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The Environment – Who Cares For It?

The Environment – Who Cares For It?

By Clifford Woods

The whole world is going green. The going green campaign is one that has taken root in all parts of the world as a result of the growing concerns of environmental degradation.

The Environment – Who Cares For It?

From social media to TV advertisements, every possible platform is being used to raise awareness on the horrifying situation we are currently in as far as the environmental care is concerned. There is cause to worry and you can find out why below:

Why Should We Care?

  • 70% of marine life risks extinction
  • By 2100, a third of all species may be extinct
  • Between 15% and 20% of global methane emission comes from farm animals
  • Over 850 million trees are chopped each year
  • 25,000 people die daily due to water contamination and shortage
  • 12,000 tons of carbon dioxide are added to the atmosphere every minute
  • 50 tons of productive soil are blown off and washed away from cropland every single minute

The list is endless and it’s safe to say that we are living in a sorry state as far as our environment is concerned.

Scientists tell us that at this rate, the ozone layer may be depleted to a point where life could be unsupported in just 200 years. This means that only microbial life will be around with higher life forms dying at a much faster rate. It’s not just plants and animals that are at threat of extinction, but the human race as well.

Why Should We Protect The Environment?
The answer for this is quite obvious; we have no other choice. The environment supports life and all components that we depend on for survival is provided via the environment. This means that our reproductive growth, development activities and civilization are all at the mercy of our environment.

Environment Care: Which Way Forward?
While talking about the problem helps, what matters most is getting a solution and we do not need to depend on our governments or celebrities to endorse environmental care. There are two key things we can do to reduce our carbon footprint and these are:

  1. Recycle: By recycling and using recyclable products, we reduce the number of landfills we have and the amount of pollution that goes into the air due to production and manufacturing. Can you believe that each ton of recycled paper actually saves 17 trees and 380 oil gallons? This just shows that we can indeed make a difference in our own small way.
  2. Become Energy Efficient: There are many ways in which we can become energy efficient. For starters, we could move to alternative forms of energy. Solar and wind energy are not only feasible, but free. Energy efficiency can be achieved just by changing several things in our lifestyles, such as the way we utilize energy, the products we use every day and even the cars we drive.

Goals that need to be met
So, anything that contaminates the air, water or other areas of the environment can diminish the quality of life as well as shorten a long life. As times go on, we are contaminating more and more of our drinking water, which is the number one resource that all animals, plants, and human beings need to continue to sustain healthy growth.

A famous advocate for environmental care once said that if we were unkind to the environment, nature would not be kind to us.

The Environment – Who Cares For It?

Answer: we all use the environment and so it is we who should care for it.

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Clifford WoodsClifford Woods is the CEO of Effective Environmental Services and Organic Environmental Technology
We brew Beneficial Microorganisms that eat toxins and offer Natural Organic Solutions.

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Fighting Microbes with Microbes | The Scientist Magazine®

Like humans, with their complement of microbes that aid in everything from immune responses to nutrition, plants rely on a vast array of bacteria and fungi for health and defense. Over the last decade, research has revealed many new functional aspects of the crosstalk between human-associated microbes and human cells, but plant biologists are only beginning to scratch the surface of the often surprising ways that soil microbiota impact plants, from underground fungus-wired alarm systems to soil bacteria that can trigger defensive plant behavior or even act as a sort of vaccine. But despite these benefits, microbes are still primarily thought of as harbingers of disease……

Fighting Microbes with Microbes | The Scientist Magazine®.

Keeping a Ranch Organically Clean

Keeping a Ranch Organically Clean

By Clifford Woods

Just because you live on a ranch doesn’t mean that you have to live in the filth and dirt that goes along with ranch life. People have been much more enthusiastic about cleaning their homes in a green way, and if you are dedicated to keeping an all organic ranch, then you should bring that same style of thinking into the ranch as well.

Now you can buy all sorts of products that claim to be “all-organic”, but they don’t always offer the power that you need to get the smells, filth and dirt off a ranch. You might need to really start making your own organic ranch cleaners, so that you know exactly what is going into them and be able to determine and measure out exactly what it is that you want to use for keeping a ranch organically clean.

