Green Farmers and Products: Oil-based fertilizers and insecticides make up approximately one-third of the energy used in farming and agricultural production. While many farmers are concerned with environmental issues they need affordable natural products that help limit the carbon dioxide entering into the atmosphere. Approximately three-quarters of a million acres in the world are now farmed by “greener” farmers, and many of their healthier products are found in grocery and whole food stores. Help reduce your carbon footprint on the Earth and buy these “greener” products.
Today’s World: It seems that in a society as modern as ours where humans are living longer, billionaires are flying into space for a steak dinner, and robots work in just about every discipline, we should be able to solve pollution problems. While environmental issues are not new, we do have some new tools. We can be creative and we can take action now. Let’s open the door to a “greener” future!
Change the way you look at things: If you believe we have a responsibility to protect our environment and protect our descendants the time to act is now. We benefit from the forward thinking of our ancestors. What will our legacy be? Do we have the same commitments and convictions? It is never too late to make that change.
Solar Power: “Let the sun shine in.” Our sun is a wonderful and largely untapped resource. We should work with it instead of against it. Its power can decrease the cost of doing business and increase productivity. Every future business model should include a solar element. Not doing so is a blatant waste of free energy.
Renewable Energy in America: Petroleum, Natural Gas, Coal and Nuclear are our main sources of energy. But, America is changing. We are beginning to have a clearer view of what “greenhouse gases” are doing to our world, and why we need to have cleaner options. We have many renewable choices for generating power. Wind, solar and methane are common alternatives. Conservation is also a key element. For example, geo-thermal technology helps heat and cool using natural ground temperatures so heating and cooling units in buildings use less energy. As more and more people use these “greener” sources of energy, carbon dioxide in the air will drop and give us a healthier environment for our children and grandchildren.
The Smart Shopper: Our current “climate change” situation demands that we become smart shoppers. Shopping with companies who also want to help conserve our world’s environment is an important message each one of us can send. Ask your favorite company if they have an environmental policy. Do they care about the environment? Are they considered a “green company?” What products do they carry? What is the process in which they obtain their products?” Are they more concerned with the ends than the means. With a little effort we can be responsible, informed consumers and let corporate America know that Green is the new Red, White and Blue.
Turning our cities “green” Cities are re-thinking urban renewal strategies to include “green” building and environmental concerns. Community gardens in empty lots, urban forests, energy efficient buildings and pervious concrete parking areas to reduce stress on aging sewer systems are some ways cities coast to coast are improving urban planning.
Turn the “green” lights on Compact fluorescent light bulbs make more sense than traditional incandescent bulbs. They use less electricity and last longer. They cost a little more, but an average user can expect to save up to $36 in energy costs over the lifetime of the bulb. Like all fluorescent bulbs they should be disposed of properly.
Tread lighter on the earth: calculate your carbon footprint In order to find out your affect on the environment, you must figure out how much carbon emission or greenhouse gasses you are responsible for. Calculating how much carbon dioxide (Co2) you and your lifestyle emit is equal to your “carbon footprint.” Use our Carbon Angel Calculator to figure out your emissions and your yearly affect on our environment. The Carbon Angel Calculator will help you to see which areas of your lifestyle are causing the greatest affect and show where you can make changes needed to lessen your impact. Every little bit helps.