Resources for the Environment

My friend Pauline has a monthly class via ZOOM from our local senior center with the title of Protect the Planet. Her research saves us a lot of time.

Today she recommended one website that I plan to check out:

   earth911.com.

In the meantime, I took some photos of the trees in their last hurrah and penned a short rhyme:

Loving Autumn

 

Ev’ry year about this time

I like to pen an autumn rhyme

To show how much I love the trees

turning color, no time to grieve.

Instead I swoon with every shade

And enjoy what Mother Nature’s made.

The colorful palette of yearly Fall

Raises my spirits, like a tree, so tall.

So celebrate awesome autumn while it lasts

Loving it as a last hurrah, a final blast

Before the winter with trees so bare,

but even then, I am very aware

Of how autumn touches my heart,

Giving it a colorful jump start!

Earth Day, Every Day

I receive emails and snail mails about the environment and want to share a couple with you.

The  Environmental Defense Fund  (EDF) sent me a info on climate change. See the 10 ways below the logo. (I bolded the ones that I am doing or plan to do. Some I cannot do because I live in a condo, not my own home.)

1. Renewing your EDF membership (or joining!)

2. Joining a community willing to help, like EDF Action Network (edf.org/signup).

3. Using your power as a consumer to put pressure on companies to lower their carbon footprint.

4. Buying local and seasonal foods and eliminating food waste.

5. Replacing your oil-burning or gas-powered heating system with a high-efficiency heat pump.

6. Installing solar panels on your roof.

7. Replacing your old car or truck with an electric or hybrid vehicle. (We have a hybrid: Ford Focus).

8. Encouraging others to reduce their carbon footprint. (Posting on my website with info.)

9. Driving less-combining errands, carpooling, walking or riding a bicycle when possible, or taking mass transit.

10. Knowing the climate policies of your elected officials and supporting climate action leaders.

Cultivator is the Newsletter of www.cornucopia.org, 

also known as The Cornucopia Project. Their newsletter is very interesting and has an insert on eggs called Every Egg has a Story, called a primer on eggs. Look for: (quoted)

Photo from the Internet

1. Free range Eggs: The words “free range” may not actually ensure reputable animal welfare. Authentic organic products, on the other hand, provide year-round outdoor access and accommodate the health and natural behavior of birds.

2. Vegetarian Fed: Chickens naturally forage for invertebrates and even small vertebrates, along with seeds, grains, and fruits. “Vegetarian fed” usually means their diets are supplemented with corn and soy.

3. Pasture Raised: Beware of this marketing claim. Eggs can be labeled “pasture raised” even in the absence of legitimate outdoor access to vegetation.

4. Third Party Labels: Despite righteous-sounding names, some add-on labels have low standards that are not enforced. Read the fine print to avoid being fooled by vague claims.

5. The Organic Seal: When compared to their conventional counterparts, eggs with this label guarantee less exposure to toxic agriculture agrichemicals. When organic hens are allowed to forage outdoors, their eggs are also more nutritious. Thanks to The Cornucopia Project for this helpful info on eggs.

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