1000 Flowers for the Planet - #62 Bring Clothes Pegs Inside
This probably seems like a strange suggestion, but I’ve always done this because it lengthens the life of my pegs. If I leave them outside, the rain rusts the metal hinge and the sun deteriorates the plastic, shortening the productive life of the peg. It means a long useful life for your tools, hence less need to replace them so often, which saves you money and the planet’s valuable resources. There’s an even better choice for your pegs, but I think you’ll be able to work that one out for yourself (or look out for another Flower suggestion coming soon).
- me in the evening: oh, staying up late isn't bad, I'll manage tomorrow
- me in the morning: AM I A FUCKING IDIOT
The Best Birth Control In The World Is For Men by Jon Clinkenbeard
If I were going to describe the perfect contraceptive, it would go something like this: no babies, no latex, no daily pill to remember, no hormones to interfere with mood or sex drive, no negative health effects whatsoever, and 100 percent effectiveness. The funny thing is, something like that currently exists.
The procedure called RISUG in India (reversible inhibition of sperm under guidance) takes about 15 minutes with a doctor, is effective after about three days, and lasts for 10 or more years…
Oh, and when you do decide you want those babies, it only takes one other injection of water and baking soda to flush out the gel, and within two to three months, you’ve got all your healthy sperm again.
The trouble is, most people don’t even know this exists. And if men only need one super-cheap shot every 10 years or more, that’s not something that gets big pharmaceutical companies all fired up, because they’ll make zero money on it (even if it might have the side benefit of, you know, destroying HIV).
can this replace the normal contraception methods we have pls
I’m just going to keep reblogging this until people start paying attention, because people aren’t.
(( I have known about this for a while.. An I totally will be doing it when and if it comes to Australia! ))
1000 Flowers for the Planet - #61 Use Phosphate-Free Detergent
Phosphates become detrimental when they over fertilize aquatic plants and cause stepped up eutrophication. Eutrophication is the natural aging process of a body of water such as a bay or lake. This process results from the increase of nutrients within the body of water which, in turn, create plant growth. The plants die more quickly than they can be decomposed. This dead plant matter builds up and together with sediment entering the water, fills in the bed of the bay or lake making it more shallow. Normally this process takes thousands of years. (source: http://www.water-research.net/Watershed/phosphates.htm)
So in turn, this causes the death of fish and other marine animals because the oxygen in the water is depleted. In Australia, think of our beautiful and unusual platypus – every time you wash your clothes, are you causing the death of our platypus?