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SAVE the ENVIRONMENT!!!

Posted in cram, environment, love, my social awareness, random, water by yojita ... on July 29, 2009

IM here again with my unconditional love for the god of the green!!!! NATURE!!!

Things don’t feel so right. do they? The order of things going out of hands. Our cities are public health disasters. And our dear governments have failed us. No, we can’t expect anything from the governments, but from you and me! Even a little difference is welcome!!

i know we already know whats the prob, but to just make you to re-think , i wanna blurt out few things,infact a lot n could be boring at times but lets make em interesting by doing me actually!!!

First comes the evil PLASTIC:
Trillon plastic bags are produced in a year. Less than 1% of them are recycled. It costs more to recycle a plastic bag than to produce it! Most of these bags end up in the sea. Dumped by countries. Plastic bags have been found floating as far off as north of arctic. The bags photodegrade, breaking into smaller more toxic polymers. These contaminate food and enter food chain. And we know where the toxic buck stops….so what can we do about it??
If we use a cloth bag we can save 6 bags a week or may be more! That’s 288 bags a year and 22,176 bags in a lifetime. If 1/5th of people in our country did this, calculate how many less plastic bags will the earth have to deal with??
So is that all? Or, the fact that plastic bags are made of polyethylene a thermoplastic made of oil has something to do with us? You bet reducing plastic bags will reduce our oil dependency. How many million barrels of oil will we save if we ban ‘free’ plastic bags? And still if no ones listening to common sense remember, you alone can reduce almost 30,000 plastic bags in your lifetime. May you live long!

ELECTRICITY:

WHEN Off carbon saving
1. T.V off standby -20kg
2. Stereo of standby -66kg
3. DVD off standby -44kg
4. Computer off standby -9kg
5. Turn off unneeded lights -370kg
6. Unplug your mobile charger -10.5kg.
It might be handy but it saves a lot just if u unplug or shut things down!!
So don’t be a lazy ass and
Don’t standby …switch off
Switching off your electronic devices is a powerful weapon against global warming and every little counts!!

FOOD:
Question GM food[read genetically modified]
What is it all about?? Does the gm tomato you eat have snake genes? There is something to think about when farmers end up getting a raw deal.
Consider this; gm food has no seeds. Farmers have to buy the seed again and again. What if the crop fails? Where will the farmers get the money to buy seed for the next crop? What happens then? More farmer suicides? Ask questions. The answers may want you to change the way you eat and what you eat.

-We are losing the battle of common sense. Our food is being flown to us from around the world wasting resources and posing more harm than good. One basketful of imported food creates more carbon than an average family’s cooking for 6 months. So dump all that canned food!!!

WATER :
-Every roof is a potential water harvesting structure. Use it to solve your water problems. Go on! It is cheap and easy!
-Super India’s bloodlines are the rivers. Your anger can save them, if anything.
No matter what city you live in, chances are the river that runs through it, is dying. And before we go on and turn a blind eye to the situation, just ask yourself a question. A dying river is a sign of danger to our health. Our civilizations that started around the rivers will choke to death beside them. We should demand action. That’s our only chance of survival.

TRAFFIC:[ nothing new in this issue]
– We must have come from some alien planet. Consider how comfortable we are spending hours in long traffic jams. How we think owning a car is progress, but traveling by public transport and actually having more time to enjoy life, is not. We feel good when people say India is a super power, but do not notice that the state of buses and trains in the cities is not even fit for the evil planet . If India is a super power cant we demand the best public transport in the world? And have cleaner air and live a life more fit for humans??

RECYCLE::: [remember??]

– Recycling just one glass bottle[for the boozing community esp..no offence though] saves enough energy to light up a 60watt bulb for six hours.
– Recycling a single aluminum [all those cokes we drink] can save enough energy to power your television for 3 hours and a 100 watt bulb for 4 hours.
– Each ton of recycled paper[ buy this next time] can save 17 trees, 1438 liters of oil and 26,497 liters of water.

SUPPORT:: we need to give!!!
-We should support our local vendors. The mall culture will take away a lot of livelihoods.
Support local business. N we do get really good stuff here than the malls!!! trust me!!!

N now im gonna shut this thing off n plug it off n study like a good girl ..i guess I vent out a lot today randomly, which I really think should work n I should make it to 

p.s. statistics found in ‘ down to earth’ a fortnightly!!

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