Tuesday, July 21, 2020

CLIMATE CHANGE FACT 114 | Five Precent, Yet 22% of the Problem

The United States constitutes 5% of the world's population and contributes to 22% of the world’s carbon emission.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

CLIMATE CHANGE FACT 113 | Global Temperature Increased

It's Getting Hot In Here! 

The global temperature on an average has increased by 0.6 to 1 degree Celsius till the 20th century.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

CLEAN EARTH | Do You Love Coffee?

Small things can make a big difference.

Consider your humble cup of coffee, the world’s second-most valuable legal commodity after oil, with environmental and social impacts to match. Stir up some positive change by asking your barista and/or office manager to switch to organic and Fair Trade-labeled brands.

Then do your bit to reduce the energy and waste involved in producing transporting, and disposing of more than 1.9 million tons of paper and plastic cups and plates thrown away in the U.S. each year: use your own mug. You need to wash it, sure, but life cycle analysis shows that over its life of about 3,000 uses a mug is associated with 30 times less solid waste and 60 times less air pollution than the equivalent drinks in a disposable paper or foam cups.

Sunday, June 21, 2020

CLIMATE CHANGE FACT 112 | 408 part​s per million.

The concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2)​​​​​​​ in our atmosphere, as of 2018, is the highest it has been in 3 million years.

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Monday, June 15, 2020

CLEAN HEALTH | Try Triphala

Avoid constipation and stay regular with Triphala, an Ayurvedic blend of three fruits that is believed to help tone the gastrointestinal tract. Look for capsules of Triphala and follow package direction

#triphala #ayurvedic #fruits #gastrointestinaltract #cleanhealth #sustainablehealth #createdbyearth

Sunday, June 7, 2020

CLIMATE CHANGE FACT 111 | 2016 ​was the warmest year on record.

NASA and NOAA data show that global averages in 2016 were 1.78 degrees F (0.99 degrees C) warmer than the mid-20th century average. Seventeen of the 18 warmest years have occurred since 2000.

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Monday, June 1, 2020

CLEAN EARTH | Promote Public Transportation

How often do you stand around trying to hail a cab to get across the city simply because it requires less thought than working out what bus, train, or subway to catch? When you factor in things like time spent parking, public transportation is often just as quick as driving, as well as being much cheaper. 

Encourage staff to use public transportation whenever possible, and take the hassle out of it by providing maps and timetables for local services in the staff room or your intranet. 

Buy tickets in bulk for staff use rather than just shelling out for cabs. Encourage greater use of public between home and work through interest-free loans for annual travel passes.
#promotepublictransportation #publictransportation #travel #cleanearth #sustainability #createdbyearth

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

CLIMATE CHANGE FACT 110 | 11% of emissions.

Eleven percent of all global greenhouse gas emissions caused by humans are caused by deforestation — comparable to the emissions from all of the cars and trucks on the planet.

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Friday, May 15, 2020

Clean Health | Go Fish

If you suffer from dry eyes, up your seafood intake.

Salmon, sardines, and mackerel contain omega-3 fatty acids, which the body uses to produce tears, among other things. Research suggests that people who consume higher amounts of these fats are less likely to have dry eyes.

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#fish #omega3 #fats #eyes #tears #cleanhealth #sustainablehealth #createdbyearth

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Friday, May 1, 2020

CLEAN EARTH | Plant Life

Indoor plants can play a crucial role in your local work environment. A plant on your desk is not only nice to look at but also acts as a natural air filter, absorbing airborne pollutants and computer radiation while replenishing oxygen levels. It’s also an act as a natural air filter, absorbing airborne pollutants and computer radiation while replenishing oxygen levels.

It’s also an air cooler, through the evaporative process known as transpiration. Indoor plants help protect you from the germs of your colleagues, with research showing they significantly reduce the incidence of fatigue, coughs, sore throats, and other cold-related illnesses. Plus they have a measurable effect in reducing stress levels, so it doesn’t hurt to have one close by for when you get stuck on hold while on the phone.
#plantlife #airfilter #oxygen #germs #stress #cleanearth #sustainability #createdbyearth

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

CLIMATE CHANGE FACT 108 | 800 million people.

Eleven percent of the world’s population is currently vulnerable to climate change impacts such as droughts, floods, heatwaves, extreme weather events, and sea-level rise.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Clean Health | Don't Skip Breakfast

Fiber in the morning means less hunger late in the afternoon when you're most likely to feel tired and gorge yourself on sugar. My morning dose comes from steel-cut oatmeal, usually mixed with raisins, walnuts, and flaxseed oil. An early start on eating also keeps your metabolism more active throughout the day; breakfast eaters are thinner than people who just rush out the door.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

CLIMATE CHANGE FACT 107 | Coastal ‘blue carbon’ ecosystems are critical.

Just 0.7% of the world’s forests are coastal mangroves, yet they store up to 10 times as much carbon per hectare as tropical forests.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Clean Earth | Teaching Aides

The size of the green market remains far smaller than what consumers’ stated environmental concerns indicate it should be. 

This is the problem--and also an opportunity. It suggests many people are unsure about how to translate their personal values to their consumption choices, and perhaps also less than convinced about the difference it makes.

Your staff plays a crucial role. They are at the front line in communicating the environmental performance of your business; they will reinforce the rest of your good work if they’re able to “talk green” with demanding customers. Invest in education and training and the benefits will flow.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

CLIMATE CHANGE FACT 106 | Nearly 1 million hectares lost.

An area of coastal ecosystems larger than New York City is destroyed every year, removing an important buffer from extreme weather for coastal communities and releasing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

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Sunday, March 15, 2020

Clean Health: Drink Oolong Tea

Drink Oolong Tea Three Times a Day..?

The compounds in the tea called polyphenols to appear to be responsible for the improvement in itching and other symptoms. Research suggests that people with mild eczema sure drink oolong tea three times a day


Saturday, March 7, 2020

CLIMATE CHANGE FACT 105 | Save nature. It’s cheaper.

Conserving ecosystems is ​often more cost-effective than human-made interventions. In the Maldives, building a sea wall for coastal protection cost about US$ 2.2 billion. Even after 10 years of maintenance costs, it is still four times cheaper to preserve the natural reef.

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Sunday, March 1, 2020

Clean Earth: Other Office Supplies

Get Supplies Made from Recycled & Eco-Friendlier Materials 

What’s true of pens and paper is true of other office consumables, with a wide variety of envelopes, sticky notes, ring binders, notebooks, and other general supplies made from recycled and eco-friendlier materials now available.

Use a desk caddy to save envelopes, rubber bands, and paper clips for reuse, and ask your office manager to establish an exchange spot for other items such as bubble wrap and padded envelopes. Request designs that other stationery, supplies, reuse, refillable, clean earth, sustainability, created by earth reuse, such as envelopes that have resealable flaps and space for multiple addresses, or adhesive-tape holders that are refillable rather than disposable.

Friday, February 21, 2020

CLIMATE CHANGE FACT 104 | Nature is an untapped solution.

Tropical forests are incredibly effective at storing carbon — providing at least 30% of action needed to prevent the worst climate change scenarios. Yet nature-based solutions only receive only 2% of all climate funding.

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Saturday, February 15, 2020

Clean Health: Have as Much Sex as Possible

What's the harm in trying?

If a 50-something woman could have sex 700 times a year, the exercise and stress reduction would make her look and feel years younger. What's the harm in trying? The next time you don’t feel particularly in the mood, remind yourself that not having sex is literally killing you no matter what your age is! -Women Health Magazine

Friday, February 7, 2020

CLIMATE CHANGE FACT 103 | 195 nations on board.

195 countries signed the 2015 Paris Agreement, agreeing to limit global warming and adapt to climate change, partly by protecting nature.

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Saturday, February 1, 2020

Clean Earth: Measure And Manage

Introduce Energy-Efficiency Measures

Commercial buildings and industrial facilities produce 45 percent of the nation’s greenhouse emissions. Energy use in intensive factory operations is understandable; in office buildings, it’s unnecessarily high. Lease arrangements often provide no financial incentive for a tenant to introduce energy-efficiency measures, nor even the capability to monitor use.

Negotiate a lease in which reduced energy and water consumption will benefit both your company and your landlord. Managing building-related electricity use can be particularly cost-effective since it makes up a disproportionately large part of peak electricity demand, which can amount to as much as half of total electricity costs.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

CLIMATE CHANGE FACT 102 | Price tag: US$ 140​ billion per year.

This is what it would take to make the changes humanity needs to adapt to a warming world. It may sound like a lot, but it’s less than 0.1% of global GDP.​​​

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Clean Health: Sweat Till You're Wet

Work up a sweat

If you can work up a sweat for just 1 hour a week, you'll enjoy a range of benefits: reduced risk of heart attack, better mood, and lower blood pressure. I like interval training on the elliptical, with 15 pullups and 15 dips every 10 minutes. Your muscles will become more efficient, so you'll have more stamina for more enjoyable activities that also work up a sweat.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

CLIMATE CHANGE FACT 101 | Fight climate change, naturally.

Natural climate solutions like ending deforestation and restoring degraded forests could, at the global level, create 80 million jobs, bring 1 billion people out of poverty and add US$ 2.3 trillion in productive growth.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Clean Earth: Pens And Pencils

Make a better impression in your written work... 

Americans buy more than 5.1 billion pens every year, and most are the disposable type, thrown in the trash once the ink runs dry. That adds up to about 770 tons more of unnecessary plastic waste in landfills each year.

Make a better impression in your written work by using long-life refillable pens made from recycled plastic, paper, or timber, or from fully biodegradable bio-plastic (derived from corn starch). Also, look for pencils manufactured from sustainably harvested timber or wood substitutes such as recycled paper, old plastic cups, wood offcuts, and reclaimed denim.