Video Report from Glacier NP


 

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Glacier National Park wilderness will awaken your soul.


How do I begin to describe Glacier National Park and my experience there? I wish I was a poet to create an image in your mind about it’s charm. No one can leave it the same as when they first entered. It’s the magic that happens in every national park. City noise is replaced by falling leafs and cracks of branches under your feet. The cell phone becomes a useless weight that no longer makes your forget about the real world and stare at the screen. You must pay attention to your every move, the bear can be just around the corner. The birds circle the sky and make you too jealous that they get to see this view from up there, that the mountain tops are their equals and you are just a human being. The blow of the wind sends your skin into goose bumps when the sun is hiding behind a cloud, and bring such a joy when the sweat has turned your shirt soaking wet on that strenuous hike. The rain washes away your make up and your glorious mask that each of us puts on to show in this superficial society. Did you also notice a relief and ability to breath? Each breath fills up lungs with energy, hope and peace. That busy week of work and worry somehow just got a little smaller and less significant. You start to remember you are a Universe of miracles collected into one amazing creation. You notice a plastic water bottle thrown away on a trail and it throws into a raging anger. Now you see how wrong it is when there is nothing to blind you and the truth comes out. You realize that you are angry at yourself for buying a bottled water and throwing it away the day before. The guilt and clarity inspire you to be a good citizen of the world.

I didn’t spend enough time there. No time would ever be enough. An amusement park pales in comparison to the trails and activities the park has to offer. I see families there and I know they are creating lifelong memories full of adventure. Children look at their parents and actually talk. Parents finally are holding hands and feel blessed. Try talking over loud screams and music in amusement parks. Besides $80 or more per person all of which is going into someone’s pocket is greedy where nature park fees are supporting wildlife and ecology for others to enjoy for decades to come. So if you are considering a vacation make it a wild one. I promise to you that your new spiritually transformed self will thank you.

P.S. Next post will be a video from Glacier NP for you to enjoy. Happy thoughts, my loved ones! XOXO

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Glass beach in California.


On the way to Oregon Lake National Park I had to stop in California to see with my own eyes the glass beach. I have heard of black volcanic beach in Hawaii, pink beach in Bahamas, but glass beach? How is that even attainable? It was the outcome of heedless and disregardful attitude. Human activities have long resulted in harmful acts against natural habitat. The beach in Fort Bragg was not an exception. It was used as a dump site, for 61 years from 1906 to 1967.

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The ocean patiently took the maltreatment and gave it a new significance. It produced splendid combination of elegance and glory out of unserviceable items. The beach became covered in shiny multicolored rocks. It could have been any average beach if you didn’t notice the resemblances of bottles with a closer look.

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Every action has a reaction, this was an example of durability and creativity of this planet.

Can we expect that our every mistake will turn into fantastic peculiarity? No. The toxic waste can not be undone that easily, the Amazon forest doesn’t regrow in a day and the extinct species are gone forever. We can not simple act as if we don’t matter. I’ve lost count how many times I’ve heard people tell me “I’m just one person, I won’t make a difference”. It’s time we gain faith and value in our own selves. Our mindless pollution will end up on plates in front of us.

If the ocean can improvise with waste and recycle it into captivating rocks, why can’t we do that? All it takes it a little imagination and responsibility. Yes, responsibility! That bottle of soda or beer you were drinking earlier, now you are it’s owner and you must care where it end up.

Have a great day, Don’t forget to recycle. Love Alina:)

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It’s good to be back where I belong.


Hello blog and hello my 19 followers haha. Well, it’s been too long, actually it’s been 3 years. I look back at the time I’ve spent here and wonder why in the world would I stop. I had my reasons and tons of events happened to me in these last three years. Some were positive like finally starting college in USA and some were negative like getting a divorce.
No matter what I do or where I am, environmental science is always calling me from the inside of my soul. Bugging me to do something, to follow my calling and to be on the right side of the history.
I quit because I felt overwhelmed, I felt powerless in the on the planet where so little was done from what needed to be done. What I realized recently is you can’t escape your dreams, no matter how silly or big they are. Your passion is there for a reason. It is your purpose and you must respect it. I’ve spent two years in college doing prerequisites for nursing, so many wonderful opportunities in this career allured me. Once I started college I saw that majority of students agree with me. Everyone seems to be a nurse in the making. As I was finishing all the classes, my marriage fell apart and I moved to Louisiana. School became a luxury I couldn’t afford and planning needed to be done. In this time off I once again thought to myself, who am I? Who do I want to be when I reach my goal? What if I was brave enough to leap into the unknown? I saw what happened as a sign and a chance. A chance to start over, to be someone who would go to work and look forward to it. What if money didn’t matter? What would I be doing then?
This. This is what I would be doing.

I’ve spent the last two months traveling though United States, Canada and SouthEast Asia. National parks are my favorite places where I saw why we need to protect nature. I’ve recorded videos to be shared with you. Krabi islands in Thailand made me lose my sleep in the wave of inspiration that I experienced there. Sounds of bats in pitch black caves of Borneo taught me to face my fear, melting glaciers in the Banff NP Canada has reminded me about the emergency with which we must stand up to global warming and finally faces of hungry Cambodian children made me see how we are connected as a human race.

