Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day everyone! Today is the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. But it's only for the past few years that people have been really aware of what's going on. I'm really glad that we are making steps to help fight climate change. Even the local businesses are doing their share. SM is one of them. The management is doing company wide projects that aim to save the environment. We are all familiar with their green bags. SM has more in store. They're also supporting Al Gore's visit to Manila. If you haven't watched The Inconvenient Truth yet, watch it. It will open your eyes. 

Starbucks is also having a promo. You can get some of their tumblers for only P195. The promo is until April 30 only so hurry! MB bought one tumbler this morning and there was only one tumbler left in the Earth Day tumblers section. You also get P5 off on your drink when you decide to use your tumbler instead of their plastic cups.

Lush is giving away selected bubble bars or ballistics for every P1,000 pre-packed gift set purchase. We all know how much effort Lush is giving to help save the environment. See here for details.

Personally, what do I do? Aside from eco bags, (which by the way, my new favorite is National Bookstore's eco bag) we also recycle in our house. I have one garbage bin for cans, another one for plastic stuff and I dump fruit and vegetable peels, etc. to our pots. I now have a thriving ampalaya (bitter gourd) plant because of this. There's also another plant which I have yet to identify but it's growing really big. Because of this, we only average about 2 medium bags of garbage everyday. More often than not, it's only one. We also avoid buying bottled water. If you follow my food blog, you'd know that I hate wasting food. So whatever leftover food that we have when we eat out, I always take away. 

There are so many fun things that you can do for Earth not only today, but everyday for the rest of your lives. It's not just a hype. It's something real. And you should be a part of that. 

What do you do to help save the environment?

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