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What Exactly Are Plastic Bags Made Of?

September 14, 2020
what are plastic bags made of

They’re everywhere. People use them for almost any task that requires a bag. You probably even have a collection inside a random kitchen cabinet. However, do you know which processes and components make up plastic bags? Although many consumers aren’t aware, it’s essential to learn about plastic’s detrimental side effects.

What are plastic bags made of? Let’s take a look at the past and future of their production.

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The Importance of a Regenerative Food System

September 11, 2020
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To grow food, we need soil. Even with modern technology enabling systems like hydroponics to grow crops, humanity needs soil to produce enough food for the global population. Unfortunately, many modern farming techniques have destroyed soil or depleted it. One sobering report warns that all topsoil could be gone in the next 60 years if agriculture continues as normal.

A regenerative food system focuses on feeding humanity without depleting the Earth. It is a holistic systems approach, stressing the importance of finding solutions that address problems collectively.

There is no single definition of regenerative agriculture, but most people agree that regenerative farming includes things such as no-till farming, cover crops, perennial and native plants, integrated livestock and crop diversity. Building a regenerative food system is vital to feeding humanity while also repairing damaged ecosystems. In the face of climate change, a regenerative food system will create resiliency by localizing economies, sequestering carbon and building greater food security.

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10 Environmental Benefits of Hydroponics

August 31, 2020
environmental benefits of hydroponics

Did you know there’s more than one way to grow plants? The traditional agriculture method calls for soil, water and sun — but it’s possible to cultivate a garden without that first component. A hydroponic crop doesn’t use land to supply plants with their nutrients. Instead, it feeds them with nutrient-enriched water through their roots. As a result, it’s more sustainable than popular conventional techniques. Here are 10 environmental benefits of hydroponics.

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How You Can Begin Gardening for the Environment

August 12, 2020
Gardening for the Environment

A home garden can help you take the first step on your sustainable journey. There’s a substantial difference between a traditional garden and an eco-friendly one. The latter uses environmentally-conscious practices and habits to grow fruits, vegetables and herbs that are better for you and the planet. That sounds helpful, right?

By gardening for the environment, you can create a better world as a whole. 

Green gardens don’t use harmful products like chemicals or pesticides to promote and maintain growth. Instead, they rely on sustainable practices to support diverse local ecosystems. They also don’t generate any waste. 

A traditional garden may not use methods that work best for the planet. The way you curate and manage your garden defines whether or not it’s eco-friendly.

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Technology that Could Prevent Soil Erosion

July 24, 2020
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Have you ever visited the Grand Canyon? That massive hole in the ground is the result of millions of years of erosion — water washing away layer after layer of rock until an enormous canyon formed. This landform is a dramatic example of erosion. On a smaller scale, substances like soil are also susceptible to erosion. 

Soil erosion can be problematic. Without nutrient-rich topsoil, we have nowhere to plant our crops, meaning the human race could potentially starve. What causes soil erosion, and what technologies could prevent it?

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What Are the Top Pros and Cons of Aquaculture?

July 20, 2020
pros and cons of aquaculture

Aquaculture, or fish farming, is a practice that might sound relatively new but has been around for thousands of years. It dates back to 475 BC when a man in China named Fan Lai penned a book on how to raise fish for food. While he may have been raising food for his family or village, Fan Lai could never have imagined the sheer scale of the aquaculture industry as it exists today.

Aquaculture has also been in the news recently due to a presidential executive order that may open the doors to allow fish farms to operate in the open ocean. While aquaculture does provide a substantial portion of the fish we consume every year, environmental activists are up in arms against this executive order because of the potential damage that it could do to ocean ecosystems. 

If you want to learn more about this age-old trend, consider the pros and cons of aquaculture.

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Top 7 Eco-Friendly Cities Around the World

June 17, 2020
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As sustainability becomes a global hot topic, cities around the world have started to step up their efforts. At the same time, many areas encounter financial and policy-related challenges. How can these locations improve? They could consider some real-world examples of eco-friendly leaders. 

If we can recognize and support green epicenters, other regions could be inspired to change. Here are the top seven eco-friendly cities around the world.

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Environmental Volunteering Could Be the Key to Saving the Planet

June 8, 2020
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If you’re passionate about recycling, education, wildlife or clean water, environmental volunteering is right up your alley. And even if you aren’t particularly enthusiastic about these things, you can be. All it takes is a single volunteer experience to change the way you see the Earth and find a new appreciation for all it provides. Plus, your actions truly do benefit the planet. In fact, they might even help save it.

By getting involved, you take one step towards a cleaner, healthier Earth. Furthermore, you inspire others to join in and do the same. And global participation will, more likely than not, result in worldwide change. Below, you’ll find a few key components to a healthy Earth and ways in which you can begin to manifest and inspire lasting change.

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Benefits of Small Businesses Going Green

April 22, 2020
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There is a recent trend of small businesses focusing on decreasing their environmental impact. According to Nielsen, the largest consumer bases — millennials and Generation Z are very invested in supporting sustainable companies. Consumers want transparency, regardless of the product or service. 

Whether you are a small-town lawyer or an online podcaster, you can make some changes in your office to become more environmentally friendly. Many benefits are involved in a small business going green. Two of the main perks are customer loyalty and cost savings.

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How Environmental Reading Is Beneficial for All Ages

April 15, 2020
environmental reading

Everyone grows up understanding the importance of education. Whether you graduate from a public or private school or head to a university, everyone knows new knowledge changes who you are. It informs you and shows you the world so that you become a more well-rounded person.

Much of that change comes from reading, especially when kids start at a young age. Children may get books about making friends or sharing with their siblings, but they can grasp more essential topics as well. That’s why so many authors have published books for all ages that discuss the environment.

Check out how environmental reading is beneficial for all ages. It may make you more curious to pick up a book for yourself or bring some home to your family. 

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