Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 1:54 PM EDT2014-04-19 17:54:24 GMT
Hattiesburg residents took part in a refresher class today to be sure they are ready to assist local first-responders in many different types of emergencies. The class included intensive training for theMore >>
Hattiesburg residents took part in a refresher class today to be sure they are ready to assist local first-responders in many different types of emergencies.
Friday, April 18 2014 1:38 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:38:37 GMT
This is a news release from Attorney General Jim Hood's Office A Pearl River County resident has been sentenced to prison for fondling a vulnerable person, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today. BrandonMore >>
A Pearl River County resident has been sentenced to prison for fondling a vulnerable person, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.More >>
Friday, April 18 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-04-18 22:23:56 GMT
The BancorpSouth Rebel Road Trip made it's 10th of 11 pits stops this morning in Hattiesburg at the Canebrake Country Club. The third annual tour is part of the university's effort to connect with alumniMore >>
The BancorpSouth Rebel Road Trip made it's 10th of 11 pits stops this morning in Hattiesburg at the Canebrake Country Club.More >>
Composting may seem complicated but Deb Martin, co-author of The Complete Compost Gardening Guide, has some tips on using waste wisely.More >>
By Andrea Kasprzak
On the sustainable-savvy scale, I'd rank myself fairly high. I recycle my empty bottles, love shopping vintage, and eat a plant-based diet -- locally whenever possible, of course. But, even the greenest of us flub up occasionally.
In efforts to rectify my most major eco blunders, I turned to conservation expert Sara Snow for advice. Try these easy eco-changes to solve your green problems:
Mistake: Leaving the heat on when I go out of town.
Solution: Get a programmable thermostat and set it as soon as you think about it -- even days ahead of your departure date. Programmable thermostats aren't just designed for daily living; they can also help when you're heading off for a family vacation or a regular business trip. No need to heat an empty house!
Mistake: Forgetting to turn off my electronics -- especially my laptop.
Solution: Plug all your gadgets and appliances into power strips and then spend a few minutes before bed turning them all off. This is an easy habit to get in to, and it means everything from your TV to your computer will be off for the night.
Mistake: Choosing roundabout flights because they're cheaper.
Solution: The most eco-friendly way to fly is on a full aircraft -- not private -- with the least number of layovers possible. Taking off and landing use the most fuel, so avoid unnecessary carbon emissions -- and another chance for lost luggage -- by flying direct.
Mistake: Running the shower while it gets hot.
Solution: Turn the hot water on as you step into the shower, then stand out of the way of the cold stream while it gets hot. I guarantee you'll be under the showerhead the minute it hits lukewarm! Another option: Keep a small bucket in your bathroom and place it under the showerhead while the water runs and heats up, then use that runoff to water your plants.
Andrea Kasprzak is a full-time freelance writer. Her work has appeared in Allure, Men's Journal, Teen Vogue, SELF and Pregnancy, among other publications.
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