Monday, June 11, 2007

Pollution

While the big heads debate about pollution, what are you* and I going to do about it?

I'm hoping to use my cycle when commuting around in the neighbourhood.
I'm going to try to use the public transport to work more often.
I will not use my air-con if the weather is bearable.
I will turn off the lights and fans when not in the room.
I will try not to waste water.
I will ride my scooter in a way that I get the maximum mileage out of it.

Thanks, Joy for giving me the link to the article.

*If you are an Indian and are accessing the net, chances are you are a "first world Indian."


p.s. - While you are at this, you can also check out my new audio post - "I'm still searching, I'm still running..." - in my other blog.

17 comments:

Tina said...

Hey what a great idea! Thanks for sharing that list :-)
I started gettin more and more inattentive to these "rules" during the last years because my mother ALWAYS told us things like that...

Vitzy said...

Wonderful. I just decided today to take recycling matters at work into my own hands! And yay for bikes. =)

It's so frustrating to think, if everyone tried as hard as this, the world would be a different place.

Two Write Hands said...

Excellent ideas for being more eco-friendly. We should all follow your example!

Trish said...

I moved into the house I did because it is walking distance to so many things. It not only is good for the environment it is good for my health.

chronicwriter said...

I will ride my scooter in a way that I get the maximum mileage out of it.( maximum mileage? in chennai roads?)...

public transport!? the electric trains consume more than 22mv electricity and the buses pollute the city more than anything...

its better that you adopt cycling or even walking is a gud option...

Bungi said...

Tina - I know. It is so easy ignore these stuff especially when it said over and over again. Although small things, these do make a difference i guess.

Vitzy - I agree. Yay for bikes!! Recycling is another story entirely. Wish we were better at it.

TWH - Thank you. I hope to follow what i said i would myself...

Trish - I agree. Unfortunately my work is pretty far from where i live, but the rest of my life happens around home. I agree about the good for environment and the health bit...

CW - Maximum mileage to the best possible extent on the roads here. I tend to be an aggressive rider. I should cut down on aggression, zooming and breaking too often.

Using public transport means i am sharing the energy with a few hundred or thousand others. So, in the longer run, less power gets used. Chennai buses are getting better. We should commend them for it. Car pooling is another good idea for those who have cars.

Cycling and walking to work feasible when i live say around 5 km from home. Work place currently 12 km from work.

mandy said...

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PurpleHeart said...

Bungi ! Way to go ! And did you forget sound pollution ?

Nadine said...

Good ideas. We should all do our part. I want to thank you for stopping by my blog today.

chronicwriter said...

and ofcourse air-pollution due to natural sources.. mayn! am sitting in an a/c environment and my colleagues over here eat lotsa garlic and bananas and most of the time, i start believing that my sox smells a lot better

brandy said...

Good stuff! I think it's important to remind YOUNG people about why this is such an important issue, so besides turning off lights and walking more places, I'm teaching the kids in my class about the environment. And making them watch "An Inconvienent Truth"!

samuel davis said...

Pl change the background and the font color. Its very uneasy to read.

Bungi said...

Amanda - Thank you. :)

Sandhya - Ummm... I suppose i did forget it. Guess it is a problem... Probably will write about it someday...

Nadine - And thanks for droppin' by mine. I shall be visiting again.

CW - Ha ha... You should probably gift some of your colleagues your better smelling socks.

Brandy - Wow! I wish i could do what you do... But i guess i am not cut out for working with children... The impact that you can have... Amazing... Ah yes, there will be no impact if we don't train them. So, great going. I am proud of you!!!

The Mahathma said...

haha! here we go! now its u! all the best!

The Mahathma said...

so ur talking abt air pollution

The Mahathma said...

u didnt write abt farting in public

so add : I will not fart in public .Even If I do I will not produce sound .

Sandy Carlson said...

Great post. You might enjoy this blog--http://agreenearth.blogspot.com/--which offers really good, practical info. She's a blogger I came across on Blog Explosion.