5 shares to reduce your ecological footprint at home

To the extent that we all participate in taking actions against the effects generated by our consumption in general in the environment, this planet will be more healthy and beneficial to us and our children .

Using a bicycle, buy local food or wash dishes by hand are very simple steps to reduce your ecological footprint at home. You want to know more?

Consumption as a means to achieve well-being, is one of the highest tenets of capitalism. However, this consumption, which initially tends to be basic consumption is often transformed, often in excessive consumerism if not careful. Since the emergence of capitalism in Europe, the acquisition of wealth was the key to achieving great man status in society criterion.

In our current society, the technological development is the main cause of excessive consumption. In him large sums of money are invested and given priority over other things such as food or health; that is, it is given more importance to having to being. The problem is buy things they do not need. Which is directly related to the impact on the environment, or rather with the ecological footprint we leave.

The ecological footprint is a sustainability indicator to measure the impact of our lives on the environment. In other words, all the decisions we make about what we buy, eat, use or wear, including processes to make them possible, have a direct impact on the environment of which we are responsible.

When we think of the installation of solar panels, efficient appliances and electric cars, we are often discouraged by the economic impact on our wallets. However, there are simple and inexpensive things you can do from home every day that allow you to reduce the environmental impact.

1. Avoid using the car

Motor vehicles are the major source of CO2 emissions. These emissions are responsible for the greenhouse gases which, in turn, causes an increase in temperature of the earth. If you need to cover long distances using public transport, so also will reduce the number of cars circulating in the city. For medium distances you ride and walk for short distances, this will also help you improve your physical health.

In case it is impossible to use any of these alternatives, pruebacompartir your car with neighbors or friends you can leave close to their destinations during your commute to the office.

2. Take care of water

Many countries have limited reserves for drinking water and in some places, this liquid waste is vital to fined. Some actions that can be implemented to conserve water are: use the shower instead of the bath; fix leaky water faucets; use a glass of water while we brush our teeth; reuse water from the washing machine to wash the yard; and seize it as far as possible.

How to reduce your ecological footprint

Cómo reducir tu huella ecológica

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3. Eat healthier

Food supply is another major environmental problems today, not only food waste but for the cost involved in producing it, package it and distribute it. The solution is to eat local and seasonal products because, in addition to promoting the local economy will be consuming more fresh and free food -especially preservatives are organic. Try to reduce your intake of processed foods: instead of buying a bottle of juice, eat a piece of fruit; containers used to transport water from home instead of buying bottled water. Buy food in bulk or bring your own containers, you can also choose to use cloth bags or paper to carry your groceries.

Another option is to have a small garden at home you can either install located in pots on the patio or balcony. With organic waste produced in the kitchen can produce fertilizer that can be used to harvest vegetables in a healthy way for our own consumption.

How to reduce your ecological footprint
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EmilyStAubert | Flickr

4. Watch your consumption of electricity

You may have home electronics that save us a lot of effort to do some everyday activities. However, this effort is saving at the cost of high energy consumption and its impact on the environment unchanged. Hanging clothes in the sun instead of using the dryer or washing dishes by hand not use the dishwasher are simple actions you can start doing. Another energy saving measure is to use energy saving light bulbs or LED lamps instead of the traditional yellow lights; just remember to turn them off when you do not need.

5. Give more life to your stuff

Being aware of our own consumption is more effective than recycling and reducing solution footprint, representing a preventive action. Often we throw or keep devices working perfectly just because it was released a newer one. We can easily extend the life of many appliances whether recycled or donated. But above all, avoid buying what you do not need. At the end you will see that there is nothing more rewarding than a simple life.

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Quinoa Recipe with cheese and spinach.

Here we accompany a rich, quick and easy recipe that can make our Quinoa Inka Millennium !!!

Quinoa – Cheese – Spinach

This is a perfect way to start the day, as they are not only healthy, but they are also full of protein, and other well with cheese and egg, then we leave the recipe for this delicious dish.
Ingredients
1 cup of cooked quinoa (heated)
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (or mozzarella)
2 eggs
1/3 cup chopped fresh spinach leaves
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
Preparation
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease the mini muffin tin with coconut oil or canola oil.
In a medium bowl, combine the hot quinoa with cheese to melt. Add the eggs, parsley, spinach, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning. Stir to combine.
Pour into molds for mini ponquecitos, filling to the top. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes and ready.

