How Ecological is Your Food?

 

No one should be able to afford throwing food away but if you do, please remember to sort it separately as BIODEGRADABLE WASTE. Recycling is a MUST for all of us these days.

 

Throwing away food in a world where millions of people starve each year is a matter of poor choices and ignorance rather than a lack of food worldwide. With more than 7 billion inhabitants on our planet today, food for at least 10 billion people is produced, much of which is being thrown away.

 

Biowaste when ending up in landfills, unprocessed, causes methane emissions which in turn cause climate change and is a greenhouse gas at least 30 times as powerful as carbon dioxide (CO2) in the short run.

 

The Finnish Church in Tampere is setting an example by organizing free-of-charge ECOLOGICAL BRUNCHES from surplus/residue food products that have remained unsold by local supermarkets.

 

Today for instance oven-baked salmon, graved whitefish and many vegetarian/vegan dishes were served to citizens. Unless the church would arrange these ecological brunches, all of this food would most probably have been thrown away.

 

#ecobrunch #surplusfood #povertyreduction #climatechange #recycling #biowaste #foodsafety #socialresponsibility #churchinfinland #foodbanks #CSR

 

 

 

What Are Climate Change Hot Spots?

Most exotic visitors at annemariayritys.com so far this month: someone from American Samoa.

 

What do you know about American Samoa, or about geography in general?

 

American Samoa may be one of the many islands worldwide that will suffer from sea levels rising within upcoming decades/this century.

 

No one knows for sure how much sea levels will rise in different parts of the world, but many inhabited islands are at risk of becoming non-habitable.

 

Moreover, at least 60% of the world ‘s population lives in coastal regions that are equally much vulnerable to sea levels rising. This is why coastal cities are called “climate change hot spots”.

 

In addition, the vast majority of our world ́s currently around operating 450 nuclear plants are located in the lowland coastal areas, making them extra vulnerable to e.g. sea levels rising and/or tsunamis:

 

CarbonBrief: Mapped: The world’s nuclear power plants

 

What Are Climate Change “Hot Spots”?

Most exotic visitor at annemariayritys.com so far this month: someone from American Samoa.
 
What do you know about American Samoa, or about geography in general?
 
American Samoa may be one of the many islands worldwide that will suffer from sea levels rising within upcoming decades/this century.
 
No one knows for sure how much sea levels will rise in different parts of the world, but many inhabited islands are at risk of becoming non-habitable.
 
Moreover, at least 60% of world population lives in coastal regions that are equally much vulnerable to sea levels rising. This is why coastal cities are called “climate change hot spots”.
 
In addition, the vast majority of our world´s currently around operating 450 nuclear plants are located in lowland coastal areas, making them extra vulnerable to e.g. sea levels rising and/or tsunamis:
Chanterelle. A-M. Yritys 2017

What Do You Know About Climate-Friendly Food Production?

Suomessa kauppojen hyllyt pursuavat mitä erilaisempia riisituotteita samalla kun kotimainen ohra on jäänyt ihmisiltä lähes unohduksiin. Ohra on edullinen, kotimainen, maukas ja ympäristöystävällinen vaihtoehto riisille, jonka tuotanto/viljely yksin tutkitusti aiheuttaa ainakin 7% maailman metaanipäästöistä.

Riisin syönnin korvaaminen ohralla on siis ilmastoteko.

Suomessa on arvokkaita elintarvikkeita, joita voidaan markkinoida maailmallekin. Miksi maksamme maltaita esim. ulkomaisista supermarjoista samalla kun omat metsämme joka vuosi pursuavat omista vitamiinipommeista?

Ymmärrämmekö omien elintarvikkeidemme päälle? Suomesta viedään jo nyt esim. tonneittain herkkutatteja Italiaan joka vuosi.

A-M. Yritys 29.12.2018

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In Finland supermarkets are selling plenty of different rice products while at the same time, our domestic barley has nearly been forgotten. Barley is an inexpensive, domestic, tasty and climate-friendly alternative to rice, the cultivation of which according to research, alone causes at least seven (7) percent of all methane emissions worldwide.

Replacing rice consumption with barley is thus an environmentally friendly act.

Finland is home to valuable foodstuff that can be marketed not only in Finland, but to the rest of the world. Why do we, for instance, pay high prices for foreign superberries while our own forests each year produce our own vitamin bombs?

