Posted by: Jimely Flores | June 5, 2009

World Environment Day Today

hanging towels with crocheted toppers and art lock designs

hanging towels with crocheted toppers and art lock designs

crocheted soap bag, potpourri sachet, giveaways/gift bags

crocheted soap bag, potpourri sachet, giveaways/gift bags

olive oil and virgin coconut oil soap with lavender essential oil fragrance

olive oil and virgin coconut oil soap with lavender essential oil fragrance

olive oil and virgin coconut oil soap with lavender essential oil fragrance

olive oil and virgin coconut oil soap with lavender essential oil fragrance

World Environment Day Today
by Jimely O. Flores
June 5, 2009

World Environment Day is explained in UNEP website, http://www.unep.org/wed/2009

What lifestyle should we have to promote an environment safe for us and all lifeforms today and for all generations to come:

1. Save Energy.

  • Let us turn off the lights and other electrical appliances when they are not needed. Remove the electrical appliances from their sockets especially those with standby power properties as these are still using significant amount of energy even if such are turned off.
  • Open the windows and let the natural freshness of the air to aerate your abode instead of the air con or electric fans. Also these would let in the natural lights of the sun so we don’t have to open the lights at daytime. And remember that natural sunlight also disinfects the surroundings and you would save on anti-bacterial, anti- fungal, anti-viral sprayers.
  • Use the stairs and avoid using the escalator or elevators. This would strengthen your muscles and give a good pump to the heart (this way you save energy and doctor’s fee).
  • In my soapmaking activities instead of using the food processor and blender, I make my hands do the stirring (though it is a bit backward and tiring) I get a good feel by saving on energy and exercising while doing the things I love doing.

2. Save Water

  • Repair all leaking faucets.
  • Use a cup or glass when brushing your teeth instead of letting the tap continuously running.
  • Set you toilet bowl water box to the lowest water level capacity to minimize water during flushing.
  • Minimize the use of shower when taking a bath; you could use a pail and a dip instead.
  • Collect the water used for washing the dishes, vegetables and fruit. This water could be use to flush the toilet or water the plants.

3. Transportation

  • Enjoy the walk and hike going to your destination instead of using your car. Don’t buy car, invest in bicycle instead.
  • Practice transport pooling and share your resources.

4. Go Green by Reducing, Recycling and Reusing things!

5. Buy and use products that are truly GREEN. For example my natural bath soap creations, my arty hanging towels, my crocheted small bags/sachets. The bags/sachets could be used as soap saver, potpourri bags, giveaways/gift bags, jewelry pouch, body scrub and others. The soap is certified vegan which main ingredients are olive oil, virgin coconut oil, fruit, herbs and vegetables juices and essential oil fragrance. The hanging towels are button-less which denies the exploitation of sea shells and pearls primarily use to produce buttons.

Let us hold hand and create an environment safe for everybody!

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