Nov 6, 2010
Jamati members combine faith and innovation to help the environment
Each year, thousands of sea birds and marine mammals in the United States die as a result of being strangled in plastic. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations estimates that during the past decade, some 13 million hectares of forests were lost annually around the world. And according to worldometers.info — a website that aggregates statistics based on data from various international and government organisations — approximately 310 kilograms of toxic chemicals are released into our environment by industrial facilities globally every second.
These are alarming statistics, and while most individuals agree with the basic goals of environmental preservation, it is surprising how little is being done about it. Author Crissy Trask brings up an interesting question in her book,
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