Aran Seaman

Aran Seaman

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543 weeks ago @ Blog - Eartheasy.com S... - Lumens are the New Watts · 0 replies · +2 points

Interesting! Kind of that "If it ain't broke don't fix it mentality" that keeps us in the energy stone age. Energy efficiency is the only way we will break free of the oil economy that is destroying our environment.

562 weeks ago @ OMNINOGGIN - Using jQuery to Easily... · 0 replies · +1 points

I have installed this and it does not seem to work. I should be able to see the “rel=”nofollow” appearing on the links of the intense debate commenter’s profiles, right?

eartheasy.com/blog

563 weeks ago @ Blog - Eartheasy.com S... - The Top 10 Plants for ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Hi Dave,
Great questions and valid concerns. I have updated the article to properly reference Dr. Wolverton's book, as opposed to just linking to it as we were. We did not want this article to go too in depth into all of the details of the study, as these are contained within Dr. Wolverton's book.

Regarding the book - it has been in print since 1997, so this is not a hype piece for a book launch or anything :) We offered a link to his latest book as we thought people may be interested in it.

Dr. Wolverton's book is the primary source, and the reports are not easy to link to as they are within a Nasa database, and are very large PDFs. If you go to Dr. Wolverton's website you can find more information on this study, along with some pictures and contact information if you would like to ask him any specific questions as to the validity of the study: http://www.wolvertonenvironmental.com/air.htm

Thanks for keeping us on our toes! We will try to better reference our articles in the future.

Cheers,
-Aran

578 weeks ago @ Blog - Eartheasy.com S... - Cancer-causing chemica... · 0 replies · +1 points

EWG provides a list of reverse osmosis water filters certified to remove hexavalent chromium and available for purchase on Amazon:
http://www.ewg.org/tap-water/getawaterfilter?technology=Reverse+Osmosis/Carbon

578 weeks ago @ Blog - Eartheasy.com S... - Cancer-causing chemica... · 0 replies · +1 points

Hi Liberty,

If your tap water contains high levels, your best bet is to install a reverse osmosis water filter certified to remove this contaminant. Reverse osmosis filters, especially when combined with superior carbon filter technology, are best for ridding tap water of the largest number of contaminants possible. EWG provides a list of reverse osmosis water filters certified to remove hexavalent chromium and available for purchase on Amazon:
http://www.ewg.org/tap-water/getawaterfilter?technology=Reverse+Osmosis/Carbon

600 weeks ago @ Blog - Eartheasy.com S... - Healthy cookware · 0 replies · 0 points

Really happy to announce we just found a great line of healthy cookware to carry in our store. It took us a long time to find a company we felt good about supporting, but from all our research Fagor America is really top notch.

Their company's mission is "to use resources efficiently to preserve the environment and save energy, developing highly efficient products that consume less and save money; contributing to a healthy planet for us and our future generations."

They make a great product, and we are really happy with what they are offering. Check their cookware out here: http://eartheasy.com/green-home/green-kitchen

612 weeks ago @ Blog - Eartheasy.com S... - Can 'buying green' sav... · 0 replies · +2 points

Great points here.

Identifying consumerism as a major part of the problem is very important. We need to become more intelligent, responsible consumers, who buy less trendy junk and more high quality, long lasting products. The 'replace-your-wardrobe-every-season' mentality fuels a wasteful society.

I think it's important to value our "stuff" more: buying less and appreciating what we have.

The Story of Stuff, addresses this well:http://www.storyofstuff.com/

621 weeks ago @ IntenseDebate Blog - Moderation Whitelist a... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks for the reply - great to know there may be an option for this in the future.

It's amazing how many innocuous comments I am finding on my blog that actually link to malicious websites.

I am just interested in protecting my users.

Cheers

622 weeks ago @ Blog - Eartheasy.com S... - The Top 10 Plants for ... · 0 replies · +3 points

Here is a good TED talk on the subject as well: http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/kamal_meattle_on_how_to_grow_your_own_fresh_air.html

622 weeks ago @ Blog - Eartheasy.com S... - The Top 10 Plants for ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Just for reference (there are some critics out there saying this is an "advertorial", because it's not linked to the study)

The study and reports were published on NASA's website, but the links no longer work. You can see where they were linked from on this page: http://www.ssc.nasa.gov/environmental/docforms/water_research/water_research.html (search for "foliage" to find the reports).

All of the information regarding this study can be found in Dr BC Wolverton's book, which you can purchase here if you like: http://www.amazon.com/How-Grow-Fresh-Air-Plants/dp/0140262431/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1266200372&sr=8-1