Earth Day April 22nd

By
Real Estate Agent with Prudential Page Realty
Hi Folks,We only have one Earth, so lets take care of our home each and everyday.

Here are some common sense remedies that we often overlook in our busy lives. 

 

Handle toxics properly


What's under your kitchen sink, in your garage, in your bathroom, and on the shelves in your laundry room? Learn more about what's in these products, about potential health effects, and about safety and handling. A database of household products tells you more(http://hpd.nlm.nih.gov)

Common household items such as paints, cleaners, oils, batteries, and pesticides contain hazardous components. Although we cannot completely stop using hazardous products, we can make sure that leftovers are managed properly. The best way to handle household hazardous waste is to give leftovers to someone else to use.

Many communities have set up collection programs to keep hazardous products out of landfills and combustors. More than 3,000 household hazardous waste (HHW) collection programs exist in the United States. Read more about household hazardous waste. (http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/non-hw/muncpl/hhw.htm)

In addition to items listed here, check the Earth Day sites of various agencies for more tips and events in your area.

Comments (2)

Deb Jamail
HomeLife Southern Properties - Galveston, TX
Galveston County Real Estate

Richard...Thanks for the post!!  We can not be reminded enough in regards to this and it should not only be on earth day!!  We can all do our part to help. I sell waterfront property in Galveston County and one of my past clients came by my office and during our vistit, he told me about his neighbor across the canal from him who was washing his paint brush in the canal.  (Canal feeds into Galveston Bay) When he asked him "WHAT ARE YOU DOING?"  the neighbor expressed an 'explicit jester'...My client then called our local police chief to complian.  The man was fined $350 bucks....DOES NOT SEEM HARSH ENOUGH TO ME!!!     

I have book marked earth day sites!!!  Thanks Again

 

Deb

Apr 19, 2008 03:39 AM
Richard Daley
Prudential Page Realty - Medway, MA

Hi Deb,

 Thanks for the Thanks!

One of my younger sister's (A marine biologist) used to do research on the turtle population down there in Galveston and one of the disturbing finds was that pollution was indeed affecting the reproduction cycle.

It is so sad that alot of people could care less about our home.  

Apr 19, 2008 04:08 AM