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The Eco pioneer in 21st century

No cooking, no driving, no TV, no hot bath……can you image a life like this?

A British lady Joan Pick says, she is pretty good with this. In fact, she has been doing this for more than 35 years.

Pick was a scientific advisor of energy industry, she realized that the energy consumption is immensity, she started her low carbon life to prove that people can still live a good life without the great waste of energy.

 She started her new life and have been doing this for more than 35 years.

Over the years Pick eats only raw vegetables and never light on the oven, and she never uses the washing machine, car, gas or the heating system.

 

As a writer and a marketing researcher, Pick lives a really busy life. But busy as she is, she still does not forget to exercise every day. After a 3 or 4 hours work, she will go out for a 2 hours running for buck up. Every night she’ll do a lot of aerobic exercises such as boating and spinning. Before she gets into bed, skipping and hula-hooping help a great sleep.

When asking if the living style of low carbon is annoying, Pick says, everyone is in the different position in the society, and I am a pioneer.

Five tips of live a low carbon life

Low carbon life, is not only for the health of us, but also for the health of our world. As a tribe group of “low-carbon”, how could you miss all this?

Tip No.1

Low carbon trip, try public transport but not private cars.

What is the best way of going out? The answer is no longer “By car”. In fact choose not to drive your own car once a month will help you decrease a 9.8 kilograms carbon emission per year. If you travel, try to avoid driving a car. The public transport such as bus, subway or even ride a bicycle would be a good choice.

Tip No.2

When you are shopping, try not to buy the over-packaged produces. The carbon emission of the paper that used to package is a large number. The production of 1 kilogram paper contains 3.5 kilograms carbon emission, and it is disposable.

Tip No.3

Disposable things might be clean and healthy, but actually they are not as good as you think. They are not only unclean and unsanitary, but also a waste of energy. The Oil that we use to produce them is also disposable. Stop using the disposable things such as disposable paper cups, disposable tooth brushes and disposable bags.

Tip No.4

If you leave your computer unused for a short time, but don’t want to turn it off. The “sleep” button on the key board can do you a favor. Turn your computer into the sleep mode can save 50% energy.

Tip No.5

Replace the incandescent lamps in your house with the energy saving lamps. The energy consumption of the incandescent lamps is 20 times as the energy consumption of the energy saving lamps

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When is the World Environment Day

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The World Environment Day ( WED) is an annual activity, which seeks to be the most influential environmental protection day with the most participants around the world.

The World Environment Day was firstly established by the United Nations General Assembly in the year of 1972 to tap thier potential of acquiring the knowledge with relevant fields and to motivate people to have more care about the global environment, such as encouraging people to focus on politics and to have individual activities.

By establing the WED, the UN Environment Programme has made these environmental problems appealing to every individuals. It has let everyone become aware of the responsibility for thier own and it also proves that everyone can be the promotor of making sustainable development for the mankind.

Meanwhile, the World Environment Day is also one of the main means of promoting the the environmental protection awareness for both the individuals and the government.

The first World Environment Day was on 1973. World Environment Day is hosted every year by a different city with a different theme and is commemorated with an international exposition in the week of 5 June. World Environment Day is in spring in the Northern Hemisphere and fall in the Southern Hemisphere.

Now many people may ask , when is the World Environment Day ( WED ). The answer is June 5th in each year.

Topic of the World Environment Day in 2009 :Your Planet Needs You-UNite to Combat Climate Change
Topic of the World Environment Day in 2010 :MANYSPECIES•ONEPLANET•ONEFUTURE
Topic of the World Environment Day in 2011 :Nature at Your Service

The topic in this year, 2012, for the World Environment Day is : Green Economy: Does it include you?

the logo of 2012 World Environment Day

The UN Environment Programme defines the Green Economy as one that results in improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly alleviating environmental risks and ecological scarcities. For a simple expression, a green economy can be thought of as one which is low carbon, resource efficient and socially inclusive.

What we can say is that a Green Economy is one whose growth in income and employment is driven by public and private investments that reduce carbon emissions and pollution, enhance energy and resource efficiency, and prevent the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services.

This typical topic or put it in another way of thinking, a deep and thorough question for every one of us, for protecting the environment, saving the water, gas saving, electricity saving, etc, do not functions with a typical group of enthusiastic volunteers, it does means that this meaningful activity includes every individuals, by asking ourselves how much have we done truly for our mother planet, we may go farther in the protection.