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Summer Energy Consumption | Infographic

Summer Energy Consumption | Infographic | green infographics | Scoop.it

Ever wondered about energy consumption during the heat of the summer season? 

The longer warmer days are when many prople take vacations, enjoy the outdoors and find creative ways to beat the heat. SaveOnEnergy.com took a closer look at how energy use stacks up in the hottest months of the year compared with every other season.

The data reveals some surprising insights about renewable energy use, fossil fuel consumption, and where (and when) the most energy is consumed in the U.S...

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Fruits/Vegetables/Herbs: When Are They In Season? [infographic]

Fruits/Vegetables/Herbs: When Are They In Season? [infographic] | green infographics | Scoop.it
In a world where you can buy any fruit and vegetables any time of the year, quality, nutrients, and environmental factors are compromised in the process.

As the industrial and economic age of technology has evolved, so has the availability of food year-round. But to accept that these foods are of the utmost quality and quantity (by which I mean $) year-round is quite a fallacy. If you find yourself eating strawberries around Christmas time for instance, it’s most likely those strawberries were picked well over half a year ago and stored in some facility to keep until you bought them at your market. So what’s the problem? Why is it bad to eat any fruit I want, whenever I want?

Well, while there might not be anything incredibly wrong with it, if you buy your produce by the season, the chances that your fruits and vegetables being much cheaper, fresher, and tastier is much more likely. There’s a reason why most restaurants around the world buy by the season. Also, something is lost in both the flavor and nutrients when you artificially keep these foods ‘alive’ for that long.

P.S. for all of you environmentally conscious folks, the carbon footprint that is produced from shipping and storing these fruits and vegetables year-round is quite substantial. So go ahead and visit your local produce market co-op farmers market community garden whatever and get some EATS! Or even better, grow your own!

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A Breathing Earth: Watch the World's Seasonal "Heartbeat" from Outer Space

A Breathing Earth: Watch the World's Seasonal "Heartbeat" from Outer Space | green infographics | Scoop.it

Each year we experience our normal seasons of hot and cold. Winter brings snow to many of us, and in summer, often blazing hot temperatures and beach days.

John Nelson has given us a new vision of this familiar cycle in the form of a simple GIF… but the result is mesmerizing for its profound demonstration of these cycles upon our lives and the world processes it clearly illustrates.

Nelson used cloudless imagery from the NASA Visible Earth team. He took their flat graphics showing each month of the year and wrapped them around a spherical globe. Then he added some effects like coloration, atmospheric haze, and month information.

What we see as a result, is the Earth’s seasonal heartbeat on display as never before. The northern hemisphere’s massive snowpack as it rolls into winter and the vegetation of the world drying and greening as the seasons pass.

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Marsha Carmichael RMT, Reiki, EFT's curator insight, August 22, 2013 2:23 PM

Ohhhh....  This tickled my brain and caused tingling in the writing hand!!