If you’re looking for an easy way to increase your property value, switch to solar! In 2017, property values increased an average of $17,000 with the help of solar panels from America Green! Not only are you doing great for the environment, it’s good for your wallet! Make the change and Go Green, Save Green today!
Today marks 6 years since the passing of Professor Wangari Maathai, the first Kenyan, black woman in the world to win a Noble Peace Prize. Prof Maathai stands a world renowned woman warrior, social and environmental activist. She always pushed forward social campaigner, she is larger the reason behind Al gore environment push. To meet her was to meet a woman who nothing seems impossible, she started her political party in Kenya and ran for president the party still exist, she also single handed fought for environment conservation and justice. The bigger her name got the more world leaders and celebrities came her way. They would fly over to her home in Kenya to see her. She is the only black woman I know that has statues of her image all over the world from Peru to China.Prof Wangari wrote a lot of book.
I choose to push forward in the spirit.
Your legacy lives on!
Check it out! The 2017 Adventure Film Festival & Street Fair is coming to Boulder October 6-8. Watch adventurers, explorers and adrenaline junkies get out and celebrate the beauty and power of Mother Nature. Find out more at adventurefilm.org
Jika tidak mampu mendekati & berbicara dengan pohon pohon,
& sungai sungai yang musnah & terancam,
cukuplah hanya tidak memBUANG SAMPAH di merata rata.
Sekitar LASAK 2.0
23 - 24 September
Jumping from beautiful weekend to new, very busy, but exciting week ahead. Always with my @keepcup (as you do). Mondays also means there is a new post on my blog. This time i focused on begginer’s zero waste guide. Some useful (promise, very easy) first easy steps you can make in order to lead a more concious, zero waste lifestyle♻️💗
Have a little read (link in my bio) and let me know what beautiful changes you maybe already did or are considering making in the near future.
According to Dr. Jane Hightower, no safe level for mercury in the human body has ever been determined, and the body is only able to detoxify mercury very slowly. Mercury pollution largely comes from coal-fired power plants and factories where it gets into the air, water and soil. Once in the water it makes its way up the food chain, so when it comes to eating fish, the longer lived and more predatory the fish, the higher concentrations of mercury typically accumulates in their fatty tissues. Large predatory fish like Tuna, swordfish, sharks and cetaceans are all loaded with dangerous levels of mercury. But eating lower down on the food chain like the smaller fish isn't a good idea either since this is the source of the larger fishes mercury and other toxins. The lowest on the food chain and safest way to avoid mercury contamination is by eating from plant based sources. #seaspiracy
Qualche settimana fa mi si è rotta la borraccia in plastica che usavo (cadendo dallo zaino mentre mi arrampicavo su delle rocce per raggiungere una spiaggia, ma questa è un'altra storia🙈). Considerato che ultimamente sto cercando di ridurre il mio consumo di plastica, dopo svariate ricerche ho trovato lei, la bottiglia perfetta. 620 ml di idratazione💦💦💦sempre a portata di mano e avvolti nel mio colore preferito. Perfetta per chi viaggia, per chi fa sport, per chi studia, per chi lavora, per chi sta a casa sul divano... insomma è perfetta per tutti. 💧Mantiene le bevande fredde fino a 24 ore e calde fino a 6 ore
🌿Doppia parete isolante in acciaio inox 💦Senza BPA e ftalati 🍃Leggera e facile da trasportare 💧Con una finitura anti scivolo (e anti sudore) che permettere una facile impugnatura in tutte le condizioni (anche dopo le lunghe corse estive con 40 gradi all'ombra).
