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How to Keep our environment clean for the future

5 Ways to Keep the Environment Clean

Environment that we talk about here is the surrounding areas that we are exposed to such as the water we take, soil where we plant crops, air we breathe.

With the ever increasing use of technology and industries flourishing the amount of pollution in our environment is increasing at a rapid pace ever before the industrial revolution. Keeping our environment clean is an important part of our lives. It is important to focus on this as we have to make sure that the environment is preserved for future generations.

Water pollution and litters are considered to be two of the main cause of our environment being unhealthy and dirty.

In order to clean the environment there are 5 steps that we can follow:

  • The 3Rs are considered to be the most important and easiest way to keep our environment clean and minimize it from pollution. Reduce, Recycle and Reuse are the famous 3 R’s that can keep our environment clean. By reducing the usage of harmful materials, and recycling items such as paper and glass and at the same time reusing goods that can be reused will reduce the pollution levels in the air, water and soil and keep them environment clean.
  • Planting more trees increase the oxygen level in the atmosphere. This way there is an increase in the total oxygen level thus resulting in cleaner air to breathe. Trees absorb exhale air the carbon dioxide from machineries exhaust and carbon monoxide from industries and give out fresh oxygen for all living things.
  • Many people litter along the road, public ground and even at home. This is a bad habit as littering causes a rapid increase in pollution levels. Instead of throwing garbage on the roads, there should be recycling bins on every corner of the road so that people do not litter. This will help in keeping the environment clean. Rubbish bin must be specific for certain unwanted items such as separate bin for glass and bottle, plastic, paper and biodegradable waste.
  • Cigarettes are another harmful item that increases the air pollution as well as the well known health hazard for everybody.
  • By using eco friendly and biodegradable cleaning items the environment will be a better and cleaner place for humans to live in and by the continuous use of these products the environment will improve for future generation.

Practice these simple personal responsibilities to Save the Environment

biodegradable-environmentIn the last couple of decades, it has become apparent that our environment is suffering at our hands. Environmental activists all over the world are pleading with people to stop for a moment and really take a look at what is going on.

However, not every person on the planet can focus all of their time and efforts into saving the environment.

Thankfully, it does not take drastic changes in the way that you live your life to make a difference on the environment. There are simple ways to save the environment that do not require you to have more cash or more time than you have right now.

In fact, by following some of these simple steps, you can save money.

The first thing you can do to help save the environment is purchasing compact fluorescent light bulbs instead of the incandescent sorts. Fluorescent light bulbs have fifteen times the life of a standard light bulb. These bulbs also use a third less electricity than a standard bulb, which means that they will reduce the cost of your electric bill.

Of course, these bulbs will cost a little more up front, but they are worth the extra investment. These bulbs will be replaced less often, so you actually end up saving money in the long run.

Next on the list of simple ways to save the environment is carpooling. This is a fantastic way to help save the environment. You do not have to associate carpooling for just going to work either; there are plenty of occasions for people to share rides from place to place.

However, if you only carpool to work, that is a start. Not only are you helping to save the environment, but you are saving money by not paying the high gas prices all the time.

Next on the list is turning off your water when it is not in use. Using a smaller amount of water to wash your dishes in your sink can have a very positive impact on things.

This is another on the list that will save you money and the environment. On the issue of turning things off when not in use, make sure that all of your electronics around your household are completely turned off. You may not think it, but the standby mode that many electronics come with, still uses a significant amount of energy.

If you own power strips, you may want to utilize them. Power strips are an excellent way for you to maintain easy control over your appliances. You can simply turn the power off on the power strip and be done with it until you need your appliances again.

There are so many simple ways to save the environment. If everyone were to put forth the minutest efforts, we would see results sooner than we would expect.

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Creating a Cleaning Environment

biodegradable plastic-environmentA cleaning environment is one where the pollution of the past is remediated and cleaned with time to remove existing historic risk to the environment and public health. A cleaning environment implies a return of the natural endemic local ecology, and is an ideal to strive for.

We need to create a cleaning environment if our marvels of science and technology are going to be matched, and not outweighed, by many current tragedies, including human starvation in some parts of the world and extinction of other life forms.

Global warming is taking place and is an increase in the Earth’s average temperature. This, in turn, causes climate changes. Global warming also could cause droughts and disrupt agriculture.

A cleaning environment means not despoiling the remaining parts of the world which are still undeveloped.

Globally, indigenous people inhabit areas with some of the highest remaining biodiversity on the planet and are actively being engaged as partners in biodiversity conservation.

