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Rain Barrels Can Collect Air Conditioner Condensate

Posted by gerry @ 12:06 pm on December 9, 2010

The lack of rain in your area does not excuse you from not installing a rain barrel.  

 Madison Rain Barrel

Many homeowners who live in dry areas have air conditioners.  And air conditioners produce water condensate that can be collected in a rain barrel.  This condensate can be recycled for everyday watering of your plants and garden.  All you have to do is to collect the condensate drain pipe from your air conditioner to your rain barrel!

[ More information about collecting air conditioner condensate ]

Solar Digestion – What to do when you don’t need the compost

Posted by gerry @ 3:09 pm on December 7, 2010

Many homeowners don’t compost just because they don’t garden.  However, there is a new way to eliminate waste, without having to deal with the compost:  solar digestion!

Solar digesters accept household kitchen waste and leftovers. However, unlike composters, a solar digester’s purpose is to break down the material and allow the residue to seap back into the soil in an eco-friendly manner.  Popular models in the market include the Green Cone, and Algreen’s Solar Digester.

Make sure you WASH your Reusable Grocery Bags

Posted by gerry @ 9:22 am on December 3, 2010

Researchers have recently found that over half of reusable grocery bags contain harmful bacteria.  So remember to wash your disposable bags ocassionally!

Introducing Algreen’s newest Dual-Batch Tumbling Composter!

Posted by gerry @ 4:44 pm on December 1, 2010

[ New Tumbling Composter ]

Read more about tumbling composters.

What are the top 5 greenest pets?

Posted by gerry @ 4:39 pm on

According to Samantha from Animal Planet, here are 5 ways you can make pet-ownership more eco-freidnly:

1. Adopt a pet
2. Keep the cat indoors
3. Get a pet that has a dual-purpose (e.g. lays eggs)
4. Small dogs
5. Low-maintenance pets

My suggestion?

Put your pet waste in a solar digester or pet poo converter!