Tuesday, July 25, 2006


Be A Good Human Too: Drink Coffee *Not* From A Disposable Cup

"The Good Human" writes ten plus things you can do to be a good human too appearing in this week's "Carnival of the Green", here's one that is so obvious it makes my stainless steel coffee mug jump into my handbag wondering if my local not-Starbucks coffee purveyor will agree to serve my coffee in it:

10. You know that $4.00 you may spend every morning on a cup of black water at Starbucks? How about putting that water in a re-usable thermos or mug? So many paper and plastic cups get thrown away every day in the country it makes me ill. You already spend a fortune on coffee, pick up a mug for $5.00 and use it everyday. Just think how superior you will feel when you pass a trash can full of cups!

Wednesday, July 19, 2006


Terrapass Flight CO2 Emissions Calculator

Terrapass, a champion in the fight against global warming, offers a Flight CO2 Calculator (screen capture image above) - so, say you are travelling round trip from San Juan, Puerto Rico to New York, New York, the Flight Calculator estimates 1,248 lbs of Carbon Dioxide will be emitted. Terrapass offers ways you can offset those emissions by investing in renewable energy projects such as wind farms.

Sunday, July 09, 2006


Music to My Ears 2: No PR Sales Tax for Online Shopping

Puerto Rico, just weeks ago, started levying a sales tax of a could-be, depending on the purchase, whooping 8%.Though, I do most my shopping online, I did wonder if I'd have to start paying that tax. Drugstore.com says no:

Drugstore.com is required to charge sales tax on nonprescription orders shipped to addresses in the state of Washington, the location of our corporate headquarters. The tax rate applied to your order will match the current rate at the location of our corporate headquarters. Therefore, the sales tax rate applied to your order may be different from your local rate.

Washington residents are not required to pay sales tax on orders for prescriptions or contact lenses. All other orders shipped to addresses in the remaining 49 states, including US Territory and APO/FPO addresses, will not be subject to sales tax.

Saturday, July 08, 2006


"Living on the Edge" New Age Adage

Via my mom's cousin Hank:

“if you are not living on the edge, you are taking up too much room”

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