Nowadays, forests around the world are being destroyed to make tissue products, however you can help stop this terrible action by pressing producers to use recycled content and clean manufacturing processes.
Tips: Making Smart Shopping Decisions To Save Forests
1. Buy paper products with recycled content – especially post-consumer fibers.
Look for high recycled content products, post-consumer fibers are recovered from paper that was previously used by consumers.
2. Buy paper products made with clean, safe process.
Tissue products are bleached to make them whiter and brighter(they put more chlorine in bleached processes). Look for products labeled otally chlorine-free (TCF) or processed chlorine-free (PCF). In some cases, elemental chlorine-free (ECF) may be acceptable.
3. Tell tissue manufacturers to stop using virgin wood for throwaway products.
Tell the brand company to use more recycle fibers, if that brand doesn’t have any recycled content.
Saving forests also helps reduce global warming pollution.
The food choices that we make every day have a deeply effect on our surounding . From farm to fork, growing our food, processing it and transporting it all use colossal amounts of energy, water and chemicals.
If you can’t keep your kids away from computer game or can’t tell them not to spend much time on internet. Why don’t you just guide them to where you know it’s fun and safe for children.
Recently launched eco-oriented online edutainment for kids ‘Ecobuddies.com’ is a safe online virtual world where your children can socialize, play games, create avatars, enjoy purchase and customize things. It was designed for kids aged between 5 – 12. Log on for them and start instilling green values in your kids at www.ecobuddies.com.
The voting of New 7 Wonders of Nature is coming to the final round. Announced by the New7Wonders Foundation on July 21, 2009, 28 names of the finalist were chosen by panel of experts based on its unique beauty, ecological significance, and historical legacy. (There are 261 landmarks all over the world suggested and it was cut down to 77 nominees by polling in an early stage.)
The finalists includes Amezon Rainforest, Dead Sea, Galapagos, Great Barrier Reef, Halong Bay and Black Forest just to name a few (of course you can see the full list of the finalists in www.new7wonders.com).
You can also vote by internet (simply log in to the website) or phone before the winners will be announced in 2011.
All I hope now is the wonders still be wonders after all these has passed. Tourism will not harm the nature, will it?
Source: nationalgeographic.com, new7wonders.com, AP News