How Are You Changing Your Habits To Be More Environmentally Friendly?

How are you changing your habits to be more environmentally friendly?
EPArsineh EPArsineh
31-35, F
16 Responses Jul 9, 2010

I still use a minimal amount of water and always throw away my rubbish in a trash. I try to use environmental friendly products and I help mum clear up the weed and dead leaves in the gardens to use for compost rather than burning it.<br />
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This year I would like to try and sort out my rubbish though.

I am riding a bike everywhere except on hiking and camping trips. I am recycling whatever can be recycled. I turn off any lights or electronics I am not using. I buy local or used whenever I can. I wear sweaters instead of reaching for the thermostat. I live without air conditioning. I think that is mostly it.

Recyle more. Unplug all cords in outlits once im done using them. & Conseve water.

Use cloth diapers and plastic pants instead of disposables for bedwetting. And hang 'm out on a clothes line of course, instead of using the dryer....

I'm becoming more environmentally friendly by using a bowl of boiled water and a washcloth to clean myself, instead of taking showers and baths every day, only using soap when it's actually necessary.

Keep lights off in rooms that are not being used.

I am a vegetarian. That is a must. And I ALWAYS turn off the lights when the sunlight is available. I always turn off the light and any electricity when I leave the room and I always spare with energy and water. I try to eat as much raw food as possible (I'm a vegetarian so that's easy) to avoid using electricity. Well.. I try my best. No one can EVER be 100 % eco friendly. otherwise how would they use EP? a special green PC or Mac? lol

I've been replacing burnt out incandescent light bulbs with the compact fluorescent ones. I almost always have a reusable tote bag tucked into my purse when I travel for surprise purchases. I walk or take the bus wherever I need to go.

i recycle, and not just your usual recycling, i turn things like fridges, freezers, tvs and other stuff that into art and other furniture, recycle my clothes or send them to africa, i never litter! i barely drive my car, and i buy fair trade clothing!

i recycle, and not just your usual recycling, i turn things like fridges, freezers, tvs and other stuff that into art and other furniture, recycle my clothes or send them to africa, i never litter! i barely drive my car, and i buy fair trade clothing!

By cleaning my stuffs and putting my garbages by segregating them in order

the romance is a part of love or the way you show others how you think or feel or see them <br />
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love is a feeling you have towards others or countery or work ....

Please pass this on to everyone on<br />
your address list. We can win if we move together.<br />
The Earth Charter: The most important document of our times.<br />
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Preamble to The Earth Charter. the full Charter is on the web.<br />
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We stand at a critical moment in Earth's history, a time when humanity must choose its future. As the world becomes increasingly interdependent and fragile, the future at once holds great peril and great promise. To move forward we must recognize that in the midst of a magnificent diversity of cultures and life forms we are one human family and one Earth community with a common destiny. We must join together to bring forth a sustainable global society founded on respect for nature, universal human rights, economic justice, and a culture of peace. Towards this end, it is imperative that we, the peoples of Earth, declare our responsibility to one another, to the greater community of life, and to future generations.<br />
The Earth Charter is a declaration of fundamental values and principles for building a just, sustainable, and peaceful global society in the future..

The Bee and the Industrial Revolution <br />
By Orlando Lujan Martinez, IWA<br />
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American bee keepers are disturbed by the loss of the bee population, bees have not been returning to their hives and that is affecting the American honey bee pollinating industry. Is it an unparalleled natural rhythmic ebb in the honey bee population? or a portentous prophetic warning of a failing ecosystem? If the bees continue to disappear American agriculture will come to a disastrous end because the crops and trees must be pollinated by bees before they can produce fruit and vegetables. <br />
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Song birds, crickets, butterflies and ants are disappearing at an alarming rate. if is widely believe that the main causes of their disappearance is automobile emissions and the production of electricity by coal fueled energy plants and other chemical emissions that are used to manufacture consumer goods. Al Gore’s "Planetary Emergency' began with Britons 1790 First Industrial Revolution i.e. the mass production of manufactured goods for profit, and then spread to the rest of the world. <br />
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The reduction in automobile emissions, the recycling program and the low flush toilet are paltry efforts when compare with what will really be needed to save the earth. There will have to be other very serious reductions in the consumption habit. <br />
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Here are some of the regulations and principles, that will eventually, by necessity, be made into laws that the nations of the world, especially the capitalist consumer countries of the West, will have too collectively enforce. <br />
"Wants" are the desire to collect possessions for the egos own sake and because money is available to indulge in this kind of self serving. <br />
"Needs" are the possession of only the things-home, food and clothing- that are essential for the survival of human beings and serve the needs of the world community.<br />
The hard fact is that a true reduction of emissions means a reduction in consumption. This means the restriction of the manufacturing of consumer "want" goods if they do not pass the criteria of the "needs" rule. <br />
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The world can no longer afford the "wants' of the consumer society that was created by capitalism merely for profit and the need of possesses. Corporations must have other incentives besides the bottom line.<br />
Eva Morales, president of Bolivia, said. "We cannot continue as we are or we will encounter our own destruction." <br />
Only recently, Gorbachev observed: "We need a new civilization model because the present one has reached its end and has exhausted its possibilities; we have to reach a consensus on new values, or in 30 or 40 years the Earth may exist without us." <br />
A new value system must be created. Other incentives, besides profit and personal power and possession, must be developed. The "New Man's Theory'- a Communist-Marxist theory-developed by Chi Guevara and Fidel Castro which was basically that Cubans should no longer work for "personal benefits but for the good of everybody in the society." The New Mans Theory is the answer to the question "How can we save ourselves, our families, our nation and our world."<br />
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The theologian Leonardo Boff, the founder of Liberation Theology, writes in his Earth Charter Commission essay Sustainable Retreat: " We are comforted by the maxim of the German poet, Hölderin: ' When the danger is great, great is also the salvation. "When, within a few years, we reach the heart of the crisis (the BP oil spill may be the heart and the turning point and the relauching of the Green Revolution) and everything is at risk, then will be apparent the value of our ancestral wisdom and the origins of Christianity: "in case of extreme necessity all becomes common. Capital, knowledge and wealth will be shared by all to save all. And we will save ourselves, together with the Earth."<br />
The first step towards survival is to read and put into practice the Earth Charter: the most important document of our times, and the Sustainable Retreat by theologian Leonardo Boff member of the Earthcharter Commission. And the Progessive Utilization Theory (PROUT), the Ideology of and features on holistic, value-oriented socio-economics promoting economic democracy, cultural renaissance, and integrated view on human character and an theory which will replace Capitalism. www.proutworld.org <br />
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Through our united effort we can save our lovely mother earth but we must start now.

I reuse the bags I receive from shopping over and over till they wear out. Then I recycle them. I also use cloth bags to carry my purchases.

I have started making art out o non-recyclable items :)

I pee on the garden or at least empty it on the garden. It saves water and enhances crop growth.

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mmm,,,, don't use the aircondition much anymore only when it is toooo much heat that we use it for sometime only till the heat pass, then we recycle stuffs that are useful still and then we take the other stuffs to some shope so they could recycle it and reuse it to make some thing else