Posts Tagged ‘toxins’

Trees Are The Lungs of The Earth, and Houseplants Aren’t Too Shabby Either

Trees keep us and the planet healthy, giving us oxygen and cleaning the air.

A nail in my car tire has me sitting in the waiting room at a local garage, (cough-Canadian Tire-cough) right next to a magnificent eight foot ficus tree in a pot by the floor-to-ceiling window. It’s attractive. It’s green. And it’s plastic. Of course.

Sadly, they missed an opportunity to make the waiting room air quality a little more healthy, a little more oxygenated. This environment sure could use it, the proof being that most Canadians could probably identify that familiar Canadian Tire smell—the off-gassing from a profusion of plasticky items.

All trees and houseplants take in carbon dioxide and give off oxygen. It’s the miracle of Earth, the exchange that made life possible on our planet. Let’s have more of it everywhere, please. The amount of plate glass windows going to waste all over the country makes me weep.

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Making Every Day Earth Day

Sunday April 22nd was Earth Day. One day out of the year when we try to do something nice for Mother earth doesn’t seem like too much. For those of us that weren’t aware of earth day, or not sure of how to observe or celebrate it, here is one way that you can get that Earth Day feeling every day. Continue »