May 2010 Blog Posts (11)

The cycle of insanity: the real story of water - Courtesy of Surfrider Foundation

A great 20 minute educated (animated) video that reviews our growing water issues, including recommendations. Get the word out please. http://www.knowyourh2o.org/

Added by Cynthia Ruzzi on May 25, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

What is a radiant barrier?

Think of aluminum foil on the underside of your roof. Yes, aluminum radiant barriers are the unsung hero of energy savings. In new homes or remodels you put it on the roof sheathing (underlayment) before the roofing material goes on. There are also ways to retrofit your existing roof. Here are some interesting facts first.

  • Install as sheet or laminate to OSB decking (OSB is Oriented Strand Board-now used instead of plywood in many cases)
  • Blocks 90%+ of roof deck radiant…
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Added by Nelda H Braver on May 24, 2010 at 10:54am — No Comments

Insulation - A Cozy Jacket for Your Home

You can think of insulation is a warm and cozy jacket for your home. Why insulate your home? Of course it saves on your energy bill but how?

  • It slows conductive heat
  • It stops convective heat and currents in the air of your home
  • It reduces radiant heat
  • It reduces noise
  • It must be perfectly installed. If not you have massive losses in its value.

So what kind of insulation is best and how "green" is it?

Here are a few things to… Continue

Added by Nelda H Braver on May 20, 2010 at 9:17am — 4 Comments

Why are organic mattresses and bedding safer for your brain cells. Why its essential for a baby to be protected.





Why choose ORGANIC mattresses and bedding?…

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Added by daliya robson on May 10, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Look Out For Formaldehyde

Formaldehyde and your lack of well being,…

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Added by daliya robson on May 10, 2010 at 1:51pm — No Comments

Be Careful of New Carpets -- They Can Make You Sick

New Carpeting and dangerous chemical fumes.



Adhesives 4-PC (4-phenylcyclohexene) and many chemicals such as Styrene come from SB latex backing and create the fumes associated with regular new carpets. These…

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Added by daliya robson on May 10, 2010 at 1:45pm — No Comments

What We Need To Know About Sun Screen, Hair Spray and Other Cosmetics in Pools and Air

Sun -screen and other toxic chemicals







What's in sun tan lotions, sun-screen ,hair spray and other cosmetics used before coming to the swimming pool. There should be a debate if these chemicals should be allowed at all in our swimming water or in

the air we breathe. It would be a great consideration if we could have a

chemical free zone at the pool



PERFUMED PRODUCTS ARE AFFECTING…

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Added by daliya robson on May 10, 2010 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Greening Our Community Would Improve Our Asthma, Migraines, and Fatigue

GREENING OUR COMMUNITY WOULD IMPROVE OUR ASHMA MIGRAINES FATIGUE AND ADDVerdana"">. REMINDERS OF HEALTH RISKS FROM FRAGRANCES



Consider checking your health symptoms and consider how you would be without these…

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Added by daliya robson on May 10, 2010 at 1:37pm — No Comments

Chemical Free and Nontoxic Alternatives

Please share this information in schools and in kindergardents and at work as kids and parents are both less effectve while using toxic fragranced products in clothing and as personal cosmetics .

FRAGRANCE FREE CHEMICAL FREE FUME FREE DRYER SHEETS WOULD HELP US BREATHE…



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Added by daliya robson on May 10, 2010 at 1:32pm — No Comments

Need Hand Tools for San Ramon Valley High School

San Ramon Valley High School has brought back to life an atrium in the administration building and has a plan to build a green house and gardens on the campus. We are in need of some hand tools. If you have some hand tools laying around that you are not using and are willing to donate them to the high school, please contact me at abgardner@srvhs.org. Specific tools we…

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Added by Andrew Gardner on May 7, 2010 at 1:11pm — 1 Comment

Before You Go Solar-Seal the Leaks

Everyone wants to "Go Solar". Before you go solar you need to seal up the leaks in your home and have healthy, controlled air coming into your home not leaking from a dusty attic or moist crawl space. Going solar without fixing the leaks is like having a hole in your gas tank and saying, "Oh I guess I will fill the gas tank with bio-fuel". You are still leaking gas.



Where is air leaking?

31% - Floors, walls and ceiling

15% - Ducts

14% - Fireplace

13% -… Continue

Added by Nelda H Braver on May 4, 2010 at 2:05pm — 2 Comments

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