How many plants you have planted so far? how many you have cut?

India
June 21, 2011 8:31am CST
Now the world is facing a BIG problem is Global warming due to toxic gases, pollution emerging from industries or vehicles.So, to resist them we need trees. But are we taking any interest in planting them..? Many are cutting them to build buildings, apartments etc..But even later they aren't planting new plants to protect the pollution in the society or in the world. I cut many plants in my life time so far and I realized about the present condition in our world. So i decided to plant a new plant every month. Will you support me or follow and I welcome any suggestion on this..? Now, how many you have planted and how many you cut so far in your life time..?
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@veganbliss (3901)
• Adelaide, Australia
22 Jun 11
Good on you for taking an interest in this important issue & doing something practical about it. I have also planted in pot plants outside my bedroom window. I hope more people grow plants of every kind, at least to beautify our surroundings & try to clean the air. There is much more we can do though. If we shut down all the big polluting industries & left every vehicle parked where it is & planted trees, it will make almost zero difference to global warming. Why? The lifespan of carbon dioxides, etc in our atmosphere is over fifty years - takes this long to get rid of it. The main cause of global warming, which is happening much sooner than expected is, as reported by the United Nations FAO, the ICCP, NASA scientists & a large number of climate scientists worldwide... is animal agriculture. Methane, of which this industry emits far more than any other on earth, traps heat 72 times more effectively than carbon dioxide. Furthermore, this gas has a very short life in our atmosphere - only about ten years. Other gases produced far more from this same industry than any other include nitrous oxides, which traps heat about 300 times more effectively than CO2 & then there's ammonia which is ultimately responsible for forming acid rain. Therefore the most effective, cheap & efficient means any individual can make with the maximum impact on global warming is to adopt a plant-based diet, boycotting all animal products. If you are still worried about deforestation, it has been the livestock industry in the last 30 years at least, that is the driving force behind clearing forests to grow food for the animals & space to breed them. http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2008/01/27/weekinreview/20080127_BITTMAN1_GRAPHIC.html http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2008/01/27/weekinreview/20080127_BITTMAN2_GRAPHIC.html A better calculation of the energy cost of meat production has been done by Cornell University’s Dr. David Pimentel, an agricultural scientist, who isn't involved with the vegetarian movement at all, but has been tracking the energy cost of ‘growing’ meat for decades and written 560 scientific papers and 23 books on the subject. Dr. Pimentel has also held numerous governmental posts overseeing the meat industry and repeatedly tells his fellow meat scientists, “I’m not making any moral judgments. I’m just giving you data.” In his 2004 paper “Livestock Production and Energy Use,” Pimentel estimated that in the US the amount of gasoline required to sustain the average meat-based diet is an astonishing 401 gallons per year, versus 219 gallons for a vegetarian diet. These numbers increase dramatically the more meat one eats. Pimentel also calculated that if the entire world ate the way people in the US do, the Earth’s petroleum reserves would be exhausted in just 13 years. Most remarkable is the following observation: Even driving many gas-guzzling luxury cars can conserve energy over walking; that is, when the calories you burn walking come from the standard American diet! This is because the energy needed to produce the food you would burn in walking a given distance is greater than the energy needed to fuel your car to travel the same distance, assuming that the car gets 24 miles per gallon or better. In addition, a similar calculation on bicycle riding from the website http://www.bicycleuniverse.info/ reveals that cycling on a meat diet requires as much fossil-fuel consumption as driving a car! Another way to look at it is: who contributes more emissions? A vegan driving a fuel guzzling SUV to work every day or a meat eater who travels the same distance by bicycle each day? You know the answer. Change your diet & your life & the planet today!
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• India
22 Jun 11
WOWWWWWW...Great research on all types of ways that we are being polluted now-a-days.Thanks thanks thanks a lot and I strongly recommend everyone in this MYLOT study this and some of them even think of this. Great comment keep it up..!
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• Adelaide, Australia
22 Jun 11
Thank you for your support. This is something everyone can do, regardless of their situation. No more feeling powerless to stop it; you now know the way.
