Why is Joshua Tree National Park so amazing?! It's the trees that this glorious park is named after! These prickly wacky stubs average lifespan is 500 years, but the oldest is calculated to be around 1000 years old. That's 1000 more reasons to love and continue to protect them!
If you pass through Joshua Tree while the government is shut down remember to pack out what you pack in. Leave no trace behind! And please, leave the trees alone, they've been there a long time. Make that a general rule of thumb. The trees and the Park Rangers will thank you for it.
Learn about Joshua Tree National park HERE!
This is a friendly reminder no matter where you are, whether a park or just walking the streets, an overflowing garbage is one that hasn't been picked up, To avoid the temptation to creating an even bigger mess by adding to the pile, just pack out what you packed in! It's easy! And you will feel better that you didn't add to an already icky problem! Yay! Show you love where you live by keeping your streets and parks clean!
Companies are changing for the better! Thank you to Ikea, Royal Caribbean and Sea World for banning plastic straws and bags from your facilities. Let's hope your strong stance will influence others (shareholders) of other large companies to follow suit. Learn about these changes (which can't come soon enough!) HERE!
Habits are hard to break but this one will help us all, especially our wonderful sea creatures, who are the ones hurting from our plastic overload. Remember if you can't use it refuse it! Let's reject straws and plastic bags! We have more power by just saying no.
China has stopped purchasing our recyclables unless we start "cleaning" up our act! They give us a 0.5 % buffer of impurities...Otherwise our garbage stays here. Keep it clean and learn about our predicament in San Francisco, HERE!
As we push to be a zero waste city by 2020 (that's two years!) let's be more cognizant about what we purchase. If you can't reuse it, refuse it! That means avoid one use plastics! Try it. See if you can take a tally of what you pick up at the grocery store. You might be throwing away more than you think. The bottom line, this stuff we are throwing out is building up.
After all it's quite easy! Say, "No Thanks" to the straw in your drink, to the lids for your take out coffee's. A little bit every day, makes a huge difference! Even the Royals are jumping on the Green bandwagon. Check it out HERE!
That's one classy Palace! Turns out the Queen and Sir Attenborough have bonded over the red hot alarm of one use plastics that are destroying our oceans. The Royals have put their high pedigree foot down and have had enough! They have banned plastics from the household and are turning to a greener alternative. Learn about this transition HERE!
This winter has been particularly cold, especially in our warmer southern coastal states. Unfortunately, it can be quite devastating for our fun loving sea creatures! In particular the Sea Turtle. Hundreds of them get paralyzed, essentially, stunned by the cold. At that point they become casualties of boats and or develop pneumonia. Learn about the sea turtle HERE! And let's celebrate those that rescue them and help keep our sea turtles safe!
Explorer, Environmentalist, and filmmaker James Cameron, along with his wife Suzy Amis Cameron are on the front lines of eating Green and saving the planet while doing it! The Guardian shares their message HERE!
*Veganism can be hard to do, but it's easy to reduce your intake of meats, dairy and eggs. Beef and lamb are ESPECIALLY toxic to the environment. Look for alternative proteins, like legumes, nuts, quinoa, even oats! Did you know that one cup of oats is 26 grams of protein while 1/4 pound beef patty is 20 grams of protein. Looks like the plant based protein wins this round!
By choosing more mindful eating habits and sticking to primarily vegetarian/vegan lifestyle, we are cutting down on pollution, deforestation and loss of habitat. Let's "cut down" our intake of animal based products and PLANT some trees instead! And let's protect what we've got while we've got it. After all, there is only one Earth.
As we ever so slowly evolve away from fossil fuels, the vegetation of the sea has surprised us as being a source of energy! Learn about it HERE!
Bugs are an integral part of the food chain and pesticides are the min culprit to their major decline! We need our bugs! Learn about this study done in Germany HERE!
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