Tip of the Month~EASY GREEN GARDEN TIPS~

With the weather warming up it’s the perfect time to get outside and start cleaning up the garden, planting and enjoying the sunshine. Here are some helpful and fun tips to get you and your family off the couch and out the door!

Happy Spring~~

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Tip of the Month~February

February  2010

Wear the Earth ~Tip of the Month

Be label-conscious.  When you are shopping, take a minute to read the small print.

An increasing number of labels not only list ingredients but also provide indicators about environmental performance.  Look for products that are approved by Independent certification boards, such as Energy Star, FSC, USDA Organic, Fair Trade,etc.

These labels guarantee that a product has a lower environmental impact than other comparable ones.

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Outright Entrepreneurs: Online Boutique Allows Eco-Conscious Customers to “Wear the Earth”

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January Tip~How to Recycle your CFL’s

Over the holidays one of our CFL flood lamps burned out. It got me thinking, by now most of us have made the switch to CFL’s in some of our lighting both at home and in the office. But what a lot of people don’t know is that these lights need special care in disposal. Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) have mercury sealed within their glass tubing. The same is true of linear fluorescent tubes, leaving consumers wondering how to recycle their light bulbs. The obvious concern of many consumers is carrying out proper energy-saving light bulb disposal that doesn’t harm the environment.

Without mercury, these lamps could not operate. Since mercury is a naturally occurring element (Hg on the periodic table) which is toxic to humans, this might seem troublesome. But it’s really not. The mercury is only released when the bulbs break. So, as long as they remain intact or in use~No Worries! The key to success is to recycle light bulbs containing mercury at the end of their useful life. Recycling keeps harmful mercury vapor out of landfills, groundwater and the atmosphere.

Sounds easy enough. So how do you properly dispose of Energy Efficient Light bulbs:

Since most bulbs are broken during installation and removal. To cut down on the risk of creating a mess, slide a small sandwich bag over the bulb prior to handling it. That way, if the bulb slips from your hand and falls to the ground, the mess will already be contained.

Once the bulb is removed all you have to do is drop it off at a local recycling center. Fortunately, proper energy-saving light bulb disposal is getting more convenient all the time. Most Home Depot stores have a recycling bin for disposal. Another great knowledge resource is EARTH911.com This site will help you narrow your search for an option that makes it easy for you to recycle fluorescent light bulbs and protect the environment.

So, you may be thinking what if I accidentally break a CFL?

According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), these are the procedures to follow if a bulb is smashed:

* Open the windows and let the room air out for 15 to 30 minutes

* Using disposable gloves, scoop the glass onto a piece of cardboard.

* Wipe the area with a wet paper towel.

* For smaller pieces of glass and powder, use duct tape to pull up the fragments.

* Put all of the debris as well as the duct tape and gloves into a plastic bag, put into a bulb recycling kit or contact your town office for information on disposal of hazardous materials.

* Wash your hands.

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Happy Holidays~December Tips

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10 Tips to make your Holiday “Greener”!

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Wear The Earth wins top ten honors:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

StartupNation Honors Nation’s Top Home Businesses of 2009

Tiffany Parks-Wear The Earth (http://www.WearTheEarth.com)

Wins Top Ten Honors in Business Competition in the Greenest Category


Henderson, NV – November 17th 2009– Tiffany Parks/Wear The Earth has been recognized by StartupNation (http://www.startupnation.com) as a Top Ten business in its 2009 Home Based 100 competition under the category of  Top 10 Greenest home based businesses http://www.startupnation.com/PHP_ROOT/hb100-2009/winners-greenest.html.

Many of the StartupNation Home-Based 100 submissions revealed that business owners are bucking the current economic downturn and finding business success in these tight times. Historically some of today’s most well known businesses started in a downturn, including Microsoft and General Electric.

“The 2009 ranking shows that the home-based business is more relevant than ever. The current recession has spurred a new wave of home based businesses as a response to loss of jobs, the need for supplemental income and the sheer passion for blazing your own trail and running your own show,” said Rich Sloan, co-founder of StartupNation.com, one of the leading small business networking and advice websites. “Home based businesses are the biggest block of all businesses in existence and we expect numbers to grow ever greater as extra bedrooms, kitchen tables, basements and garages become host to the innovative thinking and pursuit of success by millions of Americans.”

“I am honored and thrilled to have been selected as one of the top 10 greenest companies.  This is an incredible accomplishment for me.  My business has caused my life to change in so many ways.   I want to thank everyone who supported Wear The Earth with their votes and kind words” Said Tiffany Parks owner of Wear the Earth (http://www.WearTheEarth.com)

Wear The Earth was selected from among thousands of contestants by a StartupNation judging panel, which issues the ranking results annually in the November.

The full results of the Home-Based 100 ranking are available on StartupNation’s website at http://www.startupnation.com/homebased100/. The 2009 ranking was sponsored by Microsoft Office Live, Infusionsoft and FedEx Office.

The StartupNation Home-Based 100 highlights 10 top-ten lists making it not just your ordinary business ranking. From the wackiest, to the most innovative, to the savviest in social media – this unique and diverse list highlights the home-based businesses that usually go unrecognized, but still play a vital role in the economy today. MSN publishes the ranking as well in an editorial collaboration with StartupNation. The ten categories for 2009 include:

  • Recession Busters
  • Savviest in Social Media
  • Most Innovative
  • Boomers Back in Business
  • Greenest
  • Yummiest
  • Wackiest
  • Highest Vote-Getters
  • Most Slacker-Friendly
  • Most Glamorous

About StartupNation

StartupNation (www.startupnation.com) provides over 175,000 pages of business advice and networking for entrepreneurs and serves millions of entrepreneurs annually. StartupNation is a free service founded by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs with the intention of providing a one-stop shop for entrepreneurial success, including blogs from small business experts, podcasts, forums, webcasts, eBooks, award-winning step-by-step advice, online and offline networking groups, and more.

StartupNation co-founders and “chief startupologists,” Rich Sloan and Jeff Sloan, are two of the country’s leading small business experts and run StartupNation from home to this very day. They speak frequently at entrepreneurial forums and act as sources for top media venues nationwide. They are authors of StartupNation: Open for Business, published by Doubleday, and provide their insights online at http://www.startupnation.com. The Sloans are regularly quoted and featured in media such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fortune Small Business, Entrepreneur Magazine, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, FOX News and many others.

About Microsoft Office Live

Microsoft Office Live is the award-winning service that offers a complete, affordable set of easy-to-use Internet-based tools that help small business owners create a professional web presence. More information is available at http://www.smallbusiness.officelive.com. Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

About Infusionsoft

Infusionsoft, the leader in automatic follow-up software, helps small businesses grow fast by putting email marketing, CRM and e-commerce on auto-pilot, backing it with the ‘Double Your Sales’ guarantee. The privately held, three-year-named Inc. 500 company is based in Gilbert, Ariz. and is funded by Mohr Davidow Ventures and vSpring Capital.

Marketing and small business insight from the Infusionsoft team can be found on the Infusionsoft blog at www.infusionblog.com.

For more information, press only:
Rich Sloan, for StartupNation, (248) 766-2905, rich@StartupNation.com

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