Wednesday, March 28, 2018

CLEAN EARTH: Let's Calculate Your Footprint...

By aiming to become carbon neutral you make your business stand out from the crowd, mange the risk of being left behind in an area set to become common practice, and position your business to profit from from carbon trading. 

Before you can decide on the most effective way to become carbon neutral you need to measure accurately the greenhouse emissions cause directly by your own operations and indirectly by your suppliers and the use of your products.

An assessment is best done with the help of an experienced carbon consultant and specialized assessor. For information on calculating your carbon footprint visit the website of Greenhouse Gas Protocol and initiative of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

CLEAN HEALTH: Rub Your Temples

Tame tension headaches...

By rubbing peppermint oil, Tiger Balm, or white flower oil into your temples. 

All three remedies contain menthol, which has analgesic properties.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

CLEAN EARTH: From Output to Input

Waste is simply that--a waste both of the world’s resources and those of your business. 

Think about how you can create usable byproducts instead; transform something you would otherwise just throw away into something useful to your business or others. 

Used cooking oil from a fast-food restaurant for instance, can be turned into biodiesel, a low-emission petroleum substitute that also takes care of the problem of how to dispose of oil. 

Heat from machinery can be harnessed to meet hot water heating needs. Consider how you can alter your practices to substitute environmentally unfriendly inputs with recyclable and non toxic ones.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Clean Health: Use a Netipot.

Plagued with sinus problems? 

Rinse your nasal passages twice a day to flush out pollen and other irritants. Put saline solution (a 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1 cup warm water) in a plastic squirt bottle or a nasal irrigator, a spouted container that allows you to pour water directly into your nose. The solution should fill your nasal cavity and spill out the other nostril. Gently blow your nose afterward.