Smoking vs Vaping – And Their Effects on the Environment #infographic

Smoking is an addictive habit that millions of people in the world are unable to kick. And that’s despite all of the well-known health risks and economical expenses involved in smoking cigarettes. But what you might not be aware of is that there are also other significant negative effects: the environmental ones.

According to this infographic by EsmokerCanada, 5 and a half trillion cigarettes are consumed every year. That entails the cutting down of 1.5 million trees a day. Moreover, cigarette smoke pollutes the environment far worse than diesel car emissions do. Finally, add to it that the trillions of thrown out cigarette butts take up to 12 years to disintegrate.

With that many environmental problems, it is safe to assume that you might want to consider a greener alternative like e-cigs. E-cigs are recyclable and reusable, and they don’t have or release, not by far, as many chemicals as cigarettes. So maybe you should go for this other option and help your health, your pocket and the environment.

An infographic by EsmokerCanada.

What You Need to Consider to Build a Family Disaster Kit #infographic

Lately, the world has suffered several catastrophes such as hurricanes, terrorist attacks, earthquakes or floods. As you can see in the news, natural and man-made disasters are not as uncommon as we would like to think. That’s why you should always be prepared beforehand to handle an emergency, since once it has started, it is already too late.

To be ready when tragedy hits is essential that you have devised a plan. That way everyone in your family will know what to do and where to go. Nonetheless, it may not be that easy to get away from danger, and sometimes emergency services can take a while to get to the scene. Therefore, you should have an emergency kit with you.

In this infographic, Survivor’s Fortress lists must-have items to keep in an emergency kit such as water, food, first aid kit, etc. However, you must always keep in mind to readjust your supplies according to your family’s needs. You know, it is always better to be safe than sorry!

What You Need to Consider to Build a Family Disaster Kit

An infographic by Survivor’s Fortress.

Let’s Manage Our Water Resources #Infographic #WaterResources

The Earth consists of 60% water! That’s a lot, right? Think again! We can use only about 1% of all the water on earth. So let’s manage our water resources.

Water resources are the most essential component on earth to have any form of living, and it’s important that we take care to manage this resource wisely. There are many different challenges we face to ensure that everyone has access to fresh water, from pollution to outright water scarcity in some areas around the world. Most people don’t know the statistics, and how much water is actually available for use, so we created an infographic explaining why water resource management is critical to our future.

An infographic by RPM Drilling & Mining Resources.

Easy Eco-Friendly Home Ideas #Infographic #Ecology #Design

Brought to you by leading Australian designer furniture company Brosa, this infographic compiles together 6 easy eco-friendly ideas for any home. Brosa is a big supporter of sustainable home designs and having a lighter impact on the environment. After all, a green home can reduce your carbon footprint and help you become more self-sufficient.

With a more eco-friendly home design, you could also save on electricity costs through such things as heating and cooling. Or if you invest in a water tank or a recycled gray water system, you could save on your water bill.

So without further ado, here are 6 eco-friendly design ideas to keep in mind when you play homemaker. Alternatively, scroll down to read more information on each tip. Don’t delay. Start making these great changes today and savor the difference you’re having on the planet.

An infographic by Brosa.

North American Butterflies #Infographic #Butterflies

Nature sure has some beautiful things to offer, one of them is the amazing variety of butterflies you may encounter. Because there are so many varieties, they can be sometimes difficult to identify when you spot them. From different patterns and wing sizes to colors on wings and even transparency; there are many things that make each type of butterfly unique.

Wouldn’t it be nice if one day, while out exploring nature with your kids, you could have a good idea of how to identify all the beautiful butterflies you could come across? Even better, wouldn’t it be cool to know what some of their favorite flowers and foods are or how about specific places to find them?

This handy graphic and guide takes a look at 23 different butterflies that can be found all around in various spots of North America and what types flowers and food they love. Very useful for an outdoor adventure with the kids!

An infographic by Avas Flowers.