Hoboken “Green Tips”

7/17/2008:

Here are some great “green tips” provided by the Hoboken Quality of Life Coalition:

Green Tips July 2008

green-home.gifLIVE GREEN: When fluorescents finally die.
QLC’s Committee for a Green Hoboken recently obtained pledges from over 300 New Jersey households to replace incandescent bulbs with fluorescents. In the process we heard concerns about disposal of the mercury-containing bulbs. Home Depot has come to the rescue. It just announced that it is collecting fluorescents for proper disposal at every store. Other businesses may soon follow suit.

green-food.gifEAT GREEN: Food rather than pills can stop allergies
MotherEarthNews.com recommends drinking orange juice and eating oranges and bell peppers as antidotes for allergies due to their natural antihistamine properties. Digest onions and garlic (raw or in food) to reduce inflammation, and try horseradish or wasabi to get rid of allergy congestion. See six more remedies on their website.

Don’t forget to visit the Hoboken Farmers’ Market every Tuesday until the fall from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Market is set up on Washington Street between Observer Highway and Newark Street.

green-shopping.gifSHOP GREEN: When you bring it home
Unwrap the new TV, computer, laminate or particleboard furniture and expose to the open air. If you are lucky enough to have a garage, yard, balcony/terrace, leave item out there for a “few days” suggests Wolverton Environmental Services to reduce your exposure to the chemical emissions. The rest of us who are apartment dwellers may have to just leave the item next to an open window with a fan blowing the gases out into the air.

green-driving.gifGO GREEN: Forget the car.
Take the train to Liberty State Park – and then Walk or Bike! It’s easy to get to the big outdoors from Hoboken without using gas to get there. Take the Light Rail (stations at Erie Lackawanna Terminal, 2nd St. and 9th St. on far west side of city). All trains going south to Jersey City and Bayonne stop at Liberty State Park. Then bike, walk or await the park jitney which stops at the station.

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Colonblow
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Colonblow
8 years 2 months ago
One more: earth911.org This site helps you in recycling home products. For ex, in Hudson County: Contact: Mary-Ellen Gilpin and/or Nicholas Staniewicz Hudson County Improvement Authority 574 Summit Avenue, 5th Floor Jersey City, NJ 07306 Tel: (201) 795-4555 Tel Toll Free: (800) 540 0987 Fax: (201) 795-0240 Email: recycle@hcia.org WWW: http://www.hcia.org/index.html The HCIA provides Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days in the Fall and Spring where residents of Hudson County will have the opportunity to rid their homes of dangerous materials that cannot be thrown away in regular trash collections. In addition, each municipality now has its own permanent used motor oil and antifreeze collection areas, so residents needn’t wait for HHW days to get rid of these items. Don’t forget to bring proof of residency with you, such as a driver’s license or a phone bill, when you come to the collection site. ITEMS THAT MAY BE BROUGHT TO COLLECTIONS * Pesticides * Thinners * Pool chemicals * Latex paint * Used motor oil * Full or partially full aerosol cans * Propane tanks (from barbeques only) * Antifreeze * Formaldehyde * Herbicides * Corrosives * Oil-based paint & varnishes * Household & car batteries * Solvents * Cleaners * Old gasoline * Photographic chemicals * Fire extinguishers ITEMS THAT MAY NOT BE BROUGHT TO COLLECTIONS * Explosives * Compressed gas * Infectious waste * Dioxin and Kepone * Radioactive material * Smoke detectors * Silvex 2,4,5-T * PCB’s or TCCD * Asbestos * Woodlife (pentachlorophenol) * Unknown materials *… Read more »
Colonblow
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Colonblow
8 years 2 months ago

Another good website: http://www.elephantjournal.com

zxcv
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zxcv
8 years 2 months ago

Popular Mechanics did a pretty good side-by-side test of CFLs last year:
popularmechanics.com/home_journal/home_improvement/4215199.html

jim
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jim
8 years 2 months ago

As a person who makes his living in lighting, let me tell you FLOs SUCK! Yes they use less energy, so put them in your basement or laundry room. For god sakes people do not put those things in your living areas, they are horrific. Did you know that they flicker at 60 times per second? They do! Flickering, non-dimming, and general flat mushey quality of them that I hate. For God sake people look around your environment, enjoy and cherish the warm glow of incandescent lighting!

escaped68
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8 years 2 months ago

these new flourescent can not be dimmed, in order to dim any type of flourescent lamps it involves matching ballasts and matching dimmers and a lot of $$$$$ to buy them. anyway the new lamps are self ballasting and there is no way to dim these.

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