Daily Archives: March 17, 2014

International Mother Earth Day

Posted by Peter MUIR

EarthdayOur planet is at a turning point. The massive global migration underway now from countryside to cities will demand huge investments in energy, water, materials, waste, food distribution, and transportation over the next 25 years. If the right investments are made now, this unique opportunity will be the catalyst for dramatic changes in the built environment and the fight against carbon emissions and climate change.

Held on April 22 since 1970, and what is referred to by the UN as International Mother Earth Day, this day aims at improving the way we treat our home.  So far more than one billion acts of green have been pledged on the Earth Day website – sign up yours today to help reach the target of two billion acts of green.

An idea – Start Composting…
More than a billion pounds of food are thrown away every year. Help make a difference by turning your food waste into soil. Start composting today!
Or
Refuse Junk mail…
Junk mail is not only a major inconvenience, it also has an extremely negative impact on the environment. Take action to help reduce the amount of junk mail you receive.

Earth hour

Posted by Peter MUIR

Earthhour 2014What started as a city-wide initiative in Sydney in 2006, Earth Hour has become one of the largest environmental activities in terms of participant numbers.  Perhaps because it is so simple – just turn off your lights and appliances for one hour.  However the movement has much more too it – and so should your actions!

So, in addition to switching off the lights for an hour from 8.30pm on Saturday 29th March 2014, show your continued commitment to the planet by extending your actions and consistently conserve your energy use. Also see what you can do to encourage others to do the same – to start developing your Earth Hour ideas, go to http://www.earthhour.org/earth-hour-starter-kit

Though encouraged, switching off your lights and appliances alone does not constitute a C&S (or CAS) activity.

Petition platform for Hong Kong

Posted by Peter MUIR

petition for a better HKSupport Hong Kong is an online petition platform that not only creates awareness for active petitions, but also allows for online signing of posted petitions.  If you have a petition you are keen to get lots of support for, then consider using uploading to this site.

Some current active petitions involve boycotting Ocean Park for animals rights, protecting the Hong Kong trail, and introducing new marine parks to Hong Kong.