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Now it’s Easy to Recycle Your Waste Vegetable Oil to Biodiesel in San Luis Obispo County
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Written by Madeline Palaszewski   
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 22:41

The Biodiesel Club has joined with the Eco Rotary Club of Morro Bay and the San Luis Obispo County Integrated Waste Management Authority to set-up a household waste vegetable oil (WVO) to biodiesel recycling program in San Luis Obispo County. Used cooking oil from deep fryers, frying pans and fondue pots will be recycled into sustainable biodiesel, a clean burning alternative fuel that can be used in any diesel vehicle.

County residents can bring their old and used cooking oil to any of the five IWMA Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Sites for recycling, including Cold Canyon Landfill Hwy. 227, SLO; Chicago Grade Landfill, HWY 41, Atascadero; the Morro Bay/Cayucos Waste Water Plant; the Nipomo CSD Yard, 509 Southland, and the Paso Robles Landfill, Hwy. 46 East.

For more information, call the Biodiesel Club at 805-235-0508 or log on to www.thebiodieselclub.org.

The American Biodiesel Buyers Club (The Biodiesel Club) is a national 501c3 non-profit organization based out of Morro Bay, California. The club’s mission is to reduce people’s exposure to the toxic chemicals found in petro-diesel fuel, fumes and exhaust by supporting the use of sustainable biodiesel as an alternative fuel.

 
Decorate with Nature...
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Written by Administrator   
Monday, 24 November 2014 21:42

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There are some beautiful, eco-friendly options out there for making your house festive for Thanksgiving. They are also a fun way to get your family involved in the decorating. Here are a few ideas: Pumpkins: Use Pumpkins, gourds and squash around the house and as center pieces. Hollow out a pumpkin as a candle holder or for fresh flowers. Pinecones: You can create pinecone name-tag holders to place at each setting. Maybe you could scent them with cinnamon or have the children create turkeys out of them. Pinecones also look great in a glass vase. Acorns: Use acorns with strings tied around them as napkin holders. Or fill a glass vase with them, and they will serve as an anchor for tall autumn branches. Fall Leaves: Fall leaves can be used in a garland or to surround a candle. You can also put them in a glass bowl with water and use floating candles for a beautiful center piece.

 
UNPLUG...
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Written by Administrator   
Saturday, 22 November 2014 15:05

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Unplug appliances when not in use. Your electronics, computer, TV, and phone chargers, use energy even when they're turned off. Stand-by power can account for as much as 20% of home energy use. Save both energy and money by unplugging your devices, or put them on a power strip that you can turn off when your devices are not in use.

 
Reuse Idea: Old Chair? DIY Vintage Wall Caddy!
Reuse Tips
Written by Administrator   
Friday, 14 November 2014 11:20

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Reuse Idea: Used Pill Bottle? Handy Q Tip Holder for Travel!
Reuse Tips
Written by Administrator   
Tuesday, 11 November 2014 17:59

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Non Toxic DIY Natural Deodorant
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Written by Administrator   
Saturday, 08 November 2014 10:36

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Ingredients: 6-8 Tbsp Coconut oil (solid state) /1/4 cup baking soda

1/4 cup arrowroot powder or cornstarch (arrowroot is preferred). Combine equal portions of baking soda & arrowroot powder. Slowly add coconut oil and work it in with a spoon or hand blender until it maintains a firm but pliable texture. It should be about the same texture as commercial deodorant. If it is too wet, add further arrowroot powder/cornstarch to thicken. You can either scoop this recipe into your old deodorant dispensers or place in a small container with lid and apply with fingers with each use. Makes about 1 cup.

 
EASY Vegan Pumpkin Pie
Healthy Eating
Written by Administrator   
Friday, 07 November 2014 13:34

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Recipe: 2 cups cooked pumpkin which has been drained (or canned)/1 cup almond milk /1/2 cup brown sugar (or other sweetener) /1/4 cup cornstarch /1 tbs. blackstrap molasses /1 tsp. ground cinnamon 1 tsp. vanilla /1/2 tsp. ground ginger, nutmeg and sea salt /1/4 tsp. ground allspice. Blend all ingredients in a blender. Pour into a vegan graham cracker crust and bake at 350 for 60 minutes. Cool on a rack, then refrigerate overnight before serving. Top with non dairy whipped cream (optional).

