How To Stay On Top Of Your Weekly Chores
The important thing about taking out the trash is that nobody really wants to do it. Therefore, you are not alone in this feeling. However, somebody needs to do it, and it feels great when it is done. This is why you should just bite the bullet and take out the trash. In addition, you should keep a regular habit of taking out the recycling too. Taking out the trash is an inevitable chore that almost everyone dislikes. On the other hand, it is significantly worse when the Read the rest of this post »
Although supplies of easily-extracted fossil fuels are declining, global demand is rising. Burning fossil fuels is a huge contributor to the air pollution that is choking the planet. In the United States, fossil fuels burned for transportation account for about half of the carbon monoxide in the atmosphere. Globally, about 13 percent of all greenhouse gases are caused by transportation. In both cases, buses, cars and trucks are the leading culprits.
Energy production accounts for another big chunk of air pollution. Nearly all power plants use coal, natural gas or oil to generate Read the rest of this post »
When owning a farm, one of your main concerns is going to be overgrazed land. If you have a lot of livestock, you will find that they continually eat the grass and there is not much time for it to grow back because of constant feeding and trampling by the animals. The main concern of overgrazed farm land is simply that your animals will not have enough fresh grass and hay to eat. This might result in the need to feed them processed grain, which can hurt if you are trying to create an organic product from Read the rest of this post »
The “Butterfly Effect” is not just a trippy movie starring Ashton Kutcher. The idea is that a small event, such as the beat of a butterfly’s wings, could have far-reaching consequences as the effects of that small event snowball into something greater. Another way to think of it is the effect of a single drop of water on the flat surface of a larger body of water. The drop may be small, but the ripples get bigger as they travel away from the point of origin.
Choices you make in your everyday life can have far-reaching consequences, too, especially when it comes to environmental impacts. The kind of car you drive, how far you drive it each day and the fuel you use to power it; the size of your home; the products you buy at the store and even the shampoo you use have huge impacts, locally and globally.
One of the best ways to reduce your effect on your environment is to use less energy. Not only does your energy conservation help the planet, it also helps you save money. Simple things like turning off the lights when you leave a room or unplugging cell phone chargers and small appliances when not in use can make your daily existence more energy efficient. Save even more money by shopping around for the best rates on energy in deregulated markets. Check out sites like Texas Electric Rates to compare electric companies. If you really want to reduce your carbon footprint, look for an energy supplier that uses alternative energy sources, such as wind and solar power. Being environmentally conscious doesn’t mean forgoing modern comforts. You can save money and lessen your impact on the environment with changes as small as the beating of a butterfly’s wings.
There is a greater need to go green now that the environment is faced with more resources that cannot be replaced. There is a depletion of the fossil fuel reserves that are used for so many other areas of production and manufacturing. This is one reason that recycling is so important. It cuts down on the costs of designing new products over and over again.
People that have not started recycling need to check the imbalance that is now happening because Read the rest of this post »
There is an increased awareness of
humanity’s impact on the environment. Much ado has been made lately
about man-caused global warming via high levels of CO2 in the
atmosphere, causing a “greenhouse effect.” Man-caused global
warming is still being debated, but undoubtedly humanity’s impact on
the planet is causing some forms of environmental pollution and
degradation. Just see the Gulf Oil spill disaster and the Fukushima
nuclear power plant devastation and subsequent radiation
contamination. Environmental air pollution and toxins are especially
prevalent in cities with large numbers of autos emitting toxic
exhaust fumes. Children especially are more susceptible Read the rest of this post »
When it comes to food consumption there is far more to consider than the quantities of food that are being used and produced. Rather, we must also look at the amount of resources it took to get the food to the point that it is consumable. That being said when large quantities of food go uneaten we are not only wasting our food, but also the resources that it took to get the food to market.
Though there is no clear cut way to prevent food wasting and resource wasting, there are better ways to use Read the rest of this post »
Most people do not think about the damage that an invasive species can cause on an ecosystem. However, these invasive species cost taxpayers nearly 123 billion each year in tax money? The damage that these species have on their surrounding areas must be aggressively fought to protect plants, animals, fish, and even insects that are native to the area.
A great example of invasive species is the current boa constrictor problem they are having in the Florida Everglades. This non-native snake has made its way into the Everglades through former pet owners releasing their unwanted pets into the wild. Read the rest of this post »
The condition of the world’s habitat is one of the main reasons why animals and other species are heading down a road of extinction. With human’s main focus being expansion, technology and new buildings, these helpless animals are being run out of their habitats. Even the most remote areas have gotten a taste of today’s greedy world. When planning a new site, no one cares to look at how it is affecting the animals involved. Their habitats are at stake, yet the production does not seem Read the rest of this post »