Making your very own organic cleaners means that you control the scent, the style and even what you want to use for cleaning purposes. You can be confident in knowing that it will be safe for you, your children livestock and any pets that you might have as well.

Things like making your own all natural dish soap is as easy as getting yourself a large container of Castile Soap in its liquid form and then adding the scents that will make you happy, including things like lemon grass oil, lavender oil, lime oil, orange oil and so on. When doing so, you won’t have to worry about the wash water contaminating any other parts of the ranch that you live on and run.

What about if you have dirty windows that need to be taken care of? You can use all organic vinegar, which you can buy at speciality shops, add a bit of natural spring water and then add in a few drops of your favorite oil, especially things like lemon oil or lime oil, and you combine them all into a spray bottle.

Followed by that, simply using recycled newspaper, you can get your ranch windows sparkling clean. Organic ranch cleaners are really something that you should be making yourself. It might take a bit of work, but that work is really worth it in the end for all the cleanliness and health benefits you get out of it.

Keeping a Ranch Organically CleanHow about cleaning those hard to get to floors that you have around the ranch? You can make your very own floor washes that can be used on all types of floors all over the ranch. Combine a bucket full of hot spring water, add lemon juice, about a fourth of a cup, then add your favorite citrus oils, lemon, lime, grapefruit, and wash your floors like you would if you were washing them with any normal cleaner. Now, there won’t be much of foam or froth, but it will get up the grease, grime and dirt, so that you can have nice clean floors once more.

Keeping the ranch organically clean by using organic cleaners doesn’t mean you have to spend an arm and a leg on them as there are things you can make with the stuff that you already have around your ranch.

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Author: Clifford Woods is the CEO of Organic Environmental Technology. and Effective Environmental Services

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Gardening Organically – Your Best Gift to the Environment

Gardening Organically – Your Best Gift to the Environment

By Clifford Woods

Organic gardening, unlike what majority of people perceive, is quite simple. What it means is not introducing chemicals or synthetic products like fertilizers and pesticides into your garden. Yep, that’s it. It is that simple and most people who have pets and kids, perhaps already garden this way, simply to keep their family safe.

If you are ready to have your own organic garden or are new to gardening organically, you will be amazed to see how some really simple techniques can help you raise a bright and colorful garden that will be lively and beautiful all year long. The best way that you can start even before you till the soil in your garden is by generating your own organic compost.

Gardening OrganicallyYou may buy a composting container for that purpose, especially if you live in a place with limited space or if you are worried about the smells that might come from the heap. Organic compost can be considered as one of the prime requisites of organic gardening.

Some of the best things that you can feed your compost with are things like grass clippings straight from your lawn and dried leaves from trees around your neighborhood or in your own yard.

 

You can also use kitchen scraps, but stay away from meat, milk, and yogurt, because they will give off an awful stink and also could attract animals if you live in an area that is known for garbage eating animals.

Once you have your own organic garden thought out and have your compost all ready and waiting, you can get started. You might not realize, but the environment gains a lot with these organic gardens. You can till the soil in your garden and mix your compost into the dirt, which will give you a fantastic base in which to start growing your organic garden. This can be any kind of garden that you want it to be, populated with flowers, bright plants, trees and even food for your family.

Some people might be concerned about how to get rid of pests that come to the garden without using chemicals, but it’s really simple if you know what you are doing.

You can get organic pesticides, but if you really want to keep it even simpler, without any extra sprays, then the first thing is to keep your plants as healthy as you can.

Pests are usually only interested in sick and decaying plants and not the healthy fresh plants. Therefore, if you really want to keep the bugs away then keep your plants as healthy as you can get them. Also, you can introduce things like ladybugs into your organic gardens, as they do minimal damage on their own and they love to eat specific types of pests off your plants.

If you are careful about gardening organically and really pay attention to what is going on in your garden, then you can really stave off the pets and sickness that might plague your garden.

Don’t become discouraged if you do get sick plants or bugs in your garden; there is always help out there. You just need to know where to look; a search on the Internet is a great place to start.

