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Sound on!! Listen to the beautiful sounds of nature!! This was late last night. It has been raining a lot in Orlando and I live in the wetlands. This is one of the most beautiful sounds. #soundon #soundsofnature #raining #rainstorms #natureisbeautiful #birds #frogs #crickets #theworldisalive #protectourplanet #savethewetlands
Straws, what are they? They are small tubular items that are used to drink out of various glassware, bottles, cups, and array of other drinking apparatuses. I will say the inventor of the modern day straw, Marvin Stone, probably did not realize the impact straws would have on the environment. As time progresses so did the manufacturing of the modern straws. [ 665 more words ] https://fighttofreedomandpreservationofthewild.com/2018/05/09/weekly-wisdom-wednesday-say-no-to-straws/. #1lessstraw #saynotostraws #saveourplanet #saveouroceans #freedom_preservationofthewild #nomorestraws #newblogpost #newblogger #environmental #environmentallaw #animallaw #futurawyer #makeadifference
Most of the time people think grilling is only for carnivores. Well, that is not true! Anything and everything can be grilled. I absolutely love grilling veggies. It equals zero fat. No oil, no butter (if you're just vegetarian or trying something new). It is literally just the fire, some water in a spray or squeeze bottle. #meatlessmonday #meatlessmondaychronicles #grillintime #geilledveggies #healthylifestyle #plantbased #noanimalsharmed #saveourplanet #goplantbased #newblogpost #newblogger #linkinbio #freedom_preservationofthewild
Excuse me, while I take a nice refreshing dip in the lake. Morning hikes with mom and dad, makes me nice an hot. #omgwhatstouchingme #somethingistouchingme #minnowswim #littlefishies #splishsplash #sundayfunday #latepost #germanshepherdpuppy #tolkientheadventurer #gsdofinstagram #rescuedog #sillyboy #floridaliving #preservation #wildlife #simplepleasures #somethingtouchedmyfoot
Smoothie Sunday!! This is one of the best ways to be healthy and start your morning right!! #smoothie #chiaseeds #strawberries #bananas #blueberries #raspberries #peanutbutter #almondmilk #smoothiesunday #latepost #vegan #hearthealthy #plantbased #goodforyou #saveourplanet #noanimalbyproducts
In honor of #worldpenguinday #knowyourpenguins !! Many of these amazing creatures are losing their homes due to climate change. Their food source is disappearing. Many are at risk or danger of their species being threatened or the verge of extinction. We need to stop our government from wanting to drill in the Arctic. Global and climate change are very real and having a drastic impact on the environment. We have to do our part to reduce emissions and greenhouses from emitting and warming the earth at an alarming rate. Ways to mitigate that?! Your car emissions! Get your vehicle to follow the Vermont or California car model. We can be the change to save our planet. #bethechange🌎 #saveourplant #worldpenguinday2018 #climatechange #globalwarming

Pollution. The definition according to Webster’s dictionary is : “the action of polluting especially by environmental contamination with man-made waste.”

Ah, there’s the key word – “man-made waste”. Everything humans create is not natural to the planet, i.e. pollution. Majority of the products created throughout mankind’s history are not from natural resources. From the inception of humans we have always formed and created tools from either things in nature or now, in a lab or a factory. Many of the items we have grown to become accustom to in our everyday lives are actually the very products that are leading the epidemic of pollution.

For example, plastic water bottles. These items are created for individual, one sale use. The demand for single use items has grown exponentially over the years. however, the demand is not only by the “industrialized nations”, such as the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and so on and so forth. There is a plethora of single use water bottles in “third world” countries all around the world! Why? Well, if the “better” nations are doing this and leading by example, then we must follow suit. The issue is simple: these items take 450 years (yes, you read that correctly, that is FOUR centuries!)

What is the other problem with plastic water bottles? The amount of oil used to create them! So, we are using a non-renewable resource to create something that will not decompose in any of our lifetimes. Some have said it is roughly over 1.6 million barrels of oil to make plastic water bottles.

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) is unable to provide a real number for the amount of crude oil that is used to produce plastic. Then whom is responsible for knowing these specific amounts? ( I will do some real legal research and come back and update this post).

The purpose of this post was to show that we are responsible for pollution. Everything that humankind has created is with a single purpose. Once those items have fulfilled their purpose they are literally thrown away! There is not even a thought to repurpose them, recycle them, or reuse them in another fashion. This is for glass, plastic, cardboard, paper, napkins and the list goes on!

Collectively, we need to find a way to reduce the DEMAND for single use items. Imagine a world where all you saw was trash every step you made. Oh, wait… we already live in that world.

Here are some images from my stroll in Port Canaveral, Florida this past weekend. I was abhorred to see the amount of trash I did in every single turn!

 

I was disgusted and disappointed. I could not fathom that I descended from one of the “most” intelligent species to see such disregard for the environment. For those of you that are not familiar with Florida’s geography. Port Canaveral is of course near NASA, but it is also the major Port for cruise vessels. That means the ocean is right there!

Below is an image of my location.

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One of the biggest causes of sea life death, pollution! So, if you are littering all over near the ocean, odds are majority of this trash is going to wind up in the ocean.

What can we do? I will admit, I did not see a lot of recycling or trash receptacles. However, that does not mitigate our duty to do our due diligence and pick up and throw or recycle items!

We only have one planet, please take care of it. If you have any other suggestions or things you have seen work, please feel free to comment!

 

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