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Today’s “What Can We Do Today?”
Whether or not you want to join the Instagram trend (and even bring your dog along!), you might want to try plogging today.
What is plogging? Word-wise, it’s a combination of jogging and the Swedish plocka upp or pick up.
To put it another way, plogging is…
Exercise + Trash Pick Up = Burning Calories + Bringing Carbon and Methane Down to Earth
The Drawdown Difference
“Drawdown” is the point in time when the amount of damaging elements in our atmosphere begins to drop on a year-to-year basis. Project Drawdown has developed realistic models for making this happen. Cool!
Today’s #whatcanwedotoday can potentially address several of the top 80 game changers for making drawdown happen (that is, if after collecting the trash, we recycle or in some other manner reclaim it):
• Number 55 – Household recycling Recycling reduces the release of damaging gases into the air. It also reduces resource extraction, can minimize other pollutants, and creates jobs. (Now that’s innovative!)
• Number 58 – Landfill methane When waste is sent to a landfill that recaptures methane to use it as an energy source, this reduces emissions by replacing other energy sources that send carbon into the air. (Totally clever!)
• Number 68 – Waste to energy This is called a “regrets solution” because of the poisons it releases into the air (even in the best-run plants), but, for the time being, it does reduce the release of methane, which means less total warming of our earth. (What do you think about using regrets solutions? We prefer other ideas, but we do want to show you what’s happening in the world of waste.)