B is for Batteries

Powering up all the gadgets in our lives with conventional batteries and then dumping them in landfills creates a toxic mess. Instead, try rechargeables. They are 20% less harmful than tossing out a one-time-use one and if stored properly – you can get a lot more charge out of the battery life.  Read up on how rechargeables are better for us and our world, and tips on how to get a long lasting charge here. Also take a look at wind powered, solar powered or hand crank eco-gadgets coming on the market with great force. If you do use batteries, make sure they are put in the right place when you are done with them.

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find out how and where to recycle batteries in your area, and why throwing them out does more harm than good

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Lisa Borden, champion for change, mom of 3, and owner of Borden Communications believes, “If you aren’t outraged, then you just aren’t paying attention.”. You can follow her on twitter @LisaBorden for rants, raves, inspiration and information.