Do we Really Have To Release Balloons into the Air?

Do we Really Have To Release Balloons into the Air?

Do we Really Have To Release Balloons into the Air? The hundreds of ballons into our atmosphere as we celebrate. Not thinking much what happens to them, once they get up there. And where they land once they come back. Since whatever goes up must come down.

One man’s meat is another man’s poison

That’s how ballon applies in our lives. As we celebrate in releasing them into the air, environment and wildlife suffer the severe consequences of our actions.

The balloons may end up in the water bodies or land, after traveling thousands of miles.

Due to their bright colors, wildlife confuses them for food. Their rings also cause a huge number of deaths by strangling the animals.

Balloons are indigestible, just like plastics. So once ingested by wildlife, it’s a matter of time before they die. Painful death with stomachs full of balloons and other plastics.

The balloons rings may end up in the wildlife’s neck. And since they were unable to get it off like humans, they get strangled to death. Some die in the process of trying to set themselves free from these rings.

What do you know about Balloons?

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Who Can Say No to Expeditions?

Who Can Say No to Expeditions?

Who Can Say No to Expeditions? Especially one that needs you to locate a certain spot. It’s one of the amazing outdoor activity to get involved with.

What is an expedition?

It is a journey undertaken by a group of people with a particular purpose, especially that of exploration or research.

You may be offered directions or a road map. Or some times you may need to come up with one yourself.

So you have to be really good at reading and interpreting maps. And not the internet one, but the paper one.

What makes expedition fun?

Important thing is to have an adventurous team that won’t mind getting lost in the jungle as you find your way. A team with an open mind and ready to take what nature will offer.

You need updated maps and guide books, as well as, a compass. These are very vital while coming up with your road plan and getting to the spot. Should be able to offer sufficient and correct information, to avoid going the wrong direction.

An open mind ready for anything along the way. From weather, animals, geographical features, such as mountains, hills, rivers. In short, you should be prepared to face anything that crosses your path.

My favourite expedition memory

It was one I participated in Hell’s Gate National Park. Where our spot was somewhere in the Suswa Hills.

It was full of adventure, remapping and our bodies were pushed to the limits.

We got rained at twice while drying up. This was when we left our campsite and there was a light shower. Which subsidized after a short while. Sunshine kissed our faces and dried our clothes. Only to get to the other side of the hill that was raining heavenly.

We also encountered wildlife and livestock along the way. Hence had to remap some paths.

Our maps were not so updated, so we encountered some of the features not indicates on them. Missed some rivers that had dried up and a hill that no longer existed. In a way, it got us confused for some minutes but we got our bearing back shortly.

Unfortunately, one of the team members hurt her leg and she could no longer walk on her own. So we had to carry her. The men in the group took turns in carrying her. While the ladies helped with her bag.

We could create jokes and tell stories, even sing at some point. Just to get the energy to step forward as our energy levels dropped with every step.

It took us almost three-quarter of the day to find our spot. So getting back to our campsite was a marathon, to avoid allowing darkness get us lost. We had mastered our way so we avoid doing any reforms while getting back as we had the insufficient light. The moon was not very bright.

Just about to get to our campsite, we met a group of hyenas heading out for a hurt. We had been advised to remain as a group in such circumstances. So we stuck together. They did laugh at us but did no harm. So it worked.

Conclusion

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Are we misusing the word Sustainability?

Are we misusing the word Sustainability? Now that we have been attaching it to any project we want to prosper. Nowadays, if you want to get support. Then you have to convince us that it’s sustainable. But do they really mean it in action?

What is Sustainability?

In regards to economic growth, sustainability refers to the ability to be maintained at a certain rate or level.

While in pursuit of global environmental sustainability, it implies avoiding the depletion of natural resources. So as to maintain an ecological balance.

What about the Sustainable Developments?

Involves economic development that is conducted without depletion of natural resources.

Now you can easily understand the sustainable development goals. They are all geared towards ensuring that we don’t too much from our natural resources. We avoid overexploitation so as to allow nature space to regenerate what we take.

Then we adopted..

Sustainable living, sustainable customer service, sustainable work environment, sustainable consumption, and many other sustainable that we thought would help us sell our ideas to the target group.

Are we really living up to its real meaning? Do we really understand what it takes to have a sustainable something?

Can sustainability be measured in our developments?

How do we know that our developments are sustainable or click with sustainability?

Here is where measures come in. Which includes:

The three Rs approach. Where we reduce, reuse and recycle. With this approach, we get to reduce wastage, pollution, and exploitation. This helps to rule out the one-use plastic products, only using what we need and not wasting anything, as well as having something we can refuse for several times.

