“It is no measure of health to be well-adjusted to a profoundly sick society”
“A people who lose their vision, perish” (Proverbs)
What We Do
Being Mindful of Air Quality
People are usually concerned about the quality of our air and how it can affect our respiratory system. Sometimes we forget that our pets are affected by it also. They can have respiratory problems, runny eyes and nose, just like humans get. Inside your home, you can improve air quality by replacing air filters on […]
If you hand wash your dishes, please be aware that you are wasting a lot of water doing it compared to using a dishwasher. Hand washing can use as much of 27 gallons of water per load. Using a dishwasher made after 2013, that is Energy Star certified can use about 3 gallons per load. […]
There is a huge problem with getting nutritious food to homeless people and low income people. The population of homeless people is at an extreme high. The USDA offers many resources for getting food to the needy. Check out the programs in the link. Many of these programs require volunteers, so if you are able […]
In the U.S., 500 million plastic straws are thrown away each day. They aren’t biodegradable, and they are too small to be recycled. They are light weight and blow out of refuse bins and around when thrown on the ground. A large percentage of them end up in oceans floating on the surface. When ingested […]
Making Purchases from Environmentally Friendly Companies
One of best ways to be environmentally conscious is to make sure you buy products that are recyclable, reusable, biodegradable, or organic. There is one company where we tried out some products and those products lived up to everything the company said they were. They use glass instead of plastic, essential oils instead of harsh […]
Growing a garden can be a very rewarding hobby. It makes you feel pride when you see those plants start to grow. It can be a little overwhelming though if you’ve never done this before. If you have a nursery you can go to, they will certainly be able to get you going. Read the […]
Habitat loss is one of the largest reasons that threaten wildlife. It is the main threat to 85% of all endangered and threatened species. Fragmentation, expansion of agricultural land, harvesting timber and overgrazing are just a few of the reasons for this loss. Some things you can do to help is to plant native trees, bushes, and flowers to attract local species and provide a water source for animals. Also , reduce pesticide use.
Bread is one of the top food items that is wasted and thrown away. In this day and age, the last thing anyone should do is waste food. There are many ways to use stale bread, like for croutons and more, and ways to prevent the staling process, like freezing it. There are many sites you can find that give great ideas about not wasting bread.
Noise pollution is the 2nd largest environmental cause to health problems. Can you believe that! Environmental noise contributes to 48,000 new cases of ischemic heart disease, and 12,000 premature deaths per year, and even animals migrate more to get away from noise. That’s crazy! You can help with noise pollution in your home by upgrading insulation, closing windows, wearing ear plugs(for landscape blowers, construction, etc), turn off electric devices, and lower volume.
There is such an incredible amount of food waste in the world especially from stores that won’t sell imperfect produce because consumers won’t buy it. One way you can help the planet is to buy these imperfect foods from companies that sell them, like the company Imperfect Foods. Maybe you could buy from them, or another company, once a month or more to help the planet from food waste.
Frogs have been living for over 250 million years and are practically unchanged. Frog species are dying off so rapidly now and telling scientists that there are enormous problems with our biosphere. As they die off, many animals are without a food source which in turn breaks up the circle of life. To help with this we can stop flushing medications down the toilet, try not to pollute the air, and not use pesticides.
Every year in the U.S. 27 million cats and dogs are born. 4 million of these animals are euthanized, many are healthy adoptable animals, because homes cannot be found for them. The problem is that people are still not spaying/neutering them. To help with this horrible situation, if you have a pet that is not fixed, make an appointment ASAP.
Our oceans are so polluted with waste, chemicals, spills and more, that many species that live there are being endangered and extinct. One very simple thing you can do today right now, that isn’t being done enough, is to conserve water so excess wastewater does not spill into the oceans.
The U.S is the leading country for producing waste in landfills. 292.4 million tons to be exact. The top 3 waste products in landfills are food, paper/paperboard and plastics which most of those products can be recycled. You can do your part by recycling paper/paperboard and plastics (even if you don’t get paid for them), and as an example for food, starting a compost bin with food scraps.
Promoting peace in the world is something we all want, but that idea is vastly overwhelming. You can help promote peace by doing things just in your own community. Here’s a few ways: become familiar with your neighbors and community; plan peaceful events like a community picnic/potluck or get-together at a park; volunteer; attend community events.
GMO seeds and food are known to have chemicals in them that are lab-created and are bad for people’s bodies and also bad for the environment. One thing you can do to avoid these is to buy organic foods at your store and even better at farmer’s markets.
Bees are an integral part of our ecosystem. They help plants to reproduce. Without them, crops would die and the world will starve. The bees are rapidly disappearing, so here’s something you can do to help the bees: plant some bee-friendly flowers that produce nectar and pollen.
Carbon dioxide emissions trapped in our atmosphere cause global warming which cause climate change that affects animal’s habitats, melting polar ice caps, rising sea level and many more dangerous effects. To help with this, we should do one or more of the following: drive more efficiently, don’t eat as much red meat, plant trees, make your home more energy efficient and reduce air travel.