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Finding Places To Charge Your Car

24 Aug

Do you have an electric car? Did you know that PlugShare is a good resource for finding places to charge. You can also sign up for EVGO and Chargepoint so you can access the fast chargers. If you don’t want to sign up, then you may find charging stations at Walmarts and Dunkin Donuts. However you’ll have to check stores individually because availability varies from location to location. Where do you recommend charging your vehicle?

https://www.plugshare.com/ 

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Where Do You Dispose of a Car Seat?

18 Dec

Do you live in the Cleveland, Ohio area and have an old car seat you need to dispose of? Car seats have expiration dates and they only last a few years. Instead of throwing it out, have you considered recycling it? If so, here are some car seat locations in the Northeast Ohio area.

http://www.injurypreventioncenter.com/programs/car-seat-recycling-location

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Experts Advice at Mosaic Hub

9 May

Do you need business advice? Get advice and recommendations from like-minded peers and seasoned industry experts at Mosaic Hub. Follow the roadmap to success, get advice from experts and discover tools that can help make you better. At this time, the site’s top trending articles are focused on Millennials in Business, Conversion Rate Optimization, How To Build A Value Statement, WordPress Tips and Social Media Governance.

How will you move your business forward? Discover the secrets from industry experts at Mosaic Hub.
http://www.mosaichub.com

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Car Sharing with CityWheels

11 Jul

With today's economy, owning a vehicle is extremely expensive, between gas and car insurance. If you are looking for an alternative to your daily commute, then perhaps you should consider trying car sharing. City Wheels is a club for people who only need a car occasionally and can have convenient access to an entire fleet of cars when they need them. You only pay when you use them.

City Wheels covers the cost of gas, insurance and maintenance. You will need to pay to join the club. However once your approved, you can reserve a car near you, pick it up and you'll be ready to drive.

Wheels when and where you want them.
http://www.mycitywheels.com/

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August is Recycle Your Computer Month

1 Aug

Is that’s time of the year again where you have the opportunity to get rid of that outdated hunk of metal you call your computer and recycle it. Cuyahoga County residents can recycle their unwanted computer equipment at over 40 participating city service departments during this campaign.

Household equipment will be accepted including CPUs, monitors, keyboards, mice, printers, terminals, modems, software, cell phones and accessories, and ink printer cartridges. No televisions or other electronics will be accepted. All equipment collected will be taken to RET3 job corp, a non-profit computer recycling and refurbishing company based in Cleveland.

RET3 has partnered with OneCommunity, a local not-for-profit broadband provider that works to give students technology skills for the workplace and, in turn, drive economic development in the region. OneCommunity Green Computing has a goal of putting 50,000 computers in Northeast Ohio schools over the next five years. Businesses with large amounts of computers to dispose of should contact RET3 job corp. at (216) 361-9991.

For a list of participating cities or additional information about Recycle Your Computer Month, log onto www.cuyahogaswd.org/residents/comprec.asp or call the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District at (216) 443-3749.

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April Is Recycle Your Computer Month

1 Apr

This month in Cuyahoga County you can recycle you unwanted computer equipment during Recycle Your Computer Month. Residents are invited to drop-off their personal computer equipment at over 40 participating city service departments during the month of April.

What Can I Drop Off?
Household equipment will be accepted including CPUs, monitors, keyboards, mice, printers, terminals, modems, software, cell phones and accessories, and ink printer cartridges. No televisions or other electronics will be accepted. All equipment collected will be taken to RET3 job corp, a non-profit computer recycling and refurbishing company based in Cleveland.

The county has partnered with OneCommunity, a local not-for-profit broadband provider that works to give students technology skills for the workplace and, in turn, drive economic development in the region. OneCommunity Green Computing has a goal of putting 50,000 computers in Northeast Ohio schools over the next five years.

http://www.cuyahogaswd.org/residents/comprec.asp

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Need Software, No Cash?

5 Mar

Before making the next big software purchase, check out Source Forge.

You just might be surprised what you don’t have to pay for.

My Home Computers run Win XP, at work its Mac OSX. I even run Ubuntu at times. Sourceforge has software for everybody.

I needed to convert some video files and then make a DVD. At Work the Mac has built in options. At Home I needed solutions. I was able to find open source software at http://sourceforge.net/ for converting my video files and make the DVD with menus.

Everything was found, installed and going within a half hour.

George Jetson here I come.

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Sticky Screen: Virtual Post-it

26 Feb

Is your monitor or desk cluttered with yellow Post-it notes? How often do you wonder if you stacked up all the sticky notes on your desk, could they reach the ceiling from your cubicle? If you are looking for a change and you want to consolidate your notes, then you should consider doing them online with Sticky Screen.

Sticky Screen

  • You have room for up to three notes
  • It will remember notes even if you close your browser
  • You have up to 19 characters per line
  • Be green and save paper

The idea is to set StickyScreen as your homepage so that your ‘note to self’ shows up whenever you open a new tab or browser window.
http://stickyscreen.org/

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Save some trees with the Ecofont font

16 Feb

Download the font that could save the world? This font will save 20% of ink over regular fonts because of strategically placed holes in each letter. You really can’t see them unless you really look closely.

Download the Ecofont today!
http://www.ecofont.eu/ecofont_en.html

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Mobile Coupons at 8coupons.com

27 Oct

Now available in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey, sign-up at 8coupons.com to get digital coupons delivered to your mobile phone. In an effort to “go green”, this website is giving you the ability to flash your phone at your favorite establishment to get your discount.

At this time, the service is limited to three states, however I believe over time, the concept will catch on because it’s a great idea. Instead of clipping the coupon or printing it out, why not just digitally generate it on your phone? Most coupons these days have expiration codes built right into them, so it’s futile to think you can cheat the system.

What is featured at 8coupons?

  • Restaurants
  • Entertainment
  • Beauty and Spa
  • Services
  • Shopping

Find coupons galore to your favorite chain restaurants like Applebees, your favorite local sports bar or saving $2 bucks at your local barbershop. The possibilities for mobile coupons are endless and I hope the service comes to my neighborhood soon.

Sign up to start getting savings today.
http://www.8coupons.com

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