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Cereal Bag Liners (Who Needs Them; You Do)

Thanks to Cool People Care for sharing this link about what to do with cereal bag liners. I try to reuse everything I can.

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If It Was My Home

Sam Davidson of Cool People Care shared this link today. It puts the spill into perspective. Of course, we don’t see how deep the damage is with this map.

And it is our home. The ocean sustains us.

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I’m a Cool Person

My story about storm drains being used as trash cans was featured on Cool People Care today.

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I'm a Cool Person

My story about storm drains being used as trash cans was featured on Cool People Care today.

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How Clean Is Your Air?

I attended a Lunch and Learn meeting in a neighboring town today about clean air and asthma. It was sponsored by Cool People Care, Clean Air Partnership of Middle Tennessee and the local chapter of the American Lung Association. As an environmentalist, I am very glad that I attended, as I learned many disturbing facts about our air, especially the air where I live.

Gail Bost, development director of the local chapter of the American Lung Association spoke and gave us some startling information.

I am an animal lover and have always had a pet, either fish, bird, dog, cat or rabbit. Dog dander stays in a room for six months after the dog leaves, and this includes regular vacuum cleaning. Cat dander hangs around for one year.

In the United States, over 20,000,000 people have asthma. Over 353,000 adults in my home state of Tennessee have asthma. That is one in every 13 persons, which is increasing in epidemic proportions.

St. Louis ranks #1 in American cities with dirty air. Tennessee has three cities in the top ten nationwide with Chattanooga at #4, Memphis at #6 and Knoxville at #7. My home Nashville comes in at #32 on the list. Dirty air, not only causes lung problems, but also increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

Radon gas is a major problem in the Tennessee region. While radon is a naturally occuring element, it is the second greatest cause of lung cancer. I learned that I need to get the air in my house tested for radon.

While these statistics are somewhat frightening, we can all take steps to stay healthy. We can pay attention to the daily air quality rating in our city. This is usually publicized by radio, television, local newspapers or the internet. We can avoid using Plug-In air freshener, which contain carcinogens. Air fresheners just perfume the air and does not clean it.

Have fresh air blowing into your home on days when the air quality is good. Use public transportation or reduce automobile driving on bad air days. Walk or use bicycles for transportation.

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No More Yellow or White Page Books

yellowbook_1182If you are like me, I immediately toss these phone books into the recycling bin when I receive them unsolicited on my doorstep. I use the internet for a phone directory if necessary. We can now opt out of receiving these unnecessary tomes. Go to http://www.yellowpagesgoesgreen.org/index.html to unsubscribe. Feel free to keep them, but please recycle them when new ones are issues.
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Thanks to Cool People Care for offering this tip today! And since it takes less than five minutes to opt out of this service, you can do something else nice today.

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I Be "Cool"

The reusable bag post makes a big splash on Cool People Care.

Cool People Care is a great resource for those of us who do not have lots of time to change the world. Sam Davidson gives folks daily ways to change the world in five minutes each day. Visit often. Or sign up for the daily email.

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