Traveling and Caring for Our Environment

I just learned through a fellow blogger that June 5, 2012 was declared as World Environment Day by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) . I was happy reading her post about it — I believe that all of us who are “earth dwellers” should make an effort towards taking care of our environment.
I tie this in, this taking care of our environment as we travel. You see, I have seen quite a few times how some travelers would leave their trash as they travel. Some would do so in beaches and some do on the buses they travel on. I find this quite sad, this not only bothers other beach goers and bus passengers, to me, this shows a lack of discipline and care for our environment.
According to my fellow blogger, this year’s theme for World Environment Day is Green Economy. I checked out the UNEP website to find out more about this. UNEP defines the Green Economy “as one that results in improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities. In its simplest expression, a green economy can be thought of as one which is low carbonresource efficient and socially inclusive.”  To me, I would just simply define a green economy as one where all earth dwellers strive towards taking better care of our environment in all possible ways. This would mean that we make sure that we conserve energy, be responsible for our garbage, and promote to everyone we know that they can do the same. My fellow blogger, also has green ideas that rocks (or rock) which you might also like to check out. Thanks to her really, I learned more about the World Environment Day.
I really think we should talk more about taking care our environment. After all, what gets talked about gets done. Now, my dear reader, how about you? In what ways are you taking care of the environment where you are and as you travel? You can share some of your thoughts here or better yet, talk about them to your family, your friends, and the people around you.
You can check out this cool animation video on Green Economy: Does It Include You from UNEP.

Note: This post is also linked with Green Monday.

2 thoughts on “Traveling and Caring for Our Environment”

  1. nice and informative post. The theme for this year is about green society. I do hope that many people can be more aware of living a greener life. Thanks for joining and hope you can join our give away too.

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