Save Environment

Our surrounding i.e. plants, air, water and living beings make environment around us. These resources are invaluable to us. But by polluting and over using we are disturbing the balance of nature.

 

The world is facing the threat of Global Warming because of imbalance created by human beings.

There is a need to save environment by saying no to cutting down of trees; no to wastage of water and no to use of plastic bags etc.

We should encourage plantation of trees. Each and every child must be educated about the importance of all these resources in our life.

We should not waste water and should teach our children to use water economically.

We should save electricity by switching off lights and fans while leaving the room.

Promote using paper bags and cloth bags instead of plastic bags as the plastic bags are big cause of pollution.

We should keep our vehicles pollution checked.

By controlling air and water pollution and by economical use of our natural resources we can surely save our environment.…

TIME

TIME IS PASSING SO FAST YOU SEE

 

THE CHOICES YOU MAKE IN LIFE NOW 
WILL BE !

YESTERDAY, ARE DREAMS OF A DISTANT PAST

CHANCES LOST, REGRETS, DESTINY IS NOW 
CAST !

TODAY, YOU FEEL CALM FOR ALL OF THE THINGS 
YOU HAVE DONE. …

YOUR EXISTENCE IS NOW, 
SO….TOMORROW WILL COME?

TOMORROW, IS SOON HERE AND ALL THAT YOU CAN SEE 
ARE THE MEMORIES OF THE LIFE THAT NOW HAS COME 
TO BE !

WISHING TO ONCE….

GO BACK IN TIME AND 
CHANGE

THE THINGS THAT WOULD HAVE MADE YOU 
SUBLIME !

TIME IS PASSING SO FAST YOU SEE !…

Environmental Issues

Our world has many environmental issues. These issues impact the environment, and all other areas in which humans inhabit. Ecosystems all over the world are being devastated, causing a shift in the equilibrium of our wilderness and the atmosphere. Biodiversity in our worldly community of animals and humans is vastly being affected. They might not realize it but everything on earth is directly related. There are a handful of countries that are industrial societies, one of them being the United States. There is enough trash in a landfill to go to the moon, there are an astonishing amount of pollutants in the air that human society breaths, migration patterns of species are being affected by climate change and many species are on the verge of extinction. An interesting theory is the “chaos theory”. This theory suggests that ecosystems can be very sensitive to little changes in the environment. There is a lot of evidence to prove this true, and there should be a conservation policy that prevents much change to the developing ecosystems. The risk assessment is incredibly high this day in age where society has a lot to lose, but the human population needs to become more malleable, and bend with new policies to make the world better, and preserve what mother earth gave. There are very many environmental issues, all are related in one way or another to humans and how they treat they’re land.

 

The popularity of wood stoves has risen, and so has the deforestation process. When there are no forests in an area, like a field or pasture, the animals graze the land until there is no hope for the plants. This is the desertification process. Once the land is like a desert, it can be like an all year drought season. When the land is arid and dry it makes the top level of the soil horizon more prone to erosion. Marine life are least affected by desertification, obviously, but other habitats like wetlands can be. Habitat destruction is a major environmental issue. Once the trees and other plants have been withered away and destroyed, either by human cause or by natural causes such as leaching, the micronutrients can be killed. Life, any life at all, needs nutrients to survive; otherwise the life forms suffer from malnutrition. Once an area has become desert, it disrupts the food chain of the area, and can cause famine for a hunter-gatherer society. Cash crops could still be grown in the area, but only with some help. The crops would need some sort of irrigation system, like drip irrigation, which uses a tube to deliver small amounts of water to the roots of the plants. Other people would use the area for different purposes, such as government agencies dumping radioactive wastes on the land. This could be a limiting factor for the area to ever get life again.

The biomedical revolution has made a huge difference when it comes to how the environment can affect the human race. There hopefully will be no more cases of the bubonic plague thanks to this revolution. Other diseases that can be cause by environmental factors cannot be as easily cured like cancer, or lung diseases, such as emphysema, that are caused by the air pollution in the cities. As the human population grows the germ theory of disease grows and becomes an issue. If a pathogen was to come into contact with a popular artesian well or aquifer or if the pathogen was to be deep-well injected, or come into contact with a popularly eaten carnivore or autotroph, it can be spread to most of the human population. This is possible because the demand for food is high, an obvious fact since everyone needs to eat food to survive. The consumer(s) eats the contaminated product. Alpha particles found in contaminated food can affect the growth rate of a population, and cause a mass extinction. Today in 2010, safety is a huge part of our food production, as well as other manufacturing companies throughout the United States. There are many steps and procedures companies must go through to make sure food is not holding any bacteria, like filtration, distillation, and sterilization.

