Fire Jumper

Fire Jumper
Roger Wright

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Smart Strip!

The Smart Strip Surge Protector is designed for use with computer systems, entertainment systems, and workshops. It saves up to 73% on the energy used by your household electronics and pays for itself in two months. The average computer system uses 260 watts per hour just sitting idle, while a computer with a Smart Strip in the sleep mode uses less than 25 watts. The Smart Strip prevents your peripherals from drawing an idle current when not in use; it uses zero watts when off and 1 watt when fully energized. Just plug your computer or TV into the blue CONTROL outlet. Plug your fax, cable box, or satellite receiver into the red CONSTANT HOT outlets. And plug everything else you want to save energy into the white SWITCHED outlets. An Energy Star study determined that if every home office replaced just their computer equipment with Energy Star labeled equipment, it would save 219 billion pounds of greenhouse gases. This Smart Strip has patented circuitry that monitors the current flow through through the specifically color-coded outlets and determines if a particular device is on, off, or in sleep mode. The Smart Strip will then automatically switch off everything in the white "Automatically Switched" outlets while leaving everything in the red "Constant Hot" outlets alone. Comes with a 6' heavy-duty power cord. The 7 Outlet Smart Surge Protector with energy-saving electronics measures 14" in length x 2" wide and features: 1 control outlet, 2 constant hot outlets, 1 switched transformer, and 4 total switched outlets. The 10 Outlet Smart Surge Protector with energy-saving electronics measures 14" in length x 4" wide (pictured here) and features: 1 control outlet - always hot, 3 total constant hot (1 transformer constant hot), 6 total switched outlets (3 switched transformer outlets). Choose either the 7 Outlet or 10 Outlet Smart Power Strip.

Eco Emergency Gear!

Eco Emergency Gear:

Are you ready 24/7 for a 911?

Here's the 411 on emergency planning for your family: Outfit your home with battery-free eco safety gear and chill a little knowing you're prepped. 10-4?

The Benefits: 
  • Eighty-sixing batteries. Noxious metals in tossed batteries (only a fraction get recycled) can leach through landfill liners into groundwater - these gadgets don't need batteries.
  • Counting on renewable energy. Hand-cranked flashlights, radios, and water filters are your best bet in an emergency. Some run on solar power too for extended use.
  • Figuring in kids. These tools are lightweight, uncomplicated, and easily operated by smaller hands.

Wanna Try: 
  • EyeMax LED Radio - solar- and hand-crank-powered AM/FM radio; 1 minute of cranking = 60 minutes radio time; plus built-in LED flashlight; runs for 25 hours fully charged ($54).
  • Berkey Water Bottle - BPA-free water bottle with built-in filter gets rid of sediment, chems, and dangerous bacteria from available water sources ($28).
  • Dynamo Illuminator Flashlight - windup flashlight with three LED bulbs; 1 minute of cranking = 60 minutes of bright light ($13).
  • American Red Cross Safety Tube - small, simple emergency kit to stash anywhere (car, bag, etc.); contains dust mask, light stick, pealess whistle (no little ball inside), and water packet ($5).
  • Ready Kids - Homeland Security Department's emergency readiness site for kids, includes work sheets for gathering emergency supplies and developing an emergency plan.

Green Lovin' Toddlers


Kids love to be involved in all things BIG, so why not recruit them to help the planet!? Start young and you can help to create an human being that will make environmentally correct decisions as second nature-- or hopefully first nature!

Be A Model:
Being green takes effort. For already overwhelmed parents the extra work might not be welcomed, but you are setting the example! Without your example your children might not understand what a gift our planet is to us. Even worse, you are not ensuring your grandchildren and great grandchildren, and great- great- great relatives a healthy planet of their own to live in.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle As A RULE:
Sorting is a big milestone in children's development. A great way to help encourage categorizing and sorting: plastic... paper... metal... trash! Get bins and let your toddler slam dunk those water bottles, newspapers, milk cartons, glass jars, and more!
Turn that old toilet paper roll into a rainstick!
Make paper hats from newspapers!
Check out this cool toy made from a tissue box!
Self explanatory, teach your toddlers not to be wasteful. The less we take from the environment, the more it will HAVE to give BACK. Use reusable water bottles and lunch bags, ditch ziplocks and get containers for trips! Use reusable bags when you go shopping or take old bags with you to the grocery store! With a little planning you can really make a difference!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Cooking Tips From Roger!

1. Adding red wine to organic ground beef makes delicious burgers!

2. For the ultimate salsa: first roast tomatoes, garlic, and peppers in the broiler. Then puree with cilantro, salt, and olive oil.

