Archives for April 2011

National Denim Day 2011

Don’t forget to wear Denim on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 as a visable social statement to raise public awareness about sexual assault and rape and to educate communities and [Read more…]

Earth Day is Everyday #EarthDay

Earth Day began in 1970 as a way to discuss environmental problems and eventually evolved into Earth week.  It’s important to observe Earth day everyday by doing simple things around our home to protect our environment.

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Updated 4/22/15

 

Here are 5 simple things you can do to make everyday Earth Day:

 

1. Recycle

Recycle your clothing, books,  plastics and aluminum cans to conserve energy and resources. If you don’t recycle aluminum cans or plastic water bottles you can collect them and donate to a local organizations in your neighborhood that collects & recycles cans (ie churches, schools, nonprofits).  Instead of using grocery store plastic bags purchase reusable bags or bring your own. Recycle your furniture by donating gently used furniture to your local Goodwill or Salvation Army.

2. Turn “OFF” the switch
Take the time to turn off unneeded lights in the rooms you are not occupying. Turn off and unplug kitchen appliances and computers when they are not in use.

3. Replace regular light bulbs
The average U.S. household has more than 40 sockets for light bulbs, ranging from table lamps to ceiling fixtures.  If you are using the regular incandescent light bulbs in your home, change to compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs). CFL light bulbs cost a bit more, but last longer and use 75% less energy than regular light bulbs.

4.  ENERGY STAR Products
When you need to purchase new kitchen appliances, computers, electronics or other household items, consider purchasing ENERGY STAR products.  Purchase low flow faucets or consider installing ENERGY STAR qualified heating and cooling equipment.  ENERGY STAR products can help to reduce high energy bills, improve comfort and help to protect the environment.

5. Conserve Natural Resources
The average family of four can use 400 gallons of water every day, and, on average, approximately 70 percent of that water is used indoors.   Reduce the amount of water usage by making simple changes to daily routines.  Reduce the amount of water you use by buying low water plants that are eco friendly.  Check your water consumption with water consumption calculator.

The average person uses about 50 gallons of gas every month.  Consider carpooling, riding your bike or consolidating errands into one trip when running errands.

The average American uses seven trees a year in paper, wood, and other products made from trees.  Plant a tree and save the earth. Save trees by going paperless.  Instead of purchasing a new book, consider purchasing the ebook or borrowing it from your local library.  Go 100% paperless in 2011 by using online banking or paying your bills online.

Earth Day is EveryDay.

Let’s talk about it.

What energy saving tips do you recommend to make earth day every day?

The Art of Food in Social Media

Whether you are a Blogger, PR Representative, Brand Agency or just a person in the universe discovering your voice thru writing, food is the one thing that brings us together. [Read more…]

Hispanicize Recap part 1 – Social Media for Social Good

I had the honor of attending  the three day Hispancize PR & Social Media Conference in Hollywood, CA last week.  In honor of National Volunteer Month, I am starting my three part recap with a tribute to the nonprofits I met at Hispanicize & recap of key takeaways shared by presenters. [Read more…]

Wordless Wednesday: The Truth Speaks

Everything isn’t always what it seems.  However, one thing remains and that is that all people need to be treated with respect and dignity regardless. [Read more…]

Garlic Chicken and Oven Roasted Vegetables recipe

One of the most creative ways to get your family to eat vegetables is to roast them.  My favorite vegetables to roast include bell peppers, red peppers and baby tomatoes.  I love roasting vegetables. [Read more…]

A Call for Latinos in Innovation Fields

Sharing my monthly Tech Tuesday guest post featured on Latinos in Social Media Blog.

In the second State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama layed out his plan for the future.    The President highlighted research, education, technology and infrastructure as pivotal to progress in the United States.  Analysts have narrowed it down to just one word, Innovation. [Read more…]

Whoops! How to retract a Facebook Invitation

Have you been in a situation where you accidentally sent a Facebook invite and need to retract the request?  Or you sent an invite a couple weeks ago and still waiting to be added as a friend?  Would you like to retract the request? [Read more…]

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