Extra Things to Protect Your Home

Sure, you can protect your home every day by habitually doing certain key things! First and foremost, you should keep your area clean, neat and tidy. You'll be helping to make the planet a better place, for sure too, just by doing this only. If this is the only thing you do!

Next, keeping your surroundings in working order is paramount. When your home is tidy and not cluttered with your bathrooms and kitchen in sanitary order, you'll feel better and breathe easier. Living in an unpolluted home is refreshingly and good for your well-being with mental faculties. It has been said the most important places to keep clean in a home are the kitchen and bathrooms.

Surely, you get frustrated when you have to comb through your house looking for your car keys and eye-glasses. If you systematically hang your keys on a key hook, you'll not ever misplace them, or need to look for them, because you'll always know where they are. Same goes for your glasses, if you put them in the same place every time.

Another thing is to purchase products that are good for you and your home. Soaps containing no phosphorus is great for our rivers and oceans. It helps to protect our wildlife and is manufactured with gentle ingredients that are good for algae and pollution control. You'll benefit too, because it's good for your skin and won't clog your pores.

Keep your garden trimmed and weeded with no idle garbage lying around is important too. Creating a bird bath and taking care of a bird feeder is another excellent way to help take care of your natural surroundings. Your neighborhood birds will thrive; bees will love picking nectar for your lovely flower garden and butterflies will visit your garden regularly.

Why Not, Tend a Vegetable Garden?

Besides, a flower garden you can cultivate a vegetable garden, as well. Growing vegetables is a lot of fun and will assure you regularly eat fresh vegetables, without pesticides and unhealthy fertilizer, since you're the one tending your garden. If you eat non-genetically modified foods, you'll be doing your health a huge favor. And your environment will be forced to become better, as well. Organic farmers do not use chemical runoff to fertilize their vegetable and fruit fields. This helps to balance the ecosystem and gives way to raising healthier farm animals, the ones you love to eat.

Host a Yard Sale

To make you feel super every season, you can host a yard sale and also decorate your home for the holidays. During the yard sale, you'll be able to raise a bit of money to purchase decorating paraphernalia for your annual festivities. Old things you don't use anymore can be sold to neighbors or recycled.

You'll be ecstatic meeting your neighbors and they'll be happy buying things they need from your yard sale. A little goes a long way and it takes two hands to lend a helping hand. You never know how you’re helping, until someone thanks you for the awesome things you do. Your neighbors depend on you for safety; this is why they live next to you. Why not do something special and host a lovely yard sale? One day you may be surprised by a neighbor who may choose to host a block party to reciprocate your generosity throughout the year.

When You Participate in Your City's Recycling Program, Your Neighbors Will Thank You.

Recycling cups, plates and more are capable of creating awesome city art.
Recycling cups, plates and more are capable of creating awesome city art. | Source

When You See Extra Garbage, Why Not Pick It Up?

Another thing you can do to help your environment thrive is to pick up loose pieces of soda cans that are laying in parking lots and beaches, for instance. When you’re walking about, you can easily dump the trash in a garbage receptacle. Your neighborhood association will thank you and consider you a great role model for their children.

Participate in your city’s recycling program and make sure your car or van’s emissions are not over the limit for effective exhaust. This is paramount for pollution control! You can get a regular tune-up with a tire balancing every six months. Look into updating your car with a more proficient muffler, if it makes too much noise.

Elect congressmen who support efficient fuel practices with the preservation of the world’s ecosystem, instead, of an incumbent who supports the use of dangerous chemical runoffs to clean up fuel spills.

Realize green algae love to eat and processes oil naturally. It's a normal oil eater that cleans up oil spills beautifully. Therefore, it's important to know who is running for office and what they stand for, because, an elected official can make a big impact on the environment with the quality of clean air space he vouches on ballots for your cherished home and town.

Dryer Balls Save Time

You should definitely use dryer balls as you dry your clothes in a clothes dryer. It will save you heaps of money, because your clothes will dry faster and use less energy.

Popular dyer sheets are wasteful and beside they contain harmful ingredients that create a toxic condition on your skin. Many people are allergic its perfumes and fragrances. Certain studies have shown they promote cancer.

The Earth Use to Be Pristine and Fresh, Slowly It's Turning into a Garbage Dump.