Do we understand the value of our own (natural) food products? At the time being, Finland already exports tons of porcini to e.g. Italy each year.

A-M. Yritys 29.12.2018

Chanterelle. A-M. Yritys 2017
Chanterelle. A-M. Yritys 2017
Carbon Market Definition

What is a Carbon Market?

What is a carbon market?
What are its pro’s and con’s?
 
EC. Climate Change Key Terms.
“Carbon market = Trading system through which countries may buy or sell units of greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to meet their national limits or emissions, either under the Kyoto protocol or under other agreements”.
 
#climateaction #carbonmarket
 
Mitä tarkoittaa hiilimarkkinat?
Mitä hyötyjä/haittoja hiilimarkkinoista on?
 
#ilmastotoimia #hiilimarkkinat
Paris Agreement 2015/Art. 12.

How Are You Acting Upon the Paris Agreement?

The time to act is NOW.
 
Less empty words => more concrete actions.
 
Paris Agreement 2015/Art. 12:
 
“Parties shall cooperate in taking measures, as appropriate, to enhance climate change education, training, public awareness, public participation and public access to information, recognizing the importance of these steps with respect to enhancing actions under this agreement”. (Paris Agreement 2015; United Nations 2015 Adoption of the Paris Agreement).
 
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Nyt on aika toimia.
 
Vähemmän tyhjiä puheita => enemmän käytännön ilmastotekoja.
 
Pariisin Ilmastosopimus 2015/Artikla 12:
 
“Osapuolten tulee tehdä yhteistyötä edistääkseen ilmastonmuutoskoulutusta ja opastusta, julkista tietämystä, julkista osallistumista ja julkista tiedonsaantia, tunnistaa näiden asioiden tärkeys jotta sopimuksen vaatimia toimia voidaan edistää”. (Pariisin Ilmastosopimus 2015; YK:n omaksunta Pariisin Ilmastosopimuksesta).
Paris Agreement 2015/Art. 12.

How Can You Act Upon The Paris Agreement?

The time to act is NOW.

 

Less empty words => more concrete actions.

 

Paris Agreement 2015/Art. 12:

 

“Parties shall cooperate in taking measures, as appropriate, to enhance climate change education, training, public awareness, public participation and public access to information, recognizing the importance of these steps with respect to enhancing actions under this agreement”. (Paris Agreement 2015; United Nations 2015 Adoption of the Paris Agreement).

 

 

Anne-Maria Yritys July 2018

What Kind of a Consumer Are You?

You don´t always have to buy clothes. You can receive clothes as gifts, through recycling or just find clothes outdoors, in nature; earlier this year, I found a pair of sports shorts outdoors, which still had a price tag on them. Today, I found a pair of Regatta´s Pack It black outdoor trousers, perfectly suitable. Now I´ll just wash them and use them.
 
I have also found sunglasses, cycling glasses, torches and cash (money) outdoors this year. Is there something our environment wants to tell me by sending me all these free gifts?
 
At least it is highly recommended to keep both your eyes and your other senses open while outdoors, as you never know what you will encounter or find.
 
Recycling is no longer a trend, but a necessity for all human beings.
 
Our Earth can no longer take human greed and a desire for overconsumption of poor-quality goods. The global garment industry is one of the worst environmental polluters beside agriculture and fossil fuels.
 
Therefore, it is highly recommended to consider what kinds of textiles to use, and whether you always have to buy first hand instead of buying second hand clothes. Or, does one´s closet have to be full of unnecessary clothes when one can live with less than? There is nothing worse than people buying poor-quality clothes and textiles, especially when most of these dust in the closet and go unused. Or, when textiles are being thrown away instead of being recycled.
 
For instance H&M has for a long time already been recycling textiles and clothes, and it is possible to recycle usable clothes e.g. through UFF unless one wants to try to sell them second hand.
 
