April 22 is Earth Day, Time to Change our Ways
This April, we will be celebrating Earth Day, specifically on the 22nd.
Having said this, I wonder how many people know we are going to celebrate Earth Day. And, I wonder how many people celebrate this special day by just making sure that they take a grip and check themselves on how careful are they in taking care of the only livable planet we have in the whole universe.
I for one, am very observant of the ways people take care of Mother Earth. In fact, I wanna go ballistic when my father cut down trees and knowing how he is when he has decided on something, I just did my own way of restitution. I planted 2 calamansi plants although I know they are not the trees that my dad has cut down, I still believe they will make a good replacement. Keeping the state of Mother Earth in mind, I will surely plant more trees, hopefully find a good place where I could bury the good seeds.
Reuse, reduce, recycle. These three words have become very powerful to me. I have always been a good follower of these three words, and that even if I'm keeping a lot of trash in my backyard, I still find ways on how I can recycle them. I am also practicing a good way to reduce the purchase of plastic bags, I bring eco-bags in going to the market. This way, I will no longer be buying plastic. I am also reusing other items that can be reused, knowing that they can still be, I keep it in mind not to abuse my money in buying new things when I can still use and live with the old one (even if it is not that attractive anymore).
Well, just to make you feel guilty, I have posted here the length of time some items decompose. And if you're using diapers, note that they go to about 550 years, plastic bags, 200-1000 years. See? Unless we all change our ways, we will have an earthful of garbage in the next few years.