You have probably heard of plant a tree day well the same thing here start planting seeds of goodness and watch them grow. This step requires you to bring to life an idea of how to make something better for the world. I planted a tree last year and started a small business around helping people with good ideas so that one day they may in return help out others with good ideas and hopefully the tree will take root and spread seeds to make other trees. Whatever it is you decide to watch grow just make sure the outcome is something positive. Weather your growing a plant or an idea or whatever comes to mind for this step, just remember to give it time nothing great was ever done in one day.
Archive for January 2007
The North East of America uses 80 percent of the heating oil supply in America during the winter, this is where we need to target better more efficent heating systems that do not rely on oil what so ever. And in the west, the far west that is, we need to buy out China”s coal mining industry. The Chinease Government there invested several billions of dollars on pursueing this type of energy resource to produce power for it”s nation energy. Should the World invest in buying out polluting companies? Absolutley, and we should make it impposible to start new ones. We should make a list of the top 1000 polluting companies in the world and buy them out, only to put them out of business for the worlds sake and the health of every human on the planet. We must all invest in the future, in the best way each of us can, weather it be by donating time, money, or other resources we all need to do what we can to make tommorrow better than today.
There are so many ways to get active in your life, make your voice heard and start talking, let your representives know how you feel about issues that are dear to you, never write a letter always call or stop by. Start getting active in your communnity volunteer to help clean up your city or town or help out the people in it. Turn off everything in the home except the alarm and go out and enjoy everything nature has to offer even if it is ust your backyard. And ofcourse stay in great physical shape start running and woring out and for peeps sake stop all the bad habits in your life, if you have any, like smoking or drinking and pick up two Healthy ones for every bad one you have. Make time for your family and stay active and apart of thier daily lives show them how much they mean to you a good philisophy to live by is live everyday as if it were like your anniversery with your spouse and live everyday as if like you just brought home your child from the hosptial for the first time with your kids.And with yourself always look for the positive in life and never stress the little things but always deal with your problems when the arise.
I know all the women out there are going to love this one, most of us have appliances in our home that could be replaced with better more energy efficent aplliances.Everything from the Dishwasher to the Laundry Machine to Hot Water Heaters and Air Conditioners. Go out and splurge gals and make sure it has the E on it for Eneregy efficent. Now I buy everything in cans not bottles and I have and extra trash can in my home just for cans and aluminum. I stopped getting the newspaper every day and now just read my news online. And once every month I go thru my junk mail and send out a standard letter on recycled paper demanding to be taken off thier mailing lists. I work from home but still once a week I pick up all the girls and hit the star bucks for an hour then drop them off and pick them up from work. And with my little girls I always offer to car pool any of the other kids on thier teams or that are in thier classes. And ofcourse I use my Debit card not paper checks to buy everything, I could go on and on but I want to hear from some of you on what you are doing or plan to do to accomplish this step.
We need our Governments and Corperations to invest in solar technology, everyday that we do not collect or store energy from the Sun we are losing money and wasting current energy resources.Google has even gone solar but I remeber awhile ago watching a show on PBS in which Alan Alda “yea that Doctor from M.A.S.H. ” in which he was exploring solar power options and inventions around the World on a show dedicated to alternative energy resources and some guy in Germany invented a spray on version of a solar collector that would coat shingles that are put on Homes then the shingles would be solar collectors and unlike glass solar panels of today, that when a part of the glass breaks the whole panel is useless for collecting energy, with these you could drill holes in the shingles or rip it up, cut it, or whatever and the rest of whatever was left would still collect solar energy. With nano techonolgy a coating could be used to spray any thing including recyceled styrofaom and it would collect energy all day I choose styrophoam because it is going to be here on this planet for the next 500 plus years so would make a great collector. A way to collect moon light would be another great idea if it was at all possible. One more thing is everyone in just America went to the bathroom outside once a month and no not a number 2 nobody needs to step in that, it would save nearly 300 million gallons of fresh water each month, and if we all skipped a shower once a month we would save over 10 billion gallons of water each month. and do not get my started on doing laundry equastion unless you want more numbers.