There are “big picture” notions about improving the environment, such as wind and solar energy, international accords to reduce industrial emissions, and so forth. At some levels, many of those things are well intended, and likely to improve environmental quality.

But there are many things, simple things, that we can do on a daily basis, that will make a difference. Most of them do not require spending money, in fact, they can result in saving money, and we can see the benefits to us, and to society as a whole.

Here are some examples:

Compost. Use your organic materials-leaves, plant…

Being a citizen of the United States comes with privileges, such as voting, the right to express oneself freely, and so forth.But it also comes with civic duties, and the trends in modern society reflect a loosening of the standards that we, as citizens, must follow in order to (a) help ensure a nation that holds true to the principles upon which it was founded, and (b) maintain good relations with our neighbors.

There are some simple things that reflect a me first attitude.They include disregard of basic principles of being a good neighbor-maintaining the appearance of one’s home and…

Benedict T. Palen, Jr, is a fifth generation farmer in Denver, CO, USA. with substantial experience in many phases of agriculture, and especially with regard to soil and water conservation techniques.

Benedict T. Palen, Jr

Benedict T. Palen, Jr, is a fifth generation farmer in Denver, CO, USA. with substantial experience in many phases of agriculture

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