When we don’t treat the environment with respect, it throws it right back in our face. And rightly so. The Earth was here first! We share this rare planet with some 8.3 million species. It’s not just us, yet sometimes it feels that way. . .
Traffic-related air emissions, agriculture, plastic pollution, etc. Anthropogenic (a fancy way of saying human-induced) pollution negatively affects the health of our planet. And in turn, it affects us.
At Honey Gusto I thought I’d be content with writing about health & wellness. Don’t get me wrong, it’s great. I love writing about wellbeing topics and creating new healthcare products. Honestly, there’s nothing more satisfying! But I felt I was limiting myself.
If the Earth is in dire states, so are we. Think about it: the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we consume. . .
It all comes from Mother Nature.
Air pollution causes 8 million premature deaths every year. In developing countries, air pollution is so bad you can see it. Taste it.
I don’t know about you, but I’d rather not cook indoors with RAW coal. But what else are these people to do?
They have no other option.
I feel there should be an option. And I know you do too.
We throw 8 MILLION tonnes of plastic into our oceans every year. Consume 1 MILLION plastic bottles every minute. Produced 9.2 BILLION tonnes of plastic since 1950. And guess what, garbage collection isn’t even available in places like Mumbai, India. What do they do?
Throw the plastic into the environment.
Again, what choice do they have? We wouldn’t just let a pile of trash build up in our own homes, right?
This plastic can take 500-1000 years to break down. And even when it does, it forms harmful microplastics. Chemical compounds that’ll linger in the environment, then end up in our drinking water.
The cruel irony.
What to expect
You’ll get the same well written, informative articles as before. Only now on environmental topics. It will be partly an environmental health blog. You know, environmental health spans a wide range of issues:
- Food safety and hygiene
- Climate change
- Health and safety
- Water pollution
- Contaminated land remediation
And so on so forth. There’s no end to the content we can produce here. Allow me to do the heavy lifting. I’ll read the scientific journals; watch the online lectures and interviews from leading experts.
All in all, you’ll get this information in a simple, concise manner. No need to have 8 tabs open to find the information you’re looking for. Just this one. That’s right, I’ll explain any difficult concepts in plain English. As easy as pie.
To be honest, I think it spices things up a bit.
Am I qualified?
I am an environmentalist at heart, with a bachelor’s degree in geology and a master’s in environmental health. I hope my passion is evident in my future environmental health blog posts.
Believe it or not, I enjoy sitting in front of the computer screen for hours on end. Don’t worry I take regular breaks with plenty of coffee.
I’m learning as my blog grows, day by day. I’d very much like to pass on any knowledge I can. It would be my pleasure, honestly. That way, we can learn together.
As you’re about to see, the Honey Gusto blog just got a whole lot more environmentally friendly.