CO2 is all around us but you can't see it -
Carbon dioxide is intimately associated with mass extinction.
Although the Earth had much higher levels of carbon dioxide in the past, it's never had remotely like the increase in rate of carbon dioxide we have at the moment.
It's like a really sharp spike that we've never seen before as far as we know it's unprecedented in Earth's history. Everything that we do spews out vast amounts of carbon dioxide. All that doesn't seem to be a problem because you usually don't see it.
Normally carbon dioxide gas is invisible to the human eye but this camera has a very particular color filter on it that enables us to see the CO2 gas coming out of our noses and mouths.
The Racing Extinction team has built on this notion so that we can see what we haven't seen before in a way that we never visualized it. This should be frightening. And Yes, it is. Hit it!
Which is how our carbon-based economy is actually ruining the planet. The camera's a game changer. It allows the world to see what scientists have been talking about for decades. It's real, it's out there, and it's in our everyday life.
For more see... http://www.upworthy.com/take-a-deep-breath-because-this-camera-is-showing-a-part-of-us-not-many-people-see?c=cr1
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Sustainable Green Initiative plants fruit trees on community lands like orphanages and old age homes and on lands owned by marginal and Bpl farmers. We work with self help groups and NGOs who help us identify right beneficiaries who can continue the process of planting and nurturing trees. (See our methodology).
How we work
How we work
At Sustainable Green Initiative, we plant trees to help the fight against climate change and also hunger, poverty and rural migration. By planting a tree through us, you help in doing your bit to mitigate your carbon footprint and carry on the fight against hunger, poverty and climate change.
Did you know a tree sequesters about 1 ton of carbon and processes enough
oxygen for two peoples requirements in its life-time?
So what are you waiting for? Plant a tree today.
So what are you waiting for? Plant a tree today.
Looking for a more reasons to plant a tree?
Our ongoing and proposed tree planting projects :
- 24 Paraganas (S): SPCI: Society for protection of Children in India, 1200 fruit trees in an orphanage housing 300 girls close to the Indian Institute of Management, Joka, Kolkata
- Kolkata: Mulvany House, 500 fruit trees in an old age home in the heart of the city, near Sealdah. More Info...
- Barrackpore: Udayan: 1000 (800 fruit and 200 neem trees) trees in a home for children of parents afflicted by leprosy. More Info...
- Sundarbans: 1000 fruit trees in a govt aided school in Patharpratima block of Sundarbans.
- 24 Paraganas
(N): 5000 trees
in 1000 low-income households belonging to micro loan borrowers of one of
the largest and most respected MFI/ NGOs in eastern India.
- Kolkata: Tolly Homes, fruit trees in an old age home near the Metro Station on NSC Bose Road, near Tollygunge
- Kolkata: SPCI: Society for protection of Children in India, 1200 fruit trees in an orphanage housing 300 girls close to the Indian Institute of Management, Joka, Kolkata
New Delhi, NCR
- 2500 trees in St Mary's Catholic Church, Presentation Convent School, S P Mukherji Marg, Delhi- 6.
- 100 Trees at Deepashram, a homestead for mentally and physically challenged orphan boys in the care of the Society of the Missionary Brothers of Charity Contemplative of Mother Teresa of Kolkata. More Info...
- Gurgaon: 3,000 Trees at Anandashram a homestead for mentally and physically challenged orphan boys in the care of the Society of the Missionary Brothers of Charity Contemplative of Mother Teresa of Kolkata. More Info...
- 1000 Trees in St Michael's school . Beneficiaries are Homeless Children staying in orphanage within school premises.
- 1000 Trees in Archbishop Alan De-Lastic children's village.
- 100 Trees in The
Happy School, DLF phase 1, Gurgaon. Beneficiaries are children of poorest of
poor studying in school.
- Gopeswar, Chamoli district: 1000 fruit trees and 500 foraging trees in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand; managed by Ghanshyam Smriti, Dehradun.
- Ukhimatt, Rudraprayag district: 5000 Mulberry trees and 1000 assorted fruit trees to help in the rehabilitation of three flood effected villages; managed by Ghanshyam Smriti, Dehradun.
- Kolkata, West Bengal:1000 trees (600 Neem and 400 fruit trees) solely sponsored by LIONS CLUB INTERNATIONAL Dist 322B1.
- Bidhan Sishu Udyan is a children's park in one of Kolkata's most highly polluted residential areas. The planting was inaugurated on 21st July 2013 by LCI 2nd Vice President International Mr Jitsuhiro Yamada. More Info
- Suneel: Uttarakhand: 2000 apple trees in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand managed by Ghanshyam Smriti Dehradun and with partnering of Suneel Mahila Mangal Dal SHG. (Planting completed: Adoption Pending)
SGI works with the twin objectives of combating climate change caused by the billion of us in urban areas as well as helping the billion who sleep hungry, have the assurance of two daily meals!
One of the most tried and tested -- and promising -- method to combat climate change is a simple one: plant trees. Planting trees takes care of a host of issues -- from pollution abatement to creating sustainable livelihoods.
The Lions Clubs International, District 322B1 along with the 2nd Innings Foundation and SGI planted a 1,000 trees at the Bidhan Sishu Udyan, near the bustling transit hub of Ultadanga, Kolkata. 600 neem trees and 400 fruit trees were planted as part of this festival which will soon be a nationwide planting initiative.
Food for all living organisms originates from trees and other members in the plant kingdom. Every single organism depends directly or indirectly on trees for their survival. Trees not only provide food for other organisms, but also shelter and protection to many different types of organisms including humans. In addition, trees also provide wood, shade, oxygen and clean air. During heavy rains, trees reduce the risk of flooding. There are two major ways in which trees provide protection against flooding.
While several of us tsk-tsk the sorry state of our fast-receding green cover, discuss the ills of global warming over tea and express general hopelessness over the state of affairs, a lanky teenager in Germany is making waves with his motto, “Stop talking, start planting.”