morgane_snowy_owl wrote: Zylah,
Thanks for the references, it sounds awesome! But.... you have three books on green housekeeping and yet it all comes down to using three ingredients for the whole job? Are they really useful? The books, I mean! Because you made me curious!!!!
morgane_snowy_owl wrote:hum, what is "washing up liquid"???
morgane_snowy_owl wrote:Likewise, there is no 100% clean energy... burning wood releases CO2 in the air, and here in North America we are often reminded that burning wood pollutes the air and we should avoid it as much as we can. We seldom light a fire in our house because of that, which is really sad. Nothing makes me happier in our harsh winters than lighting a nice fire in the living room and sit by it. Electricity is relatively clean here, because of our huge and numerous rivers. Even then, hydroelectricity also has important disadvantages... it does affect ecosystems, forces animals and people to relocate, and so on.
morgane_snowy_owl wrote:Absolutely, society has become very, very OCD about cleanliness.
katie bridgewater wrote:As trees grow, they absorb CO2 from the air around them. When they die and rot, they release this CO2 straight back into the atmosphere. If you burn the wood, you release this CO2 back into the air, but there is no net increase in the amount of CO2 present. This is what 'Carbon Neutral' means.
katie bridgewater wrote:But the least damaging in principle is to burn wood efficiently for heating and cooking. The only damage is the release of particulates into the atmosphere, which is far more of a problem from diesel engines in cities or coal-fire power stations.
katie bridgewater wrote:Dirt is just 'stuff' that we deem to be in the wrong place! So mud on my carpet is dirt, but likewise, concrete where there should be mud is dirt too to me!
morgane_snowy_owl wrote: Where did you get all that info?
katie bridgewater wrote:So mud on my carpet is dirt, but likewise, concrete where there should be mud is dirt too to me!
Corwen wrote:Does anyone here remember Eubanks, the hand powered carpet cleaning machines? Looked like the bastard offspring of a vacuum cleaner and a mop, they had brushes inside which went around when you pushed, and then when you were finished you held it over the bin, pulled a lever and all the dirt fell out. I remember using one as a kid, it seemed to pick stuff up from the carpet pretty well, I wonder if you can still get them?
Jake wrote:katie bridgewater wrote:So mud on my carpet is dirt, but likewise, concrete where there should be mud is dirt too to me!
Perfect! Do you mind if I steal this and say it constantly?
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