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Just Say No To Imported Cut Flowers

Valentine’s Day is coming.
Thinking of flowers? Please use locally grown flowers instead of imported cut flowers for any occasion. There are many reasons to do so. Imported cut flowers have a huge carbon footprint, use large amounts of water, fertilizers and pesticides that in many countries are not controlled.
(I asked a woman in charge of a local Costco’s cut flower display where the flowers came from. Columbia was her answer. She was not pleased either.)
Support your local businesses and farms.

This video does a great job of explaining why imported cut flowers are a bad idea.

“Toxic cocktail: The secret within your flowers”

#cutflowers #environment #carbon_footprint #poisons #seasonal #organic #local

What will be the carbon footprint of COP 25?

I posted this on another social network recently:

“Let’s fly around the world to save the world? Ever hear of video conferencing? Well meaning but think about it.”

Some one commented to the above: “…it isn’t so black and white. It may be worth spending a little carbon now to save more carbon later”.

And I replied:

“But they keep spending carbon year after year. Getting tired of it. Haven’t heard of any such organization using video conferencing. I try my best to reduce my carbon footprint they should also. So I will continue to call them out. Some one has to.”

And then I see this article today in Deutsche Welle that strengths my stand on environmental organizations and environmentalists flying around the planet purporting to wanting to save the world.

“Should private jets be banned to spare the climate?

As delegates arrive in Madrid for the next round of UN climate talks, many will be traveling by air — including in private jets. With luxury air travel taking off, DW looks at the environmental impact.”

https://p.dw.com/p/3TXvY

So many organizations hold international conferences requiring long plane travel increasing attendees’ carbon footprint. Yes, a few may actually need to meet face to face but most could view talks via video links. I find this hypocritical and it speaks of either extreme arrogance, selfishness and or ignorance.

ONLY YOU CAN PREVENT FIREWORKS

It’s that time again. Fireworks will once more fill the atmosphere with particulate matter and numerous heavy metals to be inhaled by human and non-human alike. These ‘delightful’ aerial displays rain down billions of plastic pieces to pollute our waterways and soil year after year. Let alone the noise pollution. Something to think about on this Fourth of July. Please inform your family, friends and community of the toxic and environmental dangers of fireworks. Fireworks are deadly for numerous reasons. There are safer alternatives. Just say no to fireworks.

Thank you.

(Photo is screenshot from YouTube)

http://fireworkspollution.com

http://backcountryattitude.com/toxic_fireworks.html

https://youtu.be/KhDEEN4gcpI synchronized drones

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Night_festivals

Do You Feed Birds?

A few thoughts from the Australian podcast ‘Off Track’.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/off-track-abc-rn/id499806038?mt=2&i=1000401270112

Just Say No To Fireworks

As you ooh and aah at the fireworks this New Year’s Eve just remember the the particulates and heavy metals in the smoke and the plastic and other pollutants that are spread across the environment and pollute the air you breathe. Try to remain out of the clouds of smoke. If your local community does not care about the environment and the health of their citizens take action to inform your representatives of the dangers of fireworks and the much better alternatives. Synchronized drones, laser shows and White Night Festivals sans pyrotechnics are much better and safer alternatives.

#fireworks # trash #litter #pollution #particulatematter #airpollution #plasticpollution #health #dangers #plasticsucks #lasershow #alternatives #whitenightfestival #drones

http://backcountryattitude.com/toxic_fireworks.html

http://fireworkspollution.com

http://www.dailyastorian.com/Local_News/20150618/ka-boom-fireworks-create-an-eco-bombshell

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/story?id=97959&page=1

http://flowingdata.com/2014/09/26/drones-programmed-for-light-painting-in-the-sky/

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Night_festivals

Car parts made from plant based material

https://www.usatoday.com/videos/money/2017/02/09/watch-how-car-parts-made-tomatoes-and-shredded-cash/97712714/

Keystone Pipeline Letter

Dear Mr. Kerry,

 

The Keystone XL pipeline will tranport an incredibly corrosive and deadly product across our country with the real possibility of destroying wildlife habitats, polluting our groundwater and surface waterways and destroying people's way of life. All this for a neighboring country whose government's attitude towards climate change is diametrically opposed to our own beliefs and for a few jobs. Big money from big business is the only support this pipeline has. Its proponents care nothing of the environment. An environment we have a stewardship to maintain come climate change or big money. If we do not have a clean and viable environment to live in then what else matters? So some brothers may make more money? They can't count what they already have. They are selfish and if our government gives in to their misinformation and dubious tactics it is just as selfish. It is the coming generations that will reap the horrors of the pipeline approval. This is the defining moment of the present administration. Will their commitment to a cleaner, healthier and safer world turn out to be real or another lie and disappointment? The real people have spoken. Your legacy and our future is in your hands. Choose wisely.

Thank you.

Chevron’s Dirty Tricks

Chevron Used Secret Lab to Hide Dirty Soil Samples from Ecuador Court, Say Company Documents Oil Giant Also Duped Its Own Paid Experts To Give False Testimony About Deceptive Sampling http://bit.ly/sx6WSh

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