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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.

Healthy Environment and A Long Life

Healthy Environment and A Long Life

By Clifford Woods

Healthy Environment and A Long LifeIndividuals have a constant interaction with the environment. These interactions affect the quality of life, either bestowing years of healthy life or causing health problems and shorter lives. Environmental health involves controlling or preventing disease, disability, and injury related to the interactions between the environment and people.

Adverse solid waste material vastly affects the quality of life, resulting in various hindrances in living a healthy and long life, while also making the quality of life in some areas unbearable.

2020 Healthy People Environmental Health Objectives
The 2020 Healthy People Environmental Health Objectives focus on those areas that highlight some elements of environmental health. These consist of air quality outdoors; toxic substances and hazardous wastes; and ground and surface water quality, as well as other elements needed for a healthy environment that promotes a long life.

Quality of Air
When we think of the surroundings and sustainability, air quality is a natural consideration. The air quality touches numerous parts of the ecosystem globally including water, soil, wildlife, vegetation, and human life. In one-way or another, all living things depend on the air around us.

2012 Outdoor Pollution
In 2010, 3.2 million people died early from outdoor air pollution, mostly in Asia, and mostly from soot as well as other pollutants from trucks and diesel cars. This means that outdoor air pollution is now a much larger risk to health than high cholesterol and, along with obesity, is the health risk that is the fastest growing in the world, thus resulting in lack of a healthy environment nourishing quality life.

Solid and Hazardous Waste
Nearly every activity leaves behind some type of waste in the environment. Manufacturing and industrial processes create hazardous solid waste. Some of this waste has chemicals that are hazardous to people and the environment.

When these hazardous chemicals are in the environment, people become exposed to them. Exposure arises when individuals have interaction with the toxic waste, both directly and through other substances polluted with this waste. Living a healthy long life becomes a really tough task under such circumstances.

Companies Not Following Regulations
There are many companies that do not safely dispose of their toxic waste, contaminating entire communities they are located in. This results in many quality of life issues including early onset of cancers and other health problems, especially in the very young and the very old.

Ground and Surface Waters
The quality of ground and surface water possibly has the largest effect on long life – not so much in the United States, but certainly in underdeveloped countries where drinking water is polluted and babies and children often get sick and die from the quality of the water.

Surface water can become stagnant and polluted simply by not having a method to flow and take out many elements of solid waste. Often, surface water is not a good source of potable water and can harm animals, plants, and humans. In many areas of the world, water out of the ground is pumped out, so people can use it for bathing, drinking, and well as other uses in a household, industry and agriculture.

Healthy Environment and A Long LifeAdditionally, groundwater often reaches the surface through other pathways that are natural such as springs. Groundwater that is contaminated affects the health of everything when they bathe or drink water that is contaminated or when they eat anything that has been negatively affected by contamination of groundwater. The dream of a healthy environment is simply not possible without better quality water.

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.

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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

Health Issues and a Clean Environment

Health Issues and a Clean Environment

By Clifford Woods

Health Issues and a Clean Environment

The term clean environment is somewhat vague and can be interpreted in many ways. A clean environment is not only necessary for aesthetic pleasure, but is essential in sustaining human health as well.
The most widely known health impacts of the environment can be attributed to factors like pollution, climate change, ozone depletion, land degradation and the obvious loss of biodiversity. It is such factors that bring about the correlation between health issues and a clean environment.

Why look at environment and health?
There is increasing awareness that our health and the environment in which we live are closely linked, and in 2006 the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that 24% of the global burden of disease was due to modifiable environmental factors. This growing awareness is reflected in recent health and environmental initiatives from governments and other organizations.

A lot has been said about the health issues brought about by poor indoor and outdoor quality, lack of sanitation, the use of hazardous chemicals and poor water quality as well. These are all factors that directly affect human health and are as a result of our poor efforts at maintaining and creating a clean environment.

Many blame the sorry state of the environment on the growing population, the projected increase from 6.8 billion to 9.2 billion by the 2050 means that we should expect worse days to come. This link between resource utilization and population is easy to follow, but is largely due to our lifestyles.

There is simply too much carbon dioxide production and this is all easily traced from sources, such as cars, detergents, pesticides, manufacturing and of course, the receding water levels.

Health and the Environment

  • While there are efforts to improve the environment, it is still shocking that preventable ailments and premature deaths still occur globally due an unclean environment and here’s proof:
  • 3 million children lose their lives every year due to diarrhea, which is brought about by unclean water and poor sanitation
  • Malaria still claims close to 3 million lives yearly
  • Acute poisoning from pesticides effects between 3.5 and 5 million people in developing countries
  • About 4 million children lose their lives to respiratory infections many of which are linked to poor indoor and outdoor air quality

While it’s clear that many of these health issues affect those in developing countries, environmental threats are everywhere and industrialization is now the major threat to a clean environment. Industrial pollution is now the leading cause of air pollution and toxic waste. In fact, statistics show that respiratory conditions, such as asthma, are becoming more prevalent in the developed world mainly due to environmental factors.

Environmental conditions that affect human health are manageable and even preventable with better environmental care and practices. A clean environment is not just the responsibility of your government, but falls upon us all. There are many advantages to having a clean environment and some of these include:

  • Less communicable diseases
  • Enhanced quality of life
  • Better food quality
  • Clean energy for future generations and more

Health and the environment affect us all, but it is the poor who are most affected and especially the children and women. While the health issues that have been brought about by global changes are quite easy to identify, many of us ignore them unless we are directly infected or affected.

Human health has always undergone threats from natural phenomena like draught, fire, flooding and others. This is however, being worsened by poor environmental management. Remember that good health and a clean environment coexist.


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 Soluiotns

Beneficial Bacteria: 12 Ways Microbes Help The Environment | WebEcoist

Beneficial Bacteria: 12 Ways Microbes Help The Environment | WebEcoist.

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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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Aquariums And Their Value

Aquariums And Their Value

By Clifford Woods

An Aquarium is the name given to the container where pet fish are kept. Aquariums are mostly rectangular shaped containers with at least one transparent side. The material used for making these fish containers is either glass or acrylic. An aquarium is considered a very useful decoration item as it can add a lot of beauty to the interior design of any home or office.

Not only is it great for beautifying the place but it also provides an interesting object for the people to look at while they are waiting. This is the reason why you will always find a clean and well-kept aquarium placed in a hospital or a clinic where patients have to wait for their turn to see the doctor.

An Aquarium having tropical fish and plants in it is a real treat for young children. Since small kids love seeing fish moving around in the water, they get fascinated by the healthy fish swimming in the aquarium and feel relaxed. It has been proven by research that a fish tank can really help in calming down hyperactive children.

Organic Aquarium CleanerAccording to the research, a hyperactive child when placed in front of a beautiful and clean aquarium is going to stop wandering here and there and is going to get lost in the amazing world of fish and aquatic plants on display in the aquarium and hence, his hyperactivity is going to subside pretty quickly.

From the educational point of view as well, aquariums and their value prove to be great for the kids. The children can learn a lot about fish, their habitat, their food and many other interesting facts about these creatures if they have an aquarium at their home. Moreover, petting fish in an aquarium is a healthy hobby for the kids as well.

Not only is this hobby going to keep them engaged, they will learn a number of important things from it as well. They would learn to take care of their pets and would find out the importance of keeping things clean, tidy and alive as well.

Besides being a great decoration piece and an educational and relaxation equipment for hyperactive children, aquariums offer many environmental values to people as a whole. An aquarium is very pleasing to the eye and brings a person closer to nature. One becomes aware of the natural beauty and begins to change his views about environment and saving the creatures living in it. Moreover, an aquarium can help a person in developing a healthy interest in fish and marine life, urging him to do something for the betterment of other aquatic animals present in nature.

In addition to all these values, aquariums also provide tranquillity and peace to people. One look at the healthy fish swimming in the water is going to cheer you up and you will be immersed in the beauty of the scene and tend to forget all your worries and tensions for a while. Because fish do not create a lot of noise, they are ideal pets for people who like peace and do not want to get disturbed by the barking of a dog or the meowing of a cat.

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

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Effective Environmental Services Relaunches Odor Control Product

Effective Environmental Services Relaunches Odor Control Product

The product doesn’t need chemicals or perfumes, since it attacks the cause of the odor, rather than simply masking the unpleasant smells.

Effective Environmental Services Relaunches Odor Control Product

 

Organic Odor Control allows users to get rid of odor organically and is environmentally safe. The product doesn't need chemicals or perfumes, since it attacks the cause of the odor, rather than simply masking the unpleasant smells.

Chemical Free Schools

Chemical Free Schools

By Clifford Woods

Chemical Free Schools

You would like to think that any environment in which kids spent most of their waking lives would be near enough 100% chemical free and therefore as safe as possible. Sadly however this has proven not to be the case as according to the results of recent studies, an alarming number of schools across the Western World are still packed to the rafters with harmful products and toxic chemicals that stand to cause untold damage in those most sensitive to harm.

