0861 THEBEMED [email protected]

0861 THEBEMED

Thebemed Logo

Accessible Care . Affordable Prices

Thebemed Wellness Cafe’

BECOME AN ENVIRONMENTAL WARRIOR

Jul 23, 2015 | Blog

Thebemed Wellness Cafe’

Scientists tell us that our planet’s eco-systems can no longer cope with the devastation humans inflict. Each one of us needs to do something to lower our negative ecological footprint – because there is no Planet B, Earth is all we have!

DEFINITION

Environmental wellness involves leading a lifestyle that is respectful of and in harmony with your environment. It involves being aware of the limits of the earth’s natural resources, and understanding the impact of your actions on the environment.

Why is it important?

LOSS OF DIVERSITY. Every hour, 3 species disappear – up to 150 species become extinct every day. We are not separate from Nature, we are part of it. If the animals and plants die – we die.

GLOBAL WARMING. Transportation by fuel-guzzling land, water and air vehicles is depleting fossil fuels contributing to the green house gas affect and causing air pollution.

ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION. Half the world’s urban population is exposed to levels of pollution at least 2.5 times higher than what is acceptable.

POISONOUS WASTE. Eight million tons of plastic are dumped in the oceans every year – that’s equal to 5 big garbage bags per every foot of coastline. Plastic can take up to 500 years to degrade.

5 Eco Solutions

  • Recycle – Keep glass, time and plastic in separate garbage bags so that the ‘trolley men’ will have an easier time sorting for recycling.
  • Ditch Toxic Products – Many household cleaners contain chemicals that are harmful to your body and the atmosphere. You can surf the web for recipes to make non-toxic products at home.
  • Grow Your Own – Nothing beats the taste of organic, pesticide-free herbs and veggies – grow them in your garden or on your balcony or windowsill.
  • Meat Free Mondays – The Rain Forests are being destroyed to clear land for Beef farming. Take a stand by feeding your family healthy, delicious vegetarian meals every Monday.
  • Conserve Water – Fix leaky taps, don’t have long showers or very full baths. Don’t rinse things under a running tap. Install water butts and collect rain water from your roof to water your garden.

Be the change you want to see in this world. You have the power to preserve our beautiful earth.

Download this article as a PDF

Latest Posts

Lifestyle prescription for a healthy heart

Lifestyle prescription for a healthy heart

In South Africa, chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure are now responsible for more deaths than HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis combined. Approximately 225 South Africans die from heart disease every day, while around 10 people suffer a stroke every hour!

Do’s and don’ts of depression support

Do’s and don’ts of depression support

In 2020, the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) received well over three hundred thousand calls asking for help and support – that’s more than three times the capacity of the FNB stadium.

How do your emotions affect your health?

How do your emotions affect your health?

Slow down for a few seconds, tune into your inner experience, and ask yourself: “How am I feeling right now? Sad, angry, happy, hopeful, excited, anxious…?”
On an average day, we are often so busy focusing on tasks that we don’t pay attention to our emotions. And yet really, our emotions can actually affect our health.

Celebrating the unique qualities of women

Celebrating the unique qualities of women

Besides the obvious differences in ‘lumps’ and ‘bumps’, with men apparently coming from Mars and women from Venus, there are unique differences between the genders.

On average women live almost 8% longer than men

How women can embrace ageing in a youth-obsessed world

How women can embrace ageing in a youth-obsessed world

When was the last time you saw an advert selling a pro-ageing face-cream? Even though ageing is the most natural part of life, we live in a world that is aggressively anti-ageing. In fact, “anti-ageing” has become an entire industry dedicated to promote, sell and obsess over how young you look.

You May Also Like: