Be EGOlogical

My Mission: To save the planet and keep some extra money in your wallet

Lid vs. No Lid

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Time… We all wish we could have a little more of it in our busy lives especially when it comes to cooking a quick meal.  With a full schedule, a satisfying meal could be as simple as making a pasta dish.  Packaged uncooked pasta takes about 10 minutes to cook, however what takes the longest […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Home

Have a Green…er Holiday Party

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Well folks, another year… another holiday season!  As we plan our parties with friends and gatherings with family, we begin to realize… “My goodness this is a lot of work!”  On top of the usual holiday stressors of determining the number of guests entering your humble abode or deciding on that perfect menu to “WOW!” […] [Read More]
Categories: Activity, General, Home

Say NO to Bagged Salads

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In today’s modern society, people tend to live exceptionally busy lifestyles.  Innovations in technology have found ways to make everyday tasks more convenient and save some precious time.  One of those innovations was invention of pre-packaged bagged salads. Bagged salads contain chopped lettuce leaves that are washed in chlorine.  In order to keep the leaves […] [Read More]
Categories: Home

Microwave vs Oven

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Let’s pretend it’s a Wednesday afternoon/evening.  You come home from school or work and you decide you want to make a baked potato.  The next thing you do is decide whether or not you should cook it in the oven, or in the microwave.  You know that the skin of the potato is usually cooked […] [Read More]
Categories: Home

Green Cleaning

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It happens quite often throughout your home; juice spills on the kitchen counter, bathroom gunk build up, bacon grease stuck on the stove … Surfaces are difficult to keep clean and are often subject to being cleaned off using various disinfectant products.  Many disinfectant products are made of toxic chemicals that are hazardous to our […] [Read More]
Categories: Bathroom, General, Home

Cool Down

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When cooking large hot meals, it can often lead to having left overs for another time.  After consuming your hot meal before storing it, make sure you stay away from using plastic bags and keep food fresh in reusable containers.  In order to keep your food fresh for longer periods of time, food must be […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Home

Empty vs Full Freezer

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Your refrigerator and freezer take up about seven to nine percent of your energy bill.  There are many ways to reduce the amount of energy used to keep your freezer cool by simply reducing the amount of warm air that enters.  When warm air enters a fridge or freezer space, the fridge/freezer’s natural instinct is […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Home

Cold vs Hot Laundry

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How many times have you fiddled with the settings of your washing machine and wondered if you are applying the right settings for each load of laundry?  Every washing machine is different and can often times be confusing.  Once you set it for the right size and type for the clothing you are washing, another […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Home

Quick Snack

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We all do it…  You’re sitting there watching TV or busy studying/facebooking at home and then all of the sudden you get that hungry feeling and walk into the kitchen to grab a snack.  Your first move is probably to open your pantry/cabinet to see what kind of snacks are inside, but nothing in there […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Home

Prolong Your Computer Battery Life

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One day during my environmental policy class, my friend showed me a new trick to make my computer battery last a little bit longer.  I thought he was a genius and decided to share it with you.  Today’s Be EGOlogical tip:  Dim your computer to save your battery life on your computer.  Dimming your screen […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Home, School & Work