Environmental Protection Archive

Environmental Protection: Lessons From Dalai Lama

Posted November 19, 2015 By fondaco

The destruction of our environment is just as devastating as today’s worldwide poverty. Effects of this ecological disaster are tragic floods in various places particularly in highly urbanized areas and extinction of our wildlife. The environment that serves as habitat is gradually ruined due to continuous industrialization, inefficient garbage disposal, conversion of forests to agricultural landmarks, and oil and coal exploitation. But, take a closer look of this situation, all the causes of environment deterioration are merely for human consumption. Sadly, for many years now many people still don’t realize this reality. We need to uphold environmental protection in order to have a cleaner and greener planet not only for us but particularly for our future generations.

According to 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, it is not difficult to forgive the destruction in the past, which resulted from ignorance. He said, “Today, however we have access to more information, and it is essential that we re-examine ethically what we have inherited, what we are responsible for, and what we will pass on to coming generations”. Everything that he said is quite true. Indeed, it is our responsibility to take good care of our environment, its forests, and wildlife especially now that we have all the resources.

Eco Friendly Technology

Posted January 20, 2015 By fondaco

The environmental and financial cost of incandescent lighting leads many companies to replace it with other lighting, even incandescent exit signs with ones that use less energy, a move that reduces annual electric cost while reducing carbon pollution. Yet, there aren’t just one or two eco friendly exit signs on the market. In fact, at least four types of exit signs are commonly promoted as replacements for incandescent ones in the name of cost savings and lower carbon pollution: compact fluorescent, LED, Tritium, and photoluminescent. So, which one is really the best for the environment and your annual utility bill? Let’s compare them and find out.

Compact Fluorescent

Compact fluorescent models are an improvement over incandescent ones, consuming 21 Watts for a 10-year electrical cost of $184, compared to 40 Watts and $350 for incandescent. Like incandescent signs, compact fluorescent ones require maintenance on lamps, batteries, and wiring.