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Friday, February 22, 2013
Going Green Living Friday, Tip, News, Entertainment, and Volunteering
Going Green Living Friday
Green Tip of the Week
Go Trash-less for lunches.
Green Living Friday, Tip, News, Entertainment, and Volunteering
It is important to try to reduce and reuse our natural resources. When it comes to lunches we make a lot of unnecessary waste. Think about the sandwich bags, paper bags, straws, cups, juice boxes, wraps and it all builds up. Think about the hundreds of students in your kids school packing or buying lunches. "The United States generated 13 million tons of plastics waste from containers and packaging, and 7 million tons of nondurable plastic waste (for example plates and cups)"~~Reuseit.
This is the first year that our family has gone to a completely waste free lunch. With the many green companies helping with green lunch packing, this is easier than ever.
Start today and you can make your mark on green living!
Today happens to be Soup and Stations during Lent. As a family we head down to socialize with our church community and we all make green attempts. We bring our own bowls and spoons to reduce waste. This year we started to bring our washable napkins and cups too, this way our soup dinner experience is completely waste free. While you might not want to go out and buy everything right away, you can start small and start now. Maybe make a wish list of purchases to buy every other week. Also, signup for newsletters to green companies on your wish list so you can be notified of sales and savings events!
FDA on Frankenfish.
For the first time in history, the FDA has extended its comments period to approve the first commercial production of a genetically engineered animal for human consumption, GMO Salmon otherwise known as "Frankenfish". The Comments Period is a two month waiting period for them to take the public's opinion in to consideration. There was been such an out poor of concern that they have extended the comments period another two months.
There is a lot of concern about the safety for human consumption along with the possible decimation of Alaska's Wild Salmon. If and when they return to the oceans this could affect the normal, nonGMO population of fish. I am thankful that the FDA is taking longer to evaluate the concerns of the public.
If you would like to have a voice in this issue you can head over to the Comments Section here.
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Solar Sites on closed landfills.
A team of science and engineers are working with the EPA to find closed landfills as future sites for Solar Energy Systems. "Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the New Jersey Department Environmental Protection’s Office of Sustainability and Green Energy to visit 10 closed municipal landfills located in North, Central, and South Jersey." This is exciting news for the potential to use this renewable technology.
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A New Show for us, Sea Rescue.
Sea Recue is a TV show that shows rescued adventures with Sam Champion. The show highlights adventures in saving sea life and how we can do our part to protect this sensitive and beautiful mystery.
"Sea Rescue tells the stories of marine animal rescue, rehabilitation and release by the dedicated men and women of SeaWorld’s wildlife rescue teams and partner organizations. With rescue teams on call 24/7, SeaWorld has rescued more than 22,000 whales, dolphins, sea lions, penguins, manatees, sea turtles and birds over the last 40 years, with the ultimate goal of successfully rehabilitating and returning each one to the ocean. Sea Rescue takes viewers on the team’s incredible and heartwarming adventures through a combination of first‐hand accounts, expert insight and remarkable footage that will inspire, educate and enthrall".
Services and Volunteering
This week I became a volunteer to Watch the Wild. I am very excited to take my part in my area. Since we are always outside, whether running, hiking, or picnicking, this is a way to help protect my environment and give information to those who can most use it.
"Watch the Wild , a program of Nature Abounds needs your help in observing the "wild" in your community. As a Watch the Wild volunteer, you observe and report what is taking place in your community, from trees and plants to weather and wildlife activity. In as little as ten minutes, your observations help us to understand how our eco-systems are changing and helps us to adapt for the future."
Look for ways you can volunteer and help!
What did you do to Go Green this week?
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