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    snowdoll487 got a reaction from Lus9vg in E-Books vs. Traditional Books   
    With the current e-trend gaining popularity all over the world, everyone is switching their old favorites to its e-version. Just like most of my friends starting to switch from reading traditional books to e-versions of these books. They find it convenient, especially for e-readers with atlas installed as they can easily search the meaning of a unfamiliar word without the help of a hand-carry dictionary.

    Come to think of it, less popularity of traditional/paper books there will probably less need to cut trees for mass production of printed books. There are books selling millions of copies worldwide, now if the trend goes on, there will be less need for printed copies and e-books price is cheaper.

    On the other hand, it seems as if time will come that traditional/paper books will be like the manuscripts written in papyrus. Preserved in museums and safe facilities. I've heard thousands of books in some big prestigious library have been disposed. I hope those books were donated to countries in need of decent books for school/educational purposes.

    So, which is your pick? E-reader and e-books or Paper/Traditional Books?
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    snowdoll487 got a reaction from Teafbeaclenue in E-Books vs. Traditional Books   
    With the current e-trend gaining popularity all over the world, everyone is switching their old favorites to its e-version. Just like most of my friends starting to switch from reading traditional books to e-versions of these books. They find it convenient, especially for e-readers with atlas installed as they can easily search the meaning of a unfamiliar word without the help of a hand-carry dictionary.

    Come to think of it, less popularity of traditional/paper books there will probably less need to cut trees for mass production of printed books. There are books selling millions of copies worldwide, now if the trend goes on, there will be less need for printed copies and e-books price is cheaper.

    On the other hand, it seems as if time will come that traditional/paper books will be like the manuscripts written in papyrus. Preserved in museums and safe facilities. I've heard thousands of books in some big prestigious library have been disposed. I hope those books were donated to countries in need of decent books for school/educational purposes.

    So, which is your pick? E-reader and e-books or Paper/Traditional Books?
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    snowdoll487 reacted to zararina in Eco Gadgets you own   
    Yes there are solar bulbs and Nokero is one brand I know. It was just bit costly here.
    Right now I am just using compact fluorescent lamp (CFL), also called compact fluorescent light which is energy saving light.
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    snowdoll487 reacted to zararina in Eco-Friendly Home Furniture   
    I think furniture that are made from natural materials are more earth friendly although it could mean some plants or trees are being cut for it (as long as they would plant new ones ). There are also furniture that are made from recycled materials just like those that are made from used cans, used paper and some other materials that can be reused.
    Below are some that I had searched online.




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    snowdoll487 reacted to angelsfun in Coffee addicts new healthy Blend   
    There is a new healthier Coffee blend spreading here in Indonesia It comes from the waste product of making grape juice or wine.

    The left over product is the Grape skins and seeds which are dried and roasted then mixed with a Arabica bean blend or left coffee free and is brewed as a 100% Grape Coffee drink which tastes like coffee without caffeine and includes the antioxidant high dose from the grapes.

    Also popular are blends that are healthy are Clove and Cinnamon blends of coffee which are a great healthy boost to your body anyone that is interested can contact me to ask questions about the blends available.
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    snowdoll487 reacted to zararina in Solar Bottle/Bulb   
    Some household here in the Philippines are using "solar bulb" to be able to save electricity and have lower monthly bill. On some areas/household that do not have electricity yet, they also use this as their source of light on day time.

    Solar bulb is made from a plastic bottle (1.5L soft drink bottle) which is full of water added with some amount of bleach. This bottle is then place on the upper part of the room which some part of it is exposed to the sun so that the light from it will be collected and then scattered throughout the room.

    This is another simple yet useful innovative and environment friendly source of light on day time.

    Do you know any other alternative bulb existing nowadays?
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    snowdoll487 reacted to joydyats in Top 10 Things You Can Do to Reduce Global Warming   
    Burning fossil fuels such as natural gas, coal, oil and gasoline raises the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, and carbon dioxide is a major contributor to the greenhouse effect and global warming.

    You can help to reduce the demand for fossil fuels, which in turn reduces global warming, by using energy more wisely. Here are 10 simple actions you can take to help reduce global warming.

    1. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
    2. Use Less Heat and Air Conditioning
    3. Change a light bulb
    4. Drive less and drive smart
    5. Buy Energy-Efficient Products
    6. Use Less Hot Water
    7. Use the "Off" Switch
    8. Plant a tree
    9. Get a Report Card from your Utility Company
    10. Encourage Others to Conserve

    To read more, please refer to this link: http://environment.a...balwarmtips.htm

    - I found this article helpful in reducing Global Warming so thought I'd share it with you guys.
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    snowdoll487 reacted to Hysssss-teria in How much Rubbish do you throw out ?   
    Wow -- there are some good new ideas for my household here, too.

    We buy bulk foods whenever possible, avoiding packaging materials. I buy only the food I need for meal plans that I carefully prepare before shopping. We eat lots of leftovers, and I pack my husband's lunch every day. That also saves us tons of money that he doesn't spend on eating out anymore.

    I reuse whatever containers I can until they wear out and just won't hold stuff anymore. I use plastic grocery bags over and over when I shop, and use them for garbage. I also use them for wrapping meats for the freezer, and use them to store bowls of leftovers in the fridge. Thus I have completely eliminated the need for plastic food wraps in this house -- which also saves money

    This is a program that our community provides to support recycling efforts. We keep a separate container indoors for recyclables, and they go in a trash can separate from the garbage on collection day. The collectors weigh the recyclables and record the weight in a separate account for each apartment's recyclables can. When you've accumulated so many points with your trash weights, you can redeem them for gift cards. I'm halfway to getting one for Panera Bread ;)
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    snowdoll487 reacted to Simon in Hurray, my new tablet :D   
    To be honest I've been very tempted by the idea of a tablet. But I cannot see the usefulness of the current android or ios tablets. They all seem so useless and weak. I rather wait till next year when Microsoft releases their new and tablet-friendly operating system Windows 8. A tablet with Windows 8? Yes please!
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    snowdoll487 reacted to 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.
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