These days, weird weather is in no short supply – and with weird weather comes conversations about our planet and we are doing (or could do) to keep it as healthy as possible. Washington DC is no stranger to these talks. In fact, on Earth Day in late April, DC led by example through a new initiative that is intended to make composting easier throughout the city.
Did you know that in the US, 30%-40% of food is wasted every year? That weighs in at about 240 pounds of food per person every year.
According to a report by the National Resources Defense Counsel last year, “…for a family of four, the money spent on food wasted could total from $1,365-$2,275.” … BECOME A PLANETEER WITH THIS DC FOOD WASTE DROP-OFF PROGRAM
You may have noticed that The Paris Climate Agreement is getting a lot of press lately. Here’s a brief look at what this deal is and why it is such an important topic:
The Paris Climate Agreement was adopted in 2015 at the Paris climate conference, AKA COP21 (check out this amazing artwork linking virtual trees, tree projection, human heartbeats and tree planting initiatives that was exhibited during the conference). This deal was considered legally binging in some aspects and 195 countries, including the United States, adopted it. The main goal is, of course, to fight and slow climate change and its negative effects on the earth, primarily by keeping the rise in global temperature to below 2 degrees Celsius. Keeping the increase below 1.5 degrees Celsius is another initial stated goal, as is hitting the peak of global emissions ASAP, so that the decline can begin. … THE COP21 DEAL: A BRIEF LOOK AT THE PARIS CLIMATE AGREEMENT