• India
22 Jun 11
yeah Vega.But I want everyone at least need to hear this and have to live accordingly.All the best.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
21 Jun 11
There is no such thing as global warming. In fact we are in a period of global cooling. That is why there are so many tornadoes farther north then usual in the United States. And also with the ethanol being produced using corn that is supposed to be a food grain, and thus the prices of oil and gas going up because Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency making sure that there are so much regulations that it is impossible to drill in America, the cost of getting food from far would be prohibative. However you need time to plant these vegetables, and fruit. and places to plant them. I haf a bad knee, have a couple of pins in them and so because I had to rent a walker, that meant I could not put in the large box where I could put some salad veggies, and I do not want to dig up the lawn. That would mean getting one of those machines and getting someone to do it for me. It would be the same as someone who has an apartment. They would have to take time to go to a community garden plot or to get some containers and grow a few vegetables. I have a herb garden at the side of my house and trying to grow a tomato and pepper plant, but will have to wait untl next year to get a large box so I can grow a few more vegetables. Just forget the global warming thing or saving the environment. Plant some vegetables and lettuce so that you can have healthier things to eat. God is in charge of the world, and we are stewards. We are not slaves of the world and the environmentalists. Besides if you are careful and a saver, you would have done that without having the enviromentalists scaring you with save the earth.
• India
22 Jun 11
I agree with you Mr.suspenseful but who will control the CO gas pollution emitted by cars, buses etc in the cities now-a-days if we don't have sufficient trees in the city to control.I prefer to plant vegetables at our homes to get hygiene food and health.But eating only can make us healthy but also we should have fresh air as well.And if we have polluted environment and the situation is different.So, I suggest we should not only plant vegetable but also the plants which helps for fresh air in our surroundings...
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
22 Jun 11
There are things we cannot do. For instance, by planting a garden , or adding extra plants around the house, we cannot make the air better. We could of course not drive cars and walk everywhere, but that would mean we go back to living in the 19th century and in order for that to happen, we have to give up the amenities such as getting to a doctor in time, etc. The alternative energy sources are not as good. For instance, in order to build a wind farm, we have to take so much land out of production, the same with ethanol. We can forbid the use of coal or make it impossible, but that would make electricity too exppensive. Not every land has a lot of water to convert into electricity. Right now oil and gas are the cheapest especially if they do not need to be imported. I believe planting a garden, esp a vegetable garden and having some berry plants or fruit trees should be to help one save on their grocery bill and the trees to provide shade. This should be our first priority. The companies who produce the oil and gas and the factories have to do their part to make their businesses safer and without horrible regulations. WE have enoguh to worry about, without being made to feel guilty. Besides what about those who live in apartments and flats in the cities? They surely cannot plant a garden other then a few planters
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
22 Jun 11
Thanks for the best response. We had a very cold winter and a long one this year. It went all the way from October to the first week of April. I thought what wold happen if it got cooler. It would mean that winter might start n September and continue to June. That would kill our planting season and I am sure those who believe in the earth gettng warmer and so wanting it to be cooler, would not want part of the world's bread basket or grain growing region disappear because of their wish.
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@rakhi143 (76)
• India
21 Jun 11
There is a need to take care o the environment as there is a great effect of pollution on it. Till date i have ever removed or cut down a plant except weeds and bronchitis which cause diseases. I do not remember the number but i almost planted 15 plants and a coconut tree 2 months back. This is growing well and i am looking forward to go with an event of planting 1500 plants with the help of other engineering students in college.
• India
21 Jun 11
Great Rakhi.You are doing great as a student. I enjoyed my student life without any responsibilities.i realized now and implementing them. I wish you all the best and make your friends follow you to plant 1500 individually so that if you and your friend both plant 1500+1500 then it would be 3000 plants which makes the society green and if all of your friends planted 1500 each in an year or so...? how many that would be....? Good luck..!!!
• India
23 Jun 11
There is a real need to go for that. Actually we are planning a fest and it is a part of that fest and a walk with my college mates. We did not get the Principals permission but hope to get it. I do not know what more to say but i enjoy the flow of water, smell that comes from wet mud in my fields and plants that grow really well. Again i really thank you for starting such a useful discussion out here.
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• India
23 Jun 11
Oh ok.I believe you will get the permission from your principal as the thing you do is to save our environment and for our society and etc...I completely support you. Also I am very fond of the mud smell comes when we water the plants...really its good for our health tooo... thanks for your comments..! Good luck for your WALK..!
