Environmental problems and solutions?
i need at least 10 problems and 2 solutions for each. i need stuff like this:
problem: deforestation, land used to rear cattle for meat
solution: become vegetarian, so that you're not supporting the meat industry that destroys trees for the land.
any help will be appreciated :)
- Anonymous10 years agoFavorite Answer
Problem : Overgrazing
Solution: Provide people who own cattle education on better pasture management and stocking rates for their particular area.
Problem: Deforestation due to increased agricultural pressure
Solution: Plant more trees. Buy your food locally instead of at the grocery store. Refrain from purchasing any meat from South America and only buy beef from local beef producers. Support local agriculture!
Problem: Landfills filling up too fast
Solution: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle. Buy eco-friendly products, don't use plastic bags, grow your own food, etc.
Problem: Too reliant on fossil fuels
Solution: Walk or bike to work. Take a train, or a bus, or carpool with some folks. Make your house more eco-friendly; if you have a few thousand dollars sitting around, update your house by adding solar power, wind power and/or geothermal energy, so you are off the grid as far as electricity and natural gas is concerned.
Problem: Too many livestock producing too much methane
Solution: Eat less meat, and watch your portion sizes. Better yet, bycott fast-food places and adopt a more vegetarian lifestyle, with having meat only once or twice a week. The meat you get should be from organic, free-run, grass-raised livestock, not the grocery store.
Problem: Too reliant on "SUV diets."
Solution: grow your own food, buy your meat from farms that are within a 100-mile radius of you.
Problem: Too much money spent on gas, water and electricity
Solutions: shut off any sources of electricity (lights, computer, TV, etc.) when not in use; have a fast 5 to 10 minute shower instead of a bath; turn off the tap when not in use; buy a more eco-friendly toilet that uses less water to flush waste down; buy energy-efficient appliances; turn down the furnace down at night, and the furnace off during warm or hot days; invest in an energy-efficient furnace and water heater; install energy-saving light-bulbs; unplug appliances when away on vacation or when not in use for the rest of the day; make your house better insulated to decrease heating costs; make a fire in a fire-place or wood-burning stove than turning up your heater in the coldest winter nights; instead of using air conditioning, close the blinds and shades to your windows on hot days to prevent the heat from coming in through the windows; better yet, buy windows that prevent this from happening.
Problem: Urban areas encroaching on prime farmland and wildlife habitat
Solution: Support your local farming community by buying your food locally. Give a monthly donation to wildlife rehabilitation centres, the World Wildlife Fund, Ducks Unlimited, etc, volunteer at wildlife rehab centres, join Greenpeace or the Sierra Club; buy an older home instead of a brand new one in a new suburb; buy up property in an rural area where you can grow your own garden and raise your own animals that you can eat. If rural living is not an option, then join or start up a community garden that everyone in your neighborhood can contribute to. Make your voice heard regarding the opposition of realestate agents buying up farmland and building homes on it, or tearing up wildlife habitat like wetlands and forests and replacing them with big houses.
These aren't 10 problems, but that's all I can think of off-hand.
- yellowhairLv 44 years ago
Realistically animals desire a habitat wherein they thrive as component to the organic environment. regrettably as somebody in the previous has referred to, that in basic terms isn't possible in a great form of situations. each so often farmers will take up horses, we've completed so - guy or woman charity is one risk. Fundraising is yet another no remember if via exposure or ventures like ecotourism. on the full nonetheless the issue is that there is a extensive opposition for land factors and any "shopper" that won't be able to pay its way is going to lose out. And that incorporates horses. regrettably a genuine answer contains extensive financial shifts and shifts in human priorities in the direction of our environment, by way of fact what you describe happening to those horses is barely one symptom of that extensive undertaking all of us face.