Help Mother Earth
It is very important to me to conserve resources and be a good caretaker for the Earth, our Mother. Just like our own bodies, the Earth has mostly finite resources.
While some materials can be transmuted through time and chemistry into different resources anew, the exploding human population is using up most resources faster than they can be regenerated.
Reduce ~ Reuse ~ Recycle ~ Renew!
Here are some links to information, programs and products that I feel are worth supporting. Positive change can happen one person at a time, but it's better when 'many hands make light work.'
Conservation Council of NC, Inc (environmental lobbyists)
Conservation Trust for NC (Land Trust Alliance)
Natural Resource leadership Institute (NCState)
Another List of Organizations (by ECU)
CAFE Standards for Fuels Efficiency:
Food Production & Safety
Propsed Criminalization of Backyard Farming
- Full text of S 510 and amendments available on Thomas (As of Nov 27, the Latest Major Action: 11/18/2010 Senate floor actions. Status: Cloture motion on the bill presented in Senate.)
- Full text of all amendments as of Nov 17, 2010 on S 510
- Full text of related House bill HR 2749 available on Thomas
- Article about S 510 on naturalnews.com
- Info on similar bill HR 875 (2009) on snopes.com with myths & facts
Use and Benefits by Sheryl Joachim, "All plastic is made from petroleum and plastic is used almost everywhere, in cars, houses, toys, computers and clothing. Asphalt used in road construction is a petroleum product as is the synthetic rubber in the tires. Paraffin wax comes from petroleum, as do fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, detergents, phonograph records, photographic film, furniture, packaging materials, surfboards, paints and artificial fibers used in clothing, upholstery, and carpet backing. Helium, sulfur and other valuable materials are produced from oil wells along with petroleum itself. "
North Carolina Landfill Capacity Analysis in years and tons (Wake County is nearly full as of August 9, 2007.)
CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) Vehicle Filling Station
A City of Raleigh-owned CNG pumping station is at 4120 New Bern Ave., site of the City’s Heavy Equipment Depot and Landfill. The station serves the general public as well as City vehicles. Only credit cards are accepted. Call for hours (919) 250-2758
Keeping Useable Items Out of the Landfill. Go to the Swap Shop at the City of Raleigh Yard Waste Center, 900 N. New Hope Road. Check in with the attendant, then put your useable items in the sheds to the left. Hours of operation: Monday - Saturday, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
List of Environmentally Friendly Cleaning Products (many recipes)Select-a-Flush Toilet Conversion Kit
Utility Free (DIY equipment)
The Alt E Store (DIY products)
Alternative Energy HQ (DIY products and articles)
(This page established 7-2-2010. Updated 11-28-2010.)