Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Fast and free: Ingrid Callot's summertime energy-saving tips

I am Ingrid Callot, better known as the reigning queen of recycling, reusing, and reducing in my neighborhood and on the blogosphere. Today, I’d like to talk about energy-saving for summer.

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As you look forward to spending breezy warm days and great summer nights, higher bills are expected, but are not welcome. Whether you use an air conditioning unit and such cooling appliances more often than usual or consume more water to cool down body temperature, there are saving tips that can help you reduce and energy cost and consumption. They are Earth-friendly as well. So before setting that air conditioning into full speed, consider these Ingrid Callot tips, so that at the end of the season, your pockets will thank you in return:

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• Buy an automatic thermostat, if you haven’t yet. A programmable thermostat can turn on and off at certain temperatures. It automatically kicks in when it detects warmer temperatures and shuts off when it senses cooler temperatures. At the same time, it turns off when you are away and runs on when you are around.

• Replace your current incandescent bulbs with more efficient ones, like compact fluorescent bulbs or LED. They consume less energy yet they are brighter and they last longer.

• When you leave your home empty during the day, keep your curtains down or closed to keep the rays of the sun from entering your interiors. This makes way for cooler air, allowing your air conditioning system to work less hard at nighttime.

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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Ingrid Callot's smart tips for a non-toxic summer living

Hi. It’s me Ingrid Callot, happy to be at your service once again. Ever since I pledged to a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle, I’ve been making it a point to learn and share to all of you. It is my way of doing a good turn on a regular basis. Today, I’ll be talking about how to have a non-toxic summer.

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We have been told, time and again, that certain ingredients are dangerous to the health. We’ve also been told what to do with and how to lessen the impact of certain dangers. I know, it gets puzzling, intimidating, and stressful, all at the same time. However, I believe that most Ingrid Callot blog followers would agree with me when I say that it doesn’t have to be confusing or complicated. For having non-toxic living, especially in the hot days, is all about taking small steps and finding what’s important for you and your beloved family. Here are some practical tips to help you make healthier choices:

1. Say “bye-bye” to mosquito bites the natural and chemical-free way. Instead of using expensive mosquito repellent lotion, use the summer wind to ward off those pesky insects. The New York Times says that wind is an effective weapon to repel mosquitoes with.

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2. Cool down but save on bills. Summer means more time, energy, and money spent to keep you cool. To lessen consumption and expenses, program your thermostat to have it working with varied temperatures, kicking in at hot temperatures and turning off at lower ones. Closing the windows and doors during the day and opening them at night help in the cooling and ventilation processes as well. This is also a great way to improve indoor air quality.

3. Recycle and reuse. I can’t emphasize enough the benefits of these two. On going to picnics, use glass bottles instead of plastic containers. In shopping, bring your own cloth bag. On selling and buying, consider second-hand items and flea markets.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Ingrid Callot: All hail the women at the Olympics!

As a steward of healthy living, I, Ingrid Callot, am fascinated by women who excel in sports, much more by those who make it in the Olympics! Over the years, the Olympics have been flocked into by young, beautiful, and accomplished women in their respective sporting events. Here are some of them:

1. Stephanie Rice. This 23 year-old Australian swimmer holds the world record in the 400-meter women's individual medley, and won three gold medals at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. She earned her celebrity status not just because of her skills in the game but also because of her sex appeal.

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2. Jessica Ennis. This stunning heptathlete got famous following her gold medal at the World Championships in 2009 and victory at the European Championships in 2010.

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Together with her husband Roger and son Jacob, Ingrid Callot has made a lifetime commitment of living a greener and healthier lifestyle.

3. Maria Sharapova. This 25-year-old stunner has been decorated with numerous tennis medals, the latest being the Olympics 2012 Silver Medal for Women’s Singles. Maria started hitting tennis balls at the age of four; at six, she participated in an exhibition in Moscow featuring Martina Navratilova. At nine years old, she started her formal training at Nick Bollettieri's Tennis Academy in Florida, USA. Sharapova has received as much attention for her outstanding abilities in tennis as she has for her good looks.

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