Going Green Is So Much Simpler Than Most People Think By Collin Rojas

An increasing number of people are now wanting to do their part to save the planet due to the worsening problems caused by global warming. Unfortunately, numerous people assume that going green is costly and time consuming. Read on to discover several immediate things you can do to get on on the path to living green.

Recycling is the top way to start. A lot of people continue to place glass and aluminum items in their normal garbage even though recycling is not that hard to do today. In the US, it’s not hard to locate a trash service that offers glass and aluminum recycling choices. Many people still continue to discard these items even though recycling bins are not hard to find. It merely takes a few minutes to wash off the cans and bottles before placing them into the recycle bin.

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2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,100 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 18 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

The Choices We Make Impact our Path in Life

October 5, 2011 by Owen Geiger

A brief tale of two home buyers… this really makes you think about things. check it out.


Two leaves and a bud Jasmine Petal Green Tea

Two leaves and a bud Jasmine Petal Green Tea

http://www.twoleavesandabud.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/jasminepetalhigh-300x214.jpgSome Jasmine tea is simply tea leaves that have been harvested, prepared as green tea, and then jasmine flavor is added.

Higher quality Jasmine tea, like two leaves and a bud’s Jasmine Petal green tea, is harvested in April and May, and when June arrives, the tea is spread out for five nights and the Jasmine flowers that bloom that month are laid on top of the tea. Tea absorbs odors very easily, and so during the cool nights, the premium green tea is basking in the floral scent, building up a nuanced taste profile.

If you’ve never had this quality tea, it’s a revelation when you taste something like two leaves and a bud Jasmine Petal green tea. This is the sort of tea you taste as much with your nose as with your tongue, as its delicate, flowery Jasmine flower scent lingers over the cup.

Exclusively through 4/15/2011, use promotional code JASMINE2011 and receive 20% off Jasmine Petal green tea. Click here to order now.

Earthbag Building Blog

From Earthbag Building Blog:

Featured Instructable

January 23, 2011 by Owen GeigerHi Owen Geiger!

Your Instructable “Step-by-Step Earthbag Building” was just featured by one of our editors!

Being featured means we think you are awesome. Keep up the great work!

EricFounder and CEO of Instructables

Step-by-Step Earthbag Building Instructable

Note: this Instructable has received over 2,400 hits in just two months, and is indicative of the growing popularity of earthbag building in general.

via Earthbag Building Blog.

Not green but interesting

How to Help Support the Search for Extraterrestrial Life

from wikiHow – The How to Manual That You Can Edit

NASA recently announced the discovery of a bacteria that can survive on arsenic; this discovery will broaden our search for extraterrestrial life. If you’re fascinated by the extraterrestrial possibilities and are eager to help the search, there are several things you can do.


  1. Write a letter to your government supporting space program funding. Write to representatives asking to see more funding given to research and exploration. For example, NASA uses the Mars Rovers and the European Space Agency (ESA) has the Mars Express to conduct research on Mars, a planet where life may have once existed. If you would like to see these programs expanded, make your voice heard and reach out to a representative in government to make your wishes known.
  2. Become a scientist yourself. This step alone can be comprised of dozens of sub-steps, and is a long shot for many people, but if you are a student, both NASA and the ESA offer internships and coops to students and recent graduates.
  3. Support distributed computing projects such as SETI@home, a program which downloads and analyzes radio telescope data.
  4. Support science and space education. Fostering the next generation of scientists and explorers–who may very well be the ones to discover extraterrestrial life–starts with education. Volunteer at science camps, planetariums or non-profit institutes that have programs to introduce children and young adults to science and the cosmos. Encourage children to stargaze (finding constellations, watching meteor showers, etc.).
  5. Spend some time understanding the theories surrounding extraterrestrial life. Astrobiology (also known as exobiology) is the study of the origins, evolution and future of life in the universe and the focus of programs such as the Mars rovers. Astrobiology combines many scientific fields of study to help understand how life can be supported somewhere other than Earth. The NASA Astrobiology Institute has a website (http://astrobiology.nasa.gov) that provides podcasts, recaps, and recordings of seminars concerning various issues within astrobiology.
  6. Stay up-to-date on research and findings. NASA and ESA provide reports, photos and press releases of new developments, including any relevant findings in the search for extraterrestrial life. Additionally, various science magazines and journals are useful in educating yourself about the current state of research and what may be coming in the near future.

Sources and Citations

  • NASA (www.nasa.gov)
  • ESA (www.esa.int)
  • UK Space Agency (www.ukspaceagency.bis.gov.uk)

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#greenideascoop new hash tag

starting the #greenideascoop hash tag looking for any one who wants to contribute there green ideas to the co-op I will be going though and highlighting ones that are awesome and need more looking at.

also check out the news paper i created to highlight daily tweets and the blog posts that go with them all from the #greenideascoop here is the link:

Green Home Building

Graph showing ecological footprints of nations...

Image via Wikipedia

The reason for building greener homes is really quite important. We need to live more lightly on the earth, because the degradation of our environment is compromising not only our survival, but the survival of most other living beings on the planet. We can no longer ignore the impact we have on the earths ecosystems. The way we live, the choices we make in providing for our needs, will have an enormous influence on the quality of life of those who will follow us. Now is the time to take responsibility for the consequences of our life styles!

via Green Home Building: Index.


I used Google Sketchup and the PARABOLA FORMULA from www.greenpowerscience.com

here is the links to the Sketchup:

10′ Parabola

here is an image:

10ft 36in point

also you can check out this you tube video from Green Power Science on how to make it a mirror:

hope you injoy if you make one or think about making one you should post and let me know i love pics.

Seth @ Green Ideas Co-Op




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