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Environment

Atmosphere

Water

  • Hoan Kiem Lake

    Shared by 5 Citizens Created by Linh Nguyen
  • Reduce my water usage

    We are depleting our fresh water at an alarming rate. In the west the average person uses around 466 litres daily! I've just worked mine out using this water calculator (http://www.csgnetwork.com/waterusagecalc.html - its American so works it out in gallons go to converter to find out litres) and its 355.8 litres for my household (of two) per day! We are reducing our flushing by half, ensuring we only do one full load wash per week, and alternating shower days - people are too clean these days anyway!

    Shared by 3 Citizens Created by Tansy Baigent
  • Wash Your Car On The Grass Or At A Car Wash

    Soap and dirt from washing your car can flow into storm drains and into lakes and rivers, making them polluted and harmful to animals. If you wash your car on the grass the ground can filter the water naturally. Better yet, take it to a car wash! Car washes can recycle and/or treat the water,and they use way less water than the average home car wash.

    Shared by 3 Citizens Created by Madeline Offerman
  • Shower to toilet, why losing so much water?

    Every shower corresponds to 80 litres in average and 8 for flushing the toilet. Knowing we flush 35 times/week the toilet, this corresponds to 240 litres: By using the shower's water for the toilet, we would save around 240 litres per person per week... by couple of billion people, this can make a huge difference!

    Shared by 2 Citizens Created by Ruben Kostucki

Ecosystems

Biodiversity

  • Choose to be a pilgrim not a tourist

    "Pilgrims treat the planet with reverence and gratitude. Tourists value the Earth and all her natural riches only in terms of usefulness to themselves. Pilgrims perceive the planet as sacred and recognise the intrinsic value of all life. The living Earth is good in itself with all its grace and beauty" Satsh Kumar.

    Shared by 13 Citizens Created by Nicola Gunstone

Climate Change

Animals/Wildlife

Agriculture/Food

  • Gardens

    If we all grew our own food, even in cities we would have better finances, better health cleaner air. We need to plant back yard gardens it is not hard, no matter where you live. Even in cities one can have a raised bed of produce or join community gardens, plant and share, plant and trade. Plant for others that can't, trade food for other services. I am growing my garden now and i share my bounty with neighbors.

    Shared by 7 Citizens Created by Nancy Fox
  • Stop the excessive packaging!

    Food is sometimes packaged in ridiculous amounts of plastic and foil and cardboard. Why? Surely it would be cheaper for manufacturers and better for the planet if goods came packaged in the very minimum of packaging?

    Shared by 4 Citizens Created by Alan Shaw
  • Weekly Menu

    I'm surprised at the large number of friends who shop more than once a week. Because we live miles out in the country, we try to drive into the nearest town as infrequently as possible. The key for us, to minimising journeys, is the weekly menu. That way we buy all we need once a week - and cut down on food waste as well as greenhouse emissions.

    Shared by 4 Citizens Created by James Arnold-Baker
  • Sustainable eating - through having two meat-free days per week and only buying fish which has been caught sustainably

    Global fish stocks are under serious threat. There are many reasons for this, over-consumption, pollution, climate change... many of the problems feel far above our individual capabilities to undo, however there is a way to make a difference! To gain further inspiration watch: The Big Fish Fight on Channel 4 and visit http://www.fishfight.net/ for more information.

    Shared by 4 Citizens Created by Tansy Baigent
  • Grow my own

    The knowledge of how our food is grown, where it comes from and what goes into it is largely disconnected from the minds of the general public as they walk around Tesco’s. I heard recently a vox pop in which a child was asked where cheese came from, and to my everlasting amusement answered; moles mine it! This basic function of our everyday lives should be understood by everyone from childhood; especially in this food impoverished world.

    Shared by 4 Citizens Created by matt owen
  • Fishy Business

    There is so much each of us can do to make a difference and participate in our very own Big Fish fight. I have found some fantastic links to support sustainable fish consumption which allows every one of us to contribute to a more sustainable, ethical and desirable World. Join me as I order my very own 'Free Fish Guide' from Greenpeace(http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/oceans/forms/order-your-free-fish-guide-0), e-mail Princes to make them change their unsustainable tuna practices (http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/fishfight,)and see how I can use my purchasing power for the good by looking at these top ten tips on buying sustainable fish (http://www.wwf.org.uk/how_you_can_help/change_how_you_live/top_ten_tips_for_buying_good_seafood.cfm)... Read more

    Shared by 4 Citizens Created by Tansy Baigent
  • Reduce my meat intake.

    Cut down on my carbon footprint.

    Shared by 2 Citizens Created by Alan
  • solve hunger

    My idea allows a large amount of food to be grown in a small space using concrete grow boxes. These you make yourself. For about ten dollars you can make a grow box that can hold about 130 vegetables and only takes up about 4 feet of floor space. My website tells you how to make them yourself. www.concretegrowbox.com

    Shared by 2 Citizens Created by Ron Link
  • Fishy Business

    There is so much each of us can do to make a difference and participate in our very own Big Fish fight. I have found some fantastic links to support sustainable fish consumption which allows every one of us to contribute to a more sustainable, ethical and desirable World. Join me as I order my very own 'Free Fish Guide' from Greenpeace(http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/oceans/forms/order-your-free-fish-guide-0), e-mail Princes to make them change their unsustainable tuna practices (http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/fishfight,)and see how I can use my purchasing power for the good by looking at these top ten tips on buying sustainable fish (http://www.wwf.org.uk/how_you_can_help/change_how_you_live/top_ten_tips_for_buying_good_seafood.cfm)... Read more

    Shared by 2 Citizens Created by Karl Jaeger
  • get cancer linked pesticides of our food and out of parks

    we need to reduce toxic chemicals in the environment and promote biodiversity and community food growing and playing - this means we need all the health hazardous chemicals out of our parks and food take action -http://www.pesticidescancer.eu/spip.php?article45

    Shared by 1 Citizen Created by vicki hird