#60 Natural Resource Drain Did you know that the current world population is at 7.75 billion people but the natural resources on our planet only supply 2 billion people? The increase in population - along with the increase in the global middle class - has
#59 Water Scarcity/Global Water Crisis Did you know that more than 50% of the planet’s wetlands are completely dried out? Water systems all over the world are currently stressed. Systems that keep ecosystems alive and feed our human population are drying up at rapid rates.
#58 Air Pollution The effects of air pollution can have detrimental impacts to human health and the environment. Are you aware that air pollution kills an estimated 7 million people annually? Or that over 40% of Americans are currently at risk of disease and premature
#57 Medical Waste Are you aware that medical facilities produce over 5.9 million tons of medical waste per year? Or that 15% of all medical waste is considered hazardous waste? Medical care facilities are important resources for our communities, but what can be done to
#56 Climate Change The Earth’s climate has changed throughout history. For hundreds of thousands of years, our planet has waxed and waned in regard to climate. But, never in the planet’s recorded history, have we reached the levels of CO2 in the atmosphere that is
#55 Agricultural Runoff Are you aware that agricultural runoff is the leading cause of impaired water quality? Or that nutrient pollution, caused by agricultural runoff is one of America’s most costly and challenging environmental problems? Nutrient pollution has impacted streams, rivers, lakes, and coastal waters
#54 Litter Would it surprise you to hear, that over 9 billion tons of litter end up in the ocean every year? Or, that 11.5 billion dollars are spent every year to clean up litter? Litter has been an environmental issue for many years. Litter
#53 Coral Reef Degradation Are you aware that coral reefs occupy less than 1% of the ocean floor but are home to more than 25% of all marine life? Or, that coral reefs are experiencing more acidity than they have in the last 400,000 years?
#52 Say No to Monsanto/Bayer With a rapid increase in industrial agriculture, companies such as Monsanto/Bayer are changing the landscape of agriculture and destroying our planet. Monsanto/Bayer has spent millions of dollars lobbying for regulations that support their chemical and GMO seed initiatives. They have
#51 Loving Kindness Meditation Loving Kindness Meditation is a practice in opening one’s heart toward others. Did you know loving kindness practice can increase your health, cultivate deeper connections with others, as well as connect you deeper to our mother earth and our planet? How