The Green Corner “Learn The Green Way!” has been created by a pro-environment enthusiast with the objective to contribute to creating awareness about eco-friendly alternatives to help us save the planet for future generations.
Learning the greenway means looking into alternatives that will reduce the amount of waste that is being generated, ways to live healthier. Alternatives are not imposed but rather analyzed and discussed to obtain a better perspective on what needs to be done.
Rising Co2 emissions, deforestation, destruction of wildlife, all these human activities cause reactions from the earth’s climate: rising waters and temperatures, ice melting, more destructive storms. It is true that the earth has experienced climate change before the industrial revolution in a natural way. The earth has a natural way of absorbing and producing energy but when this process is disrupted by human activities, the rate of which the climate change progresses increased.
Abundance of Consumption vs. Taking the Necessary
We face challenges that will change our way of life. Rising Co2 emissions when not absorbed by the fauna mainly forests cause rising temperatures. Rising temperatures cause long term hard ice melting. When ice melts into the ocean, water sea level rises. Rising temperatures also cause unusual warming ocean temperatures which result in increasing windspeeds along with water vapor, forming clouds that could create destructive storms.
There is no need for massive fossil fuel burning, deforestation and destruction of wildlife for the benefit of a few who get wealthy in this process while they are dooming the rest of the world.
We need to change our mindset into one that is less destructive to ourselves, and the planet. Change is never easy but there are little actions we can do to help like for example reforestation, defend wildlife and support & stand with earth defenders.
There are many projects that were presented as the gold that would improve human lives but all of them came with a cost we did not think of like for example:
- Air pollution
- Water pollution
- Plastic waste
While fossil fuels industry produced energy that we use for transportation, cooking, and other matters, it also created generations of people with respiratory illnesses. People living near refineries have health complications making their lives difficult. There is a lot we don’t realize about these issues. One thing is for sure, everyone of the issues previously mentioned are caused by corporations that are getting more wealthy while contaminating the air, water, ground while making it difficult for us to live a healthy live with organic food, clean air, clean water, and an environment to enjoy.
If there is money running, they won’t stop. Let’s look at other alternatives and support them. Stop the flow of money to corporations that will make your life more difficult. Support those corporations, and small businesses that produce organic food, produce clean energy, offer biodegradable alternatives to plastic.
The Reality of Pollution
A butterfly plays a vital role in the ecosystem. Instead of acting as a pollinator, the butterfly can make tiny changes within a complex system and bring results out of it that are impossible to predict! In fact, the consequences of the butterfly effect can create differences in your immediate environment.
Imaging changing and extending your life by eating healthier and exercising, stop smoking, and drinking. You feel better and happier. The influence you can have on your friends and family could be significant as they try to emulate your way of life. Just preventing the many diseases caused by malnutrition, obesity, drinking, and smoking is a good reason and motivation to help others around you.
On the other hand, we also need to be realistic and realize that in order to have an actual global and immediate impact on the state of the environment, the concept of the Butterfly Effect does not work. Instead of shaming individuals for not recycling or eating meat, we should focus on the corporations that cause the most pollution on earth. Having them change their ways will have a more significant impact. We need laws and policies on a government level to prevent corporations to do what they want with the environment.
We need laws and policies on a government level to prevent corporations to do what they want with the environment. We also need regulations on an individual level for public spaces. Waste bins should be mandatory, individuals should be fined for throwing waste, and recycling centers should be in place. It doesn’t sound that difficult, right? But the reality is that most places don’t have any of the above mentioned.
Most of the waste on earth is produced by corporations yet somehow with the help of local governments and the media they have cleverly shifted the focus on the individual. Having influence in politics and the media has been very good for their business.
The most effective way to have an immediate and significant change to handle climate change is to have laws and regulations on a government level that prevent corporations from doing what they want with the environment and that facility their citizens to participate in programs that help the environment. As long as we remain distracted by blaming each other, there will be no significant change. We should demand our local representatives that we voted for to work on our behalf to do their job.
There is a lot we don’t know. Corporations create effective propaganda to distract us from the real issues and they are largely responsible for pollution because they get away from obeying the rules by influencing those responsible for creating those rules. Let’s learn together how to be less destructive to ourselves, and our home, mother earth. The Green Corner- Learn the Green Way shares information and point of views about how we think about the environment:
Going green is all about changing the current ways of living in more eco-friendly ways. It will help the environment and ensure our planet for future generations.
Our goal is to make our readers more aware of the existing eco-friendly alternatives that will help us reduce waste on this planet and improve our way of life.
Our mission is to facilitate information to the public in order to increase the knowledge regarding existing eco-friendly alternatives.
This does not mean that we won’t analyze the pros and cons of the presented solutions. We all want a clean green earth. In order to have that we must be realistic and see the potential effects and challenges, a proposed solution could bring for the ecosystem around it, especially short-term solutions. If we accept, we should be able to prepare ourselves for the future consequences instead of acting like they don’t exist.
A Table at The Green Corner
I created this platform as an outlet to rationally discuss the current status of our planet. One of the main objectives is to learn new ways of living as we discover new alternative services, and products. It is a compilation of point of views, an effort to understand the issues, and the difficult path through change. It is a learning process for the writers, and hopefully you as a reader to go along this path of learning the Green Way.
Change is difficult but it is very important to understand the reasons for change, and able to be open to discuss the possible solutions in an “easy to understand” way. Discussion does not mean promotion. A healthy open discussion explores the benefits and challenges of the proposed solutions and could be a learning experience to work on the challenges and maybe modify the products for the better.
It is through dialogue and discussion that I met my collaborators. Usually they have a different point of view than mine but in some way, we find middle ground. Their collaboration consists mostly of content review of the publications, which we later discuss, as we have different point of views their opinions on the topics. They also occasionally provide their own publications on topics they believe in. Their contribution has been of great value for our platform and we are very thankful for the opportunity to work with all of them.
Critical thinking is healthy and necessary to find long-term solutions to help our planet. It may not seem like it if you watch the media but its true.
We are more than happy to share valuable information with our readers and we are open to collaborations that will help us achieve our goal. We are aware of the importance of participating and collaborating with other team players that have our same mission.
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