Good afternoon dear readers and welcome back to kenbaxter.com! I am Ken Baxter of Las Vegas and today is Thursday, September 11th, 2014. Yes, it has been a few months since our last update, but that only means we have a lot of exciting news to catch up on in our upcoming blogs! During the break, we at Green Global have been tirelessly promoting our many achievable goals including the preservation of one of the world’s most precious natural resources – the Amazon rainforest – better known as the “lungs” of our planet. In addition to this important mission, we have also kept ourselves extremely busy with the planning of some very exciting endeavors including website enhancements, fundraising efforts, and many new investments in green technology that we are so excited to share with you! We have lots to discuss, my friends, so please check back with us often!
Today, and over the next several blogs, I’d like to spend some time sharing with you a very interesting event we attended last week at Mandalay Bay Convention Center, right here in sunny Las Vegas, Nevada! The 7th Annual National Clean Energy Summit (NCES 7.0), fittingly named “Partnership and Progress”, was one of the most insightful presentations we have seen regarding recent advancements in renewable resource technology. One of the most important goals for NCES is to educate others about the benefits of converting our energy consumption from the utilization of outdated and hazardous materials to earth friendly renewable resources for “clean” energy production.
Once reliant on “dirty” fossil fuels, America and the world are beginning to take notice that we cannot go on polluting forever and expect no toll to be taken on the planet. Cities and towns all over the world, once beautiful and clean are now plagued with smog, exhaust, and chemical waste. During our last trip to China, my dear wife Linda and I saw firsthand – or rather could barely see in front of us – the extreme air pollution that blankets their world in a dark grey haze. Right here in America, we are headed for the same fate if we don’t clean up our act! If you’ve ever been to Los Angeles on a hot, hazy summer day, you will know exactly what’s in store. In fact, in California alone, one-third of its residents live in areas where the air quality does not meet U.S. safety standards. What a scary thought – even breathing the air around us may be hazardous to our health. Green Global knows something must be done to clear the air!
In fact, clearing the air is what Green Global is all about, in more ways than one. Not only are we working faithfully to restore the Amazon rainforest in order to rebuild the oxygen levels of our planet, but we are also telling the truth about the effects of Climate Change happening all over the world. Yes, my friends, climate change is one of the most serious side effects of the extraordinary mess that human pollution has caused.
How can something be so devastating to the planet, and sadly, so many people still believe it isn’t even real? In the words of Sir Richard Branson, British billionaire, entrepreneur, and founder of Virgin Galactic, “It’s clearer than ever: climate change is real, humans are the cause, and we have to act. Sometimes the riskiest decision you can make is to do nothing.”
So what is Climate Change? Well in a nutshell, it means temperatures are rising all over the world and global weather patterns are changing significantly. Devastating floods, droughts, heat waves, and the melting of polar ice caps are all becoming more pronounced. Unfortunately, humans are largely the cause of the increasingly negative effect that global warming is having on the planet. As we continue to engage in deforestation, toxic industrial and agricultural processes, the burning of fossil fuels, and simply ignoring the warning signs that mother Earth is giving us, we lessen the likelihood of saving our precious planet for a thousand generations to come.
So what can we, as consumers, do about it? Well, Green Global feels that even doing “Something Small, That’s All” can change the planet for the better! Things like recycling our morning newspapers and walking instead of driving once in a while contributes to saving our planet, but the easiest and most important thing we can do is to educate others on the effects of climate change and making others aware that our actions are affecting the planet in a very real, very serious way. Nothing could be easier and freer than word of mouth, so pass it on to everyone you know that even doing something small is better than doing nothing at all!
At the National Clean Energy Summit, we learned that not only are changes on an individual level important, but government, big business, industrial, and agricultural leaders and producers must also change their ways if we have a chance at revitalizing our planet. Notable advancements in the management and production of solar, wind, and geothermal energy are leading to better solutions for businesses (as well as consumers) and not only reduce operating costs in the long run but also effectively reduce waste and environmentally polluting byproducts. As this new technology becomes more widely implemented, our chances at saving the world grow stronger!
In my upcoming series of blogs on the National Clean Energy Summit, I’ll be giving all of you an in depth look at what we learned during the special eight hour session, including the highlights of the many engaging speakers and presentations, types of clean energy available, the advancements in technology that are helping to harness renewable resources more efficiently, and much, much more!
In the meantime, please visit our website, http://www.greenglobal.org/, for more information on all the ways you can be a planetary hero! For more information about the Annual NCES Conference, please visit their website: www.cleanenergysummit.org. We look forward to sharing all this new, exciting information with you and we invite you to follow us on our Blog, Facebook and Twitter pages:
We’ll be back with more on NCES very soon so stay tuned!