Yes we can! And the Environment Thanks!
Acting now, you can minimize the negative impacts on future generations
Much is said and heard about the environment. But what does that word actually mean? From the dictionary, environment is the set of ecological units that function as a natural system and include all the vegetation, animals, microorganisms, soil, rocks, atmosphere and natural phenomena that can occur within its limits.
Complex right? And it really is! In a little more than 10 letters, but in a single word concentrates a gigantic importance. So much so that in 1972 the United Nations Organization established the World Environment Day, celebrated in our calendar in June, in order to raise public awareness of the need to protect and value the environment in which we live.
And while many believe that change must happen on a global scale, it’s fundamental that each one does his part and that the whole society worries, demands and supervises compliance with environmental laws.
But simple attitudes, from our day to day life, can contribute to the preservation of the world in which we live. Here are just a few:
1. Practice the selective collection;
2. Choose ecobags instead of plastic bags when you go to the grocery store;
3. Make use of public transport at least once a week;
4. Do not waste water when brushing your teeth and in the shower;
5. Turn off the light when leaving some room in your home.
With that in mind, every year, the UN carries out high-impact campaigns aimed at showing the need for immediate changes in our daily living habits. This year, with the theme #EndWithPlasticPollution”, the date adds efforts to the #CleanSeas campaign to combat marine litter and to mobilize all sectors of the global society in facing this problem, which, if not solved, could result in more plastic than fish in the oceans by 2050.
Similarly, in July, it is time for us to remember our forests, as we celebrate Forest Protection Day, a date of extreme relevance in our calendar, since we have in our backyard the largest rainforest in the world: the Forest Amazon!
They are the ecosystem richest in animal and plant species and their destruction, through disorderly deforestation, storms and fires, can cause, among several factors, losses in animal life and uncontrolled climatic changes.
Trees take carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, and forests around the world are real reservoirs, or carbon sinks. They take one to two billion tons of this gas out of the atmosphere each year. This is a substantial portion of the 10 billion tons of carbon pumped into the air by burning fossil fuels and other human activities.
When a forest is damaged, the dead vegetation decomposes, returning the carbon to the atmosphere. According to data from UFAC – Federal University of Acre, each hectare of primary forest consumed by the fire releases approximately 50 to 200 tons of carbon monoxide (CO2) into the atmosphere.
In short, regardless of whether in the waters, through the sea, or on land, through forests, the order is always to preserve, care and watch over, not only by fish and marine animals or by forests and vegetation, but mainly by life on our planet, including mine and … yours!
Sintecsys is aware of the importance of acting as an agent for the progress and improvement of the quality of life of its employees, families, the local community and society as a whole. The company, a pioneer in the fire detection area, has developed a solution that allows to monitor, from kilometers away, these risks, reducing by up to 90% the losses caused by forest fires and plantations.
The environmental gains are reversed from the point of view of the preservation of the natural reserves and biodiversity and also of the carbon dioxide emissions emitted by the fire. There are also social gains, considering the risks of fires spread to the riverside and indigenous communities close to the forest reserves.
So protecting them is our purpose! Monitor them to preserve them, our solution!