Franci馃悵Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
22/4/2018 路 8 min read 路 ~10 路 8
Ken Boddie
21/4/2018 路 8 min read 路 ~10
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So whadya want me to do about it, smarty pants?

So whadya want me to do about it, smarty pants?

Occasionally my blogs turn to Mother Earth and the plight we've put her in. What with all our take, take, take over the millennia, and our exploitation (without time for renewal) of her natural assets, our modern day existence on this planet has now...

Ken Boddie

Ken Boddie

Thanks for your support, Randy, especially when I'm talking 'rubbish'? 馃槉

24/4/2018
Randall Burns

Randall Burns

Great post with an important message Ken Boddie (Love the pictures), and YES! We can ALL do something to help. Well done sir!

24/4/2018
Franci馃悵Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
9/2/2018 路 4 min read 路 ~10 路 4
Paul Walters
9/2/2018 路 4 min read 路 ~10
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When A City Runs Out of Water.  Cape Town Fast approaches Day Zero.

When A City Runs Out of Water. Cape Town Fast approaches Day Zero.

In just a matter of weeks, the city of Cape Town will run out of water! This majestic metropolis, with a population of over 4 million, perched on the southern tip of South Africa will carry the onerous title of being the first modern, major city in...

Claire L Cardwell

Claire L Cardwell

Paul Walters - they keep moving 'Day Zero' back, but the drought and government mis-management in the Cape has been devastating and the knock on effect will be felt for years. We've had excellent rains here in Joburg fortunately this summer, but we have been told to cut our water consumption by 50%. What is mind boggling to me is that in the midst of the drought in 2016/17 (and a sudden deluge rescued us at the 11th hour) people were still flagrantly wasting water and they still are... Allegories such as 'Nero Fiddling When Rome Burns' come to mind (I couldn't think of a suitable watery one).

16/4/2018
Tausif Mundrawala

Tausif Mundrawala

I shudder at the thought of being water deprived. One can do without many basic needs but not without water. In such a dire situation their agencies should work towards achieving the goal of being self sufficient. If worked properly and achieved this goal then this great city would become a precedent to solve such a crisis. A very important issue to reflect upon, Paul Walters

14/2/2018
Franci馃悵Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
21/9/2017 路 3 min read 路 ~10 路 8
Ken Boddie
20/9/2017 路 3 min read 路 +100
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Starfish Enterprise

Starfish Enterprise

[Warning! Warning! Some of you may find this a 'sluggish' read, while others may be titillated by the villain's 'ten-tickles'.]"Captain's log, stardate 47457.1. While on a mapping survey below the surface of the planet's ocean, exploring a natural...

Lisa Gallagher

Lisa Gallagher

I always get envious when we hit winter and I know you, Lance 馃悵 Scoular and Aleta Curry are enjoying the warm weather yet again. But, I'm sure you could say the same! I hate to admit this but our summer has been SO humid that we've not been able to enjoy the outdoors like we normally would- sort of looking forward to winter hibernation . Good thing for Central Air. However, I shall not complain after seeing what the people in Puerto Rico are experiencing. No air, heat index of 107 yesterday, running out of food, water and many w/out shelter. It brings tears to my eyes.

27/9/2017
Ken Boddie

Ken Boddie

Just woken up. Remember, Lisa, that you are from the land up over. Here in the centre of the universe we are in spring and heading for summer. Won鈥檛 be hibernating for at least another 6 months. 馃槑鈽锔

26/9/2017
Gert Scholtz
18/1/2018 路 6 min read 路 ~10 路 8
Ken Boddie
17/1/2018 路 6 min read 路 ~10
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Let's Untie Some Reef Knots

Let's Untie Some Reef Knots

Why is everybody getting their knickers in knots over coral reefs being bleached? 聽That only makes them cleaner, yes?What's so great about the Great Barrier Reef?聽It's only a tourist trap isn't it!Can you see it from space?Reefs are no more than a...

Ken Boddie

Ken Boddie

I you really want to 'Save Mother Earth', Claire L Cardwell, there are a few more things you can do (in addition to reducing your heating and cooling) with little effort: - lobby your politicians, at local , state and federal level, to get on board with and encourage investment in alternative power sources, such as solar, wind, hydropower, bio-fuels, geothermal; - encourage your residential, commercial and industrial clients to think of including renewable energy (such as solar) as part of their building construction plans; - stop using plastic bags for your groceries, and lobby your supermarket chains to stop providing plastic bags and start providing recyclable shopping bags; - replace regular light bulbs with LED bulbs; - drink filtered water from a reusable water bottle instead of buying your water in cases of disposable plastic bottles; - use a 'low-flow' shower head; - install adequate insulation in your roof space (and encourage your clients/builders to do likewise); - recycle paper, plastic, newspaper, cardboard, aluminium cans, glass, and if there isn't a recycling program at your workplace, school, or in your community, ask about starting one; - keep your vehicle tyres at the proper pressure to reduces fuel consumption; and - maximise electronic filing and minimise printing out of hard copies, and when you do print, ask yourself if you really need colour or can make do with black and white, and also set your printer to double sided as first preference. REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE. 馃

16/4/2018
Claire L Cardwell

Claire L Cardwell

Ken Boddie - I know that Global Warming is only part of the problem and that pollution (especially fertiliser run off) is also one of the main triggers. But if we at least all start taking that small step by making a very minor adjustment to our lifestyle then surely that will help a little bit too.

15/4/2018
Franci馃悵Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
19/2/2018 路 2 min read 路 ~10 路 2
Royce Shook
18/2/2018 路 2 min read 路 ~10
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The Psychology Behind Gardening

The Psychology Behind Gardening

I don鈥檛 know what it is about a garden that has always drawn us to them. But they鈥檝e always been very popular, and an integral part of peoples鈥 lifestyles. Most religions feature gardens as the settings for some of the biggest events According...

Debasish Majumder

Debasish Majumder

lovely buzz Royce Shook! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz.

18/2/2018

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