Cheri Peoples

Earth Day

by CHERI on April 23, 2010

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Earth Day is all about making the Earth better and Going Green. Our family is trying to do our part. When you think about how many things, that we use, that are disposable, like napkins and paper towels–and we could use cloth, but we have become such a fast paced, eat on the run, “disposable is better” attitude, microwave, fast food… you get the idea.
What are we teaching our children and what are we leaving as a heritage for them?

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We recently invested in a battery charger and rechargeable batteries. Prince Charming did all the research on the type of batteries and the chargers and then I went to work on finding the best deal. Funny thing, after all my research, we ended up going with the place Prince Charming went to for his research.
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You can see our has a read out and you know when it is done charging. We went with one that was a little more than some but it was not their most expensive one. This one was a great deal and it gave a faster charge than some of them.

The Ni-MH are what you want in batteries–(these are good because you don’t get a partial charge where they will never charge all the way to a full charge again). this has already paid for itself many times over.

This gets a thumbs up from me.

Here are the specs we went with:
I have highlighted some of the important things to look for–if you want to save a lot of money on batteries over the long run and go with a re-charging.
•Easy to use, FAST and Universal for different types of batteries (AA, AAA, C, D, and 9V).
•With LCD Display for easy charging status recognition
•Universal Worldwide AC Input: 110V-240V.
•Intelligent microprocessor controlled
•With negative delta V (- delta V) cut-off function for better life time battery performance
•Use constant current pulse charging system
•Each charging group is individual programmable in its function
•Recharges batteries in all capacities – 1 to 4pcs AAA, AA, C, D and 1 to 2pcs 9V
•Ni-MH and Ni-Cd batteries can be mixed to charge at the same time
•Recharges batteries in single or group
•Automatic charge and discharge function
•Automatic charge/discharge current selection for the different size of batteries
•Identification of defective cells
•Over temperature and short circuit protection
•With protection against wrong polarity
•With maximum charging timer control for overcharge protection safety
•Charging time for different types of empty batteries.
•RoHS Certified.
•Packing: Each in a gift box

Another way to go green is re-cycling, & re-purposing. Here is a great video from the DecoArt website on some great ways to re-purpose items.  I thought you might all enjoy this great video.

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1 Karen April 23, 2010 at 6:32 pm

I found your post very informative and interesting. Thanks for gathering all the information and sharing it! Have a wonderful weekend, Karen

2 Sarah @ Sugar Bananas! April 23, 2010 at 7:29 pm

I love that it can take multiple battery sizes. Ours only takes AA. Thanks for the idea. Happy Belated Earth Day to you 🙂

~Sarah @ Sugar Bananas!

3 Lourie April 23, 2010 at 9:12 pm

We have rechargeable batteries and a charger…but do we use them!? Seriously what is that about. haha. It’s good for the planet and the wallet.

4 Theresa Roach April 24, 2010 at 8:15 am

I also use rechargeable batteries! I found one that charges really quickly and I love it! I recycle newspapers, hangers from the dry cleaners and grocery bags… need to get started with plastic! That’s next. It becomes a habit and a good one too! Have a blessed day my friend!

5 Donna April 25, 2010 at 12:59 am

Hi Cheri, I just wanted to tell you thanks for signing up to be a follower and let you know that I’m having a giveaway for followers who leave a comment this week. We love re-chargeable batteries too!

6 Anne-Marie April 25, 2010 at 1:59 am

Great post! Recycling is serious business where I live as well! Your post was very informative. Thanks for sharing! I was visiting your blog because I thought your were French LOL. I will be back!

Au revoir,


7 CHERI April 25, 2010 at 8:22 am

Oh because of the name–Cheri. There is a finny story behind my name. My parents actually gave me the name Che’ ri but, because of someone, they knew-who had their baby a month early and only a week or 2 before I was born–named their baby Cheri, they said they would call me Cheri (Share-E) till my Dad got transferred and then go with Che’ri (Shu-RE).
Even though everyone who knew my parents, including this couple, knew my parents were going to name me Che’ri, they said they were the type that would have been upset and said they stole their baby name. I was 2 before they were transferred and by then the name CHERI had kind of stuck.

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