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Ways to Save the Environment

A blog full of questions, but you have to find the answers yourself.
Can we honestly tell our grandchildren that we didn’t had a clou? That we didn’t know about the melting icecap?
That we couldn’t prevent the felling of ancient forests?
That it is not our fault the water is getting polluted?
That we had no ways to save the environment?

Watch this impressive video from Prince Ea, after that we talk again.

I AM SO SORRY !

Yes we will be sorry.
Sorry we did ignore the facts.
Sorry we do not have a “reserve earth”.
Sorry we only think about our own gain.
Sorry we messed thing up.

For what? For MONEY!

Money rules the world. And we are without scruple, wittingly, destroying the environment.

Can we really point a finger to governments, to industries, to multy-nationals?

Ways to Save the Environment?

Do you think before you buy something?
Do you know where your food comes from?
How do you throw your garbage away?How much energy do you use?

What kind of footprint do you leave on this planet?

Ways to Save the Environment!

OUR KITS are at stake!

Overcome your fear, and spread this words!
Use as much second hand articles as you can.
Recycle what ever you can.
Know we can change, stop and reverse this deadly process.
I am as much responsible as others.
Think before you do something.
Save this earth by working together as one!

Change the I AM SORRY into WE HAVE CHANGED!

Ways to save the environment
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Global Warming for Kids

As you all by now know, it is not going so well with our earth. In this industrial age, we are all together responsible for the global warming

For kids, this is a difficult subject to understand. Because they are growing up in a time where everything, of course, is electrical. In this blog, I want to give parents and educators some handles to explain global warming for kids.

At first, I want to show you a little video which I found on the website of  World Wildlife Fund. It counts from 1880 – 2005.  And for sure this problem did not dissolve until now. It is a Dutch site, but the little movie does not need words.

World Wildlife Fund
Global Warming for Kids Movie, 26 seconds, click here!

 Global Warming for Kids

When it comes to explaining global warming to kids, there are a lot of difficult words to explain. Words as greenhouse gases, dinitrogen monoxide, nitric oxide, ozone layer or carbon dioxide. I will leave them for what they are. I will attend the Kyoto protocol at the bottom of this article.

How can you, in an easy way, explain the global warming to them?

At first, you can start with the cause of what and who are responsible for the effect of the warming up of the earth.

  • The industrial progress, more and more industry
  • Cutting trees for our needs, p.e.  paper – furniture – houses etc.
  • Our use of electricity
  • More and more people using cars, shipping and truck transport
  • Mega production of the meat industry
  • ……about everything a human being thinks he needs

We have now determined the cause.

Global warming for kids warning sign

What can you do about it? I mean, in what way can every living person take its own responsibility.

  • You can be careful with your things and clothes, so you don’t have to replace them for new. And when you took care of your stuff, they are good enough to recycle.
  • You can recycle all your paper, that will save trees.
  • You can turn off the lights when you leave a room.
  • Or pull the plug out of your charger when not in use.
  • Do not use spray bottles with (N2O) (nitrous oxide)
  • Put a warm sweater on before turn up the central heater.
  • Use a timer for the shower.
  • Teach your children to look where the groceries are coming from, are they local, or have they travelled all around the world?
  • Be an example and walk more, or take your bike.
  • Use your car only if you really have to.
  • Teach your children to say NO to all plastic junk at the checkout.
  • The meat industry is the most harmful industry for our environment. Try to learn your children they will survive without a piece of meat every day. Even without any meat, they will!
  • You can vote! Yes, you can make a difference!
  • Everything we use becomes an attack on our environment because we are with 7 billion people right now. It is not one time a person throws away some paper. If everyone does that it will be 7 billion pieces of papers! 7 billion slices of meat! 7 billion chargers left in! 7 billion lights on!
City lights San Diego Bay
Turn out your lights!                                            City lights San Diego Bay –  Blogphoto TV – Thomas Hanna

 

Global Warming for Kids, the consequences when we do not listen to our scientists.

  • Floods caused by melting of Arctic ice
  • Extreme weather, hurricanes and thunderstorms
  • Diseases from bad air and water
  • Extinction of animals and plants
  • Extreme droughts

We get warnings from nature itself! The coral reefs are in a dying state. It is a warning the state of the seawater is very worrying. We are getting super storms. Nature will warn us, over and over again, we can choose to listen, and we can choose to ignore it.