The …

Live the Green Life

While some people think that it is just too much of an effort to –think green and live green–the environment is
what will suffer and many animals are certain to become distinct. Playing a part in reducing the carbon fallout 
on the Planet Earth is a role that anyone and everyone can play, regardless of age or where they live.

 

Recycling- Newspapers

Sunday mornings are usually a time when the newspapers are read and poured over for all of the multiple 
advertisements they contain. They are read a section at a time usually with morning coffee, and then tossed 
aside. This can go on for almost an entire morning, depending on how many sections the Sunday Papers contain.

When finally they are finished being read many have a habit,(almost without thinking), of gathering them, 
section by section, and placing them in the trash. Stop! Save the earth by saving the newspapers and advertisement pages and using them instead to light the fireplace, outdoor grill, or place under the mulch in the garden.

Recycling-Torn or One of a Pair of Missing Socks

Socks are great to use for dusting. They work well when cleaning the blinds. Put your hand into one of the socks, place it on top of one of the slats, and dust both the upper and lower slat at the same time. For washing the slats dip your hand, with sock into a mixture of Baking Soda and water. Do the same thing to wash the blinds after being dusted. Use a dry sock to dry the blinds. Launder the socks and reuse them for another chore at another time.

Recycling-Old Cotton Tee Shirts

Torn Tee Shirts are great to use to wash the car. Take two buckets and fill one with water and the other with 
baking soda in water and a dry tee shirt. Use one to rinse the car, the other to wash and the third to dry. Tee 
shirts are reusable so instead of throwing them out clean them and hang them to dry and use again.

Produce-Fruits and Vegetables

Buy home grown produce whenever possible. Purchasing them from the local farms or growing them in 
back yards will keep our farmers recycling the soil. We will be assured of eating fresh produce minus all 
those chemicals being sprayed on them. Even those that do not have large gardens can plant tomatoes, small green onions, radishes or a variety of herbs (usually purchased) in boxes outside on the patio.

Cleaning Products

Buy and use Baking Soda and Vinegar in place of store bought disinfections and spray deodorants to help keep chemicals out of the atmosphere. Both are very inexpensive and clean most anything using little effort. Open a box of baking soda and keep it in each bathroom. It eliminates odors without using the spray cans that are tossed into the garbage instead of being recycled. Baking soda and vinegar poured weekly down the drains, will result in having them smell sweet and clean.

There are many ways to Save the Environment – some take more effort than others – but the above suggestions take little effort, time or expense and anyone can do it-as long as they are not hospitalized.…

City

 

The heart of the city
now holds my life,
and its beat
fills me with awe
at its beauty
and history.
But I worry.
I fear the day
that the city’s heart
will explode once more
from the enemy
that we have chased
for far too long.
I fear that its heart
will be crushed back down into ground,
and more life within it
will become lost.
I breathe when the city breathes.
My life is its heart,
and its heart
is my world.
I cannot bear the thought
of watching darkness
pierce its sword
back into a hole
that might have finally healed.
How can I save the beating heart
that surrounds me with a time
to remember
and a time
for its future?
Why would someone want to break it?
Why shatter it into pieces
to justify blind hate?
No, this heart beats still
and will continue to,
and all I can do is hope
and pray
that the city’s heart
will survive
and grow strong
through the life
that we give
into its eternal soul.

City (9/11 anniversary) 
by, Melissa R. Mendelson 
[email protected]/8/07…

God Is

I love literature. At one time, I wanted to teach literature. I wanted to be a poet, too. Then I noticed that there was a dearth of jobs for poet listed in the want ads. I might have been a professor of literature, however, had I not become addicted to teaching young children. It’s much easier to subvert young minds as opposed to those already set in their ways. One of the things I learned while in university about literature is that poetry doesn’t, and I repeat here, doesn’t mean whatever you want it to mean. The poet had something in mind when he or she wrote the poem. That’s what the poem means, not what it means to you. So, whether you are in Arizona or not, Shakespeare did NOT have coyotes in mind when he wrote about the “bark of the moon”. To believe that poems mean whatever you want is just intellectual laziness. The reader simply does not wish to do the work necessary to find out what, exactly, the poet is trying to say. The same can be said of any art form.

You may love a painting because it reminds you of certain memories, but it is nearly certain that the artist did not have your memories in mind while making that particular painting. Paintings mean something. So do photographs. So does music. I don’t begin to know what most paintings mean because I never studied art in school. I gained an appreciation of art from my parents who took us to the art museum regularly and had cheap supermarket prints of famous paintings all around the house (wherever the bookshelves weren’t), but I never learned how to interpret them. I know there are rules, rules of shape and perspective, light and dark, color, all of which help to decipher the message of the painting, but I don’t know them, and as such, would never claim to understand what a painting means. I know enough to know that the painting does not mean what I want it to mean. I don’t mind. I can enjoy things I don’t understand. I love women. I don’t claim to understand them.

