Category Archives: Green tips

Coffee grounds – use as fertilizer, not compost!

This is an article that seems interesting.

While coffee grounds can be composted, but why not use them as a soil amendment and improve your garden soil?

Coffee Grounds & Gardening: Using Coffee Grounds As Fertilizer

Coffee Grounds & Gardening: Using Coffee Grounds As Fertilizerhttps://www.gardeningknowhow.com/composting/ingredients/coffee-grounds-gardening.htmComposting with coffee is a great way to make use of something that would otherwise end up taking up space in a landfill. Composting coffee grounds helps to add nitrogen to your…

Winnipeg pushing way beyond trash

I found a rather interesting initiative.  They want to take their okay results on reducing garbage and increasing recycling.    It is these kinds of promotional campaigns that along with other newer ideas like compsting, that will help us reduce our overall impact on the environment.

Reducing dependence on landfills - Winnipeg Free Press

Reducing dependence on landfills – Winnipeg Free Presshttp://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/reducing-dependence-on-landfills-285702031.html?__scoop_post=4a954db0-8318-11e4-f206-842b2b775358&__scoop_topic=3749014#__scoop_post=4a954db0-8318-11e4-f206-842b2b775358&__scoop_topic=3749014The goal is to cut by half the amount of waste going to landfills by 2020. That would mean a reduction to about 400 kilograms a year per person from 800 kg now.

Compostable wall decor!!

When I ran across this, I figured that it was bond to happen sooner or later.  Rather interesting, and ingenious.

They use the same compostable material, bagasse, as I use in my plates and take out containers.

Take a peek!

WallArt eco-friendly 3d wall panels » Retail Design Blog

WallArt eco-friendly 3d wall panels » Retail Design Bloghttp://retaildesignblog.net/2012/08/15/wallart-eco-friendly-3d-wall-panels/WallArt will bring your walls to life with their eco friendly 3d-wallpanels made out of the fibrous residue of sugarcane also called bagasse.

One drop of water

A leaky faucet.  Imagine 1 drop of water falling each minute.

The affect of this single drop of water over the course of a year?

You will literally poor down the drain 131 litres of water each year.

If it drips any faster, this amount grows.  Imagine if 2 faucets per home leaked in a small down,of we will say, 5000 people.  The number grows rather quickly!

 

1.31 million liters of water.

 

All it takes is a simple check now and again to change the rubber gasket, and you can save a heck of a lot of water!!

Paper has two sides

Most people know that paper has two sides, but often in offices, or other places of work, we only use one side.

By using both sides, we can reduce our paper usage by up to 50%.  This would not only entail a reduction in a budget needed to buy th epaper, but also woudl allow the purchasing agent to spend less time buying paper, and being availabel for other tasks.

If you have have other ideas on how using both sides benefits us, or other ways to improve paper use, please feel free to comment.