By now, the effect of burning fossil fuels is quite clear. What many don’t seem to understand is:
We can enjoy a better quality-of-life experience
and for less money, when we make
the switch to electric.
Here’s an announcement from the world’s biggest car manufacturer, Volkswagen, about both new electric models and about a major investment in battery production, which will drop the cost of their e-cars even more. Other car manufacturers are doing the same – expanding their range of body types as they cut costs.… Keep reading
Recently, I was troubled at the amount of hate speech that seems to be growing in many places around the world. Most of it is anonymous, coming from social media sources – just as the KKK wore hoods to hide identities.
And many political leaders, such as Mr. Trump, seem to stir the pot. I once heard a definition of political leadership as:
There’s so much “gloom & doom” in the media, with increased trends in mass shootings, in rainforest fires, in climate-related disasters, etc. that it’s refreshing to see a research report that looks at the positive side of “sustainable living” … which means living 100% with what Earth brings to your home site – which, technically, isn’t actually all that difficult – and it also means enjoying a better quality-of-life experience. Here’s some relevant research for living a happier life.
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The Closer You Live To Nature The Happier You’ll Be, Study Finds
2 September 2019
LONDON — If you’re on the lookout for a new apartment or home in a big city, try and find a place near a park or nature reserve.… Keep reading
You’ve likely heard all sorts of advocacies about how we need to reduce our carbon footprint. But … we also want to live as comfortable a life as we can. Here’s a report that provides specific things we can do – without lowering our quality-of-life experience. Examples are UK-based, I added bold inflections, and I’ll add comments afterwards.
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The practical ways to reduce your carbon footprint (that actually work)
When I was a kid, when my shoes wore out, we took them to a shoe repair shop for new heels or soles, because the leather part of the shoe was still in good condition. Then … along came Hush Puppies! They were a lot cheaper, and when they wore out, we’d just throw them away. As a kid, I never thought about big picture concepts such as “the disposable economy.” Neither did my parents. In fact, I’m not sure how many of us today think about the implications of the concept. … Keep reading