[SustainableBabySteps] Home Remedies for Fleas, Homemade Vanilla Extract and What About Coffee?
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Waste is a tax on the whole people. - Albert W. Atwood
February 2, 2012
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Do you have pets? Are you ever around pets or come in contact with areas where animals have been?
Then you're likely at risk for fleas on your pets or getting into your home.
Traditional treatment of fleas includes using questionable medications, shampoos and pesticides on your pets and around your home. Things that have been linked to everything from breast cancer to ADHD.
Before you go that route (before you even need to consider it)...
Learning how to make vanilla extract is so easy and affordable. In just a short amount of time and for about .01% of the cost you can make a large supply of homemade vanilla extract to use or give as gifts. And since it keeps so well, you can make one large batch to use for years!
There are quite a few coffee facts that might have you rethinking and redoing that morning cup.
Did you know that over 500 billion cups of coffee are served worldwide each year? Over half of U.S. adults regularly consume coffee. That's about 107 million people in the U.S. alone and is not including approximately 25% of U.S. adults that consume coffee only on occasion.
With it's 60 billion dollar global industry, it's easy to see how coffee consumption and it's subsequent waste can affect the environment.
But it's also one of the easiest areas in which we can improve. Below are several steps you can take to reduce your environmental impact in regards to these coffee facts.