Air Conditioning And Its Effect on Our Environment

With the current heatwave in the Toronto, many people have their air conditioning units running on maximum. Temperatures are exceeding 35 degrees Celsius and it is dangerous to be outside for too long. As global warming increases, so does the temperature of our Earth. Toronto traditionally was a colder place but due to global warming and deforestation, temperatures have risen dramatically.

Air conditioning is very harmful to the environment because of the amount of energy consumed. It takes a lot of power to draw in cooler air and remove hotter air. It is estimated that 1,500 kilograms of carbon dioxide is emitted per household during the summer in the USA.  With population growth the number of households in Toronto are increasing and this is contributing to the global warming problem.

Another concern with air conditioning and the environment is the leaking of toxic chemicals from old air conditioning units.There is a company that provides heating and cooling toronto services and they have a campaign where they will come to your house and inspect your air conditioning unit free of charge. Any repair will of course be at your expense however the company cares about the environment and we are proud to work with them. The company states that toxic chemicals in air conditioning units can inhibit the growth in tree and plants. This is the reason why we are seeing forests grow at a lower rate than usual. They are in the process of upgrading their current customers with energy saving products that are free of charge in order to reduce the environmental footprint of their AC units.

Why You Should Not Use Pesticides

Pesticides are one of the most harmful chemicals that you can put into the environment. Many large parks use pesticides to keep their grass looking green and health. What many do not realise is that these pesticides are going into our food chain and hurting our bodies.

A recent study indicated that pesticides were found in every single food we eat. That includes the veggies you buy at the grocery store such as carrots, eggplants, tomatoes and onions. Not only were pesticides found in these vegetables but also in meats. When animals/livestock graze in fields, they are also ingesting pesticides that have entered into the ecosystem. You see when you introduce pesticides into the environment, they really never break down. Once it enters the water system, it also goes into our bodies. Environment and Climate Canada has strict regulations on what pesticides you can use, but in our opinion it is not enough. While the younger generation knows of the dangers of pesticides, the older generation does not. We talked to a farmer that supplies quality organic brampton halal meat and he says that he has to go through additional measures just to keep his animals 100% safe and healthy. Their environment is very controlled to ensure they are following organic guidelines.

Nutrients in Organic Gardening

Nutrients are absorbed by living systems then returned to the earth when these systems break down.

Plants, like animals and humans, are delicately balanced within their environments. Even a small change
can be critical in disrupting that balance. If you were to deprive your body of water and essential nutrients, it would begin to break down. In a garden, the nutrients in the soil are especially critical to the health of the plants.

Countless garden products are on the market that promise you amazing results with your plants. If you want to grow an organic garden, you can start weeding out these products by reading the labels and finding out which ones contain natural materials and which ones do not. You may also choose to compost your food scraps and lawn clippings. Along with animal castings, compost can provide your crops with all the nutrients they need.

On a small scale, a garden reflects the larger cycle of birth-decay-rebirth. Organic gardening observes the natural give and take between all the parts of an ecosystem. Nutrients are absorbed by living systems then returned to the earth when these systems break down. This is a natural process. If it is disrupted, plants become stressed and begin to wither or turn brown.

By avoiding chemical additives and using compost and other natural fertilizers, you can ensure that your
plants will be well fed. In addition to compost, worm castings, seaweed, and bat guano are natural
fertilizers that will make your garden nutrient rich. You’ll also want to properly aerate and work your soil to keep it healthy. Along with nutrients and the right amount of water, plants also need sufficient oxygen to stay healthy and become all they can be. You can ensure a robust ecosystem and beautifully flowering crops by providing your plants with the nutrients they need.