Issues of sustainable development, resource management and ecological restoration all include native stakeholders.

Global harmony is possible, yet confrontations take place more often than meaningful dialogues for peace.

Our science and technology has done much good, but if we are not careful its unimagined polluting effects will be matched, if not outweighed, by the many, including depletion of resources which is destroying the possibility for people to bring up children in a clean environment.

In some parts of the world extinction of other life-forms is growing apace. It is ironic that exploration of outer space will now only take place at the same time the earth’s own oceans, seas, and freshwater areas. They grow increasingly polluted and their life-forms are still largely unknown and where known are probably misunderstood.

However, it is not impossible to return to a green and clean environment. Obama will soon take over the Presidency and clearly intends to take very positive action.

The world became weary that would ever Bush rein in the polluters and close the so-called grandfather loophole as the air in Texas becomes ever smoggier. Never forget though that Bush may have had his arm twisted, but he did concede that humans are causing climate change.

It may have taken many a sleepless night in Bali, but his representatives did agree to draw up a post-Kyoto treaty by 2009.

In the US the general public are beginning to take on-board their profligate use of energy. Just look at recent statistics in the US for big car sales. SUV sales are down by 50%, car sales are down 50%, but small, fuel efficient cars, hybrid cars, diesel cars are up 40%.

So here we can start to shift our thinking. The US may soon start to take her place among the nations seeking a clean, or if not clean, then cleaning environment

Greenhouse emissions do not poison people, or lakes or woods, in the direct or obvious way that noxious chemicals do. But at least in the medium term, they clearly alter the earth in ways that harm the welfare of all and the poor more than the affluent.

One relatively clean energy technology cited as a possible stop-gap while renewable energy sources can be fully developed is nuclear power. It is the rich industrialized countries like France, Sweden, Japan (and many others) who are the biggest users of nuclear energy.

Although new nuclear technologies reduce the problem of nuclear waste-management, and make it much more manageable, many in the west prefer to force oil-based energy use in oil-poor countries like India.

A method of cleaning technology is carbon sequestering of CO2. Carbon sequestering is obtained by chemically binding the CO2 in a material that will not dissolve in water or release CO2 with time.

This eliminates the need to sequester pure CO2. IF the power generators sequester their CO2 they won’t need to buy carbon credits. Carbon credits have been called the modern day Papal indulgences for rich people.

We don’t accept hypocrisy from our preachers, they say, so I don’t give eco-preachers an easy ride on this hypocrisy. Carbon credit administration is so bureaucratic and expensive that it is hard to justify perpetuating, on that basis alone, but in reality it will not bring us the cleaning environment we need and seek.

We talked about Nuclear energy as a part of cleaning the environment. Is it really so bad? It brings economic benefits from new jobs created to run new plants. It is like adding $500 million a year to the economy for each new plant brought on line.

Nuclear currently accounts for about 20% of electricity generation in the UK. When all nuclear plants except Sizewell B in Suffolk are closed by 2020, the nuclear contribution will fall to some 4%. Many say that to burn coal would mean replacing this capacity would be a backward move and far from moving to a cleaning environment be the opposite.

Science doesn’t reveal the best course of human actions. It gives us information that is factored into decision making. Now the decision making needs to be that of guiding the scientists away from any technologies that are not sustainable and do not promote a cleaning environment.

What’s Going On Our Planet?

environment-fishIf you are a world citizen in the 21st century, one of the most common concerns that you will come across refers to the environment. Everyone is talking about the environment and more importantly, everyone is talking about the need to preserve and conserve the environment.

If you flip across the news channels or nature based programs, you are bound to hear the many grave concerns that are being expressed by a host of persons ranging from politicians, to environmentalists and down to lay folk about the concerns that the environment is currently facing the world over.

What exactly is the environment? Why are we all so concerned about it? In a very generic sense the environment refers to the milieu or context of and the surroundings in which a particular item exists.

For instance, we may say that the political environment in Iraq is not conducive for democracy and peace. However, when we refer to the environment as it impacts Planet Earth, we are referring to the state of the natural world or of the ecosystem.

The natural ecosystem means the sum total of the organisms that exist on the earth and the interconnectedness of these organisms (including humans) with the earth and its resources.

Hence, the ecosystem refers to the connection between the living (biotic) and the non living (abiotic) constituents of the environment.

In general, we differentiate between the built and the natural environment. The natural environment essentially consists of aspects of nature which exist and have their being without human intervention like air, the soil, water, the atmosphere, animals, birds, plants and humans themselves.

