A big ol' SUB from me
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11/8/07 at 9:43pm
My parents bought our son a small unfinished toddler table and chairs for Christmas. It's made of sustainable harvested wood! But the problem is we don't know what to finish it with. I've looked into Linseed oil, Tung oil, Hemp seed oil, and beeswax. Any one have any experience in any of these 'green' ways to finish furniture? Or have any ideas on what else would be good?
|Ok, anyone else concerned about the trend towards biomass fuels? It's not the fuels themselves that concern me, it's Monsanto. I'm concerned that if we use them as a gateway fuel, that we'll spend way too long getting out of the gateway, and M will jump all over it and try to bioengineer some super switchgrass, sugarcane, or corn and really mess something up.|
I'm working on a big fat honest guide to cloth diapering for my website and I have a question for you informed folks...
I keep seeing references that it is legally required to flush all poop down the toilet, whether using a disposable diaper or not. We all know that most disposable users don't flush the poop, so obviously if such a law exists, it's not being enforced, and probably couldn't be.
But do any of you know what if any such law exists? Is it a state-based law or an EPA regulation? I can't seem to find any such law, only endless vague references.
Okay, I know this has been discussed, but I can't seem to find it. I found some great ideas for reusing your old yoga mat and wanted to share:
Eric Levenstein, a yoga teacher at the Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, YMCA, recycles sticky mats throughout his house. He cuts them to make nonskid pads for cushioning hallway carpet runners and for anchoring the fabric on his baby's changing table. He scissors small squares to go under furniture legs and flowerpots (the mats are impermeable to water) and even tinier pieces to put behind picture frames or bulletin boards.
Abby Tucker, a teacher at Yoga Kula and 7th Heaven, in Berkeley, California, suggests using old mats as pads for your sleeping bag when you go camping; as drop cloths when painting; and as supplemental knee padding on top of your brand-new mat. "That extra padding is great for Ustrasana (Camel Pose) and low lunges," she says.
The potential uses probably equal the number of yoga poses. Last year, Tucker says, she noticed a mat in the entryway of a local cafe. And many animal shelters use them as extra bedding for their animals.