Archive for December, 2014

Disappearing Plastic?

12.06.2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

Each day, new technology is being developed to help improve our carbon footprint. Pollution is a large concern because trash and other harmful materials are damaging the environment and the homes of other organisms. Plastic materials fill up landfills because it can take hundreds of years to break down, and may not break down at ...

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars

12.03.2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

Studies assessing the worth of battery powered vehicles are underway as a result of the development of hydrogen fuel cell technology in cars. Now it may scare you to think that Hydrogen, the most abundant element on earth, and also one of the most flammable, is being contained in a car. However, hydrogen cars are ...

Climate Change and Christmas

12.03.2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

Hello everyone! Well, Christmas is finally approaching rather quickly. Unfortunately, finals are almost here! Take a moment to just read this blog, it is worth the break. Every day we are faced with climate change. The climate is increasing at a fast pace. The ice caps in the artic are melting and the animal species ...

A Greener Christmas

12.02.2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

Christmas is supposed to be a holiday about giving, so we should learn how to give to the environment too. There are lots of ways to celebrate a greener Christmas such as paying attention to the gifts you buy. You can be more green by buying less by making homemade gifts and Christmas cards or doing ...

The Floating Gardens of Bangladesh

12.02.2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

Every year Bangladesh experiences huge floods that leave farmers out of work for as long as six months out of the year. Family incomes vanish leaving poor villages even more destitute. This was the case for a woman named Hafiza Khatum who lives in the village Charbhangura, Bangladesh. Three years ago she was trained by Shidhulai Swanirvar ...

GIFT WRAPPING FOR THE HOLIDAYS

12.02.2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

WRAP CREATIVELY You can reuse gift bags, bows and event paper, but you can also make something unique by using old maps, cloth or even newspaper. Flip a paper grocery bag inside out and use stamps or markers to create your own wrapping paper that’s environmentally friendly and extra special for the recipient. This can ...

A True Home for the Holidays

12.02.2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

For the past six years the giant Christmas tree that has been a long time tradition at Rockefeller Center in New York City has been donated after the holiday season to be used as lumber for Habitats for Humanity. This year, the 81st Christmas tree to be lit, will again continue to be donated in what one ...

Blue Hills Volunteer Work

12.02.2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

The blue hills reservation is one of Massachusetts’ most notable nature preserves, and one I have been able to visit multiple times over the years both for recreational and educational purposes. I don’t have a firm number of how many field trips were taken there for various purposes but I always enjoyed the wildlife sanctuary ...

Sustainability of Christmas Trees

12.02.2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

It is everyone’s favorite time of year, the holiday season. For most Americans, each December we start our celebration of Christmas after thanksgiving, and the main way we celebrate throughout the month is by decoration. One of the main points of decoration, and the entire Christmas tradition is the Christmas tree itself. Most think of a ...