Geo-Awareness Essay

Geo-Awareness

Thousands of barges could save Europe from deep freeze (http://www.thewatt.com/article1000.html)
The consequence of global warming in Europe is being highly considered. This possibility stimulated an unusual research project at the University of Alberta. The results of the research have been published recently in the journal Climatic Change.

Stop Global Warming Organization (http://www.stopglobalwarming.org/sgw_feature.asp?id=11)
There is no more important cause than the call to action to save our planet. This is a movement about change, as individuals, as a country, and as a global community. We are all contributors to global warming and we all need to be part of the solution. Join the 741,019 supporters of the Stop Global Warming Virtual March, and become part of the movement to demand our leaders freeze and reduce carbon dioxide emissions now.

Saving the World With Cell Phones (http://www.wired.com/gadgets/wireless/news/2005/08/68485)
As cell phones evolve to include souped-up games, streaming video and MP3 players, some University of California at Berkeley professors and graduate students want to slip a pollution detector into the mix. They are working to develop cheap wireless sensors that, once fitted inside cell phones, could sniff out anything from biological weapons to traffic patterns. While the sensors might not be a typical cell-phone add-on, those involved in the research claim the sheer number of mobile phones in use could make such a system a boon for worldwide data collection and problem solving.

Care2.com
This website allows the visitors to participate in saving the world by just clicking one of its icons like Marine Wetlands, American Prairie, and Rainforest. One click can make a significant difference in helping to save the earth.

Artificial trees (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/6374967.stm)
New York resident and geo-physicist Professor Klaus Lackner  has designed a synthetic tree, a construction that mimics the function of natural trees whereby leaves pull carbon dioxide (CO2) out of the air as it flows over them

Grads called on to help save environment (http://aspen.conncoll.edu/camelweb/news/2615.cfm)
Nobel Peace prize laureate Wangari Maathai, an internationally renowned environmentalist and peace activist from Kenya, acknowledged the college´s unique tradition of giving each graduate a white pine sapling during her speech at the 88th Commencement ceremony.

“That is absolutely fantastic,” she said. “…What individuals are doing to save the environment, that is important … not what governments do or don´t do.”

How Can I Do My Part in Saving the World?

            We can do lots of things in helping this world become a better place to live in. Even in simple and ordinary things like properly disposing garbage and planting some flowers and trees in the garden could make a significant impact in improving the condition of the environment. Being a responsible citizen of the community by participating in different organizations that help conserve the earth would be a great help. We could also take part by being aware of the current issues involving the current state of our environment and suggests some ways on how you could we could solve the problem.  Actually, there’s a lot that we can really do if only we would just do our own initiative and take part on this journey of saving the world. What I have suggested are only a few of those things that would make a great impact to help make this world a better place to live in. Each one of us has its own unique ways and strategy and it is up to us on how we will use our own unique talents in taking part in saving the world.