When we started developing the website, we read the posts of Rosane regarding Environment & Manking in our orkut community. She reflects the things so nicely that it is understood very easily by all. So, an idea came to our mind to present her knowledge and innovation through blogs by attaching it to our website. In this way, we can help lots of people (that is the mission of our group).

When we sent her a mail discussing this idea, we got a reply in a day. You yourself read her views on writing the blog:

"The peace I have today is different from the peace I’ve dreamed one day.
Only with time, have I learned that peace is to take responsibilities and fulfill them; is to have serenity in the most difficult moments of life.
Today I want to hear and speak words that build. I want to have the courage to cry or to smile whenever I feel like doing it...
I want to accept with humbleness that I don’t know everything, but I want to share the little I know.
I like to remember that nature is so exuberant exactly because the differences it shows in its creatures. Each one of us is special, on Earth, and we have the mission that the Divine Creator has entrusted us.
I want to bring: peace, joy and much news."

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Do we live an economy in service of life or a life in the service of economy?

“Sustainable development is: Providing the needs of present generations without forgetting the future ones."

- Cultural sustainability - respect for different values among people.

- Social Sustainability - improving the quality of life, equity in income distribution and reduction of social differences.

-Economic Sustainability - compatibility between production and consumption patterns, access to science and technology, the use of natural resources must minimize damage to life; Reduction of toxic waste and pollution, recycling of materials and energy conservation, clean technologies and greater efficiency and arrangements for adequate environmental protection.

-Sustainability policy - adoption of smarter agricultural practices and less aggressive to health and the environment; sustainable management of forests.

-Sustainability Ethics - Conservation geographical balance of ecosystems, poverty eradication and exclusion, human rights and social integration.

In life, we all depend on each other, we raise our human family. We are responsible for our brothers and sisters and it doesn’t matter if they live near or far from us. Everyone has duties and responsibilities to society as a whole. Solidarity means learning to love your neighbor as well as in global dimensions in an interdependent world: In our society, human life and the environment in which living systems perpetuate themselves suffer direct and indirect threats.
People have the right to live and satisfy their basic needs. These requirements not only consist of food, clothing, housing, but also in education, health, leisure, financial guarantees and opportunities to develop all the skills that a person is endowed.

Basic- Brazil, South Africa, India and China discuss climate change.

At a meeting in Rio de Janeiro from 7/23 to 7/26, the Ministers of Environment of Brazil, South Africa, India and China, countries that make up the group Basic, acronym created from the first letter of each country , indicated that the lack of commitment by developed nations is a cause of the failure of negotiations on climate change.
"It will be difficult to reach a satisfactory agreement to all and the reason is the inability of developed countries to specify their economic engagement with environmental agreements," said Jairam Ramesh, Minister of Environment of India.
The Indian minister said that from the U.S. $ 30 billion pledged by developed countries in Copenhagen that were supposed to help the poorest countries immediately to combat the effects of climate change, only U.S. $ 6 billion was actually disbursed.
During the four days, experts and negotiators from the four countries discussed proposals to adopt a joint action in combating global warming, but they admitted not have advanced enough.
Equity was one of the main issues addressed by the countries of Basic, which defends the need to deal with the problem of global warming from an egalitarian perspective, which treats the developed countries as well as developing countries.

Friday, July 30, 2010

how greenhouse effect influences the oceans.

Records in temperature are being achieved in the seas around the globe. There are evidences that South Atlantic waters are warmer, which increases the possibility of hurricanes in South America. This is occurring because of the greenhouse effect, which is the retention of long wave radiation that the planet relays back to space to maintain the thermodynamic equilibrium. With increasing concentration of gases that produce the greenhouse effect, it is captured a greater amount of heat and this heat eventually warms the atmosphere and the ocean itself. Excessive heat in the ocean surface will be transported by a circle movement; these movements are water going toward the bottom and to other areas, in such a way that over time we will have a global temperature rising in ocean.
Oceans have a higher heat capacity than the rest of the system, it makes these changes happens slowly, which might allows us to adapt to change. As a result we will have the increasing in the sea level. Either by volume expansion or in mass due to melting polar ice caps or ice continent. Another effect also important is that the sea water is basic; increasing the temperature - due to increased CO2 in the atmosphere - will increase the acidity of water and will translate into a very drastic interference in the ecosystem. Starting with, reduction in biodiversity. Not to mention that with the increase in acidity, we will have ocean reduced ability to absorb CO2. The increasing in ocean temperature also changes its pattern of movement triggering changing in how the ocean contributes to the redistribution of heat by modifying the temperature of some regions. Some areas will be cooler than they are today and others will be warmer. A study made by researchers from Germany and South Africa shows that a change has occurred already in the pattern of atmospheric circulation in the South Atlantic due to the increased import from Indian Ocean to South Atlantic, it hasn't been known the intensity and which areas are actually affected, but surely something is coming.


