All posts tagged: climate change

Ticktock, Drip Drop

  I am dedicating this post in honor of the upcoming World Water Day (22 March).  The first World Water Day was in 1993.  The United Nations General Assembly designated 22 March as World Water Day.  Since its inception, World Water Day is celebrated around the world, drawing attention to various water related issues. This year’s theme is “Water Is” Check out the video below for more details. I love this theme.  It is important to step back and take a moment to ponder what does water mean to us and our lives.  Water holds such incredible value.  Many times we take it for granted that there is fresh water available to us.  We have clean water to drink, clean with, and cook with.  However, there are many who are not as fortunate.  For instance, “1 in 9 people lack access to safe water” (Water.org). Check out this video by Water.org Water is… everything.  Water is life.  Water is at the heart of our survival.   Conservation International has created an incredible short video raising …

Polar Bears On Thin Ice

  (Photo Credit: Huffington Post. Thomas Kokta / Caters News) Happy Kindness Wednesday!  This week is Polar Bear Week!  How awesome is that?  World Polar Bear Day is 27th February 2015.  In honor of the upcoming World Polar Bear Day, I am dedicating this post to polar bears. I absolutely love polar bears- they are one of my favorite animals. (Photo Credit: BBC) Polar bears are living on thin ice…  Since, May 2008, under the US Endangered Species Act, polar bears were listed as a threatened species.  This action was taken as a result of, the ongoing loss of their Arctic home- due to climate change.  As the Arctic continues to warm up, there is potential for greater loss of this fragile habitat.  “According to the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), ice coverage is likely to fall below one million square kilometres by 2050” (BBC)  Thus, if global action is not taken to preserve their natural habitat we could see a decline in the population of polar bears.  The thought of a world without polar …

Summer Heat Rising + Electricity Bills Skyrocketing

Summer the absolute best time of the year.  The only downer about summer is the rising electricity bills.  It doesn’t help that thanks to climate change and global warming we are experiencing more intense summer heat around the globe, not to mention other irregularities in the weather like more droughts, tornadoes, and intense hurricanes. Here in Cayman our glorious summer days whilst for the most part a blessing, it can be a curse, for instance the impact it has on our electricity bills,- you just can’t not run your air conditioning when living on an island (unless our famous Christmas breeze is waltzing through, then the A/C is trumped by the cool salty sea breeze). Here are 10 Eco Tips that may help you lower your electricity bill or  at least help you avoid having your bill drastically increase over the summer. Eco Tips For Saving Energy + Keeping Your Electricity Bill Manageable 1, Turn off the A/C when you are not home.  A/C is one of the biggest energy consumers. A/C is a must for …