If you are truly concerned about your carbon footprint and the impact of your lifestyle on the environment, you can easily make these six small changes to your daily routine and be happy with the new and greener lifestyle you and your family have chosen.
Although you’ve probably baby-proofed and detoxed your home as a way to create a safe environment for your newborn, you might have overlooked a few hidden dangers that can pose a threat to their health. If you’re planning to breastfeed your baby, you already know the importance of having a natural, healthy diet. However, you need to be selective and careful not only about the foods you consume but also about the products you put on your body because they may contain certain toxic chemicals that you can transfer to your baby. Whether it comes to your soap, hand cream or lipstick, consider making the switch to personal care products based on natural, toxin-free ingredients.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond delivered his Autumn Budget to British Parliament on 22 November 2017, announcing new measures to address air pollution, which included a vehicle excise duty increase for new diesel cars not meeting emissions limits. The extra income will be invested in the £22m clean air fund.
Driverless cars were praised as being part of cutting-edge UK technology and an additional £400m investment is to be put into electric cars.
While this is a much-needed response, much more needs to be done.
Environmentalism is no longer a pastime topic to be discussed over running appliances; it has become a way of life for millions of mindful individuals across the globe who aim to protect Mother Earth from harm. According to NASA, global warming as a consequence of climate change is reaching near catastrophic levels, and if humanity doesn’t change its ways soon, there might not be an earth left for future generations.
Since the earliest of times, people have valued the healing qualities of gardens. Once, those lush sanctuaries with waterworks, rare flowers and songbirds were available only to the richest. Romantic poets of the 19th century felt a deep attachment to nature and believed that gardens are the place of creativity – only there can a human be completely free. Many healthcare centers today maintain green spaces where patients can recuperate and relieve the stress of therapy. For a home gardener, a healing garden doesn’t heal only the soul by bringing joy, peace, and balance, but also provides a great form of exercise through digging, planting, weeding and decorating. Here are some simple tips you can try.
In the past, people readily used materials with unknown properties. Sure, they used some durability tests for different materials, but these usually ended with approximate results. Unfortunately, a lot of times this ended in disaster. Furthermore, some materials, although durable and easy to mold, tend to become toxic over the course of the years. In the past, however, this was something that science had no way of determining due to a lack of adequate tools for the job. Finally, there are also hidden properties of materials, such as different behavior under certain climate conditions or external pressure.
Is there a source of energy so perfect and pure that can be used on a daily basis without limitations, pollution, and global warming emissions? Our sun is, without a doubt, the oldest source of energy on Earth. Since ancient times, people have found ways to harness its vast energy potential. Over the years, solar energy systems have moved towards a truly sustainable energy source that, apart from being economic, has many environmental benefits. Still, a wide-scale use of solar systems in recent years has revealed potential negative environmental implications that we need to solve in order to continue with the development of solar farms.
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.