Do you know why the oceans are so great... immense and powerful? It's because they were humble enough to keep a few inches below all of the rivers.
And the ocean knowing receiving became big. If it wanted to be the first, if it wanted to stay up all the rivers, it would not be the sea, would be an island. It certainly would be lonely.
Many of the conflicts that afflict humans stem from behavior patterns that we adopt in our earthly journey.
It is common to copy models of the world, models that excite for a short time, without analyzing the consequences that may cause these behavioral modes.
There has not been given importance to growth and progress of individual beings.
Some believe that their own mistakes are always smaller than the others’.
Others suppose that while the time pass for all, not go the same way for them.
They are deceived by the sense that the severity of the laws of conscience will reach only the others.
Intoxicated by pride and selfishness let being lead in to the madness of the crowd without thinking about what is really necessary to find themselves.

We should devote our strength in some activity focused on the true fraternal charity.
Cultivate patience and await the blessing of the time that wins everything.
Let’s continue embrace commitment, without vain illusions, always relying on the value of goodness.
It is very easy to give up the noble effort, to delight for a moment, become equal to others in its lower manifestations. It’s necessary to learn how to control our evil inclinations; we can win if we persevere in the good fight.
We'll turn shadows into light.
Let’s change harmful habits in any area of existence, beginning with those that seem easier to defeat.
Whenever the opportunity arises, let us do good, however insignificant it may seem our act.
The best recognition you can have for doing what is right is a clear conscience.
The change for the better is urgent, but it is for each one of us, a courageous and individual work to decide from when and how the change will occur.

the largest solar plant in the world.

Earlier this month, the U.S. government announced the release of $ 1.45 billion for an audacious project: building the largest solar plant in the world. Seventy thousand households in the state of Arizona are going to get clean energy, with less dependence on electricity generated by burning fossil fuels.

It has been tested new forms of energy production by photovoltaic and thermoelectric. According to the engineer Rodolfo Prados, who works in the company, the technology to be deployed in the U.S. will be cylinder-parabolic collectors - that use sunlight to heat synthetic oil and generate steam, driven to turbines to produce electricity.

Something that really draws attention to the Andalusian sun deck are the two huge and bright towers. With 115m and 160m, they are the first two commercial towers in the world for clean energy production. An unwary might think that the huge plates that spread around are photovoltaic modules, but in fact their function are to work as mirrors that direct sunlight to receptors located on top of each tower. The position of each of the reflectors 1879 changes according to the sun's path throughout the day - just as the sunflowers do in the numerous fields next to the company.

The effectiveness of using the sun's energy for steam is above 92%. For the generation of electricity, the utilization is about 20%. Even on cloudy days, the supply of clean energy is guaranteed to 17,500 homes, thanks to the storage tanks. With technology, it avoids the emission of 20,000 tones of CO2 each year.

It is a pity that the imposing towers cannot be contemplated for a long time - the eyes only resist glare for a couple seconds.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

UN declares access to water a fundamental human right.

Access to safe water and basic sanitation is an essential human right, declared the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) in a vote held on July 28th 2010 at the organization's offices in New York and which shows the concern about the situation that nearly 900 million people worldwide without accessing to clean water sources.The right to potable water and sanitation is intrinsically linked to the rights to life, health, food and housing.

It is the responsibility of States to ensure these rights to all its citizens, especially among low-income communities. It is a fact that 884 million people worldwide don’t have access to potable water and over 2.6 billion don’t have basic sanitation. Studies also indicate that about 1.5 million children less than five years old die and 443 million lessons are lost every year on the planet because of illnesses related to drinking water and the precariousness of basic sanitation services.

It quivers at the end of a leaf in the Amazon. Rushes thousands of miles to the Gulf of Mexico. Tumbles from the sky above the Serengeti. Sits heavy and quiet at the frozen poles. Water is the blood of the biosphere—the affinity between hydrogen and oxygen that makes the Earth, as we know it, possible.

But like the rest of the planet, it's finite. And that means it's valuable—and worth celebrating. As we come to terms with advancing deserts and drying aquifers, it's time we fall in love with the simple bundle of atoms that makes the world possible. (http://www.yesmagazine.org/arts/its-everybodys-water)

In the Universal Declaration of Water Rights, established by the UN, the main approaches are:

- We should be responsible for saving water, because this is an essential condition of life;
-  It is a world heritage, and we all are  responsible for their safekeeping;
-  Drinking water should be used sparingly, because thetreatment resources are still scarce and slow;
-  The balance of the planet depends on the preservation of rivers, seas and oceans, as well as the natural cycles of water;
- We should be responsible for the future generations;
-  We need to use it knowing that we should not pollute it or poison it;
- Mankind should be caring, avoiding its waste and striving forbalance in nature.