So what exactly are children at risk from in such environments?If a person was to actually have free run of a school for a couple of hours, chances are they would be in for quite the surprise as to how many chemicals and toxins are present outside the confines of the science labs. Committees push for chemical free schools as the potential to do great harm in the years to come is real, but in the meantime awareness is still crucial.

Solvents: Various paints, marker pens and craft supplies that may not have been vetted for safety. Cleaning Products: Any number of cleaning products used by cleaners and the kids themselves from time to time that haven’t been thoroughly checked for harmful chemicals.

Vinyl: Certain types of vinyl products and supplies have been found to contain dangerous levels of toxins and still perpetuate in schools.Airborne Heaters and air-conditioners cleaned, maintained or built with toxic products/components.

Take into account the above examples along with dozens of others and it can begin to appear that pushing for chemical free schools is an impossible task, but the truth is in fact quite to the contrary.

Simple Steps: In order to protect the health of future generations, it is simply a case of taking small though decisive steps to introduce only natural products in schools and begin ruling out their harmful counterparts.

There is really no reason to sit back and accept that there are children at risk.

How to get started? Consider the following:

  • Rule out the purchase of any further vinyl products, as they may be inherently toxic. Promote the use of recycled and 100% organic paper products.
  • Increase trash awareness and promote the use of reusable containers.
  • Organize discussion groups to air concerns and plan initiatives.
  • Check all cleaning supplies and immediately replace with chemical free products.
  • Ensure all craft supplies used are 100% safe and natural.
  • Eliminate the use of pesticides and chemicals both inside and outside the building.

The list goes on to encompass every part of the school where harmful substances may be in use. It isn’t a case of trying to revolutionize the whole establishment overnight, but rather to build awareness and take the first steps toward insisting on chemical free schools as these chemicals can cause harm to kids and teachers alike.

A Clear Choice: Fully natural, safe and organic products for use in schools are not only beneficial to the health of kids and the planet alike, but are also just as effective and affordable as their chemical counterparts. There really is no excuse for accepting anything less.

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

You can find out more about our Organic Cleaners at www.effens.com

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

The Natural and Organic Lawn

The Natural and Organic Lawn

By Clifford Woods

It really isn’t a secret any more, organic means healthy above and beyond any alternative. The subject of lawns is certainly no exception to the rule either as it has been proven time and time again beyond all reasonable doubt that organic lawns given only 100% natural treatments and preparations are in turn 100% healthier and safer than their chemical-enriched counterparts.

90 Million Pounds per Year? The trouble is, much of the world has become used to quick-fix and cheap solutions to their indoor and outdoor problems, which has in turn led to a million and one synthetic and chemical products hitting the shelves for use on laws and in gardens in general.

This in turn has led to a steep decline in the number of strict no chemical lawns across the domestic world as a whole. In fact, recent studies have concluded that up to 90 million pounds of pesticides and dumped on lawns in the USA alone every year, which has the potential to lead to any number of problems both at home and for the environment.

Why the Natural and Organic Lawn?

There are dozens of benefits to insisting on 100% naturally fed lawns, though among the most crucial are the following:

  • As Nature Intended: Mother Nature never intended lawns and gardens as a whole to be doused with man-made chemicals, therefore how can you expect lawns treated in such a way to be as healthy as naturally fed lawns? Exactly – common sense would dictate that you cannot and this is the absolute truth of the matter…period.
  • Known Content: Buy a 100% organic fertilizer or make your own compost and you can rest assured that you know each and every ingredient used to create the substances you will then be putting on your lawns. On the other hand, buy a synthetic or chemical product and chances are most will not understand a word of the composition list, so how on Earth can you be sure what you’re even using in the first place?
  • Family Safety: Following on from the above, if you cannot say for sure what you are putting on your non organic lawns, then how can you be sure whether or not it will be safe for the use of pets or children, for example? While no chemical lawns can be 100% guaranteed as non-toxic and harmless to kids and pets alike, while those doused in chemicals cannot.
  • Bigger Picture: Drenching lawns in harmful chemicals is bad enough, but what few seem to realize is what happens to these harmful chemicals once the rain comes and washed them away. In truth, they can end up in any number of rivers, streams and water supplies to create health and safety problems for animals and human beings.

The list goes on, but basically encompasses each and every one of the largely common sense reasons why fully organic lawns are infinitely more desirable in every way. It needn’t involve much of an additional investment in time or money to insist on only organic, therefore why expose the household as a whole to unnecessary harm?

The Natural and Organic Lawn

 

 

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

You can find products for Natural and Organic Lawns at www.effens.com

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

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