But before I answer the question, let me tell you first about Alter Space because this is where I get the inspiration for this blog. So, what is Alter Space?
" Alter space is the first Filipino environmental awareness game on Facebook.
Your second chance at building a new world, a new life. Only this time, be mindful of the choices you make because every small choice you make creates a bigger impact in your planet. Your only mission here is to stay happy while keeping your carbon emissions low. So you can live safe from disasters, in your brand new planet.
To complete the game, you’ll have to build a network with your friends' planets so you can eventually turn the grid greener with responsible, sustainable and renewable power."
You may check out their facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/alterspacegame
Click the link below to go to the application game:
Being environmentally-aware is important to me because this involves our earth that we will leave to our children and our children's children. I want them to grow up with a deep concern for our environment.
It was actually only about 3 years ago that I began practicing a green lifestyle after attending a seminar about zero-waste management which involves the implementation of the 3R's - Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle - in a community.
From then on, I have become a frequent user of reusable bags when I do my grocery shopping. I also have made it a point to carry a reusable tote bag wherever I go. I told myself that I would start making simple steps to make a difference for our environment. And I was surprised by how easy it is, really, to make a positive contribution.
The thing that struck me the most is that it really is something that anyone can do regardless of their circumstances. For some of us, we may be doing already a great deal in reducing our carbon footprint and we just don't know that we are already on the road to living an eco-friendly life. Well, that's good. Let's just continue to empower ourselves even more and be an advocate of change. My wish is that soon, our home will become a green home, too, just like the one below.
There are a zillion ways to reduce our carbon footprint, BUT I would like to limit my tips on how to conserve energy or lower carbon emissions when it comes to taking care of our children. Anyway, it should really start in our own home, right? And as parents who love our children, we should be good role models in living a green lifestyle.
Use hand-me-downs: clothes & toys. I have 3 daughters and my eldest is already 11 years old. My 2nd and youngest wear hand-me-downs from our eldest who is already 11 years old. Same thing with toys, I got to preserve the toys of their "ate" for my 2 younger kids to play with. We've saved so much by doing this.
Co-sleep with your children. My hubby and I share room with our 3 daughters to save on electricity.
Recycle. Wash any bottles or glass materials that can still be used, pile up cardboards and any paper products that can be recycled. I let my kids do their art on the back of used papers. We don't throw away papers unless they are "super-used" on both sides. When it comes to plastics, if we can't avoid using them, the least we can do is to recycle them.
My desire is for my daughters to continuously experience life living under a blue sky, breathing fresh air, and enjoying nature's wonders as given by God.
A well known ancient Proverb says:
“We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.”
I guess in essence what this proverb means is that the earth belongs to the children and we need to be respectful of them by safeguarding their futures with what we do today.