25 Ways To Be Environmentally Conscious

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Last week we shared a mind-boggling video from List 25 on the top man-made environmental disasters. This week, we’re going 180 degrees in the opposite direction and linking you to a video on how to be environmentally conscious. Much of the clip below contains simple tips, such as turning off the lights after you leave a room, conserving water, etc. However, some of the tips are pretty ingenious. What did you think? How many new insights did you gain from watching that?

The Effects of The Illegal Ivory Trade

The Effects of The Illegal Ivory Trade

Large numbers of elephants are slain for their ivory tusks everyday, and the numbers are on the sharp increase. Making big money for poachers and enticing collectors, the illegal ivory trade renders devastating effects. Places that have been listed as major contributors of illegal ivory sales include Thailand, Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Malaysia, the Philippines, China, and Vietnam. Although there are many other countries that also share this problem, central Africa has been regarded as the region with the largest number of illegal activity. One kilo of ivory can sell for at least $3,000 U.S. from these zones…. read more

Losing Our Humanity

Losing Our Humanity

Humankind now lives in a time of profound change, social and economic turmoil, and unprecedented environmental challenges. Some say the future is not what it used to be. That the past is dead. And the present is an illusion. It’s safe to say that the future holds potential vastly different to our “business as usual”, far removed from the economic model to which society’s power-brokers so desperately cling. Change is inevitable. This is not least because the challenges we face are simultaneously environmental, technological, economic, social and cultural. Human self-interest as we know it is destined to evolve. Increasingly, people… read more

5 Climate Change Myths Investors Believe

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Considering purchasing new stock in an environmental company? Do you have misgivings because of a climate “fact” you may have heard? Chances are you’ve fallen prey to at least one of these 5 myths before, though you wouldn’t be the first. Hopefully this list changes your mind, or helps you make it up. 5. Isn’t Putting Climate Change “On The Radar” Good Enough? Absolutely not. Imagine if President Lincoln had simply stated, “Slavery is bad” and everyone in Congress said, “Yeah”; do you think any action would have been taken to necessitate change? Climate shift should not be viewed lightly,… read more

“Green” Imposters – Products You Should Avoid Buying

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Many products have, either through their own claims or public fallacy, been labeled as constituting a “greener” option. While an abundance of companies now have Eco-friendly initiatives, some even living up to, many are simply capitalizing on the ever-growing conscious of consumers. And even then, they often don’t match the level of efficiency for which they purportedly strive. Thus, you are likely to encounter several of such items, perhaps even interacting with them regularly, on a daily basis. Nonetheless, listed below are a particular few that take great notice. Recyclable Plastics Plastic products today are often branded with varied levels… read more

Harsh Reality, Not Theory

Harsh Reality Not Theory

It is no longer excusable for anyone to believe climate change isn’t happening, nor is it excusable to think human activity is not causing it—or at the very least exacerbating natural climate change. For the purposes of this writing, regardless if one denies the existence of climate change or if one denies human activity is responsible for making it worse, they will be coupled together and regarded as a “skeptic.” It was allowable for skeptics to spew their scientifically unfounded opinions on climate change when the effects were just theoretical—no one knew better; it was a theory. However, it is… read more

Our Human Connection Shown By Street Photographers

Our Human Connection Shown By Street Photographers

Street photography is a popular art form. Capturing this type of screenshot is particularly fascinating because it showcases a familiar audience: people just like us. There are tons of photo blogs displaying the work of talented street photographers who are able to capture diversity and a range of human emotions, all while respectfully showing the true nature of their subjects in their environment. Below are a few noteworthy talents who show us people and places we might not otherwise be able to see. Brandon Stanton, who followed a calling for urban field photography after a job loss as a bonds trader,… read more

Water Aid Project Takes Man Across Earth

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To raise awareness for Water Aid, independent filmmaker Graham Hughes traveled across the globe on a teeny-tiny budget, filming his adventure. As part of the trip, Graham didn’t travel by plane, rather, he hopped on trains, buses, cars, bikes, and walked to each destination. After it was all said and done, he made a video showing what every country on earth looks like for one second. Check it out below: Water Aid is a charity based in the U.K. that partners with local water sources to deliver aid to drought-suffering areas, and other services. Graham will soon be preparing a… read more

People Have Had It With GMOs

People Have Had It With GMOs

Cities across the globe have been participating in protests against the colossal agricultural company, Monsanto. There have numerous recent marches and awareness campaigns to address the increasing concerns over the use of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs and other agro-chemicals. The company has been scrutinized for holding back food safety research on GMOs that provides information which shows that they are harmful to the environment and human health. Researchers who have examined how they impact the body’s system, including animal research, have concluded that there are in fact staggering results from using the altered additives. Jeffrey Smith, an author and activist, points… read more

25 Largest Man-Made Environmental Disasters

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Chernobyl, the Exxon-Valdez oil spill, the Three-Mile Island explosion, and more. How well do you know your history regarding man-made environmental disasters? Educational YouTube channel ‘List 25’ has created a top 25 list that’s sure to leave you wondering how it’s possible for humanity to have screwed up so many different things all around the same time-period. What did you think? How many of those did you already know, and how many were new? It’s a sad fact, but in the next 50 years, most of those will likely be replaced by disasters we’ve yet to experience.