Enjoy this video preview of my trip.

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Tar Sands Pollution in Canada and Alternative Fuels, Walk To Freedom



Top 10 Facts About the Alberta Oil Sands
1. Oil sands mining is licensed to use twice the amount of fresh water that the entire city of Calgary uses in a year. The water requirements for oil sands projects range from 2.5 to 4.0 barrels of water for each barrel of oil produced.

2. At least 90% of the fresh water used in the oil sands ends up in tailing lakes so toxic that propane cannons and floating scarecrows are used to keep ducks from landing in them.

3. A 2003 report concluded that “an accident related to the failure of one of the oil sands tailings ponds could have catastrophic impact in the aquatic ecosystem of the Mackenzie River Basin due to the size of these lakes and their proximity to the Athabasca River.”

4. In April, 2008 a flock of migrating ducks landed on a tar sands toxic lake and died.

5. Processing the oil sands uses enough natural gas in a day to heat 3 million homes in Canada. Natural gas requirements for the oil sands industry are projected to increase substantially during the projected period from 17 million cubic metres (0.6 billion cubic feet) per day in 2003 to a range of 40 to 45 million cubic metres (1.4 to 1.6 billion cubic) feet per day in 2015.

6. The toxic tailing lakes are considered one of the largest human-made structures in the world. The toxic lakes in Northern Alberta span 50 square kilometers and can be seen from space.

7. Producing a barrel of oil from the oil sands produces three times more greenhouse gas emissions than a barrel of conventional oil. In 2004, oil sands production surpassed 160 000 cubic metres (one million barrels) per day; by 2015, oil sands production is expected to more than double to about 340 000 cubic metres (2.2 million barrels) per day.

8. The oil sands operations are the fastest growing source of heat-trapping greenhouse gas in Canada. By 2020 the oil sands will release twice the amount produced currently by all the cars and trucks in Canada.

9. The Alberta Oil Sands Operation are the largest single point source of greenhouse gas emissions in Canada.

10. By 2015, the Alberta Oil Sands are expected to emit more greenhouse gases than the nation of Denmark (pop. 5.4 million). Info source.
Tar Sands in Alberta, Canada are the world’s dirtiest oil. It pollutes the environment, destroys forests and has creates scenes from Apocalypse. Read my previous post here.  When you see the levels of damage caused by it, you feel anger at oil companies. We are all involved in this mess, until we stop buying their dirty oil we are condoning their destructive behavior. The money you hold in your hand changes everything, and where you spend it depends the future of this planet. We are stuck with gas cars and feel powerless to do anything different, it feels like there are no other choices, but there is…


I believe in making the right choices and I know that you do too. Together we can accomplish our goals.

What can you do now to make a difference? Learn and share your knowledge, spend your money wisely. Most of the fuel requirements are for transportation. I want to see more ethanol station in United States. I want to fly in airplanes powered by ethanol, which is proven to work. Why isn’t ethanol widely available you may be wondering? Miss informed and underrated, the true statistics are out and you can’t stop it from spreading. Oil is going to be in the past very soon and it should have been long time ago.

To find out the real cost Tar Sand oil watch videos below Continue reading

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One Of The World’s Most Polluted Rivers


Citarum (Sundanese: Walungan Citarum) is a river in West Java, Indonesia. It has an important role in the life of the people of West Java, as it is used to support agriculture, water supply, fishery, industry, sewerage, electricity etc. The Citarum has been called the world’s most polluted river. Around 5 million people live in the river’s basin, and most of them rely on its flow for their water supply. Read more on Wikipedia


Urbanization in the last three decades was followed by rise in untreated household sewage, solid waste and industrial effluents. The more waste enters the river there are more chances for spreading diseases, and already now there are many fishing families that are Continue reading

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It Was So Good, You’d Never Guessed It Was Vegan


Yummy food from a vegan restaurant “The Veggie Grill”. Excellent taste and Continue reading

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Tesla Model S Electric Car Newest Edition 2012


The Tesla Model S is a full-sized battery electric sedan developed by Tesla Motors, with delivery expected to begin no later than July 2012. The base model will have a range of 160 miles (260 km) when fully charged, and a 0 to 60 mph (0 to 97 km/h) acceleration of 6.5 seconds.
The first 1,000 sedans off the line will be the Signature Series, equipped with the 300-mile (480 km) battery pack. Charging times vary depending on the battery pack’s state-of-charge, its overall capacity, the available voltage, and the available circuit breaker amp rating (current). From a high amperage, 20 kW, 240 VAC line, the range can be restored by 62 miles (100 km) for every hour of charging, equivalent to about Continue reading

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Giant Toxic Lakes Visible From Space in Canada



The confluence of the Peace and Athabasca Rivers forms one of the most verdant, biodiverse ecosystems in the world. Toxins from tar sands operations up the Athabasca have turned one of the most Continue reading

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Swimming Pigs In Bahamas


 These amazing pigs swim every day in the crystal clear waters of the Bahamas – on their own tiny island where they live in luxury. They show off their piggy-paddle to visitors who flock to their beach to see the extraordinary site of wild pigs making a splash in the beautiful azure sea. Pig Island, or Big Major Cay as it is officially known, is blessed with a natural water spring and is sheltered by a string of neighbouring islands that Continue reading

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