Enid Sisskin http://wuwf.org en Eco Minute August 18, 2014 http://wuwf.org/post/eco-minute-august-18-2014 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Do you have a piece of furniture that has seen better days?&nbsp; Instead of trashing it, why not give it a facelift?&nbsp; Refurbishing is not only a cost-effective means of reusing existing furniture, but it also reduces energy usage and provides many environmental benefits. There are numerous websites where you can get great suggestions on ways to refurbish old furniture.&nbsp; </span></p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:25:58 +0000 Enid Sisskin & Eco Minute 13368 at http://wuwf.org Eco Minute August 18, 2014 Eco Minute August 15, 2014 http://wuwf.org/post/eco-minute-august-15-2014 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Are you wondering what to do with all those things you can’t recycle like yogurt containers and egg cartons?&nbsp; Why not consider donating them to your local elementary school for their art program or a local child care center.&nbsp; These places go through a lot of resources every day and they can reuse a lot of our so called trash to make treasures and memories our children bring home.&nbsp; </span></p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:21:54 +0000 Enid Sisskin & Eco Minute 13367 at http://wuwf.org Eco Minute August 15, 2014 Eco Minute August 14, 2014 http://wuwf.org/post/eco-minute-august-14-2014 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Regular incandescent light bulbs are inefficient, with 90% of their energy going to generate heat not light.&nbsp; Changing out just one frequently used incandescent bulb for a compact fluorescent bulb can save an average of $30 or more in electricity costs over its lifetime and prevent more than 450 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions.&nbsp; </span></p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:19:47 +0000 Enid Sisskin & Eco Minute 13366 at http://wuwf.org Eco Minute August 14, 2014 Eco Minute August 13, 2014 http://wuwf.org/post/eco-minute-august-13-2014 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Use cloth rather than paper for cleaning and drying your hands.&nbsp; Before you grab for that paper towel to wipe up a spill or dry your hands stop and consider using a cloth towel or rag.&nbsp; Rather than throw away old ragged towels and cloth diapers that are no longer needed I keep some in a kitchen drawer and use them for mopping up spills.&nbsp; </span></p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:17:28 +0000 Enid Sisskin & Eco Minute 13365 at http://wuwf.org Eco Minute August 13, 2014 Eco Minute August 12, 2014 http://wuwf.org/post/eco-minute-august-12-2014 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Depending on where you live, anywhere from 30 - 70% of residential water is used for outdoor use, such as lawn and landscape irrigation. This is the EM and I’m ES.&nbsp; According to the EPA, some experts estimate that more than 50 percent of commercial and residential irrigation water use goes to waste due to evaporation, wind, improper system design, or overwatering.&nbsp; </span></p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:14:57 +0000 Enid Sisskin & Eco Minute 13364 at http://wuwf.org Eco Minute August 12, 2014