We’re sponsoring the “Save the Ocean” event in Miami on February 19, 2021. It’s a gathering of conservation experts and anyone else who would like to join to discuss the problems affecting our environment and how to help stop pollution and minimize our impact on the ocean when we fish. It’s time to stop allowing plastic bottles and bags to kill the fish and damage the fragile ecosystem. At the event, we’re also providing a proposed list of guidelines that commercial fishing vessels should follow going forward. The Miami-Dade City council will need to vote on our proposal, but it will be easier to get support from the council if we have Miami residents and other supporters from around the country in attendance. The live event will also be recorded and streamed on YouTube for viewing convenience. We’re really hoping to spread the word so everyone hears what we need to say. Traveling directions are available on our website. Public parking is available if you drive to the event. For the people who are flying in, Miami International Airport is the closest destination to the event location. Some of the managers will be renting jets for the trip. Miami jet charters are available at a discounted rate through Friday. Once you arrive, the pilot will inform us and we’ll send a limo to pick you up from the airport. All speakers must report to the event leader at 9:15 AM sharp to prepare for their speeches. Press coverage arrives at 9:45 AM and the event will begin at 10:00 AM. Photography is recommended and we encourage you to share the event on Facebook, Instagram, and all social media platforms available to make sure their is wide visibility. Our environment is important because it’s the only one we’ve got. We have to make sure the ocean, fish, and the delicate ecosystem is preserved for as long as possible because it doesn’t seem like we’ve got a great backup Earth to live on if this one fails.
Part of environmental conservation in residential areas is ensuring that vegetation grows properly. Many homes have trees in their yards, which if left unattended, grow uncontrollably. The tree limbs expand into other trees, cross over telephone wires and cables, and sometimes become a hazard to residents living in the area. Imagine what would happen if a storm hit the area and a tree limb fell on the house. That would be a major problem. So, as the homeowner, you have a few potential options. One, you could go up on your roof and try to cut the tree limb yourself. Two, you could hire a tree service to remove the limb. Three, you could hire a handyman service to cut the limb.
Out of the 3 options, the best solution for the long term is to hire a tree service to prune your trees on a regular basis so they grow in an even manner and do not pose a danger to the residents. However, in the short-term, tree services can be very expensive. We’ve seen quotes of $2,300 or more to take down a single tree. That’s why we recommend contacting a handyman service to remove the tree limb. Handyman services like Astoria Handyman provide a wide array of tasks from tree pruning to painting to renovations to outdoor labor. They’re the people you can call for just about anything. Of all the companies we’ve reviewed, Astoria Handyman was the most well-rounded service provider. They do basic tree work like limb removal. However, if you want to remove the whole tree, you would need to hire a residential trees service. A handyman company can be a useful partner in residential environmental conservation efforts by performing basic pruning services for trees, bushes, and other shrubbery.
When a real estate developer purchases a property, the land is almost never ready for construction right away. The most common problem new land owners face is the uncontrolled shrubs and trees that typically overrun the area. Without any trimming or monitoring for years, vegetation can grow at unprecedented rates, completely untouched, making it impossible to build on the land without clearing everything out first.
Another common problem is when the area becomes a dumping ground. People notice the uninhabited land and start to leave their trash there instead of using normal disposal methods or driving their garbage to a local dump.
Whether it’s overgrown bushes and trees or a heap of trash, the ground needs to be cleared and leveled before any construction can begin. Because of that, real estate developers work with commercial tree removal companies to clear the land prior to building on it. Commercial tree removal companies cut down all visible trees, bushes, and shrubs, remove stumps, and also yank out all the roots so no more greenery will grow in the location.
It’s always smarter to work with local commercial tree contractors because of their experience in the area and familiarity with local plant species. Additionally, when the volume of trees that need to be removed is high, the transportation costs can be very expensive, if not cost-prohibitive. Not only does it take multiple trips to get rid of the trees, but special heavy-weight capacity vehicles must be used to carry them to the disposal site.
When it’s time to build a school, set up a solar panel array for electricity, or clear land to make room for a mall, search for a local arborist that has experience with commercial tree work. Some small outfits are not able to handle the volume of work involved in a large scale land clearing project.
Our society is becoming more aware of the real dangers of climate change. Several movements have rallied on the streets, demanding the government to make serious efforts in protecting the environment. Another response against the climate change is sustainable living, which aims to reduce our carbon footprint and choosing renewable and sustainable energy sources without doing much damage to the environment. Sustainable lifestyle also entails several other principles such as seasonal living – to help the ecology of the planet remain as diverse and natural as possible – and also the rejection of a consumerist existence that contributes to the manufacturing of more cheap, unethical, and environmentally harmful things which most often will just end up in the growing landfill.
Due to many natural disasters that occurred in the recent past, we have become more conscious of the negative effects of not protecting the environment. But there are still more reasons why we need to further promote the cause of environmental protection – it is undeniably beneficial to us and to the future generations that will come after us.
Protecting the environment also means protecting the ecosystem and maintaining its harmony and natural order. If one species is affected due to loss of habitat, the rest of the species will also be affected and worse, may become extinct. All creatures in the planet is interconnected one way or another.
Maltreatment of the environment involves polluting our water sources with toxic chemicals, polluting the air and the atmosphere with heavy smoke, making our plants depend on synthetic chemicals to grow, and more. All these acts of maltreatment diminish the quality of life for all humanity. The water we drink, the air we breathe, and the food we put into our body has become fodder for diseases instead of nourishment.
For many centuries, forests have always been generous in providing us with firewood, timber for our shelters, food, rubber, and other raw materials. What we can do in return is to be more responsible in using these natural resources and to keep our forests sustainable through proper forest management. This way, these natural resources will still be available for many more centuries to come.
Humans are not the only ones who can get homeless, animals are also chased out of their homes, too. Due to several developments in agriculture and infrastructure, a huge percentage of forests have been cut down to give way for these advancements, leaving huge populations of animals homeless. The forest is habitat to various animal species. If we all contribute to efforts of preserving these animals’ habitats, then almost all creature will have a home.
Protecting the environment is a gift for yourself and for the future generations. People will benefit more if they take better care of the environment – we can enjoy a more quality life, there is abundance of natural resources, harmony and biodiversity in the ecosystem which means lesser risk of natural disasters, and cultivation of better values in our society (such as generosity, empathy, concern; and the rejection of materialist, consumerist values). All these and more can also be enjoyed by the future generations as a gift from us to them.
We have detailed and posted the recommendations we have for the local government on the Primary Issues page. Please see our ideas and email us any suggestions you may have for increasing the speed at which these changes are made. Thank you.