Wednesday, February 28, 2018

CLEAN EARTH: OFFICE: Office Machines

Energy efficient office machines not only cut the cost and carbon emissions associated with their own operation but, through producing less heat. 

They can reduce emissions from air conditioning by as much as 30 percent. Most energy in photocopiers and printers is used to heat the components that fuse the toner to paper, so a machine that powers down rather than keeping those components hot while idle can slash energy use. 

Ensure your procurement policy favors Energy Star- compliant and enabled equipment. Choose models that allow double-sided printing and copying, since ultimately the greatest source of carbon emissions from office machines is the embedded energy of consumables like paper and ink.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

CLEAN HEALTH: Eat Bananas!

People whose diets are rich in potassium may be less prone to high blood pressure. Besides reducing sodium and taking other heart-healthy steps, eat potassium-packed picks such as bananas, cantaloupe, and oranges.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

CLEAN HEALTH: Be a Smart Patient!

Your doctor can help keep you in good health, but the responsibility ultimately falls on you. Seek a second opinion before undergoing any procedure, because 30 percent of the time, that opinion will change the diagnosis or plan. Keep a written medical history, and educate yourself about any family problems, even if that means calling your creepy uncle.
You might even consider signing onto Microsoft HealthVault or Google Health, so your files are accessible in case you find yourself in trouble away from home.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

CLEAN HEALTH: Love Lavender!

To ease stress and prepare for bed, soak in a hot bath spiked with a few drops of lavender essential oil. Play soothing music while you bathe to unwind further.