In our efforts to combat global warming we made a change in our packaging production. We stopped having frozen gel-packs trucked over to us from a distribution center, and are now making the frozen gel-packs here in our very own warehouse . This little change in reducing our carbon foot may seem small, however it’s the small changes that have the most potential to make a big difference while the world is facing a natural resource crisis worse than the financial crunch.
The Living Planet report calculates that humans are using 30% more resources than the Earth can replenish each year, which is leading to deforestation, degraded soils, polluted air and water, and dramatic declines in numbers of fish and other species. As a result, we are running up an ecological debt of $4tr to $4.5tr every year – double the estimated losses made by the world’s financial institutions as a result of the credit crisis. The figure is based on a UN report which calculated the economic value of services provided by ecosystems destroyed annually, such as diminished rainfall for crops or reduced flood protection.
The problem is also getting worse as populations and consumption keep growing faster than technology finds new ways of expanding what can be produced from the natural world. This had led the report to predict that by 2030, if nothing changes, mankind would need two planets to sustain its lifestyle.
Collectively we can all make small changes towards big benefits for our Earths future. Join us in doing so!!
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