long before talks on global warming and recycling were everywhere, my first valuable lessons on loving mother nature came from my parents. early on in life we were taught the simplest ways to help save the environment like turning off the faucet when not in use, using basin when we do our “pag-uurong” (that’s washing the dishes), keeping the opening of the refrigerator door to a minimum, cleaning the surrounding and not being a litterbug and unplugging electric appliances when not in use. later on in life, i think the habit was stuck on me and it has become a way of living. while still working, you will find me carrying my thermos around the office everyday, saves loads on coffee cartons and plastic cups! i would also always have spoon and fork and a set of microwavable stashed in my locker so i won’t have to use plastic come eating time. i would refuse the plastic utensils and tissues when having takeouts or takeaways. i would even bring home the microwaveable my friends would just otherwise throw away, i recycle them at home and there are just numerous ways to reuse them.
old habits die hard and now that i am a mum myself, i still carry on with what my parents taught me and more, i segregate the garbage, keep what’s recyclable in a different container (mineral water bottles, milk cans, paper and card boards, plastic caps) and sell it to the neighborhood junk shop, i even joined world wildlife fund . hopefully i will be able to pass this on to my son so he will be a nature-loving, earth-friendly guy when he grows up!
for mother earth, a simple act of kindness can go a long way and every little thing we do counts. today you can start by turning your blog carbon neutral, and then try to do one good deed for mother earth each day. if you run out of ideas check out my green tips on the side, it will give you loads of suggestions to help you turn green, (the other day i just found out i can use milk cartons as alternative pots for plants, so from now on i will never be throwing my nestle milk tetra), or better yet get you own green tips here for your blog. at the end of the month you would’ve done 30 good deeds and if all of us will start maybe one day our planet will heal and hopefully we will sure have a better planet for our children and the generations to come next.
cheers to a healthier mother earth!
At first it was hard for me to follow the styro-free campaign of the university where I came from. Pero when I got used to it, my concern for the environment grew more. Nabobother na ko pag nakakakita ako ng sobrang daming sytro sa trash. I choose fastfood chains na rin that support environmental causes. 🙂
It’s good to know that you have blogged about this. only a few people are aware of this. And this act you made is a huge help to let people know about our wor’ds present situation.
yes, being an eco mom takes a lot of perseverance and hard work but when we know the basic and we have the heart over the matter, then we can able to achieve well and we will be a great help to our mother earth.
Yes you are right. It’s not that easy but when we work together we can.
We should limit our use of plastics nowadays because it’s the biggest trash we have today. We can use paper bags instead.