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May 17, 2013

A simple topic: How to be "greener" 

We all seem to care about our planet, we say, read and write and give a lot of opinions on how human race is destroying what we call home, do we act like we care? This blog is for my students to comment and for me to motivate them and myself to a more environmentally friendly way of life, even if we are not ready or don't want to be vegetarian or vegan or become an animal care activist.

I do very little, I have to admit my life is not very "green" but I have reached a true desire to become one. little things make great changes, they say. This are some of the things I do know in order to help a tiny bit:

1. I recycle at home, this is a very easy process and I have two trash bins and a small one for food leftovers which are used as organic compost for the plants at the farm and sometimes for food to other animals.
2. I have reduced the amount of plastic bags I use, I use as little as I can when I go to the supermarket or shopping and the bags are always re used as many times as possible.
3. I take my own plastic ware when I am buying takeout food, so for example if I am buying lunch to eat at my office I take my plate, cup and bowl, they even charge less when you do.
4. When I do the laundry at the farm I collect the water out of the machine and re use it for cleaning the floors, washing other stuff and that way, we use less water and less electricity.
5. I have learned to unplug electrical devices when they are not in use.
6. I re use ziplock bags, I use very little foil and I buy fruit and vegetables at a local market.
7. I use used paper for copies, notes and posts.
8.At work I keep  digital  files and very little paper files.
9. If I am throwing away notebooks I always tear the unused sheets and keep them in a folder for my son to use as coloring sheets or for projects.
10. I am  using less things and not collecting stuff I don't really need. comsuption is what got us here.
11. I participate in online activities that have an impact on the environment as being a member of "care2" since 2006.
12. I never have bought and never will buy an animal, adoption is the only way to become a responsible animal owner.

This are just 12 examples of some actions I think help a little bit and if everyone did, they would help a lot.

I know that for a true environmentalist this is nothing compared to the huge changes that can be made, I know I need to change faster, become greener and friendlier and I am commited to doing it for the sake of my son's futute life and those whom I love, including my students.
 
Here is a link for you to read and please comment and tell me which of those 50 ways to help the planet you already do and which are you willing to do, I do many of them and they aren't mentioned in my wrtitting. 

http://www.50waystohelp.com/
Are you interested in helping our planet? 

Don't forget to comment Aunar students.  

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Posted: Friday May 17, 2013, 9:19 am
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Darwin P. (0)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 10:57 am
Though many persons are concientes of the need to do something for the environment, there are very small the persons who realize activities to mitigate the pollution.
In my case beside contributing to the environment also I seek to save money:
there is that electronic as televisions, you cover, audios, when it is not using them. These small lights of stand by of the same ones continue using energy.
Also there are cierrar the faucets while one brushes the teeth and To join water of rain for the plants, take time to sit down in his back court with his friends and family and to estimate the beauty of the nature.
Buy the systems of lighting more efficient that it could manage for his house.
Use recyclable paper.

Luis Carlos R. (0)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 11:13 am
Not much what I do for the environment, but i think that is an important topic. However, i changed my house lights by saving lights bulbs, also i use the wash machine only one day in the week and i use the water rain in the bathroom and for wash the floors. In my office, my workmates used a lot paper and a the most goes to trash, then i proposed that we re-use in other utilities such as paper for notes. In my house, i shower with my girlfriend so we save watter - jejejej-. When i dont stay in house, all the electronic devices are unpluged and the lights are off. This is important: I never pour oil or grease in the sink.

Yeison A. (0)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 2:43 pm
To recycle is key to have a change of habit. Each time you go to throw something in your trash, you should check whether this residue can be recycled. If so, you must remove it from the trash.

Recycling is an activity that serves to protect the environment and ensure the life of the planet. For this, the waste is classified into organic and inorganic. Organic waste means those wastes from a living being, like animals and plants. As for inorganic waste, waste include the creations of human beings, as the case of metal, glass or any appliance.

Yeison A. (0)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 2:45 pm
To recycle is key to have a change of habit. Each time you go to throw something in your trash, you should check whether this residue can be recycled. If so, you must remove it from the trash.

Recycling is an activity that serves to protect the environment and ensure the life of the planet. For this, the waste is classified into organic and inorganic. Organic waste means those wastes from a living being, like animals and plants. As for inorganic waste, waste include the creations of human beings, as the case of metal, glass or any appliance.

Wilmer B. (0)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 4:44 pm
the subject is good, in my case help raising environmental and waste paper at home.
tics mentioned in addition to organizing and also help boost litter the environment with the theme of saving Energia, changing traditional light bulbs saving bulbs off Energia also which are turned on at some point in the house. thanks

Edwin Parrado (0)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 9:06 pm
in my house we try to get rid of garbage and other waste quickly and appropriately, taking into account that the toxic waste disposal requires special care, we have reduced energy use and gas...

Edwin Parrado (0)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 9:10 pm
Currently, the environment has undergone many changes mainly by human action. However most of these changes have been negative bringing considerable damage to the environment.

Esgar F. (0)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 1:16 pm
More and more people trying to raise awareness in others about the care of our planet. Years ago the culture of caring for the environment was not very popular, it's different now, is more accepted among people, the really sad thing is that we had to wait for phenomena such as melting, climate change, extinction of animal and vegetables among others, tormented our planet.

To me as a person I have much to really take care of my planet, but in my house do tasks that are helpful, such as:

We use energy saving light bulbs.

Disconnect electrical appliances when not in use.
Do not throw garbage in the street.
Close the tap while soaping or brush our teeth.
Wash the full load of laundry in the washer.
There were disposable.

Esgar F. (0)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 1:41 pm
In reading about 50 ways to help the planet, I found interesting to talk about options to use rechargeable batteries, use the internet more to receive bills or materials digitally and on paper or download the software directly to my computer to not use compact discs , use a digital phone book, a couple shower to save water. I never thought of these possibilities, but are easy to make and I think I can adapt to them.

Yeison A. (0)
Friday May 24, 2013, 10:12 pm
The recycling help to solving many problems That is lived daily for the human beings who live in our planet. Thanks to this there there less ontamination And I damage to the environment.A very big recommendation is "save the world of contamination that is destroyed by the man constant".

Darwin P. (0)
Monday May 27, 2013, 9:37 pm
Although many people are aware of the need to do something about the environment, they are very few people to carry out activities to mitigate the pollution.
In my case, in addition to contributing with the medium environment also save money:
We must switch off appliances when not in use. These small lights continue to use energy.
You must also close the tap while brushing your teeth or shaving. It should be stored rain water for plants, take time to sit in the back yard with friends and family to estimate the beauty of nature.
Buy the most efficient lighting systems as saving bulbs
Use recyclable paper.

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