Capacity building among the public and involved parties. By creating awareness and educating them. Then we get to have informed people that will help advocate for decisions that are eco-friendly and good for our ecosystem.

Nature of the technology. The correct and sustainable technology should be people friendly, positive to the environment, respects our culture, doesn’t use a lot of resources. and produce a minimum of waste.

Offers quality life. The development should be able to have a positive effect on people’s lives in all aspects. That is, socially, economically as well as culturally. No group or class of people should be left out. Each of their needs should be taken into consideration.

Conclusion

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What is Your Preferred Source of Protein?

What is Your Preferred Source of Protein?

What is Your Preferred Source of Protein? Are you a vegetarian or non-vegetarian? Which protein source do you like most?

Using plants as source of proteins

Vegetarians and other plant lovers, prefer getting their protein from plants.

It’s also recommended for those trying to shade some few pounds.

Most importantly, those who consume more plants than they do meat, are considered friends of our planet. As they do not promote the emission of human-induced greenhouse gases.

These plants include:

  • Seeds and Nuts
  • Beans and legumes
  • Soy products
  • Grain and cereal-based products

Just like herbivores, for you to get good amount of protein from this plants, then you have to consume them in huge amounts. They take a while to really make you full and digested very fast. Hence an excellent healthy decisions that many shun away from.

I remember how we used to joke that plants are foods for rabbits, and distancing ourselves from them. Until when we became obesed and they turned to be our life savers. So now we know better, ttat they are rich food that should make-up the biggest part of our plate.

Animal’s product that supplies us protein

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What do You Think About BullFighting?

What do You Think About BullFighting?

What do You Think About BullFighting? Do we really need to support such traditions in this century? Do we ever consider the bull’s side of the story?

BullFighting

It’s whereby bulls are made to fight each other, or made to fight with humans.

It is believed to have been borrowed from bull worship and sacrifice. And originated from Rome. Where humans versus animals competitions were held for entertainment purposes.

This then spread to other parts of the world. I guess we got carried away by the famous say, when you go to Rome, do as the Romans do.

Traditional bull fighting has been considered as a cultural/traditional practices. That attract people all over the world. The event have sponsors and sometimes aired on the televisions.

People travel across continents to witness and be part of this awful practice. They fill the stadiums and enjoy seeing the bulls fight for their lives. I wonder if they see it that way.

Bulls are usually ‘prepared’ for the bull fighting event

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What Do You Know About Foxes?

What Do You Know About Foxes?

What Do You Know About Foxes? Are fixed dogs or cats? Beyond their cute fur covering their body and long bushy tail. As well as the qualities attached to them, they are not good pets. Taming them has never perfectly worked. I guess it’s a sign that wildlife should just simply be left to remain in the wild. And left to occupy and live in their natural habitats.

Foxes

They are somehow small to medium omnivores that are dog-like. But not dogs. Mainly feeding on the inverbrates, small vertebrates, as well as plants and eggs.

They have a flattened skull, upright triangular ears, a pointed, slightly upturned snout, and a long bushy tail.

Leach is the term used to describe a group of foxes. While a male fox may be referred to as a tod and a female one as the vixen. The little ones are cubs/pups/kits.

They are several species of foxes but only 12 of them are considered to be true foxes. They include:

  • Red Fox
  • Gray Fox
  • Arctic Fox
  • Fennec Fox
  • Kit Fox
  • Swift Fox
  • Blanford’s Fox
  • Cape Fox / Silver-backed Fox
  • Corsa Fox
  • Tibetan Fox
  • Ruppell’s Fox
  • Bengal Fox/ Indian Fox

They are widely spread across the world. And belong to the same family as the wolves and jackals.

They have a very short lifespan

They can manage to live up to 10 years.

Unlike some dog families that are very social. Foxes may live solitary or be engaged in very small family groups.

Conservation status

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Understanding the National Climate Change Action Plan

Did you know that Kenya has a National Climate Change Action Plan?

Did you know that Kenya has a National Climate Change Action Plan? Yes we have one, that runs for five years. Full of solutions on how to curb climate change in our country.

Roles played by this National Climate Action Plan

  • It provides our country with a guideline to accomplish our commitment to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Which is an international body responsible for helping our planet get solutions for climate change effects.
  • Give us guidelines on how to live with climate change.
  • Offer support while dealing with how we carry out our development activities. Putting in check negative human impacts during such developments.
  • Helps us work on ways to reduce amounts of green house gases we are producing.

Who are involved in this Action Plan?

It’s made up of scientist, analysts, climate change researchers, international organisation representatives, people from ministries that deal with environmental issues, among others.

