Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Wednesday Wag Out!

Recycled Glass Wasp Catcher

I need to order a bunch of these because we have at least 4 wasp nests in our yard. I don't want to use any chemicals to get rid of them, so this catcher is perfect because it just uses sugar water. It will also catch yellow jackets which we don't have that I'm aware of.

Mom likes this because it's made from recycled glass. She also likes the colors, so I think she is going to order all three. You'll soon see these hanging in our yard, so if you want to me like me, head on over to http://www.gaiam.com/ to get some for your yard.

GreenWashBall

This little guy claims to be the greenest way to wash clothes without using detergent. Most detergents are full of chemicals, so unless you are using a 'green' detergent, you are wearing a lot of chemicals right now. That's not good for you nor for the environment

With just one GreenWashBall, you can wash a load of laundry a day for three years. That's over 1,000 washes. That's like saving 25 bottles of laundry soap. Yikes!

According to their website, the GreenWashBall is antibacterial, hypo-allergenic, leaves clothes smelling fresh and it softens your fabric without any harmful chemicals. That's awesome! It's composed of natural ceramics contained in a plastic non-toxic sphere for washing purposes without chemical detergent. The friction of the ceramics in the GreenWash Ball and the water in the washer cause the pH level to rise which unlocks the stains. GreenWashBall can remove chemical, grease and organic stains in just one cycle. How cool is that? It can be used in all types of washing machines, so you just place it in with your laundry and it does its magic.

Lots of people swear by this little green ball, so Mom is going to try it out. No more laundry detergent means no more plastic bottles either, so not only will your laundry be clean, you'll be saving money and helping the planet. Yeah! Get yours today and start 'greening' your laundry at http://www.improvementscatalog.com/.

Soda Bottle Bird Feeder

Mom always says that we can never have enough bird feeders. The birds don't bother me and Idon't bother them. They aren't afraid of little ole me because they know I won't hurt them, so sometimes they don't even fly away when I go out in the yard.

Even though we have several bird feeders in our yard, this one is different and because it recycles (maybe upcycles?) an everyday household item, Mom loves it.

The cast zinc adaptor converts any plastic two-litter bottle into a bird feeder. It's even squirrel-proof which is good for us because we have lots of squirrels. I hope it's chipmunk-proof too because they are always raiding the bird feeders. This great little product is also made in the U.S.A. so I give it two paws up.

This would make a great gift for you or for a fellow birder. The cold weather is just around the corner, so check out this cool feeder at www.dwr.com.

8 comments:

Salinger The Pug said...

WOW...great info as usual dude!

Ok...we want the report on mom's magic green ball thing for laundry. My mom is skeptical and would really miss that whole "April Fresh" thing...but might be willing to give it a shot depending on the report.

Happy Hump Day dude!!!

Love,
S-Dog

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

All this news is so wonderful!
xoxoxo
tweedles

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi stubby!
you always find the coolest things!

thank youfor sharing them!

The Great Rock Eater said...

The momma will definitely need a status report from your momma on how well the greenball works. We will definitely look into getting one if your momma says it's good to go!

Stubby said...

Hey Salinger! Mom is skeptical about the green ball too, but I've convinced her to try it. I'll report on the results after we give it a chance.

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Tweedles! I love finding cool products for Wednesday. I have so much fun uncovering 'green' things.

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Melissa & Emmitt! These items are cool aren't they? I'm always amazed at the cool stuff I find. I'm glad you guys like reading about ways to 'green' your life.

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Hi Lilo! I think the green ball will work just fine and that Mom will love it. All the money she saves by not buying laundry detergent can be used to buy treats for me. That's a great trade-off, don't you think?

Stubby xoxo