The Centrist Party – Environment

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Clean – Safe – Sustainable:

We need policy based on realistic assessment of available resources. Common sense usage of resources regarding capacity and regulation must be considerate of limitations and needs. Lack of consideration has historically demonstrated direct impact our economy and quality of life. Addressing needed policy directives will yield more affordable solutions and a healthier future.

It is now a well established that human cased global warming is occurring and impacting our environment. Global warming and resultant climate change will be one of the main issues in the near and foreseeable future. Impacts will affect our economy and security with new challenges. The more rapidly we address these challenges the more affordable will be the solutions.

Protecting The Environment

Politics must not get in the way of “Common Sense”. The Environment is a National and Global Security issue. Protecting natural resources is key to quality of life. If we ignore the environment and the resources available to sustain our quality of life we risk damage and depletion of the very resources required to support a higher quality of life. Balance is key in all areas of environmental protection. In the current climate crisis that is now upon us, advancement of carbon sequestration programs along with healthy energy policy will enable us to begin the process of lessening future damage.

Global Warming:

Global warming and climate change will remain one of the main issues in the near and foreseeable future. It’s impact will affect our economy and security with new challenges. The more rapidly we address these challenges the more affordable will be the solutions.


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Plastics Pollution

Plastic Pollution:

The evidence that plastic pollution is piling up is overwhelming. Not only is the plastic entering and now indicated to be polluting the food chain, but it is everywhere.

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Changing our habits is not easy, but necessary:

  • Reduce use of disposable plastics:
    • Ninety percent of plastic items are used once: grocery bags, plastic wrap, disposable cutlery, straws.
  • Don’t buy plastic water bottles:
    1. Nearly 20 billion plastic bottles are tossed in the trash each year.
    2. Use a reusable bottle as much as possible.
    3. If concerned about quality use a bottle with a proper filter.
  • Boycott microbeads:
    1. Little plastic scrubbers found in many beauty products—facial scrubs, toothpaste, body washes—might seem harmless, but their tiny size allows them to slip through water-treatment plants. Unfortunately, they also look just like food to some marine animals.
    2. Opt for products with natural exfoliants, like oatmeal or salt, instead.
  • Cook more:
    1. It’s healthier. Making your own meals reduces usage of takeout containers and doggy bags.
    2. When you do order in or eat out, tell the establishment you don’t need any plastic cutlery.
    3. Ask the establishment if the have paper based rather than plastic or Styrofoam packaging.
  • Purchase items secondhand whenever possible/feasible:
    1. New toys and electronic gadgets, especially, come with all kinds of plastic packaging—from those frustrating hard-to-crack shells to twisty ties. Search the shelves of thrift stores, neighborhood garage sales, or online postings for items that are just as good when previously used. You’ll save yourself a few bucks, too.
  • Recycle:
    1. It seems obvious, but we’re not doing a great job of it. For example, less than 14 percent of plastic packaging is recycled. Confused about what can and can’t go in the bin? Check out the number on the bottom of the container. Most beverage and liquid cleaner bottles will be either #1 (PET), which is commonly accepted by most curbside recycling companies. Containers marked; #2 (HDPE; typically slightly heavier-duty bottles for milk, juice, and laundry detergent) and; #5 (PP; plastic cutlery, yogurt and margarine tubs, ketchup bottles) are also recyclable in some areas.
    2. You can do an internet search for specifics in your area; or contact your local/regional city/town office/government.
  • Support a bag tax or ban:
    1. Urge your elected officials to introducing or support legislation that would make plastic-bag use less desirable.
  • Buy in bulk:
    1. Single-serving yogurts, travel-size toiletries, tiny packages of nuts—consider the product-to-packaging ratio of items you buy often.
    2. Select bigger containers instead of buying smaller ones over time.
    3. Consider writing to manufacturers to inform them you are concerned about how much their packaging is recyclable.
  • Bring your own garment bag to the dry cleaner:
    1. Use your own zippered fabric bag and request that cleaned items be returned in it instead of sheathed in plastic.
  • Write to manufacturers:
    1. Corporations need to hear from you. Reducing packaging waste is important. If a company is wasteful let them know:
      1. Write a letter,
      2. send a tweet,
      3. or buy a different product from a more responsible company.

Together we can make a difference to ensure the security of our nation, our future, our food, and our health.

Water Pollution:

Water pollution  effects our health in many ways. When toxic chemicals make their way into our farming and drinking water, then can be passed through plants and animals into us. Or in the case of polluted drinking water, directly into us.

Water pollution also impacts animal life. If the fish die in our fresh-water sources, where will you go fishing. If the oceans become to toxic, where do we get clean fish. This may seem like an oversimplification, but we rely on clean water for our own health and that of the resources we enjoy and the food we eat.

There are many health issues of concern in this problem. Montoring and reducing water pollution is critical to our own food supply, our health, and to reducing the cost of healthcare.

Together we can make a difference to ensure the security of our nation, our future, our food and our health.

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