With this document, the United Nations made ​​it mandatory that all citizens are responsible for water quality, as well as their maintenance and thus, ways to ensure the improvement of life on the planet.

But I think that before being  mandatory, it is a matter of consciousness. Laws can be broken, but life is only one... If we waist it we won't have another chance.

climate catastrophe

Everyday it’s being broadcasted on TV, radio and all sorts of means of communications about Climates catastrophe, and changes that has been occurring very quickly on world climate.

At least 800 firefighters battled late on Wednesday (28) against several forest fires in northern and central Portugal.

An unprecedented heat wave in Russia and the smoke caused by fires in peat lands are the source of air pollution in Moscow that exceeded, this Wednesday (28), ten times the normal rate, said the Air Quality Monitoring of the Russian capital.

The microscopic organisms, which are the basis of animal life marine like shrimp and whales, are disappearing worldwide at a rate of 1% per year, scientists said.
Since 1950, the mass of phytoplankton dropped by about 40%, probably because of the impact of accelerated global warming.

The British oil giant BP and victims of the spill in the Gulf of Mexico will be facing each other on Thursday for the first time in court at a hearing in Boise, Idaho (western U.S.), which may start the trial of the decade.

More than 30,000 people may be isolated by flooding in a city in northwest China, reported the official media on Wednesday (28), which also spoke of 300 dead by the torrential rains of the last two weeks.

Global warming is just like when humans get sick. The symptoms of the fever when temperatures raise from 37 to 39 or 40 makes us feel bad. The same is occurring with planet. And above news are what planet is feeling. So how can we become insensible to the situation we’ve been through? Even the sceptical that are against the fact that global warming is being caused by humanity, agree that environmental problems must be controlled.


The recycling of materials is an alternative to preventing improper disposal of the materials after they lose their major utilities.
To draw world attention to the importance of the improper disposal of plastic bottles and other materials that end up coming to the oceans, a boat made from 12,500 recycled plastic bottles arrived on Monday (26) to the port of Sydney, after four months crossing the Pacific Ocean.
The Plastik is a catamaran of 18 meters in length. The crew of six people, said they have faced severe storms during the crossing, which began on March 20 in San Francisco, California.
The idea rose after a UN report in 2006.

The boat is almost entirely made of bottles get together by organic glue made from sugarcane and cashew, but also includes other materials.
The journey of Plastik is considered a day of trash to triumph, "said Jeffrey Bleich, U.S. ambassador of Australia, which received the team.

Another young British designer, only 24 years old, worried about the planet and therefore works with the dissemination of the concept "eco-luxury" that unites luxury with sustainability.
The newest creation of the young British is Soliloquy, a giant yacht, which uses solar energy, wind power and sea power, to sail without polluting the environment.
The boat has 58 feet and has the capacity to comfortably accommodate 15 people, spread across its four rooms and a gym. The construction of the vessel also has the principles of "eco-luxury," it was made entirely with sustainable wood, recycled leather and natural fibers. The yacht is beautiful and ecologically correct.

What about you? would have the courage to sail the oceans in a boat built with PET bottles?

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

This blog is for those who want to work for environment

We are crazy to save environment and life on earth. we want to motivate everyone for very small things of life which can change the future face of earth. We are creating all problems here because of wasting everything. Nature still have sufficient for us but our hunger for more is root cause of every problem. Lets work like crazies and work on plantation, water and on consume less. Lets creat a team of real crazies who think nothing except environment and new ways to teach others.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Greenhouse Effect

The greenhouse effect is when the temperature rises because the sun’s heat and light is trapped in the earth’s atmosphere. This is like when heat is trapped in a car. On a very hot day, the car gets hotter when it is out in the parking lot. This is because the heat and light from the sun can get into the car, by going through the windows, but it can’t get back out. This is what the greenhouse effect does to the earth. The heat and light can get through the atmosphere, but it can’t get out. As a result, the temperature rises.The sun’s heat can get into the car through the windows but is then trapped. This makes what ever the place might be, a greenhouse, a car, a building, or the earth’s atmosphere, hotter. This diagram shows the heat coming into a car as visible light (light you can see) and infrared light (heat). Once the light is inside the car, it is trapped and the heat builds up, just like it does in the earth’s atmosphere.Sometimes the temperature can change in a way that helps us. The greenhouse effect makes the earth appropriate for people to live on. Without it, the earth would be freezing, or on the other hand it would be burning hot. It would be freezing at night because the sun would be down. We would not get the sun’s heat and light to make the night somewhat warm. During the day, especially during the summer, it would be burning because the sun would be up with no atmosphere to filter it, so people, plants, and animals would be exposed to all the light and heat.