Posts tagged environment

Working for a Better Environment

Pollution is the main cause for the negative impacts in the environment and this affects many people living in California.

Fortunately, there are organizations that help to reduce and prevent pollution issues especially in areas where pollution is concentrated the most. Communities for a Better Environment (CBE) is an organization, which focuses on many kinds of environmental issues that affect color and working class communities in California.

CBE was initially formed in Chicago during the Environmental Movements of the 1970s. The time period of the Envionmental Movement was a very significant time period in the United States history. At the time, millions of Americans decided to participate in the first Earth Day week of April 16th  through the 22nd  in 1970, because they were concerned about the environmental problems that was affecting their health.

If you would like to become involve in project having to do with helping out the environment, you can visit : CBE

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Reduce Food Waste

– Cindy Medrano

Many of us unconsciously throw away food we do not finish. Whether we served too much food on our plates from a home cooked meal or the food from a restaurant, we simply don’t pay attention to the amount we throw away. Regardless of the situation, food is going to waste.

People are unaware that it takes so much to produce the food we buy from supermarkets or local farmer markets. Food is being shipped half way around the world; land is cleared to grow crops and various fertilizers are used to produce those crops.

When food is thrown away, it rots which produces chemicals such as methane. Methane is a fuel gas. It is a colorless, odorless flammable gas that is the main contributor of natural gases. Methane is a green house gas that remains on earth for approximately 9-15 years!

The 7 most practical ways to help reduce food waste are as follows:

  1. Cook from first principles
  2. Avoid “Ready” foods whenever possible.
  3. Learn to preserve food
  4. Grow your own food
  5. Pay attention to “best before” dates on labels
  6. Build a compost heap
  7. Get involved in a local food sharing initiative

By reducing the amount of food we waste, we are not only helping the environment but our personal pocket as well.

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