Climate Change

Spray Tan KelownaIt’s so hot! Do you ever notice how warmer it is today compared when you were young? Well, that is because of climate change. The earth’s temperature increased and as predicted, it will rise more over the next hundred years if we don’t do anything about it. Humans are mostly to blame for global warming due to activities that contribute to the greenhouse gasses emission-this is one of the many reasons why there is a thinning of the earth’s ozone layer-which protects us from the sun’s extreme heat and harmful rays. A little increase in earth’s temperature can bring devastating effects not only to the environment but also to our health.

Skin: Our Primary Defense

The skin is our primary defense. It acts a wall-like barrier from environment hazards like infection and ultraviolet rays. Through the help of melanin- dark pigmentation of the skin, it is like “sunshades”, which blocks the most damaging wavelength of the ultraviolet light to penetrate the skin. Why do we need to protect our skin if it is our primary defense for such? Well, the skin cannot protect our internal bodies further due to climate change. The extreme UV rays are too much for the skin to handle, additional protection is needed. But prior to that let me enumerate the harmful effects of too much sun.

Effects of Climate Change (Extreme Exposure to the UV Rays) to the Skin

  • Sunburn

It is an acute reaction to excessive exposure to sun-results in edema, painful blisters, and after few days peeling, moreover, the UV rays contributes to 15 % to 20% to the sunburn reaction.

  • Tanning

Tanning is socially desirable effect of exposure to the sunlight. Tanning is also known as melanin pigmentation, a facultative type which is reversible after few days. Bur there is also known as Delayed Tanning, which becomes noticeable only after 1-2 days after exposure and may persist for few weeks or even months. Immediate Tanning on the other hand appears 5-10 minutes from exposure and normally fades after 1-2 hours.

There are also spray tan options available which don’t involve any harmful UV rays. Many tanning salons are switching to spray tans because in some places, it is illegal for people under 18 to go to traditional tanning salons. Many salons are now receiving spray tan training to increase their target market.

  • Photoaging

Prolonged exposure or regular exposure to the sun may cause skin dryness, deep wrinkles, decrease elasticity, accentuated skin furrows, and spot pigmentation.

  • Skin Cancer

The most common kind of cancer, according to a study 1% loss of total ozone layer leads to 3%-5% increase in skin cancer cases. Just imagine how much risk we are facing with the rate of the ozone layer thinning.

 

Apply Sunscreen Now!

Stop! Before you go out there, apply on some sunscreen. These are products that act as sun proof to protect the skin. Everyone above six months of age should regularly use sunscreen, even when it’s cloudy outside; there is still the 40% of UV rays exposure. Choose sunscreen with SPF-Sun Protection Factor of 15 or more. SPF is the ability to protect the skin from damage caused by the Ultraviolet rays and right now, we need a lot of that due to global warming or climate change. Moreover, before worst comes to worst, let us all do our part to prevent further climate change.

 

Dollarphotoclub_45410066-300x241No matter what purpose you have. But, you always need to consider the go green environment in your mind. You must go with a plan that does not cause much harm to the environment. Going green should be your preference in order to save this earth from harmful effects of imbalance environment.

If you are a sport lover, then it becomes necessary to take care of the surrounding environment. You must be aware of the powerful benefits of living green. It can be easily done without putting much effort for environment-friendly movement. The people, who are into archery, fishing or hunting business/activities, are going in the right path. If you come in this category, you must do what you are doing.

Even, one famous biologist has also appreciated the work of archers, fishers and hunters. As per his statement, such people are working sound in maintaining the wildlife equation. It is also stated that avoiding hunting and fishing may bring adverse effects on the wildlife management. Hence, it can collapse our environment. It means that actively engaged archers are functioning and supporting the conservation efforts, as well as flourishing our environment.

In simple words, we can also say that archery, as a sport or business, possesses a great connection with the ‘go green’ campaign. Archers, fishers and hunters come in the close contact with the real world. They do not sit in their room and watch videos related to the environment or wildlife. They know the real importance of the clean and green environment. Actually, their profession makes them able to learn everything that can enhance our environment. Some experts also called them as the ‘conservationists of wildlife’.

With your effective ideas and activities, you can reduce the distance between you and the natural world. If you have not done archery, fishing or hunting ever in your life, sit quiet and ask yourself, “Why you do not love such type of activities? Why you are keeping yourself away from conservation of wildlife and natural world?”

If you are in this profession, you can become more creative along with saving the environment. No doubt that everyone who loves archery always go for the best equipment like a recurve bow or even a longbow to get success as an archer. But, Have you ever think of making your own arrows that can save you lot of money? You can give extra thrill to the whole archery experience by simply making your hobby or profession more economical.

It would be good idea to take help of an expert who enables you to make perfect arrows based on your needs. You can even go for online videos to enhance your skills of making arrows. You can also paint your hand-made arrows to give them more attractive look.

