Category Archives: General Awareness

Week 15: Racing for Awareness: Virtual Racing Offers a Flexible Way to Foster Your Charitable Spirit

Is a busy schedule and a hectic life preventing you from participating in charity activities? Finding time to volunteer or support a charity can feel impossible in our fast-paced, over-scheduled day-to-day lives. With that in mind, I went on a quest to find super-flexible avenues for involvement in charities. Options that were adaptable to whenever I had time and wherever I happened to be. Virtual racing met that goal. Read more

Week 8: Fighting Climate Change with Carbonfund.org

la-me-political-issues-climate-changeThe average American’s total annual carbon footprint is a whopping 50,000 pounds a year. That includes emissions from your home, car, air travel, and everything you use. Carbon dioxide is one of the greenhouse gasses that helps keep the Earth warm by absorbing the sun’s energy and redirecting it to the earth’s surface. It traps heat and warms the globe. The surge in carbon dioxide levels due to human activity over the past 100 – 150 years is causing an overall warming of the planet that is having impact on environments around the globe. Human activity may not be the only reason for climate change, but it is a piece of it. Rising temperatures and shifting precipitation patterns are changing the growing patterns of plants. As vegetation shifts wildlife becomes threatened. Seal levels are rising and destroying coastal ecosystems, putting coastal cities at risk. All of this means climate change will effect local economies dependent on land and natural resources.

 

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