In Solidarity With Paris, Day 2

“We Must Create a ‘World That is Worthy of Our Children” President Obama

What can you do?
“What can you do?

The long-awaited Paris climate talks have begun today.  What can we all do in solidarity with countries trying to hammer out a sustainable way to move forward for our earth?  As I continue my series “31 days of less waste” I challenge you to NOT let your car idle this winter or ever.  Idling your car or truck is such a waste of energy and terrible for air quality!

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Clear Skies, Healthy People!

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Blue Marble Image

With a Great Planet, Comes Great Responsibility!

Video from the White House on our warming climate:

What can we all do?

  • Always turn off lights and unplug electronics when not in use.
  • Drive less: Walk, bike, ride share, Carpool, combine errands, and take public transport.
  • Reduce two-cycle engine pollution:  Add more garden and pollinator friendly plants to reduce your lawn mowing, shovel snow by hand, and choose silent sports. Polluting our air is not cool!!
  • Reduce or eliminate your use of pesticides, and all chemicals. Your family, your pets, birds and butterflies will be much healthier.
  • Reduce or eliminate beef from your diet.  Producing beef uses lots of energy!
  • Recycle all plastics, glass and metal cans, and of course paper.  According to TerraCycle 84% of household waste can be recycled
  • Purchase products made from recycled materials.  This saves energy, trees, water and natural resources. Recycled paper products are the easiest to find.
  • Turn down the thermostat in the winter and reduce air conditioning in the summer. Schedule an energy audit from your local power company for ways your home can be more efficient.
  • Finally, work to elect leaders that believe in Climate Change, and support 970832_10153091136195497_1060532036_nclean renewable energy solutions. 

Take a Trip To The Everglades

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My first trip to the Everglades was in 2012. I was excited to see this marvelous and uniqueDSC00206 place.  President Obama was there for Earth Day to discuss the hazards the Everglades face with our fast changing climate. See video below:

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http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/22/politics/obama-everglades-florida-climate-change/index.html

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