All this brings me to the subject of God, as you might expect, it being Easter Sunday. This is going to get rough, so please forgive me. This is a blog about bullshit. But I am a little tired of atheists and agnostics throwing stones at religious people claiming that our beliefs are irrational and ridiculous in the light of twenty-first knowledge and science. Bill Mahar, whom I love and enjoy, mind you, as made a big deal of poking fun at religious people claiming that we believe in a magic guy who lives in the sky. Well, we don’t believe in a guy who lives in the sky, okay, Bill? We don’t think God lives in the sky. God lives in the space between the freaking atoms that make up your freaking body! So shut your freaking mouth, Bill, and God bless you. And moreover, Bill, Mormons don’t wear magic underwear. I am not a Mormon, and I certainly don’t believe in what the Mormon faith claims or even preaches, but I am rational enough to know that that “magic underwear” is a sign and symbol of Mormon faith and belief. So shut the hell up, Bill, and quit making fun of things you don’t understand. That is the sign of a fool.

There are, I will admit, plenty of things irrational about religious thought, no matter what the faith. That’s because people are irrational. Irrational beliefs are what happen when you arrive at your beliefs without rational thought. Certainly, religion is something of which most people have some kind of opinion. And opinions are good things. But opinions that are reached without some kind of logical, rational thought, are simply bullshit, plain and simple. Now you can have any opinion you want on any subject you want, but without some kind of logical reasoning, that opinion is just bullshit. You can claim that Shakespeare was talking about coyotes if you want, but then you better come forth with some evidence that Shakespeare knew something about …

Skip Hop Diaper Bags

If you don’t want polka dots or daisies printed on your diaper bag, you are not alone. The creators of Skip Hop agree with you – especially the fathers – and created a gender neutral and yet still functional diaper bag that has great features, colors, and styles. Featured in magazines from Real Simple to US Weekly, Skips Hop bags have won everyone from the pickiest style editors to Britney Spears.

With denim, corduroy, and canvas as fabrics, and solid neutrals like red, brown, blue, and black for colors (among some admittedly fun options like “Pink Camo” and orange), Skip Hop bags are suited for either mom or dad. They come in five different styles: three are messenger-bag variations, one a classic two-handled tote, and the fifth is a compact quick-changer, suited to tossing in a larger bag. The style of each bag is urban and sleek, not surprising given its New York City roots. Founders and new parents Ellen and Michael Diamant created Skip Hop in 2000 with their busy city lifestyle and urban sensibilities in mind.

Skip Hop bags are innovative when it comes to design. Each bag has a variety of pockets, meant for cell phones, keys, pens, and, of course, bottles. Each also comes with a washable changing pad. However, the best feature of Skip Hop bags is the stroller straps. While most any diaper bag can be hooked over stroller handles, Skip Hop designed small straps on each side of the zipper that clip on to make the bag hang flush to the stroller. This way, your diaper bag is neatly suspended from the handles and not swinging into your knees or thighs while you are pushing your child. Not using your stroller? Just snap the longer strap back on and you have a messenger bag or tote once again.

Other nice design elements include an expandable bag (the Expo model), as well as a key fob, and pockets that are either waterproof (for adult items) or mesh (for easy viewing). All fabric options – denim, corduroy, and canvas – are easy to clean and durable. Changing pad replacements and new straps can even be ordered online if lost in the shuffle (it’s doubtful either would wear out). The Skip Hop, while practical, is also utilitarian in appearance, which makes it not for everyone. It’s a great gift for a new dad or no-muss mom, but it’s also a far cry from a Vera Bradley print.

Go to skiphop.com for more details and pictures.…

Simple Ways to Make Your Life Greener around the House

With Earth Day just around the corner we should all think about ways to make our lives greener. There are many simple ways to do this. Not only is it good for the environment but it is good for your wallet too.

 

Organizing carpools to work and school is a great way to start. Carpooling cuts down on gas usage, emissions and car maintenance costs. Another option is using a bike or walking if you are not going that far from home.

Turn off lights and electric components that are not being used. A video console left on idle constantly can use as much energy as two refrigerators over a year’s time. The cost of electricity alone should scare you into turning off that hall light that isn’t needed at the moment.

Try to eliminate harsh cleaning chemicals found around your house. You can use vinegar to clean windows. Use a mixture of vegetable oil and lemon juice as a wood polish. They work just as well as commercial chemical cleaners but are not as caustic. This is a great alternative especially if you have small children at home.

Set the water temperature dial on your washer machine to cold. Frankly water temperature has really nothing to do with how clean your clothes are. Your laundry detergent should take care of that. You can eliminate the energy use that is needed to heat the water.

