WE’RE CELEBRATING WORLD EARTH DAY ON THE 22ND APRIL 2016
And, you can celebrate World Earth Day too!
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Well, it’s a place to start, after all; did you know that Cyprus has the ignominious reputation of being the 2nd-worst nation in Europe for the creation of waste per capita at 75% going to landfill. In contrast with the EU average of 28% that goes to landfill. Strangely the Danes throw away even more. That was a surprise!
And ‘recycling’ fairs even worse, with only 13% being recycled and 12% being composted. Given the size of the island, and the population density. It doesn’t seem unreasonable to at least make a little more effort. Granted; recycling depots like the one near ourselves (Polis Chrysochous) albeit immaculate, are considered a little out-of-the-way and in no way (our view only) encourage people to do more recycling. In fact, the 3 or 4 times we have been there; we were alone. So, there must be more we can do to make people aware that these services exist.
EARTH DAY IS ABOUT CREATING A LITTLE MORE AWARENESS!
Did you know, the concept for it was first launched in 1970, so it’s not just a load of ‘johnny come lately do-gooders’. They have a really cool website: www.earthday.org where you can learn more about how you can do more for the environment. No-one looking for total observance of all things ‘green’ because doing a few things differently can make a huge difference.
EAT LESS MEAT
You could try to eat less meat, earth day organisers promote going meatless on Monday’s – why not? Everything in Moderation!
BUY LOCAL PRODUCE
Food on the supermarket shelves always used to be seasonal. Sure, it’s great to have the wealth of choice available every day. But, honestly Grapes from Chile? Could live without that we reckon!
It’s difficult to reduce what wraps just about everything you buy. However, as has been very well publicised recently; Plastic is a Problem! Check out this interesting story commented on by the Cyprus Sustainable Tourism Initiative (“CSTI”). Who is up for making some of these machines here in Cyprus? Read more at PreciousPlastic.com
Turn your food waste into soil. If you have the space this is a great way to provide food for your plants and vegetables. Of course it is!