We are delighted to have Rotarian Gloria Barnett (The Weird Fish Lady) join our environmental information pages on Rotary South East's website.
Her monthly ‘blog’ page will be hosted here - and Gloria welcomes comments from readers (see below).
Measure Your Carbon Footprint! Take The Pledge!
Net Zero, or carbon-neutral, refers to achieving a balance between carbon emissions produced from our energy consumption and emissions of greenhouse gases removed from the atmosphere. We can accomplish this by reducing our emissions (carbon footprint) and removing carbon dioxide through mitigation projects, such as planting trees, building gardens with native plants, recycle or conserving biodiversity.
The problem with plastic in the oceans
When plastic was first invented it was seen as a wonder product and useful for everything - but nobody was thinking about the future of these ‘wonderful products’ and what would happen when they became obsolete. Plastic use took over from common-sense - and the land-fills began to take the strain of unwanted plastic. Only 9% of all the plastic ever created has been recycled.
Do you think you know what "Climate Change" means?
Whenever people talk about climate change, they speak as if the Planet is going to be catastrophically changed. However, this is not the case. The Earth has existed for over 4.6 billion years (that’s a very long time) and over that time the Earth has already changed many times – even at one time being called Snowball Earth – as it was a frozen planet. But Earth, the planet, always survives the different shades of green or blue or white – and all it takes is time to change its face.
• Gloria Barnet is a member of the Rotary Club of Canterbury Sunrise. She's also an author, speaker, educator and champion for the ocean environment
(Main Photo by Giorgia Doglioni on Unsplash)
more Global warming causes and effects
more Clubs within Rotary South East that are Supporting The Environment
more Reducing our dependency on fossil fuels
more Facing three huge threats: overfishing, pollution & climate change
more Helping to clean up our communities
more Protecting our natural world
more Avoiding landfill and reusing materials to make new products
back Rotary members are tackling environmental issues the way they always do: coming up with projects, using their connections to change policy and planning for the future.