Posted: October 26th, 2014 | Author: jimmurray | Filed under: Climate Change, Energy Conservation, environmental challenges, Green Recycling, Green Technology, Our Green Directory | Tags: Blue Dot Tour, David Suzuki, The David Suzuki Foundation. | No Comments »
This is the initiative started by the David Suzuki Foundation to help bring the country together around the issues of our right to clean air, clean water and a safe environment.
This tour has been moving across the country to packed houses and has garnered an incredible amount of support among concerned Canadians.
We would like to add our voice to that chorus of concern. Our Green Directory isn’t just an online shopping experience for people who are looking for eco-friendly alternatives. We like to think that through our blogs we are actively working to create awareness for the efforts of all those whose ingenuity and innovation are helping to make the earth a better place to live.
We applaud the efforts of Mr Suzuki and the Blue Dot initiative for its ambition, its scope, its audacity and its power to help bring about change.
Find out more at http://bluedot.ca
Posted: September 29th, 2014 | Author: jimmurray | Filed under: Climate Change, environmental challenges, Solar Energy | Tags: ecosystem, fossil fuel burning, Yellowstone National Park | No Comments »
We all are pretty much aware of just how delicate the world’s ecosystem actually is. And just how relatively easy it is to upset that balance.
In fact, it’s pretty much a fact of life that we are currently experiencing that imbalance, as the earth’s climate starts to change, due in part to a number of disrupting human factors. Not the least important of these factors are the virtually unchecked burning of fossil fuels and the unrestricted clear cutting of large rainforest areas around the world.
This four minute film on SFGlobe.com is a classic example of how a single element, that was missing in the eco system of Yellowstone National Park, was returned to the park and, in a very short span of time, started to restore its eco-balance.
The missing element was wolves. The changes that the reintroduction of a group of wolves to the park has made are truly remarkable. In a strange way, it shows you just how much change can be affected simply by restoring balance to any eco system.
This film takes about 4 minutes to watch. But honestly it will fill you with a sense of joy and hope that maybe, if we can stop repressing progressive technologies like wind and solar, if we can start incorporating technologies that already exist that to make fuels burn cleaner and reduce carbon emissions to ridiculously low levels, and if can get industries and countries to incorporate pollution controls religiously, then the earth’s whole eco system might just stand a chance.
View the film here.
Posted: June 3rd, 2014 | Author: jimmurray | Filed under: BioFuels, Climate Change, Energy Conservation, environmental challenges, Solar Energy | Tags: canada, canadian government, climate change, environment, environment canada, forbidden, forecaster, global warming, meteorologists, weathercaster, weatherman | No Comments »
These words are ‘climate change’. And the reason why you won’t hear them is that in Canada , our country is governed by people who have, it would seem, completely sold their souls to to the interests of big energy.
Think of it this way. If you believe that carbon emissions from all the fossil fuel driven machinery from cars to factory turbines, is playing a big part in the climate change we are experiencing, then it’s not rocket science to conclude that reducing those emissions through the use of non-polluting energy sources like solar and wind would be able to have a positive effect on climate change.
The problem here lies in the question of who controls those resources. Right now big oil and big energy and their powerful lobby groups have many governments, including, in my opinion, ours, in their pocket. So any legislation that promotes in any significant programs to help develop alternative energy businesses, has pretty much a snowball’s chance in hell of getting passed.
This has nothing to do with what anybody believes about alternative energy sources. It has to do with who controls them and can charge us for them on a per use basis. After the initial installation of a renewable energy source, the energy costs nothing to harvest. And you can bet that there are a bunch of extremely greedy people out there that don’t want to see that happen on any sort of scale.
This article is talks primarily about climate change and the Canadian government’s complete willingness to turn a blind eye to it. Hope it makes you as angry as it does us.