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Happy Earth Day!

Apr 22, 2014 -- 10:33am

Of all the "un-green" things that Americans could feel guilty about -- from not recycling to forgetting to bring reusable bags to the store -- we feel the most guilt about wasting food, according to a national survey called Eco Pulse from the Shelton Group. "This is an issue that gets right to the core of who we are as Americans. We were all taught to waste not, want not, and trained that wasting food equals being a bad person," said Suzanne Shelton, founder and CEO of Shelton Group. "Yet the average household throws out 470 pounds of food every year, making it the largest component in our nation's landfills. So I'm afraid we have plenty to feel guilty about."

Which of these things make you feel guilty? Our top 10 guilty green behaviors are:

  1. Wasting food: 39 percent
  2. Leaving the lights on after leaving a room: 27 percent
  3. Wasting water: 27 percent
  4. Not unplugging chargers/electronics when not in use: 22 percent
  5. Not recycling things: 21 percent
  6. Forgetting to bring reusable bags to the store: 20 percent
  7. Letting the water run while brushing teeth, washing dishes, etc.: 20 percent
  8. Not buying CFLs or LEDs: 9 percent
  9. Not sticking to an energy-efficient thermostat setting: 7 percent
  10. Using chemical lawn or plant fertilizers: 6 percent

 

Food waste in America has grown 50 percent since 1974 and accounts for more than one quarter of the total fresh water used and roughly 300 million barrels of oil a year. In fact, Americans waste about 27 percent of food available for consumption, costing the average family of four roughly $600 a year.

The RIGHT Way To Peel A Banana

Apr 21, 2014 -- 9:53am

I love bananas.  I even have my trusty Banana Guard (to prevent banana bruising) that Patsy Sympson gave me for Christmas a few years ago.  Who knew that THIS was the proper way to peel a banana???

BEYOND A "RUSH"!

May 24, 2012 -- 9:10am

YEEE HAAAAAAAW!  Something I yelled MANY times while taking a few special preview rides of Hersheypark's SKYRUSH last night  ; )  SO many descriptive words come to mind for this new, 12th coaster at HP, but probably the best one IS indeed RUSH!!!  They sure got the name right on this one.  It was not necessarily what I've been dreaming it would be since they announced it last August...but even BETTER!   I mean over 200 feet tall, winged seats, speeds over 75 mph AND five zero-G airtime hills.  Only one thing comes to mind:  I WANNA RIDE AGAIN!!!  LOL  Check out the PennLive.com article about it HERE.

Can you see me in these pics?

 

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