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Our Sunrise Lane blog brings you up to speed on the most pressing environmental issues we face today.
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The Center for Biological Diversity put out this informative statement on The Problem with Plastic Bags.

Plastic bags start out as fossil fuels and end up as deadly waste in landfills and the ocean. Birds often mistake shredded plastic bags for food, filling their stomachs with toxic debris. For hungry sea turtles, it’s nearly impossible to distinguish between jellyfish and floating plastic shopping bags. Fish eat thousands of tons of plastic a year, transferring it up the food chain to bigger fish and marine mammals. Every day thousands of marine animals become fatally entangled or are killed by ingesting single-use plastic bags that are given away by the millions in stores like Target. Although there are recycling programs for plastic shopping bags, only about 1 percent wind up recycled. More often than not, they’re discarded and turn into life-threatening plastic pollution.

graphic of cherry tree with two blue cherries
Our climate is changing and the increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is the main culprit. What causes the increase in carbon dioxide? Greenhouse emissions. And we are the major cause of those emissions through our burning of carbon-rich fossil fuels like coal, oil, and gas. Because of fossil fuel burning, atmospheric carbon dioxide is at its highest level in at least 2 million years. It is essential that we understand our impact on the world around us, if we are to make informed decisions about the future, both on the personal as well as the national level. The global increase in greenhouse gases is causing significant and increasingly severe climate changes including global warming, loss of sea ice, sea level rise, stronger storms, and more droughts. Some people will say they are skeptical about the reality of climate change and global warming. Skepticism is good. It means carefully considering the full body of evidence before reaching a judgment. But often climate skeptics are simply overlooking the full body of evidence. They take small pieces of the puzzle rather than look at the total picture. They are cherry picking pieces of evidence that reinforce their bias. Selective cherry picking could have you thinking this is a blue cherry tree but what does the full body of evidence tell you? For loads more information on climate change issues, click the above link to skepticalscience.com.
graphic of compost at greenmarket
Food comprises about 17% of NYC's waste stream. When this material is sent to a landfill it contributes to NYCs disposal costs and can create greenhouse gas emissions. When composted, food scraps and other organic waste become a useful product that adds nutrients and improves the quality of soil for street trees, gardens and more. Check out the above link for drop-off sites on www.grownyc.org.
graphic of Airport Carbon Accredited Neutrality
Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International airport is one of only 23 airports worldwide to achieve the milestone distinction of "Level 3+ Neutrality". Carbon neutrality occurs when the net carbon dioxide emissions over an entire year is zero, meaning the airport absorbs or offsets the same amount of carbon dioxide as it produces. DFW Airport’s accomplishment culminates nearly two decades of sustainability efforts to reduce its own emissions and carbon footprint, and thereby contribute to the regional effort to clean the air in the Dallas Fort Worth area. "We recognize that environmental improvement is an economic, social and business imperative for the Airport and for the community we serve," said Jim Crites, executive vice president for operations at DFW Airport. "Sustainability touches everyone and this work helps ensure a brighter tomorrow for our children as well as our Dallas Fort Worth area partners and neighbors." If one airport can be carbon neutral, so can others.