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Happy International Tiger Day

International Tiger Day

July 29th is International Tiger Day, which was created to bring worldwide attention to the plight of the world’s wild tigers. The goal of International Tiger Day is to bring awareness and build support for tigeInternational Tiger Dayr conservation and habitat protection efforts.

The world’s tigers need you! Tigers are the world’s largest living cat species and as of today, tigers can only be found in South/Southeast Asia, China, and the Far East in Russia. This is a much smaller habitat than tigers are used too. Historically, tigers have spread throughout Turkey, South/Southeast Asia and throughout the eastern shores of Asia.

At the beginning of 1900’s, there were an estimated 100,000 tigers living in the wild. In 2013 there were around 3,274 living in the wild, versus the 3,000 estimated to be living in the wild today. In fact, there are currently more tigers living in captivity than there are in the wild.

Sadly, we’ve seen the extinction of three different tiger species in the past 1International Tiger Day00 years. The Bali Tiger went extinct in 1937 and the Caspian and Javan Tigers have both been extinct since the 70’s. The remaining tiger species will soon join them in extinction if action is not taken now.

So, how can you help? There are a few ways you can help the world’s tigers. The simplest way is to
help spread International Tiger Day awareness online. Use your social media accounts to:

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Or, you can go to worldwildlife.org and make a small donation and “adopt” a tiger or support habitat protection.

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Extreme Summer Heat 101: How to Stay Safe and Cool

The extreme summer heat that we have been experiencing lately can be as dangerous as it is uncomfortable. Since the heat will be with us for the foreseeable future, here are some helpful tips to help keep you and your family safe and cool, until the temperatures cool down. 

1. Stay hydrated

I’m subottles-774466_640re you’ve heard how important it is to stay hydrated during the summer, but this point can’t be stressed enough. Being well hydrated is your best defense when a heat advisory is issued.

Keep a bottle of water on you at all times. Even if you’re not spending a lot of time outside or exposed to the summer sun much. You can be surprised how much the heat can affect you, even when you’re simply walking from your car to your home, work, school, grocery store, etc.

Drink water throughout the day, even if you don’t feel thirsty. You’ll notice a real difference in your energy level and mood if you force yourself to stay hydrated.

2. Ditch the soda

Drinks like soda and alcohol will NOT help you hydrate. These liquids can have the opposite effect and can cause dehydration.

So, when a heat advisory goes into effect, put down that can and grab some water!

3. Take a cold shower

By taking cold showers, you’ll improve your blood circulation, and free up more oxygen for the rest of your body. Which can prevent your blood pressure from getting too high.shower-653671_640

Additionally, cold showers will not only cool down your core body temperature, but they can improve your mood. You’ll be surprised the boost of energy you’ll get after a cold shower and how great you’ll feel.

When the weather heats up outside, try taking at least two cold showers a day (if you have time for more, by all means, take more). You’ll love how great you feel after each shower.

4. Eat your veggies

Overly processed and heavy foods will aid the summer heat with its attack on your health. Try subbing in fresh fruits and vegetables when it heats up.

Fruits and veggies are not only lighter and won’t “weigh” you down in the summer like processed foods, but they’re also packed full of healthy vitamins and nutrients you need. Plus, they contain water, which as discussed before, you need a lot of.

Fill up on watermelowatermelon-846357_640ns, cucumbers, berries, squash, tomatoes, etc. and witness how much better you’ll feel.

5. Some other quick tips

Don’t over do your workout, you may think the summer heat is aiding your weight loss, but if you over do it, you can do some serious damage to your body. Which might mean you’ll have to take an extended break from the gym, in order to recover.

Wear light, breathable fabrics. Cotton is a good choice.

Avoid a lot of time in the sun. I know it’s summer and you want to enjoy the great outdoors, just do so carefully!

If you do go outdoors, remember the sunscreen and try to incorporate water activities as much as possible!heat

Enjoy the rest of your summer and remember to stay safe!

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How to Save Money on Your Outdoor Water Usage

Things are heating up and you’re likely using more water outdoors, desperately trying to keep your garden alive and on outdoor water activities to stay cool. All of this extra water usage has you’re monthly water bill on the rise, which is extremely frustrating. Just think of all of the things that you could be spending that water money on. Like a fun date night or putting it towards your family vacation or a big purchase you’ve been saving up for.

Well, not to worry. There are some easy steps you can take to cut back on your outdoorush-780859_640r water usage this summer, and help save money on your monthly water bill.

1. Let the rain do your work, for you.

There certainly hasn’t been a lack of rain fall lately, and with more rain in the forecast, you might as well put all of that fallen water to work for you. Try collecting as much rain water as you can. Large barrels and clean-ish trash cans are great for collecting rain water. Since it probably won’t rain every day. You’ll still need to water your gardens/ lawn, to keep them alive during the extremely hot days, yet to come.

By having a stock pile of rain water, you can avoid using your garden hose, as much, this summer. Saving you big bucks on your water bill each month, by feeding your plants that free rain water.

2. Invest in some quality mulch.

Mulching your garden is another great way to conserve on your outdoor water usage. Mulch is a natural way to hold moisture in your plants and it will help keep them from drying out. Which means, your plants will require less water throughout the summer months.

