Another way to think about Earth Day
I just don't want Earth Day to become another Veterans' Day, Mother's Day or What-have-you DAY; a day we set aside once a year to remind folks of what's important. Veterans, Moms and the Earth are important every day!
Nonetheless, I can (modestly) say, I have been living Earth Day every day of my life. No one had to flip a switch to turn on that GREEN light. I think the light turned green and I shot out of the womb! Now that's a funny visual.
While I'm not going to cite chapter and verse about how I live, I'll share something I have always said … my children call these little ditties "Mizarisms" … "We have to go back to doing things the way our grandmothers did them." "Nuff" said.
For as long as I can remembers, my family has been doing 2-things:
1 – recycling
2 – composting
My dad would have us separating the clear from the green from the brown glass, etc., crushing cans and stacking newspapers before we taking the ride to the recycling center. Not as common in the late 60s but there were out there! About that same time, my mom and dad dug out a 40' x 20' garden. Read about it in an earlier post! And the composting began. It's a good thing too because where I grew up, the earth below our feet was red, hard clay!
My Dad's compost pile was simply done; wire fencing formed into a circle and voila! DONE.
Now … since Antonio and I have a home-based business, we receive deliveries on wood pallets .. A LOT of deliveries which means A LOT of wood pallets. So yesterday, without even paying attention to the fact Earth Day is today, I went out and re-purposed those pallets.
Tah-Daaaaah! Compost bins.
Although by visualizing this I knew I could build this … I have this knack … it serves me well, I went ahead and looked up a few tutorials just to get some different ideas. There are dozens of step by step instructions and videos out there.
Now I can go out into the woods behind my house, scoop up that 2-year old pile of egg shells, banana peels, coffee grounds, you name it and put all in my new compost bins.
It's probably going to stink … but it's a good Mother Earthy stink!
When a PUR2o consultant comes to your house – you’ll receive a free water analysis. The analysis helps us really zero in on which specific contaminants are in your water. That way we can determine install the optimal components to remove them. We put our own system to the test with a similar evaluation to what we would give your water – with an added twist.
The water that was filtered by our system was purposely contaminated by numerous chemical, organic and inorganic agents.
For the purpose of this test, the water used was infected and primed with extremely high levels of contaminants – so high, they’re actually not found in real world scenarios. PUR2o was able to address ALL of the imperfections of that water.
The contaminated water was also spiked with minerals. The PUR2o system removed them. Tests showed the water’s mineral content at a 61% reduction. This higher number is due to the PUR2o system adding those essential minerals back to the water.
Because the water passed; it meets all NSF standards making all the components in our filtering and purifying NSF approved including filters, membranes, connections, tubing and tanks.
PUR2o sent that water sample through our PUR2o/RO Filtration System – the contaminated water went through several stages of filtration as follows:
1 – a Sediment Filter
2 – a Granulated Carbon Filter (GAC)
3 – a Reverse Osmosis Membrane
4 – a second GAC (5 micron) filter
5 – the PH Boost cartridge to restore and elevate natural minerals which should be the only thing present in water.
We sent the sample to an INDEPENDENT, NJ (state) Certified, LABORATORY. In every instance, PUR2o surpassed the test requirements for effective and complete filtration. 15 out of 19 toxins tested were reduced by at least 91.5% or better.
Here are the results:
Click here to download a .pdf file of the Results Report