"Un milione ogni minuto, 20mila al secondo: sono questi i numeri delle bottiglie di plastica acquistate nel mondo. Meno della metà dei 480 miliardi di bottiglie vendute nel 2016 sarà riciclato e solo il 7% delle unità recuperate vivrà una nuova vita come bottiglia di plastica. La maggioranza della produzione, è destinata a disperdersi nell'ambiente: secondo gli studi della fondazione MacArthur, finiscono in mare ogni anno tra i 5 e i 13 milioni di tonnellate di plastica." (Da tg24.sky.it)
Questi dati mi fanno paura. Cerchiamo, tutti insieme, nel nostro piccolo, a diventare più consapevoli della quantità di plastica che consumiamo e proviamo a fare, ogni giorno, qualcosa per ridurla. Sono convinta che si possa fare la differenza anche facendo piccole azioni apparentemente insignificanti come ad esempio usare una borraccia o portare la borsa da casa quando si va a fare la spesa 👊🏻🌏🌿
• single use coffee cups? No thanks! Be more like @teiganchorny and switch to a reusable coffee mug! 🎉🌱🌱• Twenty million trees are cut down annually to manufacture paper cups, most of which are coated with a fossil fuel-derived plastic called polyethylene. The paper industry uses chemicals, including chlorine dioxide, which can cause harm if it leaves a factory in waste water. Moreover, 8,095 gallons of water are used to make 10,000 paper cups with sleeves"😱😣🌎
Little Philosophie being interviewed by National Geographic and #LindbladExpeditions in the #Galapagos to speak about the giant tortoises as part of their Global Explorer's Program. Behind her is a wild young female giant, freely roaming the highlands of Santa Cruz Island. She was deeply touched and, at the same time, distressed by the story of Lonesome George, the last giant tortoise from Pinta Island that died a few years back. Each island has a different specie and thanks to conservation efforts, the number of giants is on the rise. #NGExpeditions#NatGeoExpeditions @lindbladexp @solindblad @natgeoexpeditions @natgeo @natgeotravel #byphilosophie
A giant tortoise in the wild, freely roaming the highlands of Santa Cruz Island in the #Galapagos . Each island has a different specie and thanks to conservation efforts, the number of giants are on the rise. It is a story of hope so that they don't suffer the same fate as Lonesome George, the last giant tortoise from Pinta Island that died a few years back. Taken during our family adventure with #LindbladExpeditions and National Geographic. #NGExpeditions#NatGeoExpeditions#byphilosophie
These giant tortoises at the Charles Darwin Research Station in the #Galapagos are kept captive, bred, then released to the wild. Several species exist and thanks to conservation efforts, their numbers are on the rise. It is a story of hope so that they don't suffer the same fate as Lonesome George, the last giant tortoise from Pinta Island that died a few years back. Taken during our family adventure with #LindbladExpeditions and National Geographic. #NGExpeditions#NatGeoExpeditions#byphilosophie
Hey guys, my favorite tshirt is now available to buy online at veganthatsright.com! Get yourself a tank top or hoodie that fits properly, or do what I do and get one that fits your boyfriend, then steal it all the time 👌 #veganthatsright
Illustration by Anne Di Lillo
Máxima Acuña is a Peruvian subsistence farmer, craftswoman and environmental activist. Acuña has peacefully resisted claims on her family’s land, as well as, violent intimidation by the U.S. based, Newmont Mining Corporation. Máxima’s home of more than twenty years was in an area vital to a large five billion dollar gold mining project, a project which would see Laguna Azul, an important watershed to the region, turned into a waste storage pit. Beginning in 2011, she has seen her home, possessions and crops destroyed at the hands of Newmont backed security forces. She has also been sued for refusing to leave land she legally owns and has suffered several severe beatings at the hands of hired thugs. Despite all the suffering she has been made to endure, Acuña has succeeded in preventing the mining project from going forward. Máxima’s struggle has become widely known in the Latin American community and in 2016 she was honored with the Goldman Environmental Prize. Máxima vows never to give up the fight though sadly, she was reportedly hospitalized at the end of 2016 due to another violent attack.
