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SCCF's Earth Day Presentation

What do fix-a- flat, baby wipes and vinegar have in common? They are all perhaps unexpected but useful post-tropical storm supplies.


Baby wipes may be your “shower” if water pressure is low or if you find yourself with no water at all. North Captivans learned this as their wells were dependent upon electricity to pump. Lysol wipes should not be used on the skin.


For cleanup, a one-two punch includes hydrogen peroxide and vinegar. White vinegar works great to stop mold. Hydrogen peroxide is a disinfectant than can propel itself into porous areas. Bleach is a good disinfectant too except for porous surfaces such as wood or dry wall. However its residue has a type of salt that draws moisture.


Fix-a- flat is useful if you are driving through an area where construction debris or roof shingles have been blown around.


There are other suggestions for lowering post-hurricane blues. Come learn about DIY innovations that may aid in coping with issues after the storm. Veteran of more than a dozen hurricanes, Red Anders has become quite inventive in keeping things more comfortable when the power goes out. Some of his projects will be on display.


In addition, inventor Anna Stork will be giving be presenting her experiences with LuminAID waterproof solar lanterns which can also be used to charge cell phones. Anna has helped supply light to the Himalayans after the landslides, in African villages where a single light can help improve the welfare of mothers and newborn babies and in Puerto Rico post Hurricane Maria. Anna’s talks are supported through the Donald Slavic Family Foundation.


Fill out a brief questionnaire after visiting the exhibits and enter hourly raffle drawings for a waterproof LuminAID lantern with cell phone charger. LCEC has generously provided a grant to distribute the lanterns. The lanterns must be picked up at SCCF on Earth Day.

Date & Time
  • April 22, 2018
  • 1:30PM
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