World Wildlife Fund is asking individuals, businesses, governments and organizations around the world to turn off their lights for just one hour – Earth Hour – to make a global statement of concern about climate change and to demonstrate commitment to finding solutions.For one hour on March 28 at 8:30pm just turn off all your essential lighting. Find out more here!
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
A recent Gallup poll has found that 2/5ths of Americans believe that global warming is exaggerated.
Although a majority of Americans believe the seriousness of global warming is either correctly portrayed in the news or underestimated, a record-high 41% now say it is exaggerated. This represents the highest level of public skepticism about mainstream reporting on global warming seen in more than a decade of Gallup polling on the subject.Whatever your feeling on global warming, it is still good policy to do our best in conservation and working with the environment instead of against it. This Earth still has a ways to go in providing for generations of babies yet to come. The more organics that we consume over non-organic, and the more we learn to practice conservation, the better we are at preserving a safe habitabal place for babies yet to come. In the Philippines, there are rice fields carved into terraces carved into the mountains in Banau. This has been a way of life for 2,000 years. This doesn't happen by accident, it happens by conservation passed down through generations.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
While all countries could benefit from investing in these green jobs, Nair said, Asia and Africa -- and to some extent Latin America -- could benefit the most. India, China and almost all countries in Africa stand to benefit, he added.As many as 10 million new jobs could be created worldwide!
The United Nations said it already is seeing indications that some countries -- such as the United States, India and South Korea -- are interested and taking action to invest in sustainable forest management by making it part of their economic stimulus plans.
Monday, March 9, 2009
Imagine collecting thousands of empty plastic bottles, lashing them together to make a boat and sailing the thing from California to Australia, a journey of 11,000 miles through treacherous seas.The boat will be powered on wind sails. Solar cells will be used to power electronic devices such as phones and laptops. All the material going into building the boat will be made of recycled materials.
De Rothschild hopes his one-of-a-kind vessel, now being built on a San Francisco pier, will boost recycling of plastic bottles, which he says are a symbol of global waste. Except for the masts, which are metal, everything on the 60-foot catamaran is made from recycled plastic.
The name of the ship is the Plastiki. It is set to sail on April out of San Francisco where it is being built and make it all the way to Australia. Bon voyage and God speed Plastiki!
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
This echoes a similar finding published in the August issue of Pediatrics. Researchers from the University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital Research Institute found no evidence of benefit from baby DVDs and videos and suggested that it may be harmful. Infants who watched the videos understood fewer words than those who did not watch them.So its a call on all you mothers out there to spend more time with your baby instead of placing them in front of the television. The way to make your baby smarter is interacting with them:
"The best thing for our kids is to provide them with stimulus that we know is positive for their brain development," Rich said. He suggesting activities like reading, singing, interacting and stacking blocks to help children