Monday, June 29, 2009

Tips to Simmer Down Summer's Heat

-- Authors Read Radio Show --

Today on Authors Read we are featuring Robert Kimmel Smith - According to The Child Advocate, “Divorce is an intensely stressful experience for all children, regardless of age or developmental level; many children are inadequately prepared for the impending divorce by their parents.” The award-winning author takes a close look at this painful topic from a child’s perspective in his young adult novel The Squeaky Wheel. To hear the author read an excerpt from this book simply click on the hyper-links here in this post or look to the right to find the Authors Read radio show. *Airs live at 9 AM Pacific & will be archived for anyone to listen to, at anytime, for years to come.

-- Positive Eco-News --

Interested in controlling the heat in your building, saving money & reducing your impact on the planet? Check out these great tips:

Ecobank Aichi, a Japanese non-profit organization (NPO) based in the city of Ichinomiya in Aichi Prefecture, has published a booklet entitled "Green Curtains: A Teaching Manual" for elementary and junior high schools. The NPO started distributing copies of the booklet in May 2008, free of charge to schools within the city, and will send it across the nation upon request. The organization intends to promote environmental education through the project to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and to ease the summer heat using "green curtains" formed by climbing plants covering the walls and windows of buildings.

Alternatively, awnings can provide control over the weather and therefore provide protection from rain, glare or sun on decks, exterior walls and also for indoor furnishings. However, because of their ability to provide 98% protection against armful UVA & UVB rays they also reduce air conditioning costs and provide a healthier environment for your employees, family and pets. Because they are retractable, one can control the environment according to seasonal needs. This is a wonderful option that every home and business should consider.

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