When we talk about saving our environment, we are, in fact, on a mission to save all life on Earth.
The Wisdom Trust is committed to play our part and we will work with and support any individuals or organisations working towards this goal.
Remember – “We didn’t inherit this planet from our parents. We’re just borrowing it from our children.“
We’re Losing Our Trees.
At least 17 trees will have to be cut down and 20,000 gallons of water is contaminated in order to produce a ton of toilet paper.
Worldwide, about 27,000 trees are cut down each day so we can have Toilet Paper. American companies alone use enough paper to encircle the Earth 3 times!
But the great news is that many more businesses every year are moving towards going paperless. We can save 75,000 trees if we recycled the paper used on the daily run of the New York Times alone.
The Amazon Rainforest – The Lungs Of The Planet!
More than 20% of the world’s oxygen is produced in the Amazon Rainforest. More than half of the world’s estimated 10 million species of plants, animals and insects live in the tropical rainforests.
One-fifth of the world’s fresh water is in the Amazon Basin. But at the current rate of destruction the world’s rainforests might not survive the next few decades.
Phytoplankton Are Disappearing – And They Produce 70% Of Our Oxygen.
Prochlorococcus and other ocean phytoplankton are responsible for 70% of Earth’s oxygen production.
However, some scientists believe that phytoplankton levels have declined by 40% since 1950 due to the warming of the ocean. Ocean temperature impacts the number of phytoplankton in the ocean.
Could Sustainable Fisheries Management Hold The Key?
As the largest traded food commodity in the world, seafood provides sustenance to billions of people worldwide.
But the situation is not without hope. Some countries have shown that fish stocks can in fact recover when sustainable fisheries management systems are implemented.us.
Two Quick Facts To Finish.
Rainforests are cut down at a rate of 100 acres per minute. But some of the world’s oldest trees are more than 4,600 years old.
Landfills are composed of 35% packaging materials.
B) Understand How We Can All Make A Difference.
We will also provide hundreds of simple ways in which people of all ages and backgrounds can help make a difference with small changes in their own activities to help protect the environment and to live a healthier lifestyle.
D) Connecting Different Communities Across The Globe.
We will also strive to help people embrace and celebrate the rich and colourful tapestry of contrasting societies and communities that inhabit our planet and to assist different communities in connecting with each other so they can collaborate in a process of learning about each other so that we can all be stronger together.
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