Don’t be too disheartened by the reports of how our environment is suffering. You can make a positive impact on the health of our environment. Express your love for the environment by using these simple and effective insights on how you can help save the environment.
Easy Yet Powerful
In a recent interview aired on CNN’s Amanpour, James and Suzy Cameron shared their insights on how the plant-based diet is the quickest way to make a difference to your health, your family’s health and the health of the environment.
According to research studies documented in Suzy Cameron’s new book, OMD, eating a plant-based diet is more effective against greenhouse gases than changing the car you drive. OMD stands for “one meal a day”, plant-based that is, which 1 person eating 1 plant-based meal per day for one year, saves 200,000 gallons of water and significantly reduces carbon imprint.
James Cameron pointed out how animal husbandry is the second largest sector causing greenhouse gases, climate change and deforestation. He encouraged individual action to help save the planet and be empowered by just eating one plant-based meal a day. He and his wife are leading by example.
Another person encouraging individual action is the CEO of the Israeli company, Soda Stream. Daniel Birnbaum is a skipper and ocean lover who organized clean up efforts for the ocean off the coast of Honduras. His target was plastic. A big floating plastic heap to be specific. He joined with ABBCO to build a 1000 ft net, used with ships at each end, to catch and remove the plastic.
He expressed astonishment that he and his employees from 45 states in the U.S. were only able to retrieve plastic refuse equal to 30 seconds of consumer plastic waste. 8 million tons of plastic waste are dumped in the oceans each year. So, his message is the power of your action to use reusable bottles, bamboo straws and reusable tote bags for groceries. His company sells machines that make healthy carbonated drinks using reusable bottles.
Be In Tune With Nature
A farmer in Kenya wanted to work with nature; even when it appeared nature was working against him. After working hard to plant and till his land, he was blessed with a bountiful harvest! Elephants came in the night and consumed almost all of it. He and his family were hungry for a long season. Rather than kill the elephants, the farmer chose a more natural solution for the next planting season. He used bees! Elephants cannot contend with bees. So, he raised beehives while he planted and tilled his land, and during harvest time, he surrounded his fields with the beehives. This time, when the elephants came in the night, they could smell and hear the bees and they turned and went away! So, the farmer and his family ate well from this bountiful harvest, without having to kill any elephants.
There are plenty of things you can do to improve the plight of our planet and help save our environment. Begin today to put these insights into action and feel free to share some of your own insights that are working for you.