You will be able to keep a wonderful garden that not only appeases your aesthetic sense, but it is your best gift to the environment.


Author: Clifford Woods is the CEO of Effective Environmental Services and Organic Environmental Technology.

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Indoor Composting

Indoor Composting

By Clifford Woods

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Composting can be termed as the conversion of waste in to usable fertilizer. It is largely a natural phenomenon in which the decomposition of the waste materials happens under the presence of oxygen. The large particles of waste are broken down in to finer pieces by the action of bacteria, worms, fungi, air and heat.

Besides the natural phenomenon of composting, people can prepare compost at home as well through indoor composting. This method of composting is easy to manage and can be carried out with the waste collected from a garden.

Making compost at home is a very simple an easy process that does not require much effort or resources. All one needs for making it at home is a barrel or a pot in which the waste materials like dried grass and leaves are stored away.

When this waste is subjected to water and oxygen, the waste starts decomposing and turning in to compost. Another way of turning the waste collected in the barrel is to expose it to heat and moisture. Under the action of sunlight and the water vapors, the waste breaks down and turns in to nutrient-rich fertilizer.

There are many benefits of composting. The first major benefit that composting has is that it recycles the waste products in to something useful. By converting the wasted materials into fertilizer and indoor composting can do this too, a household not only is disposing off their waste, but is also in creating something useful from it.

The conversion of waste into useful products is good for the environment growing plants as well as it lessens the amount of land pollution and keeps the earth garbage free. Thus, composting is beneficial not only for the people but also for maintaining the ecological system of our planet too.

Compost, also known as humus, is great for growing plants and can help reduce the use of artificial fertilizer in gardening. Since compost is made from organic materials, it is rich in nutrients that are required by the plants and at the same time is not at all harmful for the soil. On the other hand, the artificial fertilizer used to make the plants grow faster is extremely hazardous for the soil and can damage its growth potential.

By having compost made by indoor composting you then replace the artificial fertilizer for your indoor plants. A person will not only be saving himself from spending extra money on the purchase of the fertilizer but will also help in saving the soil’s potential too.

Another of the benefits of composting that you can get is that it helps in controlling erosion. In areas that get a lot of rainfall, top soil loss and erosion is a major problem. In such areas, the use of compost whether manufactured through indoor composting or natural means can help in providing a solution to this problem.

Since compost has a high water-retaining capacity, it soaks up the water and seeps it in to the soil without letting the water erode the soil. This way compost can help in saving the top soil and prevent soil erosion, which is among the most serious ecological issue the world is facing today.

Beneficial Microorganisms are very useful when one is engaging in indoor composting. What these microorganisms do is speed up the composting process by as much as half the time or more and they also eliminate any odors that naturally accompany the composting process.

Indoor Composting with the use of beneficial microorganisms will get the job done faster with no odors.

Because of all these benefits, making compost through indoor composting is a healthy activity that can help not only your garden but can also aid the environment by reducing land pollution. This article offers some benefits and uses of composting, indoor composting and the general value of engaging in composting as an activity to help the environment.

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Clifford Woods is the CEO of Effective Environmental Services and Organic Environmental Technology.
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What is Valuable about Composting?

What is Valuable About Composting?

By Clifford Woods

Over the course of human history and pretty much as far back as civilization stretches, composting has been used a means by which to grow food and enrich gardens. Sadly however, ever since mass-scale farming took over several decades ago, the practice has declined all over the world and there is less emphasis put on the importance of composting than ever before.

This is something that simply has to change for the future, and thankfully looks like it’s once again heading in the right way.

what is valuable about composting

A Rebirth for Composting: Nowadays, people are becoming more and more aware not only of what they are using around the home and the garden, but also what they are putting into their bodies and the effects their actions have on the environment. As such, the idea of composting has once again become a discussed point and people are realizing just how positive and beneficial this truly ancient practice can be and how much it really benefits our environment.

Even the most simple of endeavors like natural composting at home with the use of a single container for food scraps and organic waste is having a massively beneficial effect on the planet, helping to the reduce the need for landfills and other kinds of waste disposal. With the slightest effort, composting can lead to significant cash savings, benefits to health, positives for the garden and a beneficial boost to the environment all at the same time.

