Sunday, January 24, 2010

Go Green. Go Recycled.

1/24/2010 11:50 pm

I never thought about buying anything lately because 1. I don't have money to buy stuff and 2. I'd rather save my money for something very important that's coming my way. But, still, I imagine of buying myself a bulky lumbar pack that I always wanted to test. (its feel, carrying capabilities and so and so) Lately, as I visited a site of a well known pack manufacturer, I was stunned to see a pack that used mainly recycled materials. And I'm talking about a big company who could have chosen a more 'commercial' fabric to use for their packs. I'm not trying to promote or anything but Mountainsmith's packs are now using 100% recycled pet bottles( you know, the bottles that we usually crumple after using or recycled into water containers back at home.) YES, the pack fabric is made out of recycled cola bottles and they're still as rough as they can get. I am just amazed at how innovative people are getting in contributing to the global u-turn of our non-ecologically sound actions in the past. I mean, it's a great way to minimize our carbon footprint, and, it's a good way of making use of those old plastic bottles that litter the streets or alleys of almost major city or tourist destination in the world.

I may sound ideal but if these BIG companies can do that, then we: small and insignificant as we may think, can do something and contribute to this state of mind and ideology. We can really lessen the impact of our day-to-day activities. I mean, if you don't need a straw to drink from your glass of softdrink while you are eating in a fastfood restaurant, then DON'T! How hard is it to lift your glass then gulp it the old fashioned way? And, when you're with kids, try to discourage them to get miles of drinking straw that they would just use to make a straw tower. And please, try to use recyclable bags when you're at the grocery or at the mall when you're shopping, don't waste double plastic bags just for a pack of pasta and canned meat.Hindi baduy and magdala ng bag na pwede mong ulit ulitin ng gamit, nakakatulong ka nga e. THINK. In that little way you can help save money, and the ozone layer for that matter. Use old newspapers for towels to wipe spills on your table or desk. Try bringing a mug if you're a coffee drinker (or taho enthusiast, hi Manong Taho) instead of using paper or styro cups.Lastly, avoid using STYRO for eating or drinking. RECYCLE. RECYCLE. RECYCLE.

Imagine if all of us can do this little change in our lives. We don't need quantum physics to think these things over guys, we just need to use our heads a little bit more.

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Monday, January 18, 2010

A move to help, innovate and diversify

It was only days ago when the wrath of nature destroyed the city of Haiti, Latin America. Organizations from all over the globe both public and private reached out to lend their hands to the people whose lives had been damaged by the catastrophic incident. With the advent of new technology and innovation, it is common but still paradoxically surprising to see people whose lives are truly out of the disaster, to give out their hands.

I was senselessly facebook-ing yesterday when I saw posts by organizations that are willingly helping the victims of the disaster. They are appealing for help, donations, and volunteers and it is great to know that many are sympathizing. Many already sent their help and many are still expected to do so. Here, check out these links:

In addition to that, most of the facebook applications like Mafia wars, etc., are campaigning for the victims of the Haiti disaster. It is great to know that even though most of us see this world as place of chaos and misunderstanding, love between people of varying languages, nationalities, religions and philosophies still persist. True, the real goodness of men will always prevail and with the continuing and combined efforts of countries to unite a world broken apart by diverse differences, it would not be uncommon to see a world of technology, innovation, diversity, understanding and love.

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