Monday, September 08, 2008

Go Green Mommies


When every human being on this globe is talking about global warming, who is more concerned about the future?

Any guess?
25 members of global warming commission?
President of the USA?
UN?
Nah…….

It’s the Mothers . Yes. Amma; Mommy; Aayi; Amme; Mom; whatever u call her.

It is the Mother who is very concerned about the future of the Earth. May be she is little selfish and not worried about the earth but for her child she is worried about the environment. And I can see that she is taking all the possible measures she could to protect her child and the earth.

What? You need proof?

I do not have any Audio or video proof But in my everyday life, I can see the concerned eyes and the worried whispers from the new Mommies.

According to a research, the average American generates four pounds of solid trash per day, for a grand total of 1,460 pounds per year. Americans are the number one global trash offenders. Every day, we dispose of approximately 200 million tons of the stuff. Less than one-quarter of it is recycled, leaving the rest for land fills and incinerators.

Wow…..Thats a good number huh? Yes It is.

Why is that? Living in America is both good and bad. You have to do everything by yourself. From cooking to bathroom cleaning . Servant maid? No way. They earn more money than we do. Not everyone can afford a servant maid and we dont prefer that either.

So when we have lot of people over for dinner or lunch, to make things easy, we are inclined to use plastics/paper plates which are easy to store and easy to throw which produces lot of 'Not so earth friendly' garbage.

But for the last few months, I can see the difference that Mommies are restricting the use of plastics and they are ready to do the extra work of cleaning the vessels. Trying to take their reusable bags along to the vegetables market though we cannot get everything in a small bag. Following the husbands and the little ones to switch off the lights and the AC`s when it is not in use. Cleaning the refrigerator by throwing unwanted which in turn uses less energy.

So tell me now, who is alteast trying to save the earth? Do you agree?


So if you are a mom/dad/uncle/aunty, who hasnt started worrying about it yet, Please think about it.

Lets try to present a safe and a beautiful world to our next generations. Thanks for your cooperation Mommies

What can we do which doesnt affect our daily routine but still helps the environment.

  • Seperate recycleable garbage
  • Use public transportation
  • Use foam cups as a substitute of plastic cups.
  • Try to stay cool with the Fan and avoid AC
  • Use the sunlight to dry your clothes and avoid dryer.
  • Load the dishwasher only if it is full.
  • Print 2 pages per sheet and both the sides. ( Dont say that your company is paying for the paper and the catridge and you dont care. )
  • Wear good outfit and lower your thermostat during winter.
  • Use reusbale water bottles and if you are buying mineral water, please buy the cans and not the 16 oz bottles.

Thanks in advance

Ponnaththa

4 comments:

Kitchenmate said...

malar:
chance-se illa.. First time here and very much enjoyed staying here. Keep up your great work!
I love this very idea of "go green" and i am already into it. This is the only way we can save mother earth and contributing to our future generation :)
Way to go malar.. had fun... have fun :)

Ponnaththa said...

Thanks Karthi. You were my impression to post this post :)You were the first woman other than me who showed the concern about saving the earth for our Kids. :)Thanks to you too.

Anonymous said...

Very nice to see a posting like this and at the right time. Now almost everyone are thinking about "go green" after spoiling our great mother nature to the extent we all can. Very good message to your blog readers. Keep up the good work Sandaikozhi.

Still guessing who I am!

Ponnaththa said...

Thanks for your comment "Mr. Who am I"......Ya....I contributed a good amount to spoil our Boomi thai.....I'm really trying to do my best now.