Sunday, 22 April 2018

#ClimateCrisis The history of #EarthDay and how #Trump and #Trudeau have let us down

Climate crisis: The history of Earth Day and how the leaders of today have let us down

By Stacey McIntyre-Gonzalez 

Every year communities across the planet celebrate Earth Day, but not everyone knows the history of this environmental day of awareness. Almost 48 years ago on April 22, 1970, millions of people hit the streets to protest the negative impacts on the environment of 150 years of industrial development. Smog had become so bad that in some areas it was deadly and there was evidence that smog pollution was detrimental to human health. Smog pollution was shown to cause developmental delays in children. Pesticides and pollutants were negatively impacting the environment and biodiversity were in decline. It was the beginning of the climate crisis that we are still dealing with to this day.

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Five Rs of #PlasticPollution: #Reduce #Reuse #Recycle not enough PLUS tips for living #plastic free

The five R’s of plastic pollution: Why Reduce, Reuse and Recycle aren’t enough, and tips for living plastic free

By Stacey McIntyre-Gonzalez 

Most of us grew up being taught the 3 R’s- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. When it came to going green and protecting the environment, the 3 R’s was where it all began. Fast forward to 2018 and the progression of pollution and human caused climate change is far more devastating than we could have predicted. We are in a climate crisis, and 3 R’s just isn’t enough.

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

#EarthDay #Microplastic and why it's a huge problem #PlasticPollution

Earth Day: Microplastic and why it's a huge problem 

Plastic pollution is a big problem, but the biggest problem when it comes to plastic pollution is the smallest plastic of all- microplastic. Microplastic may seem like a tiny issue that is easy to ignore, because they can be impossible to see unless under a microscope, but the truth is microplastic effects us in so many ways. Microplastic is a detriment to both the environment, climate change and our health and wellness.

Sunday, 15 April 2018

End #PlasticPollution: #EarthDay 2018 focus on people & their #plastic

End plastic pollution: Earth Day focus on people and their plastic

This year’s Earth Day theme encourages us to take a closer look at our use of consumer plastics and one-time use plastic like straws, bags and water bottles, and how it affects the planet. Every year, Earth Day Network launches campaigns to inspire people to take part in Acts of Green, to help heal the planet and educate about pollution. The goal for 2018 is to have people commit to End Plastic Pollution.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

#ClimateFacts series: #ClimateChange #Science #AAAS

Climate Facts: Sharing science and hope

Many scientific organizations have public statements about climate change as a real and growing danger to our species. The American Association for the Advancement of Science has released the following statement-
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