March 19, 2015

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Waste Management

waste-optimizationIt has been becoming a burden nowadays that we cannot control our wastes anymore. Well, this seems like a big problem for some countries as some citizens do not know how to follow rules and regulations. Of course, the population of each country grows each day; while the wastes for each household or city grow as well. Waste management is not as simple as it seems because citizens need discipline in order to achieve the proper management. Through simple steps, you’d be able to help your surroundings! Here’s how you should do it:

Start with Oneself

Apparently, the proper waste management doesn’t happen in an instant. You have to be really into it; you have to put yourself into it. Start by avoiding too much plastic as they are really hard to burn and will just destroy the ozone layer. What’s important is that you know how to segregate your wastes – biodegradable, non-biodegradable, which to recycle and reuse, and more. With just that, you’d be able to save a lot of space in your place; you might even sell the things that are of no use to you anymore!

When Going to Other Places

It’s not just when you are at home that you need to practice waste management. When you’re outside, you have to do it as well. You do not just expect the helpers, janitors or maintenance men to do the cleaning for you. Not because you are at the mall doesn’t mean that you can scatter or throw your trash anywhere you please. You have to be very considerate. Another example is when you are inside a movie theatre. If you know you’ve brought some mess, you should start collecting it after the movie and bring it to the bin. It’s simple, right?

Similar to that, if you’re attending a concert, you would generally expect that you would not be allowed to bring food inside the stadium or concert area so there wouldn’t be any wastes. This brings you to the food concessionaires outside. Well, that doesn’t mean you can scatter your stuff around. Be mindful. Go check Bruno Mars tour dates 2015. Bruno Mars has been a known advocate and campaigner for a better environment to save Mother Earth.

March 18, 2015

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Pets and Owners for a Sustainable Environment

ecofriendlyNegativity towards dogs and owners occasionally present especially when pet owners are irresponsible outdoors. Some have raised controversial issues, pointing out that dogs harm the environment in so many aspects. There are many valid concerns raised, but, if owners and companies who depend on the ‘dog business’ for their living would just be more socially responsible, these concerns will be resolved. Help make for a safer society and a healthier environment by considering the following:

Provide suitable shelter.

Make sure your pet’s living quarters are secure and pet friendly. Don’t allow for unmonitored exits whereby your dog is able to leave premises unattended. Strange dogs running around cause concern in the neighborhood and may lead to injury and animal attacks. Keep the living area clean and dry to prevent any bacteria and disease from breeding. His ‘toilet access’ must be within reach and able to accommodate daily discharges from your dog.

Raise a sociable dog.

Dogs can be good ‘watchers’ without being aggressive. Train them to be accepting of people and other pets. Provide venues for social interaction. This limits safety hazards within the community and public places. Rear him right so you can at anytime walk a pet that won’t pose any danger to others.

Purchase pet products wisely.

Purchase durable and earth friendly toys and pet aides. Many pet companies are turning to more environmentally friendly ways of producing products. Patronize them. Limit toy purchases. Store chew toys promptly when not in use so you won’t need to keep replacing lost toys. Wash them regularly to maintain condition and free yourself from the need of buying new ones. Go for organic cleansers and bath products. Check http://www.playsafedogs.com/, for other ideas and suggestions.

Feed responsibly.

Don’t overstuff your pet. This lessens animal waste, plus, it helps your pet avoid unnecessary health complications. Help them gain and maintain weight in a healthy manner. Check here for

best dog food to gain weight. Feed your pet with healthy dog food. Yes, you spend more on quality protein feeds but with healthier dog food, pets don’t eat as much since they get nourished at a reduced intake. Less eating equals less animal waste.

Dispose waste responsibly.

Make sure your home is able to handle animal waste rightly. Have a good area that can facilitate proper disposal. Don’t leave poop lying around, luring flies and other bacteria causing insects. Scoop poop promptly, never leave them un-cleaned especially in public places.

March 18, 2015

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Using Biofuels in Concerts and Tours

biofuelIt’s not a surprise that environmentalists protest of the huge ecological impacts concerts and tours have. Just look at all those littered plastic cups in the venue after the event. Not to mention the huge amounts of energy used to power up lights and sound systems. And all those cigarette and pot smoke.

But a lot of music festivals started to go green like the Rothbury Festival and the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. They sell organic foods, use eco-friendly materials for cups and bags, and they use biofuel for transportation.

What is Biofuel?

Biofuels are fuels that are produced through carbon fixation in living organisms such as plants. Technically, all of the available fuels today are biofuels. The diesel and fuel made from fossils are biofuels in a sense that they came from ancient preserved plants. However, fossil fuels are seen as hazardous to the environment because burning it releases a lot of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

Biofuels as we know it today are eco-friendly versions of fossil fuels. They are mostly made from corns, sugarcane, palm oil, grass, and organic wastes.

Is it Sustainable?

Eco-friendliness does not equate sustainability, unfortunately. While biofuels are a great alternative source of energy, it is not so simple to produce. First, the process of growing the crops takes a big economic toll. Included here are the fertilizers and pesticides needed to ensure the health of the crops. Then these crops are processed into fuel, requiring a lot of energy that come from coal and natural gas. So it is argued that biofuels don’t save oil as much as they use.

All hope is not lost, however. The prospect to primarily use grass in producing biofuels is taking momentum. Many believe that since grasses have more cellulose, it can be more viable sources of biofuel. If cellulose can be made into biofuels, it will make more sense as an alternative to fossil fuels since it will be more efficient and emit less carbon dioxide.

The Verdict

Despite challenges in producing biofuels, they are still way better than fossil fuels. More music event should use biofuels. Even though the Blake Shelton tour opening act is guaranteed to be kickass, the tour will be more appealing and helpful if it patronizes biofuels.