Source: Cooking and Wine

Where do you want threw garbage into the sea?

Inka Millennium in his constant concern for the environment, some of the products made with recyclable packaging materials such as glass and our packaging paper and / or cardboard.

To see the effect it has on nature and our world read lines down and see how the debris that made the sea in moving images below …

So that we know where all the garbage that we take in seas and oceans is directed, NASA has monitored thousands of scientific buoys to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the United States (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA) is launching in a 35 years.

The result of this monitoring we can see in the video that heads this post: as buoys follow the same path as other floating objects, are well known how sea currents carry away. The current guidelines have prompted objects large enough to not get ending in five. Five places where we can find five giant floating islands made of trash (mostly plastic).

Source: http://www.xatakaciencia.com

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McDonald’s sells hamburgers Peruvian Quinoa based in Germany

We all know, our quinoa reaches around the world. Now a chain of fast food is the showcase for the customers.

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The fast food chain McDonald’s in Germany has been using the Peruvian quinoa in the development of its innovative veggie burgers, called “Veggie Clubhouse” to offer their customers the option of a healthy and nutritious product.
Peruvian quinoa exports to Germany reached in the first half of 2015 to US $ 3.1 million, an increase of 14.1% over the same period last year
In order to publicize its new product McDonald’s Germany began an ambitious marketing campaign, with which, expects to attract the growing number of consumers and vegetarians who eat little meat there.

Source: News | Metro Peru

Benefits do not know about the Quinoa

Quinoa is rich in protein and contains all the amino acids the human body needs in their daily diet, fiber, folic acid, calcium, phosphorus, iron, among others. more and more personal than this grain consumed us and benefit from its nutrients multiple lines below will know why.

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This food, which is grown in South America for thousands of years, is an important source of supply of the Andean communities, occurs in Peru, Bolivia and other countries in smaller scale as Ecuador and Colombia.
Here you will find some of the main benefits and make the decision to consume quinoa in your daily diet.

1. Durability

Quinoa is preserved optimally for a long time and their methods of preparation are very versatile.

2. It is one of the most whole grains

If we compare the quinoa with most cereals, this contienemuchas more protein and fat, although the latter are mostly unsaturated, highlighting the presence of omega 6 and omega 3. For caloric intake, quinoa is similar or slightly than one cereal, it contains fewer hydrates.

3. It contains a high percentage of protein

Quinoa provides most of their calories from complex carbohydrates, but also provides about 16 grams of protein per 100 grams and offers about 6 grams of fat for the same amount of food. Also depending on the type, it may contain 23% protein content.

4. Improves intestinal transit

It contains plenty of fiber, this achieves our digestive system to function properly digest food and discard.

5. It contains little fat and a high amount of nutrients

What makes it a food recommended by nutritionists as a food supplement. Even the pre-Columbian indigenous compared with the nutritional value of breast milk.

6. Suitable for coeliacs

It is rich in fiber and contains no gluten.

7. It contains amino acids

Lysine is, it improves the immune function and promotes the formation of antibodies and cell repair.
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8. It has high calcium content

Even more than corn and rice and being quickly absorbed by the body, its consumption helps prevent decalcification and osteoporosis.

9. It is considered a superfood

It is commonly used by vegetarians to supplement the benefits of meat because it contains proteins, vitamins and many minerals like iron, magnesium, calcium, zinc, potassium and vitamins B and E complex with antioxidant function.

10. You have the right balance

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), said that ?? has the balance of protein and nutrients closer to what would be the ideal power of a human being ??.

11. Ideal for diabetics

Because of its low sugar content, it is recommended for diabetics and for those who wish to lose weight, including it in your daily diet.

12. Helps to delay metastasis

It caused by malignant tumor cells (cancer) its enzyme called lysine, recover the cells and works by enhancing the body’s natural defenses, it was reported in Discovery SALUD.
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New Light Aguaymanto jam !!! (Physalis peruviana L)

We present our jam Aguaymanto Light !!!

