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Leaving An Eco-Friendly Footprint


Air pollution due to smoke emissions from vehicles, water pollution due to toxic chemicals from factories, land pollution due to illegal mining from companies, and more…

Let’s face it.

The world, as we know it, has changed.

As these kinds of pollution continue to ravage each nation, global warming also continue to produce adverse effects not just to humans who only took Mother Nature for granted, but also to other living things that humans also took for granted.

But despite everything, we are still given the chance to leave an eco-friendly footprint – be it in small ways or in big ways, as long as it helps today’s generation to make the world a better place to live in.

That being said, here’s what you can do to leave an eco-friendly footprint:

Do things at home.

Who says you can’t go on a vacation trip at home? Who says you can’t enjoy a weekend getaway at home? Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to go far away just to spend time with your family. You also don’t need to go far away just to spend time with your friends. Whether you’re planning to go camping or go hiking, you can still enjoy these activities at home. All you need is to gather the right kind of materials for your chosen theme, as well as let everyone involved have fun setting it up in your own backyard. A tip? You can do a wildlife activity, which most people need to go for a distance, by purchasing your own scope – or more specifically, a spotting scope that you can look into – and go birdwatching with your loved ones.

Even more so, doing things at home allows you to:

  • Save up more effectively. You don’t need to worry about going over the budget just for a vacation trip. You also don’t need to worry about going over the budget just to buy what you need for a vacation trip.
  • Lessens the impact your car will make. This applies if your car is used every day. This also applies if your car is used every time you go on a vacation trip.
  • Lessens the impact you will make. This applies as you go to the place you’re vacationing on. This also applies as you leave the place you’re vacationing on.

How about you?

How do you leave an eco-friendly footprint?

Share your thoughts with us below!

Minimizing Your Negative Impact To The Environment


Let’s face it.

Earth, as we know it, has truly changed.

Gone are those days where we get to breathe in a dose of fresh and cool air right after stepping out of our houses anywhere in the world. Today, we need to go somewhere else just to get a much-needed dose of fresh air as there’s what we call air pollution. Gone are those days where we get to soak in a dose of crisp and warm sun right after going out of our homes anytime of the day. Today, we need to something else just to get a much-needed dose of crisp sun as there’s what we call ultraviolet rays.

Indeed, Earth has truly changed. And indeed, we ourselves have changed.

We have changed for the sake of being able to use what only a few can use nowadays. We have changed for the sake of being able to get what only a few can get now nowadays. We have changed for the sake of being able to enjoy what only a few can enjoy nowadays.

Thus, it’s only right for us to minimize our negative impact to the environment – not just for those mentioned above, but also for our sake… and for the more important aspects of our lives such as family and health and even career.

The only question is: How?

Here are some ways to minimize your negative impact to the environment:


While most people believe that commuting is daunting than any other kind of task at hand on a daily basis, especially for those who have to leave early for work to avoid getting caught up in traffic, it’s actually one of the greatest ways to minimize your negative impact to the environment. Frequently using your car is a well-known root of air pollution – as it will, without any doubt, belch off smoke that only goes straight to the already deteriorating ozone layer, thanks to gasoline as the commonly used fuel of vehicle owners.


Going DIY is not just meant for those who want to showcase their creativity. It’s also meant for those who want to protect their things like when they’re repairing, as well as for those who want to protect the environment like when they’re renovating. Even if you’re just using tools like those on, going DIY is still a great way to minimize your negative impact to the environment as you won’t need to hire others to do extensive jobs that might pose a threat to your surroundings like when they’re cutting off newly planted trees.

Do you know any other ways to minimize your negative impact to the environment? Let us know in the comments section below!

Eco-Friendly Things You Can Do Anytime


Let’s face it. Our world needs us more than ever. Mother Nature, as we speak, isn’t the same Earth as we know from science textbooks. With the rise of technology, we need to be more sentient about things that might cause harm to the environment. And with the rise of other industries, we need to be more vigilant about doing things that will only cause harm to the environment.

That being said, it’s only right for you to start doing eco-friendly things – not just at certain times of the day, but at any time of the day – in order to raise more awareness on the importance of being sentient about things that might cause harm to the environment and the significance of being more vigilant about doing things that will only cause harm to the environment.

Here are some eco-friendly things you can do anytime:

Birdwatching At Home

You don’t need to go far, driving hundreds of miles away, just to see birds fly high in the sky. You also don’t need to spend much, buying lots of high-tech gears, just to see birds fly high in the sky up close. All you need to do is learn how a spotting scope works and voila – you can now go birdwatching at the comforts of your own home!

Shopping Organic Food

One great way to be eco-friendly is to shop organic food, instead of the usual store food. This is because (1) organic food are healthier due to ingredients being grown naturally, (2) organic food are more affordable due to ingredients being grown locally, and (3) organic food are tastier due to ingredients being harvested freshly.

Properly Segregating Waste

Another great way to be eco-friendly is to properly segregate waste. This is not just for you to be more responsible, but also for you to be more aware on the consequences whenever waste is not properly segregated. Some of these consequences include air pollution, water pollution, flooding due to blocked sewers, poisoning due to contaminated interactions, and more.

Reducing Electricity Consumption

This is probably the most common, yet the most effective of all eco-friendly things you can do anytime. Reducing electricity consumption will not just help you save money on bills, but also help you save the energy sources from totally running out. This basically applies to energy sources like hot springs and even waterfalls.

