Earth Care Advocates Action Items

Friends, regarding astroturf:

“Artificial turf contributes to climate change by serving as a heat generator.  The product’s temperatures exceed that indicated by the manufacturer absorbing moisture from the ground and sucking moisture from the air around it.  Of course, the product kills the vital soil and all the micro-organisms beneath it which depend on carbon.  Our soil provides carbon sequestration, a vitally important role in reducing carbon in our atmosphere (as is the case with both our oceans and our seas – no more smothering Mother Earth with plastic!).  Our seas are working so hard to deal with all the carbon, the carbon is acidifying them).  Remember, we are trying to get to 350ppm, a sustainable number as opposed to the 415ppm (of carbon) we currently have.  (Our church partners with 350.org.  You know May Boeve of 350.org.).  Children can play on brown grass in the winter.  It is not dead.  It will come back in the spring.  It is going through its natural cycle.  Children around the globe play on a variety of surfaces from snow to sandlots.  They can learn to care for their playgrounds.  Like golfers who replace divots, the children can participate in repairing their playgrounds, and more!  (I have visited schools around the globe where children actively care for their schools from growing food, serving food, cleaning bathrooms and classrooms, to ground maintenance).  And what about installing gray water systems to help support the play areas?  I have read that a football field of grass is the equivalent of providing the earth with 70 air conditioners.” ~ Cindy Lindh

2020

Butterflies in the Sky: Fearless Artists Paint Towering Mural in San Francisco

 

2019.11.13

CLIMATE CRISIS IS REAL

NATURAL GRASS VS. ASTROTURF

PROTECT MOTHER EARTH II

 

 

 

 

 

 

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