3. Raw sweet potatoes, when sliced matchstick thin, can provide a colorful and crunchy addition to your salads!

4. For an alternative leafy salad green: de-spine any chard, chop, and serve!

5. Cumin, paprika, and turmeric is a basic curry mixture. For gram marsala just add cinnamon. These combos are good for about anything!

6. Beet and Sweet Potato Recipe:
        -Steam beets and sweet potatoes 
        -Cut into cubes
        -Add red wine vinegar, salt, pepper, and olive oil
        -Add parsley or pineapple as alternatives!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


What made me switch from disposables? Not only are GDiapers totally adorable and super easy to use, the environmental and health benefits are legion! The final factor that made me kick the habit? This, 

"In boys, the scrotal sac is marvelously designed to maintain the testicles within a narrow temperature range. When an undescended testicle is left untreated (especially beyond a year), its higher temperature causes an increasing risk down the road of infertility and testicular cancer. HERE IS THE NEWS: disposable, plastic-lined diapers keep testicles hotter than core body temperature (as much as 1.8 degrees F' higher than testicles in cloth diapers!! The October 2000 issue of Archives or Disease in Childhood speculates that perhaps the significant rise in male infertility over the last 25 years, is due to the widespread use of diapers than keep kids too warm!"

-Alan Greene MD

According to the Journal of Pediatrics, 54% of one-month old babies using disposable diapers had rashes, 16% having severe rashes. A study done by a disposable diaper company (a BIG one) shows that the incidence of diaper rash increased form 7.1% to 61% with the increased use of throwaway disposable diapers!!!

Some additional concerns about disposable diapers have been about dyes, sodium polyacrylate (the super absorbent gel), and dioxin, which is a by-product of bleaching paper. Sodium polyacrylate has been linked in the past to toxic shock syndrome, allergic reactions and is very harmful and potentially lethal to pets. Some dyes and dioxin according to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) is known to cause damage to the central nervous system, kidneys, and liver. The (FDA) Food & Drug Administration has received reports that fragrances in disposables caused headaches, dizziness and rashes. Problems reported to the Consumer Protection Agency regarding disposables include, chemical burns, noxious chemical and insecticide odors, babies pulling disposables apart and putting pieces of plastic into their noses and mouth, choking on tab papers and linings, plastic melting onto the skin, and ink staining the skin. Plastic tabs can also tear skin if the diaper is not properly put on the baby.

Are they harder to use? 
What is the cost?

Gdiapers take about a week to get used to if you ever used regular diapers before. I started using them as soon as my second son was born. I had a starter kit just waiting for him to be born! At first I used the gdiapers only during the day because I was so used to the disposables I was able to use them with my eyes closed.... I soon switched over to full time use when my guilt started up, "take one more second and you will help the planet!" I can now do a gdiaper change with one hand, eyes closed, and a toddler screaming in my ear!! 

The cost is similar to the good disposable diapers and if you are interested CONTACT ME for some MONEY SAVING COUPONS!!! If you hurry, you can purchase gdiapers inserts at and save 25% as long as you visit before the end of the month, choose subscribe and save to get 15% off (you can cancel this at anytime with a click of your mouse in "my account" tab) and then use code: GRNBB4O9 to save an extra 10%

Still not convinced?

Eighty percent of the diaperings in this nation are done with disposables. That comes to 18 BILLION diapers a year. Each one has an outer layer of waterproof polypropylene and an inner layer of fluff made from wood pulp plus super-slurper sodium polyacrylate that can hold a hundred times its weight in water.

Those 18 billion diapers add up to 82,000 tons of plastic a year and 1.3 million tons of wood pulp -- 250,000 trees. After a few hours of active service these materials are trucked away, primarily to landfills, where they sit, neatly wrapped packages of excrement, entombed undegraded for several hundred years.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Organics Delivery Co-op

I have publicized my love for Door To Door Organics countless times. We have been using them for all our produce and coffee beans for the last two years. Several months ago we began a co-op: When 4 or more people have their boxes delivered to one address, everyone saves money! Even if you are not part of the coop, I HIGHLY recommend their service! 

If you want to be part of the co-op and enjoy the discount, you just have to put my address for the
 shipping address. You can choose from many different sized boxes as well as how frequently you would like to order. In addition if you are having trouble with 
the pick up, as long as you are local, we are willing to help by delivering it to your home. 

New Prices:

Bitty- 23.00
Small / Fruit or Veggie- 33.00
Medium- 39.00
Large- 53.00
Original Prices:

Bitty Box - $39.00 
Small Fruit or Veggie Box - $39.00  Medium Box - $46.00 
Large Box - $61.00

I will let you know when your delivery arrives (each Tuesday) by phone.

Your Name Here
268 Amherst Street
2nd Side Door
Brooklyn, NY 11235

If I have yet to convince you,
please read the TOP TEN REASONS to go Organic!


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