It enables you to enjoy each moment of this activity when you make a remarkable relationship with the green world within your easily affordable budget. You will sure find yourself in the protective nature with highly improved air and ecosystem. We really applaud such people who are operational in saving the environment in such simple ways.

Since the 1960’s, it has been widely known that the cars we drive affects our air quality. Slowly it also became obvious that the were producing gases that have been eating away at our ozone layer since the first Ford rolled off of the assembly line.

Now, over a 100 years later people are taking an even harder look at the cars effect on the planet and even going so far as to start driving electric ones. But electricity puts a strain on natural resources too. So what can you do to get around without messing up our air?

Take the Bus

Or any other form of public transportation where more than one or two people are being toted around. Trains, subways and buses are all ways in which you can get from point A to B without the extra fumes. The bus is going to run anyway, you may as well get on it.

If public transportation is not an option, at least car pool. For every one less person in your car, there is one less car on the road. So let’s say you maximize the effort and take four people to work with you, and so does your neighbor and their neighbor. That is a total of 12 less cars on the road throwing emissions into our air.

Get Your Car Fixed

Speaking of emissions, your car will produce less of them if you keep it in good repair. Take it to an auto repair in Calgary and have the muffler, cat converter and exhaust pipes all checked out. Changing the oil and filters will also help to keep emissions down.

Another small part in your car that your auto repair shop in Calgary can check out is the O2 sensor. They should know that this tiny little part found by the tail pipe can make a big difference in your cars performance and emission output. They will check its function with a scanning device to make sure that it is sending the right message to your cars computer and keeping the gas it throws down.

Buy a Used Car

It is not just the car running that hurts the air, it is the entire process of producing them. The less we buy new, the less resources that will be spent in making them. Plus there will be less piles of junked cars to contend with.  Less, less, less. When talking about the environment, this is what you need to hear. Check used cars in Calgary (basic or luxury dealers will be happy to help you) before buying new, you will find something worthwhile there.

Go Small

Buy the right sized car to fit your life. If you are a single man, you don’t need a big bulky SUV. Economy cars spend less gas and therefore less natural resources. Again, we love to hear about less.

It all started with the catalytic converter, and since then car manufacturers have been working to come up with ways to make automobiles more energy efficient. It is still far from perfect, but if you do your part, it can improve greatly over the next forty years.

455669317Many people feel that going green is hard to do, but in fact, its one of the easiest thing you can do. There are tons of things a person can do every day to reduce greenhouse gases and cause less harm to our environment. Taking care of our planet is not only our responsibility, but its really a privilege. With that said, here are some things you can do that can help save our planet.

  1. Pay close attention on how you use water.  These little things can make a big impact. Every time you use the water while brushing your teeth, remember to turn it off. If you got a leaky toilet, you could be wasting 200 gallons of water or more a day. So fixing that leak will really help conserve water as well as your water bill.
  2. Cigarette Butts are one of the most littered thing in the united states. And the worst part about it is, it takes over twelve years for a cigarette to break down. Also the smoke that comes out of a cigarette is really bad for the environment. Switching to electronic cigarettes or vaping can reduce the pollution caused by regular cigarettes as well as give you better health. E-liquid or E-juice is used in a vaping devices as a healthier alternative to smoking
  3. Ride your bike or walk to work, store or school. If you can find a way to not use your car for 2 days out of the week, you will reduce the greenhouse emissions by 1600 pounds a year. If you can’t do that, try to combine all your errands together as much as possible. So you won’t have to drive back and forth.
  4. Recycling is one of the best and easiest things you can do to help your environment. Not only will you help, but you’ll be putting money in your pocket as well. Try to get your company to start a recycling program, if a company of 8,000 workers recycled all their paper waste for a whole year, it would be the same as taking 500 cars off the road.
  5. Compost. Think of how much trash you create in a years time. If you can reduce the amount of waste you produce in a year will mean less space within landfills, and in turn your tax dollars can be used for something else more important.
  6. Reduce global Warming and save electricity by turning off any lights that are not currently being used by you. Remember only to use as much light as you only need. Also, turn off your video player, computer, stereo and television when you are done with them.

Save the EarthFinding different ways to protect our environment is what going green means. And everyone is trying to do their part. even firefighters. Going green is something you don’t have to do, but really a conscience choice that you personally make to take care of our environment; it really has nothing to do with politics, religion or if you believe in global warming.

Local and state governments spend over twelve million a year on energy which puts a lot of financial burden on taxpayers. Besides big corporations and individuals, your local firefighters are making big changes to better their community by finding ways to be more efficient with their resources, save money and also improve our environment.

Fire departments and the fire fighters are taking large steps in trying to incorporate green practices into each one of their stations and community. In each stations, they are converting to energy efficient appliances, boilers and light bulbs and as well as starting a recycling program within their own departments. These types of conversions can help the department in many ways. They can save up to 40% more in their energy cost. Energy efficient appliances like a dishwasher can save about 1,500 gallons of water a year.

Firefighters have gone as far as reusing rain water to test out their pumps on their trucks. When the consumption of water is reduced, steams, lakes and the oceans are protected.

