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What can I do? The answer I noticed that is common is that you have to try to adjust your lifestyle and consume fewer resources. It is also important for you to encourage others to do the same. Recycling, carpooling, composting, reduce your garbage output, and switching to more green products in your home are just a few ways you can help out. I found two resources that can help out.

Treehugger has numerous guides on how to ‘green’ your life up. It includes varied from recycling, water electricity, pet care, weddings, and much more.

Make Me Sustainable has made it easy too with instructional information on people and businesses can become sustainable.

What do you think is the biggest cause of depletion to our resources?

  • Overpopulation
  • Epidemic of obesity
  • Agricultural practices
  • Technological/ Industrial development

Here’s a mini-roundup of blogs who participated in Blog Action Day.

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Today is Blog Action Dayand Green Panda Treehouse is participating in it. Blog around the world are participating by speaking about a single topic: the environment. This topic is still related to personal finance and life. After all, what’s the point of saving some money if the overall quality of life for everyone has degraded?

The topic I decided to blog about today is resource depletion and conservation. I’m going to break it up into 2 parts for today.

What resources are being depleted? Here’s a list of some resources that the global community needs to survive.

  • Fresh Water: This is a huge global issue as this resource is not evenly distributed. Human life is dependent on fresh water.
  • Coal, Natural Gas, and Oil: A few countries carry a large amount of energy resources. There is a huge discrepancy in how developed countries consume these with developing countries.
  • Soil: While soil is renewable the time it takes to completely replenish itself can make it non renewable in a human timescale. Some agricultural practices deplete it faster and can cause soil to be un-farmable.

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How much of an impact am I making as an individual and as part of a household? There are some calculators that track your carbon emissions, electricity, trash, etc. The coolest one I found was at The Nature Conservancy. It breaks down your footprint based on home, car, food, and waste.

Next post for today will include some tips and sites with information on we can do as individuals to be more efficient with our resources.

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After some consideration, Green Panda Treehouse has decided to participate in Blog Action Day. On October 15, 2007 , over 2,220 blogs will participate and reach an estimated 1,100,000 people as we write about a topic that is of a concern to all of us: the Environment.

I really think that this is a wonderful idea. We’re all connected through our place on this planet and its our responsibility to take care of it.I’ll try to incorporate it with the theme of this blog. If you have suggestions, please leave your ideas here. If you have a blog, please sign up and join!

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