On the other hand, the built environment consists of human creations like towns, cities, industries, vehicles and a host of other man-made structures.

The problem in the environment today is on account of the excessive and repressive interventions of humans on the natural environment in the post industrial era.

The industrial era commenced in the 19th century and we saw rapid advances over the last century and a half. It witnessed huge advances and strides made by humans in the sphere of harnessing natural resources and advancement in areas of science and technology.

Naturally, this was also accompanied by exploitation of natural resources including land, water, minerals and even space.

The growth of human intervention in the natural environment has been necessitated also by the rapid growth of human population over the last two centuries. Global population exceeds more than 6 billion currently and this has far reaching ramifications for the impact on the environment.

It is not quite possible to sustain such a huge population on the planet with limited natural resources. Hence, environmental pressures and ecosystem breakdowns have occurred where human beings have over exceeded the capacity of the earth to meet human requirements which have expanded unsustainably.

The environment consists of quite fragile ecosystems, many of which are now extinct or severely threatened. The earth has enough to meet human needs but certainly not to meet human greed! It is quite true that we have not inherited this earth from our parents, but merely borrowed it from our children.

Till date, the earth is the only known planet in this vast galaxy that has an environment conducive for life. The environment is all that we have to sustain us and our progeny. It’s high time that we paid less attention to our greedy desires and listened more closely to what the environment needs to sustain itself for the long term.

Are we destroying The Environment?

We live in a time where there is intense focus and even an obsession when it comes to our environment. In many ways, I believe that this is a good thing.

The questions that arise for me are; what causes us to act in ways that are so destructive to the environment? And at the same time, why is it that we only seem to care about our environment, now that it is in such a precarious position. This is a position, which has been described by many, as the point of no return.

Now, I don’t believe that global warming is black and white and that one way or one approach will solve all of the problems. So with my understanding of the psychological and emotional aspects, I will focus on that side of the equation.

My perspective is that through our own avoidance of looking at our own pain and processing that which we find unpleasant and causes us conflict; we have become dissociated from ourselves.

By this, I mean we have become numb to how we truly feel, and as a result of this, we not only treat ourselves badly, it also extends to our own environment.

When we act out of dissociation, one our abilities that makes us human, our ability to empathise is very much out of action. This then leads us to act unconsciously and react to life and in doing so we lose our capacity to act consciously, to question, whether what we are doing is helping our harming ourselves and others.

So when it comes to the question of why do we treat our environment so badly, I would add, do we truly treat ourselves much better? And that is our environment just a mirror of what is going on inside of ourselves? I don’t believe that our own environment can be looked at in isolation, if we want to gain the right perspective and see the full picture. I believe that we have to look at all aspects to gain the right point of view.

This perspective clearly won’t become front page news or a stance that will be favoured by many. I would say this is due to living in a society that is largely identified with the mind and as a result rarely has the ability to observe it.

With dissociation being a defence mechanism of the mind, it is a way for the undeveloped ego to escape looking at itself and to avoid responsibility. I would say that the majority of what is supported by the mainstream is that which validates and strengthens the ego mind.

This is why I believe it is important not to get caught up in the media fear frenzy, as although there are clearly problems, as human beings we are also projecting our own meaning onto the world and that meaning is not the world.

And as much as we try to understand what is happening through science and research, we can never see the whole picture and know everything. So being in a place of fear and hopelessness as a result of what the media says could be complete waste of our energy, as it could not only be false, but we could be using that energy to make a difference.

If we see the environment as an extension of ourselves and we bring our awareness to that point, we can begin to ask the question of, what are we holding onto that doesn’t serve us? And as a result of this, is also harming our environment.

If we take the perspective that our environment is a living organism, that has feelings and needs just like ourselves and is not an inanimate object, would we start to treat it differently?

As we start to love and appreciate ourselves more, will we also treat our environment in the same way? And if we see ourselves as separate from our environment, does his also make it easier for us to harm it?

The film Avatar by James Cameron, posed plenty of questions when it comes to our environment. While there has been numerous interpretations of what the film was about, Cameron himself has said his meaning was about mans sense of entitlement when it comes to the environment.

How we believe that we are above and have complete control over our environment. Seeing our environment as sacred and something we can work with and not against, is overlooked and usually dismissed. Perhaps this way of looking at nature seems a bit bizarre to many people and might even draw comparisons to pantheism.

