Breath The Freshness Of A Good Environment

Living in a save environment is leaving fresh and green, it is best developement mankind can attain.

Form A Round Opening With Your Thumb And A Finger

Look through the whole and imagine what Environment Go! Imagines of a totally green environment, Awesome Imagination.

How Does It Feel To Lie On A Save Green Lawn Thanking God For Nature?

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Tuesday, 12 March 2019

HOW TO CURB THE CONTINUOUS ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION AS A RESULT OF OIL POLLUTION

ABSTRACT
Due to oil exploration and other human activities, there is evidence of environmental degradation all over the area.

Discovered over five decades ago, oil became and has remained the backbone of the Nigerian economy, accounting for over 90% of the country’s foreign exchange revenue. Today however, the environment is heavily defaced as a result of crude oil spillages during exploitation and transportation and oil leakages from obsolete pipelines with delayed remediation processes.

Environmental degradation is occasioned by consistent flow of industrial waste, oil spills, gas flares, fire disaster, acid rain, flooding, erosion, etc., which has led to the pollution of farmlands and fishponds. It has also led to the destruction of properties and human lives, including aquatic and bio-diversity.

An Oil-Spillage polluted environment


INTRODUCTION
Oil spill is categorized into four groups: minor, medium, major and disaster.

The minor spill takes place when the oil discharge is less than 25 barrels in inland waters or less than 250 barrels on land, offshore or coastal waters that does not pose a threat to the public health or welfare. In the case of the medium, the spill must be 250 barrels or less in the inland water or 250 to 2,500 barrels on land, offshore and coastal water while for the major spill, and the discharge to the inland waters is more than 250 barrels on land, offshore or coastal waters.

The “disaster” refers to any uncontrolled well blowout, pipeline rupture or storage tank failure which poses an imminent threat to the publichealth or welfare.

In Nigeria, 50% of oil spills are due to corrosion; 28% to sabotage; and 21% to oil production. Only 1% is due to engineering drills, inability to effectively control wells, machine failures and inadequate care in loading and unloading oil vessels.

The effect of oil resource extraction on the environment has been very glaring in terms of its negative effect. Oil exploration and exploitation has impacted disastrously on the socio-physical environment of the oil-bearing communities, massively threatening the subsistent peasant economy and the environment and hence, the entire livelihood and basic survival of the people.

Similarly, oil prospecting and exploitation processes pollute underground water. The amount of deprivation and damages the Multinational companies which are into crude oil explorations have caused in most of these communities are numerous.
Notable among them include pollution, environmental degradation leading to low agricultural yield, destruction of aquatic lives, home displacement, etc. therefore it is imperative that we try to control and if possible, totally eliminate the environmentally negative effect of oil pollution.


This is a full technical report on HOW TO CURB THE CONTINUOUS ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION AS A RESULT OF OIL POLLUTION written by a young Environmental Technologist/Scientist, Onwukwe Victory Uzoma from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria.

To view the full report on PDF format, click the blue link above or subsequently, CLICK HERE.

Officially Submitted to EnvironmentGo! 
Approved by: Head Of Contents
Okpara Francis Chinedu

Sunday, 10 March 2019

How To Reduce Your Business’s Carbon Footprint

Startups, SMEs, and large enterprises, all are being troubled by the carbon emissions they are giving off. They want to live up to the sustainability standards, which is why a growing number of businesses are embracing business practices to keep their carbon footprint to the minimal.

Green consultation, solar panel installation, training staff to adopt eco-friendly practices; businesses
have left no stone unturned to achieve the emission reduction. To help you in this attempt, we have discussed here some of the best hacks for businesses purposed to reduce the carbon emissions.



Say No To Using Paper

Files, records, notes; we have streams of paper oozing out from our workstations. Digitalization have
long eliminated the need to depend on papers, but many organizations are not still adding up to the
piles of papers in the name of record keeping.

