We are Heroes
The aim of this website is to provide information to readers about the link between repairing and protecting our natural environment.
This link may seem far removed but through repairing and caring,the burden on waste landfill sites is greatly reduced. How? Quite simply by extending the life, rather than throwing it away.
This means there is less pollution from hazardous substances seeping into the ground, less of our countryside is used for waste disposal, biodiversity is encouraged, and we can all enjoy a healthier, greener environment with less pollution.
An organic product can broadly be described as not containing toxic chemicals (including synthetic pesticides, arsenic-containing herbicides, fertilization biosolids, which are often found to contain flame retardants and drugs among other things,
chemical food additives, antibiotics, synthetic hormones, and industrial solvents). In addition to the absence of artificial chemicals, "organic" means not genetically engineered, and having not used ionizing irradiation, which can cause free-radicals and the removal of vitamins.
For example, USDA organic attempts to restrict against such things including genetic engineering in products or in the products' animal feed, and automatically allows the use of "Non-GMO" labelling similar to The Non-GMO Project.
Fully Renewable Energy
Renewable energy flows involve natural phenomena such as sunlight, wind, tides, plant growth, and geothermal heat, as the International Energy Agency explains:
Renewable energy is derived from natural processes that are replenished constantly. In its various forms, it derives directly from the sun, or from heat generated deep within the earth.
Included in the definition is electricity and heat generated from solar, wind, ocean, hydropower, biomass, geothermal resources, and biofuels and hydrogen derived from renewable resources.
Renewable energy resources and significant opportunities for energy efficiency exist over wide geographical areas, in contrast to other energy sources, which are concentrated in a limited number of countries.
Rapid deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency, and technological diversification of energy sources, would result in significant energy security and economic benefits.
It would also reduce environmental pollution such as air pollution caused by burning of fossil fuels and improve public health, reduce premature mortalities due to pollution and save associated health costs that amount to several hundred billion dollars annually only in the United States.
Renewable energy sources, that derive their energy from the sun, either directly or indirectly, such as hydro and wind, are expected to be capable of supplying humanity energy for almost another 1 billion years.
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Dale E. Lehman is a writer, veteran software developer, amateur astronomer, and bonsai artist in training. He principally writes mysteries, science fiction, and humor. In addition to his novels, his writing has appeared in Sky & Telescope and on Medium.com. With his wife Kathleen he owns and operates the imprint Red Tales. They have five children, six grandchildren, and two feisty cats. At any given time and place, Dale is at work on several novels and short stories.
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Spijkenisse First Aid Association
An accident happened in no time. Often cleaning and a plaster is enough, but sometimes it is more serious. And when do you get professional help? In addition, you notice that more and more people are dependent on themselves for a longer period of time before professional help arrives. Knowledge and skills of first aid are very important to provide the best possible help. Knowing what to do and how to do it can make the difference between life and death for a victim.
First Aid Association Spijkenisse / EHBO Vereniging Spijkenisse
Earth's magnetic north pole, which has been wandering faster than expected in recent years, has now crossed the prime meridian.
The team of researchers that maintain the World Magnetic Model (WMM) has updated it and released it a year ahead of schedule due to the speed with which the pole is moving.
The newly updated model shows the magnetic north pole moving away from Canada and toward Siberia.
The magnetic north pole is the point on the Earth that compasses designate as true north.
It is the result of geological processes deep within the planet-molten iron flow creates a magnetic field with poles near the geographic North and South Poles.
But unlike the geographic poles, the magnetic poles can move-and the magnetic...
How many times have you bought an electronic device, only to find out that it has stopped functioning properly just a short time after your purchase?
You spent so much money on it, and suddenly you're sad to know that it's not working properly anymore. The result? Wasted expenses, labor, energy and resources, not to mention the toxic waste that ends up in landfills, poisoning our planet.
But why is that so? Why is most product's lifespan so short, considering the advanced, modern technological means of production?
Enter planned obsolescence.
Cyclical Consumption & Planned Obsolescence
Our economic system is based on consumption - the more we buy, the more money moves into the economy, and hence the more the...