Leila

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  1. Leila liked a post in a topic by Simon Leufstedt in Do you use bicycle?   
    Yes! All the time! A few weeks ago I even purchased this for my bicycle:


  2. snowdoll487 liked a post in a topic by Leila in Healthy Activities   
    One healthy activity that I am really thankful to have incorporated into my life is - cleaning the house with natural products. Instead of using normal detergents that are dangerous chemicals, we use bicarbonate of soda and lemon. It works amazingly well.

    As a natural air freshener, we use pure water with a few drops of eucalyptus - it purifies the air as it is antibacterial and it is earth-friendly with a lovely clean aroma.

    To repel pests we place cotton balls with peppermint on them - ants, mice and cockroaches dislike the smell. We use no chemicals in any of our cleaning and that is an activity that I am so glad we have finally and successfully incorporated.
  3. Leila liked a post in a topic by Simon Leufstedt in Cost of Solar Panels   
    Solar panels and other renewable energy solutions might seem expensive at the moment. But the more we invest and research into renewables the cheaper they will get.

    According to a report by Ernst & Young the price of solar panels will "drop to $1 by 2013" thanks to a combination of rising fossil fuel and falling solar prices.

    "Prices of solar panels are falling so fast that by 2013 they will be half of what they cost in 2009, according to a report from Ernst & Young that argues solar electricity could play "an important role" in meeting the UK's renewable energy targets."
  4. Leila liked a post in a topic by man007 in Cost of Solar Panels   
    I have an idea on how to get the solar panel for free. You can get a loan to buy the solar panels. Then provide the electricity (the first years), that the solar panel will produce, to an electricity station and the electricity station will pay your loan. Do you think this will work? It sound possible...
  5. snowdoll487 liked a post in a topic by Leila in Healthy Activities   
    One healthy activity that I am really thankful to have incorporated into my life is - cleaning the house with natural products. Instead of using normal detergents that are dangerous chemicals, we use bicarbonate of soda and lemon. It works amazingly well.

    As a natural air freshener, we use pure water with a few drops of eucalyptus - it purifies the air as it is antibacterial and it is earth-friendly with a lovely clean aroma.

    To repel pests we place cotton balls with peppermint on them - ants, mice and cockroaches dislike the smell. We use no chemicals in any of our cleaning and that is an activity that I am so glad we have finally and successfully incorporated.
  6. Leila liked a post in a topic by antioxidantking in PALM SUGAR THE HEALTHY SECRET.   
    Why palm sugar is a better alternative to processed sugar.
    Palm sugar is a nutrient-rich, low-glycemic crystalline sweetener that looks, tastes, dissolves and melts almost exactly like sugar, but it's completely natural and unrefined. It's acquired from palm flowers growing high up and out of reach by most people, then they are opened to collect their liquid flower nectar. This nectar is then air-dried to form a crystalline sugar that's naturally brown in color and naturally rich in a number of key minerals, vitamins and phytonutrients, including potassium, zinc, iron, and vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B6.

    Like refined and bleached sugar it is far superior. So the nutrients are still there in a raw sugar crystal form or made into a golden liquid like honey called palm syrup a rare commodity made by a small company ecolurve that hold the secrets to this recipe. Flavors included in their range are cinnamon and pandan a 100% natural healthy product.
  7. Leila liked a post in a topic by kat74 in Favorite animal   
    That would be the giraffe, I love that long neck because it looks as if they are looking down on every other animal in the wild. I also love their pattern and do you know that it the one animal that walks with each left leg together and both right legs together. Other animals use one front leg and one hind leg together.
  8. Leila liked a post in a topic by Link in Favorite animal   
    I'm not so sure about that. I think parasitic life forms leech on an ecosystem more than they're part of it. I really think that there are some life forms that do nothing but harm other life forms. However having said that I also think we should be extremely careful about trying to eradicate certain life forms that are - in our limited view - bad for the environment. Just look at what happened to China under Mao.
  9. Leila liked a post in a topic by Simon Leufstedt in What is the true cost of gasoline?   
    This video from the American Center for Investigative Reporting talks about the true cost of gasoline. The video focus is mainly on the USA so there are a lot of confusing "pounds" and "gallons" and such. But it's still a good video that tries to take up the hidden and external costs (such as air pollution) of gasoline. Watch it:

    http://www.youtube.c...h?v=6RhYY_4Wzls
  10. Leila liked a post in a topic by Simon Leufstedt in A 30 year side-by-side trial of organic vs conventional farming shows that organic is the better option   
    Organic farming has many positive effects, such as increased biodiversity. Studies in this area has shown that organic farming reduce yields by about 10%. Other studies claim that organic farming increases yields in regions with tropical climate. But in this study organic farming seems to have the advantage, in every category, over more traditional forms of agriculture. I haven't had time to take a closer look at the study yet so I am still a bit skeptical to the results. But it sure sounds promising.

    Fast facts from the study:
    Organic yields match conventional yields.
    Organic outperforms conventional in years of drought.
    Organic farming systems build rather than deplete soil organic matter, making it a more sustainable system.
    Organic farming uses 45% less energy and is more efficient.
    Conventional systems produce 40% more greenhouse gases.
    Organic farming systems are more profitable than conventional.

    You can read the study here.
  11. Leila liked a post in a topic by Simon Leufstedt in Zoos?   
    I think zoos are a sad business. Sure, some zoos are nice and all. But having wild animals locked in just for our own amusements just feels wrong. We shouldn't need zoos to understand how precious our wildlife is...