Member of the Month: Di Sha
The Member of the Month section provides a way for us to recognize dedicated Blomeyer members who have been working hard and cosistently to get in better health and shape with the help of the BHFC. If you know a fellow Blomeyer member whose efforts should not go unnoticed, please tell us!
To nominate someone, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the name and a few highlights of the person you'd like to see as our next Member of the Month.
The Blomeyer Member of the Month for April 2014 is Di Sha. Congratulations, Di!
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Article of the Month: Earth Day - Ecological Footprint
Did you know that if everyone on the planet lived like the average American, we would need 5 Earths to sustain our lifestyle?
Where does that number come from? By determining how many hectares of land humans need to support their lifestyle and comparing it to the amount of arable land found on the planet, scientists are able to measure the impact of human demand on the planet’s eco systems, which is called our ecological footprint.
Globally, all humanity consumes the equivalent of 1.5 planets' worth of resources to sustain the way we live each year. This means that it takes the planet one and a half years to replenish everything humans consume in one year. The result is a growing deficit of resources that are being depleted further and further each year as we continue to over consume.
Every year we recognize Earth Overshoot Day, an annual marker of when humans begin using more resources than the planet will be able to replenish. In 2013, Earth Overshoot Day fell on August 20th; in 1993, it was October 21; in 2003, it fell on September 22. One thing is clear: Earth Overshoot Day arrives a few days earlier each year, meaning the overconsumption problem is getting worse, not better.
Before we do irrevocable harm to the planet by depleting too many of its natural resources, we need to stop this unsustainable practice and reduce our consumption levels. How can you help?
Take the Ecological Footprint quiz and learn how you can reduce your impact.
Recipe: Healthy Broccoli Slaw
Quote of the Month
It is during our failures that we discover our true desire for success.
Health Observances of the Month