Eating Plastic

“Sustainable Living” encompasses so much, it’s difficult to know what to do as an individual in order to have the most positive outcome.  Here’s a well-researched article focused on specific actions we can each take to improve our health as well as that of our environment. Comments added afterwards.

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Here’s What Happens When You Eat From Plastic Containers

Darlena Cunha

EcoWatch

Jul. 01, 2021

 

Drinking water is supposed to be good for you, but what happens when you diligently carry that disposable water bottle around all day, to remind yourself to take a sip?… Keep reading

Bottled Water Ecosystem Impact

“Water is Destiny” is a recurring phrase in sustainability.  Without sufficient water, we can’t produce the food we need.  And our very bodies are made up mostly of water, such that dehydration leads to major ailments.  Recalling western movies in which ranchers often fought for water rights, we’re seeing the same situation between nations.  Here’s a report that takes the water shortage phenomenon to our personal scale.  I’ll add comments afterwards.

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Environmental impact of bottled water ‘up to 3,500 times greater than tap water’

 

Researchers in Barcelona also found

impact of bottled water on ecosystems was

1,400 times higher than that of tap water

 

Joey Grostern

The Guardian

5 Aug 2021

 

The impact of bottled water on natural resources is 3,500 times higher than for tap water, scientists have found.… Keep reading

Eating for Sustainable Living

Well, NOAA reports that the CO2 level is now higher than it’s been in 800,000 years.  Certainly I can think of ways to reduce my contribution to that number.  But I feel as though my efforts might be analogous to the impact of a flea on an elephant’s behind.  However, as “Sustainable Living” includes both longevity and our quality-of-life experience, here’s a report about proven food habits we can all follow that will have a direct, measurable, and positive effect on our lives. … Keep reading

Coming Climate Change Impacts

We’ve all been inundated with climate information, with a variety of pro’s and con’s.  We know, for a fact, that unprecedented amounts of wildfires are raging in many places of the world – even in Siberia!  I’m in southeastern Virginia, and we’ve had no wildfires here.  But for me to pretend that it could never happen here is foolish!

I hate putting out information that may have a “doom & gloom” quality, as opposed to information about what we can each do to enjoy a better quality-of-life experience and contribute to a healthier planet. … Keep reading

Death by Covid

My blogs have focused on aspects of sustainable living, and have been more trend-related than tied to finite one-of-a-kind events.  This report, while focused on vaccinations and Covid deaths, provides a relevant example of how we might make life-style change decisions towards living more sustainably.

We all seek comfort.  In our room temperature, in the foods we eat, in the work we do, etc.  We know that how we’re living – as a global collective whole – is destroying life on Earth … initially for many species and eventually for us. … Keep reading