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Global warming for kids resume.

Kyoto Protocol

In 1997 some top leaders came to the conclusion, there had to be a change. They came together in the Japanese city Kyoto.

Kyoto I. They proposed a protocol on how much pollution a country could make. A whole lot of countries would not sign this agreement. Because when you agree, you have to live up to it!

Kyoto II. Far from all industrialized countries comply with the Kyoto II, as many states did not participate in the first protocol. In addition to the 27 states of the EU there are about 10 countries participating.

There are 195 internationally recognized independent states. So 158 states are still not willing to change their habits to save the environment.

Large states (and polluters) as United States, Russia, Japan and Canada remain outside the protocol. The countries that have agreed to sign are accountable for about 15 percent of global emissions.

158 countries will not agree to change their lifestyle. They are our world leaders and refuse to sign this extreme important agreement.

The WWF and Greenpeace are really unhappy with this outcome.

My message to all parents, educators and children

When we can make our children aware of how heavy the load is on our environment, the production and transport, our consumption, perhaps we can save our environment…..for their children’s children! Our own children are the world leaders of the future.

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Teach the children well, and we can change the world in one decennium!

 

Global Warming for Kids

 


 

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What do Pesticides to our Beautiful Grandchildren

What do Pesticides to our Beautiful Grandchildren

and what do we explain to our precious grandchildren?

Pesticides

Pesticides are meant to be very toxic. We add them deliberately to our environment. They are meant to kill insects to maintain crops.

What do Pesticides to our Beautiful Grandchildren

Credit: D: Kenya mau-forest complex trans mara Rift small planes spraying chemicals on grain growers wheat grains agricultural pesticide health food quality security agriculture horizontal – Fred Hoogervorst, Wildlife and travel photography from photo nl.mystockphoto.com

With as result less insects, and that means less birds. Alarming mortality among bees, which means less crop. Planting in nature is getting toxic by polluted groundwater.

What do Pesticides to our Beautiful Grandchildren

More and more animals are getting effected. Increasingly land is being polluted.

How ignorant are we?

We are the mammals with sense? When are we gone use it?

We use soil fumigants. Residents, children and farmers are suffering from respiratory problems, tantalizing eyes and skin rashes.

What on earth are we thinking?

Yes, there are guidelines from the government, about which poison is aloud and how much. Which poison is not killing us directly and which poison is killing us directly.

And we use both, in the agricultural sector and in the war sector.

In the mean while there are pesticides in our:

  • CropWhat do Pesticides to our Beautiful Grandchildren
  • Fruit
  • Wine
  • Beer
  • Conserve
  • Drinking water

Also in

  • Rain
  • Snow
  • Rivers
  • Air
  • Groundwater

Even in our clothing!

The cotton industry works with fertilizer, pesticides and defoliant.

Only 2.5% of the arable land is producing biologic cotton.

What do Pesticides to our Beautiful Grandchildren
Biologic cotton label

What do you know about the results in the future?

What do Pesticides to our Beautiful Grandchildren?

  • There are pesticides who cause cancer.
  • Some can cause damage to our genetic material.
  • Other pesticides disrupt the functioning of our hormones.
  • Pesticides can disrupt the functioning of our immune system.
  • Many insecticides act on the central nervous system.
  • Some pesticides are absorbed by our fat tissue. The combined effect of such a cocktail of harmful substances is unpredictable.

Stupidity

We know that we are messing up, and we are still going on.

There are definitely a few essential things we need to survive.

Air, water and food

And we poison all three of them.

Remarkable, we need organisations like Greenpeace to conquer for a healthier and cleaner environment.

Where is our common sense gone to.

 So, what do you tell your grandchildren when they ask: “Grandma and Grandpa didn’t you know these chemicals where bad for us?

What will your answer be?

 

What do Pesticides to our Beautiful Grandchildren

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Quality of Life Starts with Equality

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Quality of Life Starts with Equality

This blog is a contribution to blog action day 2014

#bad2014 #blogactionday #inequality

 

Inequality brings life out of balance

 A better life starts with you

The quality of life starts with equality.  We, the people, are placing ourselves above all other life on earth, with all its consequences:

CO2 Emissions Pollutions Overconsumption.

The only guilty ones are human beings. It is not the cars, not the meat industry and not the companies that cause pollutant emissions.

