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10 Things You Can Do to Take Action Against Climate Change

From the Take Action section of the website

Want to do something to help slow global climate change? Here are 10 simple things you can do and how much carbon dioxide you'll save doing them.

Change a light Replacing one regular light bulb with a compact fluorescent light bulb will save 150 pounds of carbon dioxide a year.

Drive Less Walk, bike, carpool or take mass transit more often. You'll save one pound of carbon dioxide for every mile you don't drive!

Recycle more You can save 2,400 pounds of carbon dioxide per year by recycling just half of your household waste.

Check your tires Keeping your tires inflated properly can improve gas mileage by more than 3%. Every gallon of gasoline saved keeps 20 pounds of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere!

Use less hot water It takes a lot of energy to heat water. Use less hot water by installing a low flow showerhead (350 pounds of CO2 saved per year) and washing your clothes in cold or warm water (500 pounds saved per year).

Avoid products with a lot of packaging You can save 1,200 pounds of carbon dioxide if you cut down your garbage by 10%.

Adjust your thermostat Move your thermostat down just 2 degrees in winter and up 2 degrees in summer. You could save about 2,000 pounds of carbon dioxide a year with this simple adjustment.

Plant a tree A single tree will absorb one ton of carbon dioxide over its lifetime.

Turn off electronic devices Simply turning off your television, DVD player, stereo, and computer when you're not using them will save you thousands of pounds of carbon dioxide a year.

Spread the word! Tell everyone you know about these simple ways to Take Action!


Favorite Quotes

"I was born upon thy banks, river/ My blood flows in thy stream/ And thou meanderest forever/ At the bottom of my dream" -H.D.Thoreau.

"...Man, who even now finds scarce breathing room on this vast globe, cannot retire from the Old World to some yet undiscovered continent, and wait for the slow action of such causes to replace, by a new creation, the Eden he has wasted".
-George Perkins Marsh (1864)

"In wilderness is the preservation of the world."- H.D. Thoreau

"The conservation movement is a breeding ground of Communists and other subversives. We intend to clean them out, even if it means rounding up every bird watcher in the country." -John Mitchell, US Attorney General (1969-72)

"Proud to be a subversive bird watcher!" -StitchinKat

"Those who give up essential liberties for temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

The Life of Kat

imageMarried 20+ years, 1 DD age 19 in 2013, stitcher for 30+ years, BA in Anthropology, Masters in Library Science. image
Family includes 4 cats and one dog. In addition, I'm an unrequited horse-crazy girl who never grew up, and still wishes for a horse of my own! My main hobby is stitching (of course!). I stitch on a rotation, love designs by Teresa Wentzler, Crossed Wing, and Chatelaine, and like making quilts on occasion. I also love reading, chocolate, and hanging out with DH and DD and the pets. I volunteer with a local environmental group, and have been known to do a little subversive bird watching!

I also follow Duke sports, especially basketball, & Carolina Hurricanes hockey, Stanley Cup champs for 2006! Go 'Canes! image

Most of my free time I am stitching away.....image check my Pawprints Blog for the latest Happy Dance! image
If you want to contact me directly please remove the spaces here....khoover @

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Payment by PayPal, shipping to USA and Canada included, ask for info if you are outside those areas. Email me at [email protected] for more info.

Most items are new in package and never used except where noted.

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Teresa Wentzler's Castle Conversion

Fabric is Sugar Maple's Tumult, no longer available.

Castle Gold Dragon Conversion 
I used mostly what I had on hand or easily found. I only changed the dragon colors, nothing else. The chart symbol or description is on the left, the thread I used on the right. 

4......Rainbow Gallery Sparkle Braid SK01 (1 strand) 
3......Rainbow Gallery Sparkle Braid SK02 (1 strand) will need 2 cards 
2......Rainbow Gallery Sparkle Braid SK03 (1 strand) will need 2 cards 
1......DMC Precious Metals Effects E168 (2 strands) 
V.....DMC Metallic White 5272 (2 strands) 
6......Kreinik #4 Braid 102 (1 strand) 
7......Kreinik #4 Braid 002V (1 strand) 
8......Kreinik #4 Braid 150V (1 strand) 
9......Kreinik #4 Braid 152V (1 strand) 
s......DMC Metallic 5279 (2 strands) 
r......DMC Antique Effects E898 (2 strands) 
cursive e....DMC Metallic 5279 (2 strands) this is the edges of large wing 
z......DMC Metallic White 5272 (2 strands) 
%....DMC Pearlescent Effects E746 (2 strands) 
w.....DMC Pearlescent Effects E746 (2 strands) 
dot in circle....DMC Metallic White 5272 (2 strands) 
triangle point up....DMC Pearlescent Effects E746 (2 strands) for eye use Kreinik #4 Braid 152V 
#......DMC Pearlescent Effects E746 (1 strand) with Kreinik BF095 (2 strands) 
backstitching on dragon only.....regular DMC 3371 (1 strand) 
eye....Kreinik #4 Braid 152V (1 strand) 
eye backstitch....DMC Metallic White 5272 (1 strand) 
nostril....Kreinik #4 Braid 150V (1 strand) 

for these symbols I did not change the floss only added metallics 
\ .....DMC 676 plus Glissen Gloss BF 406 (2 strands each) 
- .....DMC 677 plus Kreinik #4 191 (2 plus 1 strands) 
x .....DMC 729 plus Glissen Gloss BF 407 (2 strands each) 
upside down U.....DMC 3045 plus Rainbow Gallery Nordic Gold ND2 (2 plus 1 strands) 
If you are stitching on a smaller count fabric, you may want to only use one strand of the floss with the metallic.

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