We have all heard about ways to go green; turning off the faucet while brushing our teeth, recycling plastic bottles and newspapers, composting, and numerous other ways. One way of helping the environment to stay green is by taking a look at some of the things we do when we travel. Instead of having clean towels every day, use the same towels throughout your stay at the hotel. If you take the amount of water and electricity it takes to rewash those towels, it would amount to tons of water and thousands of watts of electricity. Take a look at some of ideas and see what changes you can make to help our planet be healthy for us and for the next generation.
Only four planets have been discovered in human history: Uranus (1781), Neptune (1846), Pluto (1930), and the forgotten Eris (2006). The others, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn can all be observed without a telescope; they were known, studied, followed, and worshipped by the earliest civilizations. Of planets discovered by astronomers, two are no longer considered planets at all. Eris was reclassified as a dwarf planet shortly after its discovery along with Pluto which is only slightly larger, leaving the total number of acknowledged planets in the solar system at eight. That was until yesterday, when a new ninth planet – yet unnamed – may have been discovered.
The name of this ninth planet – if it remains a planet – is undecided. Luckily, naming planets, and hearing the names of new planets, has always been one of the most exciting parts of finding them.