Setting Up a New Worm Bin In my last post I discussed dumping out my ‘Coffee Cup Challenge” bin due to excess moisture levels in the bottom of the bin. That same day I started preparing the empty bin for my next round of worm composting As always, I started the process by focusing on bedding. I had plenty of options here since I tend to stockpile lots of cardboard and paper for this very purpose. My favourite type of cardboard for worm bins is the kind used for egg cartons and drink holders (from fast food restaurants and coffee shops), but I also like to mix things up a little and add a variety of different cardboard/paper types. In this case, aside from egg carton cardboard, I also added corrugated and toilet paper (and paper towel) roll cardboard, along with a couple different types of paper (I tend to stay away from bleached paper as a bedding material, by the way).
Blackfoot Indians (Blackfeet, Siksika) Blackfoot chief Father and son Is the name of the tribe "Blackfoot" or "Blackfeet"? Where did this name come from? "Blackfoot" is the English translation of the word siksika, which means "black foot." It refers to the dark colored moccasins the people wear. The Trials & Travails Of Sheltering Suburban Mom Ah, we all know the type: the nosy next-door neighbor with a panache for telling you your own business (and everyone else’s, for that matter). The type of person who somehow missed the page about judgment in the Bible even though she claims to be a born-again Christian. And so we present to you the Sheltering Suburban Mom meme: Oceans Food, work, fun, adventure, sport and life – not many things can give us all those things in one. Every day the oceans give us the air we need to breathe; the weather to grow crops; water to support the smallest to the largest animals on earth and 80% of all species; vast ice flows to help regulate our climate; millions of jobs and a life-time of pleasure. Send us your favourite ocean image and it could be featured here!
Gel Air Freshener Very simple to make and very, very cheap! Perfect for bathrooms or closets. Will last around a month. Localcooling Welcome to the LocalCooling Blog, LocalCooling is a website dedicated to raising awareness through discussion of the latest issues and topics involving the environment. We encourage the community to continue to contribute by commenting, discussing and posting content which is relevant or pertains to posts presented on this blog. We live in a time, where technology is a part of our daily lives, but the price for having this commodity is having the reverse effect on our surroundings. If everybody in the world becomes aware of this fact, and together as a community, we contribute what we can, then the primary goals of LocalCooling would be met.
Shampoo Recipe - Make Your Own Shampoo - Natural Shampoo "If you want to gather honey, don't kick over the beehive."~ Dale Carnegie We all have hair -- some more, some less. Study: Bioelectricity bests biofuels on miles per acre Growing plants to make electricity is a more efficient and environmentally sound way to power vehicles than biofuels, according to a study meant to spark a debate over energy policy. The study's authors modeled how far different classes of cars could go based on the available energy from a unit of land and found that bioelectricity--burning biomass to make electricity--far outperforms ethanol. The paper, published on Thursday in Science, found that bioelectricity delivered 81 percent more distance per unit area of crop land than ethanol.
How to make your own apothecary, make a super simple linen spray, and feel like a wizard As a little girl I mixed up shampoos and lotions in my laboratory, trying to improve on the toiletries we had. I never came up with anything worth mentioning, but I did once get scolded for spilling my mom's shampoo all over the bathroom rug. A friend of mine told me about the "laboratory" she'd had at age 12, in which she created, among other things, the cure for AIDs. You probably won't cure any diseases with your apothecary, but you will scratch that youthful itch to create something useful out of ordinary ingredients. narfmore