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Carbon Footprint – What it is and What to do?

What is Carbon Footprint?

Carbon Footprint is the pollution emitted through burning of fuel that influences climate change. It is the measurement of the greenhouse gases or carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted by a single person in his or her daily activities.

Effects of Carbon Footprint

Climate Change – as the name implies, it is the change in climate of the earth’s surface that includes temperature, humidity, winds, precipitation, and seasons. A gradual change in climate can affect all organisms living in the planet including plants, animals, and people. It can also cause major reduction in food production, availability of potable water, and health illness.

Resources Depletion – a man made phenomenon causing food resources like plants, animals, water, and other raw material to decrease in a rapid rate. Over consumption and carbon footprints are some of the know causes for the depletion of resources.

Greenhouse Gas Emission – greenhouse gases are emitted solely by humans through their daily activities that causes heat to be trapped and gradually increasing earth’s temperature. These are the gasses emitted through electricity generation and transport related services.

Reduce My Carbon Footprint – What to do?

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. These 3 R’s are the basic fundamental in reducing your carbon footprint. By simply turning off the light when not in use, using reusable utensils than plastic or Styrofoam tools, and walking or biking for short commutes will help a lot in lessening carbon footprint as well as its impact to the environment.

 
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Posted by on June 20, 2012 in campaigns, Environment

 

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Infographic about Carbon Footprint

What to know about Carbon Footprint

 
 

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Anti-Smoking Campaign Heightened

Some say that quitters never win. Our parents, in early age, thought us that we should never give up and always pursue what is best for us. There is even a popular poem “Don’t Quit” that teaches everyone that whatever hardship that you may face, you should not quit. Such rule can be true in many purposes of life and quitting will just result to miserable and unjustified living. However, there are several things about life that needs to be stop early before it gets worst. Just like in the boundary of health and wellness, quitting can be a good sign of becoming healthier.

Smoking is one in the top of the chart that causes severe damage to internal organs, specifically the lungs. Though there are campaigns being carried out by the government like putting a quote packs saying that “Cigarette smoking is dangerous to your health”. Still, such habit does not prevent those who love to smoke in continuing their addiction.

Anti tobacco / smoking campaigns are now being implemented around the world changing the lifestyle of everyone addicted to it includes those so-called second hand smokers. From the past, such campaign is done in the early 1940. It was the Nazi Government led the movement preventing the use of cigarette in public places and transportation. By then, it was the most intensive and powerful anti smoking crusade prompted by the strongest German politician and leader Adolf Hitler.

German Anti Smoking Ad

Today, the crusade is now being administered around the world preventing the use of such destructive addiction in public places such as schools, health facilities, public patio, and parks. No tobacco sales should be allowed below 18 years old which primarily the age where teens start to be addicted. Tobacco ads in all mass media including TV advertisements are prohibited as minors have wide access to these materials. Anti smoking graphics and infomercials are also been launched to inform the public that smoking can really kill.

With strict implementation to the rules and guidelines of this Anti smoking campaign, I think that it will have a bigger chance in not stopping but lessening the use of cigarettes across the globe. Organizations like WHO (World Health Organization) and CDC (Center of Disease Control and Prevention) are committed to implement strict rules and regulations for such campaign. Both groups hope that such movement will motivate everyone to stop or even minimize the use of cigarette especially in public locations.

 
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Posted by on May 24, 2012 in campaigns, Medical

 

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