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.
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.
In the concrete jungle, it can be difficult to find any sign of green. With so many man-made structures crowding out any potential farmlands, urban gardening can seem like an oxymoron. However, to feed a constantly growing population, gardeners are taking to the rooftops to find a new place to grow food.
There is a growing movement towards making use of urban rooftops to support the needs of the world’s population of 7.5 billion people. According to a renowned Waterplex article, urban agriculture could potentially end world hunger and even reduce overall global pollution.(1) With these potential benefits, it may be time to consider building your own rooftop garden.
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.
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.
It’s that time of year! Maybe you’re already signed up for this season, or maybe you’ve never heard about them. A CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share is a local farm offering a certain number of farm “shares” of his/her crop to the public. These vary and typically consist of veggies, but often times include fruit, eggs, cheeses, and even meat. Consumers purchase a share from their selected farmer and receive a predetermined quantity of the farmer’s crop regularly throughout the growing season. Even in Western PA, where we experience a relatively harsh winter, there are plenty of programs and shares to choose from 12 months throughout the year.
WHY SHOULD YOU SIGN UP FOR ONE?
Our eating and shopping habits are not just important for health, but for our local economies, the environment, and the future of our food system.
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.
You don’t need to have any previous experience nor compromise your environmental values to start a successful business. If you are environmentally oriented and have the entrepreneurial spirit, you can start your organic business from scratch. Here are some important things to consider when embarking on a journey that might not only bring financial benefits but will also raise awareness of the benefits going organic will have on the health of your customers and the environment.