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The 90 Day Plan

Saturday, August 6, 2011

The 90-Day Plan: DAY 48

The 90 Day Plan - 90 Ways in 90 Days

The 90 Day Plan: Day 48 
Support your community and BUY LOCAL. While we're at it, buy American; our environmental standards are a lot higher than most other countries and right now, we need to keep as much revenue as possible at home.

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Challenge: Where is the closest farmer's market? Have you considered joining a community supported agriculture co-op? What are three ways a healthy diet helps to support a healthy planet?

Friday, August 5, 2011

The 90-Day Plan: DAY 47

The 90 Day Plan - 90 Ways in 90 Days

The 90 Day Plan: Day 47 

Most food travels thousands of miles before reaching your plate. BUY PRODUCE IN-SEASON to slash emissions.

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Challenge: Most produce stickers list the country of origin; calculate the total distance all of the your produce traveled in order to reach your home.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

The 90-Day Plan: DAY 46

The 90 Day Plan - 90 Ways in 90 Days

The 90 Day Plan: Day 46 

Choices we make as consumers influence the product we buy. It is estimated that five-billion pounds of fish are pulled from the oceans every day; next time you BUY FISH, send the right message to fisherman practicing sustainable methods. Before you buy another fish, use the top link to help make informed choices.

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Challenge: For every 4 fish caught, 1 is discarded as waste; this practice is known as bycatch. Why is it difficult to fish for one species without catching another? If this and other destructive fishing practices continue, what year should we expect to see the total collapse of commercial fishing (hint: it's is sooner than you may think)?

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The 90-Day Plan: DAY 45

The 90 Day Plan - 90 Ways in 90 Days

The 90 Day Plan: Day 45 

DON'T THAW FOOD WITH WATER; instead, plan meals ahead of time and use the refrigerator to defrost food.

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Challenge: If food is thawed in the sink or microwave and left out, what are potential health concerns?

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The 90-Day Plan: DAY 44

The 90 Day Plan - 90 Ways in 90 Days

The 90 Day Plan: Day 44 

STAY OUT of HOT WATER. Do you boiled water on the stove? If you do, you probably noticed that it takes awhile to heat even that small amount of water. Imagine what it takes to heat a 50-gallon+ water heater!

Get a certified plumber to install your tankless water heater today!

Challenge: If it is time to replace the water heater, have you considered a 'tankless' or On-Demand option? How much more efficient would a 'tankless' heater be for your household than the conventional heater?

Monday, August 1, 2011

The 90-Day Plan: DAY 43

The 90 Day Plan - 90 Ways in 90 Days

The 90 Day Plan: Day 43 

Economic security lies in breaking our dependence on foreign oil and environmental sustainability lies in our ability to reduce our sources of carbon-based energy. Make every effort to facilitate the SWITCH to RENEWABLE SOURCES of ENERGY.

Get a solar consultation today!

Challenge: Are any businesses in your area working to develop alternative energy? What type of renewable energy is best for your location?

Sunday, July 31, 2011

The 90-Day Plan: DAY 42

The 90 Day Plan - 90 Ways in 90 Days

The 90 Day Plan: Day 42 

Our economy is not in the best shape; consider sustainable industries and ways to INVEST in some real GREEN.

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Challenge: Find one or two companies producing alternative energy in your area and determine their economic benefit (and costs).

The 90-Day Plan: DAY 41

The 90 Day Plan - 90 Ways in 90 Days

The 90 Day Plan: Day 41 

Heating and cooling is one of the greatest costs, accounting for over 50% of the home's energy bill. This summer, TAKE it DOWN a NOTCH and search for other ways to keep things cool both inside and out.

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Challenge: How much can you improve cooling efficiency in your home?

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