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A quality product, made with selected Aguaymanto your perfect spot, 100% fruit and sweetened with Stevia, natural product.
High in vitamin A, B and C.
Minerals such as iron and phosphorus.
It contributes to development of teeth and bones and combat asthma, sinusitis and other allergies.
this fruit improves the performance of cardiovascular functions, it is desinflamante joint.
For this and many other benefits, now we have a jam that accompany your table.
Consume quality, consume natural.
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Inka Millenium in the Brazilian magazine PAILA !!!

 

Accompanying the new food magazine PAILA in our brother country Brazil, we wish you every success !!!
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Inka Millenium expected to venture into the more short term with their products and grains Light line in the large Brazilian market. Therefore sees fit new windows inserted by that world food Peruvian Brazilian hoping to get the best results and go making known what Inka Millenium and Peru has to offer.

 

 

 

 

Google launches new project that measures the energy potential of your roof

Google always in constant development of new technological tools, now hopefully the project to be extended to other countries.

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The technology giant to seize your potential Google Maps to encourage the use of renewable energy. How? Measuring the amount of solar energy that can reach ceilings and consequently the photovoltaic panels that can be installed, taking as reference the weather, the angle of the roofs and obstacles that may generate shade as trees or chimneys.
This service is already available in small urban areas of the United States, as in the Bay of San Francisco, Fresno and Boston, but the idea is to extend it to more regions, Google says. In addition, the tool also has the potential to be a means of contact with end-users installers.
According to The Next Web, Sunroof Project also seeks to win over people who are not interested in solar energy, showing how much money you could save by installing the solar panels without the need to hire an expert to perform measurements and quotes.
With this Google project also aims to reduce its carbon emissions, in addition to helping fund the largest solar park in Africa.
Source: Fayer wayer, Video: Google

Broccoli burgers, tofu and quinoa.

It is pleased to enjoy fast and healthy food with quality ingredients and nutrients. To accompany this here burger recipe broccoli, tofu and quinoa you prepare for your happiness and your guests …

Brocoli burger, tofu and quinoa

Ingredients:
  • 1 head broccoli
  • 20 grams of quinoa
  • 180 grams of tofu
  • half an onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 red pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Bread crumbs
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • 1 pinch of garlic powder
  • 1 pinch of dried basil
Preparation:
We started moisturizing quinoa in a bowl with enough water to cover. In a pot we boil the broccoli cut into flowers, until cooked through. Finely chop the onion, bell pepper and tofu. We all chopped in a bowl and crush to integrate everything. Quinoa we drain them and add to the mixture and continue grinding. Same process with broccoli, until a pliable dough. We add all the spices and the oil and re-mix. To make the dough manageable, we add 1/3 cup bread crumbs, and mix to finally obtain a homogeneous mass.
Form balls of dough and crushed. We can make the burgers to pan fried or baked, according to your taste. Doneness what you choose, if you want to remain softer or crisper.
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Peru moves to Bolivia as the largest producer of quinoa in the world

As we know in an Andean Quinoa grain grown and consumed by ancient Peruvians over 15,000 years ago, valued our neighboring country ceased to be the leading exporter of the grain of gold and been overcome by us now internationally.

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The National Statistics Institute (INE) reported that Peru traveled to Bolivia as a world leading exporter of quinoa in the first five months of 2015.

The INE report indicates that 9000 Bolivia exported 248 tonnes of cereal, which reported a profit of $ 47.1 million.

For its part, Peru sold 12 thousand 454 tons and grossed $ 52.2 million.

INE figures, backed by the Bolivian Institute of Foreign Trade (IBCE) reflects the reduction of Bolivian exports of grain.

Paola Mejia, general manager of the Bolivian Chamber of Exporters and Organic Quinoa Producers (Cabolqui), Paola Mejia said the result is worrying for their country.

He explained that the new figures are due to Peru began an aggressive conventional quinoa production in 2013, with two crops a year. Bolivia only takes one every 12 months.

He said the Ministry of Rural Development and Land works closely with quinoa producers in Europe for the PDO real Bolivian quinoa as 100%.

He said the government of that country makes the necessary arrangements for the country brand in the US market for intellectual and genetic Grain rights are recognized.

Source: News Peru | LaRepublica.pe

 

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