There is also the view point that nature reacts to how we feel and absorbs our emotions. This sounds normal to me; however I have no empirical experience to know it at a deeper level. If indeed this is so, would it explain a lot of what’s going on, with the amount of negativity it would have to process from us all?

The outlook I have, is through our disassociation from ourselves, we start to become dissociated from our environment, as this happens we begin to project separation onto life. As this is all occurring we try to control and dominate our environment, as a way to compensate for our perceived loss of power.

One of the consequences of this is we destroy the very thing that supports and nourishes us. Although our ego is there to give us our sense of individuality, when we have forgotten that we are also connected at the same time, it can naturally lead one to feel powerless.

The second question I posed was why does there only seem to be widespread concern for our environment now that it is in dire straits. As I look at this occurrence, I can see that there are many examples in life where this happens.

Whether it relates to our health, our diet or how physically fit we are, very often we are only motivated to do something about these areas when they are really bad and rarely in the early stages of when the signs first start to appear.

I currently believe there are two reasons for this. The first is that one of the ways the mind operates is through pleasure and pain. The other reason is gained, by looking at how defence mechanism’s work.

I would say that these two aspects work together to motivate what we do and don’t do. However when we are the observers of our mind, we can become conscious of them and decide whether we want to live that way or change how we are.

This is something that is not possible if we remain unaware of their influence over us.

So there could be a degree of pain in our life and yet very often it is not enough to motivate us to change. However the more we avoid the pain, the stronger it gets. As it accumulates we will continue to receive warning signs and the consequences will continue to compound.

With the egos need to feel safe, being the very thing that often leads to our own downfall. It has just occurred to me that defence mechanisms are the application of pleasure and pain, as they allow us to avoid pain momentarily or that’s what their intention is.

This is done by using any of the defence mechanism that will allow for the instant release and escape of that pain. Although there are many different ones, they all serve the same purpose.

So I believe, as we continue to appreciate and love ourselves, not only will we as individuals treat our immediate environment better, we will also see a global change as a result. I believe there is always a way, and our own mind wont necessarily be able to comprehend another way.

And this is normal, as the only thing the mind knows is the past and a combination of the past, however as we continue to expand what we know and trust in our hearts, the answer’s and solutions will be revealed.

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Trade Shows Have Become Important Nowadays

  The issue of the decaying environment has been raging for quite some time now. It is true that the immense development in science and technology has made our life easier and more comfortable, but it has left an irreversible effect on the environment as well.

Therefore, it is important more than ever to take proper care of the environment in order to safeguard the existence of life on earth. Environment and pollution trade shows generally highlight this burning issue and are mainly designed to explore new possibilities in eradication of pollution to save the environment.

As the life on earth is solely dependent on the balance of nature, these trade shows have become immensely important nowadays keeping in mind the requirement for cleaner energy.

Impact of pollution on the environment

It is needless to mention that the environment was cleaner before the advent of modern industries. Decades of industrial development have released a lot of pollutants in the air and in the water.

Air pollution is mainly caused by the smoke from the factories and automobiles. Over the last few years the number of factories as well as automobiles has skyrocketed all over the world. As a result the magnitude of air pollution has also hiked in the last few years.

The negative effect of such an explosion in the number of pollutants has been experienced by the nature itself. It has created a hole in the atmosphere’s Ozone layer that saves the earth from harmful radiations coming from deep space. The inevitable result is global warming that is now being held responsible for the change in climatic conditions all over the world.

The importance of environment friendly products

It has become important for individuals and also for organizations to use eco friendly products that can alleviate the morbid situation to some extent. Though it is too late to repair the damaged ecosystem that has already been done, all is not lost.

As a result a large number of people are getting more and more inclined towards using environment friendly products that can significantly reduce the level of plastic pollution in the environment by adding no more pollutant to it.

Environment and pollution trade shows

These trade shows normally display some environmental science and environmental issues that allow people to get hold of the latest eco friendly products and services that can be used effectively to reduce the pollution. Keeping in mind the escalating demand of such products, it can be said that these trade shows have also become an important part of modern economy as well.

Exhibitors can showcase and demonstrate their products on a platform where they will get the attention of a multitude of potential buyers thus adding to their business expansion and profit making efforts.

Visitors on the other hand can interact directly with the exhibitors in order to have a better understanding of the products and services on display.

It is to be kept in mind that these types of trade shows bring a large number of exhibitors and visitors under one roof thus acting as a platform for developing new business relations.

So, people should always try to take part in these trade shows because science is ever improving to improve our standard of living and not compromising with the environment..

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