Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Happy Earth Day 2014 Everyone!

Lucky for us, TED shared some FANTASTIC videos that we can watch and learn from on topics that we can use in our homes to make our practices a little bit more eco-friendly!

Long live Mother Earth! Happy Earth day, everyone :)

This TED-Ed Lesson shows that repurposing things we usually see as waste, like cooking grease, and using it for something else, like biodiesel, is just one way to think more carefully about the recycling opportunities that are all around us.

Being environmentally-conscious on the local level can directly impact the global level. Changes that might seem isolated or small, like picking trash out of your neighborhood rivers, can actually help to keep our enormous oceans pollution-free. This TED-Ed Lesson reminds us that, although the ocean is very large, it isn’t indestructible.

Nearly one-third of our food ends up in the trash can. This TED-Ed Lesson provides hope in the form of worms, which naturally convert organic waste into fertilizer. It also details the steps we can all take to vermicompost at home — and explains why it makes good business sense to do so.

Now bear with us on this one…but did you know that entomophagy, the practice of eating bugs, could actually help the planet? You may feel icky about munching on insects, but they feed about 2 billion people each day, and this TED-Ed Lesson explores how eating them might hold promise for food security and the environment.

No comments:

Post a Comment