Any other eco-friendly tips and ideas? Share them with us below!


Actions You Can Do to Fight Climate Change

Climate change isn’t good for the environment.

Its effect can be critical to our health and the environment. It is something that we should take seriously for us to have a better future.

Some of climate change’s effects are sea level rise, melting of sea ice, and intense heat waves. These can affect our lives negatively. To help you decrease the effect and fight climate change, here are some actions you can do to fight climate change.

Reduce Emissions

Transportations release carbon dioxide. This is one of the causes of climate change. Whenever possible, use a sustainable transportation instead. You can use a public transportation such as train or bicycle. Carbon dioxide is harmful to our overall health and the atmosphere.

Save more energy

Don’t leave unused appliances idle for a long time. Saving energy helps decrease the effect of climate change. Also, you’ll save more money and energy at the same time which is good.

Act against deforestation

We Have To Act Quick To Prevent This.

Trees help us in many ways.

It helps fight climate change by absorbing tons of carbon dioxide. In addition, they also help absorb the water in case of floods. There are countless benefits that we get out of plants. We enjoy products made with them like coffee, tea, tobacco and wine. If you want to check out the types of tea plants and their benefits, check out this tea brochure.

The 3 R’s

These simple activities can help our environment a lot. Reducing, reusing, and recycling, are very effective solutions against climate change. Consuming less means more productivity. Reusing helps save money and reduce consumptions. Finally, recycling helps save kilos of carbon dioxide from the waste materials.

These activities are very simple to do. Start your fight against climate change! Together let’s act to achieve a pollution-free environment. Doing these small actions can cause a huge effect on climate change.


Reducing Foodprint with These Easy Steps

Reducing carbon footprint also means taking a look at my food choices. I’m not a vegetarian and I’m not sure if I’m ready to make that level of commitment yet. But I’m gradually weaning myself off too much meat. I prefer taking a slow and steady approach on this. I have a better chance of making this work for me if I don’t feel like being rushed through the process. Here are some things I find helpful as I take on this challenge:


Buying only what’s needed

I find planning meals quite helpful in minimizing food waste. It also made it easier for me to buy only what I need when at the supermarket. With a shopping list in hand, I’m able to avoid buying unnecessary items that often end up in the trash.

Committing to a meat-free day

For someone who loves meat, committing to one meat-free day every week is a big step. It was a huge challenge for me in the beginning. It was quite tempting to cheat when the craving starts. But it got easier in the long run. I could even do this twice a week now. I’m still not prepared to take that leap towards a vegetarian lifestyle. But I’m working on eating less meat now.

Checking use-by-dates

I used to throw items that have reached their use-by dates. But I’ve learned that some foods are still safe to eat even after past the indicated date. I’ve also learned that the best way to avoid letting a lot of food go to waste is to check their use-by dates before I buy them. As for fresh produce, I make sure that I just buy the right amount I need.

Paying attention to portion sizes when dining out

I’ve inadvertently wasted food when dining out in the past. This was back when I didn’t pay much attention to portion sizes. Now I’ve made it a habit to go for the smaller portions. Or simply ordering whatever’s on the menu that I know I can finish on my own.

Taking out what’s left

One simple way to avoid wasting food when eating out is to bring home what’s left. I’ve been doing this more lately. This is one of the things that may not seem like much in the greater scheme of things. But I like the thought that I’ve reduced my foodprint even just a little by doing it.

Car Free Day – The Perks of Driving Less


Taking on a personal challenge to save gasoline not only meant following the advices I’ve read about fine-tuning my car to make it more efficient. I also decided to commit to a car free day at least twice a month, at least in the beginning, to see how it works for me. It wasn’t an easy decision to make since I’m used to driving myself around. It’s always been more convenient for me, especially if I need to rush. Here’s how this car free day have been working out for me. One thing I can say, it has indeed resulted to some savings on my part.


I took a two-pronged approach to this carpooling idea. I enlisted the help of my family and started sending feelers at the office to people who live near me. Luckily, both strategies worked. I was able to rely on both during my initial twice a month car free days. I immediately saw the advantages of the arrangement. All of us who carpooled were able to save on driving costs. While I’m used to driving, I have to say that it was nice to just ride in the car from time to time. Another perk was that it gave me the chance to catch up with my family and friends from work. It was far from the often quiet trips I make to the office on my own.

Public transportation

Taking the bus and subway took some adjustments on my part. I was initially worried about getting late. I’ve experienced being delayed in the past because of unforeseen problems on the road not to mention the unexpected traffic. The only solution was for me to leave earlier than usual. But despite the occasional annoyances and inconveniences, I’m beginning to appreciate the advantages of going for this option. And it wasn’t as stressful as I thought it would be.

Bike to work

I haven’t done this yet although I’ve seen some people at work doing this. I don’t think that I’m ready to make this kind of commitment. But I do see the advantages. One of the biggest draws of this idea is that I’d be getting the exercise I normally have trouble squeezing in my regular schedule. If this works for me, I’d probably be driving less than I still do now.


I may not be walking my way to the office given how far it is from home. But I’ve been doing a lot more walking lately since I started using public transportation. On car free days, I have to walk at least one block from the bus stop. I have to say this whole taking the bus or subway thing has been keeping me fit.