© 2010 Sheila Craan

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syzygyastro 6 years ago from Vancouver, Canada

You point "Some families freeze during cold winter nights, due to lack of energy or unpaid energy bills" is indeed true, but it is also true that landlords are in the same bind and make whole apartment blocks of people suffer the same fate due to costs. The law serves to bind people in different ways with the same results.

In BC, the Ballard energy cell has been "under development" for at least two to three decades. It actually works using water that is split into hydrogen and oxygen in a converter and then the hydrogen is used as fuel. The problem is the oil companies that do not want to lose their massive revenue, so such processes meet stiff opposition, loss of funding, etc. This of course is putting regions like the Amazon and the north polar sea at risk in a situation like the recent BP spill in the gulf of Mexico that has spilled over and influenced the entire Atlantic Ocean.

In parts of the world, water wars are already a reality. Within the continental US-Canada, there is a massive pipeline that sends fresh Canadian water south to oil refineries in the mid western US, so even here there already water scarcity issues that have some Canadians up in arms. Unfortunately, water is required for some oil refining processes, which is why the demand for Canadian water.

The real solution for the water car of course is sea water, which is already prepared for cracking into hydrogen and oxygen. The cracking process can be run by wind farms and solar power. The hydrogen can be stabilized in metal hydride to be released when needed. Of course when hydrogen is burned, you get water back, so at least in that way, there is no loss.


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ghomefitness 6 years ago from Chicago,IL

This sounds like it is a great technology. I hope the powerful lobbyists don't hold progress back or find a way to control the water supply more than it has.


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Craan 6 years ago from Florida Author

Thank you syzygyastro and ghomefitness! Water fuel brings much needed hope in saving our energy crises. Angry mobs of desperate greedy individuals will try to stop its progression.

Every thing has an era, our depleted oil reserves have run their course. New technologies are in development to use water fuel. Working smart is the only way to go; we'll need to find easy ways to convert oil energy into water energy. This sounds so awesome! I can already see the new healthy world we will be part of soon. Transition periods are usually always very tough. I hope it all goes well!


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gmmurgirl 6 years ago from Pilipinas

Hi Craan! I appreciate this hub for delving into a very timely topic. I wish these cars will be affordable to the average wage-earner. It will definitely solve a lot of our world's problems not only on the energy-front. I'm sure the impact of having these cars roll down our streets, will have positive consequences to everything that matters these days, money, gas, saving, investments and the economy in general.


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Craan 6 years ago from Florida Author

I do hope gmmurgirl "water powered cars" become the new wave of the future! The transition might not be very smooth. Many people in the oil and fuel industry will lose their jobs and money. There may be stiff opposition from the countries who produce oil and gas energy for major losses of revenue. Industrial jobs will need to be redefined.

We just went through a major financial crisis in the housing industry and we survived. I guess this major change for good, will come in leaps and bounds once water fuel catches on. The general public will demand this change!


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Rosie2010 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

Hiya Craan, I've read that the use of water as fuel to run cars have long been found out, but it was shelved because it might put gas corporations out of business and of course the amount of money spent on lobbyist. I hope water powered cars will become the new wave in the future. Now because of harsh winter in Canada, the USA and other parts of the world, water powered cars might have a problem... but then again, someone will invent anti-freeze for water, if it isn't in the market yet.

Have a nice day!

Rosie


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Craan 6 years ago from Florida Author

You are absolutely correct Rosie! It's nice to see you again. The world will be totally changed when water fuel power replaces fossil fuels and we'll all be able to breathe much easier.


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TurtleDog 6 years ago

Great article! Love topics like this and the out of the box thinking it inspires. That said, I'm not much of an optimist on the water car, but I still have hope. Wikipedia does a convincing article (I'm not smart enough to refute it :-) titled "Water-Fueled Car" noting a number of flaws and possible fraud in the water car concept.

With that in mind, Craan writes a great article and keeps the hope alive that we'll one day not have to depend on oil.

Good Job Craan of bringing up water supply if water was used as a major alternative fuel source. It's the biggest concern I have if this concept ever becomes reality.

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Craan 6 years ago from Florida Author

Thank you TurtleDog! Our water supply will be of major concern when water powered cars become popular.

It would be great if salt water was used instead of fresh water. I imagine they'll want to use distilled water to maintain the life of the car's engine. Imagine if they were able to use our natural salty seawater and install a filter in the water car that trapped the salt. All we would need to do is fuel up with sea water and clean the cars salt filter!


pharmacy 5 years ago

The transition might not be very smooth. Many people in the oil and fuel industry will lose their jobs and money

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