I didn’t watch that event. Not because of lack of interest but because I didn’t want to see those people clamoring to the concert venue to have a chance to see their favorite artists perform. But what is the possible percentage of those people in the audience actually doing something to save earth? If you get 10 – 30% of them really doing something, then it’s well and good because they at least cared enough to act on it. But a lot of those other people will just continue on with their busy lives and not really care. Oblivious to the slow death of the world that we live in.
Okay. I think I am starting to sound like I’m preaching. And I am not angry or anything. I just thought that sometimes it’s all for show.
What CAN we do to actually make a difference? Here are some suggestions:
- Turn off power outlets when not in use
- Turn off your computer and/or two screens before leaving the office
- Do not leave the water running when washing dishes, brushing your teeth and taking your bath – I know I am guilty of this and I always have to consciously remind myself to do this every time
- Recycle those newspapers, bottles and plastics – don’t just throw them away
- Use your own bags when buying groceries or other items – I know I am guilty of not bringing my own bag and I end up using plastic bags. In my own defense, I use those plastic bags to hold thrash. But I really need to remember to bring those reusable bags.
I’m sure there are more ideas out there that can really make a difference if each one of us makes an effort to do it. It is our earth, our planet. So let’s do our part and we can probably still make a believer out of me yet.
Saving Gaia Pledge