Peezy’s January 2019 Post

Always recycle paper, right? Well, not so fast! Did you know that brightly colored paper should not be put in recycle? That is because the dyes in the paper mix with all of the good paper and make the whole batch lower quality. The paper mills don’t like that. We want to keep the recycled product as pure as possible, so that it can be sold. The next time you have some “astrobright” paper, better to throw it in the trash.

Peezy’s December 2018 Post

Microbeads are common exfoliants, so you will find them in many skin care products. They do an okay job, but at a very high cost. You see, microbeads are so small that they pass right through water purification filters. And they are very good at absorbing toxins. So these little carriers of yucky stuff end up in the oceans and into our seafood. That’s good reason to stick with natural exfoliants. I know I sure will!

Peezy’s November 2018 Post

Fa la la la la! Time to dust off the Christmas decorations. This year I’m putting up LED lights. It will save electricity and money. And there are other benefits. LEDs are cooler than incandescents, which makes them safer. They have epoxy lenses, so they are sturdier. They last longer. I can attach 25 strings end-to-end without overloading a wall socket. And I will recycle the old broken ones at WCPC!

Peezy’s October 2018 Post

Can we talk about dryer lint? Sounds like a nothing topic, doesn’t it? But clearing the clothes dryer lint trap before every load is very important. Not only can it prevent an appliance fire, it keeps your exhaust vent clear (and saves expensive clean-outs). Also, your dryer will run more efficiently with a clean lint trap, and that saves energy and money and reduces air pollution. See? Talking about lint is important after all!

Peezy’s September 2018 Post

Ed Thorney was a long-time member of WCPC and a man of great wisdom. Today I want to share a quote that Ed loved.

“Use it up. Wear it out. Make it do. Or do without.” (Boyd K. Packer)

Sounds a bit old school, doesn’t it? Maybe so, but I think we could gain a lot by paying attention to this advice.


Peezy’s July/August 2018 Post

Did you know that food waste is the #1 material sent to landfills and incinerators? It is. And then it breaks down and produces methane, one of the greenhouse gases. So reducing food waste is a really good way to help our planet. (And our little green crawly friends, too!) Here is Peezy’ s brilliant idea: eat leftovers! Wow, what a great plan! You help your food budget and our fragile planet at the very same time!


Peezy’s June 2018 Post

Did you know that my mantis friends and I are carnivores? We eat spiders, frogs, lizards, and even small birds.You humans, on the other hand, are omnivores, so you have more choices in what you eat. Did you know that cutting down on beef is a great way to help the environment? Beef production takes a HUGE toll on our planet. So when you choose what to eat, your wise choice can really make a difference!


Peezy’s May 2018 Post

I love to sing in the shower! But I sure do see a lot of water going down the drain. Seems like a waste. I heard about a great way to save precious water. Install a high- efficiency shower head! Yes, it will cost a little, but you make that up in only a few years. And, best of all, you get just as clean with HALF the water! Half! I like that.

🎶 Rubber Duckie, you’re the one…. 🎶


Peezy’s April 2018 Post

The best soil around us contains about a gazillion living creatures called microbes and macrobes. The microbes are too small for us to see. But macrobes are bigger, like me! Some macrobes that are good for soil are beetles, centipedes, ants, burrowing frogs, and earthworms. They are “beneficial.” In fact, did you know that I am considered a “beneficial” insect? That makes me proud!


Peezy’s March 2018 Post

The good: Chlorine helps keep our drinking and swimming water safe. The bad: Chlorine released from manufacturing enters streams and lakes. The ugly: The resulting chemicals are persistent and toxic to both people and wildlife. What to do? Look for unbleached products in the store. These go way beyond paper and flour and toilet tissue. Just look! How many different unbleached products can you find in your store?