As well as trying to save water, they are also adding solar panels in each station. These panels turns sunlight into usable energy. Doing this they are saving the earth’s resources. A solar generated water heater can cut the heating cost at a firehouse by half. Saving them up to 3000 dollars a year. In addition, a solar water heater can also cut the carbon dioxide emissions in side the fire house as well. An energy efficient solar water heater can greatly reduce carbon dioxide from going into our atmosphere by almost 4,000 pounds. This amount doesn’t sound like much, but to give you an example, 4000 pounds is equal to a person driving around in a car for 4 months.

Brave firefighters put the lives on the line every day to protect the ones that can’t protect themselves, and in addition, they still have time to help out the environment. Going green is a choice everyone makes on their own, and we applaud the men and women of the fire departments in caring, not for just themselves, but everyone else as well as the environment.

Change a light bulb

You don’t have to turn your own little world upside down in order to make a difference for our big one. Even the smallest daily contributions can help to make a big difference. If you were to change just one thing in your daily life that made a positive impact on our shared environment, you get to times that by 365. When you look at the big picture you can see where the little snapshots can go a long way.

Change a Light Bulb

Take that regular light bulb out from your desk lamp and replace it with a compact fluorescent bulb. Not only will this help the environment, it will also cut down on your monthly electric bill.

Don’t Put Your Computer to Sleep

Your computer is going to turn back on again if you turn it off at night. Sleep mode is good for when you get up to go make lunch, but when you are away from it for the night shut it down all the way. The extra 3 minutes you have to wait in the morning while it starts up can be spent getting your coffee ready. Like the light bulb, this helps our environment and your electric bill.

Let Your Dishwasher Do It’s Job

If you have to rinse your dishes before putting them in the dishwasher, then its time for a new one. Just scrape the leftovers into the trash and let the machine take care of the rest. You don’t only conserve water this way, but also the energy that is needed to heat it.

Don’t Throw Glass Into the Trash

A glass bottle is going to be around for the next wave of dinosaurs unless you recycle it. Glass takes close to a million years before it is decomposed. If you don’t have a use for it at home, make sure that it makes it to a recycling plant. This has a big impact on both air and water pollution.

Turn Down the Heat

Even a one degree difference in your home’s thermostat either way can save you up to 10% in the energy your house consumes to keep it comfortable. If its winter, open the curtains or blinds to let the sun help heat the house and keep them closed tight in the summer to keep it cool.

Bank On-Line

Change your bank account settings so that you only get your monthly statement on-line. In fact, do this with as many of your monthly statements as possible. Do you really need to get the same paper cable bill in your mail box each month? It will only take a few minutes to change your accounts, but the positive effect it will have on our environment is long lasting.

Even if you were to adopt just one of these habits daily, you will be making a lasting impact on the future of our planet. Each and every person on earth has the capability of doing something today, that will help to preserve our tomorrows.

Recycle People!

It’s time to re-focus our healthy planet concerns back to the 3 R’s. Global warming, and the deforestation that is partly responsible for it is not going to be solved by everyone switching to seemingly “greener” products. The hard truth is, no matter how safe a product claims to be it took precious resources to produce it. As a world wide group we need to focus our attentions on how to reduce production in order to really reduce the effects it has had on our environment.

Reduce

Reducing does not refer to a lessening of the waste that your household produces, but rather a lessening of the amounts of resources being used to produce the products you and your household rely on. This means purchasing less, and ensuring that the ones you do make are going to last.

Spend your money on products that are well made and durable. Make sure that are going to be useful for you for a long time. Buying a state of the art computer today means that you won’t need to purchase a new one next year when new software is introduced. The same goes with your cell phone. Reducing doesn’t mean you buy the cheap brand that will break in six months, it means buying something that you are going to be happy with for a few years.

Reuse

Think twice before you put anything into the garbage bin. Can you use it for something else? If you think hard you can find a secondary use for just about anything. Jars make great containers in a work shop to store spare screws and nails. Cut plastic bottles and use them as planters for herbs and small plants. Share your magazines or donate them to the library.

Try and repair broken appliances before you decide to trash them. The only exception to this is when they are no longer energy efficient. In this case it is better to recycle the broken stove to a repair shop and invest in one that is more environmentally friendly.

Recycle

Thanks to the efforts around the globe, recycling is the one R that has had a lasting effect. For most households today, recycling just means that glass and plastic gets put into a separate bin. Don’t forget about other items you can recycle as well, such as used car oil, old cell phones and even appliances. You are making a huge impact on the future of our planet when you take the extra few seconds to dispose of your household waste the right way.

Sure it’s great that you can buy goods that are made from recycled materials and re-used containers, but that is only a small part of the problem. If there is any hope in reversing the greenhouse effect, the overall production of goods, and the deforestation of the planet needs to be reduced down to its bare minimum. If you go back to the basics and start practicing your R’s, you will have a much greater impact then if you buy your napkins made from recycled paper products.