5 June World Environment Day

World Environment Day is celebrated annually on 5 June. First proclaimed in 1972, the day has grown to become the one of the main vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and encourages political attention and action.

Each year World Environment Day highlights in its theme one important environmental issue – in 2011, WED focuses on the importance of the world’s forests for the integrity of creation and the survival of humankind.

Today the world is changing at a rapid pace and affecting the environment around us. It’s our duty to make sure that we take essential steps and protect the environment around. We need to take strict measures to cater to this issue as an individual in our own way. We can begin by making changes in our immediate surroundings and implement the ideas of building a green home.

There are various ways on ‘how to go green‘ and we should learn how to make them as part of  our life.

    • Wash clothes in cold water as washing machines consume lots of energy in heating up the water.
    • Watch out for your buying habits. Try to borrow and share books and movies instead of buying them. It saves money and paper.
    • Do not buy bottled water. The bottled water is not only expensive, but also creates a lot of container waste.
    • Switching from plastic bag to a reusable cloth bag.
    • Green your office: print double sided, turn off monitors, start an office recycling program.
    • Bike, walk, take public transportation or carpool to work or school.
    • Plant a tree at your garden.
    • Get a lunch box instead of brown-bagging or eating out of takeout containers.
    • Buy local fruits and veggies, or start your own garden.
    • Change your light bulbs. Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) last 10 times longer than a standard bulb and use at least two-thirds less energy.
    • Switch off the lights when they are not in use. Unplug appliances when you’re not using them.
    • Set your refrigerator temperature at 36 to 38 and your freezer at 0 to 5

 

 

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Krishna Subramaniam on June 6, 2011 at 3:48 am

    Good suggestions. I think we should look at implementing them in Rawang and make Rawang as Green DUN.

    Reply

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