Category Environment

This Earth is the only Earth we have. The environment we grow up influences our health and well-being. It is our responsibility to protect and preserve it from harm because without proper action, it will become inhospitable over time.

There is a lot of talk in the news today about climate change, sustainability, and renewable resources.  The resources we use have a direct impact on the environment. Pollutants can harm the air, water, and food sources of all plants and animals. People want to shift away from fossil fuels because they aren’t sustainable and release pollutants and carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.  Renewables are resources which naturally replenish – wind, solar, biomass, hydrothermal energy, geothermal energy.  Some even consider nuclear energy renewable, although that comes with its own dangers. Climate change plays a part in this because we now realize that our past dependence on fossil fuels, among other environmental negligence, lead to an increase in global temperature. We must protect and preserve the environment.

Living sustainably means making a conscious effort to maintain a healthy environment by reducing one’s carbon footprint, moderating energy and food consumption, as well as reducing excess waste. While it may seem small, any way you positively contribute to the environment, be it recycling or opting to power your home with solar, is for the better.  We as a global society have much to learn from last year’s climate agreement.  Bees are dying off and the Great Barrier Reef is still in jeopardy. To counteract climate change we need to come together and take action to fight against pollution and create conversations that promote conservation.

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6 Energy-Efficient Green Building Materials

Read Time: 3 minutesThe green building trend of the 21st century has a number of goals. Increasing the sustainability of…

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The Top 10 Environmental Issues of 2017 Should Make You Worry

Read Time: 5 minutesAs the year 2017 comes closer and closer, everyone gets excited for a new year and new…

energy storage

Will Cheaper Energy Storage Accelerate Switching to Clean Energy?

Read Time: 3 minutesThe United States’ energy grid is astonishingly complex – so complex most people don’t really understand how…

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Expanded Offshore Drilling Harms the Gulf

Read Time: 2 minutesEnergy from oil and other fossil fuels has been a driving force in our economy since the…

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Minimize the Environmental Impact of Construction

Read Time: 2 minutesThere are many studies about how to reduce our carbon footprint in all aspects of life. One of the…

renewable energy

Is Auctioning Renewable Energy the Future?

Read Time: 2 minutesAs the world begins its quest to end reliance on fossil fuels, companies have been racing to…

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The Great Barrier Reef Is in Great Danger

Read Time: 2 minutes In honor of Earth Day, it’s important to give attention to the Great Barrier Reef, which…

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Renewables Could Replace Your Energy Sources

Read Time: 2 minutesIf you’re the kind of person who cares about the planet and making eco-friendly choices in your…

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Learning from the Paris Climate Agreement

Read Time: 3 minutesThe final meeting of the Paris Climate Agreement on Saturday, December 12th marked the end of a monumental…

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Do You Want to Be a Snowman… Or Be Prepared for Winter?

Read Time: 3 minutes“Winter is coming.” Actually, it’s already here. The issue then becomes, “Are you ready for winter?” Obviously,…