Ryan McKenzie

I am the Online Editor-in-Chief for My Passion Media. I am a dad, an entrepreneur and a lover of all things outdoors. I am passionate about getting out of my comfort zone and enjoying everything nature has to offer with both my friends and family.

Recent Posts

How to Recycle Carpet
Oct 15, 2010
According to the Carpet America Recover Effort or CARE, approximately 5 billion pounds of carpet is disposed of in landfills each year. To avoid this, it is challenging but possible to recycle carpet and reduce the number of landfills required.
Green Living
Global Warming and Drought
Sep 14, 2010
The world is very rapidly changing in many ways, and one of the hottest debates going on right now is exactly what is causing these rapid changes. All over the world communities are experiencing hotter temperatures, more severe storms, shifting...
Social Issues
Al Gore's many Accomplishments
Sep 9, 2010
Al Gore's accomplishments are many and varied, running the gauntlet across a variety of areas and spheres. From his family life to his political career and subsequent activism, the former vice president has many diverse endeavors under his belt.
Politics
The Strongest Hurricanes to Come
Sep 8, 2010
The latter part of the 20th century and the start of the 21st century have seen some of the strongest hurricanes in the history of hurricanes in the Atlantic. A hurricane is the term used for tropical cyclone originating above...
Natural Disasters
A Potential Environmental Refugee Crisis
Sep 1, 2010
An environmental refugee is an individual who is displaced from their homeland because of the degradation of that environment, making it less hospitable for people. China, for example, may experience an environmental refugee problem in the near future because of...
Social Issues
Green Politcal Parties and their Uphill Battle
Aug 27, 2010
Green political parties are tasked with the noble task of protecting our planet, yet they have faced obstruction by the establishment at every turn. Going back to the early days of conservationists, who wished to protect the unspoiled natural treasures...
Politics
The Melting of the Polar Ice Caps and Global warming
Aug 26, 2010
The melting of the polar ice caps and global warming are getting more and more attention lately. Scientists are warning with increasing alarm of the rate at which these ice caps are dissolving into the oceans surrounding them.
Our Environment
The Green Race
Jul 13, 2010
Across the globe, states race to achieve an environmentally-friendly society. Faced with looming petro-problems – climate change, rising petroleum prices, political struggles and rampant pollution – countries can no longer linger and idle. The “green race” has begun in earnest.
Politics
Venice, the Endangered City
Jul 13, 2010
Water is the lifeblood of Venice. Most cities think only of water supply or waterfront property; Venice thinks of water as roadway, marketplace, port: in short, its glue, holding the city together.
Our Environment
Energy Efficient Lighting 101
Jun 7, 2010
There has never been a greater demand for energy saving products in the marketplace than there is today. Environmental concerns are at the forefront of many people's minds, and they understandably would like to reduce their carbon footprint. At the...
Green Living
Stop Getting E-Wasted
May 16, 2010
Lurking in the landfills of the United States are a multitude of hazardous materials. Maybe that's already obvious even to those least aware of environmental dangers. However, the culprits that many may not be aware of are our technological best...
Green Living
Locavore Living: the 100 Mile Diet
May 14, 2010
What's the difference between grandma's homegrown tomatoes and the ones you buy at a chain grocery store like Walmart? You know you taste it, but what is it that makes you long for your grandmother's talent with botany? Consider this:...
Green Living
Reduce Your Junk Mail
Apr 29, 2010
We've often heard the saying, "One person's junk is another person's treasure." In the case of junk mail, this isn't the case. Have you ever considered the impact junk mail has on the environment?
Green Living
The Effects of Rising Sea Levels on Coastal Populations
Apr 22, 2010
Coastal dwellers should be somewhat anxious about the reality of rising sea levels. Recent data suggests that the seas have risen and will continue to rise at a steady pace over the next century. In the past technology...
Natural Disasters
The Eco-Debt Being Left for our Youth
Apr 22, 2010
In medieval Europe, whipping boys served as scapegoats for insubordinate princes. In modern America, unwilling children serve as scapegoats for wasteful adults. America's youths are its whipping boys.
Social Issues
Copenhagen Climate Conference Falls Short of Expectations
Apr 22, 2010
With developing nations across the world struggling economically, politically, and socially, there was great anticipation for the United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2009.
Politics
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