March 2, 2015

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The Need to Prepare

disaster-japanRecently, certain people crawling out of the woodwork are voicing concern of our times. They notice the frequency of disasters happening throughout the world. They, therefore, decided to prepare themselves for anything that would come across their way like hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis, earthquakes, or anything that could have a major influence on their ability to survive, which includes internal and external threats from other groups.

Years before, others called them in many names and many have thought of them as very paranoid or an extreme survivalist living out of the resource of the land. Now you would know them as “Preppers” learning to survive apart from the dependency of the grid or the present way of life.

Before, there were only a few of them but now, it seems that even the ordinary folks have started to pick up the trend and stock up on food and supplies that may last for a few months to a year. Even the Internet will overwhelm you with ‘Do It Yourself’ (DIY) instructions on how to survive and how to acquire important skills and knowledge for surviving.

There are many instructions on how to acquire or produce raw materials or ingredients needed to keep up some semblance of the existing way of life. For instance, you can learn ‘making soap or paper’, ‘how to make candles or light a fire’ and even ‘how to dress a chicken or trapped animal and make it into food’ which no city office folk or city homemakers would know how to do since most raw food come already in packages ready for cooking.

This could be a foreboding sign that people are starting to doubt the government’s capability to deliver them their basic needs when disasters strike or doubt the government’s ability to sustain social or political order.

Well, this is not a surprise since during the past disasters the government took some time to reach those in need in many flooded or disaster (Hurricane Katrina) struck areas and could not deliver basic food, potable water, medicine and power for heating for several days. The government, unprepared and helpless, could not cope up and many died.

It would not be harmful and could even be a wise move to prepare self or one’s family by browsing and learning some DIY lessons on surviving. There are lessons on how you can prepare children and where to get food for them when the supplies are dwindling. They even have lessons on how to acquire an acre of a farm and make it sustainable for a family apart from outside resources and help.

There are even lessons for preparing pregnant women for childbirth during perilous times. They even have materials and kits for this.

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March 1, 2015

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Easy Steps That Can Protect Your Environment From VOCs

World-Environment-Day-picturesHave you just recently transferred to your new home? If so, chances are you are trying to fill it with as much furniture as you can. When buying furniture like unfinished dresser, the very first action you have to take as an environmentally-friendly consumer is to know what types of wood and finishing offer more protection to the environment. Problem wooden furniture these days is that they contain harmful chemicals that release what we call as volatile organic compounds or VOCs – which are not only harmful to your indoor environment but are also detrimental to your health when inhaled.

What Are VOCs?

VOCs, as mentioned in the introduction, stands for Volatile Organic Compounds. These are chemical compounds emitted by liquid or solid substances. These can be found on wood furniture like unfinished dressers as well as on the chemical coatings of these furniture. When released into the environment, VOCs not only act as air pollutants but also puts the person who inhales it at risk to certain diseases like asthma, pneumonitis, and cancer.

VOCs On Wood Furnishings

When it comes to wood furniture, the most common VOC that is emitted is formaldehyde. Formaldehyde from wood is small in quantity but its amount varies on the type of wood the furniture is made of. High levels of Volatile Organic Compounds are released from pressed woods compared to natural solid wood. The reason is because pressed woods already contain other chemicals like resins and glues. Press woods also emit benzene aside formaldehyde. Benzene, just so you know, is a well-known cancer-causing agent. Furthermore, studies have also shown that pressed woods also release toxins called toluene.

How To Protect The Environment From VOCs

A very simple action you can take in order to prevent emission of high levels of VOCs to the environment is to choose you furniture well. For instance, instead of buying unfinished dresser or wooden cabinets made of pressed-woods, choose those furniture which are made from natural solid wood. Not only do these furniture protect your environment, but also prevent you from acquiring lung-related diseases. Furthermore, natural furniture look more sophisticated than highly complicated ones.

July 5, 2014

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The Latest On Florida Georgia Line

fgl-promo-picA new album wil be out this October and Florida Georgia Line will give a taste of its sound this July 8. “Dirt” will be heard on radios at 5 A.M. (CT). The band seems to describe the sound as a bit slow and nostalgic. Brian and Tyler will also busy themselves performing on a cruise, their first ever. Kelley promises lots of great music and artists, and of course a generous amount of drinks, sun, and all out fun. The band is set to sail in November, performing for “This is How We Cruise”; they’ll be traveling from Miami onto Nassau, and way to Bahamas’ Great Stirrup Cay.

Fans will surely see at least 2 FGL shows and a private Question and Answer portion is promised. Other performers and guests wil be: Thomas Rhett, Nelly, Tyler Farr, Colt Ford,  Maggie Rose, Cole Swindell, the Cadillac Three, and more. Expect to see vacationers to be at arms length with these celebrities on the cruise.

Florida Georgia Line has 14 million track sales to date, with a bulk of the count falling on “Cruise”. It is now rated as the best-selling digital country single (all-time). Other hits are “Get Your Shine On”, “Stay”, “This is How We Roll” and “Round Here”. The duo has quickly become a sought after act in the music scene, performing everywhere and doing interviews everywhere.

In a recent interview with the two vocalists, Kelley admitted to being taken by surprise at the great love and acceptance they received from fans. The focus was just on making great music and performing it. He never thought that they would be seen as ‘music changers’. Indeed, they’ve been credited for revolutionizing the face and sound of country.

On a lighter side, Brian shared some random stuff about himself. He shared about his love for drinking Jack and Coke, and munching on chocolate chip cookies and sunflower seeds.

Current schedule includes guestings on Jason Aldean’s Tour (“Burn it Down”) which runs through October. On July 4, at 11 P.M. (Friday) FGL will headline Country USA in OshKosh. You may visit here for more florida georgia line tour details.