Common practices like using: digital reminders instead of sticky notes, scanning apps instead of
photocopying machines, Dropbox instead of files and cabinets, online banking instead of traditional
banking, e-invoices instead of paper bills, can save a considerable amount of paper.

Using LED lights

The “instant on” lights, LEDs have won the hearts of many by their increased energy efficiency and
longevity. And the best part is, it can save pounds of your energy bills, unlike many fluorescent bulbs
and lights.

These lights are bright and small enough to replace the tubes that have been used in the LCD HDTVs
with thinner breadths. Replacing the existing standard filament fluorescent strip lights, LEDs are a more cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive alternative.

A 36-watt LED emits an equal amount of light as a usual 84-watt fluorescent. Consuming less energy minimizes the consumption of power plants and eventually, greenhouse emissions.

Transportation

Offices can get rid of gas-guzzling transportation by promoting the idea of carpooling and pick and drop services. By deducting a small amount from their monthly salaries, employees can be facilitated with a van that will take them from the defined point to an office and vice versa. Many companies provide their employees with free transportation service.

Also, encourage maintenance of the vehicle. Proper maintenance and care of your transport will increase its longevity. Traditional bodywork involves using hazardous chemicals like a basecoat, thinner, and paint.

Choose a Paintless dent removal service instead. It is not just light on the wallet, but also eco-friendly. The PDR technicians are experienced in sucking out the dents using specialized equipment.

Unplug chargers

It is quite important for us to keep our phones charged all day long. Many of the employees keep the
chargers plugged in even when they are not in use. Plugged chargers consume a ponderable amount of energy even if they are in idle state but plugged in. Plus, here is why you shouldn’t charge your phone overnight.

Use Rechargeable Batteries

Rechargeable batteries are better than their disposable counterparts. They may cost more, but they
save enough amount of time in the long run. Moreover, they consume 23 percent less energy in
comparison to the non-renewable ones.

Most importantly, disposable batteries are not good for the environment because they are made up of heavy metals, harmful chemicals, and corrosive materials.

Switch to e-newspapers

The side-tables in the reception area and waiting room are usually cluttered with newspapers from
different companies. You can rather provide free Wi-Fi or charging stations. To kill the boredom of
the guests, make sure there is an LCD showing news channel.

Metal Recycling

Search for the metal that is no longer in your use (such as, a damaged copier, vending machine,
electronics, broken laptops, electric wiring, staples, paper clips, etc.), and sell them to scrap metal
recycling companies. They will turn these things into something useful. This way you will contribute to saving the environment and get hard cash instead.

Start Meat-Free Mondays Culture

Since meat takes more time to decompose and emit far more harmful greenhouse gases than other
food items, skipping its intake in your office on specific days can reduce the carbon emissions while
keeping your employees engaged.

Eco-Friendly Cleaning Service

When choosing a professional carpet cleaning service for your office, make sure they use green cleaning products. Many similar service providers use abrasive chemicals for the cleaning purpose that later on are drained to the ocean water causing water pollution.

Office Gardens

Often known as corporate gardens, the phenomenon involves converting the office space into a green
space to give the employees a fresh environment.

Employees can get a break from the hustle and bustle of their routine tasks to revel in the relaxed environment that office gardens offer. These gardens also improve the air quality and make you environmentally responsible.

Keep Business Trips Minimum

Many business trips, these days, are baseless. If your trip can be substituted with video conferencing,
then what’s the point of traveling hours, spending a fortune, and increasing carbon footprint. There is a variety of video conferencing software available on the internet to choose from.

Conduct Energy Consumption Audit

Many successful energy management programs are effectively working in the reduction of commercial building operational expenses. Usually, these audits unleash the shortcoming in energy consumption, such as lighting, ventilation, HVAC, stream, and so on. Considering the reports, you can optimize your energy consumption and take the necessary steps to use the energy ore rationally.