Getting Into the Habit: In order to be effective, those looking to compost at home need to “get into the habit” to a point where recycling their organic waste becomes natural, and not something they actually have to think about.

To work properly, effective composting at home needs to be part of a “lifestyle” and is an on-going process. Once these habits have been instilled however the benefits are too numerous to count, though include the following among others:

Value of Composting:

  • Production of an excellent product to boost the growth of organic fruits, vegetable and herbs at home – guaranteed to be 100% free of chemicals and harmful additives.
  • A free form of fertilizer that costs nothing – the waste will already be present as a part of everyday life, so why not put it to use?
  • An excellent alternative to use with 100% safety in environments where children or pets may be present.
  • A simple way of getting rid of refuses and waste from the garden, which may not be allowed in standard collections.
  • A means by which to reduce overall wastage and thus conserve landfill space.

Going about natural composting around the home essentially represents nothing more than common sense. After all, to overlook composting value and continue to throw out perfectly good organic matter only to go and pay good money for compost at the store is money poured needlessly down the drain.

Effective composting can be child’s play and there’s no reason not to get the kids involved from an early age and begin instilling good habits for life.

That being said, it’s never too late to get started and begin making a difference.

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Clifford Woods is the CEO of Effective Environmental Services and Organic Environmental Technology.

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Taking A Quick Look At Composting And Effective Microorganisms

Taking A Quick Look At Composting And Effective Microorganisms Or EM

By Clifford Woods

Traditional procedures for making compost takes anywhere from 1 to 2 months. However, these days there is something widely available that can help reduce this process into just 3 weeks. Thanks to composting and Effective Microorganisms (EM or also called Beneficial Microorganisms), improved soil condition and ultimately agricultural productivity need not take a very long time to be enjoyed.

Reasons why the use of compost is highly beneficial vary. Primarily, its addition helps enhance the health and fertility of the soil. It contributes to the improvement of the types and amount of microbes present in the soil, valuable in more ways than one. Ecological risks are also reduced as the use of synthetic fertilizers hazardous to the environment is eliminated. Because it enriches the soil and enhances its quality, agricultural productivity is improved.

farm5It is said that organic farmers in over 150 countries worldwide are utilizing effective microorganisms, and its effectiveness is backed up by a lot of scientific investigations.

This approach actually relies for fermentation process, necessary for making bread, cheese, yogurt, salami, beer and many others. The liquid culture needs to have the right blend of microorganisms to work.

Yeast, lactic acid and photosynthetic bacteria are the main groups of microscopic life forms that are major role players. There are also some other wild ones added into the liquid culture. With the right facilities and raw materials, the creation of this popular organic fertilizer is not impossible. However, it can easily be purchased from various manufacturers.

The fact is…

Effective Microorganisms is a trademark of the EM Research Organization, Inc.

In the US as well as in other countries, however, there are many other similar products readily available to organic farmers. While for sure there are numerous excellent ones out there, it’s also not unlikely for the rip-off to be around that may yield less satisfactory results.

Scientific researches have found that the use of Effective Microorganisms can provide many other results than just improving the soil’s quality and health. It has been found out that this organic compost is valuable in helping crops beat diseases such as botrytis. Protection against weevils and other commonly encountered stressors by farmers also help ensure the well-being of plants.

It’s easy to see why composting and Effective Microorganisms can be beneficial to one’s agricultural productivity. There are also many other wonderful EM uses around.

They may be used for cleaning polluted water and cleaning sewers. Organisms present are helpful in sanitizing medical facilities and dealing with oil spills. As mentioned earlier, it is used for fermenting purposes, allowing for the production of many fermented food products. EM is also known to be highly effective in controlling insects, as well addressing odor and preventing certain diseases in animals.

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Clifford Woods is the CEO of Effective Environmental Services and Organic Environmental Technology.

You can find out more about Effective Microorganisms at www.effens.com

We brew Beneficial Microorganisms that eat toxins and offer Environmentally Friendly Products

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