Friday, April 22, 2016

HAPPY EARTH DAY!


It’s Earth Day today.  It’s the 46th year of this movement.  It was in 1970 when we celebrated it first... when people started to be conscious of different environmental issues... it was also the year I was born.

Earth Day reminds me of things I enjoy, gifts of nature that are showered upon us.  

MAGNIFICENT SUNSETS...
PUNDAQUIT, ZAMBALES (2012)
CORONG CORONG, EL NIDO  (2014)
ZAMBALES  (2015)
BORACAY   (2011)
MY FAVORITE TREES...



LEURA, AUSTRALIA  (2008)
MOUNTAINS, CAVES, FISHES...
SAMPALOC LAKE, SAN PABLO LAGUNA  (2011)

EL NIDO  (2014)
 

From www.earthday.org  ---  "This Earth Day and beyond, let’s make big stuff happen. Let’s plant 7.8 billion trees for the Earth. Let’s divest from fossil fuels and make cities 100% renewable. Let’s take the momentum from the Paris Climate Summit and build on it.    Let’s start now. And let’s not stop."

In my own little way... I continue to be conscious of the actions I make to save earth.
We built  a “green home”.  One that is facing east, to get the full benefit of sunlight through out the day, minimizing the use of electrical lights.  We installed BIG windows to let the sunshine in, sunrise till sunset. BIG windows also mean, letting the summer air in.  In this scorching 43 degrees, we survive using only electric fans.
I planted fruit bearing trees around the house.  It gives off oxygen, and I enjoy its produce. I also do a bit of organic gardening.  Kitchen waste materials go into the soil to sustain my arugula, herbs, and the trees.
GUYABANO AND ATIS
HONEYDEW
BOKCHOI
We build furniture, from recycled materials.
PALLET DAY BED
PALLET COFFEE TABLE 
I know these are just small means of helping mother earth.  But its a start.  Looking forward to doing more things for HER.  We have only one EARTH to take care of.... a home that has given us wonderful gifts in our everyday lives.