Published 02nd November 2010 - 8 comments - 495 views -
We just said goodbye to October but we are opening our doors to sweet November...
This month begins with the World Vegan Day. I would like to quote an interesting fact about veganism and climate change:
"World meat production has quadrupled in the past 50 years and livestock now outnumber people by more than 3 to 1.2 In other words, the livestock population is expanding at a faster rate than the human population. This trend contributes to all of the environmental problems already outlined." (read the whole article here)
Our second important date in our green calendar would be November 6, when the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment During War and Armed Conflict takes place. By quoting what the UN webpage says about this date: "The United Nations attaches great importance to ensuring that action on the environment is part of conflict prevention, peacekeeping and peacebuilding strategies - because there can be no durable peace if the natural resources that sustain livelihoods and ecosystems are destroyed."
Continuing with the anniversaries of November, we told you that on 15 November is World Recycling Day. Here I leave you some easy recycling tips for reusing material and getting creative about it!
And well a day later, on November 16, we commemorate the creation of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) as well as the International Day of Tolerance.
And Finally, November 27 is the International Buy Nothing Day where they assure that "There is only one way to avoid the collapse of this human experiment of ours on Planet Earth: we have to consume less."
TH!NK ABOUT IT!
(Andrea Arzaba, November 2010)
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