According to World Health Organisation statistics, there are around 1 billion active tobacco smokers globally, with high demand earning the world’s 6 largest tobacco firms a staggering $35 billion each year, equating to more than $1000 every second. Even with powerful public health messages about the effects of smoking, both in the developed world and in poorer regions, demand for smoking remains incredibly strong. The health arguments against smoking are well-known and much repeated, but smoking also has some major environmental implications, which are often overlooked. In this article, we examine some of those implications, including land use, paper production, rubbish problems and air pollution.
Eco-friendly is not just a fancy term your weird painter/photographer friend uses while sipping organic juice, no. Taking care of nature and the environment has become a very important matter in today’s world of global warming and increasingly diminishing natural resources.
If you are not eco-mindful by now, it’s time to board the eco train, because if humans don’t take matters into their own hands in the struggle to save mother Earth, who will? What kind of Earth will we be leaving to our children?
One of the more pressing matters of environmental issues is energy consumption, which is at an all-time high.
Here is how you can help nurture our Earth by implementing small changes into your home that will not only help the environment but are also a healthier option for you and your family.
Bees are crucial to the survival of the human race. Via their impressive ability to pollinate and produce honey, they provide a priceless service in helping us produce enough crops to feed our growing population. Many if not most of the food products we consume contain a vegetable source that the bees helped pollinate (not including honey). And what do they get in return? Squashed because we’re afraid of them and their stingers, or we destroy their homes because they’re too close to ours.
Worse yet… plants and other crops get sprayed with dangerous chemicals toxic to bees, killing them off in droves, resulting in colony collapse. These chemicals really aren’t too great for humans either, yet we continue to use them rather than organic farming methods to meet the ever-increasing demands of consumerism.
In 2017, humanity will become even more aware of the climate change and the importance of biodiversity, conservation, and environmentalism in general. Although many people think that the new POTUS will put the most powerful country in the world on a completely different track, the expert community that has been pointing out the highly visible and measurable consequences of climate change are simply too strong to be ignored.
New environmentalist trends are being defined by the scientific research, business, and political decisions. In 2016 we’ve seen the eighth annual Horizon Scan of Emerging Issues for Global Conservation and Biological Diversity, which summarized the most important environmental risks and opportunities for the next year. In this article, we’ll use the conclusions from this conference as a framework to determine ten green trends that science and the corporate community will need to deal with in 2017.
Everyone undergoes a spiritual awakening, or a spiritual cleansing at some point during their lives, whether they realize it or not. Life is a learning experience. We all grow and evolve at our own pace. There are times when this awakening is hard to keep up with because it sweeps us off our feet and forces us into the unknown of our future. Other times we experience a spiritual cleansing that helps us solidify our goals and work harder on our desired outcomes.
How many of these can you relate too and resonate with, on a Soul level?
Despite the controversial debate and various disputes among climate and atmospheric scientists against certain government officials, politicians, or members of the ‘elite’ – global warming is a very real, and quickly rising, global threat.
As the population on the planet rises, resources are being consumed at an astonishing rate. As resources (such as coal-mining, oil-digging, deforestation, industry, among others) increase in demand, our energy output as a whole skyrockets. As global Co2 (carbon dioxide) emissions rise, they get trapped in the upper atmosphere, also known as the greenhouse effect.(1) These gases eventually build up and warm the entire planet, causing permanent and perhaps irreparable damage.
Do you wish to help save the planet and promote healthy, green living? – STOP supporting plastic! Easier said than done right? Plastic is everywhere and all too readily available and convenient for use on a daily basis. Plastic is used as the main source of packaging for upwards of 94% of the products we purchase. Everything from personal beauty care supplies like shampoo, deodorant, chapstick, hairspray, among so many others – to household cleaning products such as dish soap, laundry detergent, and everything in between. Not to mention Tupperware containers, children’s toys, and how many hundreds of items packaged in plastic like handheld tools, batteries, gift cards, or food products.
The Great Barrier Reef is on the verge of an ultimate demise. It is not completely dead quite yet, however it is dying at an astonishing rate. If the reef was a person, it would be on life support.
This beautiful, multi-colored reef has been in existence for around 25 million years and is just now facing extinction due to the unprecedented consequences and dangers of global warming.
The Great Barrier Reef is known as one of the world’s largest living structures. However, a 1,400-mile stretch of coral polyps that once existed off the coast of Queensland, Australia is no longer in good health. At it’s peak, it was once host to 2,900 individual reefs and 1,050 islands. Altogether, it was large than the United Kingdom and contained more biodiversity than all of Europe combined.