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  1. Simon Leufstedt liked a post in a topic by Dee in "Earth Box" analogues from Cat Litter Bins   
    We have five indoor cats. Yes, I know the first step in the triangle of plastics is reduce plastic use, but paper bags of litter rip. The next step is reuse, and I came up with a way to reuse the plastic litter bins as square foot gardening tubs.
     
    You may be familiar with "Earth Box" type gardening bins. They're designed for weed-free gardening or apartments. The idea is to have a plastic bin with a screen a few inches fro the bottom. A tube runs from the top to the bottom through a hole in the screen. Another gap in the screen is across from the tube on the other end of the tub. The final element is a drainage hole right above the screen. You put gardening soil mix on top of the screen and water through the tube. The dirt wicks up moisture.
     
    I used cat litter tubs to make the same kind of thing. You can see them off to the back in the attached picture - they're the yellow things.
     
    Would anyone be interested in more information?

  2. Simon Leufstedt liked a post in a topic by Dee in Why others do not believe in global warming?   
    The craters in Siberia and the melting of the Arctic and Antarctic ice caps is documented. For whatever reason, people are in denial. The plain facts are that it IS in our self-interest to do everything we can to stop this. Yet the LA Times reported http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-no-solar-20140810-story.html#page=1 in this link that in most of the country there are rules against solar power. I admit here in Minnesota it might be a bit of a gamble, but that isn't going to stop me from getting solar panels when we can afford it!
  3. Simon Leufstedt liked a post in a topic by Dee in How did you celebrate World Carfree Day?   
    This year's event is Monday, 22-SEP. I'll make sure to work from home or take the bus and light rail that day. So far my metro area's transit page doesn't reflect any awareness of this. Are other people reaching out to publicize it?
  4. Simon Leufstedt liked a post in a topic by Dee in "Earth Box" analogues from Cat Litter Bins   
    We have five indoor cats. Yes, I know the first step in the triangle of plastics is reduce plastic use, but paper bags of litter rip. The next step is reuse, and I came up with a way to reuse the plastic litter bins as square foot gardening tubs.
     
    You may be familiar with "Earth Box" type gardening bins. They're designed for weed-free gardening or apartments. The idea is to have a plastic bin with a screen a few inches fro the bottom. A tube runs from the top to the bottom through a hole in the screen. Another gap in the screen is across from the tube on the other end of the tub. The final element is a drainage hole right above the screen. You put gardening soil mix on top of the screen and water through the tube. The dirt wicks up moisture.
     
    I used cat litter tubs to make the same kind of thing. You can see them off to the back in the attached picture - they're the yellow things.
     
    Would anyone be interested in more information?