Thursday, February 26, 2009

Mirage In The Shop! Rainforest

It wasn't so cold thing morning, I was able to drive the Mirage in just a T-shirt and cardigan. It didn't take long to toss the cardigan. Bobcat was out on her porch early, but brought back in before I left.
Ray drove my truck, and after we dropped off the Mirage, we stopped at WalMart only, as we had to pick up Shay at 10 AM at her job.
It seems strange not to see the Mirage in the side driveway out of my bedroom window.

Your FREE click on the Rainforest page does help save a lot of carbon emissions which are causing Global Change for our grandkids. We have to hope that this earth will be fit for them to live in it.
"Every second, a slice of rainforest the size of a football field is mowed down। That's 86,400 football fields of rainforest per day, or over 31 million football fields of rainforest each year."—The Nature Conservancy .

Save places like this lovely waterfall.
The second picture is a rainforest in Canada.

Other ways that you can help our grandkids:
""Plant a tree with a child: Take a walk in the woods, or plant trees (which store CO2). Teaching our children to love and care for the planet is the most important thing we can do to ensure the future of humankind!
Transportation: Use alternative transportation whenever possible, especially for your daily commute! Bikes, public transit, and carpools are great ways to commute. If you must drive, choose a fuel-efficient car, and try not to speed. Fuel economy decreases rapidly at 60 mph and over. Also, make sure your tires are inflated to recommended levels, since proper tire inflation increases the lifespan of your tires, saves fuel, lowers emissions, and saves lives.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Compost: Reusing packaging material saves more energy than recycling. By avoiding extra packaging, you save both energy and landfill space. Yard and kitchen waste (leaves/grass/vegetable scraps) make up 30% of trash—an amount you can significantly reduce by composting. Also be sure to re-use plastic bags, or better yet, use and re-use a canvas grocery bag instead.
Conserve water: Global temperatures are on the rise, and water is becoming a very precious commodity. Check your home regularly for leaks, and don't let faucets run. Water your lawn only when necessary, and then schedule it in the late evening or early morning—if you water at midday, most of the water evaporates and does your grass no good. Take shorter showers, run the washing machine and dishwasher only when full, or better still, wash your dishes by hand. You can even use the leftover rinsing water to water your plants! Let grass grow longer, and plant native or drought-tolerant garden plants.
Eat less meat, and try eating more local & organic foods: Feedlots concentrate an unnaturally large number of animals and are a major source of organic pollution. In tropical areas, rainforest is cleared for cattle pasture. Local and organic foods reduce the energy costs of transportation and the excessive use of pesticides. ""

"Despite the fact that deforestation is the second leading contributor of carbon emissions worldwide after the burning of fossil fuels, countries currently have few incentives for preserving their forests. However, deforestation is finally gaining attention in international discussions on climate change. "

This is what it looks like after they have clear cut some forest.
Dreadful isn't it? And that happens EVERY day.

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