Everyone has a role to play in climate change. ”- Marie Salois, Chief Executive Officer of the International Olympic Committee.
As Japan prepares for the Olympics, it emphasizes sustainability. The platforms were made of recycled plastic. Many places are rebuilt after the games. Gold, silver, and bronze are the products of the recycling industry in Japan. Olympic gold medals are 98.8% silver and 1.2% gold. Silver medals are pure silver. Bronze medals contain 95% copper and 5% zinc.
The initiative to reuse metal medals began in 2017. It has been more than two years since the equipment was donated. That was 78,985 tons, including 6.2 million cell phones. It took 35 to 40 cell phones to deliver one gram of gold. Amazing until you realize that only 3% of all electronics discarded in Japan have been recycled. Think about how many pounds of electronics are thrown in the US… and what precious metals can be saved. E waste is not biodegradable. Donate, sell or reuse phones.
The 33-hectare Tokyo Olympic Village is designed to accommodate 11,000 athletes in 21 residential towers 14 to 18 storeys high. It is partially powered by hydrogen fuel cells. Each of the 3,600 units could accommodate eight athletes. Cardboard beds are designed to be reused in late summer. A Swedish athlete described how the beds were good for the environment, but it will be interesting to see how the back is used. The Olympic Village would later be converted into apartments for sale or rent.
The dining hall is huge and serves 48,000 meals a day. The restaurants in Tokyo were restricted to all athletes, so the staff did their best to offer Japanese flavors. The menu was Japanese, Asian, and Western. No raw sushi. Agreement – The food was great.
You don’t know if there were oysters on the menu, but oysters are the highlight of the Olympics. In Japan, the only world-class boat course, Olympic canoeing and sailing were held at the newly constructed “Sea Forest Waterway” in Tokyo Bay. Floaters are installed to control the wave action to ensure that the competition does not affect natural or artificial waves. The flocks began to sink. About 3.5 miles of equipment had to be towed to the beach. Twenty-eight thousand pounds of oysters had to be removed from everything. The sweetest anesthesia in Japan from November to May is not just an anesthetic, but an oyster oyster. Tokyo Bay has a high salt content and a lot of phytoplankton, which is loved by rats. More than a million dollars has been spent to fix the floating situation. The lesson should have remained open after the games, but the hive did not say what their next move would be.
The Olympics are over. Eventually, events began to unfold in my dreams. Distorted from height to height, they roamed the water, horseback riding around the arena, jumping on rails, walls, and water.
My favorite sport was. After each long run and training, every athlete was ready to compete. Many did not receive a medal. There were 339 events with 11,090 athletes. If it is a strict call, the decision of the panel of judges will be respected and accepted. Families returning home were caught on camera rejoicing in their Olympics. The athletes thought it was a wonderful experience. Work hard, work hard, work hard, and accept the results graciously. We can learn a few lessons from the Olympics here in this country.
With hard work and diligence, schools begin their fall semester. On September 4, OU will play Tulane in New Orleans, while OSU will play Missouri State at the Bosnian Stadium. But…. The Pottawatomie County Free Exhibition begins September 8 and ends Sept. 11. It’s going to go this year. Pleasing. It’s almost like an Olympics.
While visiting the Pottawatomie County Exhibition, I discovered the districts of Pottawatomie in Iowa, Kansas, and Oklahoma. Each county has an exhibition. Council blues Iowa show ends August 2 and Onaga KES show ends August 8. Be careful when browsing websites. You may stumble upon our Pottawatomie County free shows posted so far from 2010 and 2017.
There are three weeks left to prepare those vegetables, fruits, and flowers. Of course there are cattle, 4-H and FFA, competitive food preparations, posters and more, but the fresh produce needs gentle care during the hottest time of the year. Check for bed bugs, generously water, clean the plants, and play soothing music. Okay, the music is optional, because the winds carry your tunes to Kansas ካ unless you put ear buds on your plants.
Spring flowers are on display, the most prominent of which is the monarda punctata. On one side of the road I found two flower beds. Punctata is easy. It means a drop. Monarda comes from Nicholas Monardus (1493-1588). The Spanish physician and herbalist did not travel to the United States, but some of his children did. Through those contacts, as well as soldiers, merchants, and others at the port of Seville, Spain, Monardes learned new plants from the United States. Beebalm must be one of them.
This seemingly unusual sun-loving year-old bear produces more tubers than large white or pink metals. Similar to the structure of the poinsettia bracts, which are colorful under very small flowers. The spotted beehive grows 2/3 of the east in the United States and northeastern Canada. It tolerates dry sandy soils and grows even on beaches. Bees and butterflies reproduce flowers. Plants form mounds supported by fig roots and fiber roots. Flowering may last from one to two months. A plant like mine. The square stems and the opposite leaves with smooth edges show that this plant belongs to the mint family. Very fragrant. Edible, with a strong almost spicy flavor of oregano and thyme.
Spring plants and wildflowers are natural grocery stores for migrating and disposing of wildlife. Do your best to protect them.
Oklahoma State Graduate (Plant Pathology) Becky Emerson Carlberg is a teacher, artist, writer and certified Oklahoma Master Gardener and Master. Contact her at Becscience@att.net.