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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

World Environment Day - 5th June


World Environment Day is an annual event that is aimed at being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action. World Environment Day activities take place all year round and climax on 5 June every year, involving everyone from everywhere.

The World Environment Day celebration began in 1972 and has grown to become one of the main vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and encourages political attention and action.

Here are a few easy steps to improve your eco habits and green your daily routine:

  • A - Act now. Make the decision to become more aware of issues related to food waste
  • B - Buy locally! Flying food across continents increases global transportation emissions. 
  • C - Choose naturally grown foods. They have less of an environmental impact and are much healthier.
  • D - Don’t buy more food than you really need.
  • E - Educate your friends on how individual actions can have an exponential impact and motivate action for WED.
  • F - Form a group of peers or colleagues to oversee the food waste at your school, neighborhood or workplace. 
  • G - Go electronic for bills and payments: at home, in the office, at the bank etc. 
  • H - Host a World Environment Day celebration. 
  • I - Improve the insulation of your home – it will really help your energy consumption…and your monthly bills!
  • J - Jog outside and save the energy you would have used on the treadmill!
  • K - Kick the habit! Don’t print unless it’s absolutely necessary. And when you do print – always print double-sided! 
  • L - Learn more about the environment impact of food production. Did you know that it takes 1,000 litres of water to produce 1 litre of milk?
  • M - Mobilize your networks! Message your friends about WED — facebook, twitter, orkut, SMS, text, phone, email — it doesn’t matter how, just get the word out!
  • N - Notify your friends on how their action against food waste could have a huge impact. Even if just one-fourth of the food currently lost or wasted globally could be saved, it would be enough to feed 870 million hungry people in the world. 
  • O - Order small food portions first. Better to add on than waste. 
  • P - Pile up! Lay the grounds for a compost pile and start sorting your garbage.
  • Q - Quantify how much money you could save each cold winter if you lowered the temperature inside your home by 2 degrees Celsius. It could reduce your energy consumption by 14 percent!!!
  • R - Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. 
  • S - Switch your light bulbs to energy-efficient LED’s. You will see substantial savings on energy bills!
  • T - Think outside of the bottle! Bottled water costs 1900 times more than tap water
  • U - Use rainwater for your indoor plants – they love it, and you’ll save water at the same time. 
  • V - Visit the WED website  regularly and see how you can get involved!
  • W - Waste not food! 1 in every 7 people in the world go to bed hungry and more than 20,000 children under the age of 5 die daily from hunger.  
  • X - X-plore the World Environment Day website. Find out more about food waste. 
  • Y - You can make a difference – individual actions, when multiplied, can make an exponential difference to the planet!  
  • Z - Zip around town on your bike, on public transport, or walk to a restaurant near you. It’s cheaper! 

Sharon x

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  1. Thank you for these tips. I did not realize how many things I could change.

  2. Those are great ways to make a change.

  3. I had so much fun reading the ABC's with its meaningful habits that can be a great tool for being green on a daily basis. Thanks for sharing it!

  4. love the way you put this in a simple ABC form really nice

  5. I am happy that I am able to do most of what you've listed above. I am for helping and protecting the environment. It is a nice feeling knowing that I am saving the planet we live in even with just my own little way.

  6. I love this, wish I had heard of it sooner so I could share with my readers.

  7. Wow! Those are great tips! I love the way you organized them that is very creative.

  8. Love the Alphabet, we do most of it also especially the R and Z.

  9. Planning of food consumption should be done first at our very home too. Thank you for reminding us to do it!

  10. I have to practice the Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Thank's for sharing this informative post.

  11. I never like to waste any food, so i have to make a small amount for 3 as possible.


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