Earth Day- 7 Easy Ways To Go Green

Earth Day: 7 Easy Ways To Go Green

Today marks the 46th annual Earth Day celebration, a movement that has inspired environmental awareness and change around the planet. It also marks a landmark decision of more than 155 countries planning to sign a U.N. agreement on climate change. Taking action to help our planet doesn’t have to be a momentous leap, but a few things in our daily lives can help reduce our impact on the planet.

Here are 8 ways to go green!

  1. Track Your Online Energy Use

Everyone thinks about their carbon footprint in terms of driving in a car, or flying in a plane, but did you know that browsing the internet also adds to our ecological footprint? A new Chrome plug-in called Earth Mode tracks your energy used online and calculates how many trees need to be planted to offset the energy used.

  1. Mobile Apps To Help You Go Green

Both Apple and Android app stores offer a variety of useful apps to conserve energy and help you go green.

Wunderlist (Free) – Instead of using paper to write down tasks, project details, or shopping lists use this very useful app to get organized.  https://www.wunderlist.com

Locavore (Free): Pinpoint nearby farmers’ markets and farms for local produce.  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/locavore/id306140158?mt=8

Get me Green ($0.99): Provides tips for recycling and reusing items in your home.  http://appshopper.com/utilities/get-me-green

  1. Eat Less Meat

The meat industry generates nearly one-fifth of the man-made greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. To make a real dent in the world’s carbon footprint we need to eat less meat.

  1. Buy Local Produce

Did you know that the average piece of produce sits for seven days during its transit from the farm to the produce aisle? This means those “fresh” fruits and vegetables at the supermarket have already lost nearly half of their original nutritional value when you buy them. Buying from a local farm or farmers’ market can increase the nutritional value of your food and lessen your carbon footprint.

  1. Avoid Disposable Plastic

Sadly, only 10% of our current 300 million tons of plastic bags, bottles, packages, and other commodities are recycled. Landfills are bulging from plastic waste, where it leaches dangerous chemicals into nearby soil and water, endangering humans and wildlife.

  1. Start Composting

One-third of all food produced around the world for human consumption is wasted every year. A great way to reduce this waste is by composting. This natural biological process occurs when microorganisms, bacteria, and insects, break down organic materials such as leaves, grass clippings, and certain kitchen scraps into a soil-like product. Tips on how to compost check out HowtoCompost.org.

  1. End Junk Mail

Not only is junk mail annoying, but over 100 million trees a year are cut down to produce the paper. Want to combat junk mail and waste? Call the businesses and organizations and request that they stop sending you their mail. It’s time-consuming, but well worth it.

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Resource: http://www.earthday.org/take-action/

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#IDSDP2016 How Sport Can Have a Positive Role in Social Change

#IDSDP2016 How Sport Can Have a Positive Role in Social Change

The United Nations (UN) has declared April 6th the 2016 International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, to encourage the world to celebrate sport as a powerful weapon in tackling worldwide issues such as poverty, inequality, and hunger.

The UN’s 2016 digital campaign, “Let’s Play for the Sustainable and Development Goals,” expanded its original 8 goals to 17 in an effort to promote tolerance, respect, and empowerment of women, young people, individuals and communities as well as health, education and social inclusion.

The United Nations SDG’s

  • No Poverty
  • Zero Hunger
  • Good Health and Well-Being
  • Quality Education
  • Gender Equality
  • Clean Water and Sanitation
  • Affordable and Clean Energy
  • Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Reduced Inequalities
  • Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • Responsible Consumption and Production
  • Climate Action
  • Live Below Water
  • Life on Land
  • Peace and Justice Strong Institions
  • Partnerships for the Goals
  • Who do you play for?

    Sport for Peace and Unity

    Rwanda footballer Eric Murangwa shares his incredible story and takes us on a journey to his home country to show how sport has become a “special pillar” of peace and empowerment.

    About Us

    Global Media Desk has been providing on-demand, high-quality, local production crews, photographers, and interpreters worldwide for over 15 years. We have seen and done it all, so please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about events in a specific country or region. Ready to hire the best local crew for you project? Fill out our free quote form and you can have access to the highest-quality crews. As simple as click. point. covered.

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    http://www.olympic.org/idsdp
    http://www.un.org/wcm/content/site/sport/home/sport/sportandsdgs

    Location Tips: Video Production in Abu Dhabi

    Location Tips: Video Production in Abu Dhabi

    From the “Fast and Furious” to the “Star Wars” movie franchises, Abu Dhabi is fast becoming the go-to location for film and tv production. Occupying more than 80 percent of the United Arab Emirates’ total land area, Abu Dhabi provides a variety of spectacular geographical locations to fit all types of filming needs. Here are our top five reasons why Abu Dhabi is a hot video production destination for 2016.

    Filming Incentives

    A very generous filming incentive of 30% cash back on everything production companies spend in the city makes Abu Dhabi an attractive option for filming. Plus, the Abu Dhabi Film Commission also offers free location scouting services, no sales tax, and help with securing permits.

    Change of Venue

    Looking for the perfect desert? That is what director J.J. Abrams found in Abu Dhabi for his latest feature film “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Abu Dhabi also has a vast range of unique locations including pristine coastline with year-round sunshine, wild desert, natural oasis, and iconic architecture. All make stunning backdrops for filming, TV commercial spots, and photo shoots.

    Enjoy some downtime

    Every production needs a chance to relax and unwind and Abu Dhabi has the perfect venues. With six pay-and-play, certified PGA professional golf courses your crew will get the recharge they need to remain focused and productive.

    Aerial/Drone Footage

    Unlike many countries, the UAE government embraces the use of drone technology, but the Abu Dhabi Film Commission does require a permit for media production drone use in the Emirates. Keep in mind that cultural influences also play a role in what is allowed to be captured and local custom frowns upon capturing images of woman and children without consent, even in public places.

    Climate

    Abu Dhabi has a sub-tropical, arid climate where temperatures range from 10C (50F) in winter to around 48C (118F) in summer. The best time to plan a shoot is a generous 6 month range from November to April.  Temperatures during this period are around 24C (75F) during the day, the ideal temperature to be filming or enjoying the outdoors.

    Ready to plan your next production or project in Abu Dhabi?

    Let us help! At the Global Media Desk we specialize in bringing your visions to life. We only work with the top regional professionals in such varied fields as video production, photography, and film & video crews. Please contact us with any questions you may have about shooting in Abu Dhabi or any country around the world. You can also request a free online quote to see how we can make your project a complete success.

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    Photo Credit:
     Abu Dhabi UAE by Gilles

    Resources:
    http://money.cnn.com/2015/12/15/media/star-wars-abu-dhabi-film-tax-credits/index.html
    http://www.film.gov.ae/en/filming-in-abu-dhabi/introduction

    Our Top April Fool’s Day Office Pranks

    Our Top April Fool’s Day Office Pranks

    There is nothing we love more at Global Media Desk than a good laugh with our co-workers. And nothing makes us chuckle louder than April Fool’s Day office pranks. Check out this list of our favorite office pranks and be sure to share them with your team.







     

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