Blog Action Day 2009 – Climate Change

In case you’re wondering, the blog action day is the day when the blogsphere unite to talk about a subject that relates to all of us, and this year’s subject is the climate change.

Today I won’t be writing about what the climate change is and its bad effects on our planet, I’m pretty sure you lately came across several articles about that (just in case you didn’t, here’s something for you). This post will be more about what we as individuals can do in our not-so-ecofriendly country, also known as Lebanon.

Zouk Power Plant
Photo by Antoine Kater

  1. Carpooling on a daily basis is hard I know, and our transportation sucks big time that’s for sure, but I know that I can leave my car home at least twice or more each month and reach my destination either with a friend or in a bus. And so can you!
  2. Do turn off lights when you don’t need them! That’s the least you can do to help the environment. (and to reduce your electricity bill of course!)
  3. Recycling! If you do work then let your boss know that Sukleen CAN collect recyclable materials upon request. So contact them as soon as possible and let them collect your paper trash for recycling.
  4. Think twice before you print, do you really need that document in hard copy?
  5. Plant a tree if you can, the environment will love you for that.
  6. … and the list goes on…

I know my post alone might not convince you to make a slight change in your lifestyle to help reducing the effects of the climate change, but just wait until the end of the day and see how much blogs will be talking about the same matter! Then you’ll know how serious it is! Oh and make sure to also check this shocking post from Travel Blog Magazine.

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14 Responses to Blog Action Day 2009 – Climate Change

  1. Liliane October 15, 2009 at 8:01 am #

    As long as we keep spreading the word and people not being in the shade anymore and knowing about this, it will be better. Stay tuned for October 24, it’s the global action day for Climate Change!

    I try to carpool a lot (ma khass that am lazy :P) I like to do a lot of “factorisation”, ya3ne why not? And many people keep unwanted light on.. I hate that

  2. Lara Z October 15, 2009 at 8:10 am #

    Car pooling should be more practiced in Lebanon. I share the car everyday with my dad to go to work. Sometimes we have to wait for each other, or make compromises but its worth it. Less pollution, less traffic, more family/social bonding.

    And someone should tell Edl that they are supposed to turn the street lights on at night instead of during the day.

    Nice post and very nice picture that fits the theme perfectly

  3. Fadi October 15, 2009 at 3:34 pm #

    The things is that people think their little acts make no difference, but if it is replicated by others, than yes it makes a difference! Car pooling for example is a great solution for Lebanon which lacks public transports. Look at people on the highway between Jounieh and Beirut, there’s only ONE (or max two) people per car…this is so wrong.

    In France, they have websites about car sharing so people can actually share a car with a total stranger and we know that in Lebanon, everybody knows everybody so it will never be “a total stranger” – check it out: http://www.covoiturage.com

  4. Jad Aoun October 15, 2009 at 11:14 pm #

    Buy recycled products! I know this going to sound weird but when I’m in Lebanon, I always buy toilet paper made from recycled paper. Its not pure white and sometimes you can see black ink spots but it does the job well.

  5. Serpico October 16, 2009 at 5:08 am #

    Come on guys global warming is good for us in Canada. After the -40 winters we’re pushing hard for global warming here 😛

  6. Benjamin Geer October 30, 2009 at 8:49 pm #

    Let’s also try to get OPEC to stop blocking international climate change negotiations.

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