Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day; Time to Take Action

Earth Day is a time to celebrate gains we have made and create new visions to accelerate environmental progress. Earth Day is a time to unite around new actions. Earth Day and every day is a time to act to protect our planet

At an individual level we can make a difference through saving energy at home. While using waters, don't let the water run while shaving or brushing teeth. Take short showers instead of tub baths.

Practice the three R's: first reduce how much you use, then reuse what you can, and then recycle the rest. Then, dispose of what's left in the most environmentally friendly way.

Reduce: Buy permanent items instead of disposables. Buy and use only what you need. Buy products with less packaging. Buy products that use less toxic chemicals.

Reuse: Repair items as much as possible. Use durable coffee/tea mugs. Use cloth napkins or towels. Clean out juice bottles and use them for water. Use empty jars to hold leftover food. Reuse boxes. Purchase refillable pens and pencils.
Recycle paper (printer paper, newspapers, mail, etc.), plastic, glass bottles, cardboard, and aluminum cans. Or support through buying recycled products.

Remember, either we are in Pakistan or anywhere else, we can make a difference through our small steps.Go on and be gentle to planet earth, today and everyday.

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