Tag: environmental issues
Forests are the largest terrestrial carbon sink by far. In fact, forests absorb nearly 90 percent more carbon than the next largest source. Check out the following infographic to learn more about what the forests do for us and how we need to keep them around.
Producing more trash than any other country in the world, America throws away more than 500 billion pounds of trash per year, with each person throwing a stunning 4.4 pounds of trash away per day. Did you know that 1 plastic bottle takes 700 years to begin composting? Read on to discover more shocking facts in the “10 Reasons Why You’ll be Buried Alive” infographic from KirbyBuilt.
Running a small business is difficult at the best of times and in a climate of an unstable economy, increasing supplier costs and an unpredictable energy market, prioritizing is vital to survival and success. It is with this in mind that business owners let issues such as running a more eco-friendly, or “green business” to one side, concentrating on the day to day issues any SME faces, rather than the short-term cost, long term gain that many green initiatives can produce.
The Clean Revolution’s report, “An American Clean Revolution: Why the US should play to win on the clean economy,” sets out a new way forward for the great nation of America, one that safeguards its future and addresses the economic challenges of today. It says that a ‘clean revolution’ is the commonsense road to generating growth, creating prosperity, and ensuring sustainability.
Going green can be pretty pricey, or so I’ve heard. This infographic compares a green lifestyle to a typical lifestyle. Check it out below to see if going green can really save you some green.
Being on the cutting edge of the trade show exhibit industry with their eco-friendly green displays, Smash Hit Displays wanted to do some research on the amount of waste that is produced in the trade show display industry and to provide ways to decrease the environmental impact.
Did you know that one living reef shark in Palau is worth $1.9 million each year, but one sold at market is worth just $108, once? That’s part of the simple math lesson of this infographic about the critical role of sharks to our marine environment, which paints—by numbers—why it’s important to save sharks and promote global shark conservation
Things are always in motion on Earth. Life is never static as we are constantly inhaling and exhaling, producing and consuming, enjoying and reflecting, and birthing and dying. This infographic, published by our friends at Best of the Web, reveals some interesting occurrences in a day on the Earth and how what happens impacts every single one of its inhabitants.
Earth Day is celebrated on April 22, and this year marks the 42nd anniversary of what many have come to consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Educating communities and children is a key component of environmental sustainability.