Vehicle emissions can affect the environment in several ways. Cars emit greenhouse gasses such as carbon dioxide, which contribute to global warming.Some air pollutants and particulate matter from cars can be deposited on soil and surface waters where they enter the food chain. These substances can affect the reproductive, respiratory, immune and neurological systems of animals.
Vacationing soon? If so, here are some helpful tips that can help you save time and your environment!
Heyy Guys!! Did you know that you can go Green for Prom this year? Whether it’s donating an old dress that’s still in good condition or carpooling with friends, there are lots of ways to do it.
The typical American discards about 68 pounds of used clothing a year. This adds up to two quadrillion pounds of clothing being tossed into landfills by Americans every year. Donating your used clothing helps the environment by keeping stuff out of the landfills.
1)By visiting donatemydress.org, you can help other girls who are in desperate need for a dress. Or if you are in need of a dress before that BIG Day, visiting your local Thrift Store can always help.
2) Carpooling can be a major help too. When you carpool, an average car with a driver and two passengers naturally decreases that number by two-thirds to only 0.37 lbs. of carbon dioxide per person-mile. Taking your car off the road just a day a week will help keep the air clean and helps remove congestion from our roads. I love Carpooling with my girls–it’s SO MUCH FUN!!!! and we save gas.
3) Mining is destructive to the natural environment around mines, creates waste rock disposal problems, and uses harsh chemicals which can be significant sources of waste and harm to workers and nature. If you’re a jewelry lover, here are some other options you can try out. Especially if you’re not a glittery type sparkle person, you’ll probably enjoy some of these eco-prom ideas.
Here are some pics of cute jewelry from these websites: http://www.trendhunter.com/slideshow/ecoprom-ideas#21
OnAIr says: What do you think of Sherease’s ideas? How else could you green-up the prom this year? Tell us your ideas in the comments!
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1. First we have ……Erykah Badu, who describes herself as a vegan vegetarian. The triple platinum recording artist released her debut album Baduizm, saying “I am blessed to do anything I want so I decide to take the best care of my body and family in the same way. Holistically. Vitally.
2. Next we have my favorite female athlete ….Serena Williams. She is currently ranked no.1 in women’s singles tennis. She stays mostly meat-free, saying,” Venus, (sister) calls us chegan because we cheat with a little bit of fish and chicken.”
3. This next face looks familiar, hmm? Oh! It none other than Vanessa Simmons from the hit MTV show Run’s House. She also used to co-host with Bow Wow on BET’s 106 & Park. She decided to follow in her family’s decision to go meat-free. In this pic she poses for PETA. As for her Vegetarian diet she added-“I’m happy with it, I feel lighter-it’s a good feeling.” Good for you ….Vanessa keep it up.
4. I know many people who are boxing fanatics will appreciate this next celebrity: Mike Tyson is a former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. On an interview with Oprah, he explained that veganism saved his life. Mike said,” “I was so congested from all the drugs and bad cocaine, I could hardly breathe, I had high blood pressure, was almost dying and had arthritis. And once I became a vegan all that stuff diminished.”
5. I’m sure we all remember Tia Mowry‘s gorgeous face from the hit show Sister Sister with her twin sister Tamara. She’s also advertising for PETA, saying, “Not only am I helping myself, I’m helping the animals out there, I’m helping the environment. Going vegan, I feel great.”
Well, I am really happy to see that these celebrities are taking on a great challenge to keep meat out of their diet. Me personally, I’m not sure if I would have the will power to abstain myself from a juicy burger forever. What do you think?
OnAir says: Why is giving up meat good for the environment? Because it saves resources and reduces strain on the earth. Think of all the land-clearing and water use it takes to raise livestock. Add that to the air pollution caused by masses of animals housed in the same place–and then trucking them around to food distributors–and the toll adds up. Think going completely veg isn’t for you? You can still make a huge impact by giving up meat just a couple days a week. Think about it!