The alternative fact that the current administration is not doing much to fix climate change let alone fund research that can do something about what is going on is that other people are always doing something. For every organization that is not doing something, there are those that actually are doing something. In California alone, our seven-year drought is over, finally, because that seven-year drought was what made our air hotter, drier, and even dried up our lawns. We have solutions to global warming out there that people are working on without the blessing of the current aspect of the party in power.
Companies are working on electric car options, self-driving electric cars, ethanol-powered cars, and despite the current administration stoking the power of oil, gas, and coal companies, many are starting to get through their heads what the real expert scientists are desperately trying to say to us. Environment America is a part of The Public Interest Network.
Tiny homes are distinctive in that they need to be fully customised to the owner's lifestyle, needs and priorities. Finding the perfect design can be difficult, so many people choose to build their tiny house, either with a contractor or as a DIY project. However, embarking on your own building project comes with its own caveats as well.
The California water situation is dangerous to live with. We use a lot of water. In particular, Los Angeles rich people who import water to water a perfect lawn with. We could start by cleaning up our plastic-encrusted and polluted oceans. In California, the last four years have been filled with on-again, off-again drought, and really hot weather that does not make sense in the winter, being at 70 degrees and not our usual 50-68 degrees. My solution to the California water crisis is to take icebergs from Antarctica and melt them as well as harvest the water.
We would then desalinate the water, extracting the salt, making it into clean water for our plants and our perfectly kept lawns. The drought has made keeping a lawn in California somewhat impractical. This is why people are using astroturf these days. California may turn into even more of a desert than it is already even if I live in what used to be marshland, which evolved into the Silicon Valley that it is today.
Within the course of the last several months, countries across the globe have been facing the devastation caused by thousands of wildfires. Fires raging across some of our planet's largest and most vital forests. Record temperatures continue to make headlines year after year, last July being the hottest month in recorded history. These wildfire outbreaks have been occurring throughout several different continents. Massive glaciers are melting away entirely. Yet in spite of these events, climate change is still a subject being debated amongst world leaders to this day.
Upon the passing of a loved one, decisions for burial can often be a strenuous process. Many families debate between traditional casket burials and cremation, often unsure which would be best to properly honor the recently deceased. There are endless factors to consider from individual preferences to environmental impact. Recent studies have even shown a rise in those who choose to cremate with hopes of being more eco-friendly.
The first half of september is gone and it’s been officially one month since I started my green journey. If you want to know more about how I was planning to start, check out my post on vocal. There were seven things I wanted to accomplish before 2020, and it’s time to check in on my journey and see where I got to.
This world is in trouble, and it has been for quite some time now. Rainforests are burning, polar ice caps are melting, and the temperatures are rising increasingly. And while we’re worried about how things will play out, and what the destiny of this planet and mankind will be, we still live our lives. After all, no matter what goes on around us, we still have to get dressed in the morning and maintain our personal hygiene. But, what if by doing exactly those things we’re harming the environment further? This is why it’s essential to reconsider our choices and turn to eco-friendly clothing and cosmetic products. Here are some reasons why—and ways how—to choose clothes and cosmetics which are more natural and sustainable.
The reefs are dying, the Amazon is burning, and the ocean has more plastic than fish in it. Time to give up? No way, man! There's a lot that you can do to fix our little blue dot, and it's not all high-level, super-hard stuff. In fact, I'm here to tell you that green living is better. It's more fun. It's cleaner. And it can start small.
With constant changes to the environment all around us, it can make it difficult on a lot of what we do. With temperatures rising in some areas while others get colder, not to include drought situations and more, it is time that all of us take a look at what we are doing and how we can change things to help the environment.
2019 has not been kind to the Amazon Rainforest with more than 40,000 fires across the region this year alone. Scientists from Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research have determined that this year alone has seen the fastest rate of burning since the organization began a record-keeping survey on the health of the rainforest in 2013. In fact, the toxic smoke from the fires is so intense that many parts of Brazil now lay under darkness, and in some places, hours before the sun could even start setting.
Going off-grid is most people's ideal when they make the shift to tiny living. It merely means you don't need to rely on mains for power or water, and can significantly lower your cost of living after the initial outlay. Equipping your house for alternative power also increases its value, should you eventually wish to sell it, and makes it easier to take your home on the road and park wherever the fancy takes you.
What on Earth are we doing?