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Monday, May 30, 2011

Examples of the Threats to Our Environment and How We Can Help Reduce These Threats!












Here are a few examples of the threats to our environment:
Waste
Rainforests (Deforestation)
Pollution
The Ozone Layer
The Greenhouse Effect
Endangered Habitats and their Wildlife
And, How to Create Your Own Wildlife Garden

With each of the above listed, there are great ideas to help you do something about them.

Waste
We humans create a lot of garbage! We now produce just under half a ton per person each year. Most of this is taken away by garbage collector and buried in landfill sites or burned in incinerators - both of these actions can be dangerous to the environment. Is all our garbage really garbage? If you think about it, much of what we throw away could be used again. It makes sense to reuse and recycle our garbage instead of just trying to solve the problem of where to put it!

How We Can Help



  • Sort out your garbage. Organic matter such as root crop peelings, left over food, tea leaves, etc. can be transferred straight to a compost heap in the garden and can be used as a good, natural fertilizer for the plants. Aluminum cans, glass bottles and newspapers, etc. are often collected from our doorsteps these days, but other items such as plastic bottles, juice cartons and cardboard may not be, in which case , they can be taken to nearby recycling banks. Find out where they can be taken by asking our local officials.
    Use recycled paper to help save trees. Chlorine bleach is used to make newspapers and this pollutes our rivers. It's better to use unbleached paper whenever you can. Take your old clothes to charity shops. Some can be sold, others can be recycled.

  • Try to avoid buying plastic. It's hard to recycle. One way to cut down on plastic is to refuse to use carrier bags offered by supermarkets. Use strong, long lasting shopping bags instead or re-use plastic bags over and over again until they wear out and then, recycle them.

  • Don't buy over-packed goods. Many things we buy have unnecessary amounts of plastic and paper around them.
More postings on:
Rainforests (Deforestation)
Pollution
The Ozone Layer
The Greenhouse Effect
Endangered Habitats and Their Wildlife
And, How To Create Your Own Wildlife Garden













Sunday, May 29, 2011

We are All Responsible for the Protection of Our Environment



It sounds so frustrating to see what is all happening in the environment. But, we certainly, must not lose hope! Each one of us, no matter how old we are, can do something in order to slow down or reverse some of the damage. We cannot just leave the problem-solving to the experts - we are all responsible for the protection of our environment! We must learn how to sustain our lives - like, learning how to use our natural resources such as air, freshwater, forests, wildlife, farmland and seas without damaging any of these. Our lifestyles change the same as our population. But, we must protect Mother Earth so that future generations will have the same natural resources that we have!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

We are all busy with our lives. Because, we are so engrossed with our daily activities, we tend to ignore the things around us and don't realize the beauty of nature. If we only learn to appreciate its beauty and add music to it, the soothing and relaxing effect is unexplainable.

In some places, our Mother Earth is in trouble! Everyday, we hear news about things going on around us affecting the environment. And, what a numerous problems we have - pollution, acid rain, climate change, the destruction of rainforests and wild habitats, the decline and extinction of thousands of species of animals and plants ... and so many other things happening on this precious Earth!

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