All posts tagged: carbon emissions

Be Kind to Planet Earth…

  A belated Project: Words of Kindness post. One of the best ways that we can be kind to planet Earth, is by being as environmentally responsible as we can.  The clock is ticking and Earth Hour is just days away.  How exciting!  Earth Hour is an internationally celebrated event.  A worldwide symbolic gesture of turning off non-essential lights to illuminate environmental issues such as: climate change and the need to reduce our carbon emissions. Take the pledge: Lights Out for Earth Hour A great way to participate in Earth Hour, is by taking a pledge to turn off non-essential lights during Earth Hour, 8:30pm-9:30pm local time.  You can go a step beyond that, and choose to get unplugged for Earth Hour.  Unplug any electronic devices that are fully charged or not needed for use, or considered non-essential.  Remember, items that are turned off, yet still plugged in, are still burning electricity, known as “phantom electricity.” Consider unplugging  items which are non-essential or not needed for use. Take the pledge and support the National Trust for …

The Falling of Trees In a Forest […] Does it make a Sound?

  Today let’s celebrate International Day of Forests.  At the heart of International Day of Forests it is a “global celebration of forests” it “provides a platform to raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests and of trees outside forests” (UN). Did you know? “Forests cover one third of the Earth’s land mass, performing vital functions around the world” (UN)  If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?  Yes! The falling of trees -deforestation- is making a big sound.  Nature is speaking, and we need to listen. Forests are vital to our environment, they “cover 31% of the land area of our planet” (WWF).  Most importantly, they are the beating heart and lungs of our planet, so to speak.  Trees produce oxygen, which we need to breathe- to live.  In addition, forests provide a home to many wildlife species, many of which are threatened by deforestation- devastating their natural habitat. Deforestation is jeopardizing our environment.  It impacts a wide range …