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I bought this great reusable water bottle, so far I really like it. It’s sporty, doesn’t spill, and I don’t have to recycle or waste plastic bottles.
Camelbak water bottle
Choose to re-use
I just used World Wildlife Fund’s Conservation Action Network to to defend Tennessee’s rivers and streams by opposing state legislation that would strip protections from important waters in the state. I urge you to take action, too, at http://wwf.worldwildlife.org/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=223.
The legislation has been introduced in both the Tennessee House of Representatives and the Senate. A subcommittee in the House recently approved the bill. We need to stop it now to prevent it from moving to the full House and gaining momentum.
The bill proposes to remove state protection from the headwaters of rivers and streams. Thousands of miles of streams could be affected. Many migratory birds, amphibians and mammals use these habitats.
Without the benefit of state protection, these streams would be subject to pollution and being filled in. Polluting a headwater stream has the same effect as polluting a year-round stream. The pollution will end up in our rivers, degrading fish and wildlife habitat, and endangering public health.
Last year, WWF activists in Tennessee helped stop related legislation. We need to act again.
The habitats at risk are part of the Southeast Rivers and Streams ecoregion, which World Wildlife Fund has identified as one of the richest, rarest and most biologically important ecoregions in the world.
Speak out now to protect the waters and biodiversity of Tennessee. Go to http://wwf.worldwildlife.org/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=223.
Please ask others in Tennessee to take this action also. Thanks!
Ben always asks me, “What is one new thing you learned today”?
…today I learned how to sprout!
I have been wanting to grow sprouts for some time. We got this great automatic sprouter, Freshlife 2000 Automatic Sprouter, from Ben’s parents. It was very easy to set up and I started the seeds yesterday. I will let you know how it goes in a few days! I am also reading a book, Sprouts The Miracle Food: The Complete Guide to Sprouting that Connie loaned to me.
I’m really looking forward to having my own sprouts instead of buying the box in the store. Sprouts are super duper baby plants extremely rich in vitamins, minerals, protein and beneficial enzymes. The benefits are endless.
The sprouter takes very little room in my kitchen, I have it placed directly behind my sink. You can see the blue water tube sprinkles water intermittently throughout the day, every hour. So, basically all you have to do is change the water a couple times a day!
On March 29, 2008 at 8 p.m., join millions of people around the world in making a statement about climate change by turning off your lights for Earth Hour, an event created by the World Wildlife Fund.
Stop Using Plastic Bags!! everytime i grocery shop, i cannot stand using all those plastic bags. they are a waste and terrible for animals. i have been too lazy to find just the “right” cloth bag, but i finally found the cutest bags at Herbivore clothing: