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Save the Planet: Stop buying clothes!

The Economist 

Business and finance

Apr 5th 2017

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Dressing to impress has an environmental cost as well as a financial one. From the pesticides poured on cotton fields to the washes in which denim is dunked, making 1kg of fabric generates 23kg of greenhouse gases on average, according to estimates by McKinsey, a consultancy. Because consumers keep almost every type of apparel only half as long as they did 15 years ago, these inputs go to waste faster than ever before. The latest worry is shoppers in the developing world, who have yet to buy as many clothes as rich-world consumers but are quickly catching up.

Most apparel companies know that sooner or later, consumers’ awareness of this subject will rise. That is a worry……..

Aware now? Just sayin…..

 

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Guns don’t kill people, cars kill people

Ride-hailing apps may help to curb drunk driving

GUN violence in America gets plenty of attention, but cars kill more. Around 40,000 people a year die on American roads, more than all fatalities caused by firearms (of which two-thirds are suicides, not homicides).

Facts, just sayin….

If you really want to make a difference….

Stop eating hamburgers!

I know, a radical idea, but you might learn something you didn’t know or fully understand by reading the article above, just sayin….

The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that confined farm animals generate more than 450 million tonnes of manure annually, three times more raw waste than generated by Americans. 1

 

……..animal agriculture accounts for:

  • 9% of annual human-induced CO2 emissions,3
  • 37% of methane (CH4) emissions, which has more than 20 times the global warming potential of CO2, 4 and
  • 65% of nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions, which has almost 300 times CO2’s global warming potential.5

PS – there are footnotes and lots of references which are dated now but the issue is still out there.  Here are data from the EPA for those digging deeper.

A reminder worth repeating

Digital Estate Planning: More Than a Lifeline

AICPA Insights September 23, 2015

Whether you think of our connected world as a benefit or as a time waster, there’s no escaping the complex red tape associated with providing access to our digital assets after we pass away. What lives online is neither easy to access nor is it clear cut as to who can get to it.

Remember, if you don’t give specific, detailed instructions, your wishes are not likely to occur.  Just sayin…