Like i blogged a little earlier about my irrational fear for the impending zombie apocalypse due to mankind’s ruthless acts to mother nature, i have also increased effort in doing my part to delay having the undead chewing my brains off for as long as i can.
Last week’s mission is to help save the rain forest for 7 days. And i pledged to myself in this whole week, i must maintain keep up the pledge. Here are the 10 things i’m committed to doing:
Subject: Clothes. Save water!!! I do this ALL THE TIME. So this is not a problem. Next.
2. Do Not Send Birthday Cards
Send greetings via Twitter instead. Wow thats saves me tons of paper every month! Next.
3. Refuse Polystyrene Products.
Every time i see a polystyrene container, i can feel a random person next to me turning grey (zombie color). To challenge myself not to use any, i have personally gone downstairs during lunch time and go to the zhap fan stall and eat among the office workers, alone. You have to know that this is quite a big step for me to take, because for one, i am super lazy. When i’m at home, i’m immobilized in front of my computer. Normally i call the cafe downstairs to send take-out for me. But no. I shall WALK DOWNSTAIRS from now on. And secondly, i absolutely hate eating alone. But to complete this mission, i shall be #ForLunchTimeAlone. It’s all worth it.
4. Smart Tapao
Which i have blogged about multiple times before. If i MUST tapao, then i use Tupperware. There was this one time i got conned into tapaoing oyster mee suah for Dumbi, i tried to convince him to eat so we don’t use another polystyrene foam, he said where got! People in the stall are using the same thing what! I was like, really? Then i went and tapao, and discovered that they use normal plastic bowls, and i got very angry and whatsapp him a picture of the bowls and called him a jerk. From today onwards i will bring Tupperware for oyster mee suah.
5. Refuse Plastic Bags
Every time i shop on Saturdays, i will secretly laugh at those people who nod when the cashier asks if he/she needs a plastic bag. I’m all like haha sucker, you are now 20 cents poorer, watch this!!! Then proudly present my XL size handbag at the counter. (You now know that i am THAT kiamsiap).
6. Reinforce Aircon For 4 Principle
Ok, if you don’t already, here’s the thing you need to know about visiting my house. I will only switch on the aircon if there’s more than 4 people. (A Siberian Husky is counted as 4 people) Because! Well because aircon harms the earth and cause global warming etc! (Ok la actually i just want to maintain my TNB bill at RM20 a month. Yes, that’s how kiam i am). So yea, bring your own portable air-cooler. Thanks.
Well i stopped buying magazines and download them online instead because i want to save the rainforest!!! I also started downloading free e-books instead of real books. That’s totally because i care for the earth. And not because i’m totally broke. Or too lazy to go to the book store. Or because a book cost like 10 zhap fan meals. Or because i am completely addicted to my Galaxy Tab. Nope. I CARE. (The last part is actually a bit true.) I mean, i’m sad that no one invented e-Toilet Paper yet. If not i’ll totally ditch Cutie Compact too.
8. Reduce Car Pollution
By not using my car. Normally i will carpool (read: force my friends to come fetch me). Or just FFK friends who ask me out.
9. Don’t Flush Toilet
Only do it after X amount of usage. WHAT? My toilet doesn’t have Half-Flush option!
10. Actually Make Effort to Know More about the Rain Forest
i could be doing everything the wrong way if i don’t have the right knowledge. Hence the Sloggi Love World Event.
at Sungai Tekala Recreational Forest, Taman Warisan Negeri Selangor. Which is also what inspired me to take up this 7 days challenge to save the rain forest.
Received a Sloggi eco shopping bag, which will boost success rate of my Pledge No.5!
Cindy at the event.
It was an adventurous day for a bunch of bloggers… Who almost became… Loggers.
We went jungle trekking to get closer to the nature, and learning more about our local rain forest.
Our magnificent rain forest. Do you know that this park protects the water supply for the whole Selangor? If Selangor got flood, you know who to blame la. No one but your own fault for not making enough effort to preserve our precious forest.
Look at that massive tree!
And the fern thing, reminds me of the beanstalk thing Mario climbs to enter a secret world in Super Mario Bros!
This tree is old and dying because there’s a huge crack.
It was quite an unusual day from my usual hiding-at-home routine.
Except maybe for the Mozzie-Apocalypse part lol.
