Brad Bodon

The Green Way to Get Around Town

Get Out of your Car

Gas prices are getting higher, roads are more crowded, and we continue to pollute. So, how do we change these things you ask?  It’s simple; drive less and ride more. There are many benefits of using public transportation.  Public transportation is safe for all ages and the public transportation system operates efficiently. Public transportation is safer than personal vehicles, more affordable, convenient and good for the environment.  Being convenient and good for the environment makes this form of transportation a smarter choice. Public transportation offers many advantages that will lead to a better quality of life.  It reduces the number… read more

Looking Good for Less

Look Good For Less

It’s that time of the year again; the time when yours or your child’s clothes are just too small.  The time to make a good first impression. Or, maybe you are just the type of person that stands staring into your closet and can’t find a thing to wear. Do you want to look great without breaking the bank?  Allow me to tell you how you can do so. Start shopping at more flea markets, garage sales, thrift stores, resale stores, or on Ebay. In a rough economy we all start to count pennies, but by shopping smart you can… read more

BYO Coffee Cup

BYO Coffee Cup

Starbucks has introduced a new plastic reusable cup that they are selling for only one dollar. It seems to be a hit among the Starbucks customers out there. It pays for itself quickly with the 10 cent discount Starbucks offers to people who bring their own cup. Customers also do not have to worry about losing or misplacing the cup since it is only one dollar. Starbucks put its eco-friendly idea to work in 600 Pacific Northwest stores starting in October. In November, Starbucks saw a 26% increase in the usage of reusable cups compared to November of the previous… read more

Natural Diet Foods For All

A Natural Diet

Many people are conscious about their bodies and the way they look. This is especially true when the New Year rolls around and everyone is promising themselves that they will eat better and get into the gym more often. If you are a dieter, consider a natural diet. Nutrients should come from natural foods. Each food group contains diet foods that provide many nutrients that benefit our overall health. Vegetables People who consume more vegetables have less chance of developing disease, according to NaturalFoodBenefits.com. These diet foods contain vitamins A, E and C, which promote health. They contain few calories… read more

100% Recyclable Sneakers

REKIXX and Reduce

Shark Tank is a television show that matches a panel of five potential investors who listen to pitches from budding American entrepreneurs. Gary Gagnon was one such entrepreneur who appeared last year and pitched his special sneaker. Previously named REMYXX, REKIXX aims to change an industry and the world. With more than 300 million pairs of shoes thrown away last year, in the U.S. alone, REKIXX is taking matters into their own feet. The sneakers properly named REKIXX are the only sneakers from laces to sole, that can go back into the recycling process for zero-landfill impact. REKIXX are unique sneakers that are 100% recyclable. REKIXX… read more

Instagram Fashion

Instagram Fashion

I have noticed a few of my friends are using Instagram to sell their old clothes. Just how prevalent is this buying and selling of second-hand clothes using this popular cell phone app? Instagram might lead us to more responsible consumerism as second-hand shops are using the popular photography app. There is a fairly large group of parents that use Instagram as a way to buy and sell their kids’ clothes. These accounts are called “closet shops”. The accounts provide images of clothes up for sale in their up to the minute feed. Those parents who are clothes shopping can… read more

Unprint It Please

Laser unprinter research

We have all heard of laser printers and most of us have used laser printers, but not an unprinter. A team of researchers from the University of Cambridge in England have created a laser unprinter that can remove ink without damaging the paper. Both methods use lasers, but the “unprinting” methods are very different. Laser printers use a laser to give individual “pixels” on a piece of paper a positive charge. The laser unprinter works by tracing the outline of the toner and then flash-frying it off using the device’s laser. The trick is vaporizing the toner without damaging the… read more

Top Eco Ways to Shop

Shopping economically

Thrift/Discount Stores For many people thrift stores and discount stores are a way to get creative and have fun while you shop.  These types of stores allow for you to buy what you need without breaking the bank.  There is a lot more than just clothes, making the experience worthwhile. Plan Ahead By making a detailed list of the food items that you need before leaving for the store, the quicker you will be in and out of the store without impulsive buying. Also, remember to shop the perimeter of the store.  Most stores are organized with packaged food in… read more

A Bookless Library?

ebook library

A bookless library; what will I read? The first public, bookless library is set to open this fall in San Antonio, Texas. The new book-free library, called “BiblioTech,” is intended to open in the fall an\[d is part of an entire bookless public library system planned for the entire county of Bexar (Texas). You do not have to take your own device. The library will actually lend out e-readers (of an unspecified brand) for two weeks at a time. It will be all computers and e-readers. Academic libraries have been experimenting with libraries with a lot fewer books for a… read more

Top Young Scientist Award

Polluted water

Brilliant minds are not limited by age and neither is caring for others. The top young scientist has been crowned for 2012. The 14-year-old school student from New Hampshire, Deepika Kurup, was named “America’s Top Young Scientist” for inventing a solar-powered water jug that has the ability to change dirty water into a purified drinking water. Deepika Kurup did not only surpass 9 other finalists with her science and math skills to win $25,000 from Discovery Education and 3M. Kurup persuaded the judges with a fantastic five minute long, live presentation about the difficulty of a billion less fortunate people… read more