Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Celebrate Earth Day


 Today is a great day to reflect on Mother Earth and what YOU can do to reduce the size of your carbon foot print. Let's face it-we only get one Earth. Already we have global warming and the effects from that have been huge not to mention the pollution of our oceans and seas that is slowly causing sea water to decrease. 

In celebration of Earth Day, I have some great tips and even a great discount from All Romance Books on this special day when we celebrate Mother Earth. 

 Reducing our impact on our environment is the first and most important step in living Green and making our world better. 

What is living Green mean? Living Green means that we recycle, use toxin free chemicals, we stop dumping in and depleting natural resources, we conserve our natural resources as well as habitats, and cutting down on how much power we use. 

Living Green is attainable. Already many are catching on to harnessing solar, wind, and Geo-thermal energy sources and using re purposed building compounds for their homes and businesses. When a tornado leveled a town in Kansas in 2007, leaders sought to rebuild but they wanted to innovate Green technology into the works. Celebrity, Leonardo Di Caprio and his team helped to bring in every Green expert there was to help the citizens of Greensburg, Kansas to rebuild using smart Green technology. 

Today, Greensburg, Kansas along with many cities in Colorado are among the leaders in Green energy technology and building. They are leaders in how we can embrace ways to cut down on our use of fossil fuels, chemicals, agriculture,and energy use. Being off the grid is the new wave of the future. 


Most people believe that to live Green means that it isn't affordable. Here are the top ten easiest and cheapest ways to live Green. 

  Top 10

  1. Use only natural cleaning products-Natural cleaning products are just as good as the ones that are filled with chemicals only they won't take minutes off your life, expose you to carcinogens, damage your lung tissue, and even cause brain cell death. They also will not harm the environment.  
  2. Buy generic organic produce-BUY FROM YOUR FARMERS AND LOCAL PRODUCE STANDS and look for the organic. Organic means that the fruits and vegetables have not been exposed to harmful pesticides and chemical fertilizers. Name brand or big chain store produce will cost more money and sometimes it can be shipped or placed near the produce that is NOT organic.
  3. Grow your own Produce. Nothing is more beneficial to you, your family, and to Mother Earth. Using organic compost and organic pesticides can ensure that you're creating a food source that will have many benefits as well as enrichment to the Earth. 
  4.  DON'T WASTE FOOD! Whether you are dining in or out-don't waste food. If you need to bring left overs home from the restaurant, request that the content be placed in a biodegradable container or use your own.
  5. Burn Less Fuel-If you're looking to purchase a car-choose a vehicle that takes Flex Fuel or Alternative fuels. Now, some of us can't do that so limit your trips-try to group destinations together so that you're doing more yet driving less. Carpool when you can also saves on fossil fuel emissions into our air.
  6. Reduce Energy costs and usage by unplugging your appliances, televisions, and electronics when not in use. "Vampire" or "Phantom Energy Use" are terms that define the amount of energy still being used even if something is "turned off" yet is still plugged in. The less you leave plugged in-the less energy you're getting billed for and wasting. 
  7. Think about installing or leasing Solar Panels or a Wind Turbine. Many of us cannot afford solar panels or wind turbine systems to our homes but there is a new trend where people are leasing them. However,  adding solar panels or even home turbines can really make a difference and will pay off in the long run. So think of making an investment into buying your own at some point. 
  8. Having a well insulated home means you are saving heating and cooling costs which cuts down on the loss of energy and impact on the environment. Always make sure you use insulation that is made from earth friendly components and is installed or placed correctly. 
  9. Ditch those old mercury thermostats and upgrade to a digital thermostat. The benefits of a digital thermostat is that it will electronically set the temperature for accuracy which means savings both in your pocket and with your energy. 
  10. INSTALL LED LIGHTBULBS! They are an investment but they will save you money within the first month. These light bulbs are even more efficient than the compact florescent bulbs because they use less energy yet still perform just  as well if not better.

Book Lovers, Earth Day has not left you out! 

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Cursed Awakening 
An ancient evil has returned and betrayal is everywhere. In the midst of all hell breaking loose, two hearts-one wild and the other one still wounded will stand before hell itself to fight for what's right and for a love forged from a Cursed Awakening.
Ivy Morgan has re-invented herself and is looking forward to the future for the first time, in a very long time. Since fleeing for her life from an overzealous religious cult, she is able to be a modern woman that is gaining her independence; so taking up with a sexy stranger named Nyx is the last thing she needs. Or, is it?

Nyx Wahpeton can't stop thinking about the young woman he’s met. It couldn't have come at a worse possible time; with the clans meeting and his family wrapped up in a centuries old war that’s nothing short of what horror movies are made from. He’s been a protector of his people and those that reside at the Reservation. There’s betrayal and evil at his front door; but, in his heart he knows Ivy is the one for him. She’s surrounded by secrets that he’s vowed to unlock, as well as her heart. However, can he keep her safe from his own secrets?
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