a href= ‎"><img src=" title="10 How Tos" alt="How To Infographic" border="0" class="nopin" /></a><br />Source: <a href=' title='Interesting Facts'><a href=' title='Interesting Facts'>Today I Found Out</a></a> 1) How to drastically increase the life of your shaving razor Before or after you shave (I prefer before so that the blades are dry), place your jeans on a hard flat surface; then run the razor up the pant legs about 10-15 times quickly; then repeat running it down the pant legs 10-15 times quickly. The threads on the jeans then will very effectively both fix any tiny bends in the blades that inevitably happen and will also sharpen the blades on your shaver cartidge. 2) How to make your teeth whiter Baking soda makes a good teeth whitener. 1.

Pesquisador cria irrigador solar automático com garrafas usadas Um irrigador automático que não usa eletricidade e ainda pode ser feito com materiais usados. Essa criação rústica e eficaz de um pesquisador da Embrapa poderá ajudar de pequenos produtores a jardineiros amadores a manter seus canteiros irrigados automaticamente pelo método de gotejamento. Desenvolvido pelo físico Washington Luiz de Barros Melo, pesquisador da Embrapa Instrumentação (SP), o equipamento é baseado em um princípio simples da termodinâmica: o ar se expande quando aquecido. Melo se valeu dessa propriedade para utilizar o ar como uma bomba que pressiona a água para a irrigação. Uma garrafa de material rígido pintada de preto é emborcada sobre outra garrafa que contém água. Quando o sol incide sobre a garrafa escura, o calor aquece o ar em seu interior que, ao se expandir, empurra a água do recipiente de baixo e a expulsa por uma mangueira fina para gotejar na plantação. Ele explica que o maior desafio para quem for fazer o equipamento em casa é a vedação. Econômico e ecológico

How much does it cost to go Off-Grid and to live on the Land? How much Money does it take to Go Off Grid? There are 10 things that you need to consider when going off grid and living on the land. 1. 2. 3. Video: