Changing this cycle for the better requires us to think more critically and maybe even do some extra research, but the rewards for doing so are immense. Before we decide to make a purchase we should ask ourselves, where do these materials come from? Where was this good produced? By who, and at what cost?
Posts tagged: conservation
The survival and protection of polar bears and their habitat are urgent issues. “Their dependence on sea ice means that climate warming poses the single most important threat to [polar bears'] persistence,” a team of researchers reported in the Cryosphere, a journal of the European Geosciences Union.
It is up to all of us to reduce our own unnecessary plastic consumption. We can all make an effort to avoid plastic and reduce our consumption of products with excess plastic packaging. In doing so, we can encourage businesses to improve product and packaging design to use less plastic, seek out more environmentally friendly packaging alternatives, and increase emphasis on recycled plastics.
Wetlands are among the most productive ecosystems in the world. A wetland is an area of land where water covers the soil, for all or a portion of the year. Wetlands come in many forms including swamps, marshes, estuaries, mudflats, lakes, lagoons, ponds, deltas, coral reefs, billabongs, shallow seas, floodplains, and more.
“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.”
- John Muir
Deforestation is the clearing of a forest or stand of trees where the land is thereafter converted to a non-forest use, often resulting in damage to the quality of the land.