Happy Earth Day

First a note: The Environmental Department is sponsoring an Awareness Walk on 22nd April, 2007 at 9 AM from and to the mazar-e-quaid in recognition of Earth Day, celebrated every April 22nd with the theme of saving the planet.

earth-day-final-714896.gifA very happy earth day to all the readers of KMB from the authors. Please conserve our natural resources and ensure they dont goto waste. A couple of pointers on how you can help making this a better world.

1. Conserve the use of water in your washrooms, especially while bathing and shaving. The water does not need to be running while you’re busy lathering yourself.
2. Conserve power, switch off unnecessary lights and fans, even if you’re footing the bill yourself and believe you can use it however you like. A little power saved each day might help power someone’s house during a time of need.
3. Refuse to generate refuse. Recycle as much as you can.
4. Say no to plastic bags, they really do harm the environment, especially the drainage system and the wildlife.
5. Do not buy aerosol products with CFCs. The chemicals released from these products eat away at the ozone layer.
6. And last but not the least, plant a tree in your neighbourhood. If that sounds too much, adopt a plant. I’m getting a money plant for my room tomorrow. Not only would it add a splash of color, it may just help give me some much needed oxygen.

Image Credit: InkCanada

5 Comments so far

  1. BoZz (unregistered) on April 22nd, 2007 @ 11:28 am
  2. Jamash (unregistered) on April 22nd, 2007 @ 1:43 pm

    Tamam Dunya Waloon ko yom-e-Dunya Mubarak.
    Now please stop fighting earthlings.

  3. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on April 22nd, 2007 @ 2:06 pm

    Mansoor, wholeheartedly agree with the first five points but doesn’t with the last (6th) one. Haven’t you seen the situation on SF of late. Our beloved CDGK has been on the warpath, chopping down all the trees. And this seem more ironic as today, like you have menationed, is Earth Day.

    So, the gist of my comment is, that ladies and gents, don’t waste your money on planting trees, because you might never know when one day the same tree would be lying on the road, chopped up into hundreds of little pieces.

  4. Ramla A. (unregistered) on April 22nd, 2007 @ 3:36 pm

    HAPPY!!?!?! I’m not sure dude. The continents of Australia, Europe and Asia are facing a drastic climatic change – most of it is chaotic for the local people. It’s taking their sense of acclimatization away! Worrisome times!

    Anyway – to add to your suggestions:

    7. Plant a home garden.

    8. Re-use kitchen trash. Best practices from my family:

    a. Put used tea (without milk – we prep our tea by boiling open tea in water. Milk added separately.) + egg shells together in one large gardening pot. It prepares a very rich fertilizer.

    b. Preferably eat your vegetables and salad stuff with the skin on – yes, even potatoes. Some of the best nutrients are in the skin; use after thorough washing, though, to avoid chemicals and discard completely if white spray of chemicals are visible. But if you must peel off and discard the skin, keep it aside from non-organic trash. Veggie and fruit waste goes in a separate gardening pot, layered with soil.

    Prepares high-grade mulch or “balu mitti” – excellent for garden fertilization.

    9. Plant small pots in and around the house. If it’s green, it’s good. Make sure to keep plants away from sleeping area b/c they emit CO2 after dark.

    10. We don’t use microwave – for which credit goes to our ahead-of-her-time eco-mom. We’ve cried over it, but she will not intro this electricity-guzzling, molecule-maddening carcinogenic in our home. We heat up stuff the old-fashioned way. HOWEVER – even that takes energy so the best practice is a freshly prepared, readily-consumed family meal.

    11. We always dissed the cloth bag our mom said should have never gone out of style. But the new govn ban on bad plastics has put us back on the task. We are gradually decreasing the use of bad plastic in our home.

    Kudos to our young housework helper for refusing to buy groceries in plastic bags. He asked us to give him a proper cloth bag or not order un-carryable amounts of groceries.

  5. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on April 22nd, 2007 @ 5:15 pm

    eheh, seems everyone here is fooling to himself.

    Awareness Walk on 22nd April, 2007 at 9 AM from and to the mazar-e-quaid in recognition of Earth Day,

    hehe sab Frooto K dabbay aur chips road par phenk kar MA.Jinnah ko mazeed Aalooda karain gay.

    Happy Earth Day!!

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