BEING GREEN

 

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FARMING - Growing food and making hay are green enterprises, trees produce oxygen and soak up carbon dioxide, hence are our very 'green' friends in the fight against climate change. This is a scene in Sussex just outside the village of Herstmonceux. Copyright picture © Climate Change Trust 2017. Developers want to build executive houses on this greenbelt for landlord renting, despite surface water issues and the poisoning of the oldest working well in this location. Hardly green. There is a lack of genuinely affordable housing in England, that we say should be net zero, hence built of wood from sustainably managed forests, and generate at least some electricity on site.

 

 

 

 

Green is no longer just a color.

 

Being "Green" is a term to describe anything or anyone who thinks in terms of saving or conserving the environment.  It's now the symbol of ecology and a verb. Also, a way of life.

 

Hence, we have the Green Party in politics. Hooray! Unfortunately, where most big businesses are not green, the Green Party (in the UK) is under-funded. Because they will not accept donations from oil and coal companies (for example).

 

Green-washing is where an organisation, business or individual person employs climate or environmental speak to make themselves appear environmentally friendly in global warming terms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEAFORD - The Sussex downs pictured from Seaford Head. Copyright picture © Climate Change Trust 2018. England, the United Kingdom, is an island, subject to flooding as more water enters that atmosphere, that would normally be trapped as polar ice.

 

 

 

 

 

THE COLOUR GREEN

 

Most prominently found in nature, the color green embodies rich foliage, lush greenery, and vast landscapes. This earthy hue is commonly associated with Mother Earth, which is why itís thought to be calming and ubiquitous. Offering relaxation, green soothes with its gentle and peaceful undertones. Green squelches chaos, making it a force to be reckoned with.

In terms of health, green exemplifies optimal well-being. Some medical professionals maintain that it boasts healing powers. Itís for this reason that pharmaceuticals use the color green when advertising their products. Many people unknowingly make a connection between wellness and the color green. When used on the face of goods, green is held to make consumers feel safe and hopeful.

Leaves and grass are green, while the sky is blue. But both signify nature and the natural world and have a claming effect.

GLOBAL MEANINGS OF GREEN

- Green is universally associated with nature.
- Green symbolizes ecology and the environment.
- Traffic lights are green all over the world.

Unique Meanings of Green in Different Cultures

- In China, Green may symbolize infidelity. A green hat symbolizes that a man's wife is cheating on him.
- In Israel, green may symbolize bad news.
- In Japan, the words for blue and green ("ao") are the same.
- In Spain, racy jokes are "green."

Luck or Bad Luck?

Green is a lucky culture in most Western cultures. A green shamrock symbolizes this.

 

You won't find many green cars at racetracks because they are considered unlucky, except for British Racing Green.

 

Circus and traveling showmen in Australia may consider green to be bad luck. An old English rhyme about wedding colors: "Married in green, Ashamed to be seen."

Green exit signs have an important advantage when there is smoke in the air (in other words, when a fire is burning). With red exit signs, it looks like a fire - firemen have actually rushed into burning buildings and tried to put out the signs! With a green sign, people know it isn't the fire itself but the way to safety.

Not only should Exit signs be Green to correspond to the established International Standard for Safety Signs since the early 70's but they should also have the International Standard Graphical symbol for exit as given in ISO 6309 and ISO/DIS 3864 Part 1 and Part 2. It is time to consider that all exit signs should be the same throughout the world.

Color Blindness

Approximately 5% - 8% of men and 0.5% of women of the world are born colorblind. People who are protans (red weak) and deutans (green weak) comprise 99% of this group.

Some European countries have outlined certain traffic light colors so that it is clear which is green and which is red, by the color that has a rectangle around it. Some states in the U.S. have placed diagonal lines through green traffic lights as an aid for the colorblind.

 

 

 

 

 

 

LUNG CANCER - Fumes and particulates from car exhausts kills us slowly when we burn it and release carcinogens into the atmosphere to create smogs. They are not green in the sense of being green or healthy. Though, automotive OEMs have been greenwashing their cars and trucks for years.

 

 

 

 

 

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WE LIVE IN A SPHERICAL GREENHOUSE - Radiation from the sun would be reflected out into space, but with more greenhouse gases in the atmosphere some radiated heat is absorbed and re-emitted back to earth just as if we lived in a greenhouse.

 

 

 

 

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