Why not recycle or better yet, upcycle? Use your old glass bottles for new interesting uses. When you do recycle, do it smart - rinse and remove bottle caps (if not recyclable) to avoid contamination! 🙌 #doyourpart
The Ocean Clean Up – Boyan Slat is 23 years old and he might be the founder of the greatest ocean plastic clean up effort attempted in the history of mankind. It is no secret that plastics are an enormous hazard to our oceans’ health, but we might surprise you by announcing that only 9% of the plastics discarded are recycled, worldwide. Almost 80% of these detritus end up in landfills, or even worst, they end up in our natural environment. Today, more than 200 species are endangered to the degree of extinction by the presence of plastics in the oceans. We also are now aware that micro-plastic traces are making their way into our food chains; fish and other aquatic living beings absorb these particles, which are then absorbed by us. Unfortunately, the costs of manual clean ups would be exorbitant, but this where the good news comes in. Boyan has a solution. Quite a smart solution in fact. His group, The Ocean Clean Up, has been working for three years on a massive engineering clean up venture. Their idea? Engineering giant horseshoe shaped traps that float at the surface of the oceans and catch the plastics. Essentially, Boyan has thought of a way to synthetically create coastlines in the middle of the ocean. The strong currents would naturally sweep the plastics inside the traps. Even though their project is expensive, Boyan rightly defends it: “New York spends 2 billions dollars a year in garbage collection” while his project, which happens to be less expensive, proposes to clean 70% of the planet’s surface. Skeptics might criticize, but here at Human Agreement, we believe in every little bit of ingenuity that goes towards conservation and ecology. Check out: The Ocean Cleanup.
Source: National Geographic #environment#oceanhealth#nature#green#earth#love#sustainability#sustainable#life#trees#environmental#wildlife#plants#conservation#climatechange#landscape#ecofriendly#recycle#water#eco#natural#ocean#gogreen#environmentalist#organic#outdoors#naturelovers#planet
Eating dead animals is an appetite for planetary destruction. #Repost @cowspiracy (@get_repost)
“If global trends in meat and dairy intake continue, global mean temperature rise will more than likely exceed 2° C, even with dramatic emissions reductions across non‐agricultural sectors. Immediate and substantial reductions in wasted food and meat and dairy intake, particularly ruminant meat (e.g., beef and lamb), are imperative to mitigating catastrophic climate change. The urgency of these interventions is not represented in negotiations for climate change mitigation.”
Source: John Hopkins Center for a Livable Future
Chewing gum may not be regarded as the healthiest habit but it is one that many of us have. Considered a profitable market, the world's chewing gum industry is worth an estimated $19 billion USD.
What we may not always think about though, is the impact our gum chewing has on the environment. Although originally made from tree sap, the vast majority of gum now is composed of polyvinyl acetate, a form of plastic. As we all know, plastic is currently wreaking havoc on our oceans and wildlife.
Nowadays, there are some options for those who still haven't kicked their gum habit. Labels like Simply Gum, Train Gum, as well as others you can research, do not contain plastic.
Of course it's probably better to go gum-free - but if you haven't yet, please consider a more environmentally sound option. #carefortheearth
What is your WHY? In one of my talks recently I spoke about this Vegan 3 x world record holder for marathon running - Fiona Oaks. And I'm so grateful to of recently met up and spoke with her about what really inspires her. The key point I took away is something I try and always reiterate with my clients, and can help many people who I'm helping to go vegan also - Always remember your reason WHY. Fiona does it for animals, not only by not eating them, but by putting every penny she earns, and every spare min, into her animal sanctuary of rescued animals. Whilst also at the same time dispelling myths of a vegan diet by being the best in the world.
Many people do it to improve their health and fitness both mentally and physically. Some do it to massively reduce their impact on an already suffering environment. She does it to reduce animal suffering. I personally do it because all 3 of those exactly line up with what I thinks right, and what I think the world needs most.
You have to decide what's important to you. And why do you really want to achieve it. The reason has to be bigger than "it's a rising trend". What do you want to help most in the world? Whether it fits in society's mold just yet or not, go for that with everything you have.
Thank you Fiona, not only for helping educate me, but inspiring countless others to do better, and saving even more countless innocent lives. ❤️🐷👏