Clean the lint trap in your dryer after every use. When the lint trap is full and clogged it reduces the efficiency of your dryer. In the late spring and summer use a clothes line to dry your clothes to eliminate the use of the dryer completely. Who doesn’t love the smell of clothes hung out to dry on a beautiful summer’s day.

Try to get rid of the use of disposable cups, plates and plastic silverware. Take your favorite mug with you to work for coffee to get rid of using Styrofoam cups. Drink filtered tap water instead of buying bottled water.

Purchase reusable grocery bags instead of using plastic or paper. You can find them practically everywhere now and they really aren’t expensive. Personally plastic really isn’t worth the hassle because they are flimsy and useless.

On an average an infant will go through two to three thousand diapers a year. And approximately four million babies are born in America each year. So go ahead and do the math. That translates to a lot of garbage in landfills. Yes I will admit disposable diapers are convenient and handy. But if you are a stay at home mom or can find a way to use cloth diapers then by all means do so. They are actually better for your baby’s bottom.

My favorite tip of all is planting. Plant trees, flowers and vegetables. They are good for our air quality. They are good for your home value and can be good for your stomach. Freshly cut flowers brought into your home from your garden makes a wonderful natural air freshener.

Start a compost pile. You can get rid of grass clippings, fruit and vegetable scraps and egg shells this way. You can find instructions for starting a compost pile at www.diylife.com/2008/04/14/create-a-compost-pile-in-your-backyard .

These are simple and effective ways to go green. It is good for everyone to start using green ways. Not to mention taking a small financial burden off your wallet. If we do not start taking action soon, what kind of planet will we leave for our children.…

Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products: Organic and Nature All-Purpose Cleaner, Bathroom Cleaner, Dish Liquid and More

Eco-friendly cleaning products play a very important role in family and everyday life. The safer the products used in and around your family members, the safer they are in terms of health. By using available eco-friendly cleaning products and the many easy to use natural products available, consumers not only do their part in sustainable living, but also contribute to the well being of those around them. No matter which eco-friendly cleaning products you may use, you are doing your part towards living Green.

 

There are a wide selection of eco-friendly cleaning products designed to meet the everyday needs of the homemaker from furniture wax to glass cleaners and more. All-purpose cleaners are a bit part of daily life and therefore eco-friendly all purpose cleaners are one of the more popular eco-friendly cleaning products. The Organic and Nature All-Purpose Cleaner is available in either lavender, grapefruit, or unscented. Made from natural essential oils, the cleaner is pleasant and non-toxic while still having the ability for durable cleaning efficiently and effectively. The plant based eco-friendly product is safe to se around children and pets while still getting the job done. The Organic and nature All-Purpose Cleaner retails for $8.99 for 16 fluid ounces.

Finding an eco-friendly bathroom product is particularly difficult for such a tough area. The Organic and Nature Bathroom Cleaner is available in a fresh grapefruit scent with ingredients such as tangerine oil, essential oil blends, lemon oil, grapefruit oil, and orange oil. The eco-friendly product has the ability to remove scum, grease, and tough dirt and grime without having phosphates and other harsh ingredients. Available in grapefruit, lavender, or unscented, the Organic and Nature Bathroom Cleaner retails for $8.99 for 16 fluid ounces.

All households need a basic all purpose dish liquid for miscellaneous clean ups. Organic and Nature Dish Liquid is an eco-friendly cleaning product which is a great choice for all purpose household clean ups. Available in either grapefruit or unscented, the eco-friendly all natural dish liquid has the ability to remove grease and grime, while still being gentle to sensitive skins. This eco-friendly product is made from all natural ingredients such as organic aloe vera gel, natural spring water, and natural surfactants, the 16 fluid ounce eco-friendly Organic and Nature Dish Liquid retails for $8.99.

The Organic and Nature product line offers many other eco-friendly products for the household including; floor cleaner, hand soap, air freshener, plant boost, stain remover, window cleaner and more. For more information on the eco-friendly cleaning products reviewed above, visit the Web site for Shop Blue House, or call 877-276-1180.…

To You

To you
From Bill
4-6-2010

You make my heart sing 
Just like a golden ring 
You have taken control of my soul 
Which makes me feel whole 
You have entered my life 
And relieved all of the strife 
It is as if seeming 
My life finally has meaning 
You will be my wife 
For the rest of my life 
And only you 
Will be who I give my love 
Just like a new pair of gloves 
There is not a mess 
This I confess 
For you are here 
Just for me my dear 
Our life will be new 
Like a bottle of glue 
You hold my heart 
And made your mark 
I am with you 
And only you 
Your face 
I can not wait to see 
For I know you belong to me 
I belong to you 
And that is who 
I will spend my days 
With only your gaze 
I will always be 
1.2.3. only with thee…