Final Word

Implementing a few (or more) practices into your office culture can significantly reduce the carbon
footprint of your company and make your employee behave more responsibly towards the environment.

Author Bio: Stella Holt
Stella Holt is a savvy blogger who has dedicated her exceptional skills solely to writing, reading, and
discovering everything new. Since her passion keeps peaking and touching new heights, Stella has
narrowed her writing and blogging career towards writing for the digital marketing and small businesses, where she writes about almost everything relating to starting a career, building a business or growing a startup.

Submitted To EnvironmentGo!
By: The Head of Contents
Okpara Francis Chinedu.



Thursday, 21 February 2019

How Biogas Is Transforming The Farming Community



Ever wonder how manure gets turned into renewable energy? As any hog farmer can
tell you, pigs produce a lot of poop. Traditionally, that’s been a problem because of the
mess, smell, and methane emissions that come with manure, but now waste products
are being turned into biofuel. The result is hog farmers are now selling power to the grid
made from methane that otherwise would have contributed to climate change, and the
unpleasant stenches around farms are being reduced.

The process

Hog farmers store manure in lagoons, which are covered to keep in methane and
pollutants. Next, in an anaerobic digester, the manure is broken down by a chemical
process involving bacteria, and the methane that results is scrubbed into commercial-
grade biogas. The remaining waste products can be used as fertilizer.

Where it’s happening

Biogas from hog manure is being converted to power in many parts of the country, and
there are a number of notable projects in North Carolina in particular. Meat-processing
company Smithfield Foods has ramped up its workforce and is working with hog farmers
to turn their hogs' waste into clean energy at the large Optima KV facility. Which
operates five anaerobic digesters scrubbing methane captured on the individual farms.
It will produce enough energy to power 1,000 homes a year.

Under the Smithfield plan, 90 percent of its contract farmers in North Carolina will be
assisting in converting manure to energy in ten years. Furthermore, covering the
lagoons where the manure is stored will reduce the dangers associated with extreme
weather events such as hurricanes.

Smithfield's efforts are getting a lot of praise and cooperation from many entities because the biogas process will benefit society as a whole; the governor of North Carolina, in particular, has been an advocate of what Smithfield is doing. Plus, the increase in Smithfield Foods jobs and investments hasn’t hurt either.

Duke University, operating under the ambitious goal of running their campus totally by
renewable energy by 2024, is also increasingly turning to biogas. Duke currently heats
its campus with steam produced by natural gas, and the plan is to convert to biogas
from local hog manure as quickly as possible.

Duke and Google researchers started studying the process because of their interest in
decreasing methane emissions and realized that biogas could augment the renewable

energy already being collected for the campus through wind and solar processes. Both
Duke and Google are interested in earning carbon credits and using biogas goes right
along with this goal.

The technology

Individual farms can have their own digesters, but it's more efficient if farmers can turn
to a coop that is processing the waste of multiple farms. Once a system is set up, it's
generally pretty easy to operate because natural processes are doing most of the work.
Getting started can be expensive, however, and that's why Federal and State government agencies are stepping up with grants. Food waste can be converted into renewable energy by the same process, and the emerging biofuel industry has a bright future as efforts are made globally to go green.

By; Kim Harington.
FOR
EnvironmentGo!

Sunday, 17 February 2019

Climate Change Organizations in Canada - With their website contacts

This is a comprehensive list of climate change organisations in Canada that are still functional and also have an online presence.



These organisations look into matters concerning the environment, climate, changes in climate, their causes, results and probably how to stop harmful climate change effects.

Climate change has been one of the major impact of atmospheric pollution and scientists and environmentalists are putting hands together to fight against this in other to enable a safer environment for all.

EnvironmentGo is in its own little way ensuring it reaches out the world in awareness. We are keen about letting everyone know about the importance of keeping the environment safe. It is a collective task, every hand should be on deck, not just the government or maybe, a few environmental organisations.

The life is ours and so is the environment so the task of securing it is ours too.