• Philippines
21 Jun 11
I have also realized that we should take care our environment especially our natural resources.Taking care of it would really be a big help to lessen the effects of this current problem globally which is the global warming.As far as I can remember I had already plant different trees around more than 20 different tress when I was still young.I was helping my parents to plant coconut,banana,mango trees in our farm.It was very fulfilling when you see them bear it's fruits and more importantly I at least I contribute to the environment.
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@tash01 (2032)
• Jamaica
21 Jun 11
We all need to take care of the environment,and it will take care of us.A lot of people don't keep their environment clean,people cut down trees for all kind of stuff. Here in Jamaica basally i live on a farm, we have cane,ackee tree,mango ,banana,orange sour sop and breadfruit tree `and a few coconut tree too.It is lovely to plant tree and the part i like most to see them bear fruit,and we all enjoy them. So its important to plant tree and take care of the environment.
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• India
21 Jun 11
wow amazing. I wiould like everyone realize themselves and I want to let them know that they are living in the same world as we and had to take chance to plant some trees which help the ozone layer to be strong and prevents global warming... Nice to see that you have all varieties of tress in your yard.
• India
28 Jun 11
I had big space in front of our old home, but when it was demolished and new home was constructed, all the trees except 2 were cut for the new construction Well you ask how many i have planted, during my service of 45 years in colleges and universities, on the college foundation day, each staff, teacher/non teacher had to plant one tree in the campus garden.. Thank you so much for sharing Enjoy life to fullest. Professor ‘*^Bhuwan^*’. .
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• India
29 Jun 11
Oh great to hear you guys have planted each in the garden. And thats inspiring moment. I want all to follow the same atlest a plant which saves many lives from global warming, pollution etc things as we face now-a-days many. Good to see your comment on it..and I am very much happy to make to think your college days when you work..so you must remembered something which makes you feel good...
@jack9825 (60)
• India
22 Jun 11
We are going to celebrate Environment Day on 23th June, Lets see how many plants We can plant. They are also distributing Saplings, so people can plant at their own places.. LEt's hope it works
• India
22 Jun 11
Oh really GREAT thing...!!! Thats the spirit. The government itself should take care of these things which makes the city green for the next generations...All the best for the event you are thinking to plant..
@ebuscat (5949)
• Philippines
22 Jun 11
For me I don't cut even one and I don't plant a tree even one in my life now.
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• India
22 Jun 11
So, its time to plant some trees or plants my dear.As now-a-days pollutions is one of the main main problem we are facing in our world.It affects and affecting the ozone layer which is not good for the entire world. Good luck..!
@tash01 (2032)
• Jamaica
21 Jun 11
I have plant a lot of flowers,in the garden.But i have not cut them down i just trim the edges. we have a lot of fruit trees in our back yard, most of the day we don't have to use fan because we get a lot of breeze from the tree. sound good place a tree every month, i will see if i can keep up.But i love to plant a lot of flowers for my garden so i will keep planting,its a good idea.
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• India
21 Jun 11
Thanks for my idea.I want you to plant the plants the place you see "without plants" and nobody will resist you because it is very great thing no one will do in this fast paced generation.but if you do many will impress and might follow..all the best..!
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
21 Jun 11
I have not planted any so far because I do not own a ground where I can plant. Same reason I have not cut any plant because I do not have authority to touch or redress any plants. Of course I have seen streets in Chennai full of trees becoming void of trees because they felled down recklessly for expansion of roads. cannot help it. However it is nice that whenever opportunity is there we should plant trees so that we can help environment largely. have a good day.
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• India
22 Jun 11
You are absolutely correct ravi.In my location, Hyderabad, every tree is being cut down by the government people itself for the road extensions or to construct anything in place of.But once the roads are done laying having a divider in between they are planting the tress but not at all taking care as expected.The trees they have planted will definitely cannot grow due to lack of care and they don't even feel tense that they aren't cost a single penny for them or won't get them money in return. Once they realized that the pollution is getting more day by day due to vehicles in the city they will think of it..! Hope for the Greenary in INDIA..!!!
• Philippines
21 Jun 11
I love plants but I don't know how to plant i but our house is surrounded with plants. I think we have more than a hundred of pots around.
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• India
21 Jun 11
Good to see your comment. I have a small suggestion. I prefer you to plant a small near any industry you are near to.Even they will feel good and will follow you.good luck!