Bologna

Nearly 70 percent of all playground injuries are due to falls. Acceptable surfaces include mulch/fiber, sand and synthetic materials such as poured-in-place rubber mats or tiles. Playground surfaces should not be concrete, asphalt, blacktop, packed dirt or rocks.

Clean your air filters: like your air conditioner, your heater filters dirt and dust and it is therefore good to clean the filters regularly. When the dust particles collect in the filter they do not function properly because the particles jam the heating system and prevent proper air circulation.

Finally, the food you throw away is a huge loss in energy. When you consider what it takes to plant the food, harvest it, truck it across the conuntry or fly it in from Mexico and South America, a wasted pound of food is a huge energy usage. I spent time as a kid picking beans for .02 per pound. I appreciate the effort it takes to put a pound of green beans on my table and a pint of strawberries in my refrigerator.

Check to make sure the equipment is anchored safely in the ground, all equipment pieces are in good working order, S-hooks are entirely closed, bolts are not protruding, there are no exposed footings, etc.