People from all walks of life and from all corners of the globe come together to demonstrate that by taking personal responsibility each and every person can become agents for positive change in support of sustainable and equitable development.
In this way we can ensure a cleaner, greener and brighter outlook for ourselves and future generations.
Participation in World Environment Day does not require a huge financial investment. It is simply an event with the objective being to get everyone to participate in one way or another.
So….World Environment Day isn’t just one day of the year, it’s about being a part of the solution by taking action and doing something consistently – however big or small. The possibilities are endless but here are eight easy tips that you can do consistently at home;
- Stop using plastic bags – keep them in the console of your car so that you remember more easily.
- Plant a new tree – make it one that bears fruit like a plum or orange tree and in this small way reduce your carbon footprint.
- Organise an annual neighbourhood clean-up providing a positive focus on the earth through our immediate environment.
- Walk to work or…ride your bicycle to and from work a couple of times a week. Great for your health and of course, the earths health as well.
- Minimise your refuse by starting a compost bin.
- Organise an annual River or Seaside clean-up with friends to help reduce the garbage clogging our oceans and waterways.
The next event is World Ocean Day on 8 June and then…Global Wind Day held on 15 June the world over.
Tens of thousands of people globally, will be exploring and emphasising the enormous benefits of water and wind energy. There will be something for everyone; wind farm open days, conferences, exhibitions, workshops and information days to regattas, sporting contests and theatre shows.
Use the events of these two days to improve your knowledge and learn about the numerous benefits of wind energy.
The message is clear; wind energy tackles climate change, it boosts energy independence and it is an intelligent investment.
Some of you will know that even in Feng Shui, wind is an important factor. Indeed Feng Shui is translated as Wind and Water......
Feng translates as wind and signifies the intangible components of life; those aspects that you can ‘feel’ having an effect on you but those that you cannot see or hold onto.
On the other hand Shui translates as water. This would include lakes, rivers, waterfalls, rain, and even swamps. In fact in modern day towns and cities the streets, roads and bridges are also considered to be flowing water.
Some consider water to be the source of everything. Without water there is no life. To prosper all living things need water.
Wind and Water, singularly or together they create forces that impact either positively or negatively on the environment and all living things. Hence, through the professional and skilful application of Feng Shui, we can alter our experience by modifying the forces at play. In this way we can enrich our life.
Together, by improving our knowledge of the environment, implementing small, positive changes into our daily lives and incorporate good Feng Shui principles….we can make a difference.