When it comes to climate change, money talks. Through regulations, incentives, and public/private partnerships, governments hold the keys to transform and build the green economy. Similar to the industrial and information revolutions, governments must incentivize their citizens, businesses, and institutions to build a resilient future.Continue reading “The secret of Change [quote]”
How to combat Air Pollution [Infographic]
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Infographic by CustomMade
Air pollution has a variety of contributors from stationary sources, like factories and power plants, to natural sources, like forest fires and dust storms. Air pollution has been shown to have a direct link with health. Those living in areas with high levels of air pollutants have a 20% higher risk of death from lung cancer. It can also cause respiratory inflammation, asthma, and ear infections.
The good news is, air quality in the U.S. is improving, however there’s still a good amount of progress to be made. You and your family can help decrease air pollution by making simple changes in your home. From replacing a wood stove with an EPA-certified model to turning off the lights when you leave a room—you can have an impact on the quality of the air.
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Why preserve Forests and plant Trees? [Infographic]
“Forests are an essential part of the global ecosystem. Over the years forests have come under intense pressure from logging, conflicts, natural hazards, climate change, pollution, urban development, fire, disease and conversion to agriculture. This infographic is a concise way of highlighting the benefits of forests whilst listing the threats and remedies.”
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Ways to Stay Positive During the Dark and Cold Winter
Originally Written by Henrik Erdberg on Positivity Blog
I am the kind of person that prefers hot days rather than cold ones. I was born in México City, country closer to the the Equator and right in the middle of the country where temperatures are not as drastic as in the north so is really hard for me to bare the cold european winter. I found the Positivity blog a year ago and has helped me in many ways and this week a read the newest post and thought it would be a good idea to share Henrik’s tips for you if you don’t know him or his page:
In a dark, cold, rainy (sometimes) snowy winter, it is not easy to keep the energy and optimism up like in the bright and warm summer days. And spring is still far away.
Here are 5 simple habits that make it a lot easier to stay positive and keep the energy up even throughout this dark and often grey season.
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A Guide to Food Waste [Infographic]
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In 2010, around one-third of the food produced in the United States was not consumed, and ended up being wasted. That is a troubling statistic, and represents a food waste crisis that if left ignored will continue to burn holes in the pockets of families, and contribute to waste and the myriad problems it causes our planet.
One of the first things you can do to cut food waste in your home is to stop treating the “best-before,” “use-by,” and “sell-by” labels as gospel that determine when food must instantly been thrown out. These labels are used for shelving and inventory purposes in stores, and you should always trust your eyes and nose before you trust a number on a package. Consider using food rather than throwing it out, unless your senses tell you otherwise!
Make your meal plans and take stock of what you have in your fridge and pantry before you go shopping, and shop accordingly. Consider joining a CSA to take advantage of freshness, and buy your groceries a few times a week and when needed, rather than all at once.