Saving Energy in the Kitchen

Written by Lillian & Dave Brummet

Saving Energy inrepparttar Kitchen (312 words)

The kitchen, with all its appliances, gadgets and heat, is a real hotspot for potential energy saving. Asrepparttar 105539 oven usesrepparttar 105540 most energy and creates a vast amount of heat while cooking foods, it is a good place to start.

For instance, when baking cookies use two trays. While one is inrepparttar 105541 oven baking,repparttar 105542 other one is prepped with raw cookies ready to replacerepparttar 105543 tray inrepparttar 105544 oven with no wasted heat and some time saved. When we bake bread we also fillrepparttar 105545 oven with foil wrapped potatoes. The potatoes can be stored inrepparttar 105546 fridge withoutrepparttar 105547 foil and used throughoutrepparttar 105548 week in a myriad of recipes, or as a side dish. This method can be applied to a menu plan in that if you are baking one dish, try to include a side dish that is baked as well.

By turning offrepparttar 105549 oven a minute or two beforerepparttar 105550 dish is done,repparttar 105551 residual heat will finishrepparttar 105552 cooking. When done withrepparttar 105553 oven, openrepparttar 105554 door to allow any leftover heat to warmrepparttar 105555 home.

Garbage in its Place

Written by Lillian & Dave Brummet

Garbage in its Place (352 words)

There is nothing worse than seeing garbage blowing downrepparttar street of your neighborhood, or finding broken shards of glass atrepparttar 105538 local swimming hole where children play. Wildlife is just as vulnerable to garbage and many have lost their lives after becoming tangled in waste or mistaking garbage for food. It is up to each of us to make an effort to minimize this unsightly, and sometimes hazardous, problem. Animals, wind and traffic breezes put legs to loose garbage and are able to distribute it great distances fromrepparttar 105539 original source. The first thing that we can do to prevent this is to ensure trashcan and dumpster lids are secure. Metal and plastic trashcans are more preventative than bags - leaving a bag out over night or even for several hours, is an enticing invitation for stray animals to wreak havoc. When taking a load torepparttar 105540 dump, be sure that it is securely covered by tightly tying a tarp overrepparttar 105541 load with some rope or bungee cords. Carry plastic shopping bags on your walks to clean up litter that you find alongrepparttar 105542 way. Often, people are rewarded for their efforts byrepparttar 105543 deposits returned from bottles and cans. Those who have noticed your efforts will begin taking uprepparttar 105544 same habit once they realizerepparttar 105545 impact it has.

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