The only perpetrator is HUMAN

There is only one guilty aspect of the pollution everywhere on earth, and that is the behavior of mankind. Man and woman whom individually withdraw them from any responsibility.

Mankind must change!

We want CHEAP

We want MUCH

We want to CONSUME

And it doesn’t matter where it comes from. Who makes it. Who is suffering from terrible working conditions? It is to much hassle for us to inquire. It goes well as it is. Or maybe not?

We all know that the meat industry is the biggest culprit in terms of CO2 emissions. But to eat less meat is quite a task.

Worldwide we feed 735 million kilos of grain to the life stock. The pollution is enormous. (Livestock 61%) and (Traffic 18%) You know as well as I do, that every day thousands of children die of malnutrition. Whilst there is enough food in the world to feed these children.

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Honestly, do you think about this figure when you decide to eat meat every day? Do you realize that every day you skip your meat you save up lives? Who do you think is responsible for the hunger on this planet?

Organic and vegetarian food needs some adjustment in your life, but isn’t that worth it?

When I look in the Wallmart and see the pitiful amount of biologic and fair-trade. I assume mankind is not yet ready to see their individual responsibility in this matter. And yet, it is the responsibility of every single person. We all know which the labels are of “better life” (pay attention to the number of stars) EKO, Biological, MSC, Fair-Trade.

CO2 Emissions Pollutions Overconsumption

What are you intend to do about it?

There is only one aspect of the pollution everywhere on earth, and that is the behavior of  MANKIND

By all means, we are warned of the adverse effects of smoking. No text is avoided. Excise duty is increased. Advertisements are strictly prohibited. In contrast, the subsidized livestock  and commercials about pound bangers easily transmitted.

What Tabacco can cause, you know that by now, but what about the knowledge of meat consumption?

 Eating meat is deadly  Smoking is deadly
 Protect your children: let them not eat meat  Protect your children: don’t let them inhale smoke
 Eating meat causes cancer, high blood pressure and heart disease  Smoking causes cancer, COPD and heart disease
 Meat, source of animal suffering  Tobacco, source of human suffering
 meat can make you fat  smoke can make you sick
 meat contains hormones and antibiotics  smoke contains over 7000 harmful substances
 meat is made from carcasses  Tobacco comes from the tobacco plant of the nightshade family
 meat pollutes groundwater  Tobacco: 300 cigarettes each cost a tree
 Meat creates scarcity in the food chain  Tobacco creates overcrowding in hospitals
 This tasty snack was once a living creature  This tasty tobacco was sprayed with pesticide

The man is an omnivore, and therefore, unlike a carnivore. Mankind is well functioning largely on plant foods. A little less meat does better than harm. And it is much better for the environment and the health of humans and animals. In the past, it was a sign of wealth to eat as much meat as possible and preferably every day. Now it is a sign of wealth to skip the meat deals and to replace them with a piece of organic meat or a vegetarian burger!
You do not MISS a piece of meat, you GIVE people and animals their dignity back in life.

Inequality brings life out of balance
The quality of life starts with equality
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The good the bad and the ugly bugs

The good the bad and the ugly bugs.

A few of the regular ones, we see in everyday life. The good Bees, the bad mosquitoes, the ugly spiders and of course the beautiful butterflies, which we often not appreciate in their fore stage as caterpillars.

Why are insects important?

Insects have a big role in our ecosystem. There are about 900,000 different species of insects which we know of, and probably some millions more we haven’t yet gave a name.

We all depend on each other, we all have a role in our ecosystem.

Far out the most important bug is the good Bee.

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Naturally, Natural

Naturally,  Natural

In fact, everything is naturally natural. We started out here with one earth. And that includes everything.

Something to think over….

Everything made here comes out of the same source, our very own earth. No one ever went into space to collect a huge amount of raw material.

How come we see plastic as “not natural” after all it is made out of crude oil, what ‘s a very natural product.

Where does plastic come from?
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Low budget easy educational vegetable garden

Low budget easy educational vegetable garden

Low budget easy educational vegetable garden
Vegetable garden

Start your own easy vegetable garden in your backyard. It will be an educative project for your kids. And it doesn’t take much space.

Low budget easy educational vegetable garden
Vegetable garden

 

 

 

 

High plants at the back are snow peas

 

Starting to build your vegetable garden

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