Now the United Nations is meeting again, this time to discuss Climate Change. In the 43 years since that first conference, global warming has become a looming issue that stands to affect everyone on the planet. We hope that our governmental and business leaders take this issue very seriously and also that citizens of every country look at how they can change their lifestyle to help turn the tide of global warming.
Here are 10 Climate-Friendly Habits to consider that are suggested by the French conference organizers. They may seem like small steps, but when multiplied by millions around the world, they are at least a move in the right direction in reducing CO2 and greenhouse gas emissions. Continue reading 10 Climate-Friendly Habits To Consider→
This is so relevant to Dean Evenson and me as we have been looking at ways we can considerably reduce our ‘carbon footprint’ and tread more lightly on the Earth. We want to look at the energy we use and make concerted efforts to reduce it by measurable results. We hope to engage others in taking a personal look at how much energy we use, where it comes from, and how we can switch to renewable energy in most of our areas of use.
Here are some relevant excerpts to give you an idea of the depth of the Pope’s commitment to get some traction on this very important issue:
“Humanity is called to take note of the need for changes in lifestyle and changes in methods of production and consumption to combat this warming, or at least the human causes that produce and accentuate it,” he wrote in the draft. “Numerous scientific studies indicate that the greater part of the global warming in recent decades is due to the great concentration of greenhouse gases … given off above all because of human activity.”
The pope will also single out those obstructing solutions. In an apparent reference to climate-change deniers, the draft states: “The attitudes that stand in the way of a solution, even among believers, range from negation of the problem, to indifference, to convenient resignation or blind faith in technical solutions.”
Mother Earth, Mother Nature, God’s Creation, whatever you want to call it – there is no doubt that the health of the planet forms the foundation of our own health. So consider each of your actions, everything you consume or use, how it affects the overall eco system of the planet. It’s a lot to ask, but then again, nature gives so much, it’s the least we can do.
If you are interested or have experience in doing this, please let us know. I welcome your comments and ideas on the subject (and will send you a free music track to those who post comments). This will take more that a village to make the necessary changes to really make a difference. Stay tuned!