4/21/2009

Let Us Help Save Mother Earth

The Earth is the only place we have and yet, we abused and still abusing it relentlessly for so long now. There are now indications that our Earth is having a hard time coping with overpopulation, air and water pollution, overfishing, extensive and unmonitored usage and dumping of toxic chemicals, and a whole lot more abuses.

If we do not take action in preventing and reversing the effect of our abuses to the Earth, the future generation will not have something to live on.

April 22 is the beginning of Green Generation Campaign. This two-year initiative will culminate with the 40th anniversary of Earth Day in 2010. With negotiations for a new global climate agreement coming up in December, Earth Day 2009 must be a day of action and civic participation, to defend the Green Generation’s core principles: Family with windmills: Renewable energy for future generations.

I am, therefore, enjoining everybody to start doing things even the smallest ones that could help lighten the load of Mother Earth. Recycle, reuse, reduce. Plant some trees (I did that 2 years in a row now). Walk if you can or go into carpool to reduce gas emission. Teach your children and be a role model in doing these things because it is so much easier to teach children especially if they have role models to emulate on.

To get you all thinking, here is a list of the life span of commonly discarded litter I saw from http://www.dot.state.pa.us/Internet/pdkids...istics?OpenForm

Glass Bottle ------- Approximately 1 Million Years
Plastic 6-Pack Collar ------- 450 Years
Aluminum Can ------- 200 – 500 Years
Plastic Jug ------- 70 Years
Rubber Boot Sole ------- 50 – 80 Years
Steel Cans ------- 50 Years
Leather ------- Up To 50 Years
Nylon Fabric ------- 30 – 40 Years
Plastic Film Canister ------- 20 – 30 Years
Painted Wooden Stake ------- 13 Years
Degradable Plastic Bag ------- 10 – 20 Years
Disposable Diapers ------- 10 – 20 Years
Wool Clothing ------- One – Five Years
Cigarette Butt ------- One – Five Years
Cotton Rag ------- One – Five Months
Orange Peel/Banana Peel ------- Two – Five Weeks
Piece Of Paper ------- Two – Four Weeks
Traffic Tickets ------- Two – Four Weeks
Rolled Newspaper ------- Two – Six Weeks
Candy Wrapper ------- One – Three Months
Rope ------- Three – 14 Months

Let us help save Mother Earth!

3 comments:

Jim said...

Salamat sa pagbisita sa Phlog ko. :) I'm one with you in this initiative.

fortuitous faery said...

happy earth day! :)

the donG said...

i almost didnt notice this because when we were in sagada during the weekend, there's not much promotion (as expected on a less populated place like sagada). which leads me to post nothing about it. thanks to all the bloggers who participated.

happy earth day!