Tuesday, April 21, 2009

It’s 39th Earth Day today!

Earth Day is celebrated to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's environment. It was founded by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in in 1970 and is celebrated in many countries every year. This date is Spring in the Northern Hemisphere and Autumn in the Southern Hemisphere. The United Nations celebrates an Earth Day each year on the March equinox, which is often March 20, a tradition which was founded by peace activist John McConnell in 1969.

Lot of programs get arranged all over the world. To find the events & campaigns visit, http://www.earthday.net/earthday2009

http://www.energystar.gov/ This website provides tips on how to save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices. ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.

Recently I came across a site on which you get information about waste management & recycling. If you want to recycle specific waste ex. Electronics, CDs, glass etc; you have to type your location & type of waste it gives you nearby recycling location. Presently on this site recycling locations in US, Canada & Japan are given. I have requested them to create the country option for UAE so that I can feed the recycling locations. There are plenty of recycling locations in UAE, near to Parks, Malls, Creek, Cornish, beaches. I have uploaded the quick window to find recycling locations from same site, please scroll down to the bottom of blog for it.

Some quick ideas to celebrate Earth Day,
-Collect your household waste & recycle it
- Clean up Community Park, beach, lakes and rivers
- Plant trees & vegetation
- Pledge some of our Green habits
- Spread the awareness of Earth Day
- Make every day earth day!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Be A Green Citizen!

Following green living is a real achievement! We know now how to make our home & office green. We believe that one person can make difference! Now we need to become Green citizen!

· If you notice any water leakage, broken pipe or open hydrants when you are out, or any electric short circuit, electric wire not in place or any source of water pollution , land pollution, air pollution report it to relevant local government authority, so that action can be taken to repair the faults and water or electricity can be saved.
· Share conservation tips with family and friends to help spread awareness about Green living.
· Teach your house cleaner, cook, car wash person, security guard, office-boys energy saving techniques. They need to know this. Do not forget to mention that these energy saving techniques are going to save some money for them.
· If anybody on road or in your neighborhood is wasting unnecessary energy say water or electricity etc, please do not hesitate to tell him or her about it in friendly manner.
· If you get any opportunity of presentation or speech in front of any audience say in business, community, schools or even family /friends get together please give some of your favorite green tips to audience and tell them proudly how green you are!