Wednesday, November 24, 2010

NIFTY idea for parents of teens


Some parents have the angel child that when they come home they immediately go to work on homework. Others are not so lucky. If your teenager just comes home and goes straight to the tv then here is a cool energy saving tip I learned from Dr. Main. Studies show that kids who watch more tv get less exercise. And kids who watch tv all the time just run up the energy bill. Mr. Main told me that he used to make his kids hook up exercise bikes to the tv and they had to pedal whenever they wanted to watch. So they get to watch tv and they get exercise. And when they get tired maybe they will finally do their homework.

So do all teenagers exercise? NO
Can they? HECK YES!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Aersol cans: Depleting the Enviroment One Spray at a Time

We all know about how the old aersol cans used propelants that did a fair share in depleting the ozone layer a while back. We still use aersol cans now, even though we signed a contract stating we aren't supposed to. These aersol cans that we have used for a long time use a different propellant than the original ones. These contain hydrocarbons that contribute to the global warming problem. These cans also contain volotile organic compounds that remain floating in the lower levels of the ozone layer. These create a smog that induces asthma. Other products that do this are: hair spray, mouth wash, and perfumes.

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Energy Saving Lawn Mowers

By: Rachel Skillicorn

The "Earthwise 60120-Inch 24-Volt Cordless Electric Lawn Mower is one of the new edtions of energy saving lawn mowers. It is powered by a 24-volt rechargable battery. This type of lawn mower is healthier for the environment by not using any gasoline or oil. It is completly cordless for easy use. The (24 volt) battery provides power for any size lawn mower. There is less noise when turning it on than a normal lawn mower because of the one touch starter, so you won't have to worry about it working or not, it will turn on with one try. also don't think that just by switching to a nicer one for the environamnet that it won't do as great of job as a normal one; it was a 20-inch cutting path with a heavy-duty steel mower deck. This is an easy way to give back to the environment.

Monday, November 22, 2010


Windmills work fine and dandy as long as there is - well- wind. Due to curiosity, I found a cool little desk object that continuiosly spins. I found the reason that this spins is there is a weight on the inside that through different forces, it spins. There is a magnet on the outside of the wheel that just sits around. Why not use this technology to keep windmills spinning non-stop? We could have these "wind" mills everywhere to produce energy!

Solar-Powered Outdoor Lighting

By: Luke Bridges

Do you use outdoor lighting? Well you can save energy on outdoor lighting by using solar powered outdoor lighting. These little built in lamps can save money during the summer and winter. These lights go in gardens and porches to help see in the night.

swamp cooler v.s. air conditioner

Should you buy AC or a swamp cooler? First of all, swamp coolers are about 30% cheaper to buy. Swamp coolers might be louder in some cases, but they are also much easier to service. Also, the cooling costs per month are much lower. Which is better for the enviroment? Swamp coolers are actually much better for the enviroment than air conditioners. so, which should you buy? I would prefer swamp coolers any day.

A flash back for energy.

The first form of electrcity was created with a magnet and a coil. Why don't we put magnets in tires to generate electicity without the batteries? We could save on metals and chemicals and still get energy. The only downfall is you would have to crank the car up every time you want to start it.