These people were able to first evaluate climate change impact in our country. Noting the damage already done. So as to come up with adaptation and mitigation measures. That will help reduce the climate change effects.

Almost all parts in the country had some research done in them. And the most affected noted. These are areas that the mitigation measures got applied to first. And the result has been amazing.

People’s response towards National Change Action Plan

  • Through the climate change awareness platforms, people were able to help coming up with ideas to curb climate change.
  • They were able to change waste into useful products.
  • Embraced practices that aided in reduction of greenhouse gases emission.

So far they have been positive progress made and a lot is yet to be done.

So far we have two National Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP)

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What Happens Next?

What Happens Next?

What Happens Next? When you have all the information needed to proof that someone somewhere did an injustice. But changes nothing. And you can’t do anything about it.

The Untouchables

Have you ever happened to cross their paths or witness their evil actions. That you have no power to question. And even if you do your best, their money and power set them free.

They reclaim their freedom back and do more harm. Like they are rubbing it all over your face.

How do they feel about the whole issue , deep within them? Do they even have conscious to help them see all the injustices they subject other humans to?

When You try to digest the reality and your stomach end up aching in the process

So I was going through Youtube, looking for anyone talking about environment injustices.

From the big companies that keep dumping their waste into the water bodies. And getting away with the offence. Others , getting involved with harmful gases emissions and no plan to help the accumulation of those gases in that particular area.

Not forgetting those who deforest our forests and care less not to reforest them.

But the one that hurt most, was wildlife land grabbing.

So this video had all the data explaining how the so called untouchable people have been grabbing these lands and dividing it among their family members.

As years went by, they increased and grabbed even more. Leaving the poor and wildlife, homeless.

They even legalized papers for the grabbed land. So it is now legally their land.

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Into the Wild Rabbit Hole

Into the Wild Rabbit Hole

Into the Wild Rabbit Hole. Have you ever been lucky to spot baby wild rabbits in the wild. If not, don’t worry. Many don’t get a chance to spot them. This is due to the technique used by their mother. They are good at hiding their babies.

Did you know that Wild Rabbits hide their babies underground?

One important goal in the wild is to remain alive. So various wildlife has come up with genius ways of protecting their kids. Before they get old enough, to do so on their own.

Especially the ones considered as prey, know very well that anytime. If not careful, they may end up being breakfast, lunch, dinner or late night dessert for some predators.

So the wild rabbits, saw the holes to be the safe haven for its babies. And it has been working well so far.

They only leave a very tiny breathing opening and create leave too many foortprints. As well as their smell to confuse the predators, incase it passes by. It’s how they manage to keep their babies away from their predators.

The mother rabbit limits her trips to the nest, two times. Making it extremely difficult for the predators to find their nest.

Funny enough, they have been observed to make nests in plain areas. Their nests being underground , make it possible to have it in the open fields.

The baby rabbits only come out to feed and get buried back by their mothers.

The mothers are the ones responsible for building these nests. The nests are built in areas with plenty of food as well as good cover for hiding their nests.

The nests are filled with brushes , rabbits’ fur and other smooth materials that are aimed to bring comfort to the nest.

Are Wild Rabbits similar to the bunnies at home?

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Clean Energy, Thermal Energy or Renewable Energy

Clean Energy, Thermal Energy or Renewable Energy

Clean Energy, Thermal Energy or Renewable Energy. All these energies are destined to provide us electricity. A very importance source of power to almost everything we do in our daily lives.

Do you know which of the above your country uses to produce power?

Due to climate change and environmental degradation, most countries have been careful on what means to use while producing power. They are working on doing away with any means that emits greenhouse gases.

Energy bills have also been created and the power providing companies subjected to go by them. These bills are in such a way that production of power doesn’t cause harm to the environment during the whole process.

It also controls how much renewable sources are been extracted. As well as waste management by these companies.

Definitions

Clean energy is simply any form of energy which is created with clean, harmless, and non-polluting methods.

Renewable energy is any type of energy which comes from renewable natural resources, such as wind, rain, sunlight, geothermal heat, and tides.

Thermal Energy (Geothermal energy ) refers to the energy that is generated and measured by heat.

So which energy is good for our planet?

Through the definitions, we are able to eliminate thermal energy. It’s one of the energy that is being discouraged while producing power.

For a safe planet, we are to only use clean energy. But we are yet to get there. So renewable energy has been a better option. As the companies work towards getting fully involved with only clean energy.

Renewable energy can be both bad and good.

When we go ahead and overexploit the renewable resources, then it becomes a bad means of power. As the resources become scarce or depleted.

Samples of energy technologies

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