Written on February 10th, 2011 by sassymomno shouts
Monday I woke up at 4am and I was forced to wear a sweat shirt because it was sort of chilly. The following morning I woke up the same time and I was sweating. Indeed, a sudden change in the weather. I know that summer is almost here because I can feel the heat.
It’s time to be more careful in going out in the sun, use umbrellas, wear those caps or hats like Kangol Hats and don’t go out with putting on your sunblock.
Honestly, I am quite apprehensive with how hot this summer is going to be. Last year because of the heat, I developed rashes all over my body and I had to take steroids. It’s alarming how every summer, we record the hottest day especially when we know that we have contributed to this. My son mentioned this line to me when read it in the net:
NASA reports that by the next 10 months, earth gets hotter by 4 degrees from now. Himalayan glaciers are melting @ rapid rate. Our climate is changing drastically & it’s getting worst. Help fight Global Warming by 1.Planting more trees 2.Not wasting water, 3.Using cloth bag, not burning plastic. Tell everyboday! SAVE THE EARTH!
I feel for my kids and the next generation. I just pray that we can still do something to save Mother Earth!
As a regular customer of SM Hypermarket, I am proud that they have started this campaign to reduce the use of plastic bag. When you shop here every Wednesday, make sure to Bring Your Own Bag (BYOB). I salute SM for doing their part in improving the environment.
Using my SM Advantage (Prestige Card), I get extra points and that’s a great way to entice shoppers to bring their reusable bags and help save the environment.
Sad to say some people still find it hard to adjust to this kind of practice. I have seen people being irate once they find out that they will be bringing home brown paper bags or used cartons instead of plastic bags. But I’m all for it, I guess it’s just a matter of making them aware of the benefits it can bring. Like using hand dryers instead of paper towels inside the comfort rooms, it was something that I had to adjust to being a tissue paper person but it’s all worth the adjustment.
Supporting Earth Hour has been one of the advocacies I am very proud to support. It’s my own small way of promoting the world’s largest global climate change initiative.
This year, Earth Hour takes place on Saturday 27 March at 8.30pm (local time). Whether you are an individual, a business enterprise, or a community, you are invited to get involved. Just turn off your lights for 60 minutes and you can make a big difference.
People from all walks of life are one in this global action, because we all have one thing in common – our planet. We need to do this for a sustainable future. This is the second year for my family to participate, and it’s a joy to know that my kids are more excited than me.
You can support Earth Hour by:
1. Turning off your lights at 8.30PM on March 27.
2. Showing your support and adding yourself to our world map.
3. Adding Earth Hour widgets, logos and banners to your blog or website to help us spread the word.
4. Talking about Earth Hour in your social network by updating your Facebook status, grabbing a Twibbon, tweeting about your support, and more..
5. Get together with your friends and family, by hosting an Earth Hour party or holding your own candlelit affair.
6. Rally your local council or community group to run an Earth Hour event for your community.
7. Encourage your employer and workmates to take part in Earth Hour and make energy savings every day
8. Make an Earth Hour Lantern as a symbol of hope for the future.
9. Be creative! Find a new way to mark Earth Hour and email:email@example.com to let them know all about it.
The recent devastation to property and life brought about by Typhoon Ondoy (international name Typhoon Ketsana) and Typhoon Pepeng (international name Typhoon Parma) is just among the many evidences to substantiate that climate change is a phenomenon that is taking place… now.
The photos and videos of those affected by these recent typhoons were tremendously shocking. One cannot help but think that this is truly the wrath of Mother Nature. But why? We can only blame ourselves for not taking care of the beautiful planet that was given to us. Human activities contribute a lot to climate change; it’s a price we are paying for modernization and industrialization.
To point out some, we can see that more and more forested areas are converted to agricultural lands to produce food for the growing population, if not, they are transformed to the development of residential properties to give land to the homeless. As a result, there are damming of rivers and ground water is siphoned to counterpart the need of the agricultural fields and the growing population. With that, fossil fuel is used in order to draw water and electricity. .. And the cycle continues. (more…)