So, today is Earth Day. Happy Earth Day everyone!
To be very honest I am writing this post with a very heavy heart, considering this is the video that I woke up to today. I had seen this before, and somehow don’t know why I forgot about it; but I don’t intend to this time around. Today, I am thinking about my little daughter’s future world, would she be able to enjoy the greenery around her? Would she have the availability of the perfect serene green blue beaches I love to holiday on? And above all would she really have the quality of air that is required to lead a healthy life?
We are acting oh so ignorant of the price that our future generations will have to pay (and I think the payment has already started, look at the asthmatic stats around you or the availability of fresh water around you) for the benefits that we enjoy and take for granted and act so unaffected by all that is happening to our surroundings and to our environment.
I am just going to urge everyone reading here today, please start recycling (if you have not already). It won’t take more than five minutes of your time every day. And you just need to spend ten minutes on the Internet to find out the collection points if you don’t have them nearby already. It will make the future of our kids happier to say the least (its good to be selfish sometimes, when it benefits everybody around).
For the people who are not into recycling at all- You can start recycling domestic waste by segregating paper, glass and metal waste. In Hong Kong most of the residential buildings have waste collection points within the complexes itself. And I am sure there would be service providers who would come to pick your recyclable waste from your home.
There are many recycling friendly nations and there are so many people who have made environment cleaning a part of their lives and there are so many stories that you can read about (online-easiest way) and they inspire you in such big ways. Also, it is very important to dispose of batteries in a very mature way, as they contain a lot of heavy metals, which can enter ground water, vaporize in the air or contaminate the soil. Here is a link where you can learn how to dispose of your batteries.
Let’s start today! We owe it to our mother nature and to our children.
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