PLEASE LISTEN.. OUR EARTH TRIES TO TELL YOU SOMETHING..

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If you couldn’t see Years of Living @YEARSofLIVING on @SHO_Network today , here is the premiere full episode with @JimCameron ‪#HarrisonFord‬ @IAmDonCheadle Tom Friedman @tomfriedman #YEARSProject On the series premiere, Harrison investigates deforestation in Indonesia, Don Cheadle learns about the drought in Texas, and Thomas Friedman examines how climate change can be a stress point in a volatile political situation.

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THE WORLD IS CHANGING.. THERE IS NO DOUBT ABOUT THAT.. BUT THE QUESTION IS, ABOVE ALL, WHAT YOU WANT TO DO : to give hope to your children like James Cameron is trying to do, or to give up, and leave them a chaotic and dangerous world.. What do you decide?

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DO YOU KNOW THAT YOUR PANS, CANS, COSMETICS, VACCINES, etc.. ARE THE SOURCE OF THE MOST MODERN DISEASES such as Alzheimer’s, breast cancer, autism and allergies? More information at http://youtu.be/i4iyCCEzlaU

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EXPLOITATION : ACTION OF ABUSE FOR HIS OWN PROFIT.. Example : Exploitation of human by human..

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THE 3RD MOST USED RESOURCE IN THE WORLD IS DISAPPEARING. What will be the consequence of the disappearance of what, after water and air, is used to construct our buildings, our electronic chips, our glass, etc..? Based on encounters with sand smugglers, barefoot millionaires, corrupt politicians, unscrupulous real estate developers and environmentalists, this investigation takes us around the globe to unveil a new gold rush and a disturbing fact : the “SAND WARS” http://www.sand-wars.com/ have begun…

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THINGS ARE NOT SO SIMPLE…

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Recycle plastic bottles, is it really green? Things are not as simple, unfortunately..

That we threw it, or we recycle it, the impact of a plastic bottle will be bad on the environment. Obviously, recycling is preferable, but the best is still to not producing it. In the case of bottle of water, the best alternative, from an environmental point of view, is clearly to prefer tap water or reusable bottles. Want a proof.. Follow me..

Since the 80s, most bottles of water are made of plastic PET (Polyethylene terephthalate). This plastic has the advantage of being extremely moldable, lightweight compared to glass and PVC used previously. In general, that bottles will be produced in bottling plant, or rather blown into their final form from pre-forms. These pre-forms come from plants specialized in plastic production, which produce from ball of plastic (pellets). These plants are often found near the fossil energy sources (natural gas), such as the Middle East or Asia.

The plastic PET is produced from oil and natural gas, both non-renewable fossil fuels. The two basic materials that enter into the composition of this type of plastic are terephthalic acid (PTA) and monoethylene glycol (MEG), two toxic chemicals derived from petroleum, which the extraction itself is polluting. As discussed below, the rate from recycled resin in the manufacture of new bottles is either zero or very low. Each year, we therefore need an incredible amount of new resin for the production of bottles (several tens of billion bottles per year). The Pacific Institute has calculated that to produce plastic for this bottle of water consumed in the United States in 2006, it took 1 million metric tons of PET and 17 million barrels of oil.

In addition, the production and refining of the resin thus require a lot of energy but also generate significant toxic emissions. In fact, to produce a PET bottle 16oz., it generates, 100 times more toxic emissions into the air and water, compared to the production of a bottle of the same size in glass.

Beyond the amount already used for the production of plastic bottles, it’s at the time of recycling, that their impact is even more important, especially when we realize the huge number of these bottles, even if, in reality, only a small percentage of bottles consumed will be recycled. In the United States, an estimated of 86% of plastic bottles are thrown, and therefore buried, incinerated, or found almost everywhere in the environment, on land and in water. On 10 bottles sold, 8-9 end up in landfills. Of the 29 billion bottles sold in 2007, this equates to 22 billion, or 20 million bottles a day!

Therefore, a majority of plastic bottles end up in landfill. The plastic decomposes very slowly, and it’s estimated that it will take up to 1,000 years for a plastic bottle to be deteriorated. Meanwhile, the chemical components that escape pollute groundwater, which are used especially for capturing water bottling. We also found that many of the bottles that are found in the environment eventually reach the sea, and will grow huge pile of plastic waste, such as the Great Garbage Patch in the Pacific Ocean. Bottles floating in the water photo-degrade into tiny pieces that are eaten by fish and birds and eventually, fill their stomachs, causing their death. The use, therefore of recycled bottles in the industry, unfortunately will also affect the lives of the poor animals that die in atrocious conditions..

Well, well! What happens to plastic bottles that are still recovered and recycled? In fact, they rarely return in the production of new bottles. The main reason is that plastic, unlike glass and metal, are not recycled endlessly. In fact, the plastic is a material which becomes brittle and loses its structure when heated rapidly. The plastic bottles cannot therefore simply not contain a large percentage of recycled resin.

This recovered plastic (as well as paper) is often not recycled in our country, but sent to Asia. Thanks to cheaper labor and enormous needs for packaging, the price per tonne offered by Asia is higher than that obtained here. Local bottlers who want to include recycled resin in their containers will have to look for very far. These transports therefore incur extra energy costs and generate gas emissions greenhouse.

If the rising price of oil and gas has made more attractive the recycled resin compared to the use of virgin resin, the financial and economic crisis has had the effect of greatly undermined the value of recycled materials. This requires that we avoid to think that recycling is the miracle solution. Collection, landfill, sorting, recycling, all these operations require energy and emit greenhouse gas emissions. If recycling is the least ‘bad’ way to reduce the use of our non-renewable resources, the industry continues to focus on growing the single-use bottles, making the plastic bottles occupy an increasing share of more growing volume of waste to be treated.

The only solution is the reduction and multiple re-filling. Everything else can only lead to a dead end..

JOIN STELLA at http://bit.ly/wa4grO IN SAYING “NO” TO LEATHER BY PLEDGING TO WEAR ONLY YOUR SKIN AND TO LET ANIMALS KEEP THEIRS..

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WHAT INTERESTS STILL HAVE THE OLYMPICS, EXCEPT TO MAKE MONEY?

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CHANGE THE WAY YOU THINK…. ABOUT YOUR LAPTOP.. In short, we are consuming natural resources at a rate faster than the Earth can replenish them.. We need to quickly change the way we think about everything, but especially about where and how we live, work and travel, along with what and how much we consume.

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ANOTHER FUTURE IS POSSIBLE, AND WE CAN BUILD IT TOGETHER…

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YOUR GARDEN REPLACED BY A HYDROPONIC CUBE?

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There are 80,000 flights per day, or nearly 30 million flights per year. Civil aviation accounted for 2.5% of global C02 emissions in 2010. In 2000, the airline has issued 664 million tonnes of CO2, or 11.5% of the emissions of the transport sector. If we do nothing, it cannot continue. Even the largest environmental organizations continue to offset their carbon consumption, instead of limiting their movements. So what solutions are available to us to reduce the 500,000 people who are in the sky at any moment!

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The ARTIC is still one of the last places preserved against some ambitious capable of doing everything for money. You can stop them by signing the petition of Greenpeace http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/campaigns/climate-change/arctic-impacts/Save-the-Arctic-From-Shell-and-Its-Russian-Friends-Video/

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Growing Cities Trailer from Growing Cities Movie on Vimeo.

The trailer for the upcoming documentary, Growing Cities, a film about two young men’s journey across America to learn about urban agriculture and how it is revitalizing cities one animal, vegetable, and chicken at a time.