Posts Tagged ‘dry lands’

You might be wondering what do “Global Dry Lands” have to do with Webhosting ?

Well, believe it or not a lot!  See, in today’s society our demand for energy is enormous.  All of the technology we use (like computers and web hosting) require electricity – power.  Electricity production is the largest contributor of Green House gasses, which cause tremendous damage to the environment.  This is especially damaging to the most sensitive areas.  Areas where crop production is already pushed to the limits.  In addition, the fallout from these emissions get into the food supply and eventually into the bodies of children and all of us.  Here is some additional information on Global Drylands.

Global drylands comprise over 40 percent (41%) of the earth’s surface and support the livelihoods of over 2.5 billion people, including many of the world’s poorest.  It is essential to their survival, and the survival of their families to eek out even the most meager amount of food, for themselves, or their livestock. With these areas covering so much of our planet, and effecting so many people, the average person is not aware of the drylands and it’s unique rol

As the population continues to grow, Rural and urban inhabitants in drylands face growing challenges from climate change, resource privatization, and other forms of structural change.  Concerns about vulnerability, adaptation, and resilience of dryland livelihoods are producing many claims and counter-claims about the nature of human-environment interactions, thus increasing the need for critical research into social and ecological dynamics of drylands.  While variability and uncertainty have long been embraced as defining characteristics of drylands, much remains unknown about how dryland inhabitants are adapting to these conditions as well as unforeseen changes occurring in the 21 Century.  This panel, therefore, welcomes papers that utilize a variety of methodological and theoretical avenues to critically explore contemporary livelihoods, resource access, and environmental change in drylands.  Topics include, but are not limited to:

•      Ecological variability
•      Climate change
•      Resource degradation
•      Spatial mobility
•      Resource rights and tenure
•      Water and land conflict
•      Dryland development schemes
•      Land use change

As citizens of this planet, it is important to understand how our actions – what we buy, what we use, what it is packaged in, the emissions and green house gasses we contribute and how it might be negatively impacting our planet. There are things we can do to be more “eco friendly” and minimize our carbon footprint.  If we all work together and do what we can we can make a difference.  We can have an impact.

This website contains information and articles on things you can do now and in the future.  Things that will not require you to change your habits, but will make you aware of how your choices may have a consequence you might not have previously been aware of.  As our lives become more complex and we require more “stuff”, the likelihood that our actions might be having a negative impact on the environment increase.  But it doesn’t have to be that way.  Through education, we can lead incredible lifestyles, do what we want to do, when we want to do it, and leave as small a carbon footprint as possible.  Also, please share this information with others.  We do not live in a vacume, so it is important that we all work together for everyone’s benefit.

So, having said that wouldn’t you prefer to do business with companies that are “eco friendly”.  Companies that only use sustainable energy to run ?  Well, that’s what we are all about.  We only recommend companies that are “eco friendly”, so you can feel good about doing business with them.

 

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