Environment for Beginners
Environment for Beginners

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"The question is whether we're going to start taking the steps now to avoid the really big jumps that are in store if we don't do something now." - David Suzuki
 
What Are Carbon Credits and How Does the Carbon Market Work?

The carbon market is a concept based on “polluter pays” and cap and trade principle. The objective is to reduce gas emissions through the use of market law. It assembles voluntary organizations that exchange the rights to issue carbon dioxide.

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Composting: Fast and Easy

First there was garbage collection, then there was recycling, and now there is compost. A fast and easy way to contribute to sustainable development, composting is the act of accumulating decomposed organic matter separately from the garbage we send to the landfill.

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What Does Buying Local Food Do for the Environment?

Globalization is a big word that plays a big game. Over time, that game has expanded beyond commodities and into the developing world where comparably affordable food sources are ever abundant. As a result of cheap energy and agricultural subsidies, food companies in the developed world have been forced to come up with new ways to compete.

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How to Fight Pollution at a Minimal Cost?

As explained in the text on pollution costs, the more we pollute, the higher the costs related to the damage. Since the money we make in one place is going to be lost somewhere else, it is to our disadvantage to pollute massively. The costs of the damages often exceed the general wealth we create by polluting. It is obviously crucial to our health but also economically beneficial to avoid a great amount of pollution.

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Garbage, Recycling and Waste Management; Understanding the Lifetime of Material

In the 18th century, the famous French scientist Lavoisier stipulates that “rien ne se perd, rien ne se crée, tout se transforme”, which can be translated by “nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything transforms”. The core of the sentence means that no element is created out of nothing and none of it disappears. Natural elements on this planet are 100% used and reused.

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