I’m sticking close to Aud so that i don’t get any bites 😛
After that, we had to menanam pokok!!! Man, the last time i did that was during Gotong-Royong in primary school! So nostalgic!!!
The kind officer helped us with it, and then we use the cangkul so secure the little pokok and then siram air. (HAHAHHA all my BM vocab is coming back!)
The tree belongs to the 4 of us!
My very low maintenance child and i.
After taman pokok, we had a nice lunch.
Sloggi donated RM25k from the profit of its Love World collection to TrEES (Treat Every Environment Special), to protect the rainforest’s habitats, wildlife and eco-system. These are some of the new ranges from Sloggi, which offers eco-comfort, which means ultra soft, natural and organic fabric that is manufactured using eco-friendly processes.
yes save the earth! the weather is killing!!!
malaysian weather is not for human to live one.
Love world, love cheesie.
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to save the world everyone has to play a part, start with the 3Rs, Recycle Re-use Reduce 🙂
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Saving the Earth is always a great idea. Except for one thing. Momma Earth takes care of herself. The recent earthquake/tsunami in Japan showed the world that human kinds ability to control any aspect of the environment is extremly limited!
We should all be stewards regarding resources. But that does not mean living like people did 100 years ago.
Please go to: http://www.borealforest.org/paper/index.htm
Exceprt: When you “farm” a spread almost as big as Denmark, you have to be more than a “hewer and drawer”.
Almost 400 highly-trained and skilled employees of Bowater’s Thunder Bay Woodlands Operations plan and manage a land-based resource of some 35,000 sq. km, of which more than 30,000 sq. km are productive.
They manage, harvest and renew an immense crop of highest quality timber, all on a sustainable basis. The harvest consists mainly of Jackpine and Spruce softwood, and Aspen hardwood. Balsam Fir provides an additional, small percentage of the softwood.
Bowater’s Thunder Bay mill operation is the principle consumer of the annual harvest of 3.5 million cubic metres.
Also: http://www.pulpapernews.com/category/forestry and http://www.slideshare.net/MonteIndustria/forest-industry-in-galicia-an-overview.
The majority of paper products on Earth comes from managed forest, think of forest like a farm covering thousands of square kilometers. Trees are harvested, stumps removed, and new trees planted.
While some rain forest trees might be used for paper, most are used for local construction or as fuel for wood cooking fires. Forestry employes tens of thousands of people and that supports families.
Flush the toilet, letting one poo sit not only smell bad, but the stink will attract insects, and that is not a good thing.
We have to protect the environment. However one must be informed and not influenced by the extremist in the environmental movement.
such long comment!!! have to digest slowly
Your post was also long. Very noble in concept.
I trust you realize that going as green as you would like will not be easy, nor inexpensive.
Your thoughts will be appreciated!
Wow, is it at Australia ? I saw Daphne.. both awesome bloggers 🙂
no ah it’s in KL 🙂
what a coincidence. i was just learning about a poem called “Death of a Rainforest” earlier at literature class today 😆
haha what isit about!! what class u take!
It’s in Malaysia right? o_O “Sungai Tekala Recreational Forest, Taman Warisan Negeri Selangor”
I have a reusable bag with me most of the time. Actually all the points seem reasonable except for 9. sorry but I cannot accept that LOL
yes yes!!!! Haha i was joking k. Ok half joking wtf . HAHAH
That’s great! I wish everyone would at least start out as recycling, it’s so easy and really ridiculous not to. :/ People are gonna regret it, can you imagine if every person was required to recycle? Things would start to get better!
I always use “green bags” when shopping, basically just using large tote bags every time I shop and I don’t accept plastic bags except on occasion. (I use them for bathroom trash bags)
These are some websites you might be interested in:
freerice.com (a vocabulary game where you gain rice for charities.)
They are these sponsored sites where every time you click the big button for the different causes, they will get x amount of money or whatever donated to them. It’s totally legit and real and free, no sign up or anything. 🙂
It does track your IP address, so you can only click once a day, but it resets every 24 hrs I believe. Ecologyfund.com focuses on enviromental donations. Please bookmark them and spread the word! 🙂 Thank you
(this is not an advertisement and I am not affiliated with the websites, I just am passionate about an idea that is so simple and easy.)
thanks!!! so nice to see other ppl who care too! 😀
I spot daphne in your photo!!!
