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|Sakura Season in Japan begins...|
I'm sure a lot of critics from all over the world: media, concerned citizens, families and sadly, spectators, find it wrong that Japan is unsurprisingly tight-lipped about what's really going on. I too believe that the world deserves to know the gravity of the problem that arose from the recent Tsunami and Radiation leak that has been reported to be getting worse day by day not only because the earlier the world gathers as much information, the earlier the world can help, but also because on a very personal level, I can only imagine how devastating it is for people, families especially, to live in the dark not knowing if their loved ones are alright.
Of many things, the feeling of helplessness is extremely a source of heavy distraught.
Naturally, right after such natural calamities such as the tsunami, campaigns on environmental awareness become more rampant.
|One hour for future generation's sake, I think that's a huge bargain.|
|Above is a photo I grabbed online depicting the Earth Hour phenomenon. For areas with high levels of light pollution, the Earth Hour is a feast for stargazers. (Imagine, Singapore)|
Just few days ago, Earth Hour was celebrated worldwide once more and it is quite fortunate that a lot of establishments, not just households, participated here in the Philippines. Many criticize this as just a marketing bandwagon, and maybe for some it is, but to me, bandwagon or not, the important thing is there is an increased active participation from both government and non-government sectors in supporting such examples of environmental awareness campaigns.
The end justifies the means, isn't that an applicable thought?
But of course, I do not eliminate the possibility that there are a huge lot of you (of us) who take promoting and advancing environmental concerns as a sincere advocacy. If you are one of the lot, thank you for fighting for the environment. If you're not, I do invite you to join us.
To join us, here are five easy tips for you to start living the "green lifestyle"
5 WAYS TO DEVELOP A GREEN HABIT:
1. Start using Natural and Organic products.
(Why stop there? Do more by starting a part-time or full-time business promoting Natural and Organic products? Check out what I have done, so far!)
|If Bond girl, Rachel Grant is doing it, you should too! It's fierce and it's for a good cause!|
2. Reduce your paper
Alter Space! Don't worry, you won't have to cross the boundaries of our atmosphere to accept my invite. All you have to do is have a Facebook account, which I sure do hope you already have by now, and visit the Alter Space application.
|An Apple iPad v.2 64gig is up for grabs!|
It's not all fun and games! If you check the site, you would even score lots of tips on how to conserve energy or lower carbon emissions from your appliances, gadgets, and more! Check it out!
3. Be an active eco-E-fluencer!
I believe that there is indeed power in numbers. I don't think the People Power revolution would count as a momentous political event of our country's history if it wasn't supported by thousands of freedom-thinkers brave enough to stand hand-in-hand, face-to-face against armoured cars, military tanks and loaded guns.
GOOGLE ALERT KNOW-HOW FOR ASPIRING E-FLUENCERS
(You would need a Google account for this.)
The environmental problems that the world is facing is grave and requires immediate solutions, if we ever plan to succeed in saving the world for future generations to still be able to enjoy.
Modern technology makes it easier to gather information from all over the world regarding advances in environmental projects, events and even laws. There is truth in the saying "Knowledge is power." Take advantage of your digital know-how and keep yourself up-to-date with the latest and the trending movements for the cause! There are a huge amount of eco-ideas out there that can serve as leads to your own environmental project!
If you're a blogger (or if you can adequately command words to convey your heartfelt advocacy), write about your cause! WRITE ABOUT WHAT YOU CAN DO TO SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT! If you're a vlogger, feature your efforts on promoting the green lifestyle on your channel! Tweet your ideas! Make them trend! Make your advocacy available for the rest of the world! E-fluence and find yourself a throng of Earth-loving soldiers fighting for the very same causes that you are sincerely concerned about.
Instead of leaving carbon footprints, leave digital traces on how to improve our environment's current state. :)
4. Speaking of habit... practice a mantra: "Save! Save! Save!"
Whenever you can, in whatever little way, try to save something. I'm sure you also go through a phase where you would like to save the world, and that's cool, that's great, but if you really want to save the world, save it where you can. Don't wait for a certain ideal opportunity. Seize what is close to you, and save it from there!
Sometimes, what's stopping us from doing something awesome is our fear of ridicule or isolation. That's cool. That's normal.
But try to break free from it!
Afraid of sleeping in the dark? Conquer that! Turning off your lights when you sleep is the easiest way of going beyond Earth Hour! For a normally busy schedule, that's at least 4 hours of saved electricity (that'll do your monthly dues well also!) Not to mention, your body will thank you for it because naturally (I learned this in psychology) the body recovers from sleep better when the environment is sleep-propriate (since our bodies are pretty much programmed to recognize day = light, night = dark--yes, even with closed eyes!).
P.S. Put into practice what I'm sure you were taught since grade school:
-use a glass when brushing your teeth!
Don't Never brush your teeth with running water!
-use a dipper when taking a bath instead of the shower; and minimize use of the toilet flush! Try to use a pail or a dipper in flushing down your sh*t. The toilet flush uses way too much water just to flush down the dirty things. I remember in one of Jim Paeredes' tweets, he shared that in Australia, households normally gather rain water for watering the plants and for toilet "flushing" also! Now there's an idea we can adapt... when it rains!
5. Convert your personal belongings to ads!
It's extremely easy.. Flaunt your cause on your cars! This site has lots of cool and funny bumper stickers... you can buy from them or take inspiration :D Why not, start your own sticker house? (what's up with me, everything spells business to me?! haha)
And if you've got the moneyyyy--convert your car to an eco-friendly vehicle! Be first world!
But if you've got the moneyyy... but not as much hehe
Discreetly write on your money! DISCREETLY ok or it might become invalid. :)
Write on your money the link to your website, or write on your money inspiring quotes for the environment! Make your money talk! If money makes the world go round, then it's about time that money should make the world go round, for a cause!
Please like this post to support my cause... and please do leave a comment. What can you do to save the environment?
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