The artist Miquel Barceló was born in Felanitx in Majorca in 1957 and has always supported critical ecological, cultural and social movements. Now he has contacted the Balearic environmental organization GOB because he is deeply concerned about the current policy of the governing conservative People’s Party, which would once again want to reintroduce large parts of the Mallorcan landscape to the increased commercial exploitation.
In an art video made for the GOB, Miquel Barceló shows with black color blobs what happens when this type of politics is implemented on the island into reality and ultimately lead to the black “blackout” of Majorca. At the end, according to Barceló, this policy leaves nothing to be desired, why it should be worthwhile to go on holiday in Majorca. Miquel Barceló has also created the logo of the GOB with the threatened monk vulture, which fortunately still exists on Mallorca.
Studies have shown that our environment is getting more polluted at such a rapid pace. The bitter reality is that humans play a significant
role to make the environment toxic. One way or the other, everyone is contributing to damaging the clean atmosphere.
Whether we are cooking food or going to the office, we are adding a lot of pollution in the environment and most of our activities are generating pollution. With this in mind, our environment cannot be healthy and clean without our collective measures.
Now, I am going to discuss some remedies that we should follow to reduce the pollution.
Saving energy will not only make the environment clean but will also cut down the cost of our electric bill. There are several ways in which we can save the energy. For example, you can set the temperature of an A/C at 27 or 28 instead of setting it at 25 or 24. In this way, A/C will consume less energy and it will add less heat to the environment.
In the same fashion, you can dry your clothes under the sunlight instead of using the machine. Production of energy requires a lot of machinery to work and adds pollution in the air. Turning off machines will also curtail the amount of heat that increases temperature.
Reduce the Usage of Papers
Reduce the usage of papers to reduce the cutting of trees. Use electronic gadgets for writing. Another great idea is to buy the books from libraries. Purchasing own books means usage of more papers and inks.
It will also increase the usage of printing machinery. If we will buy books from libraries, then we’ll be able to save the trees. Trees are the backbone of a healthy environment. Nothing can make our environment healthier than the trees. Hence, reducing usage of papers will add a lot more to make the environment healthier.
Smart buying patterns will also make our environment clean and safe. Buying long-lasting products mean that we’ll be producing less garbage. Doing so will also reduce rapid import and packaging of products.
Purchasing clothes that do not need dry cleaning will reduce the usage of chemicals. Buy local brands because it requires slight travel and ordinary packaging. Long traveling and high-class packaging also make our environment unhealthy.
Keep Electronic Gadgets as Long as Possible
Nowadays, people throw away the previous models and buy new ones. Production of more and more electronic gadgets means the production of more batteries.
E-wasting is increasing the amount of mercury and other toxic in the environment. Keeping the electronic gadgets for a longer period will strangle E-wasting.
Make Gardening a Hobby
Increasing the number of plants is the best way to protect the environment. Hence, we must make gardening our hobby. We must grow some plants and take care of them. Whether you have your own land or not, you can grow plants in an unused public area. No one will stop you from growing the plants.
Run an Awareness Campaign
An awareness campaign about making the environment clean will produce good results. Everyone must raise the voice against making the environment toxic.
A great resource from a Miami Lawn Care company blog shows us how eco-friendly gardening has a great effect on both us and the environment.