Monthly Archives: July 2008

google maps: transit stops and times!

I love Google Maps.  It’s changed my relationship to cities and space.  My spatial perception is poor, so if you asked me to draw a map based on my experience of walking or driving around, we would be out of … Continue reading

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is your neighborhood to blame for your weight?

Heavy? Your neighborhood may be to blame Those built before 1950 help keep you skinnier by encouraging walking A new study found that the year your neighborhood was built may be just as important as diet and exercise for shedding … Continue reading

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driving: AC or windows down?

I don’t drive much, and I live in San Francisco where it’s cold in the summer, so AC is not a factor in my everyday life.  When I do drive on occasion out of town and to warmer climes, I … Continue reading

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event: to promote line drying

I wrote in my Everyday Sustainable Practice laundry post about how I wish I could line dry my clothes.  Alas I can’t in my apartment, but I can support the cause! Project Laundry List forwarded an invitation from Ben Davis, … Continue reading

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Dishwasher: Energy Saving Tips

I found the manual to my dishwasher online at the KitchenAid site–hooray for PDFs!. This is what I learned in “Energy Saving Tips”: Use the ENERGY SAVER DRY (no heat).  Flash dry dishes.  After final rinse, unlatch door and advance … Continue reading

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ESP Day 27: Washing Dishes

I wash dishes by hand, and in the dishwasher.  Here’s what I do to make washing dishes Everyday Sustainable. DETERGENT I use Ecover products, because their products are natural, biodegradable, and free of petroleum and phosphates.  I’ve used them for … Continue reading

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stop credit card offers: OptOutPrescreen

The other day, I looked at different ways to stop unwanted mail. I used the OptOutPrescreen service to stop preapproved credit card offers. If you do it online, it requires you to fill in your social security number.  I didn’t want … Continue reading

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