3. When you do have to water, do it in the evening.

At some point this summer, you will need to water your garden to keep it thriving. The key is to water at the most optimal times, so you can get the most value for your money. Try watering your plants later in the evening or after dark.

Waiting until these later hours will help prevent the moisture from evaporating as quickly. Additionally, watering during the day can cause some serious damage to plants and most of the water won’t even make it to the roots, before it to dries up.

4. Try to curb the water play.

LetIMG_0027‘s face it, the best part of summer for most kids (and some adults) is playing outside in the water. Swimming pools, water balloons and sprinklers are some of the best benefits of all of this unbearable heat.

The good news is that, you and your family can still enjoy the waterworks, without sending your monthly bill through the roof. Try only filling kiddie pools halfway, instead of to the brim, most of that water will just splash out anyway. If you’re using sprinklers, try running the hose on a lower setting versus having it going at full blast.

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Keeping Your Energy Bill Low, When Temperatures Rise

Spring is here and summer will not be far behind and that means temperatures will be on the rise and so will your energy bill. Keeping cool during the warmer months can really drain your wallet, but luckily for you, there are ways to cut your energy costs this coming summer.clouds-429228_640

Check out these simple money saving tips, meant to keep your bank account full and your home cool.

1. Keep the Sun Out

You would be surprised by the amount of energy you can save by simply keeping your curtains closed during sunny, hot summer days. The summer sun, pouring into your home, will really heat things up, causing your air conditioner to run longehttps://pixabay.com/en/bedroom-bed-room-home-interior-690129/r and more often to combat the extra heat. By keeping your curtains and blinds closed during the sunniest/hottest parts of the day, you’ll be able to conserve more energy and save major bucks on your energy bill.

2. Adjust the Thermostat

Did you know that if you adjust your thermostat by just three degrees you can save an average of $100 each year? So, if your thermostat is set at 67 degrees, for example, try turning it up to 70 degrees and start counting the money you are saving on your energy bill.

3. Stop the Leaks!

Check around your windows and outer doors for small cracks or potential air leaks. The cool air from your AC can seep out through these leaks. Which will cause your air conditioner to run longer and more often to keep up. By making sure your doors and windows are closed tight and any leaks are sealed off, you will be able to keep the cold air inside longer and provide your air conditioner with some much-needed rest.

4. Filter it Out

You will save big on energy costs by keeping your AC’s filter cleaned and changing it regularly. A clean filter means your air conditioner will run smoother and will not burn more energy than needed to cool your home.

5. Dinner After Dark

Try only using your oven after the sun sets, or at least wait until the evening hours when it is cooler outside. Your oven will pour extra heat into your kitchen and home, which again, will cause your AC to work overtime to keep your home comfortable, sending your energy bill through the roof. By limiting the use of your oven or waiting until the cooler hours to cook, you will be able to save yourself some real money on your energy bill.burger-783551_640

6. Cook Outdoors

If you do not want to wait until after the sunsets to cook, you can simply take your cooking outdoors. Cooking outside on a grill will keep the heat outside where it belongs. Plus, who does not love grilling outside when the weather is warm?

7. Close Off Unused Rooms

If no one is using a room, close the doors, and if a room is not going to be used for several hours, close the vents. Your AC will not have to work as hard to cool your home and you won’t be throwing money away to cool a room no one is using.

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Keeping Your Cool this 4th of July

This weekend we celebrate Independence Day with cookouts, fairs, parades, fireworks and much more. All of this 4th of July fun will have you out and about in the July heat  and it’s important for you to keep cool during this weekend’s festivities. Here are some helpful tips to ensure you don’t get overheated this weekend.

1. Stay Hydrated

Carry water with you everywhere you go. Dehydration can ruin all of your 4th of July fun, drinking lots of water will keep you going this weekend.

2. Hit the Faucettapwater

Every couple of hours find the nearest faucet and run your wrist under the cool water. Doing this will help you keep your core body temperature under control. There is a main vein runs close to the surface of the skin on your wrist. Running cool water over this vein will help cool your blood, dropping your core body temperature.

3. Cool Down Your Sunscreen

Stick your sunscreen in the fridge or in your cooler. The lotion will get nice and cold, which will feel great to apply over your hot skin to help lower your core body temperature. Also, try applying cold lotion to the bottom of your feet, it will feel amazing and help cool you down.

4. Incorporate Water Activities

Besides adding a lot of fun to your 4th of July festivities, water activities are a great way to cool down in the summer heat. Hook up a sprinkler to your hose and runIMG_0027 through the water. Fill a pool (even if it’s just a small one) and splash around. Load up on water balloons and squirt guns. Just make sure there’s lots of water to play in!

5. Take A Break

Don’t get so caught up in all of the 4th of July fun and forget to give yourself a break. Head indoors to enjoy some air conditioning every few hours. The cool air from your AC will feel amazing on your skin and help refresh you.

6. Make Sure Everything is in Working Order

Double check that your sprinklers are working, your hose doesn’t have a hole, your AC has enough Freon, your faucets are running properly and your pipes are free of clogs, before the holiday gets here. You don’t want to be in the middle of your BBQ and discover that your AC just gave out on you or your water supply isn’t flowing like it’s supposed to.

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