Tuesday, 16 September 2008
Clean Up the World partners with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to inspire and assist communities to "clean up, fix up and conserve their local environment" through carrying out initiatives ranging from waste removal and tree planting to water and energy conservation projects. (Information obtained here)
Although there's a certain period for this purpose, it does not mean we don't clean up other days! Everyday should be a Clean Up Day, Earth Day, World Environment Day! ;-)
September 16 was designated by the United Nations General Assembly as the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer.
This designation was made on December 19 1994, in commemoration of the date, in 1987, on which nations signed the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.
Information obtained from wikipedia.
I'm talking about O’BON Notebooks. I'm really excited about it. :z I'm also going to get the A4 papers made of bagasse too. :D
Apart from notebooks, O'bon also produces pencils, pens, folders, etc. Our department uses these products as gifts during talks, exhibitions, games, etc. They are the coolest I tell you!
The papers may be more expensive than the conventional ones BUT they are worth it. Sometimes people complain about recycled papers being expensive. For the longest time humans have messed up the Earth! :@ So, it's only fair we pay more for recycled materials.
Note: Photos borrowed from here. Cheers!
Saturday, 13 September 2008
I blogged about this in my other blog a few months ago. I admit I'm one of the guilty ones always buying a book everytime I go out. :$ So what have I done to contribute?
Wednesday, 10 September 2008
Saturday, 6 September 2008
Just wanna share with you what I purchased recently.
Cool, huh? I bought them from http://miabambina.com/. They can be folded and very handy to bring around. I think I will buy a few more and give my Mummy. ;-)
Quoting envirosax.com, these bags provide an exclusive range of reusable shopping bags, while introducing an exciting new medium for the message of environmental sustainability. Design-led, in-expensive and colourful, Envirosax® environmental eco friendly shopping bags will carry the environmental message to a world ready to embrace a brighter ecological future.
Someone commented our department's effort to use eco-bags recently. He questioned whether the bags were made of RECYCLED materials or not. When I said no (because we did not have any information on where to obtain recycled eco-bags in Malaysia at that time), he said then that's not eco-bag. I beg to differ! For me, eco-bags (whether they are made of recycled materials or not), are good alternatives to using plastics any time. The most important thing is we have initiated efforts to promote REUSABLE eco-bags. One step at a time bah! We are also going towards the use of recycled papers. Sometimes I wonder why people do not appreciate efforts by others... Hmmm..
Note: Pix and background information obtained from here. Cheers!