Climate Change Organizations in Canada

  • Climate Action Network - http://www.climateactionnetwork.ca/
  • Climate Change Network - http://www.climatenetwork.org/
  • Climate Change and Air Pollution Group
  • EcoPortal Canada - http://www.planetfriendly.net/ecoportal.html
  • The Pembina Institute Canada - http://climate.pembina.org/
  • David Suzuki Organisation - http://www.davidsuzuki.org/Climate_Change/
  • International Institute of Sustainable Development - http://www.iisd.org/climate/
Where ever you find yourself, try to be environmetal friendly.

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Waste Management: A challenge and Opportunity for India





Waste Management has become a massive challenge for India. India generates approximately 62 million tonnes of waste per annum as per the Task Force, Planning Commission.

With the increasing rate of urbanization, it is estimated that volume of waste will increase to 436 million tonnes p.a. by 2050. Currently, India is the 6th largest municipal waste generator in the world and is lacking much behind in the management and treatment of Solid Waste.

Among 62 million tonnes of waste, only 43 million tonnes (MT) is collected out of which 11.9 MT is treated and remaining 31 MT is dumped in landfill sites. Solid Waste Management (SWM), as one of the most basic and essential services has emerged as one of the most challenging problem for India. 

Major Sources of Solid Waste in India

Municipal and Industrial waste remains the major sources of solid waste followed by Bio-Medical Waste, Plastic and hazardous waste. Data shows that around 1.43 lakh tonnes of Municipal Solid Waste is generated every day in Indian cities and 70% of which is dumped without processing. In fact, Mumbai is 5th most wasteful city in the world. As one of a well-known medical tourism destination worldwide, India generates 550 tons per day of medical waste.

According to All India Plastic Manufacturer Organization, India consumes 13 million tonnes of plastic per year and waste generated accounts for 9 million tonnes per year. Plastic waste is mostly dumped into land creating land and soil pollution problems in the country.



Concerns & Government initiatives

Blaming urbanization and industrialization is a different thing, but the consequences of India producing tonnes of waste is really worrisome and troubling. According to the World Bank, India’s daily waste generation will reach 377,000 tonnes by 2025. To deal with this situation, India needs an effective solid waste management system and lessons from the developed countries like South Korea, having the most sophisticated solid waste management system in the world.

Indeed, Government of India is taking necessary initiatives to promote environmental services in India. New Solid Waste Management Rules (SWM), 2016 are encouraging more treatment of waste to energy, segregation waste at source, waste processing and treatment.

With initiatives like Swachh Bharat Mission, Smart Cities Mission, Atal mission for rejuvenation and urban transformation (AMRUT) and National Mission for Sustainable Habitat, government is working to make India clean and Healthy in a sustainable manner.

To promote and attract foreign investments in the waste management sector, 100% foreign direct investment under the automatic route is permitted for urban infrastructure areas including waste management subject to relevant rules and regulations.

Apart from relaxed FDI norms, other fiscal incentives like 100% tax deductions on gains and profits to waste management projects, exemption and concessions on electricity taxes are given by government to promote waste management projects in India.

Opportunities & way forward

Solid Waste Management possess immense challenges for India, at the same time the sector has immense growth potential. With the growing concerns and demand for management of solid waste, Waste Management Industry in India is expected to grow to USD 1 Billion by 2020.

There exists immense potential for investment in the Solid Waste Management sector. According to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), 62 million tons of current Municipal Waste generated in India will go up to 114 million tons by 2041. Waste to Energy projects has strong growth prospects as India has realized only 2% so far of its WtE potential. Effective Solid waste Management is an important objective of Smart Cities Mission.

A lot of investment opportunities are available for both domestic and international businesses to invest in Smart City mission of India. In short, the strong commitments and policy initiatives taken by the government indicates huge growth opportunities in the sector.

Submitted By;
Indian Services.

For;
EnvironmentGo.