Southbrook Apartments & Townhomes
Flower: Carnation, Snowdrop
National Volunteer Blood Donor Month
1st - New Year's Day *Office Closed*
11th - Amelia Earhart Day
11th - Crock-Pot Giveaway with Recipe Cards
15th Pest Control at 3401 � 1 and 3501 � 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
17th - Ben Franklin's Birthday
21st - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
From the Manager's Desk...
A big THANK YOU to all of our residents who dropped off canned/dry goods for our Food Drive! Let's Help was very thankful for our participation.
This month we are going to give away a crock-pot to one lucky winner! Here's the catch though --- to be entered to win, you MUST turn in your favorite winter recipe to the office! All recipes will be compiled and given away with the crock-pot. We look forward to reading all of your recipes!!
Southbrook Apartments & Townhomes
5201 SW 34th St.
Topeka, KS 66614
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 2 pm
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Energy Saving Lighting Tips
- Change the regular light bulbs to compact florescent bulbs. They have a higher initial cost but last longer and use less energy. Remember to dispose of them properly when they burn out; they contain mercury.
- Use dimmers on regular lights when possible.
- During the day, open window shades, blinds and curtains to let in natural light rather than turning on lights in the apartment.
- Light some candles (but never leave them unattended).
- Turn off lights when not in use or before you leave the apartment.
January is sure to bring ice and snow � we hope you enjoy the use of the ice melt shakers that have been placed outside your apartment/townhomes. Once they have been emptied, please bring the empty shaker by the office to exchange it for a new one.
Here are some helpful reminders from our December flyer to help keep you safe in the Winter Weather:
-Be careful when walking on snow or ice, wear shoes with good traction.
-Be careful when getting out of your vehicle, swing both legs out and use the door to gain your balance as you stand.
- Carry only necessary items, being weighted down can put you off balance possibly causing a fall.
5 Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Endangered species, pollution, and deforestation were once the buzzwords on every environmentalist's lips. As the twenty first century kicks into high gear, however, these issues are being pushed aside by the concern that has taken over the green movement almost entirely. Whether it is a result of Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth or of a recent spate of severe weather, there is no denying that reducing carbon emissions has become the number one priority to environmentalists and politicians alike.
Reducing the carbon footprint has become a significant goal for governments, businesses and individuals, and with good reason. Fossil fuels seem to be running short, fuel prices are soaring, and there is no denying that the Earth seems to be heating up. But what can an individual do? Though it may seem insignificant, the dictum 'Think globally, act locally' has never been more applicable than in the case of reducing greenhouse gasses. Below are five painless ways to reduce your carbon footprint.
1. Minimize driving and use person power: Walk, jog or ride a bike to work. Save up small errands so they can all be taken care of in a single trip. Carpool with a friend. Whenever possible, use public transportation.
2. Switch light bulbs: Switching from incandescent to compact fluorescent light bulbs will save energy with no inconvenience whatsoever. While you're at it, old, inefficient Christmas lights can be traded in for new LED ones, and electric patio lights can be replaced with solar powered lights.
3. Opt for green energy: More and more people are making the choice to go off the grid and produce their own energy through winds or solar power. When this isn't an option, many electric companies now offer the choice to select the source of energy billed to a particular account.
4. Buy local: Buying local saves on carbon emissions by reducing or eliminating shipping cost, and has the added benefit of supporting the local economy.
5. Become Energy Conscious: There are dozens of opportunities every day to make more energy conscious choices. Becoming conscious of the energy used in daily life is the first step to eliminating excess energy use, and reducing your carbon footprint.
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1.5 cups sour cream
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 pound blue cheese
chopped chives to taste
dash Worscestershire sauce
celery salt & pepper to taste
Puree sour cream, mayonnaise and blue cheese. Add chopped chives, a dash of Worcestershire sauce, and celery salt and pepper to taste.
Courtesy of FoodNetwork.com