Anne-Maria Yritys 16.11.2018
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Vaatteita ei välttämättä tarvitse aina ostaa. Niitä voi saada joko lahjaksi, kierrätyksen kautta tai sitten löytää ulkoa luonnosta: kesällä löysin ulkoa yhdet juuri sopivat urheilushortsit, täysin käyttämättömät (hintalappu oli vielä kiinni). Tänään löysin ulkona kävellessäni Regattan Pack It vedenpitävät, mustat ulkoiluhousut, pakattuina vedenpitävään kangaspussukkaan. Nekin istuvat juuri sopivasti. Ei muuta kuin pesukoneen kautta käyttöön 🙂
 
Olen tänä vuonna löytänyt ulkoa myös yhdet aurinkolasit ja yhdet ajolasit/pyöräilylasit, pari toimivaa taskulamppua, käteistä rahaa ym.
 
Yrittääköhän ympäristö viestittää minulle jotain, antaen minulle lahjaksi käyttämättömiä ja juuri sopivasti istuvia vaatteita?
 
Ainakin kannattaa pitää silmät auki ja muutkin aistit avoinna ulkona liikkuessaan, ikinä kun ei tiedä mitä siellä tulee vastaan. 🙂
 
Kierrätys ei enää tänä päivänä ole trendi, vaan välttämättömyys kaikille ihmisille.
 
Maapallomme ei kestä ihmisten ahneutta ja kulutushysteriaa, tai huonolaatuisia tuotteita. Vaateteollisuus on yksi pahimmista ympäristön saastuttajista maatalouden ja fossiilisten polttoaineiden lisäksi.
 
Kannattaa siis miettiä millaisia tekstiilejä käyttää ja tarvitseeko aina ostaa uutta, vai voisiko löytää hyvälaatuisia vaatteita myös kierrätettyinä. Tai pitääkö vaatekaapin olla pullollaan kun vähempikin riittäisi. Kaikista pahinta on kaiketi, kun ihmiset ostavat huonolaatuisia vaatteita, joita kaappi on pullollaan ja kun ne kaiken lisäksi jäävät käyttämättä. Tai kun heitetään roskiin tekstiilejä.
 
Esim. H&M on jo pitkään ottanut vastaan kierrätystekstiilejä ja vaatteita + käyttökelpoisia vaatteita voi viedä esim. UFF:n keräykseen ellei niitä halua tai jaksa yrittää myydä kirpparilla.
 
Anne-Maria Yritys 16.11.2018

How Can You Become A Better Consumer?

You don’t always have to buy clothes. You can receive clothes as gifts, through recycling or just find clothes outdoors, in nature; earlier this year, I found a pair of sports shorts outdoors, which still had a price tag on them. Today, I found a pair of Regatta ́s Pack It black outdoor trousers, perfectly suitable. Now I ́ll just wash them and use them.

 

I have also found sunglasses, cycling glasses, torches and cash (money) outdoors this year. Is there something our environment wants to tell me by sending me all these free gifts?

 

At least it is highly recommended to keep both your eyes and your other senses open while outdoors, as you never know what you will encounter or find.

 

Recycling is no longer a trend, but a necessity for all human beings.

 

Our Earth can no longer take human greed and a desire for overconsumption of poor-quality goods. The global garment industry is one of the worst environmental polluters beside agriculture and fossil fuels.

 

Therefore, it is highly recommended to consider what kinds of textiles to use, and whether you always have to buy first hand instead of buying second hand clothes. Or, does one ́s closet have to be full of unnecessary clothes when one can live with less than? There is nothing worse than people buying poor-quality clothes and textiles, especially when most of these dust in the closet and go unused. Or, when textiles are being thrown away instead of being recycled.

 

For instance H&M has for a long time already been recycling textiles and clothes, and it is possible to recycle usable clothes e.g. through UFF unless one wants to try to sell them second hand.

 

 

 

Why World Energy Demand is Growing

Global demand for energy grows and increases due to:

1. Rapidly growing world population, estimated to reach 10 billion (10.000.000.000) by 2050, unless something drastic occurs.
2. Growing middle class and increase in wealth in countries like India and China
3. Powerless countries and regions gaining access to energy through renewables, especially solar energy.

According to OPEC, even traditional oil producing countries have for long already been investing heavily into renewable energy sources, and have acknowledged the importance of reducing traditional energy sources including fossil fuels.

The faster the transition to renewable energy sources, the faster can we move away from fossil fuels that according to vast research around our globe are the main source of greenhouse gases that lead to the greenhouse effect that is raising the average temperatures on Earth.

Anne-Maria Yritys 11.11.2018

 

Link to article:

National Geographic: How solar lanterns are giving power to the people