under the sea – wonders and astonishments

David Gallo shows underwater astonishment | Video on TED.com

One amazing clip from TED. The most mysterious and cool things under that water. We had seen a lot about cuddle fish from the visit to the IMAX theater at MOSY in Tampa a few months ago.

Oh, dear. This next one was not a happy video. TED is full of great ideas. Not all of them will make you smile, but even these I’m glad to have shared and seen. The girls were most impressed with the size of the fish that we used to be able to catch. These pictures really hit home what’s happening under the sea.

Keep a box of spent batteries

Various batteries: two 9-volt, two "AAA&q...
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Battery Recycling! Now here’s a bit of info for you on what to do with these batteries that you know you shouldn’t be tossing into the trash.

Lookup a recycling center near you!

Earth911.org has given itself a really nice sprucing up and looks gorgeous.

Our batteries died in our cordless phone and I went out to buy new ones. Well I brought home the wrong kind. They’re expensive little suckers. Mrs. SF Daddy went out and just bought a new set of phones! (Not as great for the environment.) So now my errand of returning the wrong batteries is expanded to also collecting up the old phones and either recycling them, or finding a person who can REUSE them. Finding people is easy for us, but a great way to get rid of the ‘still usefull’ stuff you don’t need anymore is FreeCycle. People in your area will come to your house and take it from you. No money exchanges and it’s beautiful.

FreeCycle “Our mission is to build a worldwide gifting movement that reduces waste, saves precious resources & eases the burden on our landfills while enabling our members to benefit from the strength of a larger community.”

Flying Green

We can all say we’re going green, but there are a lot of folks that still need to catch up. We’re using cloth shopping bags, driving a hybrid and replacing light bulbs.

These girls are also getting more modern chores: Feed the worms (the kitchen scraps), and take out the Recycling. We recycle so much stuff it’s almost a shame that we have to pay extra in our county for trash collection at all. We only have 2 bags a week for a family of 4.