February 12, 2009

TED Talks on a Greener Future

Dozens of excellent talks by experts on sustainability that you can view online for free! This TED theme, A Greener Future? includes talks on the future of cars, natural designs, praises for slowness, the climate crisis and more.

June 9, 2008

More Tips for Office Greening

Ideal Bite offers 10 tips for a greener office. Did you know that a single plant per 30 square feet can reduce indoor air pollution? Check it out, and more.

April 23, 2008

The Magic of Baking Soda

Right now, you probably have an all-purpose cleaner, deodorizer, fire extinguisher, skin exfoliator, and silver polisher hiding in your cupboards without even knowing it. What is this wonder substance, you ask? Why baking soda, of course! Baking soda has dozens of uses around the house, is non-toxic, and can be bought for mere pennies at most grocery stores. Check out a list of baking soda uses.

February 21, 2008

Direct Marketing Association

Another great resource to reduce unwanted advertising, direct mail, etc. DMA's Mail Preference Service (MPS) is the Official Mail Preference Service for the Catalog and Direct Marketing community supported by the United States Postal Service. It will allow you to get off of mailing lists and to remove your name from DMA Member Prospect Lists. And guess what? It only costs 1 dollar.

Opt - Out

This is cool - if you haven't done it yet you should give it a shot:

Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Consumer Credit Reporting Companies are permitted to include your name on lists used by creditors or insurers to make firm offers of credit or insurance that are not initiated by you ("Firm Offers"). The FCRA also provides you the right to "Opt-Out", which prevents Consumer Credit Reporting Companies from providing your credit file information for Firm Offers.

Through the Opt-Out website, you may request to:

Opt-Out from receiving Firm Offers for Five Years - (electronically through this website).

Opt-Out from receiving Firm Offers permanently - (mail Permanent Opt-Out Election form available through this website).

Opt-In and be eligible to receive Firm Offers. This option is for consumers who have previously completed an Opt-Out request - (electronically through this website).

If you choose to Opt-Out, you will no longer be included in firm offer lists provided by these four consumer credit reporting companies.

February 19, 2008

Dining Services Composts!

Hey, did you know that Dining Services is collecting compost-able wastes in Coffman? I was amazed the other day when I was approached by a green-shirt wearing staff person asking for my plastic cup (corn-resin or something) to compost! See more about Organic Composting.