With Earth day right around the corner, I put up a board to inform the residents on how they can help save the environment. With the information about Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle, I also put up interesting facts about recycling from around the country. I hope the residents go the extra step to help the world a better place.
Curious what happens in a minute? Time goes by and sometimes we forget what goes on around us. The fact that stands out the most is the how much food gets thrown away in the US. All that food gets thrown away while big name companies make more money than we can imagine. It is up to us to make the difference.
I have been noticing a lot of recyclable material being thrown into the garbage in the kitchen. So I decided to talk to some guys who I know cook in there about. They really didn’t understand why they should recycle because they are only one person. So I explained to them that the majority of people think that way and if people start changing their behaviors the plants would be a better place. I spoke of the benefits of recycling and composting and also ways that they can reduce their carbon footprint.
Have you ever thought about what you want to do with your body after you die? This is something that everyone thinks about but nobody really wants to. Right now there is only two options: traditional burial or cremation. But there is a third one coming: recomposition which mixes both in an environmental friendly way. Recomposition makes your body decompose in 4-6 weeks, making your body go down to its basic molecules. Then you can mix those molecules with soil which can then be planted for trees or grass. Right now this system is illegal but it is such a better alternative.
This documentary showcases all of the downfalls of dams and the damage the do to fish ecosystems. There’s over 75,000 dams in the US that are taller than 3 feet. That would equate to a new one being built every day since Thomas Jefferson was president. These dams have lead to the death of thousands of salmon. The topic of closing down dams has become very political. On one hand many people will lose jobs but keeping them is destroying natural habits. This issue is not going away any time soon.
Every day, we waste a lot of plastic. Instead of using a plastic bottle to drink your water please considering using a reusable bottle or filling up a pitcher. This will save you a lot of money and the environment. If you ever have to use a plastic bottle, please recycle it after you are done. We do have a very nifty water bottle filler that will save you some stress while filling your bottles.