 
EASY Holiday Sweet Potato and Carrot Bake...
Healthy Eating
Written by Administrator   
Monday, 24 November 2014 21:43

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Recipe: 3 large sweet potatoes /2 carrots /2 eggs (or egg substitute) /2 tsp coconut oil / 2 tsp flour (or gluten free) /sea salt. Cook sweet potatoes and carrots until tender peel and mash. In a separate bowl, beat egg. In a pan melt coconut oil and mix with flour. Mix in bowl all ingredients together and bake at 375 for about 25 minutes.

 
EASY Holiday Apple Dessert...
Healthy Eating
Written by Administrator   
Saturday, 22 November 2014 15:06

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Recipe: 1 box of frozen puff pastry /4 apples (cored, halved and sliced very thin)/ 1/4 cup raw sugar/1/2 tsp cinnamon/ 1/8 tsp sea salt. Powdered sugar for dusting (optional). 

Defrost the pastry dough for about 20 minutes. Grease 2 baking sheets. Heat oven to 425 degrees. Place apples slices in a medium bowl and add the sugars, salt and cinnamon. Toss well and let them sit to absorb the flavor. Cut the pastry dough into thirds. Place the apple slices in a row overlapping each other onto the pastry dough. Bake for 15-18 minutes, until pasty is golden brown. Remove from pan and set on a platter to cool.

 
Whiter Clothes? Lemon Juice and Sunshine!
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Written by Administrator   
Friday, 14 November 2014 11:22

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Here's a way to keep your white’s white without using toxic bleach. The citric acid in lemons acts as a natural stain remover, bleach, and sanitizer. Adding a cup of lemon juice to the wash cycle it will boost the whitening action of your laundry detergent. Sunlight is a natural sterilizer. Hanging clothes on a line in the sun will whiten them overtime just be careful with colored clothing since they can fade.

 
Seasonal Treat: Stuffed Mini Pumpkins
Healthy Eating
Written by Administrator   
Tuesday, 11 November 2014 18:01

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Recipe: 1 large brown onion chopped/6 cloves of garlic minced/2 large shallots chopped / 1/2 cup pine nuts toasted /2 large tart apples, cored and diced //3 stalks celery chopped/ 1/4 cup coconut oil /1 tbs. chopped fresh thyme /2 large sage leaves chopped /1/2 cup white wine/1 cup apple cider / 15oz package of bread stuffing/1 large egg (or egg substitute)/2 cups vegetable stock / sea salt and pepper /2 tbs. chopped parsley.

Cut and clean mini pumpkins. Scrape out inside seeds. Place in a baking pan. Put a bit of coconut oil in the bowl of each mini pumpkin, sprinkle cinnamon and just a drizzle of maple syrup. Pour enough water in the bottom of the baking dish (1-2 cups) place pumpkin tops in the baking dish wherever they’ll fit. Place in a 350 degree oven and bake for about 30 minutes. If the water evaporates add a bit more. Remove from oven. In a large pan stir in coconut oil, and half the chopped herbs. Cook for two minutes. Add apples and celery and cook for about 4 minutes. Add wine and cider. Stir well and boil until the liquid is almost gone. Add the bread stuffing and add toasted pine nuts and rest of fresh herbs. Add 1-2 cups of vegetable stock to moisten bread crumbs. Add beaten egg mix thoroughly. Fill each pumpkin with a generous amount of stuffing. Bake for 35-45 minutes at 350 degrees.

 
Reuse Idea: Vintage Heater Stove? Creative Home Lighting!
Reuse Tips
Written by Administrator   
Saturday, 08 November 2014 16:37

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Reuse Idea: Old Wooden Pallet & Glass Jars? New Outdoor Lighting!
Reuse Tips
Written by Administrator   
Friday, 07 November 2014 16:35

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Reuse Idea: Reclaimed Wooden Shutters? DIY Vintage Side Table!
Reuse Tips
Written by Administrator   
Thursday, 06 November 2014 16:33

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