Welcome to benji!
Maybe you already know a bit about benji™ – if so, you know we love our home – planet Earth. That said, each of us is on a journey of discovery in this most unusual time and are learning every day how our actions as humans are often harming the planet we love. I too, am guilty. I want to be less so but indeed, I am guilty.
What can we do to reduce our harm to the planet?
Start. Start reading. Learning. Start putting less food waste in landfill. Stop using small gas engines. Start preserving the things we buy. Refrigerators. Dishwashers. Furnaces. Furniture.
Yeah, but am I really helping?
Putting less organic material in landfills significantly reduces methane gas. Methane gas has 26 times the negative greenhouse effect as CO2- and is produced by rotting food. Composting can reduce methane production dramatically.
By maintaining our expensive systems and appliances we preserve their embodied energy. When we toss a refrigerator in the landfill, we lose the energy and resources that were used to manufacture the item in the first place. If we keep an appliance for even 1 year extra – we preserve thousands of gallons of water and tens of thousands of watts of energy.