Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Earth Hour

This is something interesting to show your support and help make a global statement:
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!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Growing numbers find global warming not serious

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

U.N. promotes sustainable forest management

It looks like the U.N. is taking a step to help preserving this green Earth. There are plans in motion that would not only help preserve the world for our babies but it would also setup a program that would help create and maintain jobs. Here is an excerpt from the article by CNN:
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.

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.
As many as 10 million new jobs could be created worldwide!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Boat made of recycled soda bottles will sail to Australia

Today's story on CNN makes an powerful statement on recycling. Recycling of course is an important part of everyday lives with the amount of waste that occurs constantly. Conservation should be on everybody's mind. Hopefully this stunt will raise awareness on the things that we can do to preserve the materials given to us by this Earth for our future generation of babies:
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.


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 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.

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

TV is not so good for your babies

In a recent article I picked up on CNN reports on a study conducted by researchers from Children's Hospital in Boston claiming that television will not help your baby's get any smarter:
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