Lovely post about saving the environment even though most people don’t really see the point of doing so as ” they will not live to see it” or some shit like that. Perhaps you would like to have a more controversial blog post in the future about …periods! As you know girls always HAVE to buy period pads and tampons. I know in malaysia pads are really cheap but do you know how long it takes for them to decompose? 500-800 years (http://www.greenecoservices.com/how-long-does-it-take-for-trash-to-biodegrade/)
Not as long as freaking Styrofoam but the quantity produced per lady is quite scary per period cycle.Here is the controversial part; MENSTRUAL CUPS! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Menstrual_cup)
Imagine actually using period blood to nourish your banana tree ( and the pontianak in it too)
Never buying a disposable pad again! ($$$)
Not having pungent odors from soaked pads during your first date nor the squishiness of it all when you sit down on a hard chair!
food for thought!:)
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Save our mother nature.weee
overpopulation is why the pollution. fever people would means less pollution.. enough said.
fewer isit haha. if not i reli go make myself fever
Translation please….”if not i reli go make myself fever.”
A bit terse and utterly incomprehensible on this side of the Pacific.
errr… did you mean TANAM pokok? lols. so cute the cupcakes!! ME WANT TOO.
oh btw, i also wanted to say (forgot to type but then hurriedly clicked “submit” already -__-) i think it’s SO COOL how all four of you girls have red tinges in your hair!
Comments here are all well meaning. Recycling is good, saving energy is good and planting trees is good.
Many here cannot seem to accept that nature is truly beyond humankinds control.
Okay, here’s the bombshell. The volcanic eruption in Iceland last year, since its first spewing of volcanic ash has, in just FOUR DAYS, NEGATED EVERY SINGLE EFFORT you have made in the past five years to control CO2 emissions on our planet – everyones!!
Today volcano Puyehue in Chile, started erupting on June 6. Ash clouds were as high as 5,000 meters and blanketed places 100 km away with volcanic ash.
I know, it’s very disheartening to realize that all of the carbon emission savings you have accomplished while suffering the inconvenience and expense of: driving Prius hybrids, buying fabric grocery bags, sitting up till midnight to finish your kid’s “The Green Revolution” science project, throwing out all of your non-green cleaning supplies, using only two squares of toilet paper, putting a brick in your toilet tank reservoir, selling your SUV and speedboat, vacationing at home instead of abroad, nearly getting hit every day on your bicycle, replacing all of your 50 cents light bulbs with $10.00 light bulbs …well, all those things you have done have gone right down the tubes in just four days.
The volcanic ash emitted into the Earth’s atmosphere in just four days – yes – FOUR DAYS ONLY by that volcano in Iceland, has totally erased every single effort you have made to reduce the evil beast, carbon. And there are around 200 active volcanoes on the planet spewing out this crud at any one time – EVERY DAY.
I don’t really want to rain on your parade too much, but I should mention that when the volcano Mt Pinatubo erupted in the Philippines in 1991, it spewed out more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than the entire human race had emitted in ALL of its entire YEARS on earth. Yes folks, Mt Pinatubo was active for over one year – think about it.
Of course I shouldn’t spoil this touchy-feely tree-hugging moment and mention the effect of solar and cosmic activity and the well-recognized 800-year global heating and cooling cycle, which keep happening, despite our completely insignificant efforts to affect climate change.
The Earth changes, every day. Without regard to our presence. We can make life unpleasant for ourselves or our neighbours.
No one want to drink to dirty water, breath polluted air or eat contaminated food.
These are things that humankind can influence in a VERY LIMITED fashion.
Hey, isn’t it interesting how they don’t mention “Global Warming” any more, but just “Climate Change” – you know why? It’s because the planet has COOLED by 0.7 degrees in the past century and these global warming bull artists got caught with their pants down.
And just keep in mind that you might yet have an Emissions Trading Scheme – that whopping new tax – imposed on you, that will achieve absolutely nothing except make you poorer. It won’t stop any volcanoes from erupting, that’s for sure.
do you have a blog? start your own blog. 💡
I do not have enough time to keep a blog going.
However I am now a contributor @:
Ms. Loh and I are quite often hold opposing points of view. Visit the site and read the numerous